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Iran News Round Up

(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation)





Religion, Culture, and Society

  • Yazd Municipality prohibits Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri’s concert in praise of Mowlana Jalal al-Din.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran hails Ferdowsi, the creator of the national epic of Iran, whose mausoleum risked destruction in the early years of the Islamic Republic due to the revolutionary leaders’ accusations against him as “the praise singer of usurpers and unjust rulers.”  More.
    • Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism organization Esfandiar Rahim-Mashayee claims Ferdowsi was the architect behind “Shi’a nationalism in Iran.”
  • E’temad Melli discusses the expansion of the Imam Reza mausoleum in Mashhad.

Human Rights and Labor

Nuclear Issue

Military and Security

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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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