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Clinton Iran does not want peace deal

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 11, 2011

Iran Shoots Down 2 Spy Drones

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 3, 2011

Iran To Go Nuclear Within 3 Years

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 1, 2011

Israel Calls On U.S. To Control Iran’s Nuclear Programs; Chavez Taunts U.S.

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 30, 2010

Hariri slams Iran’s supreme leader

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 22, 2010

Lebanon’s Saudi-backed ruling camp on Tuesday brushed aside comments by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who dismissed a UN probe into the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri as “null”.

“This is Iran’s position,” Prime Minister Saad Hariri, son of the slain Sunni Muslim ex-premier, told a news conference.

“We have nothing but respect for Ayatollah Khamenei, and we fully respect all of his opinions, which he is free to hold,” he added.

“We in Lebanon, as a government, have our own views of the tribunal,” said Hariri, who heads a deeply divided cabinet.

“There is no doubt that all parties have their own views on this matter, but when it comes to international resolutions, they are international resolutions.”

But MPs of Hariri’s pro-Western Future Movement struck a less conciliatory tone, lashing out openly at Iranian cleric.

“It seems that Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks aim to undermine calm in Lebanon and across the Arab world,” Ammar Houry told AFP.

“Khamenei’s statements signal (Iran’s) cover for certain local political positions … or at least for Hezbollah,” said Jamal al-Jarrah, another Future Movement legislator.

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Fmr. CIA Spy: Iran Will Use Nukes Against Israel, West – CBN.com

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 21, 2010

Former Iran’s Foreign Minister – Holocaust Denier, Human Rights Violator and Supporter of Terrorism

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 20, 2010

Stuxnet is something of a different beast

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 17, 2010

Damage from the Stuxnet virus has apparently set back the Iranian nuclear program by as much as two years, according to a German security expert talking to the Jerusalem Post. This makes the virus as effective as a military strike—but without loss of life or risk of full-blown war.

This comes amid claims that the virus is continuing to infect Iranian systems and disrupt the Iranian nuclear effort, and the news from IAEA last month that Iran had suspended work at its nuclear production facilities, likely as a result of the virus.

Speaking to the Post, an expert identified only as “Langer” (we believe the Post likely means Stuxnet expert Ralph Langner, but have not had confirmation at the time of writing) said that due to poor Iranian IT security expertise, the only effective way the country would be able to rid itself of the virus would be through discarding all infected machines. He said that, further, centrifuges would need to be replaced at Iran’s Natanz facility, as might a turbine at Bushehr. Centrifuges operating at between 807Hz and 1210Hz were believed to be a specific target of the virus.

Evidence of continued disruption comes from security firms providing solutions to industrial companies to deal with Stuxnet infections. Eric Byres, an expert from SCADA security firm Tofino Security, told the Post that his company’s website was receiving an increasing number of visits from Iranians in recent weeks, suggesting that dealing with Stuxnet and properly securing industrial automation and control systems was still a problem for the Iranians.

The authorship of Stuxnet remains unknown. In Langer’s view, the complexity means that the Israeli and US governments are likely to be the only groups who could have pulled it off. Indeed, the scale of the program is so expansive that he feels that the project may have been too large for any one country, and that the two governments may have collaborated on development.

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Israel Ambassador to US Sees Critical Period Ahead for Iran Plan

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 15, 2010

MirHossein Mousavi: Wikileaks exposed Iran’s ‘vulnerability’

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 13, 2010

Iranian opposition leader, MirHossein Mousavi says he supports the formation of a unified front that includes all the opposition movements in Iran.

In an interview with Ghalam Sabz internet newspaper, Mousavi, who has always resisted ideas of a centralized opposition organization and insisted that the opposition has the shape of interconnected social networks, said that he would now support a unified organization so long as “it has the form of a coalition front, and from its very formation, considers itself a companion to the Green Movement and other grassroots organizations such as the labour, women’s, student and teachers movements and it is not after weakening any other organization.”

Mousavi maintained that his insistence on the social networks model was due to the widespread arrest and violence exercised against the reformists.

Mousavi went on to refer to the sermon of Tehran Friday Mass Prayers Leader this week, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati who stated that the reform movement (which the conservatives refer to as sedition) are not sitting idle; they are like a fire under the ashes.”

Mousavi claimed that “The continued oppression and failure of the government to recognize the truth in addition to state lies, violations of the law, corruption and incompetence in domestic and international policies” will spread the reach of this burning fire from under the ashes.

The opposition leader also touched on the recent documents released on Wikileaks and maintained that while the Islamic Republic has been “imagining that it is convincing the Vatican, the US and European leaders, it has missed out on honing constructive relationships with its regional neighbors.”

Wikileaks documents state that a number of Arab nations in the region have supported the option of a military attack on Iran.

Mousavi also referred to the documents revealing “Israeli policy of fomenting ethnic differences in Iran” and warned the people to remain alert against such provocations.