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Jedenfalls große Oper. Was stellt wohl dieses Photo dar?

a. Den „Gefangenenchor“ aus einer zeitgenössischen Aufführung der Oper Nabucco

b. Es ist die parodistische Nachstellung eines Revolutionsgemäldes von Jacques-Louis David

c. Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday denounced defeated presidential candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi’s call for illegal rallies and called for their prosecution… und fordern die Todesstrafe, was Press TV einfach vergißt zu erwähnen.


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Terrorist Ahmad Vahidi tritt seinen Job an

Dabei widmet er sich wieder seinem Lieblingsthema – der „zionistischen Bedrohung“. Vahidi würde wohl selbst dann noch davon sprechen, wenn lediglich zwei Juden auf dem Nordpol lebten, denn jeder Jude ist ihm einer zuviel.

Iranian DM Vahidi: Any Move Against Iran Will Be Met With Decisive Response

Iran’s new defense minister, Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, said yesterday that Iran would respond decisively to any move against Iran.

Vahidi told the official Iranian news agency IRNA after winning his vote of confidence from the Majlis that his top priority is to upgrade the country’s defense capabilities.

In response to a question on the threats posed by the Zionist regime, he noted that the regime occupying Qods (Jerusalem) had received its answer during the 33-day and 22-day wars with Lebanon and the Palestinians, respectively.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Fars, Iran, 4. September 2009


Khamenei: Unrest Was Planned In Advance

In a speech to students, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the unrest that followed the June presidential election was planned in advance, but that he was not accusing the protest organizers of cooperating with foreign elements.

He said that it was better to consider the strong points of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government instead of attacking its weaknesses.

Source: Supreme Leader’s website, Iran, August 26, 2009


Turkish FM: Election Strengthened Iran

During a meeting in Istanbul with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotoglu said that Iran’s successful election had strengthened its standing in the world.

Source: ISNA, Iran, August 25, 2009


Iranian Officials: Rafanjani’s Son Must Stand Trial

Majlis National Security Council member Mahmoud Ahmadi-Bighash and a Student Basij official have called for prosecuting Mehdi Hashemi, the son of Hashemi Rafsanjani, after his role in leading the protests was revealed this week (August 25) during the trial of the protest detainees.

Source: IRNA, Iran, August 27, 2009

Halbwegs einsichtig

Iranian Majlis Member: There’s Substance To Stories Of Prison Sexual Torture

The Iranian website Parlemannews, which is identified with opponents of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the Majlis, stated that incidents of sexual torture were one reason for the closure of the detention facility at Kahrizak.

A member of the Majlis committee for examining the situation of the protest detainees told the website anonymously that the stories about sexual torture of the detainees in Kahrizak were grounded in fact.

Source:, August 26, 2009


Protest Victims Secretly Buried in Iran

The website Norooznews, associated with the reformist Mosharekat party, posted a report based on the testimony of an employee at the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Teheran, that on July 12 and 15, 2009, 44 victims killed during the post-election riots were buried in the cemetery in unmarked graves, under tight security. The cemetery management refused to answer the website’s questions regarding this matter.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Norooznews (Iran), 23. August 2009

Senior Iranian Official: Energy Sanctions against Iran Will Only Harm the West

In response to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s threat to impose sanctions on Iran if no progress is achieved on its nuclear dossier, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis national security committee, stated that Merkel’s threat was unrealistic and motivated by domestic considerations, and that expanding the energy sanctions on Iran would only harm the West.

Quelle (via MEMRI): Fars (Iran), August 22, 2009

*MEMRI=Middle East Media Research Institute