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Tuesday, March 21, 2006Hard To Survive This Crisisn a debate organized by the Islamic Association of Gilan University, Mohammad Ali Ramin and Mashallah Shamsolva’ezin challenged each other on the fate of the country at a time when international pressure on Iran is at its height.
Hundreds of Workers and Drivers Arrested, Strike BannedSunday, January 29, 2006 The clerical-led authorities of the Islamic Republic crashed “ruthlessly” a general strike planned by the Union of the Single Bus Company of Tehran and Suburbs (SBCTS) for Saturday 28, arresting “hundreds” of drivers, workers and personnel and their families.
Mojahedeen Khalq Accepts Defeat – Rejects Armed StruggleWednesday, January 25, 2006 "The Mojahedeen Khalq Organisation (MKO) rejects armed struggle and commits itself only to non-violent means of struggle (against Iran), the Baghdad-based Organisation has reportedly decided, after more than two decades of futile armed struggle aimed at toppling the Islamic Republic.
Iran Blocks BBC Persian WebsiteTuesday, January 24, 2006 The Iranian Government under President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad has blocked the BBC's Persian language internet site, for the first time, the British Broadcasting Corporation announced on Tuesday 24 January 2006.
Isolated Iran Rushes To The Side Of Lamed SyriaMonday, January 23, 2006 Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Damascus on Thursday for talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad who, just 48 hours after the Iranian leader was sworn in last August, travelled to Tehran to pay his respects. But more than the trading of courtesies, the trip focused on joint regional political strategies. Both Iran and Syria are under pressure from the West and risk referral to the UN Security Council where they could face sanctions - Iran over its nuclear programme, Syria for not cooperating with the UN probe into the assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri.
Iran’s Nukes, Europe’s FolliesFriday, January 20, 2006 With the Europeans and the Americans standing firm on Iran’s nuclear programme in the one hand and Mr. Mohammad ElBarade’i, the Egyptian General Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency turning down a request by the European Union to issue a blunt warning to the Islamic Republic by sending the issue to the United Nations Security Council when the Agency’s Board of Directors meets in extraordinary session on 2 February, some analysts argue that the EU’s three big nations that have engaged Tehran in diplomatic negotiations have been wrong from the outset.
For Iran The Nuclear Issue Is A Point Of National PrideThursday, January 19, 2006 As the Europeans and the Americans have rejected the last proposals by the Islamic Republic to resume negotiations “without preconditions” and insists that there is no question of stopping nuclear activities, including uranium conversion and research and development, a veteran “Iran watcher” says “intelligent sanctions” against Tehran could be “a solution that could more or less satisfy everyone”.
The West Is Falling Into Iranian TrapTuesday, January 17, 2006 As the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council decided on Monday 16 Jan. 2006 in London to “agree to disagree” over the question of sending the Iranian controversial nuclear issue to the Security Council for possible sanctions, with an unusual diplomatic brinkmanship, the Iranians are bringing the international community into a trap they have carefully laid down: That of resuming all nuclear activities and blaming this to the Europeans and the Americans, according to well-informed Iranian political analyst.
Iran Offers Olive Branch To EuropeansSaturday, January 14, 2006 Less than 24 hours after Britain, France and Germany, backed by the United States warned Iran that its nuclear case would be referred to the United Nations Security Council, Tehran tendered an olive branch, calling on the Europeans to “return to the negotiation table and solving the issue peacefully”.
Iran’s Present Government Is Stranger To Compromise and DetenteTuesday, January 10, 2006 As the Islamic Republic, in line with the new policy of “provocation” adopted by the new President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad started Tuesday nuclear Research and Development activities at the uranium enriching centre of Natanz, a leading Iranian political analyst said this program as well as the reactivation of the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Esfahan were “wrong and counter-productive moves”.
Iranians Must be Ashamed of ThemselvesSunday, January 8, 2006 Iranians are both puzzled and horrified by the latest declaration of President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezjad wishing that Ariel Sharon is “dead, joining his criminal ancestors” and some radical newspapers that back him calling on the Iranians and other Muslim to offer sweets on the occasion of Israeli Prime Minister’s agony in a Jerusalem hospital, said to be “between life and death”.
A Regime Without Direction Is More Dangerous Than A Regime With A Direction, AnyFriday, January 6, 2006 By stating his wish to see Ariel Sharon, “the criminal of Sabra and Shatilla dead and joining his ancestors”, the news Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demonstrated that not only he is genuinely anti-Semite, but he has not the slightest human compassion and feeling.