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Iran and The West – The Next Nuclear Tango

On the 1st of October, Iran agreed in principle to ship 80% of its Low Enriched Uranium. Note the words IN PRINCIPLE. Nothing is guaranteed. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/14/iran-nuclear-talks-obama Interview with the Toronto Star about the new US super bunker buster. Is it for Iran? http://www.thestar.com/news/world/iran/article/709168–u-s-iran-plan-a-bunker-busting-bomb


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Posted on : Oct 14 2009
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Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Remarks Backfire At Home

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s holocaust denial may have grabbed the headlines abroad.
However in Iran, they have backfired.
Some Iranian presidential candidates, instead of denying the holocaust, are now actually confirming it.
More amazing is the fact that some of his right wing allies are so furious about the publicity which he has given to this tragedy, that they have accused him of being a closet Jew.

The article below by Meir Javedanfar, published in the Guardian explains more:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/22/ahmadinejad-holocaust-racism


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Posted on : Apr 30 2009
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Iranian Media and Ahmadinejad’s Speech in Geneva

Have a look at this clip, from Iranian TV, which is pro Ahmadinejad.

It shows Ahmadinejad in Geneva and people clapping for him!

No sign of any diplomat leaving.

If you look closely, the camera zooms in on on his enthusiastic backers. On closer inspection we see that they are Manuchehr Mottaki, his Foreign Minister and Esfandiar Rahim Meshai, the father in law of his daughter.

http://www.aftabnews.ir/vdcf10dc.w6dexagiiw.html

However other publications in Iran did show the empty seats.

This publication belongs to Mohsen Rezai, who is Ahmadinejad’s rival in the conservative movement.

http://tabnak.ir/pages/?cid=44437

Today’s events will not bode well for Ahmadinejad’s electioneering campaign, nor for Iran’s efforts to gather international consensus for the acceptance of its nuclear program.

20th of April 2009 was a very bad day for Iranian foreign policy.


Posted on : Apr 21 2009
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