In order to keep the situation under control, the Iranian regime has executed at least 21 people including 4 women in the past two weeks.
TEHRAN, June 25, 2006 (AFP) - Iran's oil minister has warned that the country would use oil as a weapon if its interests are attacked, state television reported Sunday.
"If the country's interests are attacked, we will use all our capabilities and oil is one of them," Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh said on Saturday, the television reported.
After Iranâ€™s nuclear file came out of the hands of the International Atomic Energy agency, and was referred to the United Nations Security Council, buying time in bits and pieces, seems to be Iranâ€™s main objective in any interaction with the international community as any little bit of time is spent well on the race to develop nuclear weapons.
As it pertains to regimeâ€™s partners, creating opportunities for the mullahsâ€™ dictatorship to â€œplay gamesâ€ is inexcusable and unforgivable. The advocates of the appeasement policy, to this regards, should be held fully responsible.
But on the other hand, when you see the dreadful situation that the Iranian regime both internally and in the international scene is caught into, you will come to realize how badly the Iranian people and resistance have squashed this regime in between only two choices of death or suicide as the mullahs themselves have admitted.
The choice of committing suicide refers to Iranâ€™s choice to back down peacefully, stop enrichment of uranium and come to sit at the negotiating table. This would be a favorable choice for everyone but the mullahs. They know that as soon as they take this path, there are a series of concessions that would have to be made one after another. First they would have to come clear with the IAEA, but it will not stop there. They would also have to renounce terrorism; stop supporting groups in the Middle East such as Hezbollah, stop meddling in Iraq giving up their dream of the Islamic Empire.
One character, well known for his involvement in torture and killing of many Iranians is Saeed Mortazavi, the Prosecutor General of Tehran.
Mortazavi, was directly responsible for Zahra Kazimiâ€™s death. An Iranian-Canadian-photojournalist, who was raped, tortured and killed by Mortazavi himself in the Evin prison in 2003. Kazemiâ€™s death received international attention as it created a serious rift in the relationship between Iran and Canada at the time.
"His presence at the Human Rights Council is really shocking. It is an insult to the victims of repression in Iran," Lynn Tehini, of the journalist's rights group Reporters Without Borders, told AFP.