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Iranian Alert - October 12, 2005 - Iran accused of training Iraqi bombers
Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.12.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 10/12/2005 1:01:59 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Iran accused of training Iraqi bombers

Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:50 AM BST

LONDON (Reuters) - London has accused Iran of running training camps to teach militants how to carry out roadside bomb attacks on British troops in southern Iraq, according to newspaper reports on Wednesday.

The government believes Iran's Revolutionary Guard has taught Shi'ite militia members from Iraq how to make armour-piercing devices, the Daily Mirror reported, citing an unnamed defence source.

"There is evidence that there are teaching camps in Iran, Lebanon and maybe Syria," the source was quoted as saying. "It means up to 10 Iraqis at a time are being taught their trade before returning and teaching a further 50 similar minded people."

Eight British soldiers have been killed by roadside bombs since May.

The source told the Daily Mirror British soldiers in Iraq have for the first time found two similar unexploded roadside bombs and are checking them for forensic evidence.

A separate report in the Independent, said officials were searching for an "Iranian signature", while the Sun said the devices had advanced infra-red detonators.

A defence ministry spokesman in London said there would be no immediate comment on the reports.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said last week there was unproven evidence which linked Iran or its Lebanese Hizbollah allies to the sophisticated roadside bombs.

Blair said the accusations were not proven but worrying. He also said the bombs may have been an attempt by Iran to intimidate London over its tough stance in talks to limit Tehran's use of nuclear technology.

Iran and Hizbollah denied any links to the bombs.

The spat has fuelled tensions between Britain and Iran at a time when London and Washington are seeking U.N. action over Tehran's nuclear programme, which Washington says is a front for Iranian efforts to build nuclear weapons.

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari, a Shi'ite Muslim, has denied that Shi'ite Iran was interfering in Iraq.

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1 posted on 10/12/2005 1:02:12 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 10/12/2005 1:03:53 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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We know this terror training for suicide/homicide killers has been ongoing. Between Damascus & Tehran infiltrating jihadist killers into Iraq from the east and west. our troops & the Iraqi public are under a constant threat of .

Both rouge, terrorist instigating states, Iran & Syria, must have their dictatorships overthrown, and the sooner the better.

3 posted on 10/12/2005 1:58:22 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is Never Free)
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'Suspicious Deaths' of Birds Reported in Northwest Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran News Network Television (IRINN)
Wednesday, October 12, 2005

(Presenter) After a number of suspicious deaths of wild birds in Aras River, experts are asking if these deaths were caused by the spread of bird flu.

(Unidentified man speaking to a correspondent) Let me correct one thing first: so far, bird flu has not been confirmed. However, the deaths that we had a few days ago in Aras River created a particular sensitivity and we immediately set out to take samples and to send the samples to several diagnostic centers, including the Veterinary Organization's diagnostic center and the province's diagnostic center.

Initial and preliminary tests for flu have proved negative. However, since there is sensitivity on this issue, we are undertaking further tests and it is necessary for these further tests to be carried out at properly equipped centers of the Veterinary Organization. So we have sent the samples to the Veterinary Organization. And, God willing, the definite result on the samples will be known by the end of the week.

Also, today at the meeting of the flu committee of Maku (in West Azarbayjan Province), we met in the presence of the governor. In view of the deaths in Aras River, it was necessary to organize the required coordination for sensitizing the people of the region, for them to prevent contact with birds that have died or are ill. And it was decided that teams, with the cooperation of all the (government) offices throughout the town, would be formed to take steps in the region to collect and destroy them rapidly.

As for informing people, we have informed the people of the region in the form of leaflets that are being distributed in three formats by the Veterinary Organization. We have said in the leaflets that any kind of contact by people and especially children with sick birds should definitely be avoided. The Environmental Organization and the Veterinary Organization will also act to this end.

We stress once again that, until the final results are known, we have to maintain this state of alert in this area. (Video shows unidentified man speaking to a correspondent, boatmen fishing a few dead and sick birds out of the river, and a meeting of officials)

(Earlier in the same newscast, the Iranian Health Minister Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani said: "A few weeks ago, we established a state committee for combating this (bird flu) with our friends at the Agricultural Jihad Ministry and the Veterinary Organization. We are a member of the committee. The Veterinary Organization is undertaking the required follow-ups. They have taken numerous samples. So far, God be praised, we have not had samples that tested positive among our country's birds. You can ask them (the Veterinary Organization) for the details. In human terms, too, the number of people who have been affected by this disease has been less than 200 (worldwide). In the countries in our vicinity, there have been no instances of humans being affected. But this does not mean that we will be negligent. We are doing our work. Most of our work involves training, preparation, so that if, God forbid, something happens, we have the necessary preparedness to treat those affected. But this does not mean that we are facing a grave danger in our country. We have to be prepared. And we must not spread fear in the country.")
(Description of Source: Tehran Islamic Republic of Iran News Network Television (IRINN) in Persian -- State-run 24-hour news channel in Persian, Arabic and English; presenting up to the minute domestic and international news. It offers exclusive interviews on a variety of topics, as well as information on universities, labor, and economic developments from the capital and the provinces.)

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4 posted on 10/12/2005 12:19:58 PM PDT by Calpernia (
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A moral police asks an Iranian young lady to adjust her headscarf's position and observe Hijab. The government says we are an Islamic state and everyone must cover up, but the resistance of young girls is a big problem for them. An estimated 70% of Iran's population is under 30 years of age. Opportunities for the young are thin on the ground with unemployment as high as 28% for those under 30.

5 posted on 10/13/2005 7:14:52 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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6 posted on 10/13/2005 7:06:17 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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