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Nous sommes unis President Hassan Rouhani postponed his Europe trip after the Paris attacks. Condemning the deadly incident, the Iranian president had these words for his French counterpart François Hollande: “In the name of the Iranian people, who have themselves been victims of terrorism, I strongly condemn these crimes against humanity and offer my condolences to the grieving French people and government.”
Cry for France, go to jail Cartoonist Hadi Heidari was arrested on Monday, only days after his solidary cartoon for the Paris attacks went viral. He was taken into custody from his office at Shahrvand newspaper by the IRGC’s intelligence unit. Heidari is now serving time at Evin Prison to complete a suspended jail sentence.
The cartoonist’s arrest comes at a time when hardliners in the government are cracking down on what they deem to be “Western infiltration”. Heidari also drew a cartoon in solidarity for the Beirut bombing.
If Golt and RoboCop had a baby Iran reveals Sorena III, its latest humanoid robot. Before you get too excited, the robot only walks at 1 mph. Compared to today’s robots, his capabilities are pretty limited. Lame.