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Iran News Round Up

[Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation; (E) designates English link]

Economy

  • Behzad Ghareh-Yazi explains how Iran became a net importer of grain.
  • According to Agah-Sazi News, blackouts in Iranian cities are due to poor government planning.

Trade

Military and Security

  • Azad University Dean Jasbi criticizes the composition of the Basij Resistance Force and says if the armed militia is to play a role in the politics of the Islamic Republic, it should allow all Iranians to join.
  • The Islamic Republic commemorates the Masad Operation during in which the Revolutionary Guards pushed back the Mojahedin-e Khalgh’s attempt to invade Iran.

Media

Politics

  • Parliamentarian and economist Khosh-Chehreh says the president attempts to ascribe economic failures to the Supreme Leader.
  • Parvin Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president’s sister, wins a car in a bank lottery.

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