RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, RFE/RL Iran Report, vol. 10, issue 2, January 15, 2007



A weekly review of RFE/RL reporting and analysis about Iran.


REFORMISTS SAY THAT RIGHT DESTINED TO SPLIT

By Vahid Sepehri

January 15, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Iran's conservatives regularly maintain that they are united in the broad principles they espouse; just as regularly, reformists argue that there is a persistent division on the right. Could the right-wing electoral defeat in December divide conservatives once and for all?

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/4f47cee5-cab8-433a-9d67-1e9a522d2d85.html

U.S. EXPERT PREDICTS OIL-EXPORT CRISIS WITHIN A DECADE

January 12, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Economic geographer Roger Stern has predicted in a recent study in a U.S. National Academy of Sciences publication that Iran might run out of oil for export by 2015. Stern, a researcher at John Hopkins University, spoke with RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari about what this might mean.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/dc93e2c3-0923-4575-84e9-808c49eeb513.html

FORMER OFFICIALS, REFORMISTS CRITICIZE NUCLEAR POLICY

By Golnaz Esfandiari

January 10, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Despite last month's UN Security Council resolution imposing limited sanctions on Iran over its controversial nuclear program, the country's leaders say they will continue their nuclear work with great determination. At the same time, a growing number of voices inside Iran are calling for a change in Iran's nuclear policy.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/c1ddb942-8e8d-4b7e-aa41-5d7139c27a68.html

POWER CUTS IN AN ENERGY-RICH LAND SPARK PROTESTS

By Vahid Sepehri

January 10, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Despite its wealth of oil and natural-gas reserves, Iran has faced a gas crunch as people turn up the heat this winter.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/f3e4fa38-88f4-4b8a-87da-a2f5d76b457e.html


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