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US: Iran playing games

Iran's nuclear game

Iran is playing a game

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (Stop Fundamentalism) — The United States said on Friday that Iran is playing games with the international community by not accepting a Russian proposal on Iran’s nuclear issue.

"They appear to be playing more games with the international community," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said at a briefing.
"This is a regime that continues to defy the international community and fail to comply with its obligations," McClellan said,adding that the United States is still discussing with its partners and others about the best way to send a clear message to Iran.

EU to delay taking Iran to Security Council

Natanz Nuclear Plant

Natanz Nuclear Plant

Daniel Dombey in Brussels, Guy Dinmore in Washington and Gareth Smyth in Tehran

The European Union is preparing to slow down its push to refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council in the hope of winning support from Russia and China.

The EU, which is leading western diplomatic efforts on Iran’s nuclear programme, is now likely to offer Iran one “last chance” by delaying a substantive Security Council discussion of the file to March. It had originally hoped to secure a decisive referral as early as next week.

What’s Next for Iran?

iran nuclear activities

Iran’s Nuke program

Talks and More Talks
By JACQUELINE SHIRE
Jan. 25, 2006 — – The issue of what to do about Iran and its nuclear program will dominate a week of discussions in Europe next week.

Beginning Monday in London, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her foreign minister counterparts from China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom will meet to negotiate the text of a resolution that the United States hopes will refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council for violations of its obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Amnesty International: End child executions

AI call on Iran to end child execution

AI call on Iran to end child execution

“In 2005 alone, at least eight executions of child offenders were recorded”. (AI)

January 25, 2006 (Stop Fundamentalism) – The human rights group called on Iran to end the execution of child offenders after death sentences were handed down to two teenage girls for crimes they allegedly committed when they minors.

Powers Meet in London on Iran

Activities Resume at Iran Nuclear Plant - Natanz

Activities Resume at Iran Nuclear Plant – Natanz

Wed. 25 Jan 2006
New York Times

By ELAINE SCIOLINO

VIENNA, Jan. 24 – The foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet in London on Monday in an effort to resolve their differences on how best to punish Iran for its nuclear activities, three diplomats said Tuesday.

Please release Jill Caroll.
She is innocent.

Jill Caroll

Jill Carol, freelance journalist for Christian Science Monitor

As hours pass, we still hope to see the release of Jill Caroll.
Caroll, 28, is a freelance journalist working for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper. 

Here we join with Jill’s family to ask for her freedom and pray.


We are still praying for Jill Caroll’s safe return to her family, while there is no news or indication of her release yet. Her case has turned out huge global appeal particularly from different Muslim communities from around the world asking for her freedom and safe return.

The US military in Iraq has since released 5 Iraqi woman prisoners there as it was requested by Jill’s captors although the US emphasizes that the two have nothing to do with each other.

The sensible option on Iran

Iran Nuclear ProgramLeanne Piggott
A NUCLEAR-ARMED Iran under an Ahmadinejad regime is a terrifying prospect. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes he is being divinely guided to help bring about the reappearance of the Imam Mahdi, the Shia Muslim equivalent of the Messiah, which would herald the Last Judgment and the end of the world.

This suggests that, unlike the former Soviet Union, a nuclear Iran would not be constrained by the doctrine of mutually assured destruction. The certain demise of his country in the event of a nuclear exchange does not seem to have made Ahmadinejad sober and realistic about the potential consequences of following the nuclear path.

France Rejects Iran Talks Request

Iran NuclearNASSER KARIMI

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.