Iran News Round Up

A selection of the latest news stories and articles published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by AEI Critical Threats Analysts.

A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by Ali Alfoneh, Ahmad Majidyar and Michael Rubin.  To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online.
(E) = Article in English


  • Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei addressing judiciary officials in Mashhad urged the three powers of the state to cooperate with each other:
    • "The cabinet, the legislature and the judiciary are all at the unified front of defending Islam, the Iranian nation, and independence and identity of the country in the face of the struggle of the arrogant powers. By avoiding peripheral and hostile issues, they should help each other..." 
  • According to Farda News, the following individuals are considering running for president in 2013: "Mohsen Rezaei, Ali Larijani, Said Jalili, Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel, Kamran Baqeri Lankarani, Ali Nikzad, Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi, Ali-Akbar Salehi, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, Manouchehr Mottaki, Ali-Akbar Velayati, Hassan Rowhani, Mohammad-Ali Najafi, Eshaq Jahangiri, Mohammad-Reza Aref, Mohammad Khatami, etc..."


Military and Security

Nuclear Issue

  • Khamenei comments on "the mayhem against the Islamic Republic" when it comes to "human rights" and "nuclear energy":
    • "These bullying powers who falsely call themselves 'the international society' are trying to bereave the Islamic Republic of Iran of popular support... The main target of the sanctions imposed by the arrogant powers is to pressure the people to the degree that they abandon the Islamic regime, but thanks to divine wisdom, this conspiracy too will come to naught. They do not yet know our people and our authorities... They are themselves struggling with unsolvable and serious problems, while Iran, thanks to divine benevolence, has all the facilities needed..."   



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