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Iranian Space Program Falls to Earth

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 - by Ardeshir Arian

The Omid satellite will crash in the next few days after only a few weeks in orbit.

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Iran’s Eliot Spitzer

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - by Ardeshir Arian

Think New York's governor has problems? Ardeshir Arian writes that Spitzer's scandal pales in comparison to the talk of the town in Tehran -- the police chief getting caught "praying" nude with six naked women.

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Angry Iranian Students Rebel Against Ahmadinejad Appointee

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 - by Ardeshir Arian

Iran's recent student protests have become too large and too public for the regime to conceal. Ardeshir Arian reports, with videos.

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Iranian Shoppers Riot Against Modesty Police

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - by Ardeshir Arian

It happens every day on the streets of Tehran: a police squad grabbed a young woman for dressing immodestly. But this time, the young woman fought back, and a crowd defended her and attacked the police. Thanks to cell phone video, the internet, and brave Iranian citizen reporters, Ardeshir Arian is able to tell the story.

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Tehran Burns

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

With virtually no warning, the Islamic Regime declared gas rationing in oil-rich Iran, sparking furious protests across the country -- and PJ Media has video of the angry crowds setting gas stations on fire.
PJM's Ardeshir Arian, following developments in Iran closely by phone and on the Internet, reports that unrest sparked by government gas rationing took place mainly in Tehran, but also in other cities.

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Iranian Regime’s Heavyweight Gunned Down

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

The killing of a senior figure in Iran's regime, the third in two months, is again downplayed by the country's authorities. PJM special correspondent Ardeshir Arian explores the implications.

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“Renegade Ayatollah” Faces Death in Iran

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

In case you hadn't yet figured out that opposing religious government and advocating the separation of church and state in Iran is a dangerous business, here's proof. By Ardeshir Arian, PJM special correspondent

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Surf’s Not Up for the Mullahs

Friday, June 8th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

Ahmadinejad.jpgThe California State Assembly is evidently fed up with Ahmadinejad & Company. They overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would, if it also passes the State Senate and gets the Governor's signature, require the state's huge pension funds to divest all holdings in Iranian companies. Ardeshir Arian has been following this historic legislation for PJM.

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Iran Student Demonstrations Continue

Thursday, May 31st, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian


Largely ignored by our mainstream media, student demonstrations are continuing in Iran, protesting the often-violent presence of the pro-Islamic Regime Basij paramilitary forces on campus. This demonstration, with extraordinarily brave and moving speeches against the mullahs by students at Tehran's Polytechnic University (Amir Kabir), took place on May 28, 2007. Click HERE for an exclusive translation by Ardeshir Arian for PJ Media.

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The New Hostage Crisis

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian


For the first time in 27 years, US diplomats met Monday with representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian-American filmmaker Ardeshir Arian analyzes for PJ Media the reasons that the Iranians are talking - and why we shouldn't fall into their trap. By Ardeshir Arian

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Goons of Iran

Friday, May 25th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian


Iran's Crackdown on "Children of Allah Influenced by International Imperialism" Continues -- 3,000 Arrested, 1,200 Automobiles Confiscated, 1,000 Shops Closed, 75,000 Warnings Issued By Ardeshir Arian, PJM Special Correspondent

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Show of Force?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

The Iranian regime's crackdown against 'indecency' is getting more unpopular by the day. By Ardeshir Arian, PJM Special Correspondent

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Bonjour Sarkozy – Islamic Police Eject French Woman from Tehran Book Fair

Monday, May 7th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian


bad%20hijab%20day%201.jpg Iranian women being arrested for improper hijabs by Ardeshir Arian, PJ Media Special Correspondent The Cultural Heritage News Agency of Iran reported today that a French woman who attended the Tehran Book Fair on behalf of the French government was taken against her will from the French booth by the Islamic police and ejected from the fair site for an improper hijab. (A new campaign against laxity in the wearing of the hijab is in progress in Iran.)

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Iranian “Atomic Boy” Arrested

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian


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Former Iranian senior atomic negotiator Mohammad Hossein Moussavian was arrested on May 1st and taken to an undisclosed location. by Ardeshir Arian

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Iranian Teachers’ Strikes Expand

Friday, April 27th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

Iranian%20Woman%20Teacher%20Protester.jpgTeachers' strikes have been spreading across Iran for the last eleven weeks and now the mullahs are "striking back" with a phony strike of their own. Iranian-American filmmaker Ardeshir Arian is following the story for PJ Media. by Ardeshir Arian

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Divestment: Will California Take On the Mullahs?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - by Ardeshir Arian

wiran19.jpg The divestment tool, often used by enemies of the state of Israel, may now be used by the state of California against Iran's mullahs. Iranian-American filmmaker Ardeshir Arian has the story direct from "Tehrangeles" for PJ Media.

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