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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.

CNN report: Iran´s Shia influence

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 3, 2010

CNN’s Errol Barnett talks with Afshin Molavi about Iran’s Shia identity and its regional sphere of influence.

Muslim Unity…Saudi Arabia Wants Israel And America To Attack Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 2, 2010

U.S. Faces Diplomatic Crisis Following Massive WikiLeaks Release

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 29, 2010

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing a giant trove of confidential American diplomatic cables that is sending shockwaves through the global diplomatic establishment.

Watch the rest in YouTube.

Wikileaks Shows – Arabs Want Iran Bombed

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 29, 2010

This is a revelation and destroys many myths.

U.S. Releases report on religious freedom

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 20, 2010

The U.S. State Department has released its annual survey of religious freedom from around the world.

Hillel Neuer Slams U.N. Election of Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Agency

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 14, 2010

UN WOMEN (CBC Radio’s “As It Happens,” Nov. 13, 2010)

Earlier this week, Iran was poised to win a seat on the board of U.N. Women — the new United Nations agency dedicated to women’s issues. But after some last-minute negotiations, East Timor snatched the seat. Many human-rights groups are hailing the move as a victory. Hillel Neuer is the executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch. We reached him today in New York.

Ehud Barak Reacts to Graham Comment Of Obama Having To Attack Iran By 2012

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 7, 2010

Airing Date Nov.06, 2010 in Halifax Canada

Women’s rights under Islam

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 3, 2010

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The Bolster Games

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 23, 2010

The U.S. State Department has announced plans to sell up to $60 billion in high-tech military aircraft to Saudi Arabia.

The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story in September offering details of the deal, reported that it is the largest U.S. overseas arms deal and will require congressional authorization for the acquisition of 84 new F-15s and upgrades to Saudi Arabia existing fleet of 70 F-15s.

The F-15 is manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

The purchase, say military analysts and diplomats, aims to bolster the region’s defenses against Iran.

In addition, the arrival of F-15s to Saudi Arabia wouldn’t begin until 2015, the same year Tel Aviv is to take delivery of more advanced F-35s.

The State Department’s announcement of the deal also revealed that it would include up to 1,000 1-ton, bunker-buster bombs that would “enhance the capability of Saudi Arabia’s air force to bomb hardened bunkers and tunnels such as those that the West believes are used by Iran to hide nuclear and ballistic programs,” The Wall Street Journal reported.

The United States has sold up to $37 billion in arms to Persian Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait from 2005 to 2009.

On the other hand, Iran has reported advances in uranium exploration and mining. Officials said the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has overseen a project to accelerate uranium exploration and mining. They said the Tehran regime has considered this a national priority in an effort to bolster Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran has produced more than 60 pounds of 20 percent enriched uranium for a research reactor in Tehran, an Iranian atomic energy official said.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said his country has produced around 66 pounds of 20 percent enriched uranium for research purposes, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reports.

What I believe is for sure there will be very horrifying days to come especially for Iran’s people and Middle Easterns in general.