December 05 2005

Friends Of Humanity Newsletter )
9th Issue December 05 2005
In this issue

  • Intimidation at Iraq’s polls sees victory for pro-Iran groups
  • Iran sending election campaign posters to Iraq
  • UN nuke chief says Iran could have A-bomb in “months”
  • Iran’s military stages war games near Iraq border
  • Iran Revolutionary Guards chief vows to defeat U.S. in Iraq
  • Iran, on defiant course, tunes up military
  • We are getting closer to the elections in Iraq and guess whose campaigning?

    Tehran mullahs having their own agenda and candidates are openly involved in the campaign process.


    Some security guards at the southern boarder of Iran and Iraq have reported of trucks coming across carrying campaign posters and materials for pro Iranian candidates. It is striking that a government which does not allow minimum of openness inside its own boarders and to its own people, how active it can be in other countries elections.

    Maybe they really care for democracy in Iraq!

    Not only Iran is meddling in its neighboring country, it is also preparing for something more serious: “a war.”


    London, Dec. 04 – Independent Iraqi observers who are planning to monitor the upcoming December 15 elections in Iraq are resisting travelling to the south of the country for fear of being targeted in assassinations or abductions, according to an Arabic- language website.

    Baghdad, Dec. 05 – Iran is sending heaps of campaign posters to Iraq for the upcoming December 15 elections in trucks crossing the Iran-Iraq border.

    A security official in Baghdad said that the trucks were bringing posters in through border crossings in the provinces of al-Amara and al-Kut, southern Iraq.

    London, Dec. 05 – The chief of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warned on Monday that Iran could develop nuclear weapons within “a few months” of starting uranium enrichment in its massive underground nuclear facility in Natanz, central Iran.

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told the United Kingdom’s Independent that both Iran and the West had to refrain from escalating their dangerous game of brinkmanship, in the international standoff over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 05 – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ para-military forces staged a military exercise to prepare against “enemy conspiracies” in Dasht-e Azadegan in the south-western Khuzestan Province, near the border with Iraq.

    Colonel Majid Saad, commander of Bassij forces in the area, told journalists that the purpose of the drill was to “increase fighting potentials, maintain unity, and prepare the Bassij forces to combat any threat against the Islamic revolution”.

    Tehran, Iran – The Commandant of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared that Iran was exporting its Islamic revolution to other Muslim countries including Iraq which would inevitably bring about the downfall of the United States in the Middle East, state dailies reported on Monday.

    Speaking at a gathering of the IRGC’s Navy commanders on Sunday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said, “The impoverished people’s Bassij force was formed on the orders of the Imam [Ruhollah Khomeini] following the siege of the American spies’ den [U.S. embassy in Tehran] on November 4, 1979 and the arrest of the spies of that country to fight any possible threat from the enemies”.

    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 03 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered a major reshuffle of the top brass of the armed forces as part of a larger plan to enhance the military’s control over the government, Iran Focus has learnt.

    In recent weeks, hundreds of senior officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been seconded to government ministries and state institutions to “prop up” the country’s civil administration for what many within the clerical government believe will be a very tough year ahead for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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