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Iranian Alert -- October 22, 2003 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD PING LIST
The Iranian Student Movement Up To The Minute Reports ^ | 10.22.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 10/22/2003 12:05:12 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” But most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East.

There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. Starting June 10th of this year, Iranians have begun taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy. Many even want the US to over throw their government.

The regime is working hard to keep the news about the protest movement in Iran from being reported. Unfortunately, the regime has successfully prohibited western news reporters from covering the demonstrations. The voices of discontent within Iran are sometime murdered, more often imprisoned. Still the people continue to take to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.

In support of this revolt, Iranians in America have been broadcasting news stories by satellite into Iran. This 21st century news link has greatly encouraged these protests. The regime has been attempting to jam the signals, and locate the satellite dishes. Still the people violate the law and listen to these broadcasts. Iranians also use the Internet and the regime attempts to block their access to news against the regime. In spite of this, many Iranians inside of Iran read these posts daily to keep informed of the events in their own country.

This daily thread contains nearly all of the English news reports on Iran. It is thorough. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a nation. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary. The news stories and commentary will from time to time include material from the regime itself. But if you read the post you will discover for yourself, the real story of what is occurring in Iran and its effects on the war on terror.

I am not of Iranian heritage. I am an American committed to supporting the efforts of those in Iran seeking to replace their government with a secular democracy. I am in contact with leaders of the Iranian community here in the United States and in Iran itself.

If you read the daily posts you will gain a better understanding of the US war on terrorism, the Middle East and why we need to support a change of regime in Iran. Feel free to ask your questions and post news stories you discover in the weeks to come.

If all goes well Iran will be free soon and I am convinced become a major ally in the war on terrorism. The regime will fall. Iran will be free. It is just a matter of time.


PS I have a daily ping list and a breaking news ping list. If you would like to receive alerts to these stories please let me know which list you would like to join.

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; iranianalert; protests; southasia; studentmovement; studentprotest
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1 posted on 10/22/2003 12:05:12 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 10/22/2003 12:09:12 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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3 posted on 10/22/2003 12:10:49 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Encouraging Words From Iran [Iran is stalling for time -- DoctorZin]

New York Times - Editorial
Oct 22, 2003

Iran made a series of important promises yesterday about its nuclear activities. If it carries them out fully and promptly, they could go a long way toward easing international concerns. Yet Iran has been less than candid about its nuclear activities in the past and appears to have used the cover of a civilian nuclear power program to develop weapons-building capacity. Therefore, it bears the burden of convincing the world that it has no intention of producing nuclear weapons, now or in the future.

In yesterday's joint statement with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, Iran declared it would voluntarily refrain from uranium enrichment — a process that, depending on how it is done, can produce fuel for civilian power reactors or nuclear weapons. Iran also pledged to sign and ratify an international agreement allowing surprise inspections of its nuclear plants. And it declared itself willing to resolve all unanswered questions about its past nuclear activities to the satisfaction of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

With this statement, Tehran has responded to the main requirements of an Oct. 31 deadline imposed by the international community. That is welcome. Yet Iran needs to go further. Uranium imports should be suspended along with uranium enrichment. Centrifuges that can be used for enriching uranium should be dismantled, and no new ones imported or built. It should also be kept in mind that Iran's elected government does not always speak for all of the country's power centers. Its religious leadership must also see to it that the latest pledges are fully honored in letter and spirit. It is troubling that a cleric involved in the negotiations yesterday emphasized that the suspension of uranium enrichment might not be permanent and that none of Iran's latest promises were final until ratified by Parliament.

Russia also needs to put constructive pressure on Tehran by delaying the completion of the nuclear power reactor that Moscow is building for Iran at Bushehr. The reactor should not become operational until Tehran agrees that all enrichment of its uranium fuel will be done outside Iranian territory in plants under full international safeguards. Iran must also agree that the plutonium produced by the reactor's operation will be sent abroad. Such agreements protecting the enriched uranium and plutonium associated with nuclear power generation from diversion to weapons should be an essential condition of all future reactor sales to non-nuclear weapons states, not just to Iran.

The problem posed by Iran is particularly urgent because it is now widely assumed that Iranian scientists have already learned how to convert natural uranium into bomb fuel. That leaves only one sure way for Iran to persuade others to trust its repeated promises not to build nuclear weapons. It must not only suspend uranium enrichment, but also dismantle, with international verification, all of its enrichment plants.
4 posted on 10/22/2003 12:13:29 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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White House Welcomes Deal on Iran's Nuclear Program

VOA News
22 Oct 2003, 04:31 UTC

The United States is welcoming Iran's decision to allow unannounced inspections by international nuclear regulators and suspend its uranium enrichment program.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan called the decision a "positive step," adding that it is important now for the Islamic Republic's leaders to follow through on its commitments. He said the Bush administration has been in close contact with European officials who brokered the agreement with Iran. The agreement was announced in Tehran Tuesday, after meetings between Iranian officials and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany. It came 10 days before an October 31st deadline set by the International Atomic Energy Agency for Iran to prove it is not trying to build nuclear weapons under cover of a civilian nuclear energy program.

The IAEA says Iran must still provide a complete declaration of all its past nuclear activities, as well as official notice it will sign an "additional protocol" to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty allowing for the unannounced inspections.

An Iranian official said the suspension of its uranium enrichment program is a temporary measure to build trust. Enriched uranium can be used to build nuclear weapons.

In other developments, an Iranian official says he expects his government soon to sign an agreement that will allow Russia to begin delivering nuclear fuel for a power plant in Iran. Under the agreement, Russia will provide fuel for the Bushehr plant that it is helping build. The deal calls for Iran to return the spent fuel to Russia for reprocessing.
5 posted on 10/22/2003 12:15:27 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia in secret nuke pact

THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 10.22.2003 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
Posted on 10/21/2003 11:32 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have concluded a secret agreement on "nuclear cooperation" that will provide the Saudis with nuclear-weapons technology in exchange for cheap oil, according to a ranking Pakistani insider.

The disclosure came at the end of a 26-hour state visit to Islamabad last weekend by Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, who flew across the Arabian Sea with an entourage of 200, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal and several Cabinet ministers....
6 posted on 10/22/2003 12:19:39 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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Bush welcomes Iran's nuclear pledges

Wed 22 October,2003

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush says Iran's latest steps to reassure the world over its nuclear programme are "a very positive development".

Iran agreed on Tuesday to accept snap inspections of its nuclear sites and to freeze uranium enrichment in what three visiting European ministers hailed as a promising start to removing doubts about Tehran's atomic aims.

Asked at a news conference in Indonesia if he was confident Iran was foreswearing nuclear weapons, Bush thanked the British, French and German foreign ministers "for taking a very strong universal message to the Iranians that they should disarm".

"It looks like they're accepting the demands of the free world and now it's up to them to prove that they've accepted the demands. It's a very positive development," Bush said.
7 posted on 10/22/2003 2:20:13 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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