Sunday, May 09, 2004

News Website for the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of IRAN

News Website for the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of IRAN: "Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei"

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei now has his own web site. With Blog sites sweeping Iran this is an innovative site that brings together the best of a traditional web site with a certain Blog like feel. Iran is changing at a rapid rate, I can only imagine what will be next. JBOC

Iran and Belgium to help Afghan refugees in Iran

Mehr News Agency English: "The Islamic Republic of Iran and Belgium signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) here Sunday on joint cooperation toward technical and professional education of Afghan refugees in Iran.
Deputy Foreign Minister for Economics Affairs Seyyed Mohammad Hussein Adeli as chair of the International Headquarters for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical and professional education of Afghan refugees in Iran with Belgian Ambassador to Tehran Jacques Vermoulin.

This project to help reconstruct Afghanistan will be carried out by a non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports Afghan families without bread winners."

Conservatives dominate Iran's majles

Conservatives dominate Iran's majles: "Hardliners dominate Iran's majles
May 9, 2004, 08:13 IRNA
Iranian conservatives win second round of parliamentary election -- Iranian conservative candidates have won 33 of 57 Majlis (parliament) seats in the second round of voting on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

The results also showed that reformists took 5 seats and independents won 7 seats. The second round of voting took place in 39 constituencies where candidates failed to win 25 percent of the votes cast in the first round on Feb. 20. With the 33 seats, the conservatives have gained dominance by some 190 seats in a 290-member parliament. "

Israeli Army Radio - Israel Preparing To Attack Iran

INDOlink - International News - Israel Preparing To Attack Iran N-Sites, Says Report:

To attack Iran without allowing inspectors a chance to verify the existance of a bomb project is reckless. Unsubstantialed reports of weapons of mass destruction caused the Iraq war. American youth must not be spent lightly, this is not the time to expand the war in the Gulf into the war in the Middle East. First the IAEA should be allowed to do its job. JBOC

"Israel may be preparing to attack Iranian nuclear facilities within the year, according to US administration assessments reported on Israeli Army Radio on Saturday.

The report was first released by an American wire service, which said President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had discussed the issue during Sharon's visit to the White House on April 14"