Iran News Round Up – 28.Juni 2011

Summary
Mashaei accused of connection with Britain’s MI6; Iran test-fires 14 missiles, cites Israel, American bases in region as potential targets
Politics

  • Presidential Crisis:
    • Sobh-e Sadeq accuses Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei of being connected to the British MI6.
    • According to Mashreq, Mashaei’s absence from the political scene does not mean he has resigned from politics, but is a sign of his behind the scenes machinations.
    • According to Haft-e Sobh, close to Ahmadineajd, a number of Revolutionary Guards commanders close to Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf have resigned from their positions in order to run for parliament.
  • According to Sobh-e Sadeq, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had told the translator of a novel by Akram Osman, an Afghan author based in Norway, that he had read Osman’s book, which came as a surprise to the translator since the book had not yet been released in Iran.
Military and Security

  • The Great Prophet VI War Game:
    • According to Fars News, the Revolutionary Guards has test fired 14 surface to surface Zelzal and Shahab missiles during the game. According to Fars, the IRGC also „for the first time displayed the subterranean launching silos of long-range ballistic missiles.“
    • Commander Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, Revolutionary Guards Air and Space Force chief, says the Iranian made missiles have „2,000 kilometers range“ and added: „Our distance to the occupied lands [Israel] is no more than 1,200 kilometers and we don’t need missiles with a range wider than 2,000 kilometers… The Americans have reduced our problems by establishing military bases 130, 250 or at most 700 kilometers away from us in the depth of Afghanistan, which can be reached by these missiles… Besides the United States and the Zionist regime we do not feel any threat from other countries and our missiles are designed based upon the distance of American bases in the region along with the Zionist regime.“
  • Supreme Leader Khamenei visits the Islamic Republic Arms Fair: „The main goal of producing arms in the Islamic Republic is defensive.“
  • Sobh-e Sadeq commemorates the third year of establishment of „Guards units at provincial levels,“ which divided the force into 31 units. According to Sobh-e Sadeq, the Revolutionary Guards Ground Forces were divided between 21 provinces, and with the exception of Tehran [which has two command centers] a command center was established in each provincial capital.
  • Yadollah Javani, Revolutionary Guards Political Directorate chief, slams Voice of America Persian’s program „Sardaran-e Hokoumat, Hokoumat-e Sardaran“ [Commanders of the Regime, Regime of the Commanders].
  • Ali-Reza Tamizi, head of the Organization of Retired Guardsmen, says the Revolutionary Guards sees to it that retired guardsmen do not „deviate from the path because of which they joined the Guards.“
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