Spotlight on Iran (Week of December 30, 2010-January 6, 2011)

Issued on 06/01/2011 Type Article
President reorganizes office, removes 14 advisors

Spotlight on Iran (Week of December 23-30, 2010)

Issued on 30/12/2010 Type Article
Trouble in president’s office: office chief once again sparks controversy; first vice president implicated in criminal activity

Spotlight on Iran (Week of December 16-23, 2010)

Issued on 23/12/2010 Type Article
Ahmadinejad’s economic revolution: implementation of subsidy policy reform begins

The Asian convoy's activists reached Iran, where they were officially welcomed by Ahmadinejad and others.

Issued on 16/12/2010 Type Article
The Asian convoy's activists reached Iran, where they were officially welcomed by Ahmadinejad and others. The visit was exploited for a display of hatred against Israel and the West, and praise for Iran. Some Majlis members are expected to join the convoy. Apparently the Iranian regime supports it in other ways.

Spotlight on Iran (Week of December 9-16, 2010)

Issued on 16/12/2010 Type Article
After years of tensions and disagreements, Ahmadinejad dismisses Foreign Minister Mottaki

Spotlight on Iran (Week of December 2-9, 2010)

Issued on 09/12/2010 Type Article
Iran takes tough stance as nuclear talks in Geneva resume
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Exporting the Islamic Revolution was one of the Iranian revolution's original, basic objectives. Iran seeks regional hegemony and dominance of the Muslim world, and to that end has developed a network of underground organizations and terrorist groups within Islamic (especially Shi'ite) communities in the Middle East and around the world, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and beyond.
As one of Iran's main tools for exporting the revolution, Iran supports countries and organizations using terrorism to attack Israeli, American and Western interests; Iran seeks to destabilize and subvert pro-Western regimes to promote its own interests.
Israeli-Iranian relations had their ups and downs. During the reign of the Shah of Iran the two countries were allied politically. After the revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran revoked its recognition of Israel and ended all official relations with it. Khomeini often publicly expressed his extremist anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist positions even while living in exile. Relations between Iran and Israel became even more strained when Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005. The regime in Iran repeatedly states its intention of destroying Israel and its policies, which include Holocaust denial, are both anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic.
To implement its anti-Israeli policies Iran has broadened its ties to the terrorist organizations operating against Israel. Iran encourages the terrorist organizations, especially the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, to attack Israel, and finances and arms both organizations. In recent years large shipments of weapons from Iran have been intercepted as they were en route to the Palestinian terrorist organizations.
To promote its regional and global interests and aspirations, Iran is developing military nuclear capabilities and developing long-range missiles and war heads which can reach Israel, the rest of the Middle East and Europe.