Arrest of “Happy” Iranians Highlights Rouhani’s Domestic Battles

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by Jasmin Ramsey* It was a perfect headline for the satirical online news site, “The Onion.” “Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too ‘Happy in Tehran’,” reads a May 20 New York Times blog title, with similar reports produced by news… Continue Reading  

Iran Blames U.S. For suicide attack in southeast

(Late-breaking updates below, including reactions and Jundullah’s claim of responsibility.) Iran blamed the United States for a suicide attack in the Islamic Republic’s restive Southeast. While Iran is mostly a Shia country, the Southeast is home to a Sunni ethnic… Continue Reading