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Iran News Round Up

(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation)



  • Chaharbahar Free Trade Area signs a memorandum of understanding with Afghanistan.
  • Iran and Gambia to cooperate on shipping.


Religion, Culture, and Society

  • Ayatollah Moqtadayee, in a vague reference to religious innovators such as Qabel and Soroush, warns against “religious deviations which bring Shi’a beliefs to the slaughter house.”
  • Ya Lesarat al-Hossein weekly condemns cleric Hadi Ghaffari, fire brand preacher of the early years of the revolution, who in a speech has talked of historical Iranian figure Babak Khorram-Din as a “martyr” thereby, according to the weekly, spreading ethnic unrest in Iran.


Military and Security


  • Sobh-e Sadeq’s media analysis discloses a conspiracy against the Iranian government in the Iranian press.

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