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The gruesome details of Iran's alleged torture of students

In June 2009, following the contentious re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian security forces raided dorms at Tehran University, allegedly armed with tear gas. According to reports, some students were beaten, some killed, and others vanished. Show More Summary

Iran: Still Not A Free Country

Sune Engel Rasmussen looks at the state of censorship in Hassan Rouhani’s Iran and finds that, while the restrictive policies of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been rolled back, much remains the same as always: Authorities continue to close media outlets with the stroke of a pen. Show More Summary

Russia’s Media Trolls

Nearly six years ago, I penned a post titled “Leaders Who Lie,” mostly about the blatant misinformation campaign propagated by one Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I followed it up several years later with a similarly themed post titled “PR Rogues Gallery,” which broadened the meme to include Yasser Arafat, Syria’s Assad, Libya’s Qaddafi and Russia, which could […]

Message from the mullahs

(Scott Johnson) As badly as Barack Obama wants to sell us out to the mullahs, they have a way of reminding us just how they feel about us. Say what you will about him, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never much sought to camouflage his feelingsShow More Summary

How the U.S. Energy Boom is Changing America’s Place in the World

It wasn’t even five years ago that Iran reelected hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed presidential election, openly admitted it was building a uranium enrichment facility and brazenly test-fired missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel. Show More Summary

Iran: Rouhani Fights the Revolutionary Guards, Not Corruption

Just before leaving office, the Iranian press confronted president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a Transparency International report declaring Iran "the second most corrupt country in the world." As the outraged journalists demanded to know...Show More Summary

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

8 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Oh my! George Takei is a master Amazon review troll

"Brad and I figured it would be poetic justice to tuck one of these babies, along with a DVD of hard core gay porn, inside a gift basket sent to our favorite Iranian madman, ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad"

Iran Executions Skyrocket Under 'Centrist' Rouhani

Executions in Iran have skyrocketed since "centrist" President Hassan Rouhani came to power in June. According to UPI, "there were 190 executions carried out during the first half of 2013" while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president. However, there have already been 370 more executions under Rouhani since June of this year. Show More Summary

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Newly Reelected Israli Mayor Thanks God There are No Gay Residents in His City

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An Israli mayor is apparently taking a page out of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's playbook with his recent assertion that there are no homosexuals in his city. The Times of Israel reports that Moshe Abutbul, the newly reelected haredi...

Rouhani Interview Row: CNN Admits Using Iranian Translator But Says no Mistranslation Occurred

CNN recently made news when it reported that in a break with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted that the Holocaust actually occurred during WWII. Now Iranian authorities are claiming that CNN mistranslated their president’s words. Show More Summary

Rouhani statement on the Holocaust should lead to reconsideration of Ahmadinejad’s similar message

When you hear all this hoopla about how an Iranian official FINALLY admitted the historical reality of the Holocaust, remember these statements from previous Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian President Calls Holocaust ‘Reprehensible’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,during an interview with CNN, denounced the Holocaust and its horrors, in stark contrast to the words of his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But an Iran news agency said not so fast. Mr. Rouhani, in an interview on Tuesday with CNN, described the Holocaust as a “crime that the Nazis committed towards the […]

Iranian News Agency Accuses CNN Of Fabricating Translation In Which President Rouhani Acknowledged The Holocaust

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's trip to New York for the U.N. General Assembly has been observed closely, with many wondering if he will take the same hardline approach as his controversial predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Many were...Show More Summary

First Impressions on Rouhani's Speech

Here’s how Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s U.N. speech struck four Foundation for Defense of Democracy scholars:Ali Alfoneh:While a world away from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's primitive rhetoric, President Hassan Rouhani's speech never managed to reach the American audience. Show More Summary

Rouhani's World

Whatever comes out of the UN General Assembly session this week, Hasan Rouhani is the star of the show. Nothing new or surprising there; so was his predecessor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who thought he saw a blue halo over his head while he spoke. Show More Summary

Smooth-Talking Rouhani, Trash-Talking Ahmadinejad: Different Style, Same Substance

Trash-talking is a sports metaphor often used by individuals on the losing side of games. Rather than "walking the walk" (playing well), hey "talk the talk." While Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used trashy rhetoric about Holocaust...Show More Summary

Where are they now? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

12 months agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

"After the expiry of his second term he decided to withdraw from political life and started working again as a professor and teaches at the University of Science and Technology. A situation where the highest state official and a manShow More Summary

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