Iran responsible for terror in India

An exclusive article by the Times of India reports that an investigation by the Dehli police force concluded that it was the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who were responsible for the terror attack upon an Israeli diplomat.

According to the police report, as early as January 2011, members of the IRGC had disclosed to the Indian journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazimi that they plan to attack Israeli diplomats in India and other countries. Furthermore, the police investigation had not only found that the IRCG had disclosed the above plans to Mr. Kazimi, but also that Mr. Kazimi was in contact with these IRCG members for almost 10 years.

Due to these findings and more, the Delhi police force had demanded that Iran would disclose information about 5 particular IRCG members;  Houshang Afshar Irani, Sedaghatzadeh Masoud,  Syed Ali Mahdiansadr, Mohammad Reza Abolghasemi  and Ali Akbar Norouzishayan.

The findings by the Delhi police force add to a long list of world wide terror activity against Western targets undertaken by Iran and its proxies.

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Syria and Iran: Ties of Mass Destruction

Image: ISNA

The Washington Post had reported that in recent years the Syrian regime expanded it’s chemical weapons of mass destruction with the aid of Iran. According to the Washington post, Iran, a close ally of Syria, had provided Syria with both chemical precursors and expertise.

While, the chemical precursors may be used both for military and civilian purposes, the Washington post quotes experts in the chemical weapons field who stipulate that the procurement undertaken by the Syrian regime does not fit the profile of procurement for civilian purposes.

The help provided by Iran to Syria’s chemical weapons program is inline with the close military ties between the countries. These ties are perpetuated in the fact that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corpse is taking an active part in the oppression of the Syrian uprising. Furthermore, according to the website Khabar online, the Iranian vice president Ali Saeedlou had described the Tehran-Damascus ties as “deeply-rooted and strategic, and [that] Iran sees no limits to expansion of its cooperation with friendly and brotherly country of Syria”.

Modern Day Slavery in Iran – Illegal Labor Camps

We have addressed the hijacking the current regime in Iran makes of the War on Drugs agenda to justify severe human rights violations in the past, and participated in a global campaign to draw attention to it. Extensive resources are paid to Iran in order to eliminate the drug problem, and extreme measures such as death penalties are applied with seemingly no objection. Recent reports are that the regime is now taking the “No drugs” based violations to another level – And establishing labor camps to drug addicts and sellers.

Illustration Image: thefix.com

“The anti-drug labor camps treat both the drug addicts and drug dealers,” Official representative of Iran’s anti-drug organization Ali Aliakbarian said. “The drug dealers will do hard work in the camp, while the drug addicts will be medically treated.”

2 million people are considered drug addicts by the \Iranian regime, and 8 million are declared suffering from drug-related issues. The question is how many of these will be sent to one of the 7 planned Labor camps and how many “dealers” will be sentenced to isolation and hard work because of their political oopinions? How many of them will have the right to a fair trial? Past experience, and information brought at the Amnesty “addicted to Death” report, leave us pessimistic.

Labor camps, or holding one in slavery, is opposed to International law. The fact that Iranian officials speak of this questionable mass rehabilitation project so openly and confidently is indeed concerning.

Article 7 

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.

Article 8

1. No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave-trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.

2. No one shall be held in servitude.

3.

(a) No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour;

(b) Paragraph 3 (a) shall not be held to preclude, in countries where imprisonment with hard labour may be imposed as a punishment for a crime, the performance of hard labour in pursuance of a sentence to such punishment by a competent court;

(c) For the purpose of this paragraph the term “forced or compulsory labour” shall not include:

(i) Any work or service, not referred to in subparagraph (b), normally required of a person who is under detention in consequence of a lawful order of a court, or of a person during conditional release from such detention;

(ii) Any service of a military character and, in countries where conscientious objection is recognized, any national service required by law of conscientious objectors;

(iii) Any service exacted in cases of emergency or calamity threatening the life or well-being of the community

Another warning: Cleric warns Iran pursues further uranium enrichment to 50%

Reza Taqavi, a close aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted yesterday (Saturday) stating that “Iran is now capable of enriching uranium at a 20 per cent level, but if they (world powers) continue their pressure, we will increase enrichment levels to 56 per cent.” This statement is another proof that Khamenei’s regime has full intentions of further enrichment, and that previous claims about religious and cultural reasons to avoid development of nuclear weapons cannot be relied on. While the world demands clarifications and immediate halt in the 20% enrichment process, it seems that the government will not hesitate to proceed – And that the decision is not an economic- But rather a political one. Source and further info on World News (Source: ISNA)

Poll: 60% of Iranians want Nuclear Program stopped – and sanctions removed

Iranian TV publishes survey showing 60% of Iranians are willing to cease enrichment efforts. Poll quickly removed from station’s website and BBC accused by the TV station of hacking their website.

More than 60 percent of the respondents in an opinion poll posted on the irinn.ir website Khabar of Iran’s state television news channel on July 3 said they were in favor of Iran stopping its uranium-enrichment program in return for the gradual removal of international sanctions.

The BBC broadcaster’s in Farsi language service reported that the poll showed 63 percent of those who took part favored halting uranium enrichment in exchange for an end to Western economic sanctions.

The poll has been quickly removed  after the responses failed to back up the government’s line and replaced by another poll about soccer, apparently after the results became apparent and received attention on social media.

A Radio Farda screen shot from July 3 of Iran's irinn.ir website with the polling showing 62 percent of respondents in favor of stopping uranium enrichment to remove international sanctions.

Later on Iran’s state TV charged Wednesday that the BBC hacked its website to change the results of a poll about Iran’s nuclear program. The BBC denied the allegation.

In a statement, the BBC said the claims were “both ludicrous and completely false, and the BBC Persian Service stands by its reporting.”

“There is a significant audience within Iran which depends on BBC Persian to provide impartial and trusted news, and we are confident they are familiar with the state media’s tactics,” it said.

Source

Parchin : Hot Evidence To Nuclear Coverup

Clean Up at Parchin Continues:

For the past six months, the IAEA has been trying to access the military site at Parchin to no avail.

It is suspected that Iran has been conductinng nuclear detonating tests on this site and although Iran has denied this accusation, access to the site has been repeatedly denied.

On July 2nd, ISIS issued a report on the Parchin site based on satellite images to try and understand why Iran is so adamant in denying access to the site. The satellite images can not prove that such tests were conducted but they do show that Iran is very busy trying to clean up the site for a possible future inspection.

Evidence of “Cleaning Up”:

Water…used as part of…attempt to wash out radiological evidence from hydrodynamic testing…grinding down the surfaces inside the building, collecting the dust and then washing the area thoroughly….followed with use of new building materials and paint. Washing alone runs the risk of contaminating the wider area outside. Removal of the surrounding, contaminated earth suggests recognition of the need to remove the layer of soil that was contaminated by water runoff.

Bottom line, it seems that Iran is working hard to clean up all evidence of any nuclear activity on this site. Nobody but Iran can be 100% sure what exactly they have to clean up until an on-site inspection but anybody with sense can answer the question”why” is Iran cleaning up the site.

Lying for Time:

Iran repeatedly denies that its nuclear program is meant to develop nuclear weapons. The evidence seems to prove otherwise but even with the lack of the proverbial “smoking gun”, the simple fact that Iran is acting so suspiciously regarding access by IAEA officials to sites such as Parchin should be reason enough to doubt Iran’s sincerety.

“Iran should immediately halt any further work at this site, grant the inspectors access to it, and cooperate so that the IAEA can conduct a thorough investigation of this site. Otherwise, the next IAEA Board of Governors meeting should condemn Iran’s activities at Parchin as thwarting a legitimate IAEA request aimed at answering the fundamental issue of whether Iran’s nuclear declaration is complete.”

By the time the IAEA inspectors are finally allowed access to the site – it may simmply be too late.

UNODC Head Fedotov: War on Drugs or War on Jews?

Important Update #2 3/7/12

UNODC officially met  Iranian representative and expressed  dismay and concern about Iranian VP’s anti-semitic statements

UNODC Executive Director Meets Iranian Official Regarding Vice-President’s Anti-Semitic Comments at an Event in Tehran on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Drug Trafficking and expressed his dismay and serious concern about these comments. He reiterated that this was not a UN event and affirmed the earlier comments of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on 27th June, when he said he has “…on many occasions called on Iranian officials to refrain from these kinds of anti-Semitic statements.
http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/pressrels/2012/unisnar1147.html

Important Update

UNODC Chief Yury Fedotov declared in his official twitter, that the event in Tehran was not official UN event (we stated in the article that the event was under the auspices of the UNODC) and dismayed by the comments of Vice-President of Iran in the name of  (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

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On June 26th, the International Day against Drug Abuse, an international drug conference was held in Teheran under the auspices of the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) headed by Mr. Yury Fedotov.

The reason for holding the conference in Teheran is a renewed and dubious affirmation of the UNODC’s appraisal of Iran in the global war against drugs.

During the conference, Iran’s VP’s made a speech that included the following anti-Semitic racist accusations:

  • “Zionists” control the global illegal drug trade based on the “fact” that there isn’t a single “Zionist drug addict”.
  • The Talmud teaches Jews to “destroy everyone who opposes Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother”.
  • The “Zionists” ordered gynecologists to kill “black babies” and sterilize Native Americans.
  • 80% of America’s wealth is held by 6% of the world’s Jewish population.
  • The Jews were responsible for the Bolshevik revolution in which “not a single Jew died”.

If there ever was a red line that was crossed by Iran’s leaders’ attacks on Israel and Jews, this is it.

This is a which calls for all the people around the world to choose which side of the red line they support.

 Some leaders made their stance clear.

Rahimi’s speech and its contents were condemned world-wide by such leaders as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Foreign Ministers from around the world (Giulio Terzi – Italy, Alistair Burtby – UK, John Baird – Canada) to name a few.

 What is perplexing is that other Western leaders are still waiting on the side-lines and by doing so, passively support Mr. Rahimi’s outrageous, dubious and racist speech.

Most perplexing of all is the silent support of Rahimi by the UNODC and specifically, the UNODC chief, Fedotov.

Fedotov has been praising Iran’s role in the war on drugs for years disregarding evidence linking Iran’s famed Revolutionary Guard Corps with drug trafficking through Afghanistan as well as Iran’s frequent use of the death penalty in drug-related offenses without due trial. To date, Mr. Fedotov has not issued any statement concerning Mr. Rahimi’s anti-Semitic speech.

 We urge you to write a message to UNODC condemning their inactiveness on these emails.

Please join the hashtag #Irantisemite in Twitter and his official Twitter account

https://twitter.com/#!/YuryFedotov

Please comment on UNODC facebook

https://www.facebook.com/unodc

Or email Fedotov personally: yury.fedotov@unodc.org