- Basler Zeitung – UN-Sicherheitsrat vor neuen Sanktionen gegen Iran
Der Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen steht vor der Verabschiedung neuer Sanktionen gegen den Iran, der Zeitpunkt der Verabschiedung ist nach Angaben …
- WORLDTRIBUNE – IAEA Iran assessment, while inconclusive, contradicts U.S. NIE
LONDON — The International Atomic Energy Agency, differing with a U.S. intelligence assessment, has presented evidence that Iran continued its nuclear weapons project.
Western diplomats said the agency has briefed its board of governors on information that relates to Iran’s nuclear program. The diplomats said documents, many of them provided by the United States and authenticated by IAEA, suggested that Teheran never ended its nuclear weapons program in 2003 — as asserted by the U.S. intelligence community.
- Nationaler Widerstandsrat Iran – Aufruf zur Sanktionen gegen das iranische Regime
Die Teilnehmer skandierten: „Keine Gespräche mit den Mullahs; Jetzt Sanktionen gegen die Mullahs; Khamenei, Ahmadinejad und Rafsanjani müssen gehen“, …
- IRNA – Iran’s ambassador to Belgium meets with vice-president of EP
He added that countries which have military nuclear activities are not allowed to protest Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities.
- wissen.de – Atomstreit? Nein danke!
Kurz vor dem Bericht der Internationalen Atomenergieagentur (IAEA) über das iranische Atomprogramm hat sich Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad mit markigen …
- Amnesty International UK – Iran: Persecution of women’s rights campaigners rife- new report
Delaram Ali, aged 23, who was among 70 people arrested after a peaceful June 2006 demonstration for an end to gender discrimination in Iran.
- PBS – http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2007/08/flwrc56.html?c=3wm
- RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Iran: Activists Condemn Workers‘ Lashing Sentences
The detainees were each sentenced to 10 lashes and 91 days in prison for their demonstration on May 1, 2007. Two of the workers were sentenced to 2 1/2 …
- Times of Central Asia (subscription) – Iran’s humanitarian aid arrives in Gorno Badakhshan
A bulk of humanitarian aid provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran has arrived in Gorno Badakhshan. Speaking in an interview with Asia-Plus, …
- XPRESS – Persepolis: Film irks Iranian mission
The embassy however said that it will not lodge an official protest against the release of the film here. The National Media Council’s Censorship Board …
- Ynetnews – Iranians protest Chastity Police actions
Clashes erupted between Iranian citizens, Revolutionary Guard forces and the Iranian Chastity Police in Tehran on Saturday, after police forces attempted to …
- JUNGLEWORLD – Warum ist es im Iran so schön?
Die Filmszene Irans war auch in diesem Jahr auf der Berlinale vertreten. Die Faszination am iranischen Kunstkino scheint ungebrochen. Der ideologische Gehalt der Filme wird dabei gerne übersehen. Von Tobias Ebbrecht
Als vor zwei Jahren auf der Berlinale gleich sechs Filme aus dem Iran gezeigt wurden, protestierten im Exil lebende iranische Filmemacher gegen diese Entscheidung der Festivalleitung. In zwei offenen Briefen erklärten sie, die Filme dienten den »kulturellen Zwecken des islamischen Gottesstaates, sich auf der internationalen Bühne als moderat zu zeigen«. Der Regisseur Mansour Ghadarkhah kritisierte damals: »Den so genannten kulturellen Dialog kann man nicht als Ausrede vorschieben, denn ein faschistisches Regime wie das des Iran beherrscht auch diesen Bereich komplett. Dabei lässt es sogar einige ›Problemfilme‹ zu, um ein Alibi dafür zu haben, dass doch keine Zensur herrschen würde.«
- csmonitor.com – Waiting for a US-Iran handshake
Iran’s diplomatic elite believe that the time has come to lead the region.
By Iason Athanasiadis
Alireza is an unassuming 20-something Iranian. He works as a producer for Iran’s state broadcaster. But he is no ordinary Islamic Republic civil servant.
Alireza returned to Iran two years ago, after growing up in New York and studying at an elite Canadian university. His bilingual ability in English and Farsi, fluent Arabic, and good government connections will serve him well in the evolving Islamic Republic of the 21st century.
He is, ultimately, a symbolic face of Iran’s diplomatic future. And if Iran’s growing regional clout compels Washington years from now to offer Tehran allied status, Alireza could quite possibly be part of the handshake that confirms the deal.
Sitting in a plush traditional restaurant in Tehran’s upscale Vanak Square one rainy afternoon last month, Alireza, who preferred that his last name not be published, reflected on Iran’s regional rise.
- NCRI – Iran: Studentshold widespread anti-government demonstration in Shiraz University
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, lauded the student uprising in Shiraz University and reiterated that widespread student uprising which is spreading to other universities across the country is indicative of the Iranian people’s deep-seated anger and hatred towards the religious fascism ruling Iran and the people’s desire for an end to the illegitimate regime in Tehran.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Warns Countries against Supporting Sanctions and Declares: Israel Is a „Filthy Black Germ“
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- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Rohani Criticizes Ahmadinejad: Iran Needs Foreign Policy Of Mutual Understanding, Not Boasting And Blatant Statements
At a policy conference in Tehran, Hassan Rohani, who is close to Hashemi Rafsanjani, the main political rival of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attacked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy, warning that it was isolating Iran internationally. Rohani said that Iran needed a foreign policy that strives for mutual understanding with the rest of the world, not boasting and blatant statements. According to the Entehab webste, which is identified with supporters of Rafsanjani, Rohani said that Ahmadinejad’s extremist anti-Israel statements are dragging Iran into conflict with the international community.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iran Blocks Women’s Movement Website
A month after closing down the women’s movement magazine Zanan (see „Women’s Movement Magazine Ordered Closed In Iran“), the government of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the movement’s website blocked. The website, feministschool.org, is run by activists from the „Million Signatures to Change Discriminatory Laws“ campaign. The website said in a statement the government’s move, which came shortly before International Women’s Day, March 8, is yet another step in limiting the essential scope of the activity of the women’s movement.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iranian Reformist MP: Nearly All Moshekarat Party’s Candidates Disqualified
Ali Misraw’i, MP from the Iranian reformist Mosharekat party and president of the Iranian Journalists Association, told the reformist daily Rooz in an interview that almost all Moshekarat candidates had been disqualified from the March 14 parliamentary elections.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Khamenei Praises Ahmadinejad
In an address to Iran’s Assembly of Experts, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed public support for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and credited him for Iran’s political achievements in the nuclear issue. Khamenei also condemned the previous parliament for supporting concessions in the nuclear issue.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iranian Ambassador To France: If More Sanctions, French Companies Will Be Harmed
Iranian Ambassador to France Ali Ahani warned that if France continued its „illogical“ policy on Iran’s nuclear program, there would be economic consequences, and French companies would pay the price for any additional sanctions on Iran.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iraqi Ambassador In Tehran: Mojahedin Khalq In Iraq Temporarily
Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Muhammad Majid Al-Sheikh said that the presence of members of the „terrorist Mojahedin Khalq organization“ is not permanent, and that steps have already been taken to expel them. He added that they will remain in Iraq until they find another country to accept them.
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Europe’s Position Biased, Irresponsible
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini has called the EU’s protest against recent anti-Israel statements by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei „a source of surprise and sorrow.“ Hosseini said that the „biased and irresponsible“ statements were linked to activity by the international Zionist lobby, which is attempting to divert European public opinion from Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity which was proven to be peaceful by the recent IAEA report. Hosseini also harshly condemned several European countries‘ unilateral support for Israel, and called on the current EU president, Slovenia, to rectify this „irresponsible position vis-à-vis Iran.“
- MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Ahmadinejad: Uranium Enrichment Proceeding Faster Than Expected
At the fifth Engineering Festival, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, „We must exploit the experience of other countries in order to implement our development plan.“ He said that the rocket that Iran launched into space in early February had been built in only nine months. He added that „Iran had attained achievements within a few months, even though some thought that it would take 10 to 15 years to attain them.“