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May 29, 2008 No.
1937

Iranian Regime-Affiliated Websites and Their Hosts

In 2007, MEMRI posted a number of reports listing Islamist websites, forums, and blogs hosted in the West that support warfare against Coalition forces in Iraq and/or feature jihadist incitement and propaganda.[1] This report lists Iranian websites (most also hosted in the West) which are affiliated with the Iranian regime and are used by it to disseminate its ideology.

1. The website of the Islamic Revolution Document Center, affiliated with Ahmadinejad's security advisor Ruhollah Housseinian.

www.irdc.ir

ISP: Performance Systems International Inc., Washington DC, U.S.

2. Website affiliated with Hassan Rohani, an associate of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and president of the Expediency Council's Center for Strategic Research.

www.aftabnews.ir

ISP: ADDD2NET COM INC DBA LUNARPAGES, La Habra, California, U.S.

3. The website of the daily Iran, a propaganda outlet for Ahmadinejad's government.

www.iran-newspaper.com

ISP: Cherokee International LLC, California, U.S.

4. A conservative website affiliated with the Imam Reza Foundation

www.qodsdaily.com

ISP: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc., Texas, U.S.

5. The website of the ultra-conservative daily Kayhan. The editor of Kayhan is Hossein Shariatmadari, an associate of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

www.kayhannews.ir

ISP: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc., Texas, U.S.

6. The conservative website Farda, affiliated with Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqr Qalibaf.

www.fardanews.com

ISP: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc., Texas, U.S.

7. The conservative website Tabnak, affiliated with Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezai.

www.tabnak.ir

ISP: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.,Texas, U.S.

8. The conservative website Alborz, affiliated with military circles – has been used by the regime for recruitment of suicide bombers.

www.alborznews.net

ISP: ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc., Texas, U.S.

9. The website of the conservative daily Jomhouri-ye Eslami, which is affiliated with the religious seminaries of Qom and supports Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.

www.jomhourieslami.com

ISP: iWeb Dedicated HD, Montreal, Canada

10. The website of the conservative news agency Fars, which is affiliated with military circles and supports Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

www.farsnews.com

ISP: Ravand Cybertech Inc., Toronto, Canada

11. The website of the conservative daily Resalat, which is affiliated with economic circles and supports Ahmadinejad.

www.resalat-news.com

ISP: Ravand Cybertech Inc., Toronto, Canada

12. The website of the conservative news agency Mehr, associated with the regime, with military circles, and with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization.

www.mehrnews.com

ISP: RSPC-UK-eNew-Inc., U.K.

13. The website of the weekly Parto-ye Sokhan, affiliated with Ahmadinejad's patron Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-e Yazdi.

www.partosokhan.ir

ISP: NETDIRECT-NET, Frankfurt, Germany

14. The Sepah News website, affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

www.sepahnews.com

ISP: Ofogh, Tehran, Iran

[1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 374, "The Enemy Within: Where Are the Islamist/jihadist Websites Hosted, and What Can Be Done About It?" July 19, 2007, http://memrijttm.org/content/en/report.htm?report=2300; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1678, "Jihadist/Islamist Websites and Their Hosts (List II): Websites Supporting Jihad in Iraq – Hosted in the West", August 10, 2007, http://memrijttm.org/content/en/report.htm?report=2335; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 1741, "Jihadist/Islamist Websites and Their Hosts (List III): Websites Supporting Jihad in Iraq – Hosted in the West", October 16, 2007, http://memrijttm.org/content/en/report.htm?report=2423.