Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tehran Paper Banned
Tehren mayor Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf is considered the most serious potential rival to Mahmood Ahmadinejad in next year's Iranian presidential election. Today an edition of the city-run newspaper was banned over allegedly harmful news concerning a debate within Ahmadinejad's government over interest rates.
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.