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Iran News Round Up– Part II

(Thanks to Ali Alfoneh for his compilation)

Politics

  • According to Agah-Sazi, both Hojjat al-Eslam Rouhollah Hosseinian’s allegations against Mohammad Khatami’s reform movement blaming them for the serial murder of dissidents and intellectuals in the 1990′s, and Commander Nazari’s reopening of the 1999 student uprising issue, serve the purpose of weakening the position of the former president.
  • Rajab-Ali Sadeghi, provincial governor of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, says the Iranian president has cancelled his trip to the province.
  • Behzad Nabavi denies meeting with Tehran mayor Qalibaf.

Military and Security

  • Revolutionary Guards to form new missile unit.
  • Three Revolutionary Guardsmen are killed in clashes in northwestern Iran
  • Official Islamic Republic of Iran historian Abdollah Shahbazi participates in the debate on the bombing in Shiraz, defends two of the arrested Shirazi youth, and instead blames England for the terrorist act.
  • Commander Ali Shamkhani, former minister of defense and former Revolutionary Guards commander in Khuzestan province, discusses the early history of Mansoroun revolutionary group in which Mohsen Rezai also was a member.

Diplomacy

Nuclear Issue

Trade

Human Rights and Labor

  • 12 striking sugar cane workers arrested.

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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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