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Iran Newslinks 26-27 July, 2009
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:41

27 July, 2009

Iran intelligence minister sacked
BBC News – UK
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked one of his ministers, a day after he was forced to cancel the appointment of his vice-president.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8169839.stm

One Way to Help Iran Protesters: Donate Thumb Drives
Wall Street Journal – USA
By Andrew LaVallee The creators of a program aimed at counteracting Iran’s Internet filters have issued a call for something that lies around unused on …
blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/07/27/one-way-to
-help-iran-protesters-donate-thumb-drives/

Gates Says US Overture to Iran is ‘Not Open-Ended’
New York Times
By ELISABETH BUMILLER JERUSALEM—Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned Monday that the American overture to engage Iran in talks about its nuclear program …
www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/world/middleeast/28military.html

Gates: US Wants Iran Answer on Nuclear Talks by September
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Obama administration hopes Iran will respond to an offer for talks on its nuclear program soon.…
www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-27-voa6.cfm

Israel, US keep up pressure on Iran
Washington Post
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel affirmed during a visit by the US defense secretary Monday that it was still considering military force for thwarting Iran’s …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/07/27/AR2009072700213.html

Human Rights Watch blasts Iran lawyer arrests
The Associated Press
Human Rights Watch detailed several cases of arrests of lawyers in Iran and said others have been threatened and told not to talk to media— especially …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
jGSJEAPs_r2T2wxsL5G3t4z-jajQD99MM9R80

US Hopes Iran Response on Atom Talks By September
New York Times
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Obama administration, having offered to engage Iran over its disputed nuclear program, hopes for a response to the overture by …
www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/07/27/us
/politics/politics-us-usa-iran-gates.html

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: More Threats from Iran
By midnight rider
Jafari has made similar comments in the past as part of the ongoing war of words between Israel and Iran. Last March, Jafari warned Israel that its nuclear facilities are within range of Iranian missiles and Iran would strike back if …
ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-threats-from-iran.html

Iran’s Rafsanjani defies clergy criticism
By DPA
TEHRAN – Iranian ex-president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani Sunday defied criticism from the country’s leading clergy, continuing to insist on the release of all political prisoners.
blog.taragana.com/n/irans-rafsanjani-defies-clergy-criticism-121356/

Human Rights Watch blasts Iran lawyer arrests | Home Other …
CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch says authorities are arresting prominent human rights lawyers in Iran to stop them from representing detained protesters in the aftermath of June’s disputed presidential election.
www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId
=490628&publicationSubCategoryId=200

Human Rights Watch blasts Iran lawyer arrests
The Associated Press
CAIRO — Human Rights Watch says authorities are arresting prominent human rights lawyers in Iran to stop them from representing detained protesters in the …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jGSJEAPs_r2T2wxsL5G3t4z-jajQD99MKO5G2

Clinton to Iran: Your nuclear weapons pursuit is ‘futile’ | Video Cafe
By David
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC’s Meet the Press that the US is doing everything possible to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “We’re going to do everything we can to prevent you from ever getting a nuclear …
videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/clinton-iran-your-nuclear-weapons-pursuit-fu

Judeopundit: Ahmadinejad: “the 10th presidential election in Iran …
By Yitzchak Goodman
“The first hegemony shattered immediately after the victory of the Islamic Revolution was the bipolar system dominating the world,” Ahmadinejad said, addressing a gathering of Iran’s ambassadors to European countries. …
judeopundit.blogspot.com/2009/07/ahmadinejad-10th-presidential-election.html

t r u t h o u t | Iran’s Opposition Asks to Mourn Iconic Victim
Tehran, Iran — Iran’s opposition leader asked authorities Sunday for permission to hold a memorial service for victims of last month’s post-election unrest, including a young woman whose death was caught on video and became a symbol for …
www.truthout.org/072609W

Sic Semper Tyrannis : Analysis: Iran – Crowds and Power – Richard Sale
By turcopolier
By Richard Sale, Middle East Times Intelligence Correspondent What dictators like Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic and Ayatollah Khomeini had in common was their grasp of the blunt truth that whoever controls the streets controls the …
turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2009/07/
analysis-iran-crowds-and-power-richard-sale.html

Revolusjonsgarden militariserer Iran – document.no
By Hans Rustad
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims he won the presidential election, and other pro-reform leaders appealed to Iran’s top Shiite religious figures over the weekend to speak out against the growing crackdown. …
www.document.no/2009/07/revolusjonsgarden_militarisere.html

Clinton: Iran pursuit of nukes ‘futile’
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Iran will never achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear weapon, …
www2.seattlepi.com/articles/408459.html

26 July, 2009

Revolutionary Guard tightens hold in Iran crisis – Yahoo! News
The Revolutionary Guard tightened its already powerful hold over Iran during the post-election turmoil, raising alarm among some Iranians that it is …
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090726/ap_
on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_revolutionary_guard

Hillary Clinton: Iran’s pursuit of nukes ‘futile’ – Mike Allen and …
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Iran will never achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear …
www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25426.html

Iran’s hard-liners face off over cabinet
Christian Science Monitor
By Iason Athanasiadis | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Istanbul – A fresh outburst of protests was repressed in Iran Saturday as the …
www.csmonitor.com/2009/0726/p06s12-wome.html

NewsDaily: Clinton says Iran’s nuclear pursuit is “futile”
By Sue Pleming
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that Iran would not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon and reiterated Washington’s commitment to protect close ally Israel from any threat posed by Tehran.
www.newsdaily.com/stories/n26510641-us-iran-usa-clinton/

Hillary: No Nukes in Iran Ever! “ Right Pundits
By Bryan McAffee
But your pursuit is futile, because we will never let Iran —
nuclear-armed, not nuclear-armed — it is something that we view with great concern, and that’s why we’re doing everything we can to prevent that from ever happening. …
www.rightpundits.com/?p=4426

Roger L. Simon “ Iran: Hillary, yes! Barack, no!
By Roger L Simon
That most emotionally disconnected of presidents, Barack Obama, underscored his deep weirdness when it took him a full week to get on the right side of the continuing democracy struggle in Iran. Even then one wonders if Obama still …
pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2009/
07/26/iran-hillary-yes-barack-no/

RealClearPolitics – Clinton’s Challenge to Iran
By Jim Hoagland
The underlying subject for today is the evolving U.S. discussion on Iran’s nuclear weapons capability. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew attention to that subject last week with a few ill-considered words in a televised town hall …
www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/
07/26/clintons_challenge_to_iran_97627.html

Revolutionary Guard tightens its hold on Iran during post-election …
By Hamza Hendawi
Revolutionary Guard tightens hold in Iran crisisCAIRO — The Revolutionary Guard tightened its already powerful hold over Iran during the post-election turmoil, raising alarm among some Iranians that it is transforming the Islamic …
blog.taragana.com/n/revolutionary-guard-tightens-its-
hold-on-iran-during-post-election-crisis-121247/

Revolutionary Guard tightens its hold on Iran during post-election …
The Revolutionary Guard tightened its already powerful hold over Iran during the post-election turmoil, raising alarm among some Iranians that it is transforming the Islamic Republic into a military state.
www.washingtonexaminer.com/world/ap/51739397.html

Breitbart.tv “ Clinton to Iran: ‘Your Pursuit [of Nukes] is Futile’
Politico: Hillary Clinton: Iran pursuit of nukes ‘futile’. CommonSense July 26th, 2009 – 11:09 am. What an unbelievably EMPTY THREAT! There is NO ONE who takes this seriously! I think she said the same thing earlier, “It is unacceptable …
www.breitbart.tv/clinton-to-iran-your-pursuit-of-nukes-is-futile/

Protesters across globe decry Iran’s abuses – Democratic Underground
LONDON – Protesters across the world on Saturday called on Iran to end its clampdown on opposition activists, demanding the release of hundreds rounded up during demonstrations against the country’s disputed election.…
www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/
duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x3986442

Clinton says Iran’s nuclear pursuit is “futile”
Reuters India
By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that Iran would not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon …
in.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINN2651064120090726

Iran’s Ahmadinejad dismisses two ministers: report
Reuters
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s re-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed on Sunday the intelligence and culture ministers, a news agency reported. …
www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSTRE56P14H20090726

Clinton says Israel should be patient on Iran
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is implicitly urging Israel to give US policy on Iran’s nuclear ambitions a chance to work. …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
iZfgLuKrg3QBRltJ0qQMIzgIohdQD99M62BO0

Moussavi seeks permission for mourning ceremony in Iran
By DPA
TEHRAN – Iranian opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi applied at the interior ministry for permission to hold a mourning ceremony for the victims of the recent protest demonstrations, ILNA news agency reported Sunday.
blog.taragana.com/n/moussavi-seeks-permission
-for-mourning-ceremony-in-iran-121106/

Israel concerned over US “umbrella” on Iran “ The Early Today
By christarzan
The technological setbacks also drew renewed attention to Israel’s concerns about a nuclear-armed Iran and the possibility that it might lean further in the direction of a go-it alone strike against the country’s atomic facilities. …
earlytoday.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/
israel-concerned-over-us-umbrella-on-iran/

Jihad Watch: Khomeini on Iran: “Let this land go up in smoke …
By Robert
After all, the ruling Islamic mullahs in Iran are driven in part by a messianic Shiite theology, one that supports suicide bombers striking civilians. The regime’s founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, once said: “Let this land go up in smoke, …
www.jihadwatch.org/archives/027022.php

200 Seattle marchers gather in global day of solidarity to protest …
Seattle Times
Dozens of marchers wore green — the color embraced globally by supporters of the Iran protests — and many of their signs and T-shirts memorialized Neda Agha …
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/local
news/2009539105_iranrally26m.html

Iran opposition asks to commemorate unrest victims
Washington Post
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Opposition leaders in Iran want to organize a ceremony to commemorate pro-reformers killed since the disputed presidential election, …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/07/26/AR2009072600682.html

US Renews Diplomatic Push in Middle East
Voice of America
US defense officials say Gates will discuss issues that include Iran’s nuclear ambitions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-26-voa1.cfm

US: Parade of officials to caution Israel
The Associated Press
Washington also wants Israel to shelve any plan for a military strike to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities, arguing that Obama’s offer of engagement and …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
g8oOlTbI6fJwEB1gvfKnXDu8LwTgD99LQMGO0

aangirfan: Sex in Iran
By Anon
Janet Afary has written Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. (The New York Review of Books) Afary provides evidence that, in Iran, men have been allowed to “penetrate” boys, so long as the boys are young and beardless.…
aangirfan.blogspot.com/2009/07/sex-in-iran.html

Iran: We Can Strike Israels Nukes — KOPYME
By johan
The Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that Iran would strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if the Jewish state attacked it, state television reported. If.
kopyme.com/2009/07/iran-we-can-strike-israels-nukes/

US Senate votes to interfere in Iran affairs
By admin
In another sign of interference in the internal affairs of Iran, the US Senate has ratified a plan to curb what it calls censorship in the Islamic Republic.
www.prisonplanet.com/us-senate
-votes-to-interfere-in-iran-affairs.html

Iranian News, Iran Politics, Iran Election Pictures, Videos …
By admin
Clinton’s Iran Indiscretion Washington Post The underlying subject for today is the evolving US discussion on Iran’s nuclear weapons capability. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew attention to . …
www.proiran.com/clintons-iran-indiscretion-washington-post/2009

How far is Syria ready to go to appease the US?
Jerusalem Post
But it has yet to show signs of a real policy shift vis a vis its ally Iran or its leading proxies. And just how far Syria, which wants to be acknowledged …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1248277
888405&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Another Iran protester dies in jail: report
AFP
Iran’s opposition leaders have warned against mistreatment of the detainees and called for their unconditional release.
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5iF1hUf9I-LV_9dW5M49Olyfv_pfw

Thousands protest Iran vote in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle
(07-25) 16:58 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of demonstrators shouting“Free Iran” thronged San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Saturday to show solidarity …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=
/c/a/2009/07/26/BAES18V69H.DTL

Clinton’s Iran Indiscretion
Washington Post – United States
The underlying subject for today is the evolving US discussion on Iran’s nuclear weapons capability. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew attention to …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/07/24/AR2009072401955.html

Syria ready to ‘play role’ in solving Iran-West disputes
Tehran Times – Iran
Syria’s Foreign Minister says Damascus can mediate between the Islamic Republic and the West to settle most debated disputes including Iran’s nuclear …
www.tehrantimes.com/Index_view.asp?code=199566

Instapundit “ Blog Archive “ IRAN UPDATE: Iranian Police, Militia …
By Glenn Reynolds
IRAN UPDATE: Iranian Police, Militia Attack Opposition Protesters. But while the attacks are to be taken for granted, the big news is that the protests are still going on. “As night fell, Iranians across the city gathered on their …
pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/82484/

timesofmalta.com – 13 of the dead in Iran plane crash were crew
“Nine of the crew members killed in the incident were citizens of Kazakhstan and the remaining four were Iranians,” Reza Jafarzadeh, the spokesman of Iran’s aviation organisation told the official IRNA news agency on Saturday. …
www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090725/
world-news/13-of-the-dead-in-iran-plane-crash-were-crew

Pajamas Media “ Ignoring Iran, Apologizing for the Weather
By Claudia Rosett
Ignoring Iran, Apologizing for the Weather. Secretary Clinton in India proves that the Obama administration has its priorities mixed up. July 25, 2009 – by Claudia Rosett. Read the rest of the story here. Bookmark and Share …
pajamasmedia.com/blog/apologizing-for-the-weather-ignoring-iran/

Iran opposition urges clerics to fight ‘oppression’
AFP
TEHRAN — Opposition leaders called on Iran’s top clerics on Saturday to intervene to prevent “oppression” by the authorities, as a detained protester was …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5ihWLVlrAB9stn8fOIutgZYy5wi-g

Jailed journalist speaks at Iran rally in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
AP CHICAGO – An Iranian-American journalist who was jailed in Iran for four months was the keynote speaker at a human rights rally in Chicago. …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap
-il-iran-globalprotes,0,340580.story

Controversial figure in Iran moved from one key post into another
CNN International – USA
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed Esfandyar Rahim Mashaie as his adviser, a day after the controversial political …
edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/07/25/iran.ahmadinejad.mashaie/

Iran Warning: Israel’s Nuclear Sites Within Reach
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Iran’s Revolutionary Guards corps is warning it will respond to any attack by Israel with a strike on nuclear sites in the Jewish state.…
www.voanews.com/english/2009-07-25-voa17.cfm

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