Posts Tagged ‘Iranian elections

05
Aug
09

President Ahmadinejad is sworn in – is he right to be suspicious of foreigners?

Ahmadinejad swearing inIran’s President Ahmadinejad has taken his oath for a second term after weeks of unrest following the elections. In his speech after being sworn in, he criticised foreign powers who have cast doubt over the validity of the elections. He said Iran would resist these countries. Referring to countries that have decided not to send letters of congratulation to the President, he said, “We heard that some of the Western leaders had decided to recognise but not congratulate the new government… Well, no-one in Iran is waiting for your messages.” Continue reading ‘President Ahmadinejad is sworn in – is he right to be suspicious of foreigners?’

30
Jul
09

On air: Has anything in Iran changed?

nedaIt has been 40 days since Neda was shot dead in Iran, and this is traditionally marked by Shia Muslims.

People are posting messages in memory of her. Jamshid wrote

‘…We will never forget you nor what you represent – the will of a nation to be free! Sleep in peace Neda, for the Iranian nation is awake.’

40 days on, has anything changed in Iran?

Continue reading ‘On air: Has anything in Iran changed?’




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