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Iran and the politics of regime change
By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
Aug 21, 2003, 02:30

The rhetoric on Iran in Washington is getting shriller by the day. There is a pattern to the rhetoric which seems to suggest that it has a certain purpose. As with Iraq the goal appears to be regime change.

Since the beginning of May, Washington has been levelling a series of accusations at the present government of Iran which it will be remembered was categorised by United States President, George Bush, as a member of the 'Axis of Evil' in his State of the Union Address in January 2002. Iran, it is alleged, is developing a clandestine nuclear weapons programme; it is harbouring Al-Qaeda terrorists; it is providing material support to the Lebanese Hizbollah and certain militant Palestinian groups; and it was responsible (this is a new allegation) for the 1983 bombing of a US marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 troops. On top of all this the conservative religious elites in the Iranian government have been accused .................>>>

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_4205.shtml
41 posted on 08/21/2003 12:08:26 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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Kharrazi expresses sorrow over de Mello's death Tehran,

Aug02 ,

IRNA -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi expressed here Wednesday his sorrow over the death of the United Nations envoy to Iraq and special representative of its Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Sergio Vieira de Mello . In a message to Annan, Kharrazi said that de Mello had made great efforts to carry out his duty . " De Mello did his best to enable the United Nations to play its role in Iraq in order to help the Iraqi people rule over their own fate .This is a correct path which should be followed so as to leave the country's affairs to its own people in the earliest time, " Kharrazi said . At least 71 people were killed and more than 001 others wounded in a truck bombing that devastated the UN headquarters in Baghdad . The UN top envoy to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, a Brazilian is among the dead .He had been trapped under the rubble, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York.

http://www.irna.ir/en/
42 posted on 08/21/2003 12:11:05 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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