Archiv für den Tag 18. November 2011

The Latest from Iran (18 November): Smoke and Politics

1628 GMT: The House Arrests. Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, the son of detained opposition figures Mehdi and Fatemeh Karroubi, has hit back at the claim of Mohammad Javad Larijani, a senior official in Iran’s judiciary, that the strict house arrests were imposed after a judicial process. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran News Round Up (Nov. 18)

Tehran Friday prayer leader says West retreated after Supreme Leader’s bold response to threats; cleric says Iran to wage war in Israeli streets if attacked; Pakistan debating consumption target for future gas imports from Iran Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Eye on Iran: U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Board Rebukes Defiant Iran

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Reuters: „The U.N. nuclear watchdog board of governors censured Iran on Friday over mounting suspicions it may be seeking to develop atomic bombs, after the six big powers overcame divisions on how to best deal with a defiant Tehran. But the resolution, which won overwhelming support at the 35-nation meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), omitted any concrete punitive steps, reflecting Russian and Chinese opposition to cornering Iran. It was adopted by 32 votes for and two against – Cuba and Ecuador. Indonesia abstained. Iran showed no sign of backing down in the protracted dispute over its atomic activities, threatening to take legal action against the Vienna-based U.N. agency for issuing a hard-hitting report about Tehran’s nuclear program.“
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Iran Video and Analysis: 4-Point Guide to a Train-Wreck Discussion with Top Official Mohammad Javad Larijani

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Mohammad Javad Larijani, a senior official in Iran’s judiciary — and brother of both the Speaker of Parliament and the head of the judiciary — is on a public-relations tour in New York, this week, including a press conference for foreign media and an extended interview on CNN. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Interview: UN’s Special Rapporter on Human Rights to Tehran „Co-Operate With Me“

The United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, published an initial report on the situation last month. Tehran continues to refuse Shaheed entry into the country, as he looks towards publication of more detailed findings. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Round up of Today’s International News 17/11/11


IAEA seeks Iran mission to address nuclear concerns
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday he had proposed sending a special mission to Iran to address concerns about possible military dimensions to the country’s atomic work.

Russia, West agree on Iran text
The U.N. atomic agency’s new resolution on Iran criticizes Tehran’s nuclear defiance but, in a concession to Russia and China, does not set an ultimatum for allowing a probe of its alleged secret work on atomic weapons.

Iran Activists Join Antinuclear Push 
A group of Iranian dissidents for the first time openly called on their government to suspend uranium enrichment, in an open letter published Monday that adds to the momentum of the international effort to convince Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear weapons program. „The current deadlock over Iran’s nuclear ambitions and empty power play will set the stage for war and the people of Iran will have to pay the price,“ said the letter. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Soltani To File Suit Against Javad Larijani for False Terrorist Accusation

(17 November 2011) One day after Mohammad Javad Larijani claimed that distinguished human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, who is currently inside Evin Prison, was connected to terrorist groups, his wife, Massoumeh Dehghan, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Soltani has never faced such an accusation and that he and his lawyers will be filing a lawsuit against Larijani for the false accusations he leveled against her husband. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

RFE/RL Iran Report — November 17, 2011

The New Salman Rushdie Affair: Facebook ID Crackdown Has Activists UneasyThe New Salman Rushdie Affair: Facebook ID Crackdown Has Activists Uneasy 
Author Salman Rushdie knows he has enemies. He went into hiding for a time after Iran’s Islamic authorities issued a fatwa against him in 1989 for his book „The Satantic Verses.“ But when Facebook changed his profile name without his permission, Rushdie found himself facing an all-new adversary. His protest against Facebook’s policy of requiring legal names on accounts, however, is part of a broader debate over the ethical responsibilities for social-networking giants like Facebook.  Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Eye on Iran: Nuclear Watchdog Seeks Mission to Iran

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NYT: „Adding new pressures on Tehran over its disputed nuclear program, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Thursday he wanted to send a high-level mission to Iran to investigate a report by his agency that Iranian scientists had engaged in secret and possibly ‚ongoing‘ efforts to construct a nuclear weapon. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was addressing the I.A.E.A.’s 35-member board of governors at the start of a closed, two-day meeting at its headquarters in Vienna. The gathering is trying to formulate a resolution reprimanding Iran and seeking greater clarity about its nuclear intentions while avoiding language that would prevent support from China and Russia – two nations that have frequently differed with the West over Iran. The Associated Press quoted diplomats as calling the resolution a compromise that would express ’serious concern‘ over Iran’s defiance of the United Nations Security Council and the I.A.E.A. board.“  Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran News Round Up (Nov. 17)

Iranian official warns Saudi government against siding with U.S. against Iran; Tehran says Arab League’s decision to suspend Syria unhelpful; IRGC commanders threaten to cause ‘explosions in Israel’; Basij commander says U.S. too weak to counter Iranian attack; IAEA to send high-level delegation to Iran Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
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