The participants also condemned the nomination of Mullah Amid Zanjani as the president of Tehran University, and they stressed that his nomination would not deter the students from their struggle for the freedom and democracy in Iran.
The Mayor of Cuneo, Mr. Alberto Valmaia, Mr. Olivio Rostaneo, state advisor, Mr. V. Osvaldo, chairman of the journalists society, Dr. K. Nikzad and Dr. Y. Lessani from the academic and professional’s Iranian society and other local officials attended, together with members of the Italian medical profession and humanitarian societies.
AMMAN – An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special forces said on Sunday he witnessed horrific scenes of torture in Iraqi prisons and accused a Shiite militia of being responsible.
"It was horrific. Thousands of detainees, often teenagers, beaten, burned, receiving electric shocks, then the majority killed," Muntazar al-Samarrai, who fled Iraq for Jordan five months ago, told AFP.
MECCA – Leaders at the biggest-ever Muslim summit on terrorism vowed Thursday to fight extremist ideology, saying they would reform textbooks, rein in the issuing of religious edicts and crack down on terror financing.
Asharq Al-Awsat, Rabat – Investigations carried out by the Moroccan security services after the arrest of a terrorist cell that was made up of 17 members have uncovered the cell’s terrorist plans. These plans included restructuring the Al-Qaeda organization in Saudi Arabia following the Saudi security forces’ success in finding and arresting a number of its activists. The cell also planned to have the extremist Algerian Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) rejoin Osama Bin Ladin’s organization and set up an Al-Qaeda branch in the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) as a base for attacks to be launched on the countries that support US administration.
By Stefan Smith – TEHRAN
Ahmadinejad, who sparked an international outcry in October when he said Israel "must be wiped off the map", also repeated his view that the Jewish state was a "tumour".