Search

 

Cablegate: Media Reaction: Iranian Elections; Sao Paulo

VZCZCXYZ0007
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSO #0123 0721553
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 121553Z MAR 08
FM AMCONSUL SAO PAULO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7997
INFO RHEHNSC/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA PRIORITY 9140
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO PRIORITY 8636
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC 3048

UNCLAS SAO PAULO 000123

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE INR/R/MR; IIP/R/MR; WHA/PD

DEPT PASS USTR

USDOC 4322/MAC/OLAC/JAFEE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KMDR OPRC OIIP ETRD BR
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: IRANIAN ELECTIONS; SAO PAULO


"Reformers' Little Chances in Iran"

Liberal, largest national circulation daily Folha de S. Paulo (3/12)
editorialized: "Millions of Iranians will vote this Friday to elect
their new Parliament.... Despite that, Iran is still far from being
a democracy. Between 2,000 and 6,000 of the Iranians who applied to
run for a seat in the Parliament were rejected by the Council of
Guardians, a 12-member collegiate headed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
the regime's supreme leader.... Unfortunately, no change should be
expected from the elections: the performance of the reformers will
be poor. In addition to being harassed by the council, the group of
reformers, which is led by former President Muhammad Khatami, is in
lethargy. The political dispute in Iran is no longer a dispute
between reformers and conservatives. It is now a dispute between
moderate conservatives, such as Ali Larijani (former nuclear
negotiator with the West), and radicals, under President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's leadership. The good news is that internal economic
problems suggest difficulties for Ahmadinejad's allies."
White

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC