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.

AskeroladiA member of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council has warned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s comments about the mullahs’ Majlis (Parliament) can lead to an implosion within the clerical system, state-run Fars news agency reported on Friday.

Asadollah Asgaroladi, who is also the head of a faction known as Mo’talefeh close to the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, added, “The person [Ahmadinejad] who says that mottos like Majlis are no longer valid should know that such statements should only come from the Supreme Leader, just as the former Supreme Leader said Majlis is at the helm.”

HamdaniThe commander of the Greater Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) voiced concerns on Tuesday about growing divisions and crises brewing within the clerical regime, saying that some in the regime want to force the mullahs’ Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, to “drink a chalice of poison.”

Allawi100The leader of the al-Iraqiya coalition, Dr. Ayad Allawi, issued a strongly worded rebuke against the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq, saying, “We will not allow the Iranian regime to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs.”

GSC2Tehran is behind the instability in Diyala province, the Council of National Tribes in Iraq said on Saturday, according to Iraqi daily Azzaman.

Iran-ExplosiveEuro News - Italian customs have seized up to seven tonnes of the powerful explosive RDX.

The find was made in Gioia Tauro in Calabria, having arrived from Iran. It was hidden in bags of powdered milk and destined to be re-shipped to Syria.

No welcome to AhmadinejadThe US government has refused to grant travel visas to New York for 40 members of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s delegation, including his director and deputy director of public relations. Eight deputies of the mullahs’ Majlis (Parliament) are also among those who did not receive visas, according to regime media outlets.

The state-run Khabar Network reported, “Similar to last year, the American government has continued to sabotage the president’s New York visit, refusing to issue visas for 40 members of Dr. Ahmadinejad’s delegation.”