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Ahmadinejad Kicks Diversion Efforts into High Gear

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

In the lead-up to his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up to his old tricks. And sadly, the global community seems to be falling for them.

Ahmadinejad To Deliver "Peace" Message To UN Assembly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who sparked outrage last week by again calling the Holocaust a "myth," will bring a message of peace to the Uni...

Iranian Regime Faces Worst Enemy Yet: Itself

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Iranians could empathize with Palestinians Friday more than ever, but not in the way that Iran's self-proclaimed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wanted them to.

Ahmadinejad's Genocidal Rosh Hashana Speech Dashes Obama's Hopes for Breakthrough Talks

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

The fact that Ahmadinejad launched his tirade on the eve of Rosh Hashana, surrounded by the leaders from Gaza, is an uncomfortable reminder to President Obama and other world leaders.

Ann Curry Asks Ahmadinejad: Did You Steal This Election? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NBC News' Ann Curry traveled to Tehran for an exclusive interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is the president's first interview si...

Morgenthau's Axis Debunked

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The text of Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau's September 9 Wall Street Journal op-ed, with rebuttals for 21 incorrect statements in the text.

Ahmadinejad's New Cabinet Is More Conservative Than Ever | Gareth Smyth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet nominations, scheduled for a parliamentary vote this Wednesday, reveal a shift towards figures suspici...

Iran: So Far Away, But Also Mine

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My cousin in Iran called my uncle often in the early days of mass protests and police crackdowns. Those moments full of hushed tones and furrowed brows would snap us back to the reality of the situation.

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Ahmadinejad: Female Ministers Will Be Part Of Iran Cabinet

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday he would propose at least three female ministers in his new cabinet following Iran's disputed election, a...

Iran's Revolution Leaders Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri And Hashemi Rafsanjani Struggle For Power In Tehran

Spiegel International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the wake of a bogus election, the deadly harassment of protesters and squabbling among hardliners, everything seems to have changed in Tehran. Two ...

Ahmadinejad Purges Iranian Spy Agency

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Beirut -- Iran's president has conducted a purge of the nation's Intelligence Ministry, sweeping aside ranking officials with decades o...

Do We Really Need to Vote?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sybil Adelman Sage

Ahmadinejad's response to the election protesters was, "It is not important who voted for whom. What we need is national greatness." An effective cost-saving measure might be to eliminate the voting as it appears to be irrelevant and misleading.

Obama Admin Considering Cutting Off Iran's Gasoline Imports If Nuke Talks Rejected

New York Times | David Sanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is talking with allies and Congress about the possibility of imposing an extreme economic sanction against Iran if it fails t...

Happy Inauguration Day, Dr. Ahmadinejad: Don't Count on Success

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

Next week Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to be inaugurated for a second term in office as Iran's president. He faces a hornets' nest.

Must it be Business as Usual as the People of Iran Hang in the Balance?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Citizen lobbies and elected representatives have to ask this simple question: do we have to do business with people who do business with the Mullahs?

Mr. Ahmadinejad

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

Mr. Ahmajinedad, world leader with the creepiest smile, did not count each hanging chad, and therefore doesn't hear Sieg Heil as often as the Great Di...

Engage Iran's Citizens, Isolate Its Government

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

The U.S. government lays right where the Iranian hard-liners have placed it with thirty years of intransigence -- uncertain of how to act and ever-hopeful of cooperation.

Twitter Revolution and President Obama: This time Let's Stand Up With Roozbeh and the People of Iran

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Twitter may have succeeded in proving to the world how much the Iranian people want change, but Internet technologies cannot deliver real freedom and hope.

Goodbye/Hello 11 "Iran's Clerics Give Green Ray Of Light And Hope To Opposition"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patt Cottingham

There is clear evidence that within the Islamic republic there is a growing movement away from the denial of a people's rights toward transparency and truth.

Iran Now Harder To Bomb: Commentary

GlobalPost | Michael Moran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- In the weeks since moderate Iranians threw down the gauntlet to the conservative clerics who run their lives, Israel has watched the unfol...

The Clash of Islam and Democracy in Iran

Dilip Hiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dilip Hiro

Khamanei has won the immediate battle, but the conflict between hard-liners and reformists is far from over. The demographic make-up of Iran favors their reformist adversaries.

In Solidarity with the Iranian People!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today the Iranian people are gagged. Today the Iranian people are counting their dead, their wounded, and the disappeared. Today Iranians' most fundamental rights are systematically and brutally violated.

People Who Suck at Math (Ahem, Iran Election Riggers)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Ph.D. candidates performed a mathematical experiment, looking at "digit frequencies" in the vote counts to come up with a statistical probability that the election was fair. The probability came out to .005.

White House Hits Back At Ahmadinejad

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House has accused Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of seeking to blame the US for unrest following Iran's disputed election....