Ahmadinejad Urges Iranians to
‘Raise the Flag of Martyrs
Over the White House’

Former Iranian president back on public stage in rare speech
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged from hiding on Wednesday to deliver a rare public speech in which he told Iranians, “We can rest the day that we raise the flag of martyrs over the White House,” according to an independent translation of Persian language media reports.

Iran Spending Medical Funds on Luxury Cars

NIAC ‘propaganda’ collapses under facts
An Iranian pharmacist/AP

The Iranian parliament’s recent investigation into a scheme to import luxury cars instead of medicine threatens to erode the credibility of a leading pro-Iran lobbying group that has long claimed that economic sanctions are preventing access to medicine in Iran.

WMD Czar: Negotiations with Iran Unlikely to Lead to Deal

Gary Samore: ‘Indications don’t appear very promising’
Gary Samore / AP

The latest round of nuclear negotiations between world leaders and Iran this week are not likely to lead to a comprehensive deal, according to President Obama’s former “WMD Czar.”

Western Media Outlets Confuse Iranian Film Festivals

Inconsistencies raise concerns about credibility of Iran coverage
Students at the 2005 World Without Zionism conference / AP

Western media outlets reporting on the cancellation of a little-known Iranian film festival appear to have confused it with the infamous World Without Zionism conference, which in 2005 featured a call from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to wipe Israel “from the map.”

Wild Card

Outgoing Iranian president could play destabilizing role in Iranian election
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could emerge as an unlikely wild card in the country’s upcoming elections following a full-blown falling out with Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to regional experts.

Ahmadinejad, a once loyal Khamenei ally, has butted heads with the supreme leader as his presidential term comes to an end this June.