Results tagged “iran”
Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?
If you do, then pick any of the sections below:
Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:
President Ahmadinejad fired Intelligence Minister Ejeie. Ahmadinejad appointed Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie as his chief of staff after Supreme Leader Khatamei blocked his appointment as vice president. Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Harandi resigned from office "due to the recent events which shows the esteemed government's weakness."
Government hardliners pressured for President Ahmadinejad to dismiss his top deputy. Iranian security forces disbanded a PJAK cell in Orumieh. The Iraqi trade delegation arrived in Iran for a three-day business tour.
Mousavi continued to call for legal action to resolve the June 12 election dispute. Mousavi's wife claimed that her brother was arrested in the election crackdown as a means of coercion. President Ahmadinejad's cabinet quarreled over his pick for vice president. The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned western sanctions on its civilian aircraft, arguing that the move is a violation of human rights.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qashqavi condemned attacks on Iranian citizens in Iraq. Clerics led by former president Khatami claimed that Iranians are losing confidence in their government. Secretary of State Clinton announced a potential "defense umbrella" over the Persia Gulf states to deter Iran. Former ambassador Crocker said that three Qods Force members detained by the US did not attack allied troops but their detention had been justified.
Iran's police chief General Esmail Ahmadi-Moqaddam said that law enforcement will "act firmly" to prevent the illegal gatherings that foster "sedition and doubt." Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi called on Muslims to expose the "tyranny, hegemony and the false claims of certain western countries on human rights."
The Iranian army arrested 36 officers who planned to attend a prayer sermon by former president Rafsanjani. Supreme Leader Khamenei urged caution in discussion of the political situation in Iran. Former president Khatami called for a referendum on the legitimacy of the elected government. Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said Iran's nuclear facilities are being continuously examined by IAEA inspectors.
Several Iranian UK embassy staffers were released on bail. Former President Rasfanjani claimed the authority to interpret the ideals of the Islamic Republic. Judiciary Chief Shahroudi urged Muslim community to adopt legal and judicial measures regarding the murder of el-Sherbini in Germany.