Monday, June 05, 2006


Mehran Riazaty published a summary of the recent comments by Iranian authorities on direct talks with the United States on its nuclear program.

The Wall Street Journal published a surprising interview with Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran. He called the US offer for direct talks with Iran "overall . . . a good move by Washington." The reason? "It will once and for all force Tehran's hand,"

Izvestia also published an interview with Reza Pahlavi who stated that by July-August he will have formed a non-violent movement with the purpose to overthrow the current regime in Tehran.

Bill Samii, Radio Free Europe reported that as unrest among ethnic Azeris in Iran settles down, disturbances involving university students are picking up.

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