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February 16, 2011 No.
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From the MEMRI Iranian Media Blog

The following are recent posts from the MEMRI Iranian Media blog. Be sure to visit the Iranian Media Blog frequently (http://www.thememriblog.org/index.php/en/main_iran.htm?blogSubj=iran/&page=3) for breaking news and updates you will find nowhere else.

Turkish President In Iran: Turkey's Not A Military Launching Pad For U.S.


Turkish President Abdullah Gul says that Ankara will not allow the U.S. to use NATO bases in Turkey for military purposes against other countries.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34587.htm.

Iranian General Warns U.S. Of Consequences Of Meddling, Predicts Confrontations Coming Soon To U.S.


An Iranian senior commander has warned the U.S. against meddling in Iran's affairs.

Iranian Armed Forces deputy chief of staff for cultural affairs and defense publicity Brig.-Gen. Masoud Jazayeri said today, "The U.S. and White House will be shamefaced soon because of their measures."

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34586.htm.

Iranian Legislator Accuses Zionist Regime Of Involvement In Recent Unrest In Iran


An Iranian Majlis member said today that "the Zionist regime and its hirelings inside Iran" clearly had a hand in the February 14 unrest in Tehran.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34584.htm.

Cartoon In Rooz: Khamenei and Stalin

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34583.htm.

In Advance of Iran's Revolution Day, Iranian Regime Circles, Protest Movement Comment On Egypt's Uprising in the Mirror of the Iranian Revolution

By: A. Savyon and Y. Mansharof*

On the eve of celebrations marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (February 1-11), regime heads and spokesmen praised the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and claimed that they were both inspired by and constitute a direct continuation of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. According to them, such popular Islamic revolutions are destined to take place in the near future across the Arab world, reflecting the emergence of Islamic rule in the region in the face of the defeat of the West, led by the U.S., and of Israel.

To read the full report: In Advance of Iran's Revolution Day, Iranian Regime Circles, Protest Movement Comment On Egypt's Uprising in the Mirror of the Iranian Revolution.

Iranian Majlis Speaker Calls to Prosecute Mousavi, Karroubi; Activists Call to Continue the Protests

Following yesterday's (February 14) protests in Iran's cities, in which thousands took part, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani attacked the heads of the protest movement Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, saying they had "fallen into the trap set by the U.S. and the Zionists" and calling on the Majlis to have them prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34512.htm.

Ahmadinejad Halts Press Conference – After Turkish President Says Countries Of The Region Must Respect The Will Of Their Peoples

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad halted a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul after Gul called on the countries of the region to honor the will of their people.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34503.htm.

Iranian Officials; U.S. Working Against Egyptian Revolution; Palestine Intifada Expected

A senior Iranian Judiciary official, Mohammad-Javad Larijiani, who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said that the U.S. could order the Egyptian military, which it controls, to massacre the Egyptian people in order to thwart the revolution there.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34507.htm.

Iranian Revolution Anniversary Marked In Qatar


Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Abdullah Sohrabi and Qatari Minister of Environment Abdallah bin Mubarak bin Aaboud Al-Midhadhi, above, cut a cake during a function at the diplomatic club to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Iranian Islamic revolution.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34497.htm.

Advisor To Iranian Protest Leader Mousavi Says He Hasn't Heard From Leader In 24 Hours

Ardeshir Amir Arjomand, senior adviser to Iranian protest movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, said that he has had no news from Mousavi during the last 24 hours, because all communication lines are disconnected.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34458.htm.

In Iran, Protest Movement, Regime Prepare for February 14 Demonstrations


On February 12, 2011, the Iranian regime rejected the protest movement's request for permission to stage demonstrations in support of the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, planned by movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi for February 14, 2011. Ignoring the ban, the movement's coordination committee has called on its supporters to take to the streets anyway.

To read the full report: In Iran, Protest Movement, Regime Prepare for February 14 Demonstrations.

Commander of Iranian Basij: The Zionists Should Go Back to the Their Countries Before They Are Thrown into the Sea

The commander of Iran's Basij forces, Mohammad Reza Naqdi, advised the Zionists to go back to the countries they came from, otherwise the Palestinians would throw them into the sea, because Israel would soon be successfully besieged.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34446.htm.

Participants at Iranian Revolution Day Anti-Obama Protest

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34441.htm.

Kayhan: Egypt Must Revoke Its Peace Treaty with Israel

The Iranian daily Kayhan, which is close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, called on Cairo to revoke its peace treaty with Israel, in accordance with the will of the Egyptian people.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34439.htm.

Hojjatoleslam Seddiqi In Friday Sermon: Egyptians Wish They Had Leader Like Khamenei; Experience Of Iran's 1979 Revolution 'Can Be Very Useful For The People Of Egypt'; Mubarak's Ouster Means End Of An Anti-Islamic Establishment

In his sermon today, Tehran interim Friday prayer leader Hojjatoleslam Kazem Seddiqi said that the leaders of Egypt’s revolutionary people now wish that they had a leader like Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34436.htm.

Powerful Explosion In Qom, Iran

The Mashreg website, which is close to supporters of Ahmadinejad, reported a powerful gas pipeline explosion in the city of Qom, Iran.

Other local websites and blogs said that the explosion was at a nuclear facility.

(To view the explosion on YouTube, click here)

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34427.htm.

Ahmadinejad: Global Mahdi Revolution Has Begun

In his Revolution Day address, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared the beginning of the Mahdi Revolution, that he said would not be limited to the region but would spread across the globe.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34426.htm.

Iran Holds Hi-Tech Expo In Damascus

The exhibition highlights Iran's advances in nanotechnology, airplane manufacturing, medicine, oil and gas industry, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34435.htm.

Arbil Marks Iranian Revolution Anniversary

The leadership of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government took part in the celebrations in Arbil, marking the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34434.htm

Iran Builds Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Iranian scientists at the Atomic Energy Organization or Iran (AEOI) have designed and built a nuclear fusion device, named IR-IECF, IRNA reported yesterday.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34384.htm.

Ahmadinejad In Iranian Revolution Day Address: Iran Is Firm In Continuing Nuclear Path – We Don't Need World Powers; There Will Be A New Middle East – Without The U.S. And Israel


In his address marking the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insists that the nation remains determined to continue its nuclear path, as it marks the 32nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. He also stressed that a new Middle East will be created in the near future without the U.S. or Israel.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34382.htm.

'Kayhan' Editor: Popular Uprisings Will Soon Reach Israel, West

Hossein Shariatmadari, editor of the Iranian daily Kayhan, which is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, stated that the tornadoes caused by the Arab peoples in the Middle East against their countries' dictators will next reach Israel, the U.S., England, and France.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34352.htm.

IRGC Naval Official: Inspecting Our Ships Will Cause U.S. Great Damage

Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) naval commander Ali Fadavi has said that Tehran knows that there is routine inspection of its ships by other countries due to the U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34346.htm.

Ahmadinejad: Women Pioneered Islamic Revolution; Zionism Changed Feminism's True Course

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on February 8 addressed the organizers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference's Third Ministerial Conference on Women's Role in the Development of Member States, and praised Iranian women for their pioneering role in the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34342.htm.

Mash'al Praises Iran's Support For Palestinian Resistance, Says Resistance Is Stronger Every Day In Region


Hamas political bureau head Khaled Mash’al said in Damascus yesterday that the resistance is getting stronger every day in the region, and praised Iran for its unlimited support for the resistance of the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34354.htm.

Fars Report: Iranian Air Force To Test Military Power in Joint Drills With Allies


According to the Iranian news agency Fars, Iranian Air Force commander Brig.-Gen. Hassan Shah Safi has announced that the country plans to test its experience and capabilities outside the country's borders by staging joint military exercises with allies.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34353.htm.

Press TV Report: Iran Opens Another School In Iraq

The Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad has attended the opening ceremony of Al-Insaniyah Secondary School in Al-Khalis Province, Iraq. The school was funded and constructed by the Iranian government.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34340.htm.

Iranian Website: Praise Of Facebook, Twitter By Ahmadinejad Circles – Dishonest

The Iranian website Kaleme, which is identified with the protest movement leaders, stated that praise voiced by circles of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the role played by Facebook and Twitter in the protests in Tunisia and Egypt is dishonest, because during the unrest in Iran they perceived these media as a danger to the region.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34308.htm.

Syrian Minister: Iranian Technological Process Source Of Honor, Pride For Syria


In an interview with Fars News on the sidelines of a visit to Iran's high Hi-Tech Expo in Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian Minister of Telecommunications and Technology Imad Sabbuni lauded Iran's progress in the technological and scientific fields.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34318.htm.

Fars: Majlis Speaker, Qatari Crown Prince Discuss Muslim World, Regional Issues


Iranian Majlis speaker Ali Larijani and Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani today discussed the latest developments in Iran-Qatar relations and the Muslim world.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34317.htm.

Iranian Fars News Agency Cartoons On The Crisis In Egypt

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34313.htm.

Iranian Ambassador To Lebanon: We Are Obligated To Aid The Popular Struggle In Arab Countries

Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Rokinabadi said that the Iranian government of the "rule of the jurisprudent" is carrying out God's commandments, and that Tehran is cooperating with all sides in Lebanon, but not with those collaborating with Israel.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34253.htm.

Ahmadinejad's Office Director In Damascus: The Iranian Revolution Is A Divine Revolution

Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaii, the director of the office of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said during his visit to a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus that Iran's Islamic Revolution is divine and belongs to all freedom seekers in the world, not only to Iranians.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34252.htm.

Iranian Warships Arrive In Jeddah


Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari

A 12th group of Iranian warships carrying Iran's message of peace and friendship has arrived at the Saudi port of Jeddah. "A group of warships belonging to the Iranian Navy, which has been sailing across the high seas, has entered the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, with the aim of promoting friendly relations and sending the message of peace and friendship to countries in the region," said Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari yesterday.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34198.htm.

Photos: Iran Unveils Latest Aerospace Achievements


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad participated in a ceremony to unveil the country's latest aerospace achievements.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34230.htm.

On Eve Of Iran's Revolution Day, Reports In Iranian Media On Aerospace Achievements, Improved Missile Capability


On the eve of Iran's Revolution Day, set for February 11, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today launched four domestically made satellites. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Ja'fari said that the U.S. planned to attack Iran but backed down due to fear of Iranian suicide forces.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34207.htm.

Lebanese Christian MPs Respond To Iranian FM's Statements On Islamization Of Region

In response to February 1 statements by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, that the events in Tunisia and Egypt herald the Islamization of the Middle East, Lebanese Christian MP Nabil Nicolas, from the March 8 Forces, said that an Islamic regime is no problem for Christians in Lebganon because in Iran Christians have full rights.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34140.htm.

Report: Tehran, Washington Hold Secret, Positive Talks

Aljarida.com has reported on secret and positive talks between the U.S. and Iran, despite the failure of last month's Istanbul talks.

According to the report, U.S. President Barack Obama sent his envoy Bill Richardson to continue the talks with Tehran in secret channels.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34139.htm.

Iranian Air Force Upgrades Domestically Produced Smart Bomb


Iranian Air Force deputy commander Brig.-Gen. Aziz Nasirzadeh said that Iran's experts have managed to upgrade a domestically made 2,000-pound smart bomb to boost its range.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34109.htm.

In Iran, Calls Against The Regime


Poster: "We All Take To the Streets On 14 Bahman [February 3]"

Students in Shiraz, in southern Iran, have called on the public in the city to demonstrate tomorrow against the regime and to protest the dictatorial regime, that it says has brought the people executions, detentions, scarcity, and corruption.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34061.htm.

'Kayhan' Editorial Board Member: Saudi Arabia, Israel Will Fall After Egypt


Sa'dallah Zara'i, a member of the editorial board of the Iranian daily Kayhan, said at a conference on "From the Fall of Dictators to the Emergence of a Single Nation" that Israel would survive for one year from the date of the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34016.htm.

Iran Launches 'Wikifiqh'

Iran's Islamic Documentary Organization has recently launched the "Wikifiqh" portal, containing over 50,000 statements on fiqh, or Islamic jurisprudence.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/33966.htm.

Iranian Armed Forces Cmdr: Iranian Navy Fully Controls Persian Gulf


Iranian Armed Forces headquarters commander Maj.-Gen Hassan Firouzabadi said today that the Iranian Navy is in full control of the passage of foreign vessels to the Persian Gulf.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/33965.htm.

Iranian Naval Commander Underlines Importance of Iranian Presence On High Seas


Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyar said that the presence of the Iranian fleet of warships in the high seas and international waters is of paramount importance and indicates the country's might and power.

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/33873.htm.

Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami Accuses America and the Zionists of Being the 'Real Instigators' of the Riots and Calls to Deal with Oppositionists 'Harshly and in a Legal Manner'


Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, which aired on IRINN, the Iranian news channel, on February 15, 2011.

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami: "The Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom, which exists only on the Internet, appears only in order to publish communiqués denouncing [the regime]. They caused this battle by..."

To read the full report: http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/34569.htm