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Iranian Alert -- March 14, 2004 [In Iran]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD --Americans for Regime Change in Iran
The Iranian Student Movement Up To The Minute Reports ^ | 3.14.2004 | DoctorZin

Posted on 03/13/2004 11:30:04 AM PST 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.

DoctorZin


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iaea; iran; iranianalert; iranquake; protests; southasia; studentmovement; studentprotest
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Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

1 posted on 03/13/2004 11:30:05 AM PST by DoctorZIn
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Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

2 posted on 03/13/2004 11:31:48 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Deadly clashes rock northern Iran

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 13, 2004

Deadly clashes rocked, today, the northern city of Fereydoon-Kenar located by the Caspian sea in the Mazandaran province. Several protesters have been killed and tens of other wounded and arrested.

Several official buildings, including the Security divison, have been damaged as the crowd retaliated to the regime forces extreme brutality and use of lethal force.

The situation is very tense and the regime forces have blocked all accesses to the city in order to avoid the spread of riots to the neighboring cities, such as, Babolsar and especially Amol where sporadic clashes have happened in the last days.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_5331.shtml
3 posted on 03/13/2004 11:32:33 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Thousands of Satellite Dishes Confiscated in Tehran

March 13, 2004
AFP
afp.com

TEHRAN -- Some 40,000 satellite dishes were recently confiscated by Islamist militia in four factories secretely manufacturing satellite equipment in eastern Tehran, Jam-e Jam newspaper reported Saturday.

Following tipoffs and after obtaining search warrants, agents of the hardline Basij militia discovered and confiscated 40,000 the equipment, the conservative newspaper said.

The factory owners were arrested and their cases turned over to the public prosecutor's office, the paper added without giving further details.

During the past month, militiamen have also dismantled two prostitution bands and arrested some runaway girls and women, the newspaper said.

Possessing satellite equipment without special permission is forbidden in Iran. The country's hardliners denounce foreign satellite broadcasts, which it argues trample on Islamic values and are increasingly used by exiled opposition groups, especially based in Los Angeles, to stir anti-government unrest.

But official estimates show that about three million households have access to satellite television, while security forces have in recent years only managed to seize 70,000 sets.

http://hosting.afp.com/clients/aircosmos/francais/aviation/040313133521.9iq19cpy.html
4 posted on 03/13/2004 11:33:19 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Showdown Looms as Iran Bars Nuclear Inspections

March 13, 2004
The Guardian
Ian Traynor

International concern about Iran's suspect nuclear projects deepened last night when Tehran barred the International Atomic Energy Agency's nuclear inspectors.

It told the IAEA that its inspectors could not return to resume their search for evidence for at least six weeks.

Tehran's allies at the IAEA board meeting in Vienna yesterday blocked a tough resolution on Iran supported by the US and Europe.

The sudden intensification of the crisis appeared to pave the way for a showdown by the next IAEA board meeting in June.

"Iran has raised the ante," said a diplomat following the meeting. "There's some consternation."

The Americans and the Europeans, despite deep differences over how to respond to the Iranians, agreed a compromise formula on Wednesday which demands "immediate", "proactive" and "urgent" cooperation from Tehran on the nuclear inspections.

Iran's decision to cancel the inspections for a month flies in the face of such demands. The US-European compromise wording, however, has run up against stiff resistance from the Russians and the 13 of the 35 board members from the Non-Aligned Movement.

Meetings were continuing behind closed doors late last night and the board is to resume this morning, a highly unusual scenario.

Mohammed ElBaradei, the IAEA chief, is to travel to Washington tomorrow to discuss with President George Bush how to tackle the Iranian issue and the black market in nuclear technology recently revealed to be centred in Pakistan.

It remained unclear how the developing drama in Vienna would affect Dr ElBaradei's trip to Washington. Diplomats said the Iranian postponement of the UN inspections was an attempt to "put pressure" on the IAEA and an example of Iranian "posturing".

Europe and the US have been seeking to get the Iranians to dismantle their uranium enrichment programmes since Iran was found last year to have been operating a secret enrichment project for 18 years, the key to obtaining nuclear bomb-grade material.

The US-European compromise agreed on Wednesday put off until June a decision on how to respond to Iran's breaches of its international nuclear commitments.

The resolution "deplores" Iranian failures to report fully its nuclear activities to the IAEA and singles out the Iranian military for the first time as being heavily involved in Iran's nuclear programmes.

The Iranians reacted furiously earlier this week to a tougher-than-expected response to the long-running nuclear row.

Diplomats characterised the furious response as predictable brinkmanship. But the decision to delay UN inspections was seen as much more serious.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1168650,00.html


5 posted on 03/13/2004 11:34:07 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Iran: Unemployment Becoming A 'National Threat'

March 12, 2004
Radio Free Europe
Golnaz Esfandiari

According to official estimates, some 3.5 million working-age Iranians are currently unemployed. The jobless rate is particularly high among the women and youth of the Islamic Republic. Authorities are calling unemployment a national threat and one of the country's most pressing priorities.

Prague -- Ali, a 24-year-old Iranian, has spent the past four years looking for work. He has a high-school degree and is qualified to work as a make-up artist, but has never been able to find work suited to his interests.

A month ago, he finally relented and accepted a job as a taxi driver. It was, he says, his last choice.

"In fact I [had] to look for a job to make a living even if it is in no way connected to my interests and expertise. The main thing which is clear to everyone in Iran is that is that there are no jobs. There are very few job opportunities and when there is one, there are so many applicants that you can get that job only if you're lucky enough or you have good contacts. For every job opportunity, there are hundreds of applicants," he says.

"I don't think things will get better. I mean, considering how things are moving here, I would say this is it."Iran's official unemployment rate is about 13 percent. But economists estimate the real figure is more than 20 percent.

According to official estimates, unemployment is especially rife among Iran's youth and women, where jobless rates can soar as high as 30 percent.

The rise in unemployment comes as more and more young women are pursuing university degrees, despite the lack of jobs. The Planning and Policy Affairs Ministry says the female unemployment rate is twice that of men.

Economists say Iran will have to create more than a million new jobs every year in order to accommodate its young population. But only about 300,000 new jobs are created each year, leaving the country's youth frustrated and disillusioned.

Observers say the rising unemployment rate is behind many of Iran's emerging social ills, such as drug addiction. There are currently more than 2 million drug addicts in the country. Young people like Ali say unemployment is also causing deep rifts in family relationships.

"I've noticed that no matter how open-minded and intellectual [the parents] are, and no matter how much understanding they have for their children, they come to the point where they have only one question for their children and that is 'Why don't you work?'" Ali said.

Ali Rashidi is a leading economist based in Tehran. He says the roots of Iran's unemployment crisis date back to the early 1980s and the country's policies following the start of the Iran-Iraq War.

"[Iran] wanted to have an army of 20 million. And as a result, they encouraged pregnancy and the rate of population increased from something like 1.7 to 4, 4.5. As a result, the population of Iran has doubled during the last 25 years. So this increasing population is far from what the economy can absorb, and at the same time the policies that have been followed since the end of the war have nothing to propose in terms of absorbing this extra population," Rashidi said.

Furthermore, he says, Iran's investments in industry and agriculture have not been planned to produce the greatest number of jobs possible.

"In other words, the industrial policy has been concentrated in industries absorbing a lot of capital with little labor. For example, you spend a lot of money for steel production or the metallurgy industry and the rate of employment does not go as far as the capital is concerned. So the policy in industry, agriculture has not been conducive to absorb this extra population," Rashidi said.

Rashidi says that most new jobs are being created in the private sector or on the grey market, and therefore do not contribute to reducing overall unemployment rates or raising production rates.

Most of Iran's jobless population is classified as unskilled labor with a high school education or lower. But unemployment is also growing among university graduates, pushing many of them to seek opportunities abroad. According to the International Monetary Fund, Iran has the world's highest rate of brain drain.

Iranian officials have also expressed concern about the growing rate of joblessness among physicians. Nearly 10,000 doctors in Iran are currently unemployed.

Unemployment is also a major problem for educated young Iranians who cannot find suitable jobs in line with their level of education.

Economists say in order to tackle the growing unemployment rate, Iran should push through economic reforms that will increase production and investment.

"We have to revitalize the economy by changing the planning system, the decision makers, and also the sectors of the economy which could produce more productive jobs rather than relying on the service sector or illegal, black market, and things of that sort," Rashidi said.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Ali says there is little hope among Iran's youth that things are likely to improve anytime soon.

"We all know that we live our life day by day, always hoping that things will get better on their own. I don't think things will get better. I mean, considering how things are moving here, I would say this is it. Many things will never change but humans always keep hoping," Ali said.

The International Labor Organization in a recent report urged countries to tackle youth unemployment in order to avoid what it called "the creation of a huge cadre of frustrated, uneducated or unemployable young people that could have a devastating impact on long-term development prospects."

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/3/A9C57806-F880-499F-B309-3D13EB5FEF1C.html
6 posted on 03/13/2004 11:34:44 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Deadly clashes rock northern Iran

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 13, 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097061/posts?page=3#3
7 posted on 03/13/2004 11:36:04 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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8 posted on 03/13/2004 11:36:19 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: DoctorZIn
It's coming, and what a glorious day it will be.
Iran free!
9 posted on 03/13/2004 11:59:23 AM PST by Hans
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Iran Plans Nuclear Bomb in 2005

March 13, 2004
Middle East Newsline
MENL

LONDON -- An Iranian exile group asserts that Teheran has set a deadline for 2005 to achieve nuclear weapons capability.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran said the regime of Ali Khamenei decided to resume uranium enrichment at undisclosed facilities as part of an accelerated effort to achieve nuclear weapons capability. The council said the decision was taken at a recent session of the Iranian leadership after meetings by Iranian National Security Adviser Hassan Rowhani with the International Atomic Energy in October 2003.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, a leading council member, said the meeting of the Iranian leadership took place in early 2004 after the exposure of the Pakistan network of Abdul Qadeer Khan. The network was said to have provided technology, blueprints and components for the nuclear programs of Iran, Libya and North Korea.

Quoting sources inside Iran, Jafarzadeh asserted that the Teheran regime prepared a series of secret facilities that have continued with uranium enrichment. These facilities were prepared after the IAEA sought to inspect such facilities as Arak, which contains a heavy-water plant, and Natanz, where hundreds of centrifuges were housed. Both facilities were disclosed by the council in 2002.

http://www.menewsline.com/stories/2004/march/03_14_2.html
10 posted on 03/13/2004 12:31:39 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Iran Plans Nuclear Bomb in 2005

March 13, 2004
Middle East Newsline
MENL

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097061/posts?page=10#10
11 posted on 03/13/2004 12:32:14 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Shades of Tiananmen.

But now, liberators are next door.

And the whole world is watching.

12 posted on 03/13/2004 3:18:42 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Iran's leadership seems dispirited--let's infuse them with a dose of B-2 Spirit.

13 posted on 03/13/2004 3:24:12 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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Israel knows how to handle rogue states that build Nuke plants.
14 posted on 03/13/2004 3:56:31 PM PST by SAMWolf (John Kerry is not indecisive and wishy-washy. He consistantly gives aid and comfort to our enemies.)
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U.S. Announces Tighter Iraq-Iran Border Controls

March 13, 2004
Reuters
The New York Times

BAGHDAD -- The U.S.-led authority in Iraq said on Saturday it would introduce a new border policy to try to keep out foreign insurgents, including closing all but three of the 19 official crossing points from Iran.

The number of border officials will be doubled and all visitors to Iraq will be given a temporary permit and have their details registered on a computer system, it said.

U.S. officials say there is an increasing threat from foreign fighters in Iraq, who they believe are behind some of the major bombings of recent months.

When attacks on Shi'ites taking part in Ashura mourning ceremonies earlier this month killed more than 180 people, Iraqi religious leaders criticized Washington for not doing enough to police borders and protect the country it is occupying.

On Saturday the U.S. administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, issued a statement saying measures to increase border security would be accelerated.

``Foreign terrorists are present in Iraq,'' Bremer said. ``The numbers are not known with precision, but recent attacks and their continuing presence underscores the importance of improving security at Iraq's borders.

``That is why we are accelerating border security efforts... We will monitor, limit and control the number of people crossing into Iraq from other nations.''

U.S. military officials, however, say that while foreign fighters may be involved in some of the larger attacks in Iraq, the majority of insurgents are Iraqi.

Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt said that only about 150 of roughly 10,000 people now being held by the coalition as potential security threats held foreign passports.

There are 27 ports of entry along Iraq's 2,270 miles of borders, 19 of those along the vast 900-mile frontier with Iran, according to Dan Senor, Bremer's spokesman. Within a week, only three Iraq-Iran crossings will remain open, he said.

BORDERS REMAIN POROUS

The sheer length of Iraq's borders and the desert and mountain terrain they cross mean that however few official crossing points there are, the frontier will always remain porous to those determined to cross without scrutiny.

Senor said neighboring countries must do more to stop the flow of ``undesirables'' across the borders and said an Iraqi delegation had gone to Tehran to discuss the problem. After Iran, the next priority would be the border with Syria.

``Our experience thus far is that border controls have been tight along some of the other borders -- Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey,'' Senor told a news conference in Baghdad.

``We have recognized a lot of problems along the Iranian border, and problems along the Syria borders. But (the new policy) will apply to all of Iraq's borders.''

The number of border personnel will be doubled within a year from about 8,000 now. All visitors arriving in Iraq by land will need to present a passport, fill in an entry form, be issued a temporary entry permit, and be entered into a computer system. Visa fees and requirements are still being finalized.

Special arrangements will be made for larger movements of people wanting to come to Iraq for religious ceremonies.

Thousands of Iranian pilgrims crossed into Iraq for the Ashura ceremony, many without official papers. But officials said the new policy and the initial focus on Iran did not suggest Iranians were thought to be behind the Ashura bombings.

``There is no intelligence I am aware of that links the bombings in Kerbala and Baghdad to any Iranian that we currently have in custody,'' Kimmitt said.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/international/international-iraq-borders.html
15 posted on 03/13/2004 4:00:32 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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ElBaradei Believes Iran Will End Inspection Freeze

March 13, 2004
Reuters
Reuters.com

VIENNA -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on Saturday he believed Iran would reverse its decision to halt U.N. inspections of its atomic sites, which Tehran said was a protest against a harsh IAEA resolution.

"I am pretty confident that Iran will understand that we need to go within (our) time schedule and that the decision to delay the inspections will be reviewed and reversed in the next few days," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=4561194&section=news
16 posted on 03/13/2004 4:01:12 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: SAMWolf
Baddabing

Baddaboom
17 posted on 03/13/2004 5:56:16 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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That's a view I wouldn't mind seeing.
18 posted on 03/13/2004 6:00:26 PM PST by SAMWolf (John Kerry is not indecisive and wishy-washy. He consistantly gives aid and comfort to our enemies.)
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The Text of the IAEA Resolution on Iran

March 13, 2004
The Associated Press
620KTAR

The text of the Iran resolution agreed on Saturday by the 35-nation board of governors' meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency:
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Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran Resolution adopted by the Board on 13 March 2004 The Board of Governors,

(a) Recalling the resolutions adopted by the Board on 26 November 2003, and on 12 September 2003 and the statement by the Board of 19 June 2003,

(b) Noting with appreciation the Director General's report of 24 February 2004, on the implementation of safeguards in Iran,

(c) Commending the Director General and the Secretariat for their continuing efforts to implement the Safeguards Agreement with Iran and to resolve all outstanding issues in Iran,

(d) Noting with satisfaction that Iran signed the Additional Protocol on 18 December 2003 and that, in its communication to the Director General of 10 November 2003, Iran committed itself to acting in accordance with the provisions of the Protocol with effect from that date; but also noting that the Protocol has not yet been ratified as called for in the Board's resolutions of 26 November 2003 and 12 September 2003,

(e) Noting the decision by Iran of 24 February 2004 to extend the scope of its suspension of enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, and its confirmation that the suspension applied to all facilities in Iran,

(f) Noting with serious concern that the declarations made by Iran in October 2003 did not amount to the complete and final picture of Iran's past and present nuclear program considered essential by the Boards November 2003 resolution, in that the Agency has since uncovered a number of omissions _ e.g., a more advanced centrifuge design than previously declared, including associated research, manufacturing and testing activities; two mass spectrometers used in the laser enrichment program; and designs for the construction of hot cells at the Arak heavy water research reactor _ which require further investigation, not least as they may point to nuclear activities not so far acknowledged by Iran,

(g) Noting with equal concern that Iran has not resolved all questions regarding the development of its enrichment technology to its current extent, and that a number of other questions remain unresolved, including the sources of all HEU contamination in Iran; the location, extent, and nature of work undertaken on the basis of the advanced centrifuge design; the nature, extent and purpose of activities involving the planned heavy-water reactor; and evidence to support claims regarding the purpose of polonium-210 experiments, and

(h) Noting with concern, also in light of the Director Generals report of 20 February 2004, that, although the timelines are different, Iran's and Libya's conversion and centrifuge programs share several common elements, including technology largely obtained from the same foreign sources,

1. Recognizes that the Director General reports Iran to have been actively cooperating with the Agency in providing access to locations requested by the Agency, but, as Iran's cooperation so far has fallen short of what is required, calls on Iran to continue and intensify its cooperation, in particular through the prompt and proactive provision of detailed and accurate information on every aspect of Iran's past and present nuclear activities;

2. Welcomes Iran's signature of the Additional Protocol; urges its prompt ratification; underlines the Board's understanding that, in its communication to the Director General of 10 November 2003, Iran voluntarily committed itself to acting in accordance with the provisions of the Protocol with effect from that date; and stresses the importance of Iran complying with the deadline for declarations envisaged in Article 3 of the Protocol;

3. Recalls that in its resolutions of 26 November 2003 and 12 September 2003 the Board called on Iran to suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, notes that Iran's voluntary decisions of 29 December 2003 and 24 February 2004 constitute useful steps in this respect, calls on Iran to extend the application of this commitment to all such activities throughout Iran, and requests the Director General to verify the full implementation of these steps;

4. Deplores that Iran, as detailed in the report by the Director General, omitted any reference, in its letter of 21 October 2003 which was to have provided the "full scope of Iranian nuclear activities" and a "complete centrifuge R&D chronology", to its possession of P-2 centrifuge design drawings and to associated research, manufacturing, and mechanical testing activities _ which the Director General describes as "a matter of serious concern, particularly in view of the importance and sensitivity of those activities";

5. Echoes the concern expressed by the Director General over the issue of the purpose of Iran's activities related to experiments on the production and intended use of polonium-210, in the absence of information to support Iran's statements in this regard;

6. Calls on Iran to be pro-active in taking all necessary steps on an urgent basis to resolve all outstanding issues, including the issue of LEU and HEU contamination at the Kalaye Electric Company workshop and Natanz; the issue of the nature and scope of Iran's laser isotope enrichment research; and the issue of the experiments on the production of polonium-210;

7. Notes with appreciation that the Agency is investigating the supply routes and sources of technology and related equipment, and nuclear and non-nuclear materials, found in Iran, and reiterates that the urgent, full and close cooperation with the Agency of all third countries is essential in the clarification of outstanding questions concerning Iran's nuclear program, including the acquisition of nuclear technology from foreign sources; and also appreciates any cooperation in this regard as may already have been extended to the Agency;

8. Requests the Director General to report on these issues before the end of May, as well as on the implementation of this and prior resolutions on Iran, for consideration by the June Board of Governors _ or to report earlier if appropriate;

9. Decides to defer until its June meeting, and after receipt of the report of the Director General referred to above, consideration of progress in verifying Iran's declarations, and of how to respond to the above-mentioned omissions; and

10. Decides to remain seized of the matter.
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http://www.620ktar.com/news/article.aspx?id=331977
19 posted on 03/13/2004 8:25:56 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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The Text of the IAEA Resolution on Iran

March 13, 2004
The Associated Press
620KTAR

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097061/posts?page=19#19
20 posted on 03/13/2004 8:26:57 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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(BREAKING NEWS)Ongoing Rebellion in Fereydunkenar! (IRAN)

Satelite Stations/SMCCDI & Peykeiran ^ | March 13, 2004 | Peykeiran/SMCCDI/and Satelite Stations
Posted on 03/13/2004 3:10:40 PM PST by faludeh_shirazi

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1097144/posts
21 posted on 03/13/2004 8:31:02 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Photos of the rebellion!


23 posted on 03/13/2004 8:38:22 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Activist Chat.com has a post stating:

"It has been confirmed that the house belonging to the Mullah in charge of the city's Friday Prayers has been BURNED TO THE GROUND.

Two members of the security forces have been killed.

I've read on another report that the hospitals are not, or are no longer accepting the injured."

http://www.activistchat.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1631
24 posted on 03/13/2004 9:34:15 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks, Doc. Keep us posted.
25 posted on 03/13/2004 9:38:13 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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Bush Draws Line in Sand with Iran

NewsMax Wires
Saturday, March 13, 2004

It may turn out to be the next foreign policy crisis, on par with the Cuban Missile Crisis and America’s recent showdown with Iraq.
And remember, you heard it here first.

NewsMax has learned from a senior State Department official that President Bush has, Alamo-style, drawn a line in the sand over Iran's nuclear weapons programs.

Bush's warning: Either Iran dismantles its nuclear weapons program or else.

Here is how the “crisis” has been unfolding.

On Saturday, Iran halted all international inspections of its nuclear facilities.

This came, as the AP reported, “hours after the U.N. atomic agency issued a resolution censuring Tehran for hiding suspect activities.”

The agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), recently discovered that Iran had been enriching its uranium to a degree that made it crystal clear they were planning to build nuclear weapons.

Faced with this evidence, Iran reneged on an agreement that it signed last year giving IAEA inspectors free access to its nuclear sites. The U.S., led by State Department Under Secretary John Bolton, has pressed for a censure by the IAEA of Iran for failing to comply with its promises.

The U.S. effort was opposed by many in the administration and the State Department. However, President Bush himself made clear his policy: Iran must comply or else.

As expected, the Iranians reacted angrily to the U.S.-sponsored IAEA resolution, with Pirooz Hosseini, Iran's permanent IAEA representative, claiming that "Iran's [nuclear] program is exclusively peaceful."

U.S. chief delegate Kenneth Brill accused Iran of "continuing to pursue a policy of denial, deception and delay."

The AP noted that an IAEA report last month accused Iran of hiding evidence of nuclear experiments and noted the discovery of traces of radioactive polonium, which can be used in nuclear weapons.

The report also expressed concern about the discovery of a previously undisclosed advanced P-2 centrifuge system for enriching uranium.

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/3/13/233654.shtml
26 posted on 03/13/2004 9:54:43 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Iran fury over 'US resolution'

Vol XXVI NO. 360 Sunday 14 March 2004

VIENNA: In a clear reference to the US, Iran blasted the UN nuclear watchdog yesterday for letting "a single country" impose a resolution against Tehran's nuclear programme.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ended a week-long deadlock yesterday by adopting a US-backed resolution condemning Iran for hiding nuclear activities.

"A resolution is being imposed, and I think I am using the expression with true definition of the word, on the board by a single country," senior foreign ministry official Amir Zamaninia told an IAEA meeting in Vienna, according to a copy of his speech.

Iran imposed yesterday an indefinite freeze on international inspections of its nuclear facilities in protest against a critical resolution passed by the IAEA.

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Hasan Rowhani, described the IAEA resolution as "unfair and deceitful." Hours earlier, a meeting of the UN agency in Vienna had censured Iran for hiding suspect activities, but praised it for increased nuclear openness.

A senior Western diplomat said the compromise text worked out after non-aligned states sought to soften the resolution was "still an important signal for the Iranians to continue and intensify cooperation" with the IAEA. But Zamaninia said the resolution was "a serious setback" as it portrayed" a rather benign progressive situation as a condition of high alert." He said IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei has already reported "the positive trend of active co-operation by Iran and also a process of resolving issues that is gaining pace exponentially".

The resolution that was adopted came a day after Iran had put off a UN inspection mission until the end of April in what one diplomat close to the IAEA described as "potentially a large problem in the verification process."

But Iranian ambassador to the IAEA Pirooz Hosseini said yesterday that IAEA inspectors could in fact visit Iran earlier than the end of next month.

Hosseini said his country had put back the inspection mission, scheduled to start this week, "due to the approach of the Iranian New Year" but that if people were back in their offices soon after the holiday, which starts next week, then IAEA inspectors could come.

The IAEA, which verifies the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has since February 2003 been working to determine whether Iran's nuclear programme is peaceful, or devoted to secretly developing atomic weapons, as the United States has charged.

"Today IAEA inspectors were expected to arrive in Iran," Rowhani said. "We will not allow them to come until Iran sets a new date for their visit. This is a protest by Iran in reaction to the resolution."

Asked whether the freeze was indefinite, Rowhani said "yes."

ElBaradei said he was confident Iran would reverse a decision to temporarily suspend inspections of its suspect nuclear facilities.

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=76607&Sn=WORL
27 posted on 03/13/2004 9:58:17 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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IAEA RESOLUTION IS "AN UGLY OGRE WITH SHARP TEETH AND BIG HORNS"

VIENNA-TEHRAN, 13 Mar. (IPS)

Iran expressed satisfaction on Saturday of what it termed "a defeat" for the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency, saying that Washington had not been able to impose a resolution of its liking to the Agency’s Board of Directors.

"Fortunately, all American’s efforts to have the Islamic Republic accused of breach of its engagements did not materlialised and as a result, what had been approved today at noon local time is very different from what the Americans wanted", the semi-official Iranian students news agency ISNA quoted Hojjatoleslam Hasam Rohani, Iran’s senior negotiator with the IAEA as having told correspondents.

The 35-members Board of Directors passed a Resolution backed by Washington on Saturday condemning the Islamic Republic for hiding sensitive nuclear information and installations and indirectly menaced Tehran of strong economic sanctions by the United Nations if it did not cooperate in the future.

"The resolution is like an ugly ogre with sharp teeth and big horns. Although the horns are broken and the teeth extracted, but remain the picture of the ugly ogre", Mr. Rohani, who is the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council for National Security described the resolution that give Iran until next June to make available to the IAEA inspectors all its nuclear-related projects.

He said though the Resolution does not impose new engagements on Iran, "however, we think that its tone is not reasonable, as it has not paid enough attention to the views of China, Russia and the group of non aligned nations".

"The United States is under illusion that except Natanz, Iran has also other secret centres (for enriching uranium) and nuclear activities. This illusion can be seen in sections of the resolution that urges Iran to generalise to all of Iran’s territory the suspension of uranium enriching. The same is with (advanced centrifuges) P-2 that are still a state of research and have not materialised", he explained.

The P-2 is at the center of bitter controversy between Tehran and the IAEA, as inspectors have discovered them after the October Agreement, in which Mr. Rohani had pledged to report to the IAEA all its nuclear-related activities, equipments and installations.

The Resolution also praises Iran's increased openness to inspections but "deplores" recent discoveries of uranium enrichment equipment and other suspicious activities Tehran had not revealed.

The resolution notes "with serious concern" that the board still does not have "the complete and final picture of Iran's past and present nuclear program," needed by the IAEA to dispel suspicions Iran had a weapons agenda.

As the Resolution was passed, Iran announced that it would delay the next visit of international inspectors, due next week. Though officials explained that the postponement was due to start of Iranian New Year’s holidays that starts on 21 of March, but diplomats at Vienna and in Tehran told IPS that the decision was a signal to the IAEA, meaning Iranian dissatisfaction with the Resolution.

Asked when inspectors might visit again, Rohani replied: "It could be less than six weeks. It could be more than six weeks. We have not set a date."

But Mr. Mohamed ElBarade’i, the Egyptian Director of the international nuclear watchdog expressed confidence that his experts would soon be allowed into Iran.

"I'm pretty confident that Iran will understand that we need to go within the time scheduled, and the decision to delay the inspection will be reviewed and reversed within the next couple of days," he told reporters.

While Mr. Rohani praised the attitude of China, Russia and the group of NAM (Non Aligned Movement) at the Board, he waved the stick and offered the carrot to the European Union, particularly Britain, France and Germany, the three nations that had worked out with him last October Iran’s signing of the Additional Protocol to the Non Proliferation Treaty and suspension of uranium enriching activities.

"Europe had a constructive attitude and this even as it was not on the same level as it used to have with us during negotiations. We can regret that, but let’s hope that talks would continue and even expanded", he said, referring to Berlin, London and Paris.

Nonaligned members of the IAEA had tried to tone down the language of the resolution, while Western powers — foremost the United States — wanted to send Iran a harsh warning.

Striking a balance, the 13-nation nonaligned group dropped most of its objections but pushed through wording that effectively defers the threat of Security Council action against Iran until the board meets again in June.

The US ambassador at the IAEA had time and again criticised the European Union’s "Big 3" with Tehran, insisting that the Agreement was an attempt by Iran to gain time and hide covert activities before allowing agency inspectors access to new sites and accused Iran of "continuing to pursue a policy of denial, deception and delay."

"Is it possible that, even as we meet, squads of Iranian technicians are working at still undeclared (nuclear) sites to tile over, paint over, bury, burn or cart away incriminating evidence, so that those sanitized locations can finally be identified to the agency as new evidence of Iran's full cooperation and transparency?" he told the Board of Governors earlier.

ENDS IAEA IAN NUCLEAR 13304

http://www.iran-press-service.com/articles_2004/Mar_04/iaea_iran_nuclear_13304.htm

28 posted on 03/13/2004 10:06:32 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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ElBaradei said he was confident Iran would reverse a decision to temporarily suspend inspections of its suspect nuclear facilities.

And if Iran doesn't comply? Then what punishment will be used against the mullahs?

29 posted on 03/13/2004 10:42:14 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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Iran Says Unclear When Nuclear Checks to Resume

Sun Mar 14, 2004
Reuters
By Parinoosh Arami

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it was not sure when it would allow U.N. atomic inspectors back into the country and said the decision to bar them reflected Tehran's anger at an "insulting" resolution on its nuclear activities.

"This was a response to the insulting tone of the resolution. We don't allow them to talk to us in such a way," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told a news conference. "When and how a new date is set, I do not know."

U.S. officials condemned the inspections freeze and said it could be aimed at buying time to cover up undeclared nuclear activities. But International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei said he was confident Iran would reverse its decision to block IAEA inspectors from visiting the country.

It was not clear whether the dispute would push the European Union -- which has tried to encourage Iranian cooperation with the IAEA through careful negotiations -- closer to Washington's tougher stance on Tehran's nuclear program.

In the resolution, the IAEA board said it "deplores" Iran's omissions of key atomic technology from an October declaration, including undeclared research on advanced "P2" centrifuges that can make bomb-grade uranium.

It said the board of governors would decide in June how to respond to the omissions -- a clause that several diplomats said keeps the door open for a possible report to the U.N. Security Council and economic sanctions.

ANGER AND CONCERN

Iran's hard-line Jomhuri-ye Eslami newspaper on Sunday said despite Tehran's past efforts to show it has no nuclear arms ambitions it still faced "mounting pressure from Satanic powers."

"So there is no option but to opt out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and suspend all cooperation with the IAEA," it said.

But reformist newspapers expressed concern at the move to bar IAEA inspectors and reformist lawmaker Elaheh Kulai called for Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rohani to explain Iran's nuclear policy to the assembly.

"We have seen what happened in Iraq so one should not underestimate the international propaganda against Iran," she said in a parliament session on Sunday.

Iran feels the IAEA resolution adopted on Saturday focused too heavily on omissions and failures in Iran's communications with the IAEA and failed to highlight its signature of a protocol in December allowing snap inspections of nuclear facilities and its decision to temporarily suspend uranium enrichment.
"The reality should be reflected (in the resolution). If not, the manner of our cooperation may change. Stopping the inspectors from visiting Iran should be evaluated in that framework," Asefi said.

A senior U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the postponed inspections were supposed to take place at the Natanz enrichment site, which Iran had hid from the IAEA until an exile opposition group reported it in August 2002.

"The real issue here is are the Iranians serious about giving up nuclear weapons or are they playing games?" he said.

He added that there may even be undeclared sites inside the massive Natanz complex that the IAEA does not know about yet.

But Asefi insisted Iran was hiding nothing from inspectors and did not fear being referred to the U.N. Security Council.

"We're not worried that our case will be sent to the Security Council because, in the first place, we have had good and clear cooperation with the agency and, secondly, we have told them about everything and not hidden anything," he said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=BZWAZE5Y5A0Y2CRBAEOCFEY?type=topNews&storyID=4562365&pageNumber=1
30 posted on 03/14/2004 4:17:53 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: DoctorZIn
I've been wondering what was happening there. What do they mean the hospitals are no longer accepting people? Does that mean they have too many and can't take more?
31 posted on 03/14/2004 8:15:24 AM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing!)
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Deadly calshes rock N. Iran for the 2nd consecutive day

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 14, 2004

Deadly clashes rocked, on Sunday and for the 2nd consecutive day, the northern city of Fereydoon-Kenar located by the Caspian sea in the Mazandaran province. Several more protesters have been killed, raising the death toll to more than 8, and hundreds of other wounded and arrested.

The regime's heliported special forces sent from Esfahan and Tehran have opened fire and for the first time used of shot guns in order to break the popular demos leaded by the city's maverick women who came into the streets in support of their fathers, brothers and husbands. Several of them were seen laying on the ground and beaten up after the regime forces opened the charge.

Noise of sporadic shooting were heard all night along and several members of the Pasdaran elite force and the Bassij have been shot to death or captured in ambushes made by the residents. Several security patrol cars have been destroyed by Molotov cocktails thrown from roofs.

More official buildings, including the the home of the supreme leader's representative, have been set ablaze as young masked protesters retaliated to the regime forces extreme brutality and use of lethal force. Banks, Security HQ and several official buildings have been heavily damaged.

The situation is very tense and the regime forces have blocked all accesses to the city in order to avoid the spread of riots to the neighboring cities, such as, Babolsar, Babol and especially Amol where sporadic clashes have happened in the last days.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_5337.shtml
32 posted on 03/14/2004 9:11:10 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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I haven't heard from our friends inside of Iran for the past 24 hours....
33 posted on 03/14/2004 9:17:53 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
punishment? LOL

34 posted on 03/14/2004 9:27:19 AM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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To: DoctorZIn
ElBaradei is in Washington today, I believe.
35 posted on 03/14/2004 9:32:41 AM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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Deadly calshes rock N. Iran for the 2nd consecutive day

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 14, 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097061/posts?page=32#32
36 posted on 03/14/2004 9:52:03 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Thanks for the ping and the link.

America's left wing mediots continue to ignore this incredible event.

Their worse fear is that the brave people of Iran will bring about a regime change by themselves in Iran. Then that could spread like a positive virus to Syria, Cuba, N. Korea and other hell holes where tryants rule.
37 posted on 03/14/2004 9:59:44 AM PST by Grampa Dave (America can't afford a 9/10 John F'onda al Querry after 9/11.)
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To: DoctorZIn
This just in from a student inside of Iran...

Iranian media is silent on the unrest in Fereydoon-Kenar.
38 posted on 03/14/2004 10:10:11 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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I found this post on another thread. I thought you might find it interesting. -- DoctorZin

"My husband was born in Iran and he took me and our four sons to Iran a year and a half ago. Everyone we met were so disgusted by the regime. Even traditionally religious people (my husband has a few cousins whose wives wear the chador) are anxious for the mullahs to be run out of the government. But the mullahs and their thugs have done a great job scaring the hell out of the people.

If you recall, the revolution that brought down the Shah twenty-five years ago, started out alot like this. There would be a demonstration in some city like Tabriz or something and some people would get killed by the Shah's security forces. Then, after forty days (after the mourning period was over) there would be an even larger demonstration and more cities would get involved. More people would get killed and the whole thing just kept snow-balling. The difference now from then is that the mullahs are far more ruthless and won't hesitate to use maximum force to put the demonstrators down. The Shah just wasn't mean enough to attack his own people the way the mullahs will not hesitate to do.

The irony is that in the world's only Islamic Republic, the mullahs are in the process of destroying the people's belief in their own religion. When I was in Iran I saw many young people wearing a cross. At first I thought it was just a fashion statement, but my brother-in-law told me that many, many people were converting to Christianity as a repudiation of the regime. And this is happening in a place where it is a capital offense to convert from Islam.

I pray for these brave, brave people. I love the Persian people. They are some of the lovliest people I have ever met and they have a rebellious streak in them (behind closed doors they are rowdy, sensuous and fun-loving). Let's pray that they will no longer have to live double lives and may soon have the freedom they so badly desire and deserve."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1097144/posts?page=223#223
39 posted on 03/14/2004 10:17:07 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Armed struggle in N. Iran

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 14, 2004

Armed struggle has rocked, for the last two days, the northern city of Fereydoon-Kenar where tens of masked freedom fighters have joined the local residents by retaliating to the regime forces brutality and deadly shootings. Hospitals have been fill in with several killed and tens of injured, with several in critical conditions, among the protesters and the security forces which have witnessed a fierce popular resistance.

Along with daily and nightly demos, ambushes are made for the regime forces inside the city especially with the fall of night. The situation is worst for isolated regime forces in the regional roads where many young Mazandaranis have taken arms by remembering the smashed rebellions of the early 80's and the epic of the Sarbedaran group which took for several days over the city of Amol, located near Fereydoon-Kenar.

Several official buildings of Fereydoon-Kenar, such as, the local Pasdaran camp, the local Bassidj force, the regular Law Enforcement Forces, several mosques used by the regime for the control of the city, the home of several officials including the representative of the supreme leaders, the state's representative, banks and various other facilities representing the Islamic state have been set ablaze or damaged.

Many young freedom fighters and local residents are hoping to extend the protest actions and resistance to the regime forces till Tuesday night when millions of Iranians will come into the streets in order to transform their banned cultural heritage "Tchahar Shanbe Soori" (Fire Fiest) into a nightmare for the dogmatic Islamic clerics. Tchahar Shanbe Soori will place an unprecedented pressure on the regime forces and will show their inability to control the situation when actions are widely spread in all Iranian cities.

Some e.mailed pictures distributed by Peykeiran shows parts of the unrests which are taking place in the city.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_5340.shtml
40 posted on 03/14/2004 1:29:01 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Armed struggle in N. Iran

SMCCDI (information Service)
Mar 14, 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097061/posts?page=40#40
41 posted on 03/14/2004 1:29:51 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Fereydun-Kenar Besieged, Mass Unrest - Reports

March 14, 2004
Iran va Jahan
Iran va Jahan Network

Paris -- Unrest, which began yesterday, March 13th 2004, in fereydun-kenar, Iran, has not yet abated. There are reports of scores of dead and multiple injuries.

The unrest began when the local officials annulled the voting results of recently announced parliamentarian deputy from Fereydun-kenar, in favor of an opposing candidate favored by hard-line conservatives.

Eyewitness reports suggest that as many as 5 people have so far lost their lives and 200 are wounded. Some of the wounded are refusing hospital care in order to avoid identification by the authorities.

Demonstrators have set fire to the house of the Friday prayers Mullah, buses and ransacked some government buildings.

Entrance to Fereydun-kenar has been blocked as security forces are preparing to assault the town and suppress the peoples’ uprising.

http://iranvajahan.net/cgi-bin/news.pl?l=en&y=2004&m=03&d=14&a=2
42 posted on 03/14/2004 1:31:02 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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US Warns of Action on Iran Nuke-plans

March 14, 2004
The Associated Press
news.com.au

US Secretary of State Colin Powell put Iran on notice today that other countries would not "just sit by idly" while Tehran pursued building nuclear weapons.

Iran announced yesterday it was indefinitely barring international inspections of its nuclear program.

The move was a protest over a resolution by the UN atomic agency's governing body that censured Tehran for hiding suspicious activities.

"We're worried about Iran and we have brought a great deal of international pressure to bear," Powell said.

Iran insists its nuclear activities are for the generation of electricity, but the United States suspects Iran is undertaking a secret program to build nuclear weapons.

The resolution passed yesterday by the International Atomic Energy Agency praised Iran's increased openness to inspections, but deplored recent discoveries of uranium enrichment equipment and other suspicious activities Tehran had not revealed.

"If they continue in this manner, to deny and to put out the kind of statements as they did, they'll find that the international community will be prepared to take action (when the agency meets in June)," Powell told American TV's Fox News Sunday.

"I won't prejudge now what those actions might be, but the Iranians need to understand that the international community is not going to just sit by idly while they continue to move in the direction of a nuclear weapon."

IAEA director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, and US officials planned to discuss the weekend's developments at a meeting in Washington. ElBaradei is also expected to meet President George W. Bush.

http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,8970318%255E1702,00.html
43 posted on 03/14/2004 1:31:43 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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There are reports of scores of dead and multiple injuries.

May God help them. It's one thing to encourage them to rise up, it's another to remember the high price that will be paid in blood.

44 posted on 03/14/2004 1:50:01 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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I sent this [32] to everyone at FOX News and many more.

A deadly transposition occurs in the title: calshes s/b clashes.

45 posted on 03/14/2004 6:18:49 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: F14 Pilot
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi,
"We're not worried that our case will be sent to the Security Council because, in the first place, we have had good and clear cooperation with the agency and, secondly, we have told them about everything and not hidden anything,"

LOL!
46 posted on 03/14/2004 6:29:08 PM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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To: DoctorZIn
Powell was stern. Best I've seen him in a long time.
47 posted on 03/14/2004 6:31:17 PM PST by nuconvert (CAUTION: I'm an acquaintance of someone labelled :"an obstinate supporter of dangerous fantasies")
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To: DoctorZIn; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; F14 Pilot; nuconvert; Cincinatus' Wife; Luis Gonzalez
Many young freedom fighters and local residents are hoping to extend the protest actions and resistance to the regime forces till Tuesday night when millions of Iranians will come into the streets in order to transform their banned cultural heritage "Tchahar Shanbe Soori" (Fire Fiest) into a nightmare for the dogmatic Islamic clerics. Tchahar Shanbe Soori will place an unprecedented pressure on the regime forces and will show their inability to control the situation when actions are widely spread in all Iranian cities.

Who are we going to call in DC tomorrow to light a Tchahar Shanbe Soori fire under their office chairs?

48 posted on 03/14/2004 6:54:46 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: DoctorZIn
This thread is now closed.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

49 posted on 03/14/2004 9:04:44 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
So is the American media as Kathryn Lopez notes in this post from National Review's "The Corner":

"I'M AMAZED [KJL]

how many emails I've gotten along these lines: 'How come The Corner is the only place I'm reading about the Iranian rebellion? If mobs are firebombing the Mullah's houses, shouldn't there at least be a line or two about on the wire services? Even Reuters?'

Remember CNN in Iraq, pre-liberation? They are keeping the authoritarian landlords happy."

50 posted on 03/17/2004 2:42:10 PM PST by WarrenC
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