Saturday, July 24, 2004

Haddad-Adel 9/11 Accusations Against Iran Thumping Big Lies

Description of Selected News

"9/11 Accusations Against Iran Thumping Big Lies: Majlis Speaker

Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- A top Iranian official Saturday accused Washington of lying and spurned any link to Al Qaeda, IRNA reported.

Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said the allegation that Iran had facilitated the transit of Al Qaeda elements in and out of Afghanistan, which led to the September 11, 2001 attacks were but electioneering propaganda. "While Washington’s lies and scandals have become apparent to the world, how could they expect others to trust them?

"It is surprising that the U.S. rulers are still ignorant of the fact that their remarks bear no credence in the world public opinion," he added.

The report, published Thursday, listed numerous links between Al Qaeda and Iran but said there was no evidence that the Iranians were aware of the planning for the attack. Haddad-Adel said, "The world is aware of the new propaganda against Iran." "How is it possible that Iran may have supported Al Qaeda and Taliban while they are the brainchild of the U.S. itself?

"Is the world so inattentive to these facts? While the U.S. officially supports Israel, how could it claim to be waging campaign on terrorism?" Haddad-Adel added."

Haddad-Adel accuses US of lying Iran Parliament Speaker: US rulers lying: "Iran Parliament Speaker: US rulers lying
24-07-2004, 15:46

A senior Iranian official Saturday accused US rulers of lying and dismissed the suggestion of any Iranian link to Al Qaeda as hinted in the latest 9/11 Commission report.

Parliament Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said allegations that Iran had facilitated the transit of Al Qaeda members in and out of Afghanistan in a plan which led to the September 11, 2001 attacks were no more than "electioneering propaganda."

"While US authorities' lies to their own people and their scandals have become talk of the town, how could they expect world people to trust them? "It is surprising that the American rulers are still ignorant of the fact that their words have no credibility in the world public opinion," he added, according to IRNA. ( "

Younessi:Security of world, Iran intertwined

Younessi:Security of world, Iran intertwined: "Younessi:Security of world, Iran intertwined

Gorgan, Golestan prov, July 24, IRNA -- Iran`s Information Minister
Ali Younessi in Gorgan Tuesday said that security can neither be
materialized in the world nor in the region, unless it is established
in Iran.
Speaking at a meeting of Golestan province Administrative
Council, he added that the whole world is aware of such a fact
including the European and regional countries.
He underlined that promotion of security in Iraq, Afghanistan
and the Caspian Sea region will be out of question without Iran`s
cooperation and establishment of security in Iran.
"Given that the regional states have noticed that the security
of Iran and the region are intertwined, today they fully cooperate
with us and are aware of Iran`s exceptional status," he added.
Turning to Iran`s role in Afghanistan and Iraq as two examples of
such collaboration, the minister said that the world has realized
that overlooking Iran`s part in the regional developments will be
detrimental to everyone.
Younessi pointed to Iran`s approach towards Iraq and Afghan
issues as rational, he said,"Fortunately, all the risks likely to
threaten us in connection with Iraq and Afghanistan were eliminated.
"The US attacked Iraq to prove that it possessed weapons of mass
destruction and promote its own type of security in that country.
However, it failed in both cases."
The official said that the enemies intended to attribute the
world extremist terrorist attempts to Iran in order to secure their
own interests.
"However, we managed to establish full security across the nations
and disappoint the enemies," he added.
Referring to Iran`s success in handling the student unrest in
Tehran University dormitory last summer, he said that Iran`s enemies
launched a psychological warfare against the country on the domestic
and international scenes which even caused concern among Iran`s
"Fortunately, the Information Ministry managed to thwart the
enemies attempts through its vigilance.
Concerning the backing of managers by the Ministry of Information,
he referred to them as national assets which should be safeguarded and
underlined their own decisive role to the effect.
He pointed to job security as the prerequisite for success of
every manager and noted that everybody needs job security in order
to succeed.
The minister turned to the dual role of security as medium and
target and said, "Without promoting security in the community,
development and welfare can hardly be materialized. Meanwhile, once
welfare and development are achieved in a community, security will
be unavoidable."
Younessi thanked the services of the outgoing director general of
the provincial information department and introduced his substitute
to the officials attending the meeting."

Herald Sun: WA architect moves on Iran

Herald Sun: WA architect moves on Iran [25jul04]: "WA architect moves on Iran
By Nick Butterly

THE Perth arm of Australia's largest architectural group, Cox, is winning millions of dollars of work in the Middle East.

Greg Howlett, a director of Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland, spends 50 per cent of his time in the boom town of Dubai.
The company set up a management office in the Gulf city nearly three years ago and for a time Mr Howlett was spending more time in Dubai than Perth.
The hours spent face-to-face with local businessmen and government officials has paid off.
Cox has won work on a 63-storey tower and a prison complex in Dubai and is close to winning work on two 'very large' projects in neighbouring Abu Dhabi. Mr Howlett said the company had begun to look outside the United Arab Emirates and recently had won work on a large retail and residential development in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

Cox is also hoping to win a similar project in Tehran and a resort development in the country's north.
'Dubai is developing at an extraordinary rate,' Mr Howlett said.
'I think Iran is the new game . . . we are getting in on the ground floor.'
Mr Howlett said WA companies had a good reputation in the Gulf and Australian architects were well known for their environmental expertise.
Cox is now weighing up whether to set up a fully functioning architectural office in Dubai, employing architects trained in India, or to partner a local firm."