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Politics in the Persian Street

Qom: the most religious city in Iran; the well-spring of the Islamic revolution; and the location of the latest secret nuclear facility to be discovered. Years ago I passed through Qom on my way back to Tehran from central Iran. … Continue reading

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Another IAEA Loss of Legitimacy

As if the ongoing North Korea and Iran debacles aren’t enough, the IAEA and its unfit head Mohamed ElBaradei have provided yet more reason to doubt their legitimacy and incompetent: Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed … Continue reading

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Why does Iran want nukes?

With recent revelations of a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear facility for uranium enrichment and a recent fit of long range missile testing, the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambition is reaching critical mass. However, what’s lost in the frenzy of media … Continue reading

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The effects of a Japanese head of the IAEA

Yukiya Amano, a Japanese diplomat and long-time government specialist in arms control and nuclear nonproliferation, has been elected to be the next director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The end of three terms of Mohamed ElBaradei is an … Continue reading

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Iranian Paranoia On Display

* Iranian envoy: CIA involved in Neda’s shooting? – Iran’s ambassador to Mexico has said that the death of online martyr Neda is “suspicious” and says that the US CIA may have been behind the killing. He said that the … Continue reading

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Iran’s election results map

Via Irantracker (showing Iran’s official results) certainly points to an overwhelming Ahmadinejad victory. Consider, however, this image taken from the province of Isfahan where these results show Ahmadinejad took, by considerable margin, every single city: Via madyar on twitter (courtesy … Continue reading

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Man on the street reporting from Tehran

With Iranian officials booting foreign journalists out of country and cracking down on domestic news agency’s not towing the party line, twitter is doing a remarkable job of filling the information gap. Some suggested twitter profiles to follow for up … Continue reading

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Ahmadinejad wins Iran’s Presidential election

IRNA is reporting that primary results from today’s presidential election show incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has won in an apparent landslide. <blockquote>According to the head of Elections Headquarters Kamran Daneshjoo, Ahmadinejad has recieved 69.04 percent of the counted votes until … Continue reading

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Saudi Barbarism or Iranian Propaganda?

So I happened across this article and was prepared to post it with a comment on how barbarous this Saudi proposal appeared: A Saudi inventor’s proposal to insert semiconductors subcutaneously in visitors and remotely kill them if they misbehave will … Continue reading

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Iran’s influence in post America Iraq

With a rather large exception¹, that has some of his political base less than pleased, President Obama has nailed down his campaign promise for US withdrawal from Iraq. As of August, 2010 Iraq will “officially” enter it’s post America form … Continue reading

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