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Iran invites EU, others to nuke sites after barring IAEA constantly

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 4, 2011

Iran has invited Russia, China, the European Union and its allies among the Arab and developing world to tour its nuclear sites, in an apparent move to gain support ahead of a new round of talks with six world powers.

In a letter made available Monday to The Associated Press, senior Iranian envoy Ali Asghar Soltanieh suggests the weekend of Jan. 15 and 16 for the tour and says that meetings “with high ranking officials” are envisaged.

While no reason was given for the timing of the offer, it comes just weeks before Iran and the six powers follow up on recent talks that ended with agreement on little else but to meet again.

The new round between Tehran, and the permanent U.N. Security Council members — the U.S. Russia, China, Britain, France — plus Germany, is tentatively set for Istanbul, Turkey in late January.

It is meant to explore whether there is common ground for more substantive talks on Iran’s nuclear program, viewed by the U.S, and its allies as a cover for secret plans to make nuclear arms — something Tehran denies.

As we all know there is an International Atomic Energy Agency which barred from Iran for investigations and Islamic republic probably has a show going on after barring over 40 investigators which wanted to investigate the sites that they suspect not the ones that the regime plans to demonstrate.

Islamic regime plays with world to extend the time to reach to their aims. Last month the head of Iran’s atomic energy organization said on television that Iran had achieved the ability to produce its own yellow cake, uranium powder that is a step in the process for creating nuclear fuel.

He said the breakthrough, using uranium ore mined in southern Iran, signified the country’s full self-sufficiency in the production of uranium, cutting out the need for imported material.

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Serious Jokes

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 7, 2010

A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take out Iran’s military capability.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who sits on the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, said Saturday the U.S. should consider sinking the Iranian navy, destroying its air force and delivering a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard.

He says they should neuter the regime, destroy its ability to fight back and hope Iranians will take a chance to take back their government.

His remarks stunned many in the audience at the Halifax International Security forum.

Mottaki also dismissed Senator Lindsey Graham’s remark that Washington was facing a possible war with Iran. “Don’t take the American senator’s remark too seriously. He wanted to joke,” he said.

The Obama administration, through top military officials, has made it clear that all options are on the table.

Iran said on Sunday it has informed Ankara that Tehran is ready to hold talks in Turkey with the six world powers over its controversial nuclear programme, turning to a country seen as an ally. But that’s probably the continuum of a cliché game of wasting more and more time, like the past 16 years which Iran started enriching.

The only known footage of Reza Shah of Iran with audio discovered in Turkey

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 31, 2010

The only known footage of Reza Shah with audio, showing the Shah of Iran on an official state visit to Turkey in 1934, has been discovered after 76 years by a university professor in Istanbul,Turkey.
Professor Sughar Sammy Avghlv discovered this unique film, inside a local grocery shop in Istanbul, Turkey.

Iran Buildup Demonstrates Need for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 16, 2010

Strobe Talbott: Iran’s nuclear buildup illustrates that one of the best ways to limit proliferation is to control the number of countries that are allowed to have nuclear weapons.

Israel Hasn’t Changed! Maybe It’s Turkey That Has Changed…? Shimon Peres

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 30, 2010

September 26, 2010 CNN – Fareed Zakaria

“Flash Points”: North Korea and Iran, Turkey and Spain

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 18, 2010

CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate spans the globe for our series “Flash Points.” Friday’s headlines bring us to North Korea, Iran, Turkey and Spain.

Hell’s Bells: Turkey is going backward

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 16, 2010

The survey confirmed the existence of a persistent anti-American mindset among Turks even more than Iranians despite the Obama factor. While the US president has continued to score well among European publics, his approval rating in Turkey has slumped to 28% from 50% last year.

The annual Transatlantic Trends survey was conducted in 11 EU countries, the US and Turkey, by the institution called The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Over the past five years, according to the poll, Turkish support for joining the EU has halved to 38%, while only a quarter of Turks now expect their country to join the union one day.

Four in five Europeans and even more Americans were concerned about a nuclear-armed Iran, compared with 39% of Turks. Two in three Americans and 43% of Europeans supported military strikes against Tehran as a last resort, while only 13% of Turks supported the war option – more than half said Iranian nuclear weapons were acceptable.

John Hagee – A Nuclear Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on August 31, 2010

In this message, titled “Can America Survive A Nuclear Iran?”, Pastor Hagee talks about the consequences of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Benzine’s Chess

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on August 23, 2010

Venezuela’s ambassador in Tehran said that his government would not be “bullied” into halting gasoline shipments, adding Venezuela will continue its energy cooperation with Iran.

“We are at the service of Iran, and whenever Iran needs, we will supply it with gasoline,” David Velasquez said in an interview with Fars News Agency.

Caracas currently exports around 20,000 barrels of gasoline per day to Iran.

Ankara also will continue to permit Turkish companies to sell gasoline to Iran, despite US sanctions against fuel exports to Islamic regime, Reuters reported.

“If the preference of the private sector is to sell these products to Iran, we will help them,” said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.

Following the June 9 UN Security Council resolution, the US and EU imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, mainly targeting the country’s energy and banking sectors.

Washington will deny access to US markets for those companies that supply Tehran with refined petroleum products but that’s not enough, they should cut the supply at its roots and review who’s an ally and who’s not.

Tehran has shrugged off the sanctions, saying it is capable of meeting its domestic gasoline needs by constructing new refineries and improving the existing ones. Anyhow this is just a miscalculation from Iran’s regime and all Iranians know that’s impossible.

Arms from Syria, Iran to Hezbollah through Turkey

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on August 13, 2010

A secret meeting of Iranian and Turkish intelligence officials has led to a new weapons supply route for Hezbollah, a report says.

Iranian and Turkish intelligence officials recently signed an agreement that establishes territorial continuity for Turkey, Iran, Syria and Lebanon, and guarantees a constant supply of weapons to Hezbollah, a report in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said.

The new weapons route will allow the transport of sophisticated weaponry including rockets and missiles to pass through Syria to Lebanon and Hezbollah, the Italian newspaper said. The transfer would be coordinated by Turkish and Iranian agents and Hezbollah operatives, and the route secured when the truckloads of weapons pass through, the Italian paper said.

“The Iranians are interested in building a similar network to that established in Sudan and their final goal is to assist Hamas,” Olimpio said.

In Khartoum, Sudanese, Iranian, and Palestinian agents operate with the help of Egyptian collaborators he said. Iran is trying to set up a similar network for Hezbollah, he added.

On the other hand, Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr said Wednesday he would reject any U.S. military assistance to Lebanon’s army if it comes with conditions that the weapons not be used against Israel.

Murr was commenting Wednesday on a decision by U.S. lawmakers to suspend $100 million in aid over concerns the weapons could be turned on Israel and that Hezbollah may have influence over the Lebanese army.

Murr said those who want to help the Lebanese army but place conditions on how their funds or weapons are used, should keep the money.