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Posted on Aug 6, 2014

Cambridge University teams up with Iranian Regime Fronts

Cambridge University teams up with Iranian Regime Fronts

The University of Cambridge has teamed up with a “cultural charity” that Stand for Peace has previously exposed as an Iranian regime front.

The Centre for Promotion of Persian Language and Literature (CPPL) – which shares its offices with the regime-controlled Cultural Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London, and whose director also serves as director of the regime’s Centre for Dialogue between Civilisations and Religions – partnered with Cambridge University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies to hold workshops between 30 April and 4 June.

The workshops were given by Dr Mahbod Ghaffari, a Cambridge academic whose position at the university is sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation.

Stand for Peace has written about the Iran Heritage Foundation before, noting the suspicious connections of its chairman, Vahid Alaghband, to the Iranian regime in general and former president Hashemi Rafsanjani in particular.

Cambridge University also recently worked on a joint scientific project with the Iran’s Sharif University of Technology, which Stand for Peace notes is “known to be a hotbed of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) activity related to Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons programme.”

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