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Friday, July 29, 2005CYRUS NASSERI ARRESTEDCyrus Nasseri, one of the senior Iranian negotiators with both the European Union’s so called “Big 3” and the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been arrested.
KHAMENEH'I MUST GO, SAYS AKBAR GANI (URGENT)Sunday, July 24, 2005 “Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i is no more the leader, having overstepped his legitimacy by not responding to his Islamic duties. He must step down”, says Iran’s most prominent political dissident Akbar Ganji.
IRAN’S BORIS YELTSINSaturday, July 23, 2005 Just over a month ago Sa’id Mortazavi, the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor in Tehran, agreed to receive the wife of one of the many political prisoners languishing in his jails. The visitor wanted Mortazavi to know that her husband, then in the third week of a hunger strike, was nearing death.
IRAN RELATIONS DEGRADES FAST WITH EU'S "Big 3"Friday, July 22, 2005 With less than two weeks to oath taking by Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad, the relations between Tehran and its main European negotiators on Iran’s controversial atomic projects crosses a “zone of turbulence”, Iranian and European analysts observes.
OLD FOES IRAN AND IRAQ TO OPEN NEW CHAPTERWednesday, July 20, 2005 Iraqi Prime Minister Ebrahim al-Ja’fari ended on Tuesday 19 July 2005 a three days official visit to Tehran that some analysts described as “historic” and “opening a new, landmark” in the troubled Baghdad-Tehran relations.
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC TO EXPORT 40.000 "HUMAN TIME BOMBS"Friday, July 15, 2005 As the European Union and many other nations in the world observed two minutes of silence on 14 July 2005 commemorating and mourning the victims of the 7 July terrorist attacks in London, the Islamic Republic of Iran is quietly preparing 40.000 "human bombs" to be used against the West, targeting in particular Israel and the United States.
APPEAL TO WORLD MEDIA FOR AKBAR GANJIWednesday, July 13, 2005 As the case of one of Iran’s prominent journalists hits an international dimension, more voices inside and outside the country are calling for his unconditional release from jail.
IRAN’S PRESIDENT-ELECT FACES FIRST CHALLENGESFriday, July 8, 2005 Ten days after his surprise election to the presidency and one month before taking office officially, Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad is experiencing his first political turbulence, with some hard line lawmakers and clerics urging him to “purify” the society from Western, un-Islamic “impurities”.
AHMADI NEZHAD THE "OSOULI"Saturday, July 2, 2005 It may take some time before the shock caused by the election of Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad as the sixth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran is absorbed. But one thing is already clear: The election signals the beginning of the first major shift in the balance of power within the Khomeinist regime since 1981.