Rafsanjani's warning

Speech at Tehran Friday Prayer

BBC: Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Rafsanjani has called for the release of people jailed after protesting at the result of the recent election. In his first Friday sermon since the vote, he also said large numbers of Iranians still doubted its result. Opposition supporters interrupted the sermon at Tehran University with chants of support for defeated election candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi [videos]. Outside police fired tear gas to disperse opposition supporters. Thousands of them rallied in streets near the university - the first public opposition demonstration for more than a week. Many were wearing green bands on their heads or wrists to indicate support for Mr Mousavi, and some could be heard chanting "death to the dictator" and "Allahu Akbar" [God is great] >>>

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by gol-dust on

It is very clear that he is here to save his own ass and even more important to make himself more powerful! He said: ".. to save the NEZAAM..." As sson as I heard that in the first tape, I did not bother watching the rest!

This is the problem, as I had said before: We have no better lternative! Vote for Cheny or Pope!

Reza-Rio de Janeiro

Mr. Kadivar

by Reza-Rio de Janeiro on

I read your blogs and posts on iranian.com once in a while.

Just wanted to let you know that I found most of your comments very intelligent, witty and educational.

I have learnt a lot from you, Thank you.

PS. Napoleon's quote and Iran's Talleyrand story was funny... :-)


Strategic move

by Dariush on

Rafsanjani knows he will not be safe out of Iran. He also knows Ahmadinejad intends to get rid of corruption and put the corrupt criminals behind bars.  So why is he worried, if he and his family were not criminal?

His support of Mousavi is just an strategic move. He is after self interest not public interest.  He is sending a signal to Ahmadinejad and khamenei.  "Don't mess with me, I will not mess with you."

Once he reaches a safe agreement, he will take it and change teams. Then we will see how freedom loving he is and what Mousavi stands for.

Darius Kadivar

FYI/Rafsanjani Turns The Tide. What Now? by Abbas Milani

by Darius Kadivar on

Abbas Milani is the Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford, where he is also a co-director of Iranian studies at Stanford. His last book is Eminent Persians: The Men and Women who Made Modern Iran (Syracuse University Press, 2008).

See Article below:

Rafsanjani Turns The Tide. What Now?



Mohamad Yazdi!!!

by Benyamin on

Is a member of Gaurdian council and a member of Expedency council and the president of the Islamic Teachers community of  Qom.....whatever that is.

He has said "The supreme leader could still govern even if he isnot chosen or is no longer accepted by people moraly or otherwise as he wishes" It means people "must" follow "him" if he commands them??? it is their "islamic duty". He has added "the supreme leader gets his recognision from god".......That sounds more like a joke than anything else.

As if people have no brains of their own or this guy has bought them all in a contract, as if people of Iran are all slave and this guy is the only "human" amongst us! THIS IS WHAT A RELIGIOUS THEOCRACY WOULD DO TO PEOPLE "SLAVERY" by the way those are exactly his words and I have not added on anything or omitted anything.

Those people that are still busy suppoting this kind of mentality are no longer just using this platform as their "right" to free speech but it would incriminating them since slavery or any other meaning close to it is the biggest crimes. 

Darius Kadivar

Rafsanjani the IRI's Talleyrand

by Darius Kadivar on

Aghebateh Rafsanjani va Jomhuryeh Eslami ...


He Looks & Sounds like a BLOB VICTIM drowning in the sink  ;0)


Not sure if Iran's Talleyrand will survive to the regime's demise he so adamantly contributed to its inception.

To quote Napoleon Bonapart when speaking of Talleyrand:

"Vous Etes De La Merde Dans un Bas de Soie"


""You are shit, Talleyrand, shit in silk stockings." "

Smart Move nevertheless ...


با کلی گویی و


با کلی گویی و یکی به میخ و یکی به نعل و مرتاض بازی و به حرفهای 1400 سال پیش تکیه کردن مشگل مردم ایران حل نمی شود، مردم ایران طالب آزادی و رای خود هست و حداقل در این چند هفته اخیر کاملاً مشخص شده است ظالم کیست و مظلوم کیست، دیکتاتور کیست و آزادیخواه کیست.

 حالا آیا آقای رفسنجانی حاضر هست بعد 30 سال در طرف جنبش آزادیخوانه و مطالبات برحق مردم ایران باشد و یا بازهم دنبال داغ کردن تنور نظام ولایت فقیه هست؟

 در هر صورت دست آقایان رو شده و دیگر دوران مانور دادن تمام شده است و بایستی صریح صحبت کرد.

Support real Iranian Patriotic

We have been deceived, but not any more,crocodile tear

by Support real Iranian Patriotic on

This moghol  mongol wants to save his owen family and stolen money,

becuse he knows on falling down of this barbaric regime,where can he hide with the stolen money.

possibly syria,iraq,lebenon,moscow,north koria,brother raoule kastero (cuba) which he has to share the stolen money whit them in order to get himself and his mafia family a residency status.

obviously for each above country there would be a different scenario and 

this scenario will apply for all the mullas and their servents & suporters.

as we all know the best mulla is the dead mulla.

Down with IRI. 


Looking forward to the day when the Islamic Republic is...

by Ostaad on

just a republic, preferably a federal republic. Since he keeps mentioning "the law", I keep wondering whether he's referring to the "laws" that he and his cohorts have been shoving down the people's throat, or laws which the people have a chance to establish for themselves!

Regarding "vahdat", I have never seen the Iranians so unified a bunch of usurpers and despots for a long time. 

Reza-Rio de Janeiro

Iran will be Free...

by Reza-Rio de Janeiro on

Presence and Resistance of brave Iranians in the height of Islamic Republic's tyranny is simply Fantastic and Historic!!!

Majority of Iranians are about to burst out of their shells and defeat the Injustice and Evil!!!

Victory for Iran and True Iranians is around the corner and is inevitable!

In The Name Of God,

We will Free Iran and Iranians


دوستان عزیزم:


You are all welcome.

Please listen to his speech carefully in its entirety. He is mapping out his strategy. The survival of the moderate clergy depends on it…

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

putting an hour of your....time just to listen to the masterminder of IRI chaos is PRICELESS.

I'm n ot going to listen to it and so will leave no comment.

peace                                         Maziar

Jahanshah Javid

Full speech

by Jahanshah Javid on

Rafsanjani's speech has been posted above in its entirety. Thanks Laleh.


Merci Laleh

by sima on

You're the best!

مسعود از امریکا

لاله عزیز

مسعود از امریکا

مرسی برای این لینک - کار می کند ... من دارم تماشا می کنم - قربانت ...




The Whole Speech

by LalehGillani on

You can watch the whole speech at the following site:


Should you have any difficulties, please post a message here.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

The crowd in front are Friday Prayer regulars, including government officials. They keep eerily quiet when Rafsanjani says something they don't like, while you can hear the huge surrounding crowd shouting Allah o Akbar in agreement. Hundreds of thousands attented today's gathering with encouragement from Mousavi.


Where can we watch the whole thing?

by sima on

Anybody knows?