Iran

Exposure of a Hezbollah network in Egypt: state of affairs, implications, and reactions in Egypt and in the Arab and Muslim world

In late 2008, Egyptian security services exposed a Hezbollah network which operated on Egyptian soil.
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Ahmad Vahidi, wanted by Interpol for participation in the 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires, is the new designated defense minister of Iran (still unratified by the Parliament).

His nomination signals the increasing strength of the Revolutionary Guards and Ahmadinejad’s intention to continue defying the West and subverting the Middle East.
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Spotlight on Iran

The president introduces his ministerial candidates: women named to cabinet for the first time since the Islamic revolution
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Two rare statements about Iran-Hezbollah relations:

Ali Akbar Velayati, advisor to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, admits Iran fully supports Hezbollah. Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary general, says Hezbollah derives legitimacy for its activities from Khamenei.
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Israel in the Iranian Media (July to Early August 2009)

In July and early August Israel maintained its prominent place on the Iranian political agenda despite the continuing internal struggle following the June elections and the prolonged popular protests.
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Spotlight on Iran

In his first post-election political defeat, President Ahmadinejad was forced to back down on the issue of appointing his deputy
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