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Sunday, April 29, 2007Why Ahmadinejad Wants a New Labor Law for IranPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears determined to confront Iran’s increasingly restive labor movement. The showdown, begun last year, could reach a peak next week with government plans to crush International Labor Day demonstrations on May 1 by illegal trade unions.
Ahmadinejad’s New Obsession: Women’s dressesWednesday, April 25, 2007 As the Law enforcement Forces continue the widely unpopular crackdown on women and young men wearing dresses not conform with Islamic dress code, more voices are heard calling on the Police to be more tolerant and more equitable in imposing the hejab, or the Islamic dress code.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sincerely dangerousSunday, April 22, 2007 In this interview, the fifth in the series of discussions with leading Iranian scholars, political analysts, economists and human rights activists, Mr. Ahmad Ahrar, a veteran journalist and commentator of the Iranian political theatre argue that Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad can "honestly" become one of these fanatic suiciders who blow up themselves in the middle of a market, eliminating enemies of Islam.
Iran Must Reform Its Economy Or Face Social ExplosionThursday, April 19, 2007 In this fourth interview with leading Iranian experts, scholars, human rights campaigners, political analysts and economists, Dr. Fereydoun Khavand, a professor of economics at Paris universities explains the diseases that cripples the Iranian economy and warns that if the regime can not proceed to urgent reforms, it would explode.
Leader Must Be Open To Criticism, Says Iranian JournalistTuesday, April 17, 2007 For the first time since the start of the crisis over the controversial Iranian nuclear activities, a journalist has called on the Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i to allow an open debate on the sensitive issue.
Iran's Leaders Have To Decide: Join Saddam and Milosevic Or Respect Human RightsSunday, April 15, 2007 Is it not a shame that a world body named Council of Human Rights be filled with regimes not respecting human rights, like the Islamic Republic of Iran?
Democratic Nations Do Not Help Democratic Forces in Middle EastFriday, April 13, 2007 It is astonishing that each time claims on freedom of speech, free elections and gender equality strongly arises, Arab and Muslim leaders immediately resort to counter attacks, considering these claims to be in contradiction with their culture and identity. What they are saying is actually that despotism and repression is more conform to Islamic and Arab values than democracy and liberty.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Must Be Stopped Acquiring Nuclear Technology.Tuesday, April 10, 2007
In a series of several interviews with leading Iranian political analysts, journalists, human rights campaigners, economists and experts, Iran Press Service looks at different aspects of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the dangers this regime presents for Iranians, Iran and the whole of the region, the economic, cultural, social and diplomatic failures and set back of the regime and for the first time, its danger for Islam, the religion of more than one billion men and women arround the world.
The IRI and The WestSunday, April 8, 2007 While it is believed that the Bush administration is completing military preparations in the region for an attack on Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West may spend a large portion of their future playing cat and mouse.
Duel for Leverage Fuels Conflict, Not DiplomacySunday, April 1, 2007 As the dispute over Iran's seizure of British sailors continues to twist and turn, what may have been an isolated incident at the outset is quickly developing into yet another move in the geopolitical chess game between the West and Iran.