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  1. Reuters  Israel accuses Iran of worst anti-Semitism at UN
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The president of Iran’s speech to the United Nations attacking „Zionist murderers“ was reminiscent of one the most notorious anti-Semitic tracts in history, Israel’s president said on Tuesday.
    In an address that opened with a long discourse on God, justice and morality, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the 192-nation U.N. General Assembly that a few „deceitful“ Zionists were manipulating Americans and Europeans and controlled the world’s financial and monetary systems.
    „This is the first time in the history of the United Nations that the head of a state is appearing openly and publicly with the ugly and dark accusations of the ‚Protocols of the Elders of Zion,'“ Israeli President Shimon Peres said after Ahmadinejad’s speech.
    He was referring to an anti-Semitic tract published in the early 1900s that described a Jewish and Masonic plot to take over the world. The document has been discredited and is widely considered to be a hoax and a fraud.

    1. Anti-Defamation League (press release) – Ahmadinejad’s Speech To The UN Puts His Anti-Semitism On Full Display
      New York, NY, September 23, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said today’s speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations General Assembly „put his anti-Semitism on full display“ and shows the true threat that the Iranian regime poses to the West.
      In his speech, which concluded with a smattering of applause from U.N. delegates, Ahmadinejad accused „a small but deceitful number of people called Zionists“ for dominating financial and political centers in Europe and the U.S. in „a deceitful, complex and furtive manner.“
      Mr. Ahmadinejad also used the platform afforded him at the U.N. to accuse Jews of playing an „underhanded“ role in the crisis in Georgia, and to reiterate his call for the demise of the „Zionist regime“ and the establishment of a Palestinian state in all of Israel.
      Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement: 
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again shown to the world the true threat the Iranian regime poses to Israel, the United States and the West.
      It is clear that Ahmadinejad is deeply infected with anti-Semitism.  His statements accusing Jews of dominating and controlling finance and government in the United States and Europe, and of working as a cabal to foment conflict around the world, echo the most infamous passages of the „
      Protocols of the Elders of Zion.“  These ideas are classic anti-Semitism by any measure, and President Ahmadinejad has put it on full display for the entire world to see. 
      While presenting the Islamic Republic of Iran as a beacon of moderation and justice and exhorting nations to aspire to higher values of justice and love, the Iranian regime rejects these very values in word and in deed.   Iran’s appalling record on human rights, its unrelenting pursuit of nuclear weapons, and its repeated calls for the downfall of the United States negates those values and promotes a culture of hate, not of love.  With its oft-repeated calls for „death“ to America and Israel, the Iranian regime promotes a culture of hatred for the West and a worldview that is hostile to all freedom-loving nations.
      Nuclear weapons in the hands of this increasingly irrational and extremist regime would pose an unambiguous threat to the world.   It is clear from Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks that the Iranian regime has no intention to cooperate on any level with nuclear weapons inspectors, and will continue to do anything to promote its zealous pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for extremist ideology and groups. 
      The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

    1. YNET ‚Ahmadinejad a war criminal
      WASHINGTON – As the UN General Assembly welcomes Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York, a petition fighting to bring him to justice for incitement and genocide is being prepared in Washington.
      The petition was reared by the head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Dore Gold.
      Gold met with a coalition of legal experts, anti-genocide activists, governmental officials, and diplomats in Washington Tuesday in order to commence a public attempt at converting Ahmedinejad’s image from that of a legitimate leader to that of a war criminal.

    2. HA’ARETZCharge Ahmadinejad with incitement to genocide, say former U.S., Israeli envoys to UN
      Israel’s ex-envoy, Dore Gold, and former U.S. ambassador Holbrooke say threats to Israel must be heeded. 

    3. JP‚Iran’s incitement start of a genocide‘
      Candian MP Irwin Cotler tells ‚Post‘ „crime of incitement to genocide has already been committed.“

  2. IHT Wiesel urges U.N. to indict Iranian president
    UNITED NATIONS: Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel urged the United Nations on Monday to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for inciting genocide rather than allow him to speak at the U.N. General Assembly.
    Wiesel spoke to thousands of people at a rally to urge world leaders to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons — something Tehran denies it is trying to do, but which Western powers suspect is the true aim of its nuclear program.
    The Nobel Peace Prize winner said Ahmadinejad, who has said Israel should be wiped off the map, should be indicted for „propagating genocidal policies.“

    1. HA’ARETZ EU: Iran moving closer to making nuclear warhead
      In comments to UN nuclear watchdog, EU says Iran appears to have had past nuclear program, despite denials

  3. JP‚Condemning Iran insufficient‘
    French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner (Photo: AFP)
    Following Ahmadinejad’s address to UN, French FM Kouchner joins Peres in slamming anti-Semitic content of speech, but adds, ‚We cannot just condemn anymore. The Iranian nuclear issue is becoming dangerous‘
    Full Story . . . 

    1. JP Peres: Ahmadinejad a ‚disgrace to Islam‘
      Tells UN Iranian „fanatic leadership“ Israel’s enemy; says peace with Palestinians possible in ’09. 

    2. HA’ARETZ Peres at UN: Iran working to thwart Mideast peace
      President Shimon Peres addressing the 63rd United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. (Reuters)
      President slams Iran for support of Hamas, Hezbollah; says Ahmadinejad speech was ‚darkest anti-Semitic libel.‘ TV

    3. (Pressemitteilung) – Peres weist Ahmadinedschads Angriffe scharf zurück
      New York (AP) Der israelische Staatspräsident Schimon Peres hat am Mittwoch vor der UN-Vollversammlung in scharfer Form auf die Rede des iranischen … 

    4. FOCUS Online – Iran: Israels Präsident sieht Iran als Zentrum von Gewalt
      Auf der Generaldebatte der UN-Vollversammlung verkündete Israels Präsident Schimon Peres, dass er den Iran für „eine Gefahr für die gesamte Welt“ und … 

  4. JP ‚Stop Iran or world’s future in danger‘
    Peres says Ahmadinejad wants return of darkness, hatred, thinks he’s supreme judge of the world.

  5. HA’ARETZ Livni: Ahmadinejad speech makes mockery of UN vow of ’never again‘
    Iran Pres. to UN: Zionist murderers are dominating the world; Peres says Iran guilty of worst anti-Semitism. TV
    Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launches a blistering attack on Israel and the U.S. during an address to the UN on Tuesday. (Reuters)
    Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launches a blistering attack on Israel and the U.S. during an address to the UN on Tuesday. (Reuters)

    1. AP/Washington Post- Iran’s Leader Gives Thumbs Down During Bush Speech – Terence Hunt
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashed a thumbs-down Tuesday as President Bush denounced Tehran as a sponsor of global terrorism. 

    2. SF Tagesschau – Bush greift Syrien und Iran scharf an
      US-Präsident George W. Bush hat Syrien und den Iran vor der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen scharf angegriffen. Beide Länder förderten nach wie vor … 

    3. RIA Novosti – US-Präsident plädiert für Sanktionen gegen Iran und Nordkorea
      US-Präsident George Bush hat am Dienstag die UN-Mitgliedsstaaten aufgerufen, Sanktionen gegen Iran und Nordkorea zu verhängen, die Atomprogramme ausarbeiten …

    4. FOCUS Online – Terrorismus: Scharfe Worte Bushs an Syrien und den Iran
      Auf der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen greift US-Präsident George W. Bush Syrien und den Iran scharf an. Diese Länder fördern weiterhin den …

    5. SWR  Atomprogramm: USA erhöhen Druck auf Iran„Auf dem Weg in die totale internationale Isolation“  
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      Gleich an Tag eins der UN-Vollversammlung stehen Reden von US-Präsident Bush und von Irans Präsident Ahmadinedschad auf der Tagesordnung. Im Mittelpunkt: Das iranische Atomprogramm. Während Iran die Arbeiten fortsetzt, will die Bush-Regierung Israel für einen möglichen Militarschlag aufrüsten.
      Von Ralph Sina, WDR-Hörfunkstudio Washington
      „Der Iran geht den Weg in die totale internationale Isolation.“ Das Land beuge sich nicht den Sanktionen des UN-Sicherheitsrates und arbeite in keiner Weise mit der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde in Wien zusammen, betonte Sean McCormack, der Sprecher des US-Außenministeriums in Washington bereits kurz vor der Jahrestagung des UN-Sicherheitsrates.

  6. JP ‚World must stand firm against Iran‘
    Bush tells UN multinational organizations „needed more than ever“ to combat terrorists, extremists.

    1. HC – Ahmadinejad Rails Against U.S., Israel – Transcripts, Events, Experts
      Transcript of Ahmadinejad’s speech to the U.N., Sept. 23
      Transcript of Ahmadinejad’s interview with NPR, Sept. 23
      U.N. General Assembly Debate: Full Schedule, Sept. 23 (updated daily)
      Contact info for Peres, Israeli delegation
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday (Sept. 23) used the  platform of the U.N. General Assembly to lash out once again at the
      U.S. and Israel, telling world leaders, „[The] American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road…“
      Speaking about Israel, Ahmadinejad said, „Today, the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse, and there is no way for it to get out of the cesspool created by itself and its supporters.“

    2. RIA Novosti Iranischer Präsident klärt UNO über Wurzeln aller Weltprobleme auf
      TEHERAN, 23. September (RIA Novosti). Der iranische Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad hat seine Vorwürfe gegen die USA verallgemeinert, den Nato-Einsatz in Afghanistan kritisiert und einen neuen Plan zur Nahost-Regelung angekündigt.
      „Die aktuellen Weltprobleme wurzeln im Vorgehen der US-Regierung“, sagte Ahmadinedschad am Dienstag bei einem Treffen mit UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon in New York.
      Der Iran sei bereit, den Streit um sein Atomprogramm friedlich zu lösen, fordere aber eine „gerechte Einstellung“ seitens des Westens. Ahmadinedschad wies erneut die US-Vorwürfe zurück, Teheran wolle Atomwaffen entwickeln.

    3. FOXNEWS  Iran’s Ahmadinejad Addresses United Nations, Declares ‚American Empire‘ Reaching ‚End of Road‘
      UNITED NATIONS —  Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused „a few bullying powers“ of trying to thwart the country’s nuclear programs and vowed to defend Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear power, in an address Tuesday afternoon before the United Nations.
      The controversial Iranian president stressed that his country was prepared for a dialogue with world powers but refused to accept any illegal demands on Iran’s nuclear program.

    4. HA’ARETZ Iranian President wooed with U.S. media attention  
      Ahmadinejad tells U.S. radio: ‚Zionist regime has caused the U.S. problems around the world.‘ TV

    5. HA’ARETZ Ahmadinejad: Zionist regime is on a slope to decline
      Iranian leader says Zionists dominate world finance, politics in ‚deceitful, complex manner.‘ TV
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking before the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. (Reuters)
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking before the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. (Reuters)

    6. HA’ARETZ Peres at UN: World in danger if Iran produces nuclear bomb
      Earlier, Bush accuses Iran and Syria of continuing to sponsor terrorism, urges UN to confront Iran on nukes

    7. YNET ‚UN backs Zionist murderers‘
      Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Photo: Reuters
      Iran’s Ahmadinejad addresses UN General Assembly in long-winded theological lecture, criticizes ‚bullying powers‘ of trying to thwart his country’s progress and rails against Security Council’s support of ‚murderous Zionists‘

    8. JP Ahmadinejad: ‚Bullying powers‘ trying to thwart nuclear program
      In speech to UN General Assembly, Iranian president declares that „the American empire“ is nearing collapse.

    9. YNETAhmadinejad: Israel like plane without an engine
      Iranian leader tells LA Times ahead of UN General Assembly address that Tehran promotes shift in power in Israel by means of elections in which Palestinian residents, returning refugees would vastly outnumber Jews. Adds: Why should Palestinian people pay for Holocaust?
      Ynet Published:  09.23.08, 11:13 / Israel News 
      Israel is doomed like „an airplane that has lost its engine“ and Western intelligence documents questioning the peaceful purpose of Iran’s nuclear program are crude forgeries, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Monday.

    10. JTA – Ahmadinejad: Israel’s demise benefits all
      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel’s demise would benefit everyone, especially the United States.
      „The regime resembles an airplane that has lost its engine and is kind of going down. And no one can help it,“ the Iranian president said in an interview published Tuesday in the Los Angeles Times. „This will benefit everyone,“ Ahmadinejad said.
      Ahmadinejad is in New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. He will speak there Tuesday.
      Ahmadinejad told the Times that Israel has „actually displaced over 5 million people from their own lands and collected other people elsewhere from the world and has put them in their place. How is it possible to recognize a state that has come about as such?“
      While not backtracking on his previous statements denying the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad said that the Palestinians are paying for the Jews‘ victimization.
      „If we agree and accept that certain events had occurred during World War II, well, where did they indeed happen? In Germany, in Poland and in Great Britain,“ he said. „Now what does this exactly have to do with Palestine? Why is it that the Palestinian people should pay for it?“
      Ahmadinejad said he believed that Iran and the United Nations‘ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, had resolved all the issues between them last year. There is an impasse now, he said, because the United States provided forged documents to the agency providing misinformation about certain operations.
      „Of course, we don’t expect any better from the U.S. administration because they have declared that they are our enemy and we are theirs,“ he said.

    11. RP ONLINE – Die USA und Israel werden untergehen
      Zum Atomprogramm seines Landes bezog Ahmadinedschad eindeutig Stellung: Der Iran werde sich den „Schikanen“ widersetzen, denen es ausgesetzt sei, …

    12. Berliner Umschau – USA und Israel kurz vor dem Untergang?
      Am Dienstag hatte der Präsident des Iran, Mahmut Achmadinedschad, seinen großen Auftritt vor der UN-Vollversammlung in New York. …

    13. FOCUS Online – Ahmadinedschad: „US-Imperium vor dem Ende“
      Der iranische Präsident hat sich in seiner Rede vor der UN-Vollversammlung einmal mehr starker Rhetorik bedient. Den USA und Israel prophezeite Mahmud …

    14. – Ahmadinejad kritisiert USA und Israel
      Scharfe Kritik an den USA und Israel hat der iranische Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinejad bei der UNO-Vollversammlung in New York geübt. …

    15. – Ahmadinedschad droht USA und Israel vor UNO
      Zum Atomprogramm meinte Ahmadinedschad, dass sich der Iran den „Schikanen“ weiter widersetzen wolle und „sein Recht verteidigen“ werde. …

  7. UN.ORG  H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    23 September 2008
    * Video: English | Farsi [RealPlayer – 28 min
    * Statement: English [PDF]
    * Press Conference [RealPlayer – 1h04]
    * Back to the list of speakers
    Statement Summary
    MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, President of Iran, noted that the root of the world’s problems with peace and morality lay in one’s particular worldview as well as issues of freedom, obeisance to God and justice.
    He then noted that the world was being deceived by hegemonic world and bullying Powers that attacked Iraq under the false pretext of uncovering weapons of mass destruction and overthrowing a dictator.  These Powers had insisted on imposing colonial agreements on Iraq by keeping them under Chapter VII of the Charter.  While this was going on, he said that Palestine had suffered 60 years of carnage and invasion by Zionists, even as United Nations resolutions that have addressed the plight of the Palestinian people had been relegated to the archives, unnoticed. 

    Yesterday, the President of Iran delivered a dangerous anti-Semitic tirade before the member states of the United Nations. The hate-filled, anti-Semitism invoked the very same propaganda used by Hitler and Goebbels to justify the genocide of the Jewish people. Speak out against this dangerous rhetoric.
    Here are some of his quotes:
    „The dignity, decency and rights of the American and European nations are being manipulated by a small but cunning group of people called Zionists… who control the important centers of the economy and the decision-making… It is troubling to see that a number of leading presidents and [presidential] candidates from large countries are visiting these people, participating in their conventions… and are committed to their interests… These facts indicate that the American people and the European states are forced to give in to the demands and whims of a small group of materialistic and invasive people… and to waste their resources and dignity on the crimes of the occupiers and the threats of the Zionist network against their will.“
    Following his speech, Ahmadinejad basked in the applause of heads of state, diplomats and dignitaries. Now, Iran is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
    The Wiesenthal Center will not sit quietly. In protest we are hand-delivering letters to Secretary General Ban and the five permanent members of the Security Council tomorrow.
    Join the Simon Wiesenthal Center in its online petition urging UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to: 
    Publicly denounce the hate-filled, anti-Semitic speech 
    2. Urge the US, France, Russia, China and the UK to bar Iran from becoming a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council 
    Last January, UN Secretary General Ban declared, „There were promises that never again would anti-Semitism go unchallenged… We must apply the lessons of the Holocaust to today’s world. We must go beyond remembrance. Then we can avoid re-occurrence … it is not enough to remember, honor and grieve for the dead … we vow to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to our lives and to those of succeeding generations.“
    Now is the time for the UN Secretary General to act by publicly denouncing Ahmadinejad’s Jew hatred and by urging the US, France, Russia, China and the UK to bar Tehran from membership in the UN Security Council. 
    You can add your voice by signing our online petition now – don’t let this anti-Semitic despot go unchallenged!

    1.  Proteste begleiten Ahmadinedschads New-York-Besuch  
      New York (dpa) – Der Besuch des iranischen Präsidenten Mahmud Ahmadinedschad in New York hat am Montag Proteste ausgelöst. Vor dem UN-Hauptquartier demonstrierten mehrere jüdische Gruppen gegen den geplanten Auftritt des Präsidenten vor der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen.
      Für den Dienstag war eine weitere Protestkundgebung geplant. Am Montagabend kam Ahmadinedschad mit UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon zu einem Treffen zusammen.

    2. Proteste gegen Ahmadinejads Rede
      New York – Zahlreiche Demonstranten haben auch am Dienstag gegen den Auftritt des iranischen Präsidenten Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vor den Vereinten Nationen. 

    3. JTA – Thousands turn out to protest Iran
      Thousands of demonstrators gathered across the street from the United Nations to protest Iran’s president.
      At the Jewish-sponsored rally, timed to coincide with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel said Ahmadinejad should be tried at a U.N. tribunal for inciting crimes against humanity, not honored with a speaking opportunity at the General Assembly.
      Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.
      „The message to him is please go home,“ Wiesel said. „Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, go home and stay there. We don’t want you here.“
      Other speakers at Monday’s rally included Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian minister of justice and former Israeli politician Natan Sharansky

    4. Nachrichten aus Israel und dem Nahen Osten Knesset-Vorsitzende bei Demonstration gegen Ahmadinedschad
      NEW YORK (inn) – Tausende Menschen haben am Montag in New York gegen den geplanten Auftritt des iranischen Präsidenten bei der UN-Vollversammlung protestiert. Unter den Demonstranten waren auch die israelische Parlamentsvorsitzende Dalia Itzik und der frühere Minister Natan Scharansky.
      „Man muss das extremistische Regime im Iran auf jede mögliche Weise daran hindern, seine entsetzlichen Drohungen zu verwirklichen“, sagte Itzik in einer Ansprache bei der Kundgebung. „Die freie Welt, die UN-Mitgliedsstaaten, sie dürfen nicht zulassen, dass die Drohungen der Zerstörung und der Vernichtung vonseiten des Iran umgesetzt werden. Man muss auf jede mögliche Weise handeln.“

  9. JP Protests are on the menu for Ahmadinejad dinner in New York
    Even the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political group, are joining the opposition to Ahmadinejad’s invitation by Mennonites and Quakers.

    1. (Pressemitteilung) – Ahmadinedschad für bessere Beziehungen zu den USA
      New York (AP) Der iranische Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad hat sich anlässlich der UN-Vollversammlung in New York für bessere Beziehungen zu den USA … 


    2. RIA Novosti Ahmadinedschad schließt Wiederaufnahme diplomatischer Beziehungen mit USA nicht aus
      TEHERAN, 23. September (RIA Novosti). Iran ist nach den Worten seines Präsidenten Mahmud Ahmadinedschad bereit, die diplomatischen Beziehungen mit den USA wiederherzustellen, wenn dabei die Prinzipien der Gleichberechtigung und Gerechtigkeit gewahrt werden.
      Freundschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Iran und den USA wären nur dann möglich, wenn die US-Administration die anderen Nationen respektiere und gerecht behandle, sagte Ahmadinedschad am Dienstag in einem Interview mit der Zeitung „Los Angeles Times“.

    1. Die Presse – Atomprogramm: Bastelt der Iran an Atomraketen?
      Zu sehen ist eine Rakete, zu lesen ist, welche Teile von welchen iranischen Firmen stammen. Sieben Unternehmen in der Region Khojir im Südosten Teherans … 

    2. AFP IAEA shows photos alleging Iran worked on missile
      VIENNA  — The UN nuclear watchdog has shown its members documents and photographs suggesting that Iran secretly tried to modify a missile cone to carry a nuclear bomb, diplomats said.Diplomats who attended a special briefing Tuesday said the IAEA’s head of inspections in the Middle East, Herman Naeckerts, had shown them new proof indicating that Iran tried to refit the long-distance Shahab-3 missile to carry a nuclear payload.The US envoy to the IAEA, Gregory Schulte, said Naeckerts showed photos and diagrams of Iranian work on re-designing a Shabab-3 „to carry what would appear to be a nuclear weapon.

  10. N24 – IAEA-Erklärung Iran kurz vor eigener Atombombe
    Der Iran steht nach Experteneinschätzungen kurz vor der Entwicklung einer Atombombe. Innerhalb weniger Monate könnte das Land offenbar genug radioaktives … 

  11. JP Emirates plan canal to bypass Iran
    Strategically located in the Gulf between Iran and the UAE, the Hormuz Strait is the only sea passage to the open ocean for oil-rich exporters.

    1. – Nordkorea soll Iran bei Sprengkopfbau helfen
      Nordkoreanische Experten helfen dem Iran angeblich bei der Entwicklung von atomaren Raketensprengköpfen. „Dutzende“ Wissenschaftler aus dem asiatischen Land …

    2. Nationaler Widerstandsrat Iran – Nuklear Pyongyang hilft dem Iran
      „Die Zahl der nordkoreanischen Experten, die Iran für einige Tage oder Monate besuchten, um bei der Entwicklung von Nuklearwaffenköpfen zu helfen, … 

  12. WELT ONLINE – Nordkorea schickt offenbar Atom-Wissenschaftler in den Iran
    Wien – Nordkoreanische Experten helfen dem Iran angeblich bei der Entwicklung von atomaren Raketensprengköpfen. „Dutzende“ Wissenschaftler aus dem … 

    1. JP – ‚Russia’s move to pull out of Iran talks spells end of sanctions‘
      UN Ambassador Shalev surprised at Ahmadinejad’s warm welcome by General Assembly; Moscow’s cancellation endangers 4th round of sanctions.

    2. AFP – Streit zwischen Washington und Moskau bremst Iran-Diplomatie
      Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) äußerte die Befürchtung, dass Uneinigkeit in der Sechsergruppe wirksame Verhandlungen mit dem Iran …

    3. Die Presse – Moskau blockiert härteres Vorgehen gegen Iran
      In New York blockiert Moskau derzeit Verhandlungen über neue Sanktionen gegen Iran. Offiziell begründete Russland die Absage an Gespräche am Rande der UN- … 

    4. FOCUS Online – Vereinte Nationen: Russland verlässt Iran-Gespräche
      Russland steigt aus Protest gegen US-Kritik vorerst aus den internationalen Gesprächen über das iranische Atomprogramm aus. … 

    5. Financial Times Deutschland – Russland schert aus Anti-Iran-Front aus
      Russland ließ überraschend ein in New York angesetztes Treffen der sogenannten Iran-Sechsergruppe platzen. Beim für Donnerstag angesetzten Treffen, … 

    6. Deutsche Welle – Russland steigt vorerst aus Iran-Gesprächen aus
      Die russische Regierung sagte am Mittwoch (24.09.2008) ein geplantes Treffen der Außenminister zum umstrittenen iranischen Atomprogramm ab. …

    7. RIA Novosti – Frankreich beharrt auf Sechser-Treffen zu Iran
      Trotz US-Absage besteht Frankreich weiterhin darauf, dass das Außenministertreffen der Sechser-Staaten zum Iran stattfinden muss. „Wir wollen, dass dieses …

    8. FOCUS Online – Atom-Streit: Steinmeier beschwört Zusammenhalt
      Der deutsche Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier beschwor die Einheit der Staatengemeinschaft, um andere Krisen, wie zB die im Atom-Streit mit dem Iran, … 


  13. N-TV- Nichts geht mehr – Iran-Gespräche abgesagt
    Am Rande der UN-Generaldebatte sind weitere Anzeichen für ein tiefes Zerwürfnis zwischen Russland und dem Westen sichtbar geworden. Nach demonstrativen Signalen des Desinteresses aus Moskau gaben die USA am Dienstagabend (Ortszeit) die Absage eines für Donnerstag geplanten Außenministertreffens der UN-Vetomächte und Deutschlands zum Atomstreit mit dem Iran bekannt.
    Russland hatte zuvor mitgeteilt, dass es das Treffen nicht für dringlich halte. Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier äußerte die Befürchtung, dass Uneinigkeit in der Sechsergruppe wirksame Verhandlungen mit dem Iran erschweren könnte. Die Europäer sagten ein für Oktober geplantes Ministertreffen mit Russland zur Lage in Georgien ab.

  14. Aschaffenburg 24 – Frau zeigt Hitlergruß vor iranischer Botschaft  Berliner Polizei erteilt der 40-Jährigen einen Platzverweis
    Berlin (ddp-bln). Eine 40-jährige Frau hat am Mittwoch vor der iranischen Botschaft in Dahlem den Hitlergruß gezeigt. Nachdem sie mehrfach den rechten Arm gehoben hatte, alarmierten Mitarbeiter der Botschaft in der Podbielskiallee die Polizei, wie ein Polizeisprecher mitteilte. Die Frau gab an, gegen die Politik im Iran demonstrieren zu wollen. Sie erhielt einen Platzverweis. Der polizeiliche Staatsschutz nahm Ermittlungen wegen Verwendens von Kennzeichen verfassungswidriger Organisationen auf.

  15. International Society for Human Rights – Iran: Bahá’í-Schüler von iranischen Universitäten abgelehnt
    September 2008) – Auch in diesem Jahr können nicht alle Schüler, die sich zur Bahá’í-Religion bekennen, im Iran studieren. … 

  16. – Vielleicht eine Traumreise: UFC spielt im Iran
    Eine Traumreise, vielleicht: Der Deutsche Meister UFC Münster kommt einer Einladung des iranischen Fußballverbandes nach und reist am Samstag über Dubai auf …

    1. Nationaler Widerstandsrat Iran – Iran: 61 Menschen wegen Essens in der Öffentlichkeit verhaftet
      Essen in der Öffentlichkeit während Ramadan wird im Iran als ernstes Verbrechen betrachtet. Die einzige Ausnahme bei dieser Regelung sind Passagiere von …

  17. Nationaler Widerstandsrat Iran – Iran: Öffentliches Auspeitschen gegen Essen
    NWRI – Yahya Mohammad-Zadeh, Staatsanwalt der Stadt Tabriz der Mullahs, verkündete, dass jene, die sich nicht an die strikten Regelungen des Ramadan halten … 

    [Everyone Needs to Worry About Iran] 
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, AP  
    Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the United Nations in New York this week. Don’t expect an honest update from him on his country’s nuclear program. Iran is now edging closer to being armed with nuclear weapons, and it continues to develop a ballistic-missile capability. 
    Such developments may be overshadowed by our presidential election, but the challenge Iran poses is very real and not a partisan matter. We may have different political allegiances and worldviews, yet we share a common concern — Iran’s drive to be a nuclear state. We believe that Iran’s desire for nuclear weapons is one of the most urgent issues facing America today, because even the most conservative estimates tell us that they could have nuclear weapons soon. 

  19.  EU regrets Iran’s rejection to suspend nuclear activities  
    BRUSSELS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — The European Union expressed on Thursday regret that Iran is refusing to suspend nuclear activities.  
    The EU „regrets that Iran is refusing to suspend its sensitive nuclear activities,“ and „is not providing the IAEA with the cooperation which the IAEA has requested in order to answer the outstanding questions listed in its reports,“ the EU’s French presidency said in a statement. 
    The statement came after the International Atomic and Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on Sept. 15 on Iran’s nuclear issue.

    1. JTA– Clinton, Palin rip Iran
      U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin both harshly criticized Iran.
      Clinton (D-N.Y.), who was scheduled to speak at Monday’s anti-Iran rally in New York before pulling out when Palin was invited, told an Israel Bonds dinner in New York on Sept. 18 that „U.S. policy must be clear and unequivocal. We cannot, we should not, we must not permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons. And in dealing with this threat, as I have said repeatedly, we cannot take any option off the table.“
      She added that as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad „travels to New York to meet at the United Nations, and once again to use the General Assembly as a launching pad for his attacks on Israel and the United States, we must raise our voices together in opposition to the message he carries and the threat Iran poses.“
      Palin, the governor of Alaska, said Ahmadinejad „must be stopped“ in the speech she would have given at the rally — it was printed Monday in the New York Sun. Palin, the running mate for Republican presidential nominee John McCain, was disinvited from the rally on Sept. 18 after organizers decided not to have any elected officials present.
      „Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust,“ she wrote. „And this is not a wish, a request or a plea to Israel’s enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain’s promise and it is my promise.“

  20. NYSUN Palin on Ahmadinejad: ‚He Must Be Stopped – SARAH PALIN 
    Governor Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, was scheduled to speak today at a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the appearance here of
    President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Her appearance was canceled by rally organizers who sought a nonpolitical event. Following are the remarks Mrs. Palin would have given:
    I am honored to be with you and with leaders from across this great country — leaders from different faiths and political parties united in a single voice of outrage.
    Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York — to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan — and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.

  21. AP – Hackers shut down Iranian clerics‘ Web sites
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media reports say hackers have shut down the Web sites of several hundred Shiite clerics and seminary schools.
    Iran’s state TV says the hackers were Sunni Muslims based outside Shiite Iran, suggesting a sectarian motive, though it did not say how it knew that.
    The semiofficial Fars news agency said the hackers were based in the United Arab Emirates and blocked access to 300 sites. The Emirates is home to a large Iranian community, some of whom oppose Iran’s clerical rule.

  22.  «Ich habe mehrere Leben hinter mir» Miklós Gimes
    Der berühmteste Gefangene des Teheraner Regimes ist geflohen. Jetzt kritisiert er den Westen für dessen Iranpolitik. Ein Gespräch
    Ahmad Batebi stand zwei Stunden mit verbundenen Augen auf dem Richtplatz im Hof des Teheraner Evin-Gefängnisses, die Henkersschlinge bereits um den Hals gelegt – schliesslich wurde er ohnmächtig, und man brachte ihn in seine Zelle zurück. Das Gericht hatte das Todesurteil vorläufig ausgesetzt. Batebi war im Sommer 1999 nach den Studentenunruhen verhaftet worden wie Tausende von Demonstranten. Die Anklage gegen ihn lautete auf Hochverrat. Er hatte sich an friedlichen Protestaktionen beteiligt, ein politisch engagierter junger Mann, der an der Universität Film studierte.
    Im Sommer 1999 war es zu einer der grössten Krisen des iranischen Gottesstaates seit der Machtergreifung der Mullahs 1979 gekommen. Eine Woche dauerten die Strassenschlachten zwischen Studenten und dem Regime. Es gab Tote und eine brutale Repression.
    Ahmad Batebi stammt aus dem iranischen Mittelstand, die Mutter ist Lehrerin, der Vater ehemaliger Zollbeamter. Er hatte unter dem Schah politische Schwierigkeiten gehabt, hielt sich aber nach der Revolution aus der Politik heraus. Den Fundamentalisten wollte er sich nicht anschliessen. Batebis Eltern erzogen ihre Söhne im Geist eines aufgeklärten, säkularen Islam. Als die Studentenrevolte ausbrach, arbeitete Ahmad an seinem Abschlussfilm über Drogensüchtige.

  23. state.govIran: International Religious Freedom Report 2008
    Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    The Constitution of Iran states that Islam is the official state religion, and the doctrine followed is that of Ja’afari (Twelver) Shi’ism. The Constitution provides that „other Islamic denominations are to be accorded full respect,“ while the country’s pre-Islamic religious groups–Zoroastrians, Christians, and Jews–are recognized as „protected“ religious minorities. However, Article 4 of the Constitution states that all laws and regulations must be based on Islamic criteria. In practice, the Government severely restricted freedom of religion.
    During the reporting period, respect for religious freedom in the country continued to deteriorate. Government rhetoric and actions created a threatening atmosphere for nearly all non-Shi’a religious groups, most notably for Baha’is, as well as Sufi Muslims, evangelical Christians, and members of the Jewish community. Reports of Government imprisonment, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination based on religious beliefs continued during the reporting period. Baha’i religious groups reported arbitrary arrests, expulsions from universities, and confiscation of property. Government-controlled broadcast and print media intensified negative campaigns against religious minorities, particularly the Baha’is, during the reporting period.

  24.  Iranisches Heimspiel – Ralf Döring
    Rockmusik braucht im Iran eine große Portion Idealismus. Denn die Musik ist den Wächtern im Mullahstaat ein dicker Dorn im Auge, CD-Produktionen unterliegen strenger Zensur, Auftrittsmöglichkeiten existieren kaum. „Erst wenn ein Konzert zu Ende ist, weiß man wirklich, dass es stattgefunden hat“, sagt Shahram Ahadi, Journalist der „Deutschen Welle“, der die Entwicklung der iranischen Undergroundszene seit Jahren verfolgt. Insofern hat es schon fast etwas Beschwörendes, wenn die iranische Rockband Dash zum Abschluss ihres Konzerts beim Morgenland Festival Neil Youngs Klassiker „Keep on rockin‘ in the free world“ singt. Die Band hat beim Festival ihr Europa-Debüt.

  25. Jewish World Review Dear President Ahmadinejad – Michael Ledeen
    To: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President
    Islamic Republic of Iran
    Dear Mr. President,
    I’m writing to you about death, one of your favorite themes. Your adult life has revolved around it. You’re from the Revolutionary Guards, the military organization that was created in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon in the 1970s. The then-incipient Revolutionary Guards were trained there by the expert terrorists of al Fatah, Yasser Arafat’s gang of killers (Sunnis, by the way, as you well know). One day, the camp was bombed by the Israelis, and a considerable number of your men were killed. Later on, the graduates entered Iran, and killed members of the shah’s security forces. Today, Revolutionary Guardsmen crush Iranian dissent at home, and they are on the prowl all over the world, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Buenos Aires, Argentina. So you’ve been around death for 30 years or more. Training for it, training others for it, and participating in it.

  26. Selten so gelacht…(bd)
    Iran seeks membership of IAEA Board
    LONDON, September 22 (IranMania) – Iran will nominate for membership of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors, according to Iran’s envoy to the IAEA, PressTV reported.
    Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh said that Iran will announce its decision at the IAEA 2008 General Conference slated for September 29.
    There is currently one vacant place on the IAEA Board of Governors, after Pakistan withdrew its membership.
    Syria has also announced that it will nominate for membership of IAEA’s Board of Governors.

  27. INSS Insight The Latest IAEA Report on Iran and the Options Facing the International – Asculai, Ephraim
    September 22, 2008 marks the opening of the week-long session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (BOG), which is followed by the annual General Conference of this organization. Before the BOG lies the periodic report of the IAEA Director General on the „Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement… in the Islamic Republic of Iran,“ distributed a week earlier. Although it is not much different from its immediate predecessor in its technical content, this is a very serious report

  28. idea- US-Kommission gegen Dialog mit Irans Staatschef
    W a s h i n g t o n  – Tiefe Besorgnis über eine geplante Begegnung von Kirchenvertretern mit dem iranischen Staats- und Regierungschef Mahmud Ahmadinedschad während seiner bevorstehenden Reise in die Vereinigten Staaten hat die US-Kommission für Internationale Religionsfreiheit (Washington) zum Ausdruck gebracht.
    Repräsentanten der „Religionen für Frieden“, darunter Vertreter der Mennoniten, Anglikaner und Quäker sowie des Verbindungsbüros des Weltkirchenrats bei den Vereinten Nationen, haben Ahmadinedschad zu einem Abendessen und Gespräch am 25. September in New York

  29. MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOGIranian Organization Threatens To Assassinate Iranian Reformist
    The Iranian organization Ansar Hizbullah, which supports the Iranian regime, has threatened to assassinate reformist Abdollah Nouri if he runs in the upcoming presidential elections in the country.
    Nouri said in response that he was not afraid of threats.
    Source: Adwar News, Rooz, Iran, September 23, 2008 

  30. MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG Senior Iranian Officials Step Up Threats
    Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) deputy naval commander Ali Fadavi has said that Iran is preparing for confrontation with U.S. submarines and warships.
    He said that Iran has missiles covering every area of the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, and much of the Indian Ocean,
    At a military conference in the country, Mohieldin Hairee Shirazi, representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the Fars district, praised the Iranian forces‘ readiness for martyrdom, and senior IRGC official Nourali Shoustari warned that „Iran’s power is global, and Iran will cut off the hands of its enemies even before it is attacked.“
    IRGC air force commander Hossein Salami said that Iran’s air space had become „very dangerous“ for the enemy’s planes.
    Sources: IRNA, Iran, September 24, 2008; Aftab-e Yazd, Iran, September 23, 2008; Fars, Iran, September 22, 2008

  31. MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iran To Hold Home Front Readiness Drill
    The head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, has announced that a drill will be held in the near future to check the home front’s readiness for a possible attack,  
    Jalili noted that the passive defense plan will be implemented countrywide, particularly in sensitive places, until the end of this year.
    (See also MEMRI Inquiry and Analysis No 451, „Iran in Preparations, Deployment to Withstand Possible Attack by West,“ July 3, 2008).
    Source: Fars, Iran, September 23, 2008

  32. MEMRI IRANIAN MEDIA BLOG – Iranian Human Rights Activists Warn Against U.S.-Iran Deal
    As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits New York, Iranian human rights activists, among them Akbar Ganji and Mehrangiz Kar, held a press conference in front of U.N. headquarters yesterday and expressed their fear of a deal between Iran and the West that would include Iranian concessions on its nuclear program in exchange for the West’s assurance of the regime’s survival and that it would close its eyes to Iran’s human rights violations.
    Source: Rooz, Iran, September 23, 2008

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