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Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert says

Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert saysWASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — Iran has won a major victory in the Dec. 15 elections in Iraq, a U.S. expert told a Pakistani newspaper.
 
Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil’s Game," a new book that holds the United States the principal architect of Islamist extremism because of its misguided policies, told the Pakistan Daily Times that the "last hope for peace" in Iraq was lost with the victory of the Shiite religious coalition.

He described the victorious Shiite coalition as "a fanatical band of fundamentalist Shiite parties backed by Iran, above all to the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," the Daily Times said in a report published Wednesday.

Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert says

Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert saysWASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — Iran has won a major victory in the Dec. 15 elections in Iraq, a U.S. expert told a Pakistani newspaper.

Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil’s Game," a new book that holds the United States the principal architect of Islamist extremism because of its misguided policies, told the Pakistan Daily Times that the "last hope for peace" in Iraq was lost with the victory of the Shiite religious coalition.

He described the victorious Shiite coalition as "a fanatical band of fundamentalist Shiite parties backed by Iran, above all to the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," the Daily Times said in a report published Wednesday.

Major seminar in Berlin exposed Iran’s violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq

Major seminar in Berlin exposed Iran's violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq Stopfundamentalism.com
Wednesday, 28 December 2005

Berlin (Germany)- Friends Of Humanity co-sponsored a seminar on December 21 to expose Iran’s violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq.
 

First speaker a former Social Democrat member of the German Bundestag, Mrs. Ingrid Holzhüter expressed grave concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Iran and regretted that the disgraced policy of appeasement had led to the emergence of Ahmadinejad, mullahs’ new president, who is making daily threats to the countries in the region and world over.

Torture jails force ouster of Iraq chief

Torture jails force ouster of Iraq chiefTHE WASHINGTON TIMES
By Paul Martin
December 27, 2005
LONDON — Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, whose ministry is accused of operating clandestine prisons where some detainees were tortured, will vacate his job shortly, security and political sources in Baghdad said yesterday. 

 Mr. Jabr has been under pressure to step down since a Nov. 15 raid by U.S. forces of a secret prison in the Baghdad neighborhood of Jadriyah, where 166 prisoners were discovered, most of them Sunni Muslims and some showing signs of torture.

Rallies to reject Iraq election fraud in favor of groups backed by Iranian Regime

Demonstrators in Falluja reject election results

Demonstrators in Falluja reject election results Stopfundamentalism.com
26 December 2005

The Iraqi TV channel Alshargheh reported today that on the initiative of city council and religious leaders, people in Falluja took to the street to denounce the election fraud in favor of groups backed by Iran. Demonstrators condemned Iran’s meddling in Iraq, increase of fuel prices and demanded freedom of all prisoners.

At the end of this rally a statement was read which in part asked the Iraqi government to dismiss the current election commission due to the wide spread election fraud.

Bahrain police break up sit-in over cleric’s arrest

The pro-Western island state, headquarters of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet, witnessed political unrest in the 1980s and the 1990s by its Shi'ite Muslim majority who were demanding more rights from the Sunni-led government.26 December 2005, Stuff.co.nz
 
DUBAI: Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators holding a sit-in at the Gulf Arab state’s airport to protest against the arrest of a Shi’ite cleric as he returned from Iran, Al Jazeera television reported.

Police dispersed the protesters demanding the release of Sheikh Mohammed Sanad, who an Interior Ministry official said was detained hours earlier on security charges as he flew back home after a visit to Iran, the television reported.

Reining in Iran

Reining in IranBy Bill Frist, BILL FRIST (R-Tenn.) is Senate majority leader.

Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2005

IRAN’S RULING mullahs have waged a 26-year campaign to suppress dissent, support terror and pursue a nuclear weapons program. In recent weeks, it has become clear that international efforts to stop Iran’s atomic program have failed to bear fruit. Unless we act quickly, the United States will have a nuclear crisis on its hands.

Today’s Iran presents a sharp contrast between a ruling class hostile to the world and a populace ready to rejoin the global community. The Iranian people’s desire for freedom, however, hasn’t stopped the nation’s leaders from trying to build a fearsome arsenal.

Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraq

Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraqstopfundamentalism.com
25 December 2005
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 – The editorial of Iran’s leading hard-line daily hailed the outcome of Iraq’s parliamentary elections as “the creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world”, and warned against “American plots” to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.

“Of the 275 seats in Iraq’s new parliament, 140 will belong to pious Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran, and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign, Islamist state”, the daily Kayhan’s Saturday editorial noted. “The new government – including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the armed forces and the judiciary – will emerge from this new assembly”.

Iran rejects Russian nuclear offer

Iran rejects Russian nuclear offer25/12/2005

(AFP) – Iran rejected an offer from Russia for the Islamic republic to conduct uranium enrichment activities on its soil, foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said.

"We have still not received the concrete offer, but it is clear that we will accept positively the propositions and the plans that recognize the right of the Islamic republic to carry out enrichment on its own soil," he told reporters Sunday.

Iraqi official Jabr relieved of duties

Iraqi official Jabr relieved of dutiesBy Paul Martin
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
December 23, 2005
Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, overseer of two detention centers raided by U.S. troops in the past two months, has been relieved of his duties, according to a former Iraqi special forces commander at the ministry.

The interior minister is being investigated in connection with abuse of prisoners, torture and killings carried out by his officers, Gen. Muntazar Jasim al-Samarrai, the former special forces chief, told The Washington Times in a telephone interview from Amman, Jordan.