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Iran holds tough line as talks resume

Iran holds tough line as talks resumeBy Mark Heinrich
December,21
VIENNA (Reuters) –     Iran reaffirmed its determination to pursue a fully-fledged nuclear programme on Wednesday as the top three European powers reopened dialogue with Tehran over concerns that it is secretly trying to make atomic bombs.
 
Confrontation rather than compromise has been brewing after declarations from Iran that the Holocaust is a myth and     Israel should be wiped out, and a     European Union accusation on Tuesday that Tehran has systematically violated human rights at home.

December 21 2005

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Issue 21 December 21 2005
In this issue

  • Stark warning: US ambassador warns Iraqi interior minister
  • Iraq’s election result: a divided nation
  • Shiite bloc winning big in Iraq
  • Iran holds tough line as talks resume
  • The Iranian theocratic regime, during 27 years of its rule, has gained quite an experience on how to play with words, values and concepts.

    One such concept is “democracy.” Through out all the years, mullahs have managed to disguise themselves as a democratic government, at least partly to the west while Iranian people have been experiencing one of the darkest era of their history.

    All these years Mullahs have managed to show votes and people participation where there were actually boycotts and defiance.

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    Mullahs also managed to show improvements and Human Rights where there was actually torture and executions and show peaceful technical acquisition while they were actually perusing nuclear weapons.

    Well for now it seems like they were able to use their 27 years of experience in Hypocrisy in Iraqi elections.

    As one Iraqi said a few weeks ago, “Iraq is being occupied not by the coalition, but by Iran. The coalition will go someday but Iran is here to stay.”

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    Stark warning: US ambassador warns Iraqi interior minister

    MIDDLE EAST ONLINE

    Khalilzad urges Iraqi leaders to form broad-based cross-ethnic and cross-sectarian government.

    BAGHDAD – The US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, on Tuesday issued a stark warning to Iraq’s interior minister over the importance of impartiality, his second such rebuke within a week.

    “For a police force to be credible it has to have the confidence of all the communities,” he said. “You can’t have someone regarded as sectarian as a minister of the interior,” he said in his year end address.

    Iraq’s election result: a divided nation

    THE INDEPENDENT, ONLINE EDITION, By Patrick Cockburn

    21 December 2005

    Iraq is disintegrating. The first results from the parliamentary election last week show the country is dividing between Shia, Sunni and Kurdish regions.

    Religious fundamentalists now have the upper hand. The secular and nationalist candidate backed by the US and Britain was humiliatingly defeated.

    Shiite bloc winning big in Iraq

    Ruling slate leads in early returns; Sunni predicts `disaster’

    Chicago Tribune, December 20, 2005

    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s ruling Shiite religious bloc has taken an overwhelming lead in last week’s election and appears destined to retain a strong grip on the government, according to early vote results released Monday by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq.

    Sunni leaders expressed deep disappointment in the partial results from 11 of the 18 provinces and charged that there had been voter intimidation by the United Iraqi Alliance, the leading Shiite religious bloc that has ties with Iran.

    Iran holds tough line as talks resume

    December,21

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran reaffirmed its determination to pursue a fully-fledged nuclear programme on Wednesday as the top three European powers reopened dialogue with Tehran over concerns that it is secretly trying to make atomic bombs.

    Confrontation rather than compromise has been brewing after declarations from Iran that the Holocaust is a myth and Israel should be wiped out, and a European Union accusation on Tuesday that Tehran has systematically violated human rights at home.

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    Shiite bloc winning big in Iraq

    Ruling slate leads in early returns; Sunni predicts `disaster’

    Shiite bloc winning big in IraqChicago Tribune,  December 20, 2005

    BAGHDAD — Iraq’s ruling Shiite religious bloc has taken an overwhelming lead in last week’s election and appears destined to retain a strong grip on the government, according to early vote results released Monday by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq.

    Sunni leaders expressed deep disappointment in the partial results from 11 of the 18 provinces and charged that there had been voter intimidation by the United Iraqi Alliance, the leading Shiite religious bloc that has ties with Iran.

    Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks

    Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talksDecember 20, 2005
    Middle East Times
    TEHRAN —  Iran has spelled out clearly that it will not back away from its bid to conduct sensitive nuclear fuel work, limiting the chance for a compromise at a key meeting on Wednesday with Britain, France and Germany.

    For Iran, conducting fuel cycle work and enriching uranium to make reactor fuel is a "right" afforded to all signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

     "Be certain that we will not back away one iota from our legitimate nuclear rights," Iran’s hardline President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said last week.

    Iran Bans Western Music on State Media

    Iran Bars Western Music on State MediaLos Angeles Times

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has barred all Western music from state radio and TV stations, partially reviving a ban imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when popular music was outlawed as un-Islamic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    In recent years it had become common to hear hip-hop blaring from car radios in Tehran’s streets, and songs by Western pop stars such as Eric Clapton and the Eagles often accompanied Iranian broadcasts.

    IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLIS

    IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLISTehran, 20 Dec. (AKI) – The Swedish parliament has announced that it will be cutting all ties with the Iranian parliament, which is known as the Majlis. The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, announced that although he is restricted by constitutional limitations to only act in matters of foreign policy,"it is not reasonable to continue to have relations and contact with the parliament of a country that asks for the cancellation of another country."

    Sweden’s decision to cut all ties with Iran at parliamentary level follows a letter, sent by Rueven Reilin, president of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in November, asking the parliaments of 80 countries to condemn the statements made by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be "wiped off the map".

    Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto

    Seminar on fundamentalism in TorontoStofundamentalsm.com, Tuesday, 20 December 2005 

    December 18, 2005 – A seminar on issues of fundamentalism was held in Toronto, Canada calling for an end to mullah’s meddling in Iraq and it’s efforts to export fundamentalism.

    The event was sponsored by Friends of Humanity, Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran, the International Coalition of Women against Fundamentalism in Canada and other Human Rights organizations as well. 
     

    December 20 2005

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    Issue 20 December 20 2005
    In this issue

  • Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks
  • Iran Bars Western Music on State Media
  • IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLIS
  • Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto
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    Developments in the past three years have shown that Iran’s fundamentalist dictatorship will do anything to prevent Iraq from having stability and democracy.

    Ahmadinejad’s calls for creation of an Islamic empire and also his remarks about Israel are not short term campaigns or propagandas but are real strategies and line of work for his government.

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    Iran’s expansionism policy exits for a reason. Mullahs correctly believe that if they do not expand their ideological and political grip beyond Iran boarders, they will not survive the changes currently taking place in the region.

    So they are eagerly perusing to acquire nuclear weapons, forge ballots in Iraq and suggest some countries move to Alaska to make way for their own evil intentions.

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    Iran uncompromising on eve of crucial nuclear talks

    Middle East Times, December 20, 2005

    TEHRAN — Iran has spelled out clearly that it will not back away from its bid to conduct sensitive nuclear fuel work, limiting the chance for a compromise at a key meeting on Wednesday with Britain, France and Germany.

    For Iran, conducting fuel cycle work and enriching uranium to make reactor fuel is a “right” afforded to all signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    “Be certain that we will not back away one iota from our legitimate nuclear rights,” Iran’s hardline President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said last week.

    But the so-called EU-3, backed by the United States, argues that the Islamic republic cannot be trusted to carry out enrichment – a process that can be extended to make the explosive core of a nuclear bomb.

    Iran Bars Western Music on State Media

    Los Angeles Times

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has barred all Western music from state radio and TV stations, partially reviving a ban imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when popular music was outlawed as un-Islamic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    In recent years it had become common to hear hip- hop blaring from car radios in Tehran’s streets, and songs by Western pop stars such as Eric Clapton and the Eagles often accompanied Iranian broadcasts.

    IRAN: SWEDISH PARLIAMENT CUTS TIES WITH IRANIAN MAJLIS

    Tehran, 20 Dec. (AKI) – The Swedish parliament has announced that it will be cutting all ties with the Iranian parliament, which is known as the Majlis. The speaker of the Swedish parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, announced that although he is restricted by constitutional limitations to only act in matters of foreign policy,”it is not reasonable to continue to have relations and contact with the parliament of a country that asks for the cancellation of another country.”

    Sweden’s decision to cut all ties with Iran at parliamentary level follows a letter, sent by Rueven Reilin, president of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, in November, asking the parliaments of 80 countries to condemn the statements made by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.

    Seminar on fundamentalism in Toronto

    Stofundamentalsm.com, Tuesday, 20 December 2005

    December 18, 2005 – A seminar on issues of fundamentalism was held in Toronto, Canada calling for an end to mullah’s meddling in Iraq and it’s efforts to export fundamentalism.

    The event was sponsored by Friends of Humanity, Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran, the International Coalition of Women against Fundamentalism in Canada and other Human Rights organizations as well.

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    UN censures Iran’s human rights violations

    United Nations LogoLondon, Dec. 17 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted on Friday a resolution censuring widespread human rights violations in Iran.
    The Assembly expressed its serious concern over the continuing harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders, non-governmental organisations, political opponents, religious dissenters, journalists, and students through undue restrictions on freedoms of assembly, press and expression, arbitrary arrests, as well as the disqualification of large numbers of prospective candidates during the June 2005 presidential elections.

    Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in Sweden

    Friends OF Humanity co-sponsors a rally in SwedenStopfundamentalism.com
    Supporters of Friends OF Humanity  joint a rally in Gothenburg, Sweden to condemn Ahmadinejad’s recent terrorizing comments and clerical regime’s meddling in Iraq.

    Demonstrators were particularly concerned over the threats posed by the Iranian regime’s against Iraqi stability and. They also called on the Swedish government to take a firm stance against the Iranian regime’s violation of Human Rights, rights of women and to stop the state sponsored terrorism.

    The demonstrators also call for referral of the clerical regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.