Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - December 20, 2005 - Ahmadinejad Imposes New Limits on Travel Abroad
Posted on 12/20/2005 9:28:59 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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New Limits on Travel Abroad
Adnkronos International:Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a circular warning all ministers and state bodies that "no official may go abroad, on a mission or for personal reasons, without prior authorisation and without coordinating with the foreign ministry". In the circular, signed by the deputy president Parwiz Davoodi, no reason is given for the decision. "The aim is to avoid misunderstandings," a presidential source told the Iranian news agency Fars.
Since the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last July, there has been an increasing flow of financial and human capital to neighbouring countries and to Europe and Canada and shares on the Tehran exchanges have plumetted, losing up to sixty per cent of their value.
In the last three months, an estimated one billion dollars of Iranian capital has been invested in nearby Dubai alone. Some 100 million dollars has been invested in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan.
During his electoral campaign, Ahmadinejad described investments in stocks and shares as "a game of chance, contrary to Islamic principles". The subsequent denials by the aides of the new president have done nothing to calm the waters and avoid an investor crisis of confidence.
The news that a 27-year-old economics graduate was to be the new director of the Tehran stock exchange has provoked further consternation among Iranian investors.
Under a presidential decree in November, the directors of the country's most important banks were dismissed. "If the banks do not work to carry out the economic policies of the government, or worse still work against them, they will be closed down," the new economy minister Davoud Danesh Jaafari warned.
The banking appointment which has created the greatest furore in financial circles is that of Abdolhamid Ansari, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guard, to head the Melli Bank, Iran's central bank.
- Mehran Riazaty reported that the two close Shiite friends of Iran in the Iraqi election, Hakim and Ahmad Chalabi are together so far had won 122 seats.
- SMCCDI reported that a draftee soldier killed three militiamen in the Varche Military post. Many army members and residents still consider him as a hero for having revolted against injustice.
- Mehran Riazaty reported on Irans Qods operation in Turkey.
- SMCCDI reported that a former Militia officer was gunned down in the western City of Sannandaj. Local rumors are stating about the involvement of the regime's intelligence circles as Tchapari was known for openly criticizing many aspects of the daily life and his regret to have taken part in "the creation of a monster".
- Kenneth R. Timmerman, The National Review reported that Irans Christians have a high price to pay.
- The Washington Post published the full text of President Bush's news conference where he said of Iran: "There are Consequences for Not Behaving."
- Reuters reported that an Iranian of the Bahai faith has died in his jail cell of unknown causes, 10 years after being imprisoned by Tehran for abandoning Islam.
- Radio Free Europe reported Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statements reflect the 0Official line. A must read.
- FOX News reported that hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned Western music from Iran's radio and TV stations.
- Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Iran condemns the recent EU positions on Iran as 'unacceptable.'
- Bill Steigerwald, The Jersey Journal published an interview with Ilan Berman, Author of "Tehran Rising."
- Michael Ledeen, National Review Online published the truth about Tenet's installation of Ahmadinejad as Iran's new president. A clever conspiracy theory.
- Dieter Bednarz, Erich Follath and Georg Mascolo, Spiegel Online reported on Ahmadinejad's challenge to the world.
- René Wadlow and David G. Littman, FrontPageMagazine published a reminder of the UN's Convention on Preventing Genocide and the UN's failure to act on it.
- Reuters reported that Iran denied reports that a firefight last week in the country's lawless southeastern borderlands was an assassination attempt on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
- The Jerusalem Post criticized the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ElBaradei.
- And finally, Sobh.org, an Ansar Hezballah web site published more propaganda against the state of Israel.
What you stated is so correct. The sooner Mr. A joins the other previous beasts who inflicted so much pain & misery in the world, the better off everyone shall be. That goes for all those in the entire, jihad instigating dictatorship.
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