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Iran News Round Up

  • Parliamentary chairman says confessions by U.S. hostages defuses enemy plots.
    • Expediency council secretary echoes same line.
    • Leading cleric praises Iranian TV for broadcasting forced confessions.
  • Iran’s new UN ambassador outlines his priority: “Maintaining Iran’s inalienable nuclear right.”
  • Imprisoned Trade Union leader Mansour Osanlou to be charged with “acting against Iran’s interests.”
    • White House response to date on labor union crackdown in Iran: none
    • State Department response on labor union crackdown in Iran: none
  • Ahmadinejad meets head of Hamas in Damascus.
  • Iran and Syria reaffirm strategic alliance.
  • Armenian leader “impatiently” awaits Ahmadinejad visit.
  • Iranian judiciary chief visits Africa.
  • How Iran is spinning the Michael Moore visit.
  • Banning the flying of the national flag at half-mast so as not to insult God.
  • Waiting list for Harry Potter in Iran, as publishers ready Farsi bootleg,.
  • Picture of the Day: Would-be martyrs listen to sermon, University of Tehran.
Michael Rubin — 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 ...

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