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Saturday 01 October 2011

Iran`s Islamic regime welcomes Taliban members

Iran quietly hosted a delegation of Taliban members in Tehran this month in a powerful and unusual signal of its ambition to shape the trajectory of the Afghan conflict as U.S. troops begin to withdraw .


Marketing the Iranian regime's hostage taking

JOURNAL 31 Aug 2011Hassan Dai
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is called by the Iranian regime's press as “Iranian lobby in US” ". However, NIAC's reaction to two American hikers sentence in Tehran, suggests that it acts like a PR firm for the Iranian regime, formulating and marketing the Mullahs' hostage taking in a way that the public opinion and US politicians respond positively to the their blackmail .


Saturday 01 October 2011

Twenty One Baha'i Citizens Arrested in Esfahan

HRANA News Agency – On Thursday, September 29, 2011, twenty one Baha'i citizens were arrested in Esfahan and taken to an unknown location. Amongst the detainees, there was a 9 year old child .
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on Thursday, Iranian security agents arrested the following Baha'i citizens in Esfahan .


Former CEO of Iran's Melli Bank "Escapes" to Canada

Friday 30 September 2011

Former CEO of Iran's Melli Bank "Escapes" to Canada
The former CEO of Iranian Melli Bank, Mahmoud-Reza Khavari, has reportedly escaped to Canada after an embezzlement scandal was discovered in the Islamic Republic, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Friday .


Congress losing patience with Iran policy

By Jason Ukman

Since disclosing an alleged Iranian assassination plot on Tuesday, the Obama administration has offered tough rhetoric when it comes to holding Tehran accountable. Officials have also announced a handful of new sanctions.


Judge postpones CIA leak trial; ex-officer accused of leaks to NYT reporter on Iran

By Associated Press,

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A judge has indefinitely postponed the trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking secrets about Iran to a newspaper reporter, following a decision by prosecutors to appeal one of the judge’s pretrial rulings.


Iran’s Press TV claims it is being banned in UK; officials deny any decision made

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, October 14, 4:37 PM

LONDON — British officials are preparing to ban Iran’s English-language Press TV, the broadcaster claimed Friday. Regulator Ofcom confirmed that it is considering punitive action but said no decision has yet been made.


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Poll watcher: Almost half say Iran is “enemy,” and more of today’s top polls

By Scott Clement

President Obama’s hard stance against Iran meets an American public with extraordinarily low opinions of the Persian nation; top GOP candidates trail a “generic Republican” against Obama; Republicans are most enthusiastic about backing Herman Cain in a general election despite his less competitive standing against Obama; and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential flirtations may be paying dividends at home.


By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, October 14, 11:08 PM

Finland will host 2012 conference to start talks on nuclear weapons-free Mideast

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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations, U.S., Russia and Britain announced the first steps Friday to convening what is certain to be a controversial conference in 2012 on turning the Middle East into a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.


If the United Nations’ watchdog group agrees to publicize the evidence, including new data from recent

months, it would almost certainly revive a debate that has been dormant during the Arab Spring about how aggressively the United States and its allies, including Israel, should move to halt Iran’s suspected weapons program.


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Countries and Territories > Iran

Updated: Oct. 14, 2011

Iran has been a quasi-theocracy since the ouster of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
The United States has been at odds with Iran over its suppression of the Green Movement and its support for militant groups around the region like Hamas and Hezbollah, but primarily over a nuclear program that much of the international community believes is meant to develop weapons. For more on Iran’s nuclear program, click here.



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Israel-South Korea tensions rise over purchase of new IAF training planes

Published 01:33 09.11.11
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Israel-South Korea tensions rise over purchase of new IAF training planes
Israel meant to decide on purchase of new training plane to replace aging American Skyhawks by early 2012; two competitors are Korean T-50 and Italian M-346.
By Amos Harel Tags: IAF Ehud Barak


Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News

Thu Feb 9, 2012 6:16 AM EST
By Richard Engel and Robert Windrem
NBC News

Updated: 11:14 a.m. ET -- Deadly attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists are being carried out by an Iranian dissident group that is financed, trained and armed by Israel’s secret service, U.S. officials tell NBC News, confirming charges leveled by Iran’s leaders.


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Iran and al Qaeda’s Shadowy Relationship Could Firm Up This Spring

Feb 17, 2012 4:45 AM EST

Sunni al Qaeda and Shia Iran despise each other, but in a scenario where ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend,’ they could ally against the U.S. and Britain.


The past several months have witnessed a heated debate over the best way for America and Israel

to respond to Iran's nuclear activities. Although the U.S., the European Union and Iran have recently returned to the negotiating table, a palpable sense of crisis still looms.


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Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

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Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Today, we have reached Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Ever since Adoption Day, we worked hard and showed mutual commitment and collective will to finally bring the JCPOA to implementation. Today, six months after finalisation of the historic deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified that Iran has implemented its nuclear related commitments under the JCPOA.

As Iran has fulfilled its commitments, today, multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to Iran's nuclear programme are lifted in accordance with the JCPOA. The EU and E3+3 countries, consisting of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, and Iran will also cooperate in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, in the framework of the JCPOA.

UN sanctions related to Iran's nuclear programme are lifted. United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), which endorsed the JCPOA, will from now onwards, together with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), be the sole international legal framework related to Iran's nuclear activities, terminating provisions of resolutions 1696 (2006), 1737 (2007), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008), 1835 (2008), 1929 (2010) and 2224 (2015).

The EU has confirmed that the legal framework providing for the lifting of its nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions is effective. The United States today is ceasing the application of its nuclear-related statutory sanctions on Iran, including terminating relevant Executive Orders and licensing of certain activities, as specified in the JCPOA. The EU and the United States have issued relevant guidelines on the details of sanctions which have been lifted thus facilitating international engagement in Iran’s economic development. As foreseen, we will continue to thoroughly monitor and oversee the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA, exactly as agreed on 14 July 2015, through the Joint Commission, consisting of the E3+3 and Iran, and coordinated by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. On its side, the IAEA is entrusted with the responsibility for the monitoring and verification of the JCPOA as well as of Iran's obligations as a Party to Non-Proliferation Treaty and its safeguards agreement and the provisional application of its Additional Protocol.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank the Austrian Government for their hospitality and all those countries that supported the negotiation process and helped to implement some of the commitments under the JCPOA. We also wish to express our appreciation to all those who led these negotiations on behalf of Islamic Republic of Iran and E3/EU+3 since 2003. All sides remain firmly convinced that this historic deal is both strong and fair, and that it meets the requirements of all; its proper implementation will be a key contribution to improved regional and international peace, stability and security.

This achievement clearly demonstrates that with political will, perseverance, and through multilateral diplomacy, we can solve the most difficult issues and find practical solutions that are effectively implemented. This is an encouraging and strong message that the international community must keep in mind in our efforts to make the world a safer place.


Catherine Ray +32 (0)498 96 99 21 - +32 (0)2 296 99 21 - Catherine.Ray@ec.europa.eu- @CatherineEUspox

Maja Kocijancic +32 (0)498 984 425 - +32 (0)2 298 65 70 -Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu - @MajaEUspox

Nabila Massrali +32 (0)460 75 41 75 - +32 (0)2 29 69218 -Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu

Adam Kaznowski +32 (0)460 768 088 - +32 (0)2 29 89359 -Adam.Kaznowski@ec.europa.eu

Alceo Smerilli +32 (0)460 769 536 - +32 (0)2 29 64887 - Alceo.Smerilli@ec.europa.eu

Daniel Puglisi +32 (0)460 767374 - +32 (0)2 29 69140 - Daniel.Puglisi@ec.europa.eu

Sharon Zarb +32 2 (0)460 792 256 - +32 (0)2 29 92256 - Sharon.Zarb@ec.europa.eu

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