Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Iran is Safest Country in Middle east

Persian Journal Iran News - Latest Iran News: "Iran is safe
May 19, 2004, 17:12

Intelligence minister mullah Ali Yunesi said here Tuesday that Iran is one of the safest countries in the Middle East, he noted that despite the enemy's attempts to strike a blow against the mullahs, national security is being efficiently maintained through the efforts of bassijis.

'As a consequence, the ground has been paved for sustainable development and progress in the country,' he added. Yunesi said that the operational policies of the intelligence ministry have been institutionalized and are not subject to change when officials are replaced.

Mullah said that the Ministry of Intelligence takes pride in contributing to national development by providing domestic security. "

In Praise of Iran

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"By Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
Iran made a progressive move in passing a new law banning torture in its country. So often when the peoples of the world bring to light through peaceful means the practice of torture (and everybody knows what torture is), instead of a huge hooray, there?s hardly a mention of it. Why is the world so reticent to give praise where praise is due -- in any praiseworthy situation? Well, I guess the United States can?t praise Iran for banning that which the United States continues. I guess Israel can?t praise Iran, because they?re trying to convince the United States to bomb Iran along with Syria (and bombing equals torture), so that neither country poses a threat to Israel, which should convince anybody who still needs convincing, that Israel directs the war in the Middle East. Please note from the editorial department of the Jerusalem Post: ?Every American knows, and the IDF has learned long ago in Gaza and elsewhere, that the best defense is a good offense. We must keep the terrorists on the defensive in Gaza, but not just by military means. The US, as much as Israel, needs to put Teheran and Damascus on the defensive by taking the battle to them, or they will continu

IRAN an Influential Country in Int'l Politics: Chinese FM

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"BEIJING (IRNA) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing here Monday referred to the Islamic Republic as a major and influential country in the international arena.
At a meeting with the visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Mohsen Aminzadeh, he expressed hope Tehran-Beijing relations would advance further.
Tehran and Beijing share identical views regarding many international issues, he pointed out, and voiced his country's readiness to bolster diplomatic consultations with Iran. Turning to the states' bilateral cooperation in the economic arena, Zhaoxing said Tehran-Beijing cooperation in the areas of energy, construction of power plants, telecommunications and road construction is 'very bright.'"

Iran Strikes Blow for Nuclear Peace

Description of Selected News: "The European Union and Persian Gulf Cooperation Council welcomed Monday the signing by Iran of the Additional Protocol to the NPT and also Tehran's suspension of its uranium enrichment program.
'The EU and the PGCC welcomed Iran's signature in December 2003 of the Additional Protocol to its Safeguards Agreement and recalled that Iran has committed itself to act in accordance with its provisions, pending its entry into force, and urged its implementation and early ratification,' said a joint communiqu? issued after the 14th EU-PGCC joint council and ministerial meeting late Monday night."