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12/22/20122013 | Tehran Bureau

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12/15/2012Video | The English Barrier

Video | The English Barrier

[ media watch ] Young Iranians start learning English in school by the sixth grade. And many begin even younger. "Iranians are obsessed with having their kids speak English,"...

12/13/2012News | Majles Backflips in Election Law Folly; What's New Is Old in Nuke Policy

News | Majles Backflips in Election Law Folly; What's New Is Old in Nuke Policy

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

12/08/2012Media Watch | Conservative Bloggers in Iran: Beheshti and Citing Ahmadinejad

Media Watch | Conservative Bloggers in Iran: Beheshti and Citing Ahmadinejad

Despite the impression often given by the Western media, conservative opinion in Iran is far from monolithic. There is, in fact, an immense diversity of opinion among pro-government Iranians. This...

12/05/2012In Focus | Nasrin Sotoudeh Ends Hunger Strike after Daughter's Travel Ban Lifted

In Focus | Nasrin Sotoudeh Ends Hunger Strike after Daughter's Travel Ban Lifted

Human rights champion halts perilous seven-week protest after primary demand is met. [ in focus ] Jailed human rights lawyer and journalist Nasrin Sotoudeh ended a hunger strike of 49...

12/04/2012News | Sotoudeh in Critical Condition; 'Maturity' Test for Women's Passports?

News | Sotoudeh in Critical Condition; 'Maturity' Test for Women's Passports?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/30/2012News | US Sets March Deadline for Nuke Cooperation; Iran Girds for Assad's Fall

News | US Sets March Deadline for Nuke Cooperation; Iran Girds for Assad's Fall

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/27/2012Death of a Blogger | Call for Top E-Cop to Resign; Police Admit 'Negligence'

Death of a Blogger | Call for Top E-Cop to Resign; Police Admit 'Negligence'

[ in focus ] The legislator heading the investigation by the Majles's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission into the prison death of blogger Sattar Beheshti has called for...

11/20/2012News | Report: Coroner Asserts Beheshti 'Died from Natural Causes'

News | Report: Coroner Asserts Beheshti 'Died from Natural Causes'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/16/2012News | UN Officials Urge Probe of Blogger Sattar Beheshti's Death in Prison

News | UN Officials Urge Probe of Blogger Sattar Beheshti's Death in Prison

"There should be zero tolerance for torture." [ in focus ] The director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and a group of four U.N. special...

11/15/2012Briefing | Obama: Will 'Make a Push' for Dialogue with Iran on Nuclear Program

Briefing | Obama: Will 'Make a Push' for Dialogue with Iran on Nuclear Program

Says negotiations won't be "constrained by diplomatic niceties or protocols," but talks not imminent. [ transcript ] In President Barack Obama's Wednesday afternoon press conference, his first in eight months,...

11/08/2012News | Jailed Blogger Reportedly Killed; Intel Ministry Sees Promise in US Talks

News | Jailed Blogger Reportedly Killed; Intel Ministry Sees Promise in US Talks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/06/2012News | Ayatollah Decries Shrine Surfeit; Netanyahu 'Ready to Press the Button'

News | Ayatollah Decries Shrine Surfeit; Netanyahu 'Ready to Press the Button'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/03/2012News | Prize Set to Find 'More Criminal' State than US; Ahmadinejad Backs Down

News | Prize Set to Find 'More Criminal' State than US; Ahmadinejad Backs Down

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/26/2012Media Watch | Another Hit Job on Ahmadinejad

Media Watch | Another Hit Job on Ahmadinejad

[ media ] Earlier this week, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first vice president, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, was asked whether the government had made any progress in apprehending those in Iran...

10/25/2012News | As EU Delegates Plan Iran Visit, Group Raises Heat on Human Rights

News | As EU Delegates Plan Iran Visit, Group Raises Heat on Human Rights

United for Iran issues report on global community's "unsatisfactory, even detrimental" record on Iranians' rights. [ human rights ] A European Union delegation is heading to Iran this week to...

10/23/2012Media Watch | The Iran Plank: Previewing Monday Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Media Watch | The Iran Plank: Previewing Monday Night's Foreign Policy Debate

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/22/2012Media Watch | A Breakthrough toward Bilateral US-Iran Nuclear Talks?

Media Watch | A Breakthrough toward Bilateral US-Iran Nuclear Talks?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/18/2012News | Nasrin Sotoudeh: Hunger Strike, Finalist for Rights Prize with Jafar Panahi

News | Nasrin Sotoudeh: Hunger Strike, Finalist for Rights Prize with Jafar Panahi

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/17/2012Media Watch | Reformist Cleric Ahmad Ghabel in Coma, Reported Brain Dead

Media Watch | Reformist Cleric Ahmad Ghabel in Coma, Reported Brain Dead

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/16/2012News | EU Sets Severe New Sanctions; Iran Officially Rejects UN Rights Report

News | EU Sets Severe New Sanctions; Iran Officially Rejects UN Rights Report

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/13/2012Video | Journalist Masoud Bastani on Returning to Jail

Video | Journalist Masoud Bastani on Returning to Jail

"It would be great if all of us stand up for these journalists and become their voice." Masoud Bastani and his wife, Mahsa Amrabadi. Bastani during his show trial in...

10/12/2012News | Cold Weather Imperils Quake Victims; MPs Take Aim at Ahmadinejad

News | Cold Weather Imperils Quake Victims; MPs Take Aim at Ahmadinejad

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/10/2012News | Iran Threatens to Sever Relations with UAE over Strategic Isles ... or Not

News | Iran Threatens to Sever Relations with UAE over Strategic Isles ... or Not

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/09/2012Briefing | Sanctioning Iran: Implications and Consequences

Briefing | Sanctioning Iran: Implications and Consequences

Analysis indicates sanctions are expanding both China's role and Revolutionary Guards' economic power. [ briefing ] Tehran Bureau here co-presents a new analysis of the effect of international sanctions on...

10/08/2012Media Watch | Tehran Bazaar Reopens; Currency Trading Remains 'Paralyzed'

Media Watch | Tehran Bazaar Reopens; Currency Trading Remains 'Paralyzed'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/06/2012News | Friday Prayers Leaders: 'No Crisis,' But Ahmadinejad Gov't at Fault

News | Friday Prayers Leaders: 'No Crisis,' But Ahmadinejad Gov't at Fault

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/03/2012News | Currency Crisis Erupts: Bazaar Strike, Raid on Rial Dealers, Protests

News | Currency Crisis Erupts: Bazaar Strike, Raid on Rial Dealers, Protests

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/03/2012News | UN: Iran 'Clampdown' on Dissent; Ahmadinejad: 'Enemy' Rocks Rial

News | UN: Iran 'Clampdown' on Dissent; Ahmadinejad: 'Enemy' Rocks Rial

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/02/2012News | Cameraman in Iran's UN Entourage Defects; Rial Dives Deeper

News | Cameraman in Iran's UN Entourage Defects; Rial Dives Deeper

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/28/2012News | Netanyahu Draws His Own Line; All the President's Men ... Go Shopping

News | Netanyahu Draws His Own Line; All the President's Men ... Go Shopping

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/27/2012News | Reformist Daily Shut for Cartoon; IRNA Head Jailed in President's Absence

News | Reformist Daily Shut for Cartoon; IRNA Head Jailed in President's Absence

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

09/26/2012News | Iran Intel Shows Off Captured 'Sabotage' Gear; Rial Hits All-Time Low

News | Iran Intel Shows Off Captured 'Sabotage' Gear; Rial Hits All-Time Low

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/25/2012News | Treasury: Rev Guards Run Iran State Oil; Ahmadinejad Does Gotham

News | Treasury: Rev Guards Run Iran State Oil; Ahmadinejad Does Gotham

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/24/2012Media Watch | Talk of Tehran: Squabbling over the Economy

Media Watch | Talk of Tehran: Squabbling over the Economy

[ business ] The hottest topic in Tehran's media--and society generally--is the Islamic Republic's deeply troubled economy. Over the past 12 months, the national currency has lost half of...

09/22/2012Media Watch | US State Dep't on Verge of Delisting MKO as Terrorist Group

Media Watch | US State Dep't on Verge of Delisting MKO as Terrorist Group

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/22/2012News | New Strictures on Female University Students' Dress

News | New Strictures on Female University Students' Dress

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/21/2012News | Asylum Seeker Fears Adultery Death Sentence; Student Visas Denied

News | Asylum Seeker Fears Adultery Death Sentence; Student Visas Denied

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/18/2012News | Atom Chief Slams IAEA, Reports Sabotage; Khamenei: I'm No Stalin

News | Atom Chief Slams IAEA, Reports Sabotage; Khamenei: I'm No Stalin

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/12/2012News | Report: Canada Shut Embassy Fearing US-Israeli Strike, Mob Retaliation

News | Report: Canada Shut Embassy Fearing US-Israeli Strike, Mob Retaliation

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/11/2012News | Did Iran Model Nuclear Blast? Netanyahu: No Red Light for Israel

News | Did Iran Model Nuclear Blast? Netanyahu: No Red Light for Israel

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/05/2012News | Top General Chides Assad; Green Council Rebukes Israel, US Congress

News | Top General Chides Assad; Green Council Rebukes Israel, US Congress

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/31/2012Transcript | UN Secretary-General: Free 'Opposition Leaders, Rights Defenders'

Transcript | UN Secretary-General: Free 'Opposition Leaders, Rights Defenders'

[ transcript ] On Thursday, in the middle of a three-day trip to Iran to attend the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to a...

08/31/2012News | Iran's Leaders Challenged on Human Rights, Syria at NAM Summit

News | Iran's Leaders Challenged on Human Rights, Syria at NAM Summit

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/24/2012News | Quake Volunteers Arrested; Mir Hossein Mousavi Home from Hospital

News | Quake Volunteers Arrested; Mir Hossein Mousavi Home from Hospital

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/22/2012News | Mehr News Agency: '16,000 Memorials' for Earthquake Victims

News | Mehr News Agency: '16,000 Memorials' for Earthquake Victims

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/21/2012Media Watch | Is Israel Truly 'Determined to Attack Iran' Before US Election?

Media Watch | Is Israel Truly 'Determined to Attack Iran' Before US Election?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/20/2012News | Grand Ayatollah Sanei: Avoid Acting as 'Warmongers' against Israel

News | Grand Ayatollah Sanei: Avoid Acting as 'Warmongers' against Israel

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/16/2012News | 90 Political Prisoners To Be Freed; Ex-Ministers: Dump Ahmadinejad

News | 90 Political Prisoners To Be Freed; Ex-Ministers: Dump Ahmadinejad

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/16/2012Media Watch | Iranian-Saudi Rivalry Simmers In Spite of Smiles

Media Watch | Iranian-Saudi Rivalry Simmers In Spite of Smiles

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/14/2012News | Official Sources Continue to Downplay Earthquake Devastation

News | Official Sources Continue to Downplay Earthquake Devastation

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/12/2012News | Death Toll at 300, Over 5,000 Injured in East Azerbaijan Earthquakes

News | Death Toll at 300, Over 5,000 Injured in East Azerbaijan Earthquakes

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

08/11/2012News | Tajzadeh to Foreign Sec'y Salehi: Tell Ayatollah Khamenei the Reality

News | Tajzadeh to Foreign Sec'y Salehi: Tell Ayatollah Khamenei the Reality

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/09/2012Media Watch | 'Terror Club': Iranian TV's Prime-Time Assassination 'Confessions'

Media Watch | 'Terror Club': Iranian TV's Prime-Time Assassination 'Confessions'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/07/2012Media Watch | Iranians Abducted in Syria Accused of Revolutionary Guard Ties

Media Watch | Iranians Abducted in Syria Accused of Revolutionary Guard Ties

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/06/2012News | Barak: Iran Has No Nuclear Arms Program; Panetta Angry with Israel

News | Barak: Iran Has No Nuclear Arms Program; Panetta Angry with Israel

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/04/2012Behind the Curtain | Iranian Social Media Users Challenge Boxer's Disqualification

Behind the Curtain | Iranian Social Media Users Challenge Boxer's Disqualification

Images from the bout between Ali Mazaheri (in blue) and José Larduet Gómez (in red). Arash Karami, a frequent Tehran Bureau contributor, tweets as @thekarami. Negar Mortazavi, an Iranian...

08/02/2012News | Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed Wins Prestigious Physics Prize

News | Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed Wins Prestigious Physics Prize

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/01/2012Media Watch | Israeli Paper Reports Major Military Opposition to Iran Strike

Media Watch | Israeli Paper Reports Major Military Opposition to Iran Strike

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/31/2012News | 4 Death Sentences in $2.6B Bank Fraud; Case Opened on Larijani Brother

News | 4 Death Sentences in $2.6B Bank Fraud; Case Opened on Larijani Brother

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/30/2012News | Health Group: Sanctions Put Tens of Thousands of Iranian Children at Risk

News | Health Group: Sanctions Put Tens of Thousands of Iranian Children at Risk

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/29/2012News | Obama Administration, Romney Court Israel on Iran Showdown

News | Obama Administration, Romney Court Israel on Iran Showdown

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/25/2012News | Khamenei: We Won't Back Down; Report: New Computer Worm Hits Iran

News | Khamenei: We Won't Back Down; Report: New Computer Worm Hits Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/24/2012News | Award for Alaei Brothers, HIV Advocates and Ex-Political Prisoners

News | Award for Alaei Brothers, HIV Advocates and Ex-Political Prisoners

Physicians were jailed for conducting health training supposedly part of a "velvet revolution." [ news ] In a ceremony held at the opening session of the 19th International Aids...

07/23/2012Media Watch | Israeli President Peres: Iran in 'Open War' against Israel

Media Watch | Israeli President Peres: Iran in 'Open War' against Israel

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/20/2012Media Watch | Tensions Escalate over Alleged Iran Link to Bulgaria Attack

Media Watch | Tensions Escalate over Alleged Iran Link to Bulgaria Attack

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/18/2012News | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Blames Iran for 7 Dead in Bulgaria Blast

News | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Blames Iran for 7 Dead in Bulgaria Blast

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/17/2012News | Industry and Trade Minister: Western Sanctions 'Paralyzing' Iran

News | Industry and Trade Minister: Western Sanctions 'Paralyzing' Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/13/2012Syria Blog | Victims of Tremseh Massacre Await Help that May Never Come

Syria Blog | Victims of Tremseh Massacre Await Help that May Never Come

Rasha Elass covered the Middle East for Reuters and The National, among others. Her reportage on Islam has been recognized by the Cornell Religion Reporter award committee. She is based...

07/13/2012Briefing | New US Sanctions Target 50 Iranian Firms and Individuals

Briefing | New US Sanctions Target 50 Iranian Firms and Individuals

Treasury undersecretary: "We will continue to ratchet up the pressure." [ briefing ] On Thursday, the United States announced broad new sanctions on a "group of Iranian front companies and...

07/12/2012News | Abdollah Nouri: Hold National Referendum on Nuclear Program

News | Abdollah Nouri: Hold National Referendum on Nuclear Program

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/09/2012News | Book: Mossad Assassinated Iranian Scientists; IRI Nuclear Proposal

News | Book: Mossad Assassinated Iranian Scientists; IRI Nuclear Proposal

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/04/2012News | 63% Online Back Halt to Uranium Enrichment; Nuclear Talks to Continue

News | 63% Online Back Halt to Uranium Enrichment; Nuclear Talks to Continue

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/04/2012News | Iranian American Antonio Esfandiari Wins Biggest Poker Prize Ever

News | Iranian American Antonio Esfandiari Wins Biggest Poker Prize Ever

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

07/02/2012Behind the Curtain | Afghan Nationals in Iran Targeted with Restrictive Policy

Behind the Curtain | Afghan Nationals in Iran Targeted with Restrictive Policy

Afghan immigrants in Torbat-e Heydarieh, northeastern Iran (Afghanpaper.com). Arash Karami is a frequent Tehran Bureau contributor. Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian journalist based in Washington, D.C. [ blog ]...

07/02/2012News | Iran Issues Stark Warning to Israel, Urges Emergency OPEC Session

News | Iran Issues Stark Warning to Israel, Urges Emergency OPEC Session

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/29/2012News | Foreign Minister Salehi Detained in Cyprus? Obama Sides with UAE

News | Foreign Minister Salehi Detained in Cyprus? Obama Sides with UAE

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/26/2012News | 100,000 MKO Followers Rally; Israel Urges Russia to Pressure Iran

News | 100,000 MKO Followers Rally; Israel Urges Russia to Pressure Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/26/2012News | Iran Agency's Morsi 'Interview' Denied; Death Sentences for Drinking

News | Iran Agency's Morsi 'Interview' Denied; Death Sentences for Drinking

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/24/2012Media Watch | An Insider's View: Iran Ready to Do Business with the West

Media Watch | An Insider's View: Iran Ready to Do Business with the West

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/21/2012Media Watch | Report: Iran Oil Exports Plummet; Images from an Execution

Media Watch | Report: Iran Oil Exports Plummet; Images from an Execution

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/21/2012Video | Clinton: Regime Change For Iranians to Decide

Video | Clinton: Regime Change For Iranians to Decide

[ media ] On June 20, the State Department hosted a conversation on U.S. foreign policy between Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State James...

06/19/2012News | Iran Demands Relief from Sanctions; West: 'Stop, Shut, Ship'

News | Iran Demands Relief from Sanctions; West: 'Stop, Shut, Ship'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/18/2012News | Iran: Talks 'Test for the West'; West: No Explicit Right to Enrichment

News | Iran: Talks 'Test for the West'; West: No Explicit Right to Enrichment

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/16/2012News | Ahmadinejad: I'll Exit Politics at Term's End; US Senators Balk at Talks

News | Ahmadinejad: I'll Exit Politics at Term's End; US Senators Balk at Talks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/13/2012News | Report: Iran Plans Nuclear Sub; First VP Said to Have Embezzled $1.5M

News | Report: Iran Plans Nuclear Sub; First VP Said to Have Embezzled $1.5M

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/11/2012News Flash | U.S. Waivers Seven Countries for Reducing Iran Oil

News Flash | U.S. Waivers Seven Countries for Reducing Iran Oil

On June 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued the following statement on "Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases": Today I have made the determination that seven economies --...

06/09/2012News | Iran-IAEA Negotiations Fail, Moscow Talks in Doubt

News | Iran-IAEA Negotiations Fail, Moscow Talks in Doubt

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/08/2012News | India Slashes Iran Oil Buy; New UAE Pipeline to Skirt Strait of Hormuz

News | India Slashes Iran Oil Buy; New UAE Pipeline to Skirt Strait of Hormuz

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/06/2012News | Iran Moves to Bolster Iraq's Beleaguered Premier Maliki

News | Iran Moves to Bolster Iraq's Beleaguered Premier Maliki

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/01/2012News | Report: Obama Intensified Cyberwar against Iran Nuclear Program

News | Report: Obama Intensified Cyberwar against Iran Nuclear Program

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/01/2012Media Watch | Iran's Alleged Role in Syrian Massacre

Media Watch | Iran's Alleged Role in Syrian Massacre

[ in focus ] On May 29, the United States charged that Iran played a role in the weekend massacre of more than 100 Syrians, including dozens of children, in...

05/29/2012News | Guards Set Back in Majles amid Charges They Intervened in Election

News | Guards Set Back in Majles amid Charges They Intervened in Election

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/28/2012Media Watch | 'The Baghdad Conquest': Iranian Reaction to Nuclear Talks

Media Watch | 'The Baghdad Conquest': Iranian Reaction to Nuclear Talks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/26/2012News | IAEA Finds Evidence of Higher Enriched Uranium; Fiat Out of Iran

News | IAEA Finds Evidence of Higher Enriched Uranium; Fiat Out of Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

05/25/2012News | Ashton, Jalili Describe 'Intense' Talks; Next Round: Moscow in June

News | Ashton, Jalili Describe 'Intense' Talks; Next Round: Moscow in June

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/24/2012News | Iran and 'Divided' P5+1 Exchange Proposals to End Nuclear Standoff

News | Iran and 'Divided' P5+1 Exchange Proposals to End Nuclear Standoff

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/23/2012News | IAEA and Iran Reach Agreement; Senate Approves Tougher Sanctions

News | IAEA and Iran Reach Agreement; Senate Approves Tougher Sanctions

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/21/2012Briefing | Iran's Nuclear Impasse: Breaking the Deadlock

Briefing | Iran's Nuclear Impasse: Breaking the Deadlock

Oxford Research Group analysis suggests Western "pendulum may have swung too far" toward "punitive measures." [ briefing ] The London-based Oxford Research Group (ORG), founded in 1982 by Dr. Scilla...

05/19/2012News | Soleimani to Nasrallah: Don't Attack Israel; IAEA's Amano to Visit Iran

News | Soleimani to Nasrallah: Don't Attack Israel; IAEA's Amano to Visit Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/16/2012News | Parchin Claims Debated; MKO Delist Mooted; 'Mossad Agent' Hanged

News | Parchin Claims Debated; MKO Delist Mooted; 'Mossad Agent' Hanged

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/11/2012News | Foreign Email Banned; Extensive Labor Layoffs; Private Bank Dissolved

News | Foreign Email Banned; Extensive Labor Layoffs; Private Bank Dissolved

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/09/2012News | Ahmadinejad: Leader-Backed Law Unconstitutional; IAEA Agent Killed

News | Ahmadinejad: Leader-Backed Law Unconstitutional; IAEA Agent Killed

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/08/2012Media Watch | Former Regime Supporter: 'We Have Murdered People'

Media Watch | Former Regime Supporter: 'We Have Murdered People'

"To preserve power, we have committed so many crimes and we have lost so much." [ close-up ] Mohammad Noorizad is a well-known Iranian journalist and documentary filmmaker. Born...

05/07/2012News | Ahmadinejad Loses Crucial Vote in This Parliament, Backing in Next

News | Ahmadinejad Loses Crucial Vote in This Parliament, Backing in Next

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/05/2012Analysis | Victors Announced in Tehran Parliamentary Runoff

Analysis | Victors Announced in Tehran Parliamentary Runoff

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

05/04/2012Behind the Curtain | Principlist Rivalries in 2d Round of Parliamentary Elections

Behind the Curtain | Principlist Rivalries in 2d Round of Parliamentary Elections

List of candidates from the Stabiliy Front. The text suggests that the Supreme Leader approves of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi's "insight" and that Mesbah Yazdi "prefers" the candidates from the...

05/03/2012News | Google Pulls Blog Revealing 3 Million Bank Account Numbers

News | Google Pulls Blog Revealing 3 Million Bank Account Numbers

[ tech ] Google has taken down the blog of Iranian security researcher Khosrow Zarefarid after he posted the account and pin numbers of three million customers from 22 banks...

05/01/2012News | US F-22 Stealth Fighters in UAE; IAEA Visit to Parchin Possible

News | US F-22 Stealth Fighters in UAE; IAEA Visit to Parchin Possible

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/28/2012Media Watch | More Israeli, Jewish Voices Oppose Netanyahu on Iran

Media Watch | More Israeli, Jewish Voices Oppose Netanyahu on Iran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/28/2012Media Watch | Two Friday Prayer Sermons and Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy

Media Watch | Two Friday Prayer Sermons and Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy

[ in focus ] As noted in my blog, here are a few interesting points about Iranian conservative leaders' rhetoric in the run up to talks with U.S., Britain,...

04/27/2012News | Report: US Can Accept Iran's Low-Level Uranium Enrichment

News | Report: US Can Accept Iran's Low-Level Uranium Enrichment

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/26/2012News | Israel Military Chief: Iran Will Not Pursue the Bomb

News | Israel Military Chief: Iran Will Not Pursue the Bomb

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/25/2012The Ajami Blog | Ill Wind: Saudi-Iranian Conflict Buffets Arab Spring

The Ajami Blog | Ill Wind: Saudi-Iranian Conflict Buffets Arab Spring

Rallies in support of and against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Homepage: Composite image of Bahrain security forces member and Formula One racecar. Source: Shafaqna/Shia International News...

04/23/2012News | Cost of Household Goods Soars; Rights Advocates Ordered to Jail

News | Cost of Household Goods Soars; Rights Advocates Ordered to Jail

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/22/2012News | Secret Negotiations in Vienna?

News | Secret Negotiations in Vienna?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/21/2012Media Watch | More Signs of Walls Closing In on Iranians' Internet Access

Media Watch | More Signs of Walls Closing In on Iranians' Internet Access

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/18/2012Transcript | UK Foreign Secretary Hague: 'We Will Keep up the Pressure' on Iran

Transcript | UK Foreign Secretary Hague: 'We Will Keep up the Pressure' on Iran

[ transcript ] On Monday afternoon, BBC Tehran correspondent James Reynolds interviewed British Foreign Secretary William Hague about the talks that took place over the weekend in Istanbul between Iran...

04/17/2012The Ajami Blog | Will the Damascus-Tehran-Moscow Alliance Prevail?

The Ajami Blog | Will the Damascus-Tehran-Moscow Alliance Prevail?

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. (Homepage: Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.) Rasha Elass covered the Middle East for Reuters and The...

04/16/2012Media Watch | Update: Mortazavi Ordered Back to Post by Ahmadinejad

Media Watch | Update: Mortazavi Ordered Back to Post by Ahmadinejad

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/14/2012News | Diplomats: First Round of Nuclear Talks 'Positive,' 'Constructive'

News | Diplomats: First Round of Nuclear Talks 'Positive,' 'Constructive'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/14/2012News | Turkish Foreign Minister: 'I Will Have Good News' after Talks

News | Turkish Foreign Minister: 'I Will Have Good News' after Talks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/12/2012News | Jalili: Iran Bringing 'New Ideas' to Nuclear Negotiations

News | Jalili: Iran Bringing 'New Ideas' to Nuclear Negotiations

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/12/2012News | Oil Maneuvers on Eve of Atom Talks; Internet Cutoff Claims Denied

News | Oil Maneuvers on Eve of Atom Talks; Internet Cutoff Claims Denied

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/11/2012Business | U.S.-Iran Trade Still Thrives

Business | U.S.-Iran Trade Still Thrives

[ big picture ] Trade is still thriving between the United States and Iran, despite harsh international sanctions. In 2011, Iran imported $229 million worth of American goods, everything from...

04/10/2012The Ajami Blog | Does Tehran Hold the Key to Syria?

The Ajami Blog | Does Tehran Hold the Key to Syria?

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in February 2010. Rasha Elass covered the Middle East for Reuters and The National, among others....

04/08/2012Media Watch | Leaks Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Media Watch | Leaks Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

04/06/2012Media Watch | The New Yorker: MKO Trained by US Special Ops Command

Media Watch | The New Yorker: MKO Trained by US Special Ops Command

Former U.S. officials, MKO defector: Nevada site used for intelligence, paramilitary training. [ in focus ] The Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO, often referred to as the MEK in the United...

04/06/2012Media Watch | Rafsanjani: I Wanted to Reestablish Ties with US, But 'Could Not'

Media Watch | Rafsanjani: I Wanted to Reestablish Ties with US, But 'Could Not'

Lambastes Ahmadinejad administration's economic management in interview condemned by hardliners. [ in focus ] In an interview that appears in the spring issue of Faslnaameh Motaale'aat-e Beynolmelali (International Studies Journal,...

04/03/2012News | Efforts to Shield Essential Imports from Feeble Rial; 'I Am Also an Afghan'

News | Efforts to Shield Essential Imports from Feeble Rial; 'I Am Also an Afghan'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/29/2012Roundup | Decentered Atom Activities Knot Israeli Plans; Iran Oil Flow Slows

Roundup | Decentered Atom Activities Knot Israeli Plans; Iran Oil Flow Slows

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/27/2012News | Reaction to EU Rights Sanctions; New Handouts ... More Subsidy Cuts?

News | Reaction to EU Rights Sanctions; New Handouts ... More Subsidy Cuts?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/25/2012Dossier | The Sanctioned 17: EU's New Roster of Iran Human Rights Violators

Dossier | The Sanctioned 17: EU's New Roster of Iran Human Rights Violators

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/24/2012Weekend Roundup | Aiding Assad vs 'Terrorists'; Suez Bomb Plot?; Blix Speaks

Weekend Roundup | Aiding Assad vs 'Terrorists'; Suez Bomb Plot?; Blix Speaks

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/23/2012News | Iran Acquires New Phone/Web Surveillance System from Chinese Firm

News | Iran Acquires New Phone/Web Surveillance System from Chinese Firm

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/21/2012News | Former UN Atom Agency Chief: Attack Can't Stop Iran Nuclear Program

News | Former UN Atom Agency Chief: Attack Can't Stop Iran Nuclear Program

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/20/2012Media Watch | 'Kayhan' on Sanctions: 'The West Is the Biggest Loser'

Media Watch | 'Kayhan' on Sanctions: 'The West Is the Biggest Loser'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/17/2012News | India Seeks 3 Iranians in New Delhi Attack, Declares Link to Thai Blast

News | India Seeks 3 Iranians in New Delhi Attack, Declares Link to Thai Blast

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/13/2012Perspectives | Iranian Women Raise Voices against War and Sanctions

Perspectives | Iranian Women Raise Voices against War and Sanctions

[ comment ] Translator's note: The Campaign for One Million Signatures is a feminist movement that was founded on August 28, 2006, by Iranian defenders of women's rights, including...

03/09/2012News | Majles Will Grill Ahmadinejad; Leader Hails 'Window of Opportunity'

News | Majles Will Grill Ahmadinejad; Leader Hails 'Window of Opportunity'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/07/2012News | 'A Lot of Bluster, a Lot of Big Talk': Obama Slams GOP on Iran Rhetoric

News | 'A Lot of Bluster, a Lot of Big Talk': Obama Slams GOP on Iran Rhetoric

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/06/2012News | New Atom Talks Agreed; Military Site Inspection Possible

News | New Atom Talks Agreed; Military Site Inspection Possible

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/05/2012News | Obama on Iran: 'There Is Too Much Loose Talk of War'

News | Obama on Iran: 'There Is Too Much Loose Talk of War'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/04/2012News | Election Chief Slips? States Turnout Near '34 Percent'

News | Election Chief Slips? States Turnout Near '34 Percent'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

03/03/2012Live Blog | Parliamentary Elections

Live Blog | Parliamentary Elections

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

02/27/2012News | Website Says Khamenei's Son Sought Mousavi's Help Out of Crisis

News | Website Says Khamenei's Son Sought Mousavi's Help Out of Crisis

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/26/2012News | 'I Have No Rights': Conservative Bloggers Vow to Sit Out Majles Vote

News | 'I Have No Rights': Conservative Bloggers Vow to Sit Out Majles Vote

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/26/2012News | US Reacts to Hormuz Threats with Military Buildup in Persian Gulf

News | US Reacts to Hormuz Threats with Military Buildup in Persian Gulf

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/24/2012News | US Doesn't Believe Iran Building Nukes; Hamas Backs Syrian Opposition

News | US Doesn't Believe Iran Building Nukes; Hamas Backs Syrian Opposition

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/22/2012News | IAEA Barred from Military Site; Mousavi: I Stand by My Views

News | IAEA Barred from Military Site; Mousavi: I Stand by My Views

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/20/2012News | Montazeri's Office Raided; Khamenei Rejects Oversight of His Rule

News | Montazeri's Office Raided; Khamenei Rejects Oversight of His Rule

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/18/2012News | Inquiry Widens on Suspected Iranian Plot on Israel

News | Inquiry Widens on Suspected Iranian Plot on Israel

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/16/2012News | Hardline Foes Slug It Out Online; US Sanctions Iranian Intel Service

News | Hardline Foes Slug It Out Online; US Sanctions Iranian Intel Service

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/16/2012News | Iran's Nuclear Program Advances on Three Fronts

News | Iran's Nuclear Program Advances on Three Fronts

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and does...

02/14/2012News | Scattered Protests amid Security Clampdown

News | Scattered Protests amid Security Clampdown

Iran Standard Time (IRST), GMT+3:30 5 a.m., 26 Bahman/February 15 Confirming the reports we've received of scattered protests, here's how the Wall Street Journal began its coverage of the...

02/13/2012News | Calls for Silent Protests Tuesday Put Regime on High Alert

News | Calls for Silent Protests Tuesday Put Regime on High Alert

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/10/2012News | Mousavi's Daughters Threatened; Israel's Role in Assassinations

News | Mousavi's Daughters Threatened; Israel's Role in Assassinations

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/08/2012News | Divisions in Leader's Camp Deepen as Elections Loom

News | Divisions in Leader's Camp Deepen as Elections Loom

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/04/2012News | Khamenei Lashes Out at Israel, the West, and Domestic Opponents

News | Khamenei Lashes Out at Israel, the West, and Domestic Opponents

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/02/2012News | Ahmadinejad Camp Attacks Khamenei, Revolutionary Guards

News | Ahmadinejad Camp Attacks Khamenei, Revolutionary Guards

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/02/2012News | Israeli Military Head: Must 'Continue to Disrupt' Iran Nuke Program

News | Israeli Military Head: Must 'Continue to Disrupt' Iran Nuke Program

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/01/2012News | 'The People Themselves': Group Urges Silent Protests on Feb 14

News | 'The People Themselves': Group Urges Silent Protests on Feb 14

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

02/01/2012News | US Intelligence Chief: Iran Growing Threat to America

News | US Intelligence Chief: Iran Growing Threat to America

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/29/2012News | 'Head Off This Brakeless Train': Haj Seyyed Javadi's Letter to Khamenei

News | 'Head Off This Brakeless Train': Haj Seyyed Javadi's Letter to Khamenei

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/28/2012News | Deaths and Divisions in the Revolutionary Guards

News | Deaths and Divisions in the Revolutionary Guards

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/27/2012News | Political Prisoners Call for Release of Mousavi, Karroubi, and Rahnavard

News | Political Prisoners Call for Release of Mousavi, Karroubi, and Rahnavard

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/27/2012News | IRI Devalues Rial, Warns 'No One Can Sell Oil if Iran Cannot'

News | IRI Devalues Rial, Warns 'No One Can Sell Oil if Iran Cannot'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/24/2012News | Iran Blames EU for Fueling 'Tension and Crisis' with New Sanctions

News | Iran Blames EU for Fueling 'Tension and Crisis' with New Sanctions

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/24/2012News | EU Bans Iranian Oil, Tehran Responds with Threats

News | EU Bans Iranian Oil, Tehran Responds with Threats

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/23/2012News | A Growing Rift in the Revolutionary Guard?

News | A Growing Rift in the Revolutionary Guard?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and does...

01/18/2012Perspectives | An Iranian Scientist's Assassination

Perspectives | An Iranian Scientist's Assassination

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/11/2012News | Nuclear Scientist Killed by Tehran Car Bomb

News | Nuclear Scientist Killed by Tehran Car Bomb

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

01/10/2012News | US Rescues Iranians at Sea -- Again

News | US Rescues Iranians at Sea -- Again

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/10/2012News | Ex-Guard Warns Khamenei; Uranium Enrichment Starts at Fordow

News | Ex-Guard Warns Khamenei; Uranium Enrichment Starts at Fordow

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/09/2012News | Iran Sentences American to Death in 'CIA Spy' Case

News | Iran Sentences American to Death in 'CIA Spy' Case

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/07/2012News | Parliament Seeks to Question Ahmadinejad amid Election Runup

News | Parliament Seeks to Question Ahmadinejad amid Election Runup

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/06/2012Society | Rights Activist, Beauty Queen Nazanin Afshin-Jam Weds

Society | Rights Activist, Beauty Queen Nazanin Afshin-Jam Weds

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/04/2012News | EU Agrees in Principle to Embargo on Iranian Crude Oil

News | EU Agrees in Principle to Embargo on Iranian Crude Oil

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/04/2012News | Currency Rollercoaster Wreaks Havoc; Another Naval Threat

News | Currency Rollercoaster Wreaks Havoc; Another Naval Threat

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/03/2012News | Rafsanjani's Daughter: 6 Months Jail for 'Propaganda against System'

News | Rafsanjani's Daughter: 6 Months Jail for 'Propaganda against System'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

01/02/2012Quotes | How the GOP Presidential Hopefuls Address the Issue of Iran

Quotes | How the GOP Presidential Hopefuls Address the Issue of Iran

[ quote, unquote ] The first meaningful votes in the 2012 presidential race will be cast Tuesday when Iowa holds its Republican Party caucus. Although economic issues dominate the race,...

01/02/2012News | Reports: First Iran-Made Nuclear Fuel Rod Successfully Tested

News | Reports: First Iran-Made Nuclear Fuel Rod Successfully Tested

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

12/29/2011News | Iran's Threat and the Western Reaction; Alleged CIA Spy on Trial

News | Iran's Threat and the Western Reaction; Alleged CIA Spy on Trial

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

12/22/2011News | Calls to Boycott Majles Vote; Questions for Ahmadinejad

News | Calls to Boycott Majles Vote; Questions for Ahmadinejad

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

12/13/2011Press Roundup | To Be or Not to Be

Press Roundup | To Be or Not to Be

We're reevaluating our Press Roundup section and may phase it out. Please email the editor with any questions or comments: editor [at] tehranbureau [dot] com. In the meantime, you may...

12/09/2011Video | Missing Ex-FBI Agent: 'Help Me'

Video | Missing Ex-FBI Agent: 'Help Me'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

12/08/2011Media Watch | IRGC Displays Downed American Drone

Media Watch | IRGC Displays Downed American Drone

[ media watch ] On Sunday, Iran said that it had shot down a U.S. stealth drone near the country's eastern border. American officials disputed the story. "[T]here is...

12/06/2011Media Watch | The Mysterious Blast in Isfahan

Media Watch | The Mysterious Blast in Isfahan

Air Force maneuvers or explosion? Accident or sabotage? Was uranium conversion facility the target? And was it struck? [ media watch ] One week ago, around 2:40 p.m. local time...

12/03/2011News | Iran Diplomats Back in Tehran; UK Ambassador Describes Invasion

News | Iran Diplomats Back in Tehran; UK Ambassador Describes Invasion

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/29/2011News | Protesters Storm UK Embassy in Tehran

News | Protesters Storm UK Embassy in Tehran

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

11/23/2011News | Details Emerge on 'Iran' Daily Raid; IRI Bigs Slam Oil Sanctions

News | Details Emerge on 'Iran' Daily Raid; IRI Bigs Slam Oil Sanctions

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/22/2011News | Oil Prices Heat Up as Sanctions Strike Iran Energy, Bank Sectors

News | Oil Prices Heat Up as Sanctions Strike Iran Energy, Bank Sectors

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/21/2011News | Police Rough Up Ahmadinejad Aide, Fire Tear Gas; 30+ Arrested

News | Police Rough Up Ahmadinejad Aide, Fire Tear Gas; 30+ Arrested

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

11/20/2011News | Report: Guard General Killed in Blast Was Testing New Ballistic Missile

News | Report: Guard General Killed in Blast Was Testing New Ballistic Missile

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/18/2011Media Watch | Al Jazeera Takes On 'Parazit'

Media Watch | Al Jazeera Takes On 'Parazit'

[ media watch ] On Thursday, Al Jazeera's The Stream grilled Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, co-hosts of the satirical television program Parazit, which is broadcast to Iran by...

11/18/2011In Focus | Syria and Iran

In Focus | Syria and Iran

Latest Developments | The Tide Turns against Bashar Assad Even as Mr Assad struggles to contain the waves of protest, the diplomatic tide is running sharply against him. On...

11/17/2011News | Senior Iran Official: 'Hands Should Be Cut Off' from Syrian Meddling

News | Senior Iran Official: 'Hands Should Be Cut Off' from Syrian Meddling

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/14/2011News | Questions over Death of Ahmad Rezaei; Ahmadinejad Power Play

News | Questions over Death of Ahmad Rezaei; Ahmadinejad Power Play

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/13/2011News | Principlist's Son Dies in Dubai, Police Say Suicide

News | Principlist's Son Dies in Dubai, Police Say Suicide

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

11/13/2011News | Report: Israeli Source Claims Depot Blast Mossad/MKO Operation

News | Report: Israeli Source Claims Depot Blast Mossad/MKO Operation

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/12/2011News | At Least 17 Dead After IRGC Depot Blast

News | At Least 17 Dead After IRGC Depot Blast

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

11/08/2011News | IAEA Report; Iranian Intellectuals Warn Against Possible Military Attack

News | IAEA Report; Iranian Intellectuals Warn Against Possible Military Attack

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/06/2011News | Ahmadinejad Lashes Out at Critics

News | Ahmadinejad Lashes Out at Critics

[ media watch ] On Thursday, November 3, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with a group of his supporters in Tehran. The group is called Haamian-e Goftemaan-e Enghelaab-e Eslami (Supporters...

11/03/2011News | Rhetoric Suggesting Potential Israeli Attack on Iran Escalates

News | Rhetoric Suggesting Potential Israeli Attack on Iran Escalates

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

11/02/2011News | Did Obama Threaten Khamenei?

News | Did Obama Threaten Khamenei?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/27/2011News | Iran FM Takes Controversial Saudi Arabia Trip, 'Virtual' US Embassy

News | Iran FM Takes Controversial Saudi Arabia Trip, 'Virtual' US Embassy

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

10/24/2011Ahmadinejad: 'There Are No Political Prisoners in Iran'

Ahmadinejad: 'There Are No Political Prisoners in Iran'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/19/2011Blogger (Now Blocked): 'Condemn' Leader's Design to Prune Presidency

Blogger (Now Blocked): 'Condemn' Leader's Design to Prune Presidency

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/17/2011Appeals Court Rules Filmmakers Panahi and Rasoulof Must Go to Jail

Appeals Court Rules Filmmakers Panahi and Rasoulof Must Go to Jail

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/17/2011Supreme Leader Hints at Eliminating Presidency

Supreme Leader Hints at Eliminating Presidency

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

10/15/2011Leading Legislator Resigns after Plan to Grill President Denied

Leading Legislator Resigns after Plan to Grill President Denied

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/13/2011The Alleged Assassination Plot: Iranian versus American Views

The Alleged Assassination Plot: Iranian versus American Views

Divided perspectives on the official narrative. [ survey ] The news, announced Tuesday, that agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration had succeeded in disrupting a...

10/12/2011Iranian American in Alleged Plot 'No Mastermind'; IRI Officials 'Outraged'

Iranian American in Alleged Plot 'No Mastermind'; IRI Officials 'Outraged'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/11/2011Justice Dept: US Foils Alleged Iran Terror Plot; Pastor's Death Sentence Voided

Justice Dept: US Foils Alleged Iran Terror Plot; Pastor's Death Sentence Voided

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/10/2011Whistleblower Speaks from Hiding; University Activist Lashed 74 Times

Whistleblower Speaks from Hiding; University Activist Lashed 74 Times

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/08/2011Intel Chief: No Link Between $3Bil and Mashaei; IRGC 'Reporter' Training

Intel Chief: No Link Between $3Bil and Mashaei; IRGC 'Reporter' Training

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/06/2011Convert's Death Writ 'Not Definitive'; Students Protest Sex Segregation

Convert's Death Writ 'Not Definitive'; Students Protest Sex Segregation

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/05/2011Ahmadinejad on TV: 'Our Banking System Is Not Controlled by Anyone'

Ahmadinejad on TV: 'Our Banking System Is Not Controlled by Anyone'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/04/2011Tehran Trial for Iranian Univ of Texas Student; Angelina Jolie to Act in Iran?

Tehran Trial for Iranian Univ of Texas Student; Angelina Jolie to Act in Iran?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/03/2011Tehran Transit Funds Vanish; Tussle over President's Tuesday TV Talk

Tehran Transit Funds Vanish; Tussle over President's Tuesday TV Talk

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

10/01/2011Rights Group: Investigate Suicides by 2 Friends of Jailed Activist

Rights Group: Investigate Suicides by 2 Friends of Jailed Activist

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/29/2011Al-Qaeda Mocks 9/11 Conspiracy Claims; Axed Bank Chief Takes Flight

Al-Qaeda Mocks 9/11 Conspiracy Claims; Axed Bank Chief Takes Flight

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/28/2011Chief of Iran's Largest Bank Sacked; New Charges of Missing Oil Revenue

Chief of Iran's Largest Bank Sacked; New Charges of Missing Oil Revenue

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/27/2011Rial Hits Record Low; 3 Iranian Scientists Honored; Hikers' Story

Rial Hits Record Low; 3 Iranian Scientists Honored; Hikers' Story

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/25/2011MP: Bails for US Hikers 'Hilarious'; UN's Ban Warns Ahmadinejad over Speech

MP: Bails for US Hikers 'Hilarious'; UN's Ban Warns Ahmadinejad over Speech

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/22/2011After Evin: US Hikers' Readjustment Begins; Underage Killer Executed

After Evin: US Hikers' Readjustment Begins; Underage Killer Executed

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/22/2011Iranian American Treasury Nominee Faces Confirmation

Iranian American Treasury Nominee Faces Confirmation

Photo: Iranian American Cyrus Amir-Mokri seated next to his mother, Mahvash, and sister, Mina, also an attorney. [ spotlight ] Cyrus Amir-Mokri, President Obama's choice to be assistant treasury...

09/21/2011US Hikers Free, in Oman

US Hikers Free, in Oman

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

09/19/2011'BBC Filmmakers' Arrested after Network Airs Doc on Supreme Leader

'BBC Filmmakers' Arrested after Network Airs Doc on Supreme Leader

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/18/2011More Mixed Messages from Iran on Fate of US Hikers, Embezzlement Case

More Mixed Messages from Iran on Fate of US Hikers, Embezzlement Case

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

09/16/2011Embezzlement Case Grips Regime; Leader's Rep to Ahmadinejad: 'Atone'

Embezzlement Case Grips Regime; Leader's Rep to Ahmadinejad: 'Atone'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/16/2011New International Efforts to Free US Hikers Bauer and Fattal

New International Efforts to Free US Hikers Bauer and Fattal

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/14/2011Multibillion-Dollar Embezzlement Case Embroils Ahmadinejad Aide Mashaei

Multibillion-Dollar Embezzlement Case Embroils Ahmadinejad Aide Mashaei

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/13/2011Iran's 'Charm Offensive'

Iran's 'Charm Offensive'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

09/12/2011Amnesty Int'l: Release Iran Rights Lawyer; 'A Separation' Heads to Oscars

Amnesty Int'l: Release Iran Rights Lawyer; 'A Separation' Heads to Oscars

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/11/2011Cholera Outbreak; Raging Inflation; Ayatollah Taleghani Remembered

Cholera Outbreak; Raging Inflation; Ayatollah Taleghani Remembered

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/10/2011Video | Tabriz Protests on Friday

Video | Tabriz Protests on Friday

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/08/2011Iranian American Nominated for Major Treasury Post

Iranian American Nominated for Major Treasury Post

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/07/2011Mousavi Dismisses Upcoming Elections; Rowdy Buildup to Majles Campaign

Mousavi Dismisses Upcoming Elections; Rowdy Buildup to Majles Campaign

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/06/2011Iran Offers 'Full' Atom Oversight; Water Guns 'No Game'; Reform Papers Banned

Iran Offers 'Full' Atom Oversight; Water Guns 'No Game'; Reform Papers Banned

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/04/2011Growing Unrest in Azerbaijan Region over Imperiled Lake Orumieh

Growing Unrest in Azerbaijan Region over Imperiled Lake Orumieh

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/04/2011Historic Kerman Church in Ruins; Handouts, Maseratis for Iranians

Historic Kerman Church in Ruins; Handouts, Maseratis for Iranians

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

09/02/2011Splinters in Iranian Support for Assad Regime; Lake Orumieh Crisis Goes UN

Splinters in Iranian Support for Assad Regime; Lake Orumieh Crisis Goes UN

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/31/2011Iran's Credibility Hurt by Support for Syria's Assad; Oil Production to Grow

Iran's Credibility Hurt by Support for Syria's Assad; Oil Production to Grow

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/29/2011Political Prisoner Pardons Go Slow, Mostly Limited to Lesser-Known Figures

Political Prisoner Pardons Go Slow, Mostly Limited to Lesser-Known Figures

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/28/2011SL Pardons 70 Political Prisoners; Lake Devastation Behind Tabriz Protests

SL Pardons 70 Political Prisoners; Lake Devastation Behind Tabriz Protests

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/28/2011McAleese, who Led UK Team that Ended Iranian Embassy Siege, Died at 61

McAleese, who Led UK Team that Ended Iranian Embassy Siege, Died at 61

[ obituary ] (via UK's Telegraph) John McAleese, who died on August 26 aged 61, led the SAS team that ended the Iranian embassy siege in central London in...

08/26/2011Son of Assassinated Doctor Who Examined Kahrizak Victims Speaks Out

Son of Assassinated Doctor Who Examined Kahrizak Victims Speaks Out

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/24/2011Iran Media Celebrates Libyan Rebels' Victory; Mashaei Death Threat

Iran Media Celebrates Libyan Rebels' Victory; Mashaei Death Threat

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/20/2011Tehran Prosecutor Confirms Hikers' Sentences

Tehran Prosecutor Confirms Hikers' Sentences

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/15/2011What to Wear? State-Run Daily Stirs Controversy with Special Hejab Section

What to Wear? State-Run Daily Stirs Controversy with Special Hejab Section

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/12/2011Ahmadinejad 'Illegally' Names New VP in Foreign Affairs Power Play

Ahmadinejad 'Illegally' Names New VP in Foreign Affairs Power Play

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/08/2011Regime's Concerns Grow over International Focus on Rights Violations

Regime's Concerns Grow over International Focus on Rights Violations

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/05/2011Report: Turkey Seizes Iran Arms Convoy; Guard General to Head OPEC

Report: Turkey Seizes Iran Arms Convoy; Guard General to Head OPEC

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

08/04/2011Majles Approves Ahmadinejad Ministerial Nominees after 'Stifled' Debate

Majles Approves Ahmadinejad Ministerial Nominees after 'Stifled' Debate

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/31/2011'Final' Day in Court for US Hikers; Jailed Journalist Wins Press Courage Prize

'Final' Day in Court for US Hikers; Jailed Journalist Wins Press Courage Prize

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/29/2011U.S. Accuses Iran of al-Qaeda Pact; Israeli Take on Tehran Assassination

U.S. Accuses Iran of al-Qaeda Pact; Israeli Take on Tehran Assassination

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/26/2011The Chill Council: Supreme Leader Creates Body to Ease Regime Strife

The Chill Council: Supreme Leader Creates Body to Ease Regime Strife

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/24/2011Iranian Scientist Assassinated in Tehran; Nature of His Work Unclear

Iranian Scientist Assassinated in Tehran; Nature of His Work Unclear

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/20/2011Roundup: Much Ado About Majles Elections

Roundup: Much Ado About Majles Elections

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories...

07/18/2011Conflicting Reports on Kurdish Militant Clash; Tehran Goes to the Dogs

Conflicting Reports on Kurdish Militant Clash; Tehran Goes to the Dogs

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/15/2011Ayatollahs Feud over Ahmadinejad Support, 'Freemasons' in Cabinet

Ayatollahs Feud over Ahmadinejad Support, 'Freemasons' in Cabinet

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/12/2011'Iran Is Being Ruined': Khatami on the Nation's Future; New Green Manifesto

'Iran Is Being Ruined': Khatami on the Nation's Future; New Green Manifesto

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/11/2011Speaking of Freedom: Mostafa Tajzadeh on the Upcoming Elections

Speaking of Freedom: Mostafa Tajzadeh on the Upcoming Elections

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/07/2011Mousavis Reported in Poor Health; Regime Strife Radiates to Education

Mousavis Reported in Poor Health; Regime Strife Radiates to Education

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/05/2011Revolutionary Guard Chief Jafari: Enemies Aim to 'Eliminate Iran Physically'

Revolutionary Guard Chief Jafari: Enemies Aim to 'Eliminate Iran Physically'

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

07/03/2011The Parliament and the President: Will They Grill Ahmadinejad?

The Parliament and the President: Will They Grill Ahmadinejad?

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/30/2011'Sufficient to Be Arrested': Female Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi

'Sufficient to Be Arrested': Female Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi

Press Roundup provides a selected summary of news from the Farsi and Arabic press and excerpts where the source is in English. Tehran Bureau has not verified these stories and...

06/29/2011