The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) has said in a report that despite international sanctions and UN resolutions, the Iranian regime has started using centrifuges in hopes of enriching uranium to higher levels, according to Germany’s Deutsche Welle radio on Friday.
Five men hanged in Karoun prison of Ahwaz, southwest Iran, state-run news agency Fars reported on Saturday.
The report identified the prisoners by their initiatives; M. M, M. J, Y. S, S. A and A. R, but did not provide any information about their charges.
An exhibition was set up in Geneva on Thursday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 in Iran. Among those who attended the event were Sid Ahmad Ghozali, the former prime minister of Algeria, and Eric Sottas, Director of the renowned NGO World Organization Against Torture (OMCT).They brought bouquets of flower to honour the memory of the political activists who were massacred during a crime against humanity by the Iranian regime in the summer of 1988.
Iraq’s Jaafari Shiite Delegation released a statement from London on Tuesday, denouncing the Iranian regime’s involvement in Iraqi affairs and calling on the United Nations Security Council to interfere in order to end Iranian influence, according Malaf Net.
In parts of the statement, the delegation stated, “The Iranian regime is using all its powers to oppose the formation of a government headed by leaders of al-Iraqiya,” referring to a coalition that won majority votes in March’s parliamentary election in Iraq.
The Iraqi television channel al-Hurra aired a report on Wednesday highlighting the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq.
The news channel said that although the US government wants a new government in Iraq by the end of August 2010 before the withdrawal of American troops, some are saying that the Iranian regime is working hard to prevent that from happening.
Mr. Zafer al-Ani one of the senior leaders of the al-Iraqiya List, which won majority votes during March’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, warned on Thursday about foreign influence in Iraqi affairs while insisting on the list’s right to form a new government.
Speaking with al-Baghdadiya TV, Zafer al-Ani said, “To the degree which we are worried about making the formation of the Iraqi government an international issue, we are also concerned about it being a regional issue.”
APPEAL FOR IRANIAN MAN REJECTED
Further information on UA: 102/10 Index: MDE 13/081/2010 Iran Date: 05 August 2010
Iran's Supreme Court has rejected Ja'far Kazemi's request to appeal against his death sentence. The sentence was imposed for his alleged participation in anti-government demonstrations and links with a banned organization. His sentence may be carried out at any time. Six other people with alleged links to the same organization are said to be under sentence of death.
Top official of Korean government on Friday called for the nation’s participation in sanctions against Iranian regime.
"We must cooperate because this could also affect South Korea’s security,” the official said on the condition of anonymity.
Relatives of political prisoners incarcerated at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison have staged a gathering in front of the Iranian regime’s prosecutor’s office in protest to inhumane prison conditions and cruel treatment and abuse of political prisoners by regime agents.
A leader of the al-Iraqiya List, which came out as the winner of last March’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, described the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq as profound and extensive, adding that it must be stopped.
Osama al-Najifi said Tehran’s meddling requires an international response.