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Iran News Round Up

  • Iranian official hints at linkage between nuclear program and U.S.-Iraq talks.
  • Friday Prayer leader Ahmad Jannati on democracy, U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
    • Isfahan Friday Prayer leader: Nations of the world hate America and find it with honor.
  • Former UN official Denis Halliday tells Iranian radio Bush’s goal is genocide.
    • I think the goal of Bush and the hawks at his administration is to decimate Iran, to diminish the Iraqi people, to allow millions to become refugees or million Iraqis to die.
    • Many Americans are not literate. They don’t have access to good media, they don’t hear the truth from Al Jazeera or BBC or overseas radio…
  • Clashes between U.S. army and Jaysh al-Mahdi kill nine in Karbala.
  • Picture of the Day: Pilgrims in Mashhad.

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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