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Thursday, March 30, 2006The Last HelicopterHassan Abbasi, (the maverick and self-appointed Head of the Revolutionary Guard’s’ Doctrinal Centre for National Security) has a dream -- a helicopter doing an arabesque in cloudy skies to avoid being shot at from the ground. On board are the last of the "fleeing Americans," forced out of the Dar al-Islam (The Abode of Islam) by "the Army of Muhammad." Presented by his friends as "The Dr. Kissinger of Islam," Mr. Abbasi is "professor of strategy" at the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps University and, according to Tehran sources, the principal foreign policy voice in President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad's new radical administration.
Israel Lobby Dictates U.S. Policy, Study ChargesMonday, March 27, 2006
The pro-Israel lobby in the United States has manipulated Washington's policies in the Middle East to the point where it is the U.S. that does most of the fighting, dying and rebuilding while Israel reaps most of the security benefits, argues a new study by two U.S. scholars.
Iranian People Between Islamic State Octopus And Imperialist VultureSaturday, March 25, 2006 The wolves are howling once again. An escalating crisis, ostensibly over Iran's nuclear programme, is reaching explosive potentials.
IRAN: A Century Of Fighting For Press FreedomFriday, March 24, 2006 A hundred years of censorship imposed by monarchies or dictatorships and threats of jail or even death against dissenting journalists, have meant that one the worst enemies of freedom of information in Iran is self-censorship, argues Iranian-Italian journalist Ahmed Rafat in a new book published in Italy this week.
Iran’s Largest Party Calls For Dialogue With WashingtonSunday, March 19, 2006 In the strongest ever criticise of the bellicose policies of the fundamentalist President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad, the Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) expressed “serious concern” about the future of the nation and suggest “dialogue with all the influential members of the United Nations Security Council, particularly with America”.
The Persian NowruzSunday, March 19, 2006
The oldest of Iranian traditions, Nowruz
(also referred to as eyd-i sar-i sal
and eyd-i sal-i now
) recalls the cosmological and mythological times of Iran.
Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Menaced With DeathFriday, March 17, 2006 Iran's Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, long a thorn in the side of the clerical regime in Tehran, said she had received death threats from an extremist group.
In a Dramatic Shift Of Policy, Iran Says Ready To Direct Talks With US Over IraqThursday, March 16, 2006 Iran exploded a diplomatic bombshell announcing on Thursday that it would meet the United States directly for the first time in decades.
Students Strong Warning to “Inexperienced Ahmadi Nezhad”Wednesday, March 15, 2006 In the worse students protest action against an Iranian government in the past eight years, anti-riot units of the revolutionary guards, backed by special units from the Interior Ministry, the basij volunteers and plainclothes men clashed with students of the Sharif Polytechnics University of Tehran, according to eyewitnesses and communiqués from the protesters.
Coherence in Washington, Disarray and Confusion in TehranMonday, March 13, 2006 As for the first time since it came to power the Bush Administration is addressing seriously and concretely ways and means of bringing a change in the Iranian clerical-led leadership – and it starts to bring fruits --, the political atmosphere in Tehran is full disarray and chaos.
Police Used Extreme Brutality Against Hundreds of Iranian WomenFriday, March 10, 2006 “The International Women’s Day is being held at a time when the women of our country still have a long way to go to attain their full rights as citizens. While women in Iran comprise some 60 percent of new university students in the country, they continue to be denied some of their basic rights”, Mrs. Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, human rights campaigner and the 2004 Noble Peace Prize winner said.
Iran Officials Insist On Continuing Nuclear ActivitiesThursday, March 9, 2006 As all senior Iranian civilian and military officials reiterated Thursday their determination to continue nuclear activities, the clerical-led authorities, in a pure Nazi-style propaganda ordered the press to downplay the importance of the referral of Iran’s nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council and focus on the “victory” of the Islamic Republic at the International Atomic Energy Agency over the United States and its allies.
The Islamic Republic Defeated By the Great SatanWednesday, March 8, 2006 With 89 per cent of Iranians believing he can solve the nation’s mounting and urgent problems, fundamentalist President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad was dealt his most humiliating diplomatic defeat when, on Wednesday 8 March, the international nuclear watchdog decided to refer Iran’s nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council.
It’s Cold in Vienna For Mr. ElBarade’iTuesday, March 7, 2006 In a very strongly worded letter, the Islamic Republic of Iran told Mohammad ElBarade’i, the Egyptian Chief of the international nuclear watchdog that it expected him to “proceed with technical matters instead of political problems”.
Iran’s “Last Word” on the Nuclear Crisis is a FlopSunday, March 5, 2006 The Islamic Republic once again deceived the international community by repeating earlier threats that in case its nuclear case is referred to the United Nations Security Council, it would resume uranium enrichment on industrial level.
Help Iranians To Bring DemocracyFriday, March 3, 2006 Reza Pahlavi, the 45 years-old former Iranian Crown Prince warned against any military operation against the ruling theocracy, but at the same time urged the international community to help Iranian opposition forces to bring democracy and freedom to their land.
The Age of LibertyThursday, March 2, 2006 It is hard to witness all the angry outcries and the commotion that a derogatory cartoon of Mohammad, the prophet, has unleashed and not be moved.