[Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation; (E) signifies English link]
- Rafsanjani criticizes the Ahmadinejad government: “During the war with Iraq, we could not develop the country, but our job was easy as soon as the war was over. During the past three years on the other hand we have not developed…”
- Hojjat al-Eslam Do’a-Gou, Friday prayer leader of Shemiranat, says the Palizdar affair was the “campaign trick” and a “conspiracy to marginalize the clergy in the politics of the Islamic Republic.”
- Agence France Presse reports more European sanctions in an attempt to encourage the Islamic Republic to cooperate with the IAEA.
- (E) Non-Aligned Movement backs Iran’s right to nuclear technology.
- Syrian president Bashar al-Assad arrives in Tehran for nuclear talks.
- Supreme Leader: We will not take one step back
- Ayatollah Jannati urges Iranians to show patience in the face of economic hardships.
- The Islamic Republic government announces an immediate $20 billion withdrawal from the foreign exchange reserve.
- Mehr News analyzes the economic viewpoints of Hosseini, Minister of Economy and Finance nominee.
- Fars News Agency publishes the views of Hosseini’s professors about him.
- The authorities announce timetable of next week’s blackouts in Tehran.
- (E) Vietnam to develop Iranian oil field.
Human Rights and Labor
- Jannati: “Only those in the service of the foreigners and living abroad criticize hangings in Iran.”
- (E) Kurdish teachers protest against death sentence for Kurdish teacher.
Religion, Culture, and Society
- The Supreme Leader’s personal representative in Ardebil says Wahabis are to blame for discord among Muslims.
- Dean of Theological Seminary of Qom Ayatollah Moqtadayi warns against what he calls “false mysticism” and “untrue sects” who “spread corruption and superstition” as a “special service to the enemies.”
Photo of the Day
- Watching solar eclipse in Iran.