Archiv für den Tag 27. Oktober 2011

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Iran News Round Up (Oct. 27)

Summary
Ahmadinejad’s family members criticize ‘current of deviation’; Iran’s parliament speaker reacts to Clinton’s idea of establishing „Internet embassy“ to Iran; European Parliament delegation denied visa to visit Iran Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

RadioFree Europe – Iran Report

In First Persian Media Interview, Clinton Announces U.S. 'Virtual Embassy' In TehranIn First Persian Media Interview, Clinton Announces U.S. ‚Virtual Embassy‘ In Tehran 
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached out to Iranians in her first-ever interview with the Persian-language media. In appearances on the Voice of America and BBC television stations, the top U.S. diplomat said the United States would launch a „virtual embassy“ in Tehran to connect with the Iranian people. More 

Azerbaijani-Turkish Gas Deal Opens Southern CorridorAzerbaijani-Turkish Gas Deal Opens Southern Corridor 
In agreeing on gas shipments for Turkish consumption, Turkish and Azerbaijani leaders have resolved one of the biggest obstacles to sending Caspian region gas to Europe. Now the game is on to see which of three proposed pipelines, including the EU’s long-delayed Nabucco project, gets the bid. More 

Eye on Iran: Chinese Tech Giant Aids Iran

Top Stories

WSJ: „When Western companies pulled back from Iran after the government’s bloody crackdown on its citizens two years ago, a Chinese telecom giant filled the vacuum. Huawei Technologies Co. now dominates Iran’s government-controlled mobile-phone industry. In doing so, it plays a role in enabling Iran’s state security network. Huawei recently signed a contract to install equipment for a system at Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator that allows police to track people based on the locations of their cellphones, according to interviews with telecom employees both in Iran and abroad, and corporate bidding documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. It also has provided support for similar services at Iran’s second-largest mobile-phone provider. Huawei notes that nearly all countries require police access to cell networks, including the U.S. Huawei’s role in Iran demonstrates the ease with which countries can obtain foreign technology that can be used to stifle dissent through censorship or surveillance.“http://t.uani.com/rOFJf0  Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

The Daily Star (Lebanon): Iran leaders split over policy as inflation pressure grows

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

An exchange currency dealer sits at his shop as he waits for customer in Tehran's business district October 24, 2011. Iranian media reported last week that monetary authorities had reversed a six-month-old decision to cut interest on bank deposits, aiming to mop up excess cash in the economy and halt a dangerous rise of inflation. The news made s
EDITORS‘ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. An exchange currency dealer sits at his shop as he waits for customer in Tehran’s business district October 24, 2011. Iranian media reported last week that monetary authorities had reversed a six-month-old decision to cut interest on bank deposits, aiming to mop up excess cash in the economy and halt a dangerous rise of inflation.

TEHRAN:Iranian media reported last week that monetary authorities had reversed a 6-month-old decision to cut interest on bank deposits, aiming to mop up excess cash in the economy and halt a dangerous rise of inflation. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Clinton: U.S. plans „virtual embassy“ for Iran

(Reuters) – The United States plans to open a „virtual embassy“ for Iran that will give Iranians online information about visas and student exchange programs despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.

Clinton, in interviews with the Persian language services of the BBC and Voice of America, defended U.S. sanctions against Iran and said Washington had a strong criminal case linking Tehran to a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Brüssel: Iran refuses visas to EU Parliament delegation

BRUSSELS, Oct 26 (KUNA) — The five members of the European Parliament Delegation for Iran, who were shortly leaving to Iran on a visit from 31 October to 4 November 2011, learned Wednesday that the Iranian authorities would not issue visas to the participants, Tarja Cronberg chair, Delegation for Relations with Iran in the European Parliament, said in a statement here tonight.
„This decision means that the visit is effectively cancelled, despite considerable preparations and planning. No clear reasons were given for this unexpected decision,“ noted the statement.
„The European Parliament’s delegation was ready to engage in a constructive dialogue with Iranian parliamentarians, government officials and representatives of civil society on issues such as the nuclear programme, human rights, drug related issues; energy and the environment; regional security and the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran,“ it said.
„The delegation very much regrets the fact that the Iranian authorities chose to break off this timely opportunity for dialogue,“ it added.
The members of the delegation who were scheduled to travel came from five of the political groups in the European Parliament. They were Tarja Cronberg (Finland), Kurt Lechner (Germany), Cornelia Ernst (Germany), Kathleen van Brempt (Belgium) and Marietje Schaake (Netherlands).

Teheran: Flugzeugunglück verhindert

Bange Minuten an Bord der Boeing 727 von Moskau nach Teheran, Lebensgefahr für die 113 Menschen an Bord: Beim Landeanflug klemmt plötzlich das Bugfahrwerk. Ohne Vorderräder muss der Pilot zur Notlandung ansetzen – eine falsche Bewegung und alles ist aus! Das Video vom 18.Oktober 2011

 

Round up of Today’s International News 27/10/11

IRAN

U.N. report seen worsening fear over Iran nuclear plans
The U.N. nuclear watchdog is expected to publish intelligence soon pointing to military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear activities but stopping short of saying explicitly that Tehran is trying to build atom bombs, Western diplomats say.

Man accused of plotting to kill Saudi ambassador pleads not guilty
Manssor Arbabsiar, one of two men implicated in an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in New York. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Universität Amsterdam(NL): „Arab Spring“WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD AND IRAN – Shirin Ebadi

Dr Ebadi will lecture on the Arab Spring and Iran with a focus on women.

Date:  7 November 2011 
Venue: Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam 
Time:  15.00 – 16.30 hours 

An opportunity not to miss!

Please register by sending an email to: ebadilecture@od.org or scan the QR code.

Dr Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge, and human rights activist.
On 10 October 2003 Dr Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her
significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s,
children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian, and the first Muslim woman
to have received the prize.

This lecture is presented to you by the University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Law), in close
cooperation with Bahá’í‐gemeenschap Nederland, Open Doors International and the Dutch
United Nations Association (NVVN).

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