(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation)
- Parliamentarian Mohammad-Sa’id Zakeri publishes a critical note in Iran asking why some authorities do not take accusations of Abbas Palizdar seriously, and attacks among others, Tehran judge Mortazavi who is involved in the Palizdar case.
- Mortazavi calls Zakeri “mentally unbalanced.” More here.
- Office of Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi denounces Palizdar’s disclosures on the ayatollah’s economic enterprise.
- Aftab elaborates upon rumors on change of provincial governors at a time when the ministry of interior is being directed by an acting minister.
- The Iranian president attacks the market economy and announces a “revolution to come” in Iranian economy through transfer of ownership of publicly-owned companies “to the masses.”
Religion, Culture, and Society
- Agah-Sazi condemns the national police’s sudden announcement that cars with a certain license will be fined, and calls it “garrison state method of societal management.”
- In an interview with Asharq al-Awsat, an unnamed Arab official expresses his worries about the incentive package of the 5+1 group to the Islamic Republic, which he fears recognizes Iranian hegemony in the Persian Gulf.
- Foundation for the Defense of the Values of the Sacred Defense [the Iran-Iraq war] starts the process to reclaim the residence of British ambassador to Tehran, the garden of Qolhak, which the foundation says has been leased to Great Britain only for 100 years.
- Ahmadinejad on his way to Malaysia.
- Asr-e Iran publishes more details about the alleged U.S. attempt to kidnap the Iranian president while he was visiting Iraq.
- UNHCR praises Tehran’s handling of refugees over the past decades.
- Iran and U.S. experts work together to save cheetahs.
- Said Jalili, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, says the Islamic Republic is ready to negotiate the nuclear issue with the 5+1 Group.
- Iran ready for win-win talks.
Photo of the Day
- Crowded Tehran sidewalk.