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Tag: Ahmadenijad

A Moderate Mullah in Iran

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Elections in Islamic Countries

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Elections in Iran

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Netanyahu and Obama

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2013 Food for Thought

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Bibi vs Mahmoud

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Middle East Suicide

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Special Relationship

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AP / Bebeto Matthews

Iran May End Uranium Enrichment

From stinking up his hotel with food to decrying U.S. involvement in 9/11, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made quite the splash in New York this week. And now Ahmadinejad has served up a surprise by declaring his country would consider ending uranium enrichment.

Posted on Sep 24, 2010 READ MORE

AP / Musadeq Sadeq

Diplomacy of Our Lives

In a response fit for a wronged lover, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected a renewed effort from the U.S. to engage diplomatically, saying that President Barack Obama’s call to talks contained “three or four beautiful words” but that the U.S. had yet to change its ways.

Posted on Apr 3, 2010 READ MORE / Iranian state television

Gender Trouble in Iran

In a move that seems more apropos to the “girlie men” critique that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once used against opponents, Iran has published an image of a student activist in Islamic chador and maghnaeh in an attempt to humiliate the man.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 READ MORE


Iran’s Soccer Censorship

As protests in Iran continue, the extent to which the government will go to silence dissent has sunk to even further depths of ridiculousness. Protesters at a Tehran soccer match chanted and waved green banners, to which government censors responded by delaying the telecast of the game and editing out the crowd noise and close-ups.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009 READ MORE

AP / Ben Curtis

Protest Returns to Iran

Protest returned to the streets of Iran Friday after an annual rally in support of the Palestinian cause turned into a massive demonstration against the government and the disputed presidential election three months ago.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009 READ MORE


The Making of Iran’s New Cabinet

The Iranian parliament has approved the first woman Cabinet minister, Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic. Parliament also gave its blessing as defense minister to a man wanted in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people.

Posted on Sep 3, 2009 READ MORE


Ahmadinejad Stacks Cabinet, Risks Splinters

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is building his new Cabinet and—surprise!—he has purged it of anyone in his previous Cabinet who dared voice a word of criticism. Some observers say Ahmadinejad is risking the wrath of his fellow conservatives, who have accused him of hoarding power by installing loyalists with little experience in governing.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


And the Ayatollah Says ...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said Friday there was no fraud in last week’s presidential election and demanded an end to massive street protests. He warned that political leaders supporting such protests—words aimed directly at losing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi—would be responsible for any violence.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 READ MORE

AP Photo / Stephen Chernin

Ahmadenijad on Iranian Gays, Jews, Nuclear Program

Addressing harsh criticism from Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, as well as allegations about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran, the status of the Iranian Jewish population, his take on Israel and his country’s nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad raised as many questions as he answered during his controversial appearance at Columbia University on Monday.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007 READ MORE

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