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Iranian "Mothers For Peace" Protest To Ahmadinejad

Published Saturday, December 8, 2007



Tehran, 8 Dec. (IPS)       In a move to demonstrate their, and the nation’s preoccupation from the antagonistic attitude of the Iranian Government with the international community, more than 600 Iranian women told the clerical-led authorities that they would not support the regime’s nuclear ambitions if war is the price to pay for it.

United in a new organization named “Mothers For Peace”, the signatories of a petition warned the fanatic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he should stop at once all nuclear activities if it is to cost Iran a war: “We all know what war means, for like most Iranian mothers, we have had our sons, fathers, brothers, husbands lost in a war”, the petition said, published on Friday in a blog named “motherspeace.blogfa”.

“Mothers For Peace” in a petition warned the fanatic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that he should stop at once all nuclear activities if it is to cost Iran a war:

The petitionists, most of them female activists, expressed their concern about the regime’s nuclear ambitions at a time that the Government was jubilating about a recent report by American intelligence community stating that Iran had stopped its nuclear programmes for military end in 2003.

 In fact, that was the year that the then nuclear negotiation team, led by Hojjatoleslam Hasan Rohani, the Secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security (SCNS) had promised to a European “Troika” made of Britain, France and Germany that it would stop enriching uranium on a voluntary basis provided the Troika would in exchange help Iran getting access to advanced nuclear technologies for peaceful use.

“We, Mothers for Peace, would like to express our deepest concern about the critical situation of our nation”, stressed the petition, signed by many female artists, political activists, lawyers, intellectuals, scholars and journalists.

An offshoot of the National Committee for Peace, created recently by Mrs. Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian female human rights activist and lawyer 2003 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and several other Iranians political and human rights activists to coordinate the activities of all Iranian groups and organizations that work for peace, the Mothers For Peace referred to the sanctions imposed on Iran by the United Nations Security Council to warn the Government about the worsening conditions of Iran in international community.

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The unprecedented warning is seen as a response to Mr. Ahmadinejad’s description of all those who opposes his controversial nuclear programmes as “traitors”. “We are seriously concerned about the price our children would have to pay for nuclear activities that could bring war upon us”, the petition further said.

Observers noted that the initiative from Mothers for Peace comes at a time that the Government is increasing crackdown on all activists, mostly women, students, intellectuals, scholars and journalists.

“The more Ahmadinejad and his Government are getting unpopular, the more severe the crackdowns”, commented one female journalist freed recently from prison for having taken part in a demonstration calling for women’s rights.

 “We want to live in peace and security. We know what war is and we don’t want it to be the destiny of our sons”, Mrs. Khadije Moghaddam, one of the signatories of the petition told the correspondent of the influential Spanish daily El Pais in Tehran, Angeles Espinoza.

Meanwhile, In the Persian Gulf island State of Bahrain; Mr. Robert Gates called on Arab nations, particularly the Arab Sheykhdoms, to put all their pressures on Iran to abandon its nuclear activities, noting that the report compiled by the American intelligence agencies do not say that Iran has not reverted to atomic programmes for military use.

The unprecedented warning is seen as a response to Mr. Ahmadinejad’s description of all those who opposes his controversial nuclear programmes as “traitors”.

“Ahmadinejad is jubilating about the report, which he described it as a “great victory” for Iran, but he do not realizes that his ship, like that of the American President George W. Bush, is taking water and the crew is leaving it”, commented the same journalist, adding: “Very probably, the aim of that report is to recover for the American intelligence community part of the disgrace and infamy they suffered in Iraq, by deliberately lying about the Iraqi nuclear situation. They don’t want repeat the same mistake again, this time with Iran”. ENDS PEACE MOTHERS 81207

 

Comments

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Jacquelin Ouellette
Monday, December 10, 2007 01:13 [ 1 ]

We in the West cannot trust the terrorist regime governing Iran. A regime that oppress his own people, A president who is constantly lying no matter what.

We hope for the people of Iran, a free and democratic society in which each individual can freely live his life like us.

Believe me, our democratic system is not perfect but it is by far the best system in the world.

I strongly encourage people of Iran to revolt against this regime and take your own destiny and those of your children, in your hands.

Good luck and if you decide so, I can assure you that the whole world will be behind you.

Ceecee
Monday, December 10, 2007 06:27 [ 2 ]

What these women are saying is true. Mr. Armadinajad would do well to listen to them and adjust his policies accordingly. The acquiring of nuclear weapons does put the Iranian people at risk. Iran is much more likely to be attacked if they have nuclear weapons than if they don't. This is because with nuclear weapons, other nations are more likely to see Iran as a threat, and are therefore more likely to attack. The civilians of Iran are, in this way, put under greater danger, all because a sick, Jew hating scum of a leader wants to eliminate Israel and/or the Jewish people.

Are we surprised that many mothers in Iran don't find the elimination of Israel, or the Jewish people, something they are willing to sacrifice their children for? This is only decency and normal love of their family and children coming through here, plus also likely a decency that would make genocide against the Jews (or anyone else) unappealing to them.

Phil
Monday, December 10, 2007 16:10 [ 3 ]

We in the West cannot trust the terrorist regime governing the USA. A regime that oppress his own people, A president who is constantly lying no matter what.

We hope for the people of the USA, a free and democratic society in which each individual can freely live his life like us.

Believe me, our democratic system is not perfect but it is by far the best system in the world.

I strongly encourage people of the USA to revolt against this regime and take your own destiny and those of your children, in your hands.

Good luck and if you decide so, I can assure you that the whole world will be behind you.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 20:10 [ 4 ]

To whom it may concern

We found an article on your site, which was about "Mothers for Peace- Iran". .Unfortunately, there are, at least, five cases of misunderstandings and errors regarding our petition. Bellow you can find them:

1-Our petition addressed all decision –makers in Iran, not just Mr.ahmadinejad.(paragraph 1)

2-The picture on the right side of the top of page has nothing to do with us or with any of our sessions. So why did you referred to it, as if it shows the angry 600mothers!?

3-We had not offered any thing about nuclear policy as you have mentioned in your article.(paragraph 1)

4-Our letter was published weeks before American intelligence community's report and it was not a reaction to it. (paragraph 2)

5- In parageraph 6, there is also a very serious mistake: Mothers for Peace are not an offshoot of the National committee for peace and has begun its activity months before Mrs.Ebadi proposed national committee.ofcourse we welcome cooppration with those who work for peace,human rights,wemen rights and etc. Kindly, correct the mistakes you have made.

Regards: Mothers for peace-Iran

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