Mohsen Rezai Biography and Campaign News


Name: Mohsen Rezai

Birthyear: 1954[1]

Birthplace: Bakhtiari tribal areas near Masjed Soleyman, Khouzestan Province[2]

Education: High school graduate, Ph.D. in economics from Tehran University 1992[3]

Mehdi Karrubi Biography and Campaign News

Poster of Karrubi in Shiraz, Iran in June 2005 (Photo by Snorkel, available at Flickr)

Name: Mehdi Karrubi (Hojjat al-Eslam)

Birthyear: 1937[1]

Birthplace: Ali-Goudarz, Lorestan Province[2]

Iranian Media Reaction to Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech

Flags at the UN in Geneva (Photo by lilivanili, available at Flickr).

Ahmadinejad's Speech at the UN Durban Conference on Racism

On April 20, 2009, delegates from twenty-three countries walked out of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN Durban Review Conference held in Geneva in response to his remarks.[1]   In the speech, Ahmadinejad said:

What Do Structural Changes in the Revolutionary Guards Mean?

The old Washington adage that personnel are policy is as true in the Islamic Republic if Iran as in the United States. On September 1, 2007, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari--also known as Aziz Jafari and Ali Jafari--to be the seventh commander in chief of the IRGC (see table 1).[1] Two days later, he promoted him to major general.[2] Jafari immediately announced fundamental structural reform in the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic.