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Iranian Alert - November 9, 2005 - Blair Slams Iran for Backing 'Terrorism'
Regime Change Iran ^ | 11.9.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 11/08/2005 8:11:44 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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Blair slams Iran for backing 'terrorism'

British Prime Minister Tony Blair accused Iran of supporting terrorism which was preventing political progress being made in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Blair, addressing a monthly news conference Monday, said: "We know Iran supports terrorism around the Middle East it should stop it; until it stops it, there will be a deep dismay about the Iranian regime right 'round the world. They've just got to accept that," Blair said.

"What they do with this terrorism is that they prevent political progress being made whether it's in the Middle East or elsewhere."

Iraq the key?

Last week, Blair said military action against Iran was not being considered, but warned that the international community would not stand for continued breaches of Tehran's obligations.

A week earlier, at a European Union summit, Blair made comments that were interpreted as threatening military action.

Responding to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for the destruction of Israel, he said regarding Iran's leaders: "If they carry on like this, the question people are going to be asking us is: 'When are you going to do something about this?"'

Blair said on Monday the only thing that could force Iran and Syria to change was a stable and democratic Iraq.

"There is a reason why Iran and Syria do their best to destabilise the situation in Iraq because they know that if Iraq is allowed to develop as a strong, Muslim state but with secular democratic government, then it's the best argument you can possibly have for people in Iran and in Syria to say 'Why don't we have some of that democracy? Why don't we have proper civil and human rights, too,"' Blair said.

Unified stance

He said the international community must present a unified stance and find ways of letting Iran know the strength of opposition to their actions.

"This is not aimed at Iran, or the Iranian people or even the regime except to the extent that the regime is doing things that are completely unacceptable in the international community - like supporting terrorism, like meddling in Iraq, like trying to have a nuclear weapons program when you are not supposed to have one."

Blair also repeated calls for Iran to do more to meet international demands meant to ease concerns over its suspect nuclear programme.

"Iran's got to face up to its responsibilities; its got to abide by the strictures and obligations of the of the atomic energy authority," he said.

Peace plan

The comments come as Iran said it will propose its own peace plan to the United Nations to stop the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday.

"The foreign ministry is going to propose to the United Nations a comprehensive plan for peace in the Middle East," Mottaki said in a conference on Central Asia and Caucasus.

He added the plan "had been introduced some years ago by the supreme leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Khamenei said years ago that the only solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be to call for a referendum, participated in by Palestinians of different religions and refugees around the world.

In October, Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be "wiped off the map," comments that increased concerns over the country's bid to master nuclear fuel technology and led Israel to call for Iran's expulsion from the United Nations.

  • Iran Press News reported that during the recent soccer protests, the regimes forces were overwhelmed and said to have been unable to control the crowds and stop the protest.
  • Iran Press News reported that the US, in addition to closing down Iranian broadcasts into the US, the U.S. has limited the activities of the Islamic regime's journalists in New York..
  • Iran Press News reported that the government of Turkey has expressed fear and anxiety over the Islamic regime's production of a new class of the Shahab series, the Shahab 4 and 5.
  • Iran Press News reported on recent protests in Tehran and Dezfool.
  • Iran Press News reported that the Australian government deported 43-year-old Mansour Laghaii, back to Iran, because he posed a threat to the security of Australia.
  • Iran Press News reported that Mullah Mehdi Karoubi exposed that Ahmadinejad's main cabinet posts are so far only being awarded to his friends and family members of friends.
  • Bloomberg reported that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said Syria and Iran are helping insurgents in Iraq because they fear a stable and democratic neighbor would destabilize their own regimes.
  • Khaleej Times reported that India said it has reached a broad understanding with China and Russia that Iran should not be referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.
  • Reuters reported that Iranian officials will submit a proposal to the United Nations for a peaceful solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Hint: it's a referendum.
  • Bloomberg reported on Bush's Iran policy and recent efforts in Congress to weaken the Iranian government.
  • AME Info reported that Iran's Ahmadinejad has fired the directors of six state-owned banks.
  • The Associated Press reported that as many as 1,800 demonstrators rallied in LA outside a federal building to protest a statement by Iran's president about Israel.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran's top nuclear negotiator called for a renewal of nuclear negotiations.
  • Agence France-Presse reported that a European Union diplomat said an Iranian request to resume nuclear talks with the EU was unacceptable since Iran refuses to suspend fuel work.
  • And finally, Shervin Omidar, Rooz Online reported that Ahmadinejad has appointed Mohammad Reza Naghdi, former intelligence commander of police forces as head of the committee to fight smuggling into the country. 70% of Iran's imports come into the country through the invisible and illegal ports which are under the control of former military-security officials, supporters of Ahmadinejad. This is the same commander that once said: the country would be cleared out of reformers if 100 of them were shot overnight.

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1 posted on 11/08/2005 8:11:50 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 11/08/2005 8:13:10 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Oh no, there will be deep dismay. That'll show 'em. Wonder what there will be when they get nukes? Grave concern, perhaps?
3 posted on 11/08/2005 8:27:48 PM PST by JasonC
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER
Blair shook hands with Villepin at the door to 10 Downing in a video clip on FOX this evening.

What will he say behind closed doors?

Have you less resolve than in 1940?

Savage says martial law and shoot-to-kill, but the french leader who called these Slamonazis "scum" was roundly criticized by the franco-surrender press.

Blair must get up more than rhetoric to stop a nuclear Iran which just in-your-faced its Mein Kampf agenda.

The fires of paris are on all our horizons--our response ought to be steel-on-target, not root causes.

4 posted on 11/08/2005 9:30:22 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert; freedom44; F14 Pilot
More on Mohammad Reza "Nasty" Naghdi.

Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad handpicked an old-time colleague from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to head the country's anti-contraband task force.

Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, who was appointed by the Iranian president as the head of the Office to Combat Smuggling, has a notorious reputation as a key figure in the shadowy security organisations of the Revolutionary Guards and the paramilitary police.

Political dissidents have accused the Iraqi-born Naghdi of being an interrogator and torturer in Iran's prisons in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he worked under IRGC deputy commander, Brigadier General Mohammad-Baqer Zolqadr, when a secret cell composed of Revolutionary Guards and Intelligence Ministry officers was assigned to murder several prominent dissidents in Iran.

Naghdi's cousin, Mohammad-Hossein Naghdi, defected from the Iranian regime in 1982, when he was the country's charge d'affaires in Rome. He joined the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran and became the group's high-profile representative in Rome. Mohammad-Hossein Naghdi was assassinated by gunmen outside his Rome office in March 1993. A senior defector from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security later told investigators that Mohammad-Reza Naghdi played a key role in the assassination of his cousin.

After long years of service in the Revolutionary Guards and the State Security Forces, Naghdi moved to the Office of the Supreme Leader following the student riots that swept the country in July 1999, where he was given the task of organising Islamist vigilante groups to suppress and terrorise students and dissidents.

One of Naghdi's active gangs called itself Kabir. Its armed members would patrol the streets and round up young people suspected of anti-government activities. The detainees were taken to secret safe-houses in Tehran for interrogation.

The gang's members, including Naghdi, later faced an internal inquiry over the systematic rape of dozens of girls, who were arrested on bogus political charges. Naghdi himself was charged with the rape and murder of 12 women and 36 counts of armed robbery in the Iranian capital and several other cities. On the orders of the Supreme Leader's office, however, the charges were dropped.

The rehabilitation of Brigadier General Naghdi by President Ahmadinejad has caused grave concern among human rights observers and political activists in the Iranian capital.

Comment: Why do they appoint bastards like this? Maybe they are expecting a civil war, and are preparing massacres?
5 posted on 11/09/2005 3:58:51 AM PST by AdmSmith
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Some information indicates that Mohammad-Reza Naghdi is involved in operations in Iraq. Furthermore, he was born in Iraq. (Arab?)
6 posted on 11/09/2005 4:12:58 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

"head of the Office to Combat Smuggling"

Maybe more like the Office to Promote Smuggling into Iraq?

7 posted on 11/09/2005 5:09:56 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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Raised in Iraq, one of the the bosses of Quds Force, and the Quds force is active in Iraq

and I posted that August last year
8 posted on 11/09/2005 12:01:48 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: DoctorZIn
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9 posted on 11/09/2005 5:47:23 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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