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Iran regime must respond soon

iran nuclear standoffStop Fundamentalism, June 26 – All the partners are agreed that Iran should respond in weeks, not months, and that the precondition should be that the Iranians suspend enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, White House Spokesman, Tony Snow commented on how much time Iran has to respond to the West’s incentive package offer, at a press briefing on June 23

Also In Budapest, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley said on the same issue, “There are a lot of issues on the table. There are human rights; there’s terrorism. The series of issues that separate Iran from the international community are not limited to the possibility of developing a nuclear weapon.”

Cassey says Iran has bigger role in Iraq turmoil than thought before

iran iraq meddlingStop Fundamentalism, June 26 –Iran has stepped up its support for violent Shiite groups in Iraq and is providing the weapons and training so that they can attack U.S. troops, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said to The New York Times.

He said that the Iranian assistance had increased since January and that this had emerged as an important factor in weighing further reductions in U.S. forces in Iraq.

Casey’s comments were his most forceful and explicit criticism of Iran’s involvement in Iraq and they come at a sensitive time in U.S.-Iranian relations, The New York Times beleives.

20,000 rally in Karbala to oppose Iran meddling in Iraq

Iran IraqStop Fundamentalism, June 26 – Saturday the Iraqi daily Assabah reported that the city of Karbala was the scene of a major demonstration against the Iranian regime and its news media for their poisonous and aggressive propaganda against Iraq and their psychological war on Iraq.

More than 20 thousand people took to the streets of Karbala.

Iran executes 21 including 4 women in two weeks.

Executions in iran - Public Hanging

Victim smiles at the noose and the executioner at the latest public hanging in Iran

Stop Fundamentalism, June 25 – While the international pressure on Iranian regime mounts to ensure the mullahs accept the incentive package and suspend their nuclear developments internally the oppression level on the Iranian rises to new heights.

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.

Iran warns it may use oil as weapon if interests attacked

iran nuclear standoffTEHRAN, 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.

Iran Holocaust conference to go head later this year

TEHRAN, June 25, 2006 (AFP) – Iran said Sunday it was still going ahead with its plan to host a conference questioning the Holocaust, with the event now scheduled for later in 2006.

The controversial idea emerged after hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the systematic slaughter of an estimated six million Jews during World War II as a "myth", and the event was initially set for early this year.

"It is going to be held in (the month of) Aban," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters, referring to the Iranian month which starts on October 23.

Asefi also said there was nothing wrong with the idea, saying that the delay in the timing of the event was because "in Aban the weather in cooler".

Iran stands firm on uranium enrichment

iran nuclear stand offTEHRAN, June 25, 2006 (AFP) – Iran repeated on Sunday that it will not suspend uranium enrichment as a precondition for talks on its disputed nuclear program, state television reported.

"The suspension of enrichment is one step backward. We think Europe should negotiate without preconditions… which only cloud the negotiating atmosphere," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.

"Instead of setting preconditions that are both unreasonable and baseless, we should negotiate," he added.

On June 6 Iran was presented with an international proposal promising incentives and multilateral talks if it agrees to temporarily halt uranium enrichment activities — at the heart of fears the hardline regime could develop nuclear weapons.

Iran smuggles Iraq oil

iran iraq borderStop Fundamentalism – UPI reported Thursday that the Iraqi Oil Minister Husayn Al-Shahrastani has accused Iran of helping with oil smuggling.

"We blame the Iranian coastguard for allowing Iraqi smuggling boats to reach Iranian waters. Not only that. In some cases, these boats get protection from the Iranian coastguard," he said.

"We have other problems, including smuggling and exploiting shared wells, with most neighboring countries. Our corruption challenges are mainly domestic; they can be found not only within the Oil Ministry but within local markets as well. Therefore, I call on the Iraqis (involved in oil corruption) not to deprive the poor of their right to decent living. Some people, for example, buy gasoline at 250 dinars per liter and sell it back to those who badly need this product at 800-1,000 dinars!"

Linked with the widespread oil smuggling, the oil minister said it is the production surplus that affects the profitability of his country’s oil industry.

Iran will never suspend nuclear program

iran nuclear no suspension

Iran will never suspend nuclear program

Stop Fundamentalism – Reuters reported that Iran has no intention to suspend its nuclear program not even as an outcome of any possible future talks, Iran’s ambassay in Vienna announced Friday.

The Iranian Embassy in Vienna said Tehran’s deputy nuclear negotiator had been misquoted in a German translation of a speech he gave on Thursday that raised the possibility of Iran stopping uranium enrichment as a result of negotiations.

The Death or Suicide Choice for Iran

Iran NuclearNima Sharif
After Iran’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 Iran’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 regime’s partners, creating opportunities for the mullahs’ dictatorship to “play games” 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 Iran’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.