Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - November 14, 2004 [EST]- IRAN LIVE THREAD - "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
Posted on 11/13/2004 9:27:14 PM PST by DoctorZIn
The US media still largely 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. As a result, most Americans 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. In fact they were one of the first countries to have spontaneous candlelight vigils after the 911 tragedy (see photo).
There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Today in Iran, most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy.
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.
I do not know if they just stopped production of uranium hexafluoride UF6 gas, (in case they should destroy their centrifuges) or as well stopped making yellowcake uranium ore.
Iran has accepted a full suspension of uranium enrichment and linked activities, diplomats said Sunday.
The diplomats said the Iranians apparently dropped demands to modify a tentative deal worked out last weekend with European negotiators and had agreed to their conditions not only to keep a freeze on enrichment in force but to also suspend related activities.
Washington has argued that Iran's enrichment activities are part of a nuclear arms program.
The diplomat said, however, that Iran had not yet fulfilled a key part of the deal - formally informing the UN nuclear watchdog agency of its decision and asking for its inspectors to help ensure it keeps its word.
"They have yet to see it in writing," he said, alluding to the International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna. "Details are important, so they have to see it."
As negotiators for France, Germany and Britain struggled with the Iranian counterparts to bridge differences over the weekend, the IAEA delayed a report on Iran's nuclear activities scheduled for limited circulation to diplomats accredited to the UN nuclear watchdog.
A diplomat familiar with the IAEA said the delay was meant to give the two sides a chance to resolve the dispute and allow agency head Mohamed ElBaradei to include an Iranian commitment to full suspension of uranium enrichment and related activities in his report.
That report was expected to be circulated Monday. One of the diplomats said agency officials were hoping that an Iranian letter of commitment would come either late Sunday or early Monday, in time for inclusion in the report.