Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 6.2.2005:
Iran survey: 92 percent of voters to stay away from presidential polls
The People'’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) said in a press release that a survey of 1,730 adults eligible to vote showed that 92 percent of voters intend to boycott the elections. The survey was based on interviews conducted between May 27 and May 30, 2005. READ MOREHere are a few other news items you may have missed.
- The Washington Institute reviews the "Lawful Crimes" in Iran.
- SMCCDI reports that sporadic clashes happened at Khoy University, in western Iran.
- Albawaba.com reports that Mohammad-Reza Khatami, a prominent Iranian reformist and the brother of the Islamic Republic's president, said there are many problems regarding Iran-US relations but they are "solvable."
- Reuters reports that Iran's leading reformist presidential candidate, Moin, launched a radical platform, promising profound reviews of the Islamic state's political structure and of Tehran's relations with the United States.
- Washington Times reports that U.S. lawmakers and former military officers are backing the MEK.
- Islamic Republic News Agency reports that Presidential hopeful Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi narrowly escaped death.
- The NY Times reports that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld delivered a warning to Iraq's neighbors today against any country offering aid to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
- SMCCDI reports that students of Shiraz University protested against the persistent repression in Iran.
- And finally, more photos of student demonstrations.