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Iran News Round Up

(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation)


  • Agah-Sazi publishes part of the official “confession” of Abbas Palizdar: “[T]he criminal case against the accused, Abbas Palizdar, son of Safar, upon his disclosure of official and secret classified documents concerning security issues and matters of state, and also raising accusations against sources of emulation, the clergy and authorities of the holy regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a widespread reflection of these untrue matters in Western, counter revolutionary, and hostile media, the aforementioned person is under active criminal investigation… During the interrogations he has claimed that he was appointed secretary of the investigative committee of the Judiciary by suggestion of Dr. Mohammad Dehghan and confirmed by Mrs. Ajorlou….”
  • Germany-based Iranian writer Faraj Sarkouhi says Ahmadinjead fears not getting reelected.
  • Kayhan questions Ahmadinejad’s claims that the Americans planned to kidnap him in Iraq and assassinate him in Rome.

Military and Security

  • Commander Shabani of the Revolutionary Guards, an expert in Sistan va Baluchestan province, says Jundallah terrorist group leader Rigi is trained and armed by the British forces in Afghanistan.
  • Air defense system of Western Tehran activated in response to a flying object.



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Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.


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