Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 6.24.2005:
NY Times: Ahmadinejad Wins
The New York Times:
Ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to victory in Iran's presidential election on Saturday, an official said, spelling a possible end to fragile social reforms and rapprochement with the West. READ MOREAgence France Presse reports:
"It's finished," said one of Rafsanjani's closest personal aides. READ MOREThe next move is Europe's. This is their worst nightmare.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
- Reuters reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister said, A crisis with our neighbors will not change Iraq/US relations.
- BBC News reported that people in Iran have said that if Ahmadinejad wins, I will leave this country. It will be so dangerous. Many reports echo this sentiment.
- Iran Focus reported that hundreds of polling stations in Tehran and other towns and cities monitored were virtually empty. But the International Herald Tribune said the turnout was high. Sure.
- Interactive Investor reported that Iran's foreign minister said, Iran will eventually resume its controversial uranium enrichment activities regardless of the result of the Islamic republic's presidential election.
- SMCCDI reported the Islamic regime has re-opened, again, its very same sham ballot boxes in Los Angeles(CA). Then, they changed the location.
- Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the spokesman of the country's Elections Headquarters said, Reporting of violations of the Election Law at such a broad level is quite unprecedented and according to latest reports the violations are no longer limited to trivial illegal affairs.
- And finally, BBC Monitoring Service reports that an informed source at the Interior Ministry has reported the arrest of the Interior Ministry's director-general for parliamentary affairs.