Ahmadinejad Recalls Dozens Of Iranian Ambassadors Who Supported Protests

The Iranian news agency Fars reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has recalled some 40 Iranian ambassadors, some due to their support for the protest movement that followed the June presidential election.

An Iranian diplomat stated that some of the ambassadors had not complied with the Iranian government’s request to film demonstrators in front of Iranian embassies so that it could identify the protest leaders, and had not defended the Iranian government’s positions.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Rooz, Iran, 2. September 2009; Fars, Iran, September 1, 2009

Chavez To Visit Iran Soon

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to visit Iran in the coming days.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Khabaronline, Iran, 1. September 2009

Al-Arabiya: 90% Think Rape Of Detainees In Iranian Prisons Was Preplanned

A survey of the Persian section of the Al-Arabiya television network website showed that 90% of respondents thought that the prison rape of protest detainees in Iran was planned in advance by the Iranian regime.

Also, 5% of respondents said that the regime was not involved in the matter, while another 5% thought that it was dissident propaganda.

Quelle (via MEMRI):, 30. August 2009

Tabnak: Obama Wrote Second Letter to Iran

The Iranian website Tabnak says that U.S. President Barack Obama recently sent a second letter to Iran, but stated that the content was unknown.

It assessed that in the letter Obama asks to begin negotiations with Iran, and points out that other European countries are planning to step up sanctions against it.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Tabnak, Iran, 2. September 2009

Lebanese Daily: Lebanese Army Gives Iran Weapons Wish List

The Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar reports that in response to an offer by the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, the Lebanese Army has given the embassy a list of its weapons needs, focusing primarily on aerial defense systems.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Al-Akhbar, Libanon, September 2, 2009

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