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Iran News Round Up

  • Ebrahim Madadi, vice president of Bus Drivers union, charged with acting against national security. Sent to Revolutionary Court.
    • Bush, Rice remain silent on continuing labor crackdown.
  • Rafsanjani wants the American people to apologize for Lee Bollinger’s treatment of Ahmadinejad.
    • Former President Khatami also condemns Bollinger.
  • Ahmadinejad meets with Christian, Jewish “leaders.”
  • Headline: “Ahmadinejad: The World doesn’t need America.”
  • Former President Muhammad Khatami condemns U.S. Senate for seeking sanctions on the Revolutionary Guards, which he says are integral to Iran.
    • CIA and State Department still see IRGC as separate, distinct from Iranian leadership?
  • Iran denies halt in nuclear program.
    • Ahmadinejad, based on ElBaradei’s assurances, says nuclear file on Iran is closed.
  • Iran says oil rationing has saved it $3 billion.
  • Banks departing Iran under Western pressure will not be allowed back.
  • Ahmadinejad on his way to Venezuela, Bolivia.
  • Picture of the Day: World leaders line up to meet Ahmadinejad in New York.

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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