Archiv für den Tag 21. November 2011

London bricht Verbindungen zu Irans Banken ab

Großbritanniens Regierung hat als Reaktion auf den Atomstreit mit dem Iran in einem beispiellosen Schritt die Verbindungen zu iranischen Banken abgebrochen.

Alle britischen Banken und Finanzinstitute seien aufgefordert worden, ihren Handel mit iranischen Banken einzustellen, sagte Schatzkanzler George Osborne heute in London. „Die heutige Ankündigung ist ein weiterer Schritt, um zu verhindern, dass das iranische Regime Atomwaffen an sich bringen kann.“

Reaktion auf IAEA-Bericht

Es sei das erste Mal, dass Großbritannien von der Möglichkeit Gebrauch mache, sämtliche finanziellen Verbindungen zu den Banken eines Landes abzubrechen, hieß es in einer Mitteilung des Finanzministeriums. Man reagiere damit auf den Bericht der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde IAEA, in dem neue Sorgen über eine möglicherweise militärische Dimensionen des iranischen Atomprogramms aufgeworfen wurden.


Iraq signs ‚death warrant‘ on Iran exiles: European Parliament

– Iraq has served a virtual „death warrant“ on some 3,400 Iranian dissidents exiled in a camp north of Baghdad, the head of the European parliament’s delegation for relations with Iraq said Friday.

MEP Struan Stevenson said the Iraqi embassy in Brussels had sent a letter to the European parliament tantamount „to a virtual declaration of war on the UN and international community and a death warrant“ for residents of the Ashraf camp. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Realite News Alert 21/11/11


U.S. to name Iran area of „money laundering concern“
The Treasury Department plans to designate Iran as an area of „primary money laundering concern“ on Monday, a U.S. official said, a move allowing it to take steps to further isolate the Iranian financial sector.

U.S. Plans New Sanctions Against Iran’s Oil Industry
The Obama administration plans to impose a new round of sanctions against Iran’s petrochemical industry, a Western official briefed on the plans said Friday, less than two weeks after a United Nations report published evidence that the Iranian government was working on a nuclear weapon.

Switzerland widens scope of Iran sanctions
Switzerland has added 116 names to its list of Iranian entities under sanctions, in response to heightened international concern about Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Canada ready to take action on Iran if needed, Harper says 
In a blunt warning amid an escalating crisis, the Harper government declared Friday that Canada stands ready to join with other nations in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Imprisoned Journalist Awaits Surgery After Nine Months

Mehdi Mahmoudian, an imprisoned journalist and member of the Participation Front political party, was transferred from Rajaee Shahr Prison to a hospital in May 2011 and will undergo surgery Thursday morning. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, a source close to the prisoner who asked for anonymity for security reasons said, “Mehdi suffers from serious blood pressure fluctuations and keeps having seizures. Only since yesterday have the doctors been able to stabilize his blood pressure. He will undergo surgery on Thursday. Finally, a whole year after his illness and his requests for treatment, the Tehran Prosecutor gave him permission to leave prison.” Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Eye on Iran: U.S. to Sanction Iran’s Petrochemical Industry

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Reuters: „The United States plans to sanction Iran’s petrochemical industry, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, seeking to raise pressure on Tehran after fresh allegations it may be pursuing nuclear weapons. The sources said Washington wanted to send a strong signal after the U.N. nuclear watchdog issued a November 8 report saying Iran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be secretly carrying out related research. The sources, who said the sanctions could be unveiled as early as Monday, said the Washington wanted to find a way to bar foreign companies from aiding Iran’s petrochemical industry with the threat of depriving them access to the U.S. market. While European nations typically resent ‚extra-territorial‘ U.S. sanctions on their companies, the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in this case the Europeans would likely follow suit, though not immediately.“ Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Europaparlament: Iran – aktuelle Fälle von Menschenrechtsverletzungen

Entschließung des Europäischen Parlaments vom 17. November 2011 zu aktuellen Fällen
von Menschenrechtsverletzungen im Iran

Das Europäische Parlament,
– unter Hinweis auf seine früheren Entschließungen zum Iran, insbesondere diejenigen, die
die Menschenrechte betreffen, und vor allem auf die Entschließungen vom
7. September 2010 und vom 20. Januar 2011, Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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