The Corner

Iran News Round Up

  • Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s representative to talks (and its former liaison to Hezbollah) gives a back brief on his talks with U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
  • Supreme Leader on U.S. government: “colonial, bullying, arrogant and expansionist.”
  • Tehran acknowledges Iranian pressure on third country banks, oil firms.
  • Iran’s post-negotiation reality:
    • Arrest of several thousands “hooligans,” women not wearing proper Islamic dress.
    • Haleh Esfandiari, other American hostages, charged with spying.
  • SCIRI leader Abdulaziz Hakim discharged from Tehran hospital, where he was receiving cancer treatment.
  • Iran hangs alleged terrorist.
  • Picture of the Day: Ensuring Iranians know the only acceptable interpretations.

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.