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Monday, October 30, 2006The West May Save Iran's PresidentIran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad is about to face the first serious challenge to his strategy of turning the Islamic Republic into the vanguard of a global opposition to the United States. To meet that challenge, Ahmadi Nezhad may provoke a clash with America by heating things up in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon before the end of the year.
Intolerence Of Dissidence Covers Iranian ClericsFriday, October 27, 2006 Iran's notoriously harsh treatment of dissidents seems to have reached a point where Tehran's popular police chief, Brig. Gen. Morteza Tala’i, has resigned in protest over the arrest of a well-known religious leader.
Give Iranians A Strong Signal And They Might Change The RegimeWednesday, October 25, 2006 A president that wanted to be popular and at the service of the poor, a man who had reached the office on promises of justice, equality for all, love, fighting corruption, price rise, aiming at poor people’s basic needs, fighting nepotism, almost one year after reaching office, have become synonymous of brutality, ruthless crackdown on the limited freedoms that existed in the country, gross lies, repeated threats and belligerency in foreign relations.
Amidst Public Indifference, The Battle Rages For the Experts AssemblyMonday, October 16, 2006 activites, it is the forthcoming elections of the 86 members Experts Assembly that is becoming the major ground floor of battle between the tow major wings of the theocratic regime's leadership, the so-called hard liners and the so-called pragmatists.
The Khomeini letter: Is Rafsanjani warning the hardliners?Friday, October 13, 2006 A written correspondence between the late Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini and the then commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Mohsen Reza’i, has given some insight into why Iran accepted a ceasefire with Iraq in 1988.
Failing To Tame North Korea Would Embolden Iran's Pursue of a Nuclear ArmWednesday, October 11, 2006 As the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany gathered on Wednesday to discuss the case of Iranian nuclear activities they want to stop, political analysts in Tehran and outside Iran said the recent atomic experience carried out by North Korea could present the international community with a more complicated situation.
Arrest of a High Ranking Cleric is a Return to Revolutionary TimesTuesday, October 10, 2006 “I am in a situation where Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and the Special Court for the Clergy have begun the countdown for killing me and those who oppose the politicization of religion”, a dissident Iranian arrested last week claimed.
Official Confidential Survey: 65% Unhappy with Iran's President Ahmad NezhadSaturday, October 7, 2006 A recent survey operated by the Iran,ian State-owned and conservatives-controlled Radio and Television showed that the majority of Iranians are unhappy with their messianic President, Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad.
Iran Proposes to France the Creation of an Uranium Enriching FirmTuesday, October 3, 2006 Iran has proposed Tuesday to France to enrich uranium for Iran on Iranian soil, a dramatic effort to solve the three years-old nuclear crisis.
Voices From IranMonday, October 2, 2006 “Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) stipulates a most fundamental right of human beings: the right of free expression: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; the right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.
Iran's Setbacks In Nuclear Mean More Time To TalkSaturday, September 30, 2006 Intelligence analysts believe that Iran is encountering technical difficulties in mastering the complex process of uranium enrichment. That means the West may have a bit more time than previously expected to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear standoff.