The Iranian regime’s smuggling of explosives and attempts to obstruct the democratic process continue in Iraq
An al-Iraqiya spokesman has once again condemned the Iranian regime’s attempts to obstruct the creation of a new government in Iraq and a member of Parliament revealed that more explosives from Iran have been discovered in Basra.
A prominent Iraqi leader says the Iranian regime has “infiltrated Iraq’s judiciary,” with some judges making rulings dictated by the Iranian regime, including those against the Iranian opposition.
The Secretary General of the Iraqi National Movement and leader of the National Dialogue Front, Dr. Saleh Mutlak, added that rulings like the preposterous arrest warrants issued for members of the main Iranian opposition originate from the Iranian regime’s intelligence services.
An Iraqi Kurdish official has warned that if the Iranian regime refuses to stop shelling Kurdish areas in Iraq, the case will be referred to the UN Security Council and there will be a boycott against Iranian imports.
Interferences by the Iranian regime in Iraq’s internal affairs have triggered growing anger and opposition in Iraq.
On Saturday, al-Sharqiya TV cited a Newsweek report that the Iranian regime has enough influence in Iraq to meddle in the country’s affairs long after a US withdrawal.
Democratic forces in Iraq have continued protesting the Iranian regime’s meddling vis-à-vis the formation of a new government. At the same time, more personalities and forces have united in calls to force incumbent prime minister Nouri al-Maliki to give up power.
In an interview with al-Hurra on Friday, Dr. Saleh Mutlak, Chairman of the National Dialogue Front, said the current political crisis in Iraq may lead to a popular uprising against the entire political system because the al-Iraqiya list, which won the March elections, has been deprived of its right to form a government.
Two Lebanese TV stations were forced to stop broadcasting a series about the life of Jesus Christ produced by the Iranian regime.
According to reports, a Lebanese government official has said that protests by the Christian community over the obvious distortions in the series provoked the cancellations.
The General Union of Palestinian Women for Social Work, which has over 30,000 members and is considered as one of the most prominent and popular women unions in the Middle East, has issued a statement condemning the clerical regime’s executions and crimes against Iranian women.
The committee, which is chaired by Ms. Rabiheh Ziab, Minister of the Palestinian Authority in Women’s Affairs and a member of Parliament, said in its statement, “Women in Iran have stood up against the misogynist clerical regime and persevered by saying ‘no’ to it.”
Iranian regime envoy rouses ire in Iraq for wanting to prosecute those who speak of Iranian meddling in Baghdad
Al- arab al-Yam (Jordan) in August 14 reported, Threats by the Iranian ambassador in Iraq, Hassan Danaifar, to the effect that those who accuse Iran of meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs will face prosecution have provoked extensive criticisms in Iraq’s political circles.
The Telegraph - By Christopher Booker
There was extensive coverage last week for the charge by the First Vice President of Iran that we are "a thick people ruled by a mafia", and also for the woman who was threatened with death by stoning for adultery. Less attention has been paid to a more complex drama involving that unhappy country – one that helps to explain why one of its senior politicians would launch such abuse against Britain and "the young lad now in charge" who is "even stupider than his predecessor".
The Iranian regime’s appalling TV broadcast this week of a forced confession of a woman sentenced to be stoned has provoked international outrage. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning by the regime.
The prominent rights group Amnesty International protested the measure in a statement on August 12. “This so-called confession forms part of growing catalogue of other forced confessions and self-incriminating statements made by many detainees in the past year.”