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Iranian Election

Britain Expels 2 Iranian Diplomats

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown criticized Iran on Tuesday for expelling two U.K. diplomats from Tehran for alleged spying, and announced t...

Obama On Iran: World "Appalled And Outraged" Over Iran Violence

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Dramatically hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the vi...

Four Reflections on the Iranian Uprising So Far

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

I have been glued to the Internet all week watching Iran's chaos unfold from the outside. Following are some key lessons learned, regardless of the outcome of the fallout.

Iranian Girl Shot: Neda Becomes Symbol Of Rebellion In Iran

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANNA JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — She lies in the Tehran street with her headscarf half-off, blood pooling around her jeans and white sneakers. "Don't be afraid, Neda de...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Issues Sternest Warning Yet To Protesters

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Riot police cracked down anew on demonstrators in Iran's capital on Monday hours after the feared Revolutionary Guard threatened to crus...

Demonstrating for Freedom

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Vines

As mass protesting and violence continue to rage through the streets of Tehran, Iranian-Americans and sympathizers gathered at the U.N. Saturday to demonstrate on behalf of Iranian freedom.

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

Five Reasons Why The Iranian Pre-Election Poll Can't Be Trusted

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Moore

If we can believe the poll, and the authors' arguments, it's plausible that Ahmadinejad did in fact win the election with more than 60 percent of the vote. But don't be fooled.

What President Obama Should Say About Iran 's Election

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

President Obama may well find that no matter who is elected president of Iran, the chances of a negotiated rapprochement will be far greater than it has been in the past 30 years.

Khamenei Speech Angers UK

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's Foreign Office said Friday it had told an Iranian diplomat it was concerned by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's critic...

Iran's History of Civil Insurrections

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

There has been a longstanding Iranian tradition of such largely nonviolent civil insurrections against imperialist powers and autocratic rulers. No outside power is needed to convince the Iranian people to rebel.

Ron Paul Is Sole "No" Vote On Iran Resolution

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House voted 405-1 today for a resolution in support of the Iranian dissidents and condemning the ruling government. And the one man who opposed it...

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Iranians Of Protest Crackdown

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader sought Friday to end the deepening crisis over disputed elections with one decisive speech _ declaring the ...

A Way Out Of The Iranian Stalemate

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Bradley Jansen

By declaring a new run-off between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi, Khamenei could uphold the law and will of the council while simultaneously assuaging the protesters.

Paul Wolfowitz: Obama's Silence Endorses Ahmadinejad

washingtonpost.com | Paul Wolfowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's first response to the protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, almost neutral stance designed to avoid "meddling" in Ir...

The Green Revolution Belongs to the Iranians, Not the United States

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

To seriously question the Iranians' ownership of their struggle serves the interests of a brutal regime and risks undermining the morale of individuals participating in a true peoples' movement.

John Kerry: McCain Should Try Listening To The Iranians

nytimes.com | JOHN KERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE grass-roots protests that have engulfed Iran since its presidential election last week have grabbed America's attention and captured headlines -- ...

Dispatches From a Twitter Revolutionary

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Olien

I hope @SupremeLeaderK gets it together and intervenes on behalf of all of us @Mousavi supporters. Then I can finally relax and catch up on Hulu.

Stand with Iran in Black and Green

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have courageously taken to their streets to stand up for democracy. Why not millions of us here in the home of free expression?

Iran Rally: Mousavi Calls Demonstration To Mourn Dead Protesters

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ANNA JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Hundreds of thousands of protesters dressed in black and green flooded the streets of Tehran on Thursday in a somber, candlelit s...

I Never Thought I'd Be Rooting for Iran

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The people in Tehran's streets have made it possible to begin to see past Ahmadinejad. I have to get used to Iran not as a cartoon bully, but as my neighbor. It is a nation of people, as we are.

Void the Elections or Risk Violence

Shirin Ebadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Ebadi

Security forces have killed an estimated four students, many others have been injured. According to the students themselves, 300 of their brethren have been arrested in these past few days.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Orders End To All "Deviant News Sites"

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran directly accused the United States of meddling in the deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election and broadened i...

Grand Ayatollah's pronouncement is sign of disintegrating regime

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

In case you missed it, another blow to the Iranian regime's legitimacy was delivered yesterday when the Grand Ayatollah Montazeri issued a statement d...

Iran and the Paradox of Paradise

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

The contradictions between a modern state and one based on the Quran are simply too great. The issue of theocracy comes down to that.