Protesters denounce Ahmadinejad outside UN
Associated France Press reported that many of Iranian origin protested Thursday outside the United Nations where the country’s President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad was attending the UN General Assembly. They chanted ’Ahamdinejad is a terrorist’ and ’Viva Rajavi,’ a reference to Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a coalition of exiled groups opposed to the Islamic regime in Tehran. ’It is time for the international community to stop dealing with Ahamdinejad and finally recognize and empower the Opposition, so that the Iranian people can finally get the democratic change it deserves,’ said Ali Safavi, a member of the coalition. ’We want democracy, not barbaric theocracy,’ said Henry Anavian, an Iranian living in New York and affiliated with the Ma Hastim group aimed at raising awareness of human rights issues in Iran. ’We just want the United Nations to stop dealing with Ahamdinejad. He doesn’t represent the Iranian people’. The protest included a street performance depicting people stained with fake blood and scenes of hanging and stoning. Some people carried the tri-colored flags with a lion sun, used in Iran before the Islamic revolution. Many of the demonstrators were affiliated with the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran, the main group in the NCRI. The PMOI is officially listed as a foreign terrorist organization in the United States, although a judge ruled in July that it should be removed from the blacklist.
EU: Ahamdinejad 9/11 stance ’outrageous and unacceptable’
Mahmoud Ahamdinejad’s suggestion that the US government was involved in the September 11 attacks was ’outrageous and unacceptable,’ the European Union said on Friday. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said that Ahamdinejad’s assertions at the United Nations general assembly on Thursday ’that the United States was in any way responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks or that the majority of people in the US believe this to be the case, is outrageous and unacceptable.’ ’It is for this reason that all representatives of the 27 nations of the EU walked out,’ she underlined, after Europe joined a US-led Western walkout in Manhatten. Barak Obama called Ahamadi nejad’s remarks as “hatefull” and “offensive”.
Iran’s nuclear agency trying to stop computer worm
Associated Press reported: Iranian media reports say the country’s nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial sites in Iran and is capable of taking over power plants.The semi-official ISNA news agency says Iranian nuclear experts met this week to discuss how to remove the malicious computer code, dubbed Stuxnet, which can take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants. Experts in Germany discovered the worm in July. It has since shown up in attacks in Iran, Indonesia, India and the U.S. Friday’s report said the malware had spread throughout Iran, but did not elaborate. Foreign media reports have speculated the worm was aimed at disrupting Iran’s first nuclear power plant, which is to go online in October.
Iran: on the eve of new academic year, ten prisoners including a woman hanged in five days
As schools and universities are opening for the new academic year in Iran, the regime has increased the number of executions. Just in the period of Sept. 16 to 20th, ten prisoners including a woman were hanged in central city of Yazd, southern city of Ahwaz, Varamin (south of the capital Tehran) and northern city of Shirvan. The new wave of hangings in various Iranian cities is a part of Iranian regime’s widespread preparations to confront anti-regime protests by students and youth.