VazahanThe French daily Le Monde ran a report on October 7 about the Iranian regime’s ?continued crackdown on dissidents, with many protestors arrested during the year-long ?anti-regime protests sentenced to heavy prison terms.?

Students and lawyers such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, who recently launched a hunger strike, ?are the main targets of the suppression campaign, according to the daily.?

FalahatpishehAn official in the Iranian regime’s parliament says the recent US decision to ?blacklist eight regime officials for gross human rights violations is a prelude to the ?adoption of fresh sanctions at the UN Security Council against Tehran, the state-run Mehr ?news agency reported on Wednesday.

ExplosiveAFP - HEART: Afghan police said today they had seized nearly 20 tonnes of explosives stashed in boxes marked "food, toys and kitchenware" that were imported from neighbouring Iran.

The discovery was made yesterday in a customs office in the western province of Nimroz on the Iranian border, deputy provincial police chief, Mohammad Musa Rasouli, said. "We found these materials hidden in a 40-foot (12-metre) shipping container that had come from Iran. The explosives were disguised as merchandise like food, toys and kitchenware," he added.

Iran Shipping stopedThe Iranian regime has said that extensive sanctions on its shipping by various ?countries violate the Maritime Labor Convention, revealing its fear and concerns about ?the widening scope of such sanctions.?

According to the state-run ILNA news agency on Monday, Ahmad Foroughi, the ?Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs, has confirmed that the Iranian regime’s ?shipping industry is faced with a multitude of challenges at Belgium’s Anthrop Port.

Al-ani- IranA senior official of the al-Iraqiya coalition, which came out as the winner of ?Iraq’s parliamentary elections, has blamed the Iranian regime for sending hand guns, ?silencers, bombs and explosives to Iraq, adding that provocative comments by regime ?officials serve as example of its meddling in Iraqi affairs.?

According to al-Rashid TV, Dr. Zafer al-Ani said, “The meddling by the Tehran regime ?and the velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule) does not only cover political affairs but also ?attempts to form the next government.”

Sanction 8The commander of the Iranian regime’s suppressive State Security Forces (SSF) reacted nervously on Friday about a US decision to slap sanctions on eight regime officials for human rights abuses.

Speaking at the clerical regime’s Friday Prayers sermon, Esmail Ahmadi Moqaddam said that Washington’s latest measure aims to help “forces of sedition,” state-run Fars news agency reported.

Ahmadi MoghadamThe commander of the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (SSF) admitted that his forces use torture in detention centers to obtain so-called confessions, adding that torturers have been told to avoid using “physical confrontation” in the future.

Tim GeithnerRemarks of Secretary Tim Geithner
Announcement of New Human Rights Executive Order
Targeting Iranian Officials Responsible for or Complicit in
Serious Human Rights Abuses

September 29, 2010 - TG-878

Over the past several months, we've taken significant actions to increase the consequences for Iran's illicit conduct.

Using financial measures, we've been targeting Iranian officials and companies that are responsible for a range of deplorable actions.

Ban Ki-MoonAP- 25 Sep 2010 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon railed on Friday against radicals fostering tensions between the Western and Islamic worlds, saying the international community should stand together against those seeking to demonize "the other."

"Let us acknowledge that we live in a world where the smallest group can inflict large damage," Ban said. "That damage can be multiplied by loose language in politics and beyond."

Al-IraqyaWhile the Iranian regime is still trying its utmost to renew the premiership of Nouri al-Maliki, spreading false information and fabricated stories about a consensus among political forces and regional governments in this regard, the al-Iraqiya list, which won the March parliamentary elections, suggested in a strongly-worded statement on Friday that its red line is any government formed by al-Maliki. It said the experience of al-Maliki at the helm cannot be repeated and it cannot participate in any government led by the embattled prime minister.