Taheri Responds

He doesn't retract the story he sourced. Money quote:

As far as my article is concerned I stand by it.
Judebadge_1 The law has been passed by the Islamic Majlis and will now be submitted to the Council of Guardians. A committee has been appointed to work out the modalities of implementation.
Many ideas are being discussed with regard to implementation, including special markers, known as zonnars, for followers of Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism, the only faiths other than Islam that are recognized as such. The zonnar was in use throughout the Muslim world until the early 20th century and marked out the dhimmis, or protected religious minorities. ( In Iran it was formally abolished in 1908). I have been informed of the ideas under discussion thanks to my sources in Tehran, including three members of the Majlis who had tried to block the bill since it was first drafted in 2004.
I do not know which of these ideas or any will be eventually adopted. We will know once the committee appointed to discuss them presents its report, perhaps in September.

He claims vindication because the Tehran mullahs have not publicly stated that they reject the notion of dhimmitude, and the need to mark out religious minorities in public. I guess we'll soon see whether he is correct or whether, as we now say, he got way ahead of the news cycle.