RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, RFE/RL Iran Report, Vol. 10, No. 4, Thursday, February 1, 2007



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


POLITICIANS REACT TO GOVERNMENT'S DISRESPECT FOR PARTIES

By Vahid Sepehri

The populist ideas of President Mahmud Ahamdinejad's government were made evident recently in remarks by Culture Minister Hussein Saffar-Herandi, who has been skeptical about the usefulness of political parties.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/526b5203-ca44-422e-95a9-d45badae0076.html


RIFT EMERGING BETWEEN PRESIDENT AND CLERICS

By Vahid Sepehri

The Iranian dailies "Ayande-yi No" and "Etemad" have commented this month on increasingly fragile relations between theologians in Qom -- Iran's main center of religious studies -- and the government of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/8af4970f-8085-4abc-80d8-79f26251b184.html


TEHRAN TO PONDER UN OFFER TO DELAY SANCTIONS

By Breffni O'Rourke

Iran says it is considering an offer from the United Nations which would suspend sanctions against Iran for a certain period of time if Iran stops its sensitive nuclear work.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/f37cf1ca-2c51-43d8-bcfd-a0d6e568589b.html


EL-BARADEI SAYS ATTACK ON COUNTRY WOULD BE CATASTROPHIC

By Golnaz Esfandiari

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Muhammad el-Baradei has warned that an attack on Iran would be catastrophic and encourage Tehran to develop a nuclear bomb.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/20e65b32-383f-4778-a13d-1d438c4e2f34.html


POLITICAL ELITE SEEN AS MOVING TO RESTRAIN PRESIDENT

By Breffni O'Rourke

Hints are emerging in Tehran that Iranians of various political persuasions are trying to put the brakes on firebrand President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/a295a181-d6c9-4896-85f3-55a313026454.html


HEALTH OFFICIAL FEARS NEW WAVE OF HIV INFECTIONS

By Vahid Sepehri

Iranian officials frequently maintain that most of that country's HIV infections are the result of intravenous drug abuse -- often in prison.

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/01/74458a24-6543-4303-837c-4edf280eaf14.html



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