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Iran leader says nuclear issue closed

September 25, 2007

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Tuesday that “the nuclear issue of Iran is now closed,” and indicated that Tehran will disregard U.N. Security Council resolutions imposed by “arrogant powers” and demanding suspension of its uranium enrichment.

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Instead, he said, Iran has decided to pursue the monitoring of its nuclear program “through its appropriate legal path,” the International Atomic Energy Agency which is the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog.

When Ahmadinejad was ushered to the podium of the U.N. General Assembly to speak, the U.S. delegation walked out…

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Let Him Rant

September 25, 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer
Editorial
September 25, 2007

Set aside the emotions, the threats and twisting of truths that pulse through this week’s visit to New York by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His presence, as unpleasant as it is to so many, is more likely to be helpful than hideous.

Ahmadinejad’s U.S. speaking tour featured a controversial, televised speech yesterday at Columbia University. Today, he is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly.

The Iranian leader won’t say anything new. He didn’t yesterday: Knowledge is crucial, free speech essential, piousness supreme, Israel is the world’s biggest irritant, and Iran wants peace, not nuclear weapons.

Behind his lines were damnable lies – he shamefully denies the Holocaust occurred. Falsehood, not fact, about the pogrom fit his hatred of Israel. Ideologues won’t let truth clear their myopia.

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Ahmadinejad: Vilest Form of Inhuman Scum

September 25, 2007

By John E. Carey
September 25, 2007

Using the “Freedom of Speech” protections we in the United States take for granted, the vilest form of inhuman scum can come to New York City, speak at a major University and address the U.N. He can defend a way of life, shrouded in a religion, that has suicide bombing at its core. He can deny facts looming as large as the Holocaust and his own nuclear weapon intention.

But he can’t go to “Ground Zero.”

American remain the land of the free and the home of the politically correct.

Still, although Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got attention on the U.S. national and the world stage Monday, it was all the wrong kind if you are a thinking human being.

Mr. Ahmadinejad praised the “hundreds of years, we’ve lived in friendship and brotherhood with the people of Iraq.”

He seemed to forget about a decade long carnage that killed one million people between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. That war featured weapons of mass destruction – chemical weapons.

Mr. Ahmadinejad also didn’t seem aware of 500 years of fighting during the Ottoman Empire.

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrote, “‘Our people are the freest people in the world,’ said the man whose government executes dissidents, jails academics and stones people to death.”

Mr. Ahmadinejad is the vilest form of inhuman scum. What he and his government in Iran want is a radical Islamic state.

We had some taste of what such an Islamic state might look like earlier this year in Pakistan.

At the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, militant Islamic insurgents kidnapped policemen, set off bombs and conducted a six month stad-off with Pakistani police and Army officials. In one instance, Chinese women were kidnapped and accused of being prostitutes. The militants said they wanted to purify Pakistan and return it to a hard-core fundamentalist Islamic nation.

Islamabad’s most radical clerics used the Red Mosque’s thousands of students in an aggressive campaign to impose Taliban-style Islamic law in the capital.

The siege at the Red Mosque was grinding toward its conclusion on July 4, 2007.

We say to the Red Mosque rebels and Mr. Ahmadinejad: no thank you. The militants in Pakistan want a safe haven for waging the terror war against the non-Islamic world and Mr. Ahmadinejad is in that same club.Mr.

Ahmadinejad is not kidding and he is no joke. He brutalizes his own people, has no concept of human rights and smirks as he tells lies about his nation, his intentions and the United States and its allies.

Bravo to President Bollinger from Columbia for further exposing Mr. Ahmadinejad as the vilest form of inhuman scum he really is.

Iran: Retaliation for any Israeli attack

September 19, 2007

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has drawn up plans to bomb Israel if the Jewish state should attack, the deputy air force commander said Wednesday, adding to tensions already heated up by an Israeli airstrike on Syria and Western calls for more U.N. sanctions against Tehran.

Other Iranian officials also underlined their country’s readiness to fight if the U.S. or Israel attacks, a reflection of concerns in Tehran that demands by the U.S. and its allies for Iran to curtail its nuclear program could escalate into military action.

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Iran to use “all means” to defend itself if attacked

September 19, 2007

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday it would use “all our means” to defend itself if attacked by the West, three days after France‘s foreign minister publicly raised the possibility of war over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities.

When asked whether Iran would block the Hormuz Strait, the world’s most important water way for oil shipments, if attacked, government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham dismissed it as “far- fetched” that anybody would take “this foolish option.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday comments by French government officials talking about the possibility of war over Iran’s nuclear programme were intended for the media and should not be taken seriously.

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