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France Rejects Iran Talks Request


Wednesday, January 18, 2006, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – France rejected Iran’s request for more talks on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program, saying Wednesday that Tehran first must suspend its atomic activities. Iran asked for a ministerial-level meeting, but its decision to resume some activities "means that it is not possible for us to meet under satisfactory conditions to pursue these discussions," French Foreign Ministry spokesman Denis Simonneau said in Paris.

EU-3: referring Iran to UN

Referring Iran to UN Security Counfcil

Iran started operation in Natanz Nuclear Plant

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, Brussels (Stop Fundamentalism) Britain, Germany and France, handling the Iran dossier on behalf of the EU, have presented a request to US, Russian and Chinese diplomats to hold an emergency meeting of the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 2 February, according to media reports.

The IAEA board should vote on an EU resolution referring Iran to the UN Security Council that could impose international sanctions, if Tehran fails to comply with its demands.

Iran to hold conference on Holocaust

Iran Holocaust Conference

Iran to hold Conference on Holocaust

January 15, 2006, TEHRAN  : Iran is planning a conference to assess the scale of the Holocaust, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects as a myth, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said today.

”Iran’s Foreign Ministry has decided to hold a conference on the Holocaust to assess its scale by scientific means and discuss its consequences,” Asefi told a news briefing.

He did not say when or where the conference would be held.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Iran is not afraid of U.N.


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Saturday January 14, 2006, Tehran, Iran (Stop Fundamentalism) – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced in a press conference on Saturday that the Islamic Republic would never abandon its nuclear efforts even if it meant facing the United Nations Security Council.

The European Union and the United States have announced plans to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council due to the removal of IAEA seals on Natanz nuclear plant by Iran.

EU-3 and the US Call to UN for action

iran NucearThursday January 12, 2006, Berlin (Stop Fundamentalism) – The three foreign ministers of European countries, Britain, France and Germany held a joint conference today in Berlin to announce their decision to refer Islamic Republic of Iran to the U.N. Security Council.

The EU-3 ministers at a press conference in Berlin called the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear activities at a “dead end.”

Call for Urgent Action

Delara Darabi

Delara Darabi

Stop women and Juvenile execution

January 12, 2006 (Stop Fundamentalism) – According to Amnesty International, Delara Darabi, aged 19, is at risk of immanent execution for a murder which took place when she was 17 years old. She denies committing the crime.

According to reports in the Persian daily Aftab, Delara Darabi when she was 17 and a 19-year-old man named Amir Hossein broke into a woman’s house to commit a burglary. Amir Hossein allegedly killed the woman during the burglary. Delara Darabi initially confessed to the murder, but has since retracted her confession. She claims that Amir Hossein asked her to admit responsibility for the murder to protect him from execution, believing that as she was under the age of 18, she could not be sentenced to death.

Teen Execution – Nazanin 18 years old

nazanin execution

Nazanin, 18

Sunday, January 08 2006, (Stop Fundamentalism) – “I committed this crime trying to defend myself and my niece — from being raped.” 18 year old Nazanin said weaping in an Iranian court, defending herself, “I had no intention of killing that man. At that moment I didn’t know what to do because nobody came to help us.”

The state-run daily Etemaad reported on Saturday that 18-year-old Nazanin confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005.

Iran breaks U.N. seals at Natanz

iran nuclearTue Jan 10, 2006 8:50 AM GMT, BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had broken U.N. seals at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, setting the stage for a showdown between the Islamic republic and the West.

"The Iranians have begun removing (U.N.) seals at Natanz in the presence of IAEA inspectors," said a spokeswoman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

Iran’s President Is Off the Rails

Iran's President Is Off the Rails huffingtonpost.com
By Suzanne Nossel

With all eyes on an  Iraq and an executive branch both out of control, Iran under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has not so quietly emerged as about as frightening a rogue state as can be imagined. Iran has long kept us up at night as a proliferator, a terrorist haven, a theocracy, and a regime hostile to the United States.

Ahmadinejad has added to that dangerous brew a streak of what appears to be meglomaniacal paranoia coupled with unfettered nationalism and utter disregard for what the rest of the world thinks. If this streak continues, Ahmadinejad may given North Korea ‘s Kim Jong Il a run for his money for the world’s weirdest and most dangerous despot. The evidence:

Iran ready to remove U.N. seals at nuclear sites

Iran ready to remove U.N. seals at nuclear sitesMon Jan 9, 2006
By Parisa Hafezi

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran confirmed it would resume research on nuclear fuel on Monday, prompting swift warnings by Germany of "consequences" and by the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog that the world was running out of patience with Tehran.

"Iran will today resume nuclear fuel research as scheduled," government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham told a news conference on Monday morning.