The Corner

Iran News Round Up

(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his help in compiling)

Politics

  • Khedmat says the Ahmadinejad government’s investment in infrastructure is twice as great as that of the Khatami government.
  • Jahan says Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf held meetings with Iranian monarchists in Paris, who intend to establish a government in exile under the leadership of Iranian Crown Prince, Reza Pahlavi.
  • Photo essay of Khomeini’s return (tomorrow marks the 29th anniversary).

Religion, Culture, and Society

  • New Tehran Symphony conductor cannot perform miracles.
  • Former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi says his latest book has been subjected to severe censorship.
  • Tabnak condemns publication of Mohammad-Mansour Hashemi’s book Din-Andishan-e Motejadded, Rowshanfekri-ye Dini az Shariati ta Malekian [Modernist Religious Thought – From Shariati to Malekian], which attacks the ideology of Ali Shariati, one of the theoreticians of the Islamic Revolution.

Security

  • Tabnak reports more members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization are deserting from Camp Ashraf in Iraq to start a new life.
  • Admiral Abbas Mohtaj appointed deputy head of security by the minister of interior.

Nuclear Issue

Diplomacy

  • Belgian foreign minister praises Iran’s regional role.
  • A large Iranian parliamentary delegation visits the Bahraini parliament.
  • Speaker of Parliament Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel considers his conversations with Egyptian authorities fruitful.

Economy and Trade

Human Rights and Labor

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