Iran

Iran’s activity in East Africa, the gateway to the Middle East and the African continent

Africa is an important target for Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s ambitious foreign policy. In recent months Iran has shown increasing interest in Africa, following its efforts to establish its presence in Latin America, the United States’ back yard. In February 2009 Ahmadinejad visited several East African countries (including the Comoro Islands, Djibouti and Kenya). During his
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Israel on Iranian media (summary for June and the first half of July 2009)

Iranian media and spokesmen continue to demonize Israel, accusing it of complicity with the West in plotting against Iran.
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Iran tightens its security collaboration with Persian Gulf countries in an attempt to secure regional hegemony.

It also strives to moderate the tension with its neighbors and to prevent them from being used as a launching pad for attacks against Iran.
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Terrorism and media: Bitter dispute within Al-Quds TV, Hamas’s satellite TV channel, which began broadcasting from Beirut seven months ago, led to the dismissal of an Algerian journalist.

He criticized the channel’s triviality and exposed its Iranian financing, also used for the directors’ life of luxury.
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Initial Arab-Muslim responses to President Obama’s speech in Cairo from Iran and Hezbollah, Syria, the Palestinian arena and the global jihad

American President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo was intended as a historic moment to redefine the status, image and mutual relations between the United States and the Arab-Muslim world.
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The hate industry: Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial policy has turned into one of the controversial issues ahead of Iran’s presidential election.

Without acknowledging the true extent of the Holocaust, the president’s opponents claim that Holocaust denial has isolated Iran and compromised its interests.
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