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WikiLeaks Cables Prove DEA Is Losing Drug Wars Abroad

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 5, 2011
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Iran & North Korea Working Together (1.2.11)

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 5, 2011

Iran To Go Nuclear Within 3 Years

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 1, 2011

Notoriously Stupid Sarah Palin & Co Wants WikiLeaks Leader Pursued Like al-Qaida Operative

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 28, 2010

United Nations Sanctions – U.S. troops are already in Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 26, 2010

Another blow to the Islamic Republic’s oil business

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 25, 2010

India’s central bank has said it will not facilitate payments for Iranian crude imports, in another blow to the Islamic Republic’s oil business as global pressure on Tehran grows over its nuclear programme.

Although United Nations sanctions do not forbid buying Iranian oil, the United States has pressed hard for governments and companies to stop dealing with Tehran. Many oil majors and banks have abandoned their dealings since then.

U.S. President Barack Obama visited India last month and said he supported its bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat.

The Reserve Bank of India said in a statement on Thursday Indian oil imports payments to Iran will have to be settled outside the existing Asian Clearing Union (ACU) mechanism, which involves the central banks of India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar, Iran, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Iran is a major oil producer and the only exporter among the ACU block, while India is the biggest importer among them. Trade with Iran faces credit hurdles due to sanctions.

India imported about 426,000 barrels per day from Iran in 2009/10, but this may decline as major refiner Reliance Industries has not renewed its term deal.

The sanctions make it difficult to open letters of credit, which are often required for the buyer and seller of a cargo to guarantee payment upon delivery or at an agreed future date.

A second industry source said the move could make imports extremely difficult.

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“Stop Being Stupid” … The Inflictions of the World is Caused By …

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 22, 2010

In this world Evil has many manifestations. However, whether you realize it, or not, the causes of all the world’s inflections –wars, corrupt governments, and so on, are caused or can be attributed to one main source …

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

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 20, 2010

Mullen: US `very ready’ to counter Iran on nukes

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 19, 2010

Oil and gas prices in Iran could rise starting Sunday, as the government initiates the latest phase of a subsidy regulation initiative aimed at bolstering the nation’s struggling economy.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iranian TV on Saturday evening that prices for some energy-related items could change starting the next day.

“In this stage, we don’t want to release prices, rather we are going to regulate and reform them,” Ahmadinejad said, as quoted by the state-run IRNA news agency.

Iran has $10 trillion in oil resources alone, plus natural gas reserves worth between $3.5 and $4.5 trillion, International Monetary Fund mission Chief Dominique Guillaume said in an interview posted earlier this fall on that world body’s website. But its economy nonetheless has seen lackluster growth, including between 1% and 2% of GDP this past year.

Despite its abundance of fuel, Iran has been pushing to expand its nuclear program. Many in the international community, including U.S. officials, have expressed grave concerns and successfully pushed for sanctions fearing that Tehran might be trying to develop nuclear weapons.

With subsidies that effectively allowed domestic consumers to pay relatively little for oil and gas — far below what they or people anywhere else would pay on the world market — Iran was forfeiting potentially huge revenues, explained IMF Senior Economist Roman Zytek on his group’s website.

The Obama administration and its European allies are prepared to impose additional sanctions if Iran fails to meet international demands to prove that its nuclear program is peaceful, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

“From my perspective I see Iran continuing on this path to develop nuclear weapons, and I believe that that development and achieving that goal would be very destabilizing to the region,” Mullen said.

“We’re very ready,” Mullen said an unusually direct acknowledgment that the United States has contingency plans to counter Iran should it make a move. “There are real threats to peace and stability here, and we’ve made no secrets of our concerns about Iran.”

He gave no specifics about U.S. plans or defenses, but the Navy base is headquarters for ships and aircraft that monitor Iran and could be used to deter or defend against what military officials fear would be an attack that would come without warning. The base also houses Patriot missiles.

Israel Ambassador to US Sees Critical Period Ahead for Iran Plan

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 15, 2010