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Archive for September, 2007

Russia, China Resist New Iran Sanctions

Posted by alanmirs on September 28, 2007


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China refuse to discuss possible new sanctions against Iran until the U.N. nuclear agency reports on Tehran’s disclosure of its past suspicious nuclear work at the end of the year, France’s foreign minister said Thursday
 
 
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Charlie Rose interviews President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran

Posted by alanmirs on September 26, 2007


Charlie Rose interviews President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran

Published: September 26, 2007

CHARLIE ROSE, HOST: Welcome to the broadcast. Tonight, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PRES. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, IRAN (through translator): You know, the European countries are very good partners of ours. We have comprehensive economic agreements with them, over $100 billion contracts annually with Europe alone. So where is the problem? We could have the same with the United States. It’s the United States that sanctioned itself against us, I would say.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CHARLIE ROSE: The president of Iran for the hour, next 

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/26/africa/26rose-amjad.php?page=1

 

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Iran’s leader slams ‘arrogant’ powers in U.N. address

Posted by alanmirs on September 26, 2007


"Iran decided to pursue the issue through its appropriate, legal path, one that runs through the IAEA, and to disregard unlawful and political impositions by the arrogant powers," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York 
"Human rights are being extensively violated by certain powers," he said in his U.N. address. "Setting up secret prisons, abducting persons, trials and secret punishments without any regard to due process, extensive tappings of telephone conversations, intercepting private mail and frequent summons to police and security centers have become commonplace and prevalent."
The Iranian leader did make one specific reference to the United States, saying "the rights and dignity of the American people are also being sacrificed for the selfish desires of those holding power."
 
 
 
 
 

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Transcript of Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech 2007

Posted by alanmirs on September 26, 2007


Wednesday 26 September 2007 – 01:33 
President Ahmadinejad addressing 62nd UN General Assembly – full text

In the Name of God, the Almighty

 

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Iran and the US must talk

Posted by alanmirs on September 25, 2007


 

Iran and the US must talk

Diplomatic structures are needed to bypass the rhetoric of conflict in Washington and Tehran

Martin Woollacott
Tuesday September 25, 2007
The Guardian

That mean-spirited sentence is an indication of how even in a US angry and rueful about Iraq, it is still difficult to suggest that Iran has arguments and interests worth considering on their merits. Instead, recent public discussion of the Middle East in the US seesaws between blaming Britain, yesterday’s favourite, for abandoning Basra, and praising France, the new prodigal, for its hard line on Iran

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,,2176622,00.html

 

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Related Quotes at Ahmadinejad Speech

Posted by alanmirs on September 25, 2007


Related Quotes at Ahmadinejad Speech

By The Associated Press – 1 hour ago

AHMADINEJAD: My question was simple: There are researchers who want to approach the topic from a different perspective. Why are they put into prison? Right now, there are a number of European academics who have been sent to prison because they attempted to write about the Holocaust or research it from a different perspective, questioning certain aspects of it. My question is: Why isn’t it open to all forms of research?

AHMADINEJAD: "We are friends of all the nations. We are also friends with the Jewish people. There are many Jews in Iran living peacefully with security. You must understand that in our constitution and our laws and the parliamentary elections for every 150,000 people we get one representative in the parliament. For the Jewish community one-fifth of this number they still get one independent representative in the parliament. Our proposal to the Palestinian plight is a humanitarian and a democratic proposal. What we say is that to solve this 60-year problem, we must allow the Palestinian people to decide about its future for itself

AHMADINEJAD: Some big powers create a monopoly over science and prevent other nations in achieving scientific development as well. This, too, is one of the surprises of our time. Some big powers do not want to see the progress of other societies and nations. They turn to thousands of reasons, make allegations, place economic sanctions to prevent other nations from developing and advancing, all resulting from their distance from human values and the teachings of the divine prophets. Regretfully, they have not been trained to serve mankind

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hVKlNt8Q8kPILdH2fxF-dlXL36cQ

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hEZ0y2MP0TPRAtqUV_gR8VT7X0KQ 

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Iran starts talks with IAEA on nuclear program

Posted by alanmirs on September 24, 2007


Iran starts talks with IAEA on nuclear program

Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:50pm EDT

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The IAEA says Tehran has resolved the first issue relating to its nuclear work — small experiments with plutonium, kept secret in violation of Iran’s non-proliferation commitments.

France, Britain, Germany, the United States, Russia and China said they had "serious and constructive" talks on Friday on new U.N. sanctions aimed at trying to force Iran to halt its nuclear work. Iran has threatened to review its level of cooperation with the IAEA if they pass another U.N. resolution.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSHAF47643120070924?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=69&pageNumber=2

 

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UN diplomat rejects claims that Iran is arming Taliban

Posted by alanmirs on September 24, 2007


 

UN diplomat rejects claims that Iran is arming Taliban

Pakistan border a bigger concern: envoy

Mike Blanchfield, CanWest News Service

Published: Monday, September 24, 2007

MONTREAL – A top United Nations diplomat is dismissing claims from the Bush administration that Iran is supplying weapons to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan

Asked whether the UN has seen any evidence of Iranian weaponry reaching the Taliban insurgency, Chris Alexander, the deputy United Nations representative to Kabul, told CanWest News Service: "None. It’s the other border across which arms and weapons principally arrive."

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/story.html?id=15e92de9-f8bb-49cc-9579-4488d02a23f1&k=52336

 

 

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Let’s Get Political: Iran, China, and my Crazy Brother-in-Law

Posted by alanmirs on September 22, 2007


 Let’s Get Political: Iran, China, and my Crazy Brother-in-Law
He said the people were perhaps the loveliest he’d ever met–

He also came back with some strong political opinions about the US policy toward Iran. Seeing as how he’s an Asian Politics scholar, a prof at Middlebury College, and was a Fullbright Scholar, I think what he thinks probably comes with some weight. So, for any of you who’ve been worrying about world politics and are looking to learn a bit more (like I have), I thought I’d pass on the link to his recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/happilyevenafter/archives/122325.asp

 

Iran, Engage, Not Enrage

 

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Iran to use “all means” to defend itself if attacked

Posted by alanmirs on September 19, 2007


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Iran to use "all means" to defend itself if attacked
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday it would use "all our means" to defend itself if attacked by the West, three days after France’s foreign minister publicly raised the possibility of war over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities
 

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