Mandela postpones controversial trip to Iran
SMCCDI (Information Service)
Mar 27, 2004
Nelson Mandela has postponed his controversial trip to Iran. The former S. African "Freedom Fighter" had scheduled to meet, on Sunday, with the Islamic republic's leaders and to receive a prize in the Sadabad Palace located in North Tehran.
He will be visiting Iran in order to receive his blood stained prize after the April 14th elections in his country.
The cause of this sudden change and last minute postponement has been declared as "Work Load". It follows the reaction of thousands of Iranians and world's freedom lovers who have expressed their dismay and sharp criticism via e.mail and faxes sent to Mr. Mandela's offices and to the S. African Embassies worldwide.
In addition, mass demonstrations of protest were planned inside Iran.
Mandela who changed into a statesman and an International political broker is remembered by many Iranians for his last trip to Iran coinciding with the trial of 13 innocent Iranian Jews accused of spying. The former "Freedom Fighter" slammed the foreign pressures exerted against the Islamic regime for the liberation of the innocent Jews, by stating that "no one has the right to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign country".
Mandela had requested for the foreign pressure at a time that he was himself in the apartheid regime's jails.
Iran of the mullahs is one of the principal investors and bankers in South Africa and is stocking millions of tons of petroleum in this country. http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_5496.shtml
posted on 03/27/2004 9:20:58 PM PST
(Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
"He will be visiting Iran in order to receive his blood stained prize after the April 14th elections in his country."
LOL. Great Line!
(we report, you decide - LoL)
posted on 03/28/2004 8:31:04 AM PST
("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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