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Iran News Round Up

  • Iran belittles U.S. concern over arrest of Iranian-Americans.
    • “Open Society Institute of George Soros is a Zionist organization that provides funds for this type of spies.”
  • Ahmadinejad: UN Security Council resolutions do not hurt us.
    • Security Council is “illegal and unfair”
    • Swiss firm signs gas deal worth more than 10 billion Euros.
    • Iranian negotiator arrives in Germany to seek new EU concessions.
  • Supreme Leader says Iran will stay the course; no change of behavior.
    • “The free and independent nation of Iran shall not beg for their rights from the hegemonistic powers because their experiences over the past 28 years have taught them that they can attain their rights through wary resistance.”
  • Iran and Kazakhstan expand military cooperation.
  • Iran condemns U.S. anti-al-Qaeda operations in Somalia:
    • “All the US wants is to create turmoil and hold them in thralldom so that the natural resources could be plundered by western consortiums while the Zionists fan across these countries to feed like parasites. The strategic location of Somalia is of particular interest to the Zionists, who have been active of late in East Africa, both to pre-empt any Islamic resurgence and also to control the headwaters of the Nile so as to choke the agricultural based economies of Sudan and Egypt”
  • Picture of the Day: Ahmadinejad implores Muslims to rise up for Allah.

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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