27 May 2024
An Iran judiciary official†has confirmed the arrest†of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Postís correspondent in Tehran.
Rezaian was detained on Thursday with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two freelance journalists.

See†Iran Feature: Tehran Detains 3 Journalists, Including Washington Postís Rezaian

The head of the judiciaryís Tehran Province Office, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, gave no details of charges, saying, ďThe probe into the case is still in the preliminary stage, and information on that can be made public [only] after technical investigations and interrogation.Ē

Esmaeili declared, ďThe security forces are in full command of the country and monitor all enemy moves,Ē saying they will not allow ďthe enemy and its lackeys to throw their weight aroundĒ in Iran.

Hundreds of journalists, including several foreign correspondents, have been imprisoned in Iran since the disputed 2009 Presidential election.

(Featured Photo: Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi)



Tehran Friday Prayers: Arm Palestinians in West Bank as Well as Gaza
Tehran Friday Prayers leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami used his sermon to†call for weapons to be sent to Palestinians†to fight Israel, ďThe West Bank should be armed like Gaza so that the hellish regime will be perished through the West Bankís cooperation with Gaza.Ē

Khatami continued, ďThe only remedy is armed resistance, the resistance which has turned Tel Aviv to a ghost town and has made the Zionistsí day a dark, black night.Ē

Khatamiís message follows similar calls by the Supreme Leader and the military this week.

Ayatollah Khamenei†told university students on Wednesday night, ďUntil the time this cold-blooded murderous regime is obliterated through the help of God, the only way to deal with this destructive regime is strong armed resistance.Ē
Supreme Leaderís Advisor Repeats Linkage of Gaza Crisis & 2009 Iran ďSeditionĒ
Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, a member of the Supreme Leaderís inner circle,†has repeated Ayatollah Khameneiís linkage†of the Gaza crisis with the ďseditionĒ of mass protests after the disputed 2009 Presidential election in Iran.

Addressing a Quds Day rally†in Palestine Square in Tehran, Haddad Adel said, ďThose who chanted the slogan ĎNeither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life for IraníĒ during the demonstrations challenging the regime were ďinhumaneĒ.

The Supreme Leader said on Wednesday that the Green Movement and other protesters ďwanted to portray Iran as something else to the worldĒ when they denounced the ďvictoryĒ of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and told the regime to concentrate on rights and justice at home rather than hypocritically proclaiming their defense of them abroad.

See†Iran Daily, July 25: Supreme Leader Supports Gaza ó By Condemning Iranís ďSeditionĒ in 2009

Iranian media feature photographs of President Rouhani and other high-level officials in Qods Day marches:



Former President Ahmadinejad also made an appearance:



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