Stories about Iran from November, 2011
Iran: British Embassy in Tehran Attacked
On 29 November, a crowd of about 1,000 people demonstrated near the British embassy in Tehran after Britain cut all financial ties with Iran over concerns about its nuclear program. The gathering was peaceful, before some participants stormed the building.
Iran: UK embassy under attack
A film in YouTube shows how a group of Iranian protesters attacked UK embassy in Tehran on Monday.
Iran: “Police brutality toward the protesters”
Hamid Darvishi, a pro-regime student who was among those who raided UK compounds in Tehran, describes [Fa] police brutality toward the protesters: “Our wild brothers in police were beating us in our heads. A soldiers asked us how much we were paid to raid the compound here?”
Iran: The Storming of the British Embassy
Somayeh Tohidlou, talks about the storming of British Embassy compounds by Iranian protesters. She writes [fa] in Friendfeed: “Are they wrong about the date? This is 2011, not 1979 [when protesters took the US embassy in Tehran] and the regime is 32 years old now, not new-born one.”
Iran: Raid on UK embassy
Amin Sabeti, blogger, linked to a picture which shows a man taking a poster of Pulp Fiction movie out of the UK embassy, wrote [Fa] in his Friendfeed page: “Look at this police! How strong he was reacting toward protestors!”
Iran:“Battlefield 3″ in Tehran
Ali Nazifpour, believes Battlefield 3, a video game which includes a search for nuclear bombs in a future Iran, portraits a very inaccurate, ridiculous picture of Iran.An online petition launched against this game.
Iran: Tehran Before the Revolution
Estekhdam has published several photos showing Tehran before Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Iran: TinTin in Tehran
Here is a satirical look at “Tin Tin in Tehran” published in several Iranian blogs.
Iran: Social networks blamed for terror plots
Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Police says social networks have been used for terror plots in Iran. Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam has urged ECO countries to establish a unified intelligence system to thwart these crimes.
Iran: Rojin Mohammadi, a female blogger arrested
Rojin Mohammadi,a feamle blogger and a medical student at Manila Medical School of Philippines got arrested [fa] upon her return to Iran and was transferred to Evin prison.
Iran: Ahmadinejad's top adviser under pressure
Iranian judiciary officials raided, government's official newspapers’ building and tired to arrest Ali Akbar Javanfekr,top aide to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on Monday.Here is a film showing this attack in You Tube.
Iran: A top missile designer killed in explosion
Pandar writes [fa] that Reza Mir Husseini, a member of Revolutionary Guard and a top missile designer was killed blast in a military base near Tehran last week.
Iran: Uncertainty After Deadly Blast at Arms Depot
A huge explosion at a military base near Iran's capital Tehran, killed at least 17 soldiers including one high-ranking Revolutionary Guard official on November 12. Officials say it was an accident, while bloggers speculate on other possibilities.
Iran: Campaign 99
Ali Abdi,an Iranian activist has launched “the Campaign 99”, interviewing Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City's Zuccotti Park and publishing their messages for Iranian protesters in jail.
Iran: Blast at military base
Tahririeh Khamoush reports[fa] an explosion occured at a military base in Azimieh district in Karaj, near Tehran. The blogger has published a photo regarding this story. Read more here.
Iran: Greens vs. Greens
Jaras, an Iranian Green site, was criticized by several bloggers over quoting unidentified sources in Tehran saying: “Since October 22, Mehdi Karroubi [a Green Movement leader] has no spokesperson outside the country.” Meanwhile, Saham News, the website of Mehdi Karroubi's National Trust Party, rejected the report published by Jaras. Farshad...
Iran: Referee gets beaten up
Khakestar writes [fa] that several English newspapers published the story how a referee in Iran beaten up in Iran League the match between Chooka Talesh vs Shahrdari Dezfool. Here is the film.
Iran: Remembering Joe Frazier
Several bloggers shared their childhood memories where they watched Joe Frazier and Mohammad Ali's match. Mohsen Kordi says [fa] sometimes people were so excited about the matches that they did not go to work and watch TV.
Iran: Bloggers React to Rumors of Military Strikes
The rumor of an impending Israeli or American millitary attack on Iranian nuclear facilities has become a top news story for both mainstream media and Iranian netizens.
Israel: Netizens Strongly Object to the Prospect of a Strike on Iran
Several Israeli media reports in recent days have discussed the possibility of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Following these reports, the Israeli public, for the first time, started seriously debating this important issue. Netizens react to the news on their blogs and on Twitter.
Iran: A Storm of Reactions to Hillary Clinton
A remark by Hillary Clinton in an interview with the BBC in October 26, that the Iranian Green Movement would be smart to seek foreign assistance, has spurred a lot of reactions - among others from the Green Movement's well known figures and bloggers.