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  • VIDEO MIX: Violent protests erupt across Iran after surprise fuel price increase announced

    11/16/2019 10:08:06 AM PST · by MassMinuteman · 24 replies
    TEHRAN, IRAN ó Iran's government abruptly raised gasoline prices and imposed strict rations early Friday prompting large protests in major cities across the country with angry crowds calling for the ouster of President Hassan Rouhan. The price of fuel has been increased by up to 300 percent in some locations exacerbating the fears of protesters already struggling under extreme economic pressure as its economy worsens under U.S. sanctions.
  • Iranís Rouhani unveils massive internal corruption allegations

    11/10/2019 9:41:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    J Post ^ | November 10, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iranís President Hassan Rouhani traveled to the city of Yazd on Sunday to deliver a speech about Iranís economy, the oil sector and to express sympathy with earthquake victims. He also revealed massive allegations of corruption. In a rare rebuke, the president attacked the oil minister and demanded to know where $700 million in funds have gone, and slammed the judiciary and the Central Bank over a separate $2 billion corruption case. Rouhani began his speech with good news, arguing that since April, the economy of Iran has stabilized, despite difficult pressures from abroad Ė a reference to the US...
  • (From 2005) Former Hostages Allege Iran's New President Was Captor

    09/23/2007 8:09:15 PM PDT · by khnyny · 50 replies · 656+ views
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2005
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- The White House said Thursday it is taking seriously the allegations by former hostages that Iran's hardline president-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was one of their captors at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran a quarter century ago. President Bush told foreign reporters he has "no information, but obviously his involvement raises many questions." "As soon as I saw the face, it rang a lot of bells to me," Don Sharer, who served as the embassy's naval attache at the time, told CNN. "...Take 20 years off of him. He was there. He was there in the background, more...
  • Iranian Alert - July 7, 2005 - Iran's President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's own website

    07/08/2005 8:09:37 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 2,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.7.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Complete Bio - In His Own Writing 1 July 2005: Is the president-elect of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one of the hostage-takers at the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979? The Northeast Intelligence Network called upon its Farsi-language resources to help determine the answer to this question. Sure enough, the answer is readily found on the official website of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, written entirely in Farsi, and complete with images. The website includes various documents from Ahmadinegadís campaign where he claims "I Can Control the Americans - I Have Experience Doing It".In one particularly...
  • Sources: CIA finds Iranian president likely not hostage-taker

    08/13/2005 10:43:29 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 633+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005
    Analysis not final, officials say WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A CIA report has determined with "relative certainty" that Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was not involved in the taking of U.S. hostages 26 years ago, three government officials told CNN on Friday. The officials insisted on anonymity, saying they did not want to speak for the CIA about its report. Another U.S. official said the tone of the report is that there is no evidence to date that the new Iranian president was among those who held U.S. diplomats hostage. The officials cautioned that the analysis is not final. Two former...
  • Rafsanjani of Iran delicately Put: We're in Serious Trouble

    07/03/2005 7:20:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 67 replies · 2,186+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Monday, Jul 4, 2005
    At Friday prayers this week, Hashemi Rafsanjani appeared for the first time since his defeat and announced: "we have serious problems and we're faced with serious danger." His statement came amid the excited speculation about the part Ahmadinejad played in the U.S. hostage taking, and the hoopla surrounding Iran's head of parliament's first visit to Belgium and a cancelled reception. It seems Scott Ritter was right when he said recently: "The war against the Islamic Republic has begun." Western Media Against Iran In the nine days since the annoucement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the sixth president of the Islamic Republic,...
  • Ex-Iranian Agent: Photo Not Ahmadinejad

    07/02/2005 10:58:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies · 1,679+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 02, 2005 at 10:52:25 PDT | ALI AKBAR DAREINI ASSOCIATED PRESS
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A top Iranian former secret agent said Saturday that the hostage-taker in a 1979 photograph that has come under intense scrutiny is not President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but a former militant who committed suicide in jail. Saeed Hajjarian, a top adviser to outgoing President Mohammad Khatami, identified the man in the photo dating to the 1979 U.S. Embassy siege as Taqi Mohammadi. Iran's newly elected president has been accused of being a main participant in the taking of American hostages at the embassy. Six former U.S. hostages who saw the president-elect in photos or on television said...
  • Iranian Alert - June 30, 2005 - Iran Leader Linked To '79 Embassy Crisis

    07/01/2005 12:25:56 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,261+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Washington Times Iran Leader Linked To '79 Embassy Crisis Excerpt: Joyce Howard Priceand David R. Sands, The Washington Times:Americans held in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Iran said yesterday they clearly recall Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad playing a central role in the takeover, interrogating captives and demanding harsher treatment for the hostages. "As soon as I saw his picture in the paper, I knew that was the bastard," said retired Army Col. Charles Scott, 73, a former hostage who lives in Jonesboro, Ga. "He was one of the top two or three...
  • Bush Questions Iran Leader-Elect's Past

    06/30/2005 4:02:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies · 851+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7 minutes ago | NEDRA PICKLER,
    WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday it was investigating whether Iran's new president played a role in seizing the American Embassy and holding 52 U.S. captives a quarter century ago. President Bush said the allegation by former hostages "raises many questions." The administration was reviewing its files on Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the hostage comments were brought to light by The Associated Press. "I have no information, but obviously his involvement raises many questions," Bush said in an interview with foreign reporters. The administration said it would have to deal with Ahmadinejad, regardless of his past. Ahmadinejad has...
  • BBC: Iran victor 'kidnap role' probe ~~ The US says it is examining reports....

    06/30/2005 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 253 replies · 3,154+ views
    BBC ^ | : Thursday, 30 June, 2005, 15:11 GMT 16:11 UK | staff
    Iran victor 'kidnap role' probe The president denies being among the hostage-takers The US says it is examining reports that Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took part in the 1979 hostage-taking at Tehran's US embassy.Some of the former US hostages have said they recognise Mr Ahmadinejad as one of their captors. But three Iranians involved in the action, as well as Mr Ahmadinejad's own staff, have denied that he took part. Mohsen Mirdamadi, the hostage-takers' leader, told the BBC that the new president had not been there. You could make him a blond and shave his whiskers, put him in...
  • Former American Hostages Claim Iran's New Leader Held Them Captive

    06/29/2005 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 2,748+ views
    AP ^ | 06/29/05 | AP
    Former American Hostages Claim Iran's New Leader Held Them Captive Published: June 29, 2005 8:25 PM ET SAVANNAH, Ga. A quarter-century after they were taken captive in Iran, five former American hostages say they got an unexpected reminder of their 444-day ordeal in the bearded face of Iran's new president-elect. Watching coverage of Iran's presidential election on television dredged up 25-year-old memories that prompted four of the former hostages to exchange e-mails. And those four realized they shared the same conclusion -- the firm belief that President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been one of their Iranian captors. "This is the guy....
  • AP Photo shows Iranís new President as 1979 US hostage-taker

    06/29/2005 10:17:03 AM PDT · by adaven · 181 replies · 4,558+ views
    AP Photo shows Iranís new President as 1979 US hostage-taker Wednesday, 29th June 2005 Iran Focus London, Jun. 29 - Iran Focus has learnt that the photograph of Iranís newly-elected president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, holding the arm of a blindfolded American hostage on the premises of the United States embassy in Tehran was taken by an Associated Press photographer in November 1979. Prior to the first round of the presidential elections on June 17, Iran Focus was the first news service to reveal Ahmadinejadís role in the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The identity of Ahmadinejad in the...
  • Iranís Ahmadinejad weighs in on Trump, LeBron James spat

    08/05/2018 4:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Iranís former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadís quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter ó which is banned in Iran ó to write Sunday: ďIn my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them.Ē He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning Jamesí intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president....
  • Joy Reid Blog Post Attacked Wolf Blitzer for Being Too Soft on Jews

    07/06/2018 9:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 1, 2018 | Mairead McArdle
    In a post on her now-defunct blog, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid attacked CNNís Wolf Blitzer for treating Jewish guests with too much understanding. Blitzer is a ďformer flak for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),Ē reads the post from July 16, 2006. ďHe doesnít even try to hide his affinity for his Israeli guests, or his partisanship for their cause, while turning instantly to prosecutorial mode when questioning any guest who has the dumb luck to be an Arab or Muslim in King Blitzerís court,Ē Reid continues. ďItís actually quite stunning how brazen Blitzerís bias has become.Ē In...
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehranís behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administrationís contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administrationís outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...
  • In surprise move, Iran's Ahmadinejad to run for president

    04/12/2017 12:17:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 Apr 17 | AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL
    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad's decision could upend an election many believed would be won by moderate President Hassan Rouhani, who negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers. Though Rouhani has yet to formally register, many viewed him as a shoe-in following Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recommendation in September for Ahmadinejad to stand down and conservatives' inability to coalesce around a single candidate. Ahmadinejad's firebrand style could prove appealing for...
  • US Belongs to All Nationsí: Ex-Iran president writes a letter to Donald Trump

    02/26/2017 9:34:38 AM PST · by notaliberal · 40 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 02/26/2017 | Unknown
    ranís former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows ďthe contemporary US belongs to all nationsĒ. It isnít the first dispatch sent by Ahmadinejad, who has counted US Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama among his pen pals. But this letter, weighing in at over 3,500 words, comes as criticism of Trump over his travel ban affecting seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran mounts in Tehran. It also may serve to burnish Ahmadinejadís image domestically after the nationís Supreme Leader warned...
  • Did Obama pay hush money to Iran to keep incident quiet?

    09/20/2016 9:20:43 AM PDT · by ncfool · 32 replies
    Twitter feed ^ | September 20, 2016 | self
    A twitter posting of a Wikileak item is speculating about the alleged plane crash in 2012 involving Hillary Clinton in Iran. While its has been speculated on over the last couple of years it was or has never been proven to have occurred. Did the incident happen? Perhaps Obama's payment of the HUGE cash amounts is related to the cover up of this story? I doubt it but with this regime you just never know fiction or non-fiction.
  • Officials Shifting Focus to Iran

    04/11/2008 8:47:46 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 103+ views
    Militay.com ^ | April 11, 2008 | Staff
    The hours of congressional testimony, the speeches and the press conferences this week were all, nominally, about Iraq. But another, equally explosive question - what to do about Iran - loomed over the presentations by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, over U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and over U.S. strategy for the Middle East. Petraeus and Crocker, arguing that there has been progress in stabilizing Iraq since President Bush ordered a troop build-up there last year, fingered Iran's support for Shiite militias in Iraq, which they called "special groups," as the No. 1 threat...
  • Ahmadinejad Translator/NBC Contributor: US Not Giving Anything, Iran Giving Everything

    07/28/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has retired as president of Iran. Why didn't NBC hire him and cut out the middle-man? But seriously, what did NBC think it was getting when it hired as a "contributor" someone who served as Ahmadinejad's translator and who in that role mouthed his vicious anti-Semitic rants? On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show this evening, Hooman Majd claimed the Iran deal is "a good deal for Iran, probably a better deal for the US," and that the US is not giving up anything, that there is no "signing bonus" since "it is Iran's money." In an illogical leap...