Sunday, November 01, 2009


Rajavi calls for comprehensive UN sanctions against the Iranian regime
According to a statement issued by the National Council of Resistance of Iran on Oct. 31st, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, commenting on the Iranian regime’s negative response to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s proposal, said that it was fully anticipated as the Iranian Resistance had repeatedly declared in the past.She said that Khamenei and Ahamdinejad, faced with increasing public dissent and nationwide uprising and the regime’s inability to overcome the internal rift and crisis, consider the nuclear bomb as the only means for the regime’s survival. To this end, the mullahs will never give up the nuclear project as it will expedite disintegration and downfall of the regime. “The recent developments do not leave any doubts that the Iranian regime’s nuclear projects are only intended for developing nuclear weapons and the claims about their peaceful use in areas of technology and medicine are only pretexts for achieving that goal,” she added. Maryam Rajavi called on the United Nations Security Council to implement comprehensive diplomatic, technological, arms and oil sanctions on the Iranian regime. She said that such sanctions should be imposed as the first step in the course of preventing the terrorist mullahs from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Student turns Khameini ’s formal propaganda meeting to disgrace
In a formal meeting on Wednesday in Tehran, a student in an unusual encounter directly addressed Khamenei publicly criticizing him and the Iranian regime. His comments were followed by occasional applause and cheers from participants, several Iranian websites reported. The Iranian regime’s state-run TV which was covering the meeting was forced to stop the live broadcast for some times. The encounter lasted about 20 minutes. During the meeting a mathematics student from Sharif University of Technology spoke at the podium. He criticized Khamenei, state broadcast media and the recent crackdown in Iran. “Does the state broadcasting really reflect the realities of the country and the whole world, or does it draw an unrealistic caricature of the world?' he said.'Does state broadcasting permit diverse opinions?' He said he had never seen anyone publicly criticize Khamenei in the media. 'I think if they let criticism against you get published, then simple problems are not overplayed and will not lead to schism and division and hatred,' he said. As he was speaking the agents of Ministry of Intelligence and Security and Khamenei’s personal guards tried to silence him. The websites said he was harassed by security forces as the event ended, and many expressed concern that he might have been arrested.

Canada unveiled UN resolution blasting Iran regime’s human rights record
Canada has deposited a draft resolution at the United Nations that implicitly criticizes the UN’s array of human rights investigators, saying they need to get proactive about exposing human rights abuse in Iran, Ottawa Citizen reported on Thursday. 'Today, at the United Nations General Assembly, Canada will table the toughest resolution on the human rights situation in Iran,' Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said in the House of Commons just ahead of the UN filing. 'For the first time, under this government, we are calling on the investigators to focus on Iran’s appalling human rights record.'The draft resolution calls on UN investigators of extra-judicial executions, torture, free speech suppression, persecution of human rights activists, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances to 'pay particular attention' to Iran. It notes that Iranian regime has offered a 'standing invitation' for investigation by any of the UN experts, but has 'not fulfilled any requests from these special mechanisms to visit the country in four years.'The text reflects past Canadian-led resolutions in identifying torture, flogging, amputations and stoning as 'serious ongoing and recurring human-rights violations' in Iran.The call for more UN investigator involvement comes amid criticism that many of the 'special rapporteurs' spend a disproportionate amount of time probing alleged abuses in advanced democracies, while ignoring countries where the worst abuse takes place, the report said.