Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Is Happening In Iran -- News Updates For June 1, 2009

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his opponents were serving the interests of the West. Hasan Sarbakhshian / Associated Press

Iran President's Rivals Slam His Foreign Policy -- L.A. Times

Challengers in the presidential race dare to criticize Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's positions on sensitive issues such as U.S. relations and Israel.

Reporting from Tehran -- In a political race most analysts predicted would hinge on domestic bread-and-butter issues, foreign policy has emerged as a major battleground -- and a potential Achilles' heel for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

With campaigns for the June 12 presidential election in full swing, none of the three challengers have shied away from publicly criticizing Ahmadinejad on topics long considered off-limits for debate in Iran, such as his stance on the country's nuclear program and his vitriol for Israel.

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More News On Iran

Iran: Polls put Ahmadinejad in lead -- Jerusalem Post
Iran set for intense vote battle -- Middle East Online
Iranian Candidate Taps Student Woes -- New York Times
Iran reformist candidate wants end of US sanctions -- Yahoo News/AP
Iran candidate Mousavi backs women's rights -- BBC
Iranian Women Campaign for Greater Rights -- Washington Times
Think tank accuses Ahmadinejad of distorting facts -- Yahoo News/AP
Homemade bomb on board plane raises tension ahead of Iran elections -- The Guardian
Suspected bomb found on Iranian flight -- The Telegraph
Three hanged in Iran mosque bombing -- L.A. Times
Iran Hangs 3 Men Held in Bombing of Mosque -- New York Times
Change in the Air in Iran -- David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion

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