RFE/RL Iran Report — March 15, 2012


BBC Accuses Iran Of Cyberattack 
The BBC has suggested that a cyberattack against it on March 1 was part of Iranian efforts to disrupt the BBC’s Persian Service, which along with other foreign broadcasters has long proved an irritant to the clerically dominated regime. More 
Americans Against Israeli Iran StrikeAmericans Against Israeli Iran Strike 
Nearly three out of four Americans oppose a military strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a new poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and the University of Maryland. More

Azerbaijan Arrests 22 Terror SuspectsAzerbaijan Arrests 22 Terror Suspects 
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security has announced the arrests of 22 people on suspicion of plotting attacks on the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Baku. More 

Iran 'Has Last Chance' To Avoid WarIran ‚Has Last Chance‘ To Avoid War 
The Russian daily „Kommersant“ reports that at a meeting at the UN on March 12, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to inform Iran that it has one last chance to negotiate and avoid war. More 

U.S. Extends Iran ‚Emergency‘ 
U.S. President Barack Obama has extended the U.S national emergency with respect to Iran, declared on March 15, 1995, by one more year. More 

Iranian Parliament Quizzes AhmadinejadIranian Parliament Quizzes Ahmadinejad 
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad defended his leadership style in the first appearance by an Iranian president before parliament since the Islamic republic was founded in 1979. Some have even suggested the combative president emerged stronger from the challenge. More 
Nothing Comes Between Iranians And Their Satellite Dishes -- Not Even The PoliceNothing Comes Between Iranians And Their Satellite Dishes — Not Even The Police 
It appears that Iran’s war on satellite dishes is a losing one. Neither police raids nor stiff fines have been able to stop Iranians from watching their favorite shows. More 
Iran Authorities Block Ceremony To Honor Oscar-Winning DirectorIran Authorities Block Ceremony To Honor Oscar-Winning Director 
Iranian authorities are refusing to allow a ceremony to honor Asghar Farhadi and his film, „The Separation,“ which won Best Foreign Film at February’s Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.More 
Belarus Added To 'Enemies Of Internet' ListBelarus Added To ‚Enemies Of Internet‘ List 
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has added Belarus to its list of the „Enemies of the Internet.“ More 
Iranian Women's Rights Activists Say No To WarIranian Women’s Rights Activists Say No To War 
Iranian women’s right’s activists have taken to the Internet to express their concern that the specter of war is having a negative impact, particularly among females fighting for social change. More 
Parsing Supreme Leader Khamenei's Rare Praise For ObamaParsing Supreme Leader Khamenei’s Rare Praise For Obama 
In a burst of rare praise, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei made approving comments this week about Barack Obama’s discouragement of what the U.S. president called „loose talk of war“ with Iran over its suspect nuclear facilities. More 

Iran's Hard-Liners Chide Web CensorsIran’s Hard-Liners Chide Web Censors 
While blocking online content and arresting online journalists and bloggers has long been one of the main ways the Iranian regime strikes back at critics and opponents, now filtering is increasingly a tool in the ongoing power struggle within Iran’s conservative camp. More 

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