Iran News Round Up

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A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by Ali Alfoneh, Ahmad Majidyar and Michael Rubin.  To subscribe to this daily newsletter, please visit this page, fill out the "New Subscribers" section, and check "Iran News Round Up" listed under "Projects." 

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  • Reactions to the dismissal of Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki:

    • Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei delivers a speech at the Foreign Ministry:

      • "During the long years of service of the ninth cabinet, there was always a sincere and close relationship between me and our commendable brother Mr. Mottaki...."

      • "Change in Mr. Ahmadinejad’s cabinet is constructive and positive … Change does not undercut Mottaki’s qualifications. No one questions his qualifications and competence..."

      • "There is a website close to a parliamentarian… which has falsely claimed that Mashaei decides the cabinet ministers. This website and its magazine is the gate to hell."

    • Parliamentarian Reza Akrami: "Even in villages they ask why he [Mottaki] was sacked in this way."

  • Reactions to Ahmadinejad's sacking of National Youth Organization Director Mehrdad Bazrpash:

  • Judiciary Spokesman Hojjat al-Eslam Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ezhehi says Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi faces corruption charges.

    • Ezhehi adds: "Should it be expedient for the regime, we would arrest the heads of the sedition today."

  • Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani warns against "narrowing the circle of principalism."

  • Academic Sadegh Zibakalam: "I think Mr. Ahmadinejad is trying to find someone dependent on him to run for president, so he does not lose power himself and can become president after four years."


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