Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Iran Will Exceed Limits Of Science Without Imitating Foreign Cultures: Supreme Leader

Description of Selected News: "Iran Will Exceed Limits Of Science Without Imitating Foreign Cultures: Supreme Leader

Tehran Times Social Desk
TEHRAN(MNA) -� Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation has gained access to advanced science and technology from all over the world but will exceed the current limits of science and progress without imitating foreign cultures and by depending on the country�s proud history, rich culture, and special potential.
Speaking to thousands of enthusiastic youth and students from Hamedan province on the third day of his stay in the region, the Supreme Leader said that the gathering with the youth was meant to promote the culture of face-to-face conversation between officials and the youth"

Middle America: VOA: Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Van Turkey

Middle America: "VOA: Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Van Turkey
VOANews.com: 'Militant Kurds Blamed for Deadly Bomb Attack in Turkey

At least six people died when a powerful bomb went off in Turkey's eastern city of Van. The attack targeted the predominantly Kurdish province's state appointed governor and is being blamed on Kurdish militants.
The remote-controlled device, placed in a truck on Van's main street, ripped holes in the car carrying the governor, as he made his way to work. The governor survived the attack, but at least six people, most of them pedestrians, died, and over 20 others were injured in the blast that shattered windows in surrounding buildings.

Turkish police said the attack was likely carried out by members of the outlawed separatist Kurdish rebel group, known as the PKK. "

VOANews.com Iran Confirms Clash with Turkish Kurd Rebels

VOANews.com: "Iran Confirms Clash with Turkish Kurd Rebels

Israel is playing a dengerous game by arming and training the Kurds. Turkey has been a good friend to Israel but this may change that. JBOC

Iran confirmed Wednesday that its troops had been clashing with Turkish Kurdish rebels. Iran's deputy interior minister, Ali Asghar Ahmadi, said at least two Iranian soldiers and eight rebels from the group called Kongra-Gel had died in the fighting.
Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Namik Tan told a news conference in Ankara that Iranian officials would be briefing their Turkish counterparts about the operations against the rebels during a joint security committee meeting to be held in the coming days.
Iranian officials say the fighting erupted on June 28 along the rugged mountains separating Iran from Eastern Turkey. Rebel Kongra-Gel sources said 16 Iranian soldiers and four rebels had died in the fighting, that was described by Turkish security officials as part of a 'large scale' operation launched by the Iranian army."

Middle America: Iran An Important, Influential Country In World: Georgian President

Middle America: "Iran An Important, Influential Country In World: Georgian President
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Iran An Important, Influential Country In World: Georgian President

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- President Mohammad Khatami and his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili here Wednesday stressed the importance of furthering mutual ties, particularly in the areas of trade and economy.

Regarding Iran's detente policy, President Khatami emphasized that the Islamic Republic is moving in line with the promotion of global peace and stability.

There is great economic potential for expanding economic relations between the two countries, he added.

Khatami said Iran attaches great importance to its cultural ties with Georgia."

Iran An Important, Influential Country In World: Georgian President

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Iran An Important, Influential Country In World: Georgian President

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- President Mohammad Khatami and his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili here Wednesday stressed the importance of furthering mutual ties, particularly in the areas of trade and economy.
Regarding Iran's detente policy, President Khatami emphasized that the Islamic Republic is moving in line with the promotion of global peace and stability.
There is great economic potential for expanding economic relations between the two countries, he added.
Khatami said Iran attaches great importance to its cultural ties with Georgia.
On great efforts made by the new Georgian government to establish democracy in that country, he said independence, stability and security of the Caucasus region is very important to Tehran.
Tehran-Tbilisi relations are based on mutual respect and are in line with establishing stability and security in the region, Khatami noted.
For his part, the Georgian president described Iran as an important and influential country in the world, particularly in the region, and said Tehran is one of Tbilisi's major economic partners.
He expressed hope that Iran-Georgia relations will be promoted in different areas of economy, trade, energy, and transport.
He also extolled the idea of Dialogue among Civilizations initiated by President Khatami and called for promotion of the idea in all aspects.
The Georgian president further expressed hope that the current visit will open a new chapter in the relations of the two countries.
Saakashvili, heading a top delegation, arrived here Tuesday evening on a two-day official visit at the invitation of President Khatami. He was officially welcomed by the Iranian "

Ex-GOP Senator Suggests Bush Dump Cheney

Yahoo! News - Ex-GOP Senator Suggests Bush Dump Cheney:

This is the first major crack in the NeoCon foundation. First Cheney, then Rumsfeld and then the Likudnik lunatic fringe types like Wolfowitz and Feith. Dumping Cheney would put Bush back in the game when it was begining to look like a Democtratic year. JBOC

"Ex-GOP Senator Suggests Bush Dump Cheney

By MARC HUMBERT, AP Political Writer
ALBANY, N.Y. - President Bush (news - web sites) should consider dumping Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) from the Republican ticket this year, an influential former GOP senator said Wednesday.

Alfonse D'Amato said Bush should consider putting Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) or Sen. John McCain of Arizona on the GOP ticket. "

Aljazeera.Net - Iran: Haddad Adel: Try Saddam in international court

Aljazeera.Net - Iran: Try Saddam in international court: "Iran announced on Sunday that it had prepared a complaint against Saddam Hussein for his September 1980 attack on Iran and use of chemical weapons, and will soon file the dossier with the Iraqi tribunal putting the former president on trial.

Saddam Hussein's 1980 land grab - which sparked the catastrophic 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war - did not figure on the original list of charges. Neither did his extensive use of chemical weapons against Iranian forces.

According to official figures, Iran has 45,000 registered war veterans with chemical injuries who cost the regime around $20 million a year to support.

Iran has also alleged Iranian prisoners were tortured and executed in captivity.

The head of Iran's new conservative-held parliament, Ghulam-Ali Haddad Adel, has also denounced the trial as 'American'. "

Reuters AlertNet - Israel tells UN No on Nuclear Free Middle East

Reuters AlertNet - Israel tells UN's ElBaradei Iran wants nuclear arms: "Israel tells UN's ElBaradei Iran wants nuclear arms
07 Jul 2004 11:49:13 GMT

By Louis Charbonneau
TEL AVIV, July 7 (Reuters) - Israel, pressed to consider a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, stressed its fear that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and might use them against it, the visiting head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday.
'They (the Israelis) were expressing concern about Iran,' International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei told reporters after meeting Israel's nuclear energy commission director, other officials and a former head of the Mossad secret service.
ElBaradei is on a three-day visit to the Jewish state, which refuses to admit or deny having nuclear weapons under a policy of 'strategic ambiguity'. International experts believe it has 100-200 warheads, based on estimates of the amount of plutonium its reactors have produced."

Ayatollah Khamenei: The Hamadan Doctrine

Ayatollah Khamenei: The Hamadan Doctrine

On Monday, July 5th 2004 Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has laid out a new doctrine in Hamadan Iran. For years the US maintained a relationship with the Soviet Union that came to be called MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). In simple terms if you attack us we will Nuke you. To break the peace meant risking nuclear annihilation. Now the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has laid down a new doctrine. Attack us and face total war. Khamenei said, "the Iranian people will cut off its hand without hesitation and endanger the interests of the aggressor everywhere in the world" Instead of a nuclear exchange the US or any aggressor country will face thousands of bee stings. Israel desires that the US wage war on Iran. Not for our security but for theirs. Now Iran has clearly stated that if the US allows it's self to be used as a "cats paw" then it must face attacks on American interests anywhere in the world. We saw what airliners can do in New York City. What if those airliners were packed with the product of those Iranian centrifuges. Iran has Uranium and some level of technology. We can not risk war unless there is a compelling interest. Likud paranoia is not a compelling interest unless you are Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, LeDeen, etc...

Admiral Ali Shamkhani: Iran will fiercly defend her borders

RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY: "Iran Warns Against Attacks On Nuclear Facilities
7 July 2004 -- Iran's minister of defense and armed forces logistics, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, has warned that the Islamic republic will fiercely retaliate and abandon its commitments to the UN atomic watchdog agency if its nuclear installations are attacked.


Iran's official IRNA news agency quoted Shamkhani as saying that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 'holds every detail' on Iran's nuclear program.

He said the United States and the other 'enemies' of Iran must know that Tehran will respond to any military action 'with all our force.'

The IAEA is currently investigating Iran's nuclear ambitions, and has been critical of Tehran's level of cooperation. The United States accuses Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons. "

: "Georgia leader to visit Iran


TBILISI, July 6 (AFP) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was to start a three-day visit to Iran Tuesday during which he will meet with top officials including the Islamic republic's foreign minister, it was announced here.

Sakhaashvili, a US-educated lawyer who was elected early this year after orchstrating the peaceful overthrow of his veteran predecessor Eduard Shevardnadze, has forged close ties with the United States.

Former Soviet Georgia is on the route of a US-backed oil pipeline to export crude from the landlocked Caspian Sea, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC), which will bypass both Iran and Russia."

Iran to Resume Nuclear Talks With Europe Late July

Description of Selected News: "Iran to Resume Nuclear Talks With Europe Late July


TEHRAN, July 6 (MNA) ? Majlis will resume nuclear talks with the European Union big Three, Britain, Germany and France late July, said the Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharrazi, here on Tuesday.
Kharrazi said that European ministers failed to set their trip to Iran in order to hold talks with Iranian officials and thus the dialogues will be held late in July.
Asked on his presence in the parliament, the foreign minister told reporters that the questions that were raised in the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee were mostly in regard to nuclear issues.
As Iran?s nuclear issue is currently at the top of the news, Majlis follows up the issue with great sensitivity, he added.
Kharrazi stressed that some explanations were given in this regard, adding that the foreign ministry is supposed to notify the parliamentarians on its plans during the next sessions.
Stressing on Iran's inalienable right to exploit peaceful nuclear technology, he declared that Iran would by no means overlook its right in this connection and the steps taken till now were purely meant for confidence-building."