Archiv für den Tag 3. Mai 2013
There are numerous ways and alternatives to draw a real picture of a country and to demonstrate its real state, but one of the most effective ones is to show its people’s daily life, not just via the news lines or news websites but by observing the lives, difficulties, problems, efforts, smiles and joy, and cries and pains of its ordinary people from all walks of life. Iran is no exception here. The process becomes more exciting when the foreign tourists register the real events of a society with their camera and we can see them through their eyes.
Sanji & Fiona Gunasekara believe: “There is a woeful misperception about Iran in many Western countries including New Zealand. We believe that one way to counter these myths is by sharing travel experiences of visitors that have actually experienced Iran for themselves.”
A group of workers gathered in front of Iranian parliament on the occasion of the International Worker’s Day to protest against their inadequate wages in the face of rising inflation. ILNA reports that the workers held a protest demanding a reconsideration of the minimum wage increase which was approved for this year.
Meanwhile official May Day events took place at Motamedi Stadium in southern Tehran after the Interior Ministry refused to issue a parade permit to Worker’s House organizers.
Four thousand workers attended the event on May 1, after two applications by the Worker’s House to organize a parade were met with silence from the Interior Ministry. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
On at least one issue—and at least rhetorically—Iran and the United States agree. Both Tehran and Washington are now on the record in calling the use of chemical weapons “a red line.” Iran’s toughening position may reflect its own experience when Saddam Hussein repeatedly used several types of chemical weapons against Iran during the 1980-1988 war launched by Iraq. The United Nations verified at least seven uses of mustard or nerve gasses in specific operations.
On April 30, Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that use of chemical weapons by anyone in Syria is Iran’s “red line.” The United States recently called for a U.N. investigation based on new evidence of sarin gas use in Syria’s civil war. But Salehi reportedly suggested that the rebels might be responsible. Iran accuses Western and Arab countries of fueling the conflict and supporting foreign fighters against President Bashar Assad. The following are excerpted remarks by top leaders on Syria.
The West has committed an “unforgivable sin” against women by defining them as merely objects of pleasure, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Iran’s National Women’s Day. The supreme leader claimed that Islam grants women equal rights and honor, while Western lifestyle degrades them. He also warned that irreparable damage to family values will lead to the West’s collapse, according to Fars News Agency.