June 20, 2010
Ahmadinejad's Long, Hot Summer
Kaveh Afrasiabi, Asia Times
NEW YORK - At a time of increasing tensions over Iran's nuclear program, reflected in the European Union's tough new sanctions targeting Iran's oil and gas sector as well as shipping and air cargo companies, the Iranian government does not need policies at home that could cause "internal tumult", to quote President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who has criticized an offensive by hardliners against un-Islamic dress and behavior.
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