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International Confederation of Women Against Fundamentalism Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Paris Conference

On the initiative of the International Confederation of Women Against Fundamentalism and Friends of Humanity a conference was organized in Paris on Saturday 26th Nov 2005 as part of the international day of protest against violence to women. Activists from the U.S.A., France, U.K, Sweden, Spain and Italy took part, led by Mrs. Elisabeth Sydney, UK president of the International Confederation Against Fundamentalism and ex-chairwoman of the Women’s Liberal Federation, Mrs. Linda Asmondson, US president of Social Action to prevent violence against women, and Mrs. Violet Dagger president of the Arab League for human rights in France.

Iran Revolutionary Guards chief vows to defeat U.S. in Iraq

Iran Revolutionary Guards chief vows to defeat U.S. in IraqTehran, Iran  â€“ 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”.

Iran, on defiant course, tunes up military

Iran, on defiant course, tunes up militaryTehran, 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.

Russia to sell antiaircraft missiles to Iran in billion-dollar deal

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By ANDREW E. KRAMER

MOSCOW, Dec. 2 – Russia has agreed to sell antiaircraft missiles to Iran as part of a $1 billion arms deal that would significantly increase Moscow’s military cooperation with Tehran, Russian news media reported Friday.

The announcement of the sale coincided with a visit to Moscow by R. Nicholas Burns, the American under secretary of state for political affairs, who said in a radio interview that the United States had asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to explain the deal, reported by the newspaper Vedomosti and the Interfax news agency.

Ahmadinejad: UN threat won’t deter Iran from nuclear track

Ahmadinejad:Iran will nt stop nuclearTehran, Iran, Dec. 01 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to continue Iran’s nuclear ambitions till the very end and said that the Islamic Republic was unafraid of the threat of United Nations Security Council referral, state-run dailies reported on Thursday.

Speaking in the province of Ilam, western Iran, on Wednesday, Ahmadinejad said that Tehran had no intention of halting its sensitive nuclear work. “We are not afraid of your bogus stick known as the Security Council”, he said, addressing the United States and the European Union which believe that Iran is working towards obtaining atomic weapons under cover of nuclear energy production.

Two youths street-paraded in Iran capital

Two youths street-paraded in Iran capitalTehran, Iran, Dec. 01 – Two youths were street-paraded in Tehran by the State Security Forces, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.

The two unnamed youths had been arrested after armed clashes with police in the capital, according to the daily Iran.

They were paraded in Tehran’s Sattar-Khan region.

Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN Speech

Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN SpeechBy Golnaz Esfandiari

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad says that when he delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, he felt there was a light around him and that the attention of the world leaders in the audience was unblinkingly focused upon him. The claim has caused a stir in Iran, as a transcript and video recording of Ahmadinejad’s comments have been published on an Iranian website, baztab.com. There are also reports that a CD showing Ahmadinejad making the comments also has been widely distributed in Iran. Is the Iranian president claiming to be divinely inspired?

Prague, 29 November 2005 (RFE/RL) — According the report by baztab.com, President Ahmadinejad made the comments in a meeting with one of Iran’s leading clerics, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli.

One Person Killed in Bangladesh Bombing

Bombing in BangladeshAssociated Press Writer

GAZIPUR, Bangladesh (AP) – A bomb thrown by an Islamic militant disguised as a tea vendor exploded outside a government building Thursday in a town near the Bangladeshi capital, killing one person and wounding at least 29, authorities said.

The militant, who was hurt and captured after the blast, threw a tea container holding the bomb after police threatened to shoot him when he refused to be searched, said Gazipur police chief Atiqul Islam.

Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Norway rally

Anti nuke rally in NorwayIran-Nuclear: Refer mullahs’ nuclear file to UN Security Council – Norway rally

Supporters of Friends of Humanity as well as Norwegians in Trondheim, northern Norway, went out on streets in sub-zero temperature to protest against mullahs’ persistent efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.

Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Norway and Belgium rallies

rallys in Norway and BelgiumOn Monday November 28th, upporters of Friends of Humanity and other activists In tandem with a worldwide protest against the clerical regime’s meddling in Iraq, in Belgium and Norway rallied in protest against the mullahs’ interference in that country.

Demonstrators in Norway demanded closure of all torture centers in Iraq operated by mullahs’ intelligence agents.