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Iranian opposition leader denied contact with daughters

An Iranian opposition leader and his wife, living under house arrest for almost two years, have been denied contact with their three daughters.

Op-Ed: Why Iran Will Use The Bomb

Today, discussions are raging across the globe as to Iran's true nuclear intentions and how the world should respond. Yet the primary question is a very simple one. If Iran does develop nuclear weapons, would they use them? The history does not bode well.

Op-Ed: Green Regime Change in Iran

Since 1979, the Islamist regimes ruling Iran have violated every civilized convention known to man. They have massacred up to 100,000 of their own citizens and exported terror as far away as Argentina. Should the world help the Greens change all that?

Students in Iran prepared for new street protests

Massive demonstrations are expected in Iran on the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran (Wednesday, Nov. 4). Opposition leaders are urging their supporters to take part in street rallies.

Iran News Roundup, October 14, 2009

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei may be in a coma. The regime launched a probe into opposition cleric Mahdi Karroubi. A top Ahmadinejad official's daughter applies for asylum in Germany. Russia balks, China talks, and AMPAS wraps an Iran film seminar series.

Blacklisted Iranian Actress to Appear with AMPAS in Los Angeles

AMPAS is launching a week-long series on Iranian film to be hosted at UCLA and the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater. Guests include ten Iranian film artists now in L.A. Among them is actress Fatemeh Motamed-Aria, who was reported to be blacklisted in Iran

Ahmadinejad Proposing Female Ministers for His Cabinet

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man reelected as President of Iran in June's heavily disputed election, has announced that he wishes to include at least two female ministers in his new cabinet.

The Persistence and Ingenuity of the Iranian Opposition

With the Iranian authorities quick to crack down on any street protests organized by opposition supporters, those wishing to show their disdain for the Presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are resorting to more unusual tactics to get their message across.

Iran Bans Celebrities, Writers From State TV, Radio

In response to the many artists, writers, celebrities, filmmakers and politicos who actively supported Mousavi and the Green Revolution, the Ahmadinejad regime has created a blacklist of Iranians who will no longer be welcome on Iran state TV or radio.

Mousavi Accuses Iranian Authorities of Torture

As over 100 opposition supporters go on trial in Iran, facing a variety of charges related to the demonstrations that followed June's disputed election, two leading opposition figures have come out with yet more fierce criticism of the authorities.

Iranian police arrest mourning protesters in cemetery memorial

Iranian police arrest protesters who were mourning the victims of the unrest that followed the June presidential election.

140 Detainees Released by Iranian Authorities

There are continuing signs from Iran that the authorities in the country are beginning to pay attention to the outcry over the treatment of those detained during the recent street protests.

Supreme Leader of Iran Warns Opposition Not to Threaten Security

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today issued his latest rebuke to those opposition leaders who continue to dispute the result of June's presidential election in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a second term in office.

Iranian Authorities Accused of Concealing True Death Toll

In a continuation of the deep mistrust and bitterness that has dogged Iran since the disputed Presidential election in June, come fresh accusations that the true number of people who were killed in the ensuing street protests has not been disclosed.

Op-Ed: The Dead and Imprisoned of Iran's Green Revolution

Though the streets of Iran's cities have quieted in the wake of the election crisis, disturbing news is surfacing of prison cells in Evin being severely overcrowded, more forced confessions, and of hundreds of unidentified bodies in Tehran's morgues.

Ahmadinejad Boasts of Free Election in Iran

On the day that the leaders of the Iranian opposition claimed that the country had become a "security state", newly reelected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has spoken of what he called the "most free" election in the world.

Op-Ed: Obama's Hypocrisy On Honduras, Iran UPDATE: Coburn on Honduras

President Obama made an eloquent speech today at the Moscow School of Economics regarding his position of reinstating President Zelaya in Honduras. Yet if you apply those same words to his approach to Iran's real coup, they could not ring more hollow.

Ahmadinejad Government is 'llegitimate' Says Mousavi

On the same day that the Basij, a volunteer militia that takes it's orders directly from the Revolutionary Guard and Iran's Supreme Leader, called for Mir Hossein Mousavi to face prosecution, the main opposition leader continued his defiant stand.

Majority of Iranian MPs Fail to Attend Ahmadinejad Victory Party

Even politicians traditionally seen as supporters, or at least sympathetic to the views and policies, of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appear to have delivered a snub to the man who was declared the victor in the recent election.

Iranian Footballers Forced to Retire for Supporting Protesters

While sport has long been considered political, perhaps no stronger indication of the political realities of sport exists than the forced retirement of Iranian footballers after showing their support of Iranian protesters.

Protesters Continue to Defy Authorities in Iran

Despite repeated warnings from various elements of the Iranian leadership and it's security apparatus, crowds gathered again today in the country's capital Tehran to protest at the results of the recent presidential election.

Ahmadinejad: no 'circle of friendship' for U.S. and Britain

Iranian President Ahmadinejad counters remarks by U.S. President Obama and by other Western powers, saying that 'they will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation.'

US President Obama to Iran: Stop Violence and Unjust Actions

US President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the current tense situation in Iran as a result of protests by supporters of a losing presidential candidate who claimed of vote rigging in the recently held election.

Iranian Woman’s Martyrdom Told on Facebook Spreads Protests Special

As the Iranian people continue to display what many consider courage in Iran, a video of a young woman's death has been posted on Facebook, bringing cries of outrage everywhere. Citizen journalists are front line in reporting on- the- ground events.

Mousavi says he is ready for martyrdom

Facebook provides details of the opposition candidate against Ahmadinejad in Iran in the disputed election. As the streets of Iran are reported to be filled with supporters of Mousavi, he is said to be ready for martyrdom.

Confusion Reigns in Iran as Authorities Warn Mousavi Again

Following the warning issued yesterday by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that protests against the results of the recent Presidential election must stop, new rallies today in support of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi may still go ahead.

Iran Issues Grim Ultimatum to Mousavi

Moderate Iranian leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has been given a tough choice -- either back the elected government, or be an outcast.

Iranian Soccer Stars Show Their Support for Mousavi

With their country in a state of turmoil, more than half the members of Iran's national soccer team have made a remarkable show of solidarity with Mir Hossein Mousavi, the man who was controversially defeated in the recent presidential election.

Foreign Press Banned in Iran

After a weekend of fierce protests throughout the country, culminating in a massive rally in Tehran with reports of over 100,000 pro-Mousavi voters in attendance, the Iranian government has laid new restrictions on foreign journalists.

Mousavi Seeks to Invalidate Iran Election Results

After a big surprise in the Iranian presidential elections brought about by the "controversial" landslide victory by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi is crying foul and now demands that the election be overturned.
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