Archiv für den Tag 14. Juli 2011

Iran News Round Up – 14.Juli 2011

Summary
Assembly of Experts head warns against disunity; Pakistan’s president to visit Iran on Saturday; Iran plans to increase non-oil exports to $45 billion
Politics

  • Presidential crisis:
    • Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, the head of the Assembly of Experts, warns against disunity: „The Principalists should not distribute the revolution as if it was sacrificial meat.“
    • Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah Yazdi: „It is up to the people and not up to me whether or not the current of deviation should be rejected from the political system. Of course, it is the society which should not allow norm-breakers to make their existence known… I have never said that the current of deviation is a Masonic group… Back then, Ahmadineajd should have been supported in the face of his rivals. My support for Ahmadinejad was in recognition of the slogans and principles of the Islamic revolution… I still believe in Ahmadineajd and support him.“
    • E’temad releases the names of the latest Ahmadinejad and Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei associates arrested by the authorities: Hamid Baghaei, Mohammad-Sharif Malekzadeh, Ali-Asghar Parhizkar, Ali-Reza Moghimi, Azadeh Ardakani.
  • Kayhan continues attacks against Mohammad Khatami and the reformist camp.

Eye on Iran – 14.Juli 2011

Top Stories

Daily Caller: „A Japanese company said it has ended contracts with the Iranian government following a report that its cranes have been used for public executions. Just days after United Against Nuclear Iran President Mark Wallace penned a July 6 opinion article in the Los Angeles Times stating that the Japanese crane company Tadano was one of several selling cranes to Iran, the company announced Tuesday it would cease making further Iranian deals. Crane-hanging has become a common practice in Iran. Tadano’s cranes, as well as those produced by other international manufacturers, have been used to make a dramatic public scene of executions. In 2004, Iran garnered international attention for hanging a 16-year-old girl from a crane in public view for having promiscuous sex, a violation of Sharia law. While UANI communications director Nathan Carleton believes companies send their products to Iran without knowing the troubling consequences, he said the government has a dark history of misusing imported goods. ‚No one should be having their products going to Iran, particularly given the Iranian regime’s history of misusing products and money to fund terrorism,‘ Carleton said… UANI has launched a Cranes Campaign, publishing on its website a list of eight international companies that send crane resources to Iran, with photos of the cranes being used as execution devices. The Cranes Campaign has helped persuade Tadano to stop doing business with Iran and confirmed that the Texas based Terex corporation ended its business transactions with the country in 2010.“ http://t.uani.com/p2hath

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Iran News Round Up – 12-13-Juli 2011

Summary
Former president Rafsanjani says Iran should talk to U.S.; IRGC, reformist leaders debate Guards role in politics; Iran’s intelligence minister rejects U.S. allegations of Iran backing insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan, dismisses threats against Iran as ‘empty’; Iran claims 45% increase in exports
Politics

  • Presidential crisis:
  • Mohammad-Reza Lavasani, Martyr and Veterans Affair Foundation deputy,resigns and says the families of the martyrs and war veterans no longer support Ahmadinejad.
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