Sunday, February 24, 2008


In its second statement entitled "Iranian Intelligence and Qods Force agent under the cover of human rights organization", the Association of Iraqi Academicians and Intellectuals condemned continuance of the conspiracies by the Iranian regime’s embassy against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), and called for ending presence of Iran’s Intelligence agents in Iraq. The statement reads: The Iranian embassy has established a charity association named 'Sahar' in order to finance its Intelligence agents. This association is in connection with the death squads in Khalis, Iraq, including Abdurrasoul Mulla Hamid, Abu Tabarak al-Saedi and Khudhair Muhammad Ahmad. The last person is accused of explosion of the bus near Khalis in 2005 which led to killing and injury of many workers who worked in Ashraf City. The region’s inhabitants hold Iranian Intelligence and the Qods Force agents responsible for explosion of the water pumping station of Ashraf City which provided water for 20,000 inhabitants. The Association of Iraqi Academicians and Intellectuals calls on all nationalistic and patriotic forces to be aware of anti-Iraqi activities of Iranian Intelligence agents and to ask for ending the presence of these agents in Iraq.

The Iranian Resistant important revelation on Wednesday about the Iranian regime's secret nuclear projects is still in focus of the international media. Times Magazine, The New York times, The wall street journal, Reuters, DPA (The Deutche Press), The EU Observer, The ANH Global News reported, France 24 TV reported: A leading Iranian opposition group claimed on Wed. that Tehran was speeding up a program to develop nuclear weapons. "The Iran regime entered a new phase in its nuclear project," said Mohammad Mohaddessin of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran. He also said the NCRI has identified a guest house on a military compound near Khojir that the group says houses North Korean specialists working at the warhead facility. The information was finalized in recent weeks and is current. An IAEA representative said the organization would check the NCRI's claim against the agency's own data and pursue it "if appropriate." The commercial satellite images depict a system of heavy security within the Khojir site restricting access to the alleged nuclear-warhead facility. Visitors to the facility -- which is known as "Eight-five hundred" -- have to leave their cars and drivers behind at the car park, according to Mr. Mohaddessin. A car is then sent to collect the visitors, who pass through two checkpoints to get onto a road that ends at a small group of buildings cut into the hills about 1.25 miles away. "Lack of firmness by the international community has offered the regime the opportunity to get closer to obtaining the atomic bomb," Mohaddessin said.
Referring to the "huge trade" between Europe and Iran, Mr Mohaddessin said: "The EU is trying to achieve security through appeasing the Iranian regime." "The EU is appeasing the Iranian regime and it is a disaster for the Iranian people. You remember what happened in the 1930s?” "They carried out exactly the same policy with Hitler that the EU is doing now with the Iranian regime."The NCRI spokesperson said that after April 2007, the Iranian regime entered a new phase in its nuclear project and for the first time established a centre for command and control for the completion of nuclear bombs.At the first site, in the Noor suburb of Tehran, the command centre coordinates all the other sites that are involved in the production of nuclear weapons.The command centre is situated across from the Malek Ashtar University, which the group says the school does not operate like a normal university and only has a handful of students. "Rather, it is a centre for research and development of weapons that works in conjunction with the [command centre]," said Mr Mohaddessin. The second site, a military-secured zone in Khojir region southeast of Tehran, is home to the government's project to manufacture nuclear warheads, the group says.When quizzed on their sources and the provenance of the satellite photographs, the group said that they come from "hundreds of sources and reports" from within the country. 'The Iranian regime is undoubtedly developing the nuclear bomb. None of the essential work has been halted ... All three parts have been speeded up,' he said, referring to uranium enrichment, weaponisation and missile development.“We would like to urgently ask the IAEA ... to immediately send inspectors to the sites, he said. “Time is running out to stop the regime acquiring a nuclear bomb. If we do not act today, tomorrow might be too late.”
The NCRI is the Paris-based political wing of the Mujahedin e-Khalq, an exiled military group that has been seeking to overthrow the current Iranian regime since the mid-1980s.

The ruling mullahs in Iran hanged 10 prisoners in Tehran and Zanjan on Wednesday. Four of the prisoners executed at Evin Prison in Tehran were Payman 34, Saber 32, Mohammad 31 and Ali Akbar 27.The other six who were hanged in Zanjan were Hassan Rezaiian, Sohrab Rezaiian, Mehdi Dashti, Morteza Jaafari, Manouchehr Mohammadi and Nejat Ahmadi. The Iranian regime also hanged 2 youths in Isfahan Isfahan’s central prison and released death sentences for another 3 prisoners in Tehran. The two prisoners hanged in Isfahan were Iraj 24 and Omid 30. According to another report, the regime’s judicial system has released the order of hand amputation and 40 slashes for a 60 years old man named Mehdi in Tehran.

New York Times reported on Friday that the Security Council on Thursday began formal consideration of a new resolution on Iran’s nuclear program that imposes restrictions on cargo to and from Iran, travel bans, the freezing of assets for people involved in the program and tightened monitoring of Iranian financial institutions.Britain and France introduced the measure but said they would leave it open for “further substantive comments” from other Council members next week before pushing for a vote in March.The tactic was adopted to meet objections from Council members Indonesia, Libya, South Africa and Vietnam, who said they wanted to await the conclusions of a report by Mohamed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to be made public in Vienna on Friday before committing themselves to a final text.The measure’s backers argue that the ElBaradei inquiry is about Iran’s atomic past, not its current activities, and should have no bearing on the draft. But they agreed to the continued consideration in the interests of obtaining unanimity among the 15 Council members.The Council has twice voted unanimously to impose sanctions to stop Iran from enriching uranium, in December 2006 and March 2007. This third measure tightens and extends earlier ones but does not significantly broaden them.The new sanctions resolution would, for the first time, authorize inspections of cargo on aircraft and vessels, particularly those owned or operated by Iran Air Cargo and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line.The new measure would also ban all trade and supply of so-called dual-use items, materials and technologies that can have both civilian and military uses.It also expands the list of Iranian officials and companies subject to sanctions.In one recommendation that was softened in the drafting process to gain the unanimous support of the 15 Council members that the sponsors seek, the resolution calls on countries to “exercise vigilance” over the activities of financial institutions connected to Iranian banks, in particular Bank Melli and Bank Saderat and their branches and subsidiaries abroad. Western countries originally argued for an outright ban on transactions with both banks.The text has the backing of the five permanent members of the Council — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — and Germany, a sponsor that is not a Council member.