Ahmadinejad has alleged 3 hour meeting at the home of imprisoned leader’s sister


Ahmadinejad and Noghre kar Baztab-e emruz claims that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad along with his family visited, and for some three hours, the home of the sister of Zahra Rahnavard, one of the political leaders of the so-called Green Movement and wife of Mir Hossein Mousavi, who is currently under house arrest. Baztab claims that Ahmadinejad visited the family in order to offer his condolences to Abdolhamid Noghre Kar and his wife Mrs. Rahnavard, Zahra Rahnavard’s sister. The alleged visit which has only just been leaked is reported to have taken place last week. Ahmadinejad’s visit has as already been interpreted as another act of effrontery to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who according to the head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces, is directly responsible for the house arrest of Mousavi, Rahnavard, and Hojjat al-Islam Karroubi. Apparently Mrs. Rahnavard complained to Ahmadinejad of “lack of news” from Mousavi, Rahnavard, as well the opposition leaders’ children. Ahmadinejad and Noghre Kar have known one another for some 40 years and have family ties. Noghre Kar, like Ahmadinejad, was a professor at the University of Science and Industry. When Ahmadinejad and other fellow students such as Sadegh Mahsouli (Ahmadinejad’s former Minister of the Interior) and Mojtaba Hashemi Samareh (a senior advisor to Ahmadinejad) were studying at the university, Noghre Kar encouraged them to continue their studies. In other news President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reacted to the talks in Almaty, Kazakhstan while with a group of journalists. In reaction to the news that an agreement had been reached for a second round of talks he said, “what’s the issue, this agreement is good. In any case, negotiations are better than arguing”. He added that once Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, “returns from negotiations and brings the reports [of what went on], it will be debated and investigated”. A farmers’ strike in the province of Isfahan has ended in violence. A number of entanglements with the security forces also resulted in a number of casualties amongst the farmers. The farmers have been protesting for more than 40 days now because the authorities’ cutting off of water for farming purposes. The security forces had been dispatched to protect the pipeline transferring the water to the southern city of Yazd, which had allegedly been damaged by the protesters, and which has since led to water being rationed in Yazd. Yesterday (Wednesday) the security forces attempted to dispel the protesters with tear gas and plastic bullets. The precise number of casualties is yet to be published. Kaleme, the website affiliated to Green Movement leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, has reported that a number of buses belonging to the security forces have been set on fire. Video of security forces shooting on protesters has been uploaded to Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTKw1LvSkuM&feature=youtu.be Digarban quotes the website of the Isfahan Revolutionary Guards blaming responsibility for the disturbances on the executive authorities and government. The local IRGC website opined, “they [i.e. the protestors] received no solution or permanent help from any of the authorities at the local, provincial and national level”. Image via Baztab-e emruz