Violence against women â€“ Crimes against humanity
Iran Revolutionary Guards chief vows to defeat U.S. in Iraq
Tehran, Iran â€“ The Commandant of Iranâ€™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 IRGCâ€™s Navy commanders on Sunday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said, â€œThe impoverished peopleâ€™s Bassij force was formed on the orders of the Imam [Ruhollah Khomeini] following the siege of the American spiesâ€™ 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 enemiesâ€.
Iran, on defiant course, tunes up military
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 03 â€“ Iranâ€™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 militaryâ€™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 â€œprop upâ€ the countryâ€™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
New York Times
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 wonâ€™t deter Iran from nuclear track
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 â€“ Iranâ€™s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed to continue Iranâ€™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. â€œWe are not afraid of your bogus stick known as the Security Councilâ€, 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
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 01 â€“ 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 Tehranâ€™s Sattar-Khan region.
Iran: President Says Light Surrounded Him During UN Speech
By 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
Associated 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
Iran-Nuclear: Refer mullahsâ€™ nuclear file to UN Security Council â€“ 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 mullahsâ€™ persistent efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.
Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Norway and Belgium rallies
On 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 mullahsâ€™ interference in that country.
Demonstrators in Norway demanded closure of all torture centers in Iraq operated by mullahsâ€™ intelligence agents.