(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his assistance in compiling)
Argentine prosecutor general claim the Islamic Republic’s motive behind the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires was commercial. Tabnak, close to former IRGC chief Mohsen Rezai, criticizes Iranian diplomacy’s inactivity in the face of developments.
Seventeen members of parliament try to gather support for a vote of no confidence to minister of interior.
Government Spokeman Gholam-Hossein Elham: “The government has not created any barriers against the work of political parties.”
Economy and Trade
Qalibaf: “Make this thing about the role of the oil price clear. We had inflation when oil was $10 per barrel, and now that oil price reaches $100 we also experience inflation. We are all victims of populism.”
Religious scholar and eschatologist Esma’il Shafi’i Sarvestani: “The U.S. invasion of Iraq, and U.S. support to the Zionist regime serves the single purpose of delaying the day of doom and the return of our Lord, the ‘Imam of the Age’.”
Hojjat al-Eslam Mohammad-Reza Madih, newly appointed head of the Basij Resistance Force for theological seminaries: “The Basij Resistance Force operates at 640 theological seminaries in the country.”
[Sunni] Sheikh Yousef Qaradawi: “Iran’s nuclear program is no threat to the security of the countries in the Gulf. As a part of the Dar al-Eslam [Abode of Islam], Islamic countries are obliged to support Iran.”
Human Rights and Labor
Three student activists Mansouri, Ghassaban and Tavakoli found non-guilty of several charges, to be freed after eight months of imprisonment on Saturday.