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Tuesday, November 29, 2005PRESIDENT SEES LIGHT SURROUNDING HIMranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad's comments have been published on the Iranian website, baztab.com.
TEHRAN RENEWS WAR ON CULTURESaturday, November 26, 2005 After a period of some tolerance under former president Mohammad Khatami, Iran is now experiencing a cultural clampdown. President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad is implementing the hardest of hardline ideological tendencies in the cultural arena, consistent with his belief that his administration should prepare the country for the reappearance of the hidden imam (who is now more than a thousand years old). To this end, Ahmadi Nezhad has taken a host of provocative steps regarding:
WHY IRAN CAN'T BE TRUSTEDThursday, November 24, 2005 Within the next week or so the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency will have to decide whether or not to refer the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations' Security Council for alleged violations of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). We must thus expect a great deal of smoke-and-mirror diplomacy on all sides as no one knows how to negotiate this dangerous bend on the road.
IRAN'S DISCONTENT GENERATIONMonday, November 21, 2005 They are well-heeled, sophisticated and full of energy. And, yet, since last August they have faced a growing sense of boredom because, for the first time in years, they have plenty of time on their hands with nothing to do.
AHMADI NEZHAD FACES CHOICE BETWEEN MODERATION AND CONFRONTATIONWednesday, November 16, 2005 Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, the leader of the Islamic Republic acknowledged that the man he firmly backed for presidency is under mounting pressures both at home and abroad, due principally to his lack of experience.
AS IAEA IS TO MEET ON IRAN, US SAYS IT HAS EVIDENCE ON IRAN’S LIESMonday, November 14, 2005 With barely ten days before yet another of the endless meetings of the United Nations nuclear watchdog over the controversial Iranian atomic program, American intelligence sources have revealed the existence of “serious efforts” from the Iranians to build a nuclear weapon, according to “The New York Times”.
AHMADI NEZHAD'S ANTI-ISRAELI OUTBURST SPLITS IRANIAN LEADERSHIPFriday, November 4, 2005 As the wave of international indignations continues against recent declaration of Iranian President calling for the destruction of the Jewish State, the damaging statement shattered the Iranian regime’s most sacred totem and driving principles.