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Iran proposes nuclear plants with Arab countries

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The head of Iran’s nuclear power agency said Sunday the country is willing to help neighboring Arab countries build joint light-water nuclear power plants if they are interested.There was no immediate reaction from Arab countries, many of whom are deeply suspicious of the Islamic Republic’s intentions regarding its controversial nuclear program.
Several Arab countries have announced plans to develop their own civilian nuclear programs for electricity generation in recent years, motivated in part by a feeling they need to keep up with Iran to blunt its growing regional influence.It was unclear why Iran made the offer to help, but it may be trying to allay neighbors’ concerns.

Iran proposes nuclear plants with Arab countries – Yahoo! News

Well, this is not shocking at all. Several Islamic countries have plans to build their own nuclear plants (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco…). A very interesting announcement…

Written by Claudia

December 1, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Iran: Esha Momeni freed

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On November 10, after nearly a month in prison, Esha Momeni was released on $200,000 bail in the form of the deed to her parents’ home. The California State University student was visiting Tehran to conduct academic research on the Iranian women’s rights movement. Security officers arrested her during a traffic stop, seized her video tapes, and held her in solitary confinement since October 15 in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

Momeni had been held for several weeks in solitary confinement. According to the deputy general prosecutor of Tehran, Momeni is charged with “propaganda against the state” Momeni is currently back at home with her family. However, her passport and travel documents are still in custody. Additionally, if Momeni is accused of violating bail, the government can take away her family’s home. There are unconfirmed reports today that Momeni is able to leave Iran until her court hearing.

via C.R.I.M.E. Report – November 18, 2008

Charged with propaganda against the State… Every totalitarian State has that clause as law.

Let’s hope Momeni can get back to USA without any other kind of harm…

Meanwhile there are US Congressmen who want to talk to Iran… This is no good…

Written by Claudia

November 19, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Iran test-fires new missile: media

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Iran test-fired a new generation surface-to-surface missile on Wednesday, state media said, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated once again that the Islamic Republic would crush any power acting against it.
Iran’s latest missile test followed persistent speculation in recent months of possible U.S. or Israeli strikes against its nuclear facilities, which the West suspects form part of a covert weapons program. Tehran denies the charge.U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, like outgoing U.S. President George W. Bush, has not ruled out military action although he has criticized the Bush administration for not pushing for more diplomacy and engagement with Tehran.

Iran test-fires new missile: media – Yahoo! News

Of course, we can think that this is another “photoshopped” missile

Meanwhile Obama seeks Iranian help in Afghanistan. Don’t think these are the best allies in the fight against Islamofascism…

Written by Claudia

November 12, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Report: Iranian president has fallen ill (UPDATED)

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A close associate of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Iranian president has fallen ill under the strain of his position.

The official Iranian news agency has quoted Mohammad Ismail, a parliament member and close ally of the Iranian president, as saying Ahmadinejad was sick “but will eventually heal.”

Kowsari, who made his comments early Sunday, accompanied the president on his September visit to the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York.

via Report: Iranian president has fallen ill – USATODAY.com

The problem is not only Ahmadinejad. Although I would like him to look for this as a God’s call: “don’t continue with nuclear weapons’ program, Allah doesn’t want it… you have even fallen ill“. :mrgreen:

(UPDATE) Angel has written more about this.

Written by Claudia

October 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Iran appoints successor to Mughniyeh

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According to the report in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Hizbullahs new chief military commander is Muhammad Riza Zahdi, aka Hassan Mahdawi, who in the late 1980s served in the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.

According to the report, Zahdi will be in charge of coordinating weapons smuggling to Hizbullah from Syria as well as the construction of military positions in southern Lebanon. The paper said that the appointment was part of an Iranian plan to restructure Hizbullah in the wake of the Second Lebanon War.

via Israel Matzav: Iran appoints successor to Mughniyeh

Wow… Couldn’t this be considered as intervention in a foreign independent state?? How about UNIFIL in Lebanon doing something useful or just ending its mission there? Because they are doing effectively nothing….

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Written by Claudia

October 14, 2008 at 2:14 pm

An Iranian boy suffering from cancer tumor will be treated in Israel

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A 12-year-old boy suffers from a very grave brain cancer. And he is in Israel, where he is in hospital to try and cure him.

He was firstly operated in Iran, but his situation worsened and his family sent him urgently to a health complex in Turkey. Turkish doctors informed that “his state is really critical”, assuming that his brain tumor could be better cured in an Israeli hospital.

The Iranian boy’s family wrote, using an intermediate, to the prestigious Hospital Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv. After examining the diagnosis made both in Teheran and Ankara, Dr. Feldman and the Professor Shapira announced that “they are willing and are able to treat the brain tumor”.

But, with or without tumor, both countries are ennemies. An Israeli cannot set foot in Iran and viceversa. The Iranian boy cannot enter Israel without an special pass, very special pass, given by the higher instances.

Burocracy reached the bureau of the Israeli Minister of Interior, Meir Shitrit who has given his personal authorization. “In life/death cases and much more if it’s about a boy, it doesn’t matter his religion or nationality. That’s why I have permitted that the ill boy and his Iranian family enter the country. I am happy we are able to help them”, states Shitrit to the Yediot Ajaronot newspaper.

But in Israel the Minister’s word is not sufficient. The internal secret service (Shaback) have analysed carefully for several hours the case and identity of this family. In the end they gave them the final pass and another to legally stay for a fortnight.

After a secret travel, the Iranian boy has arrived in BenGurion’s airport (Tel Aviv). His destination, the operating room of the Tel Hashomer Hospital. Far from policy, ideology and nuclear weapons, the boy is just debating himself between life and death. Everything depends of the brain tumor treated at the center of the ennemies’ country.

via Un niño iraní con cáncer, tratado en Israel | elmundo.es

Wow, this is a marvellous story… Wonder why this is not on the news!!!

I’m sure anti-Israeli propaganda would now praise Iranian health system… :mrgreen:

Written by Claudia

October 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm

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Good news from Iran: two Muslims converts to Christianity freed!

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While Iran’s proposed apostasy law is still waiting to be ratified, the Christian community received some good news. Two Muslim-background believers were released by authorities, reports MNN.

Glenn Penner with Voice of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) says, “Both Mahmood Matin-Azad and Arash Basirat have been released from an Iranian prison, after they had met with a tribunal who had ruled that the charges against them were invalid.”

While the charges were essentially apostasy, says Penner, “It had very much to do with what they called an’ offense’ to Islam and a diffusion of falsities; in other words, they were spreading lies.”

We asked Penner if he thought the arrest of these men was a precursor to the new apostasy law. “It’s hard to say. It is the first time that Christians have been released after a trial. On other occasions, typically Iranian converts are released after a few weeks or a few months in jail. You might say that’s a positive sign.”

via TWO MUSLIM-BACKGROUND CHRISTIANS IN IRAN ARE NOW FREE « Particular Baptist Kev’s Random Thoughts.

We will see if the persecution slows down or this is just an exception…

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