December 20 2005

Friends of Humanity Newsletter )
Issue 20 December 20 2005
In this issue

  • Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks
  • Iran Bars Western Music on State Media
  • Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto

    Developments in the past three years have shown that Iran’s fundamentalist dictatorship will do anything to prevent Iraq from having stability and democracy.

    Ahmadinejad’s calls for creation of an Islamic empire and also his remarks about Israel are not short term campaigns or propagandas but are real strategies and line of work for his government.


    Iran’s expansionism policy exits for a reason. Mullahs correctly believe that if they do not expand their ideological and political grip beyond Iran boarders, they will not survive the changes currently taking place in the region.

    So they are eagerly perusing to acquire nuclear weapons, forge ballots in Iraq and suggest some countries move to Alaska to make way for their own evil intentions.


    Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks

    Middle East Times, December 20, 2005

    TEHRAN — Iran has spelled out clearly that it will not back away from its bid to conduct sensitive nuclear fuel work, limiting the chance for a compromise at a key meeting on Wednesday with Britain, France and Germany.

    For Iran, conducting fuel cycle work and enriching uranium to make reactor fuel is a “right” afforded to all signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    “Be certain that we will not back away one iota from our legitimate nuclear rights,” Iran’s hardline President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said last week.

    But the so-called EU-3, backed by the United States, argues that the Islamic republic cannot be trusted to carry out enrichment – a process that can be extended to make the explosive core of a nuclear bomb.

    Iran Bars Western Music on State Media

    Los Angeles Times

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has barred all Western music from state radio and TV stations, partially reviving a ban imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when popular music was outlawed as un-Islamic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    In recent years it had become common to hear hip- hop blaring from car radios in Tehran’s streets, and songs by Western pop stars such as Eric Clapton and the Eagles often accompanied Iranian broadcasts.


    Tehran, 20 Dec. (AKI) – The Swedish parliament has announced that it will be cutting all ties with the Iranian parliament, which is known as the Majlis. The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, announced that although he is restricted by constitutional limitations to only act in matters of foreign policy,”it is not reasonable to continue to have relations and contact with the parliament of a country that asks for the cancellation of another country.”

    Sweden’s decision to cut all ties with Iran at parliamentary level follows a letter, sent by Rueven Reilin, president of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in November, asking the parliaments of 80 countries to condemn the statements made by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.

    Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto, Tuesday, 20 December 2005

    December 18, 2005 – A seminar on issues of fundamentalism was held in Toronto, Canada calling for an end to mullah’s meddling in Iraq and it’s efforts to export fundamentalism.

    The event was sponsored by Friends of Humanity, Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran, the International Coalition of Women against Fundamentalism in Canada and other Human Rights organizations as well.

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