Iran News Round Up September 11, 2012
(E) = Article in English
- Iran, close to the Ahmadinejad government, criticizes Hojjat al-Eslam Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, head of the Chief Inspectorate. According to Iran, two days after the name of Pour-Mohammadi’s assistant was mentioned in the $3 billion embezzlement case, the assistant has passed away. Iran accuses Pour-Mohammadi of profiting from bulldozers imported from Dubai and buses from China.
- Baztab-e Emrouz attacks Kayhan editor Hossein Shariatmadari, whose family, according to the news agency, are in Europe and North America "living on public funds."
- Ahmadinejad accuses “the enemies” of stealing Iran’s rain to cause drought.
- Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, Tehran temporary Friday prayer leader: "Canada is not a powerful and important state. And in the course of its history it has shown that it blindly follows the United States."
- News stories on the sharp increase in the price of the U.S. dollar in Iran:
- Iranian media asks Ahmadinejad about the rise of U.S. dollar to 260,00 rial: "What did you have for lunch today...? I never said [foreign currency] would be cheaper, but we are trying to improve the situation... You asked about anything but important questions."
- Mrs. Kiani-Rad, the Central Bank's foreign exchange deputy, refuses to comment on the issue.
- Kayhan editor Hossein Shariatmadari accuses "world Zionism," the United States and "local profiteers" of manipulating the exchange rate.
- Tabnak tries to explain that the increasing price of the U.S. dollar could "theoretically" be beneficial.
Photo of the Day
- Mehran Mirazaei, world youth free style wrestling champion.