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خطيب جمعة طهران: محاربة ولاية الفقيه السبب الرئيسي لسقوط المنافقين

اكد خطيب جمعة طهران المؤقت آية الله سيد احمد خاتمي ان السبب الرئيسي لسقوط المنافقين كان محاربتهم لولاية الفقيه.

واشار آية الله خاتمي الى ذكرى حادثة اغتيال قائد الثورة واستشهاد 27 شخصية على رأسهم آية الله بهشتي واستشهاد آية الله صدوقي امام جمعة مدينة يزد من قبل زمرة المنافقين في عام 1981، قائلا: ان السبب الرئيسي الذي ادى الى سقوط المنافقين هو محاربتهم لولاية الفقيه حيث حاربوا الإمام الراحل، وفي الحقيقة فانهم تخلوا عن الإمام ووقعوا في فخ افراد منحرفين.

وخاطب عضو مجلس خبراء القيادة، الشباب قائلا: ان الولي الفقيه هو الحجة الشرعية اي ان الولي الفقيه هو نائب الامام صاحب الزمان (عج) وكل من لا يصغي لامر الولي الفقيه ويتجاهله، فهو بالحقيقة يعصي امر الإمام صاحب الزمان (عج)، ولذا من الافضل اخذ العبر ونرى ماذ حدث لاولئك الذين حاربوا ولاية الفقيه حتى لا تكرر وقوعها.

واشار في جانب آخر من خطبته الى انتخابات رئاسة الجمهورية العاشرة وخطبة قائد الثورة الاسلامية في الاسبوع الماضي قائلا: ان خطبة قائد الثورة الاسلامية في صلاة الجمعة الاسبوع الماضي كانت شاملة وكاملة تماما، حيث اوضح سماحته جميع ابعاد القضية، وفي الحقيقة يمكن القول ان توجيهاته كانت كلمة الفصل.

ووصف خاتمي مشاركة نحو 40 مليون ناخب في انتخابات 12 يونيو بانها ملحمة عظيمة جدا، مضيفا: ان هذه الملحمة كانت رصيد واقتدار وعظمة النظام وتمثل افضل مظهر لسيادة الشعب الدينية، بالرغم من ان الاستكبار العالمي حاول من خلال مخططاته التي اعدها سلفا وليست مرتبطة بوقت الانتخابات فقط، حاول ان يسرق هذه الحلاوة من الشعب من خلال تصرفاته الخاطئة.

ودعا خطيب جمعة طهران جميع المرشحين في انتخابات رئاسة الجمهورية الى مراعاة الاخلاق وان يتحلوا بالحلم والتسامح.

واشار الى ان الجمهورية الاسلامية الايرانية قامت باجراء انتخابات متعددة طول العقود الثلاثة الماضية مما يبين انها كانت رائدة سيادة الشعب الدينية، مشيرا الى ان الاعتراض احد وسائل سيادة الشعب الدينية وينبغي متابعتها عبر الطرق القانونية.

واضاف: ان مجلس صيانة الدستور ومن خلال اجراءاته اثبت انه يبت بالاعتراضات، لذا لا يوجد احد لديه مأخذ على حق الاعتراض.

وتطرق خاتمي الى التصريحات الاخيرة لقائد الثورة الاسلامية، مضيفا: ان سماحته اكد في هذه التصريحات على اهمية الاعتماد على سيادة القانون، ويجب ان نقبل ان البلد الذي لايسوده قانون هو غابة، لذلك يجب على الجميع اطاعة القانون.

واشار عضو مجلس خبراء القيادة الى كلام الإمام الخميني (رض) موضحا ان الامام الراحل اكد انه لايمكن عدم قبول مجلس صيانة الدستور لان الشعب صوت على الدستور من اجل تطبيق القانون، وينبغي على الجميع اتباع القانون حتى ولو كان مخالفا لوجهات نظرهم.

واستنكر خطيب جمعة طهران، اعمال الشغب والتخريب وحرق المساجد وممتلكات المواطنين وتعكير الامن والحاق الاذى بالمواطنين واعتبرها اعمالا منافية للقانون، وان من مسؤولية القائد الاسلامي التصدي لهؤلاء المشاغبين حتى القضاء عليهم.

وطالب خاتمي السلطة القضائية بمحاكمة المسؤولين عن اعمال الشغب باعتبارهم محاربين حسب الفقه الاسلامي والذين يتلقون الاوامر من امريكا واسرائيل، والتصدي الحازم لهم ليكونوا عبرة للآخرين.

وندد آية الله خاتمي بوسائل الاعلام الاوروبية والامريكية والبريطانية ووصف تغطيتها للاحداث الاخيرة بانها خبيثة وتصب الزيت على النار مضيفا: استغرب كيف يتجول هؤلاء بحرية في بلادنا، واطلب من الحكومة ان تراقبهم.

ووصف خطيب جمعة طهران، قادة امريكا وبريطانيا وفرنسا والمانيا والامين العام للامم المتحدة بانهم منافقون، قائلا: الآن يشعر الامين العام للامم المتحدة بالقلق، وانا اقول له ايها البائس لماذا لم تشعر بالقلق عندما قتل 400 طفل و100 امرأة بريئة في غزة ؟ ولكنك تشعر بالقلق هنا؟ يجب القول ان منظمة الامم المتحدة هي منظمة الدول المستكبرة، ويتعين على الشعوب ان تؤسس منظمة امم حقيقية.

واوضح ان امريكا وبريطانيا وفرنسا والمانيا انتهكت حقوق الانسان ولكنها مازالت تتحدث عن احترام حقوق الانسان، مشيرا الى التعذيب الذي مارسته امريكا في معتقلات ابو غريب وغوانتانامو والتعذيب الذي مارسته بريطانيا في سجونها، وتزويد فرنسا والمانيا لجيش صدام المقبور بالاسلحة والقنابل الكيمياوية اثناء الحرب المفروضة على الجمهورية الاسلامية الايرانية، مؤكدا ان الشعب الايراني لن ينسى هذه الممارسات العدوانية وسيرد عليها في الوقت المناسب.

http://arabic.irib.ir/pages/news/detailnews.asp?idn=43291

A PhD student in Britain, who traveled to Iran prior to the western-backed street riots, is Moussavi’s “aide”

So I guess Moussavi has a dearth of people who live in Iran and are qualified to be his aides and has chosen as his aide a student living in the UK? I can only imagine Obama’s campaign aide living in Sweden or something like that, and traveling to the U.S just before or during elections. Yes, that makes a lot of sense.

Mousavi aide banned from leaving Iran

The head of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s information committee, Abolfazl Fateh, has not been allowed to leave the country for Britain.

Following the recent incidents and a move by some Mousavi supporters to provoke people to hold “illegal gatherings”, Fateh – who is a PhD student in Britain – has been banned from leaving Iran, Fars news agency reported.

Fateh has been banned from leaving the country so that some issues behind the gatherings can be clarified, the news agency reported.

Following the announcement of the results of Iran’s 10th presidential elections, supporters of some candidates took to the streets to protest against alleged irregularities in the election process.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Interior Ministry has repeatedly declared that it has not issued any permit for the rallies and has stressed that such protests are illegal.

Iranian authorities have urged the defeated presidential candidates and their supporters to lodge their complaints through legal channels, rather than staging street protests.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99065&sectionid=351020101

Obama: Bush redux

U.S. grants support Iranian “dissidents”

Caption: the product of U.S-funded “dissidents’ ” “peaceful protests”?

Caption: has this “dissident” received U.S government funding?

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to fund groups that support Iranian dissidents, records and interviews show, continuing a program that became controversial when it was expanded by President Bush.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which reports to the secretary of state, has for the last year been soliciting applications for $20 million in grants to “promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Iran,” according to documents on the agency’s website. The final deadline for grant applications is June 30.

U.S. efforts to support Iranian opposition groups have been criticized in recent years as veiled attempts to promote “regime change,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, the largest Iranian-American advocacy group. The grants enable Iran’s rulers to paint opponents as tools of the United States, he said.

Although the Obama administration has not sought to continue the Iran-specific grants in its 2010 budget, it wants a $15 million boost for the Near Eastern Regional Democracy Initiative, which has similar aims but does not specify the nations involved. Some of that money will be targeted at Iran, said David Carle, a spokesman for the appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign affairs.

“Part of it is to expand access to information and communications through the Internet for Iranians,” Carle said in an e-mail.

President Obama said this week the United States “is not at all interfering in Iran’s affairs,” rejecting charges of meddling that were renewed Thursday by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Asked how the democracy promotion initiatives square with the president’s statement, White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said, “Let’s be clear: The United States does not fund any movement, faction or political party in Iran. We support … universal principles of human rights, freedom of speech, and rule of law.”

State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said, “Respecting Iran’s sovereignty does not mean our silence on issues of fundamental rights and freedoms, such as the right to peacefully protest.”

The Bush program “was a horrible idea,” Parsi said. “It made human rights activists and non-governmental organizations targets.”

Not so, said David Denehy, the former Republican political consultant and State Department official who used to oversee the spending. “To say that we were the cause of repression in Iran is laughable … Our programs sent a message to the people of Iran that we supported their requests for personal freedom,” he said.

The State Department and USAID decline to name Iran-related grant recipients for security reasons.

After Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced a major expansion of the program in 2006 — Congress eventually approved $66 million — the Iranian government arrested activists and closed down their organizations. Several Iranian dissidents, including former political prisoner Akbar Ganji, denounced the U.S. funding as counterproductive.

Some in Congress are happy the program is continuing.

“As the Iranian regime cracks down on its people, I strongly believe that we should be prepared to extend our hand in help and support to any Iranian civil society group that reaches out for it,” Sen. Joseph Lieberman, wrote in an e-mail to USA TODAY.

Most of the money likely hasn’t reached Iran but went instead to Washington-based groups, said Suzanne Maloney, an Iran expert who reviewed applications for the democracy program before leaving the State Department for the Brookings Institution. The United States lacks the insight to influence Iran’s internal politics, she said.

“We have such limited penetration of Iranian politics,” she said. “We are so poorly positioned to add any value.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-06-25-iran-money_N.htm

Obama: USA and entire world “appalled and outraged by Iran’s violent efforts to crush dissent”

Associated Press on June 24, 2009: President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared the United States and the entire world “appalled and outraged” by Iran’s violent efforts to crush dissent and for the first time expressed significant doubt about the legitimacy of the national election at the root of the upheaval.

U.S ‘has agents working inside Iran’


The US has intelligence agents in Iran but it is not clear if they are providing help to the protest movement there, a former US national security adviser has told Al Jazeera.

Brent Scowcroft said on Wednesday that “of course” the US had agents in Iran amid the ongoing pressure against the Iranian government by protesters opposed to the official result of its presidential election.

But he added that he had no idea whether US agents had provided help to the opposition movement in Iran, which claims that the authorities rigged the June 12 election in favour of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the incumbent president.

“They might do. Who knows?” Scowcroft told Josh Rushing for Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines programme.

“But that’s a far cry from helping protesters against the combined might of the Revolutionary Guard, the militias and so on – and the [Iranian] police, who are so far completely unified.”

Limited options

Scowcroft’s admission that Washington has agents stationed in Iran comes a day after the US president issued tougher rhetoric against the government in Iran.

Barack Obama’s sterner tone came after days of deadly clashes between the opposition and Iranian security forces and militias.Obama has been criticised by US conservative politicians for not taking a stronger line against Tehran amid the government crackdown, but Scowcroft, a former adviser to presidents Gerald Ford and the senior George Bush, said the US could only do so much.

“We don’t control Iran. We don’t control the government, obviously,” he said.

“There is little we can do to change the situation domestically in Iran right now and I think an attempt to change it is more likely to be turned against us and against the people who are demonstrating for more freedom.

“Therefore, I think we need to look at what we can do best, which is to try to influence Iranian behaviour in the region.”

At least 19 people have been killed in post-election violence in Iran, which broke out at the scene of protests questioning the veracity of the poll results.

Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main challenger to Ahmadinejad, has rejected the official results of the vote and has called for a fresh election to be held, while Mehdi Karoubi, another defeated candidate in the election, has called the new government “illegitimate”.

But the Guardian Council, Iran’s highest legislative body, has said that there were no incidences of major fraud in the vote and has declared that the official results will stand.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/06/2009624225744811593.html

2 Pictures are worth all the words one can utter about the recent events in Iran

000610xCaption: A bus set ablaze by northern Tehrani hooligans on June 20, 2009

Caption: Terrorist Maryam Rajavi, head of MKO (Mujahideen e-Khalq) a terrorist organization, cheers for the disturbances in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Backgrounder on the west’s treatment of the terrorist group MKO: Active in Germany, Denmark and other countries of the EU.  Maintained offices in Washington DC until 2002.  Legalized in the UK on 24 June 2008, six months after winning a court battle over its legality.  Protected by U.S occupation forces in Iraq, which even escorted weapons supply convoys from Baghdad to Camp Ashraf where the MKO has its headquarters (CNN). Removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organizations in January 2009 (al-Jazeera) and its assets (estimated in the tens of millions of dollars) unfrozen (contrast with the UK’s freezing of Iranian government assets in the UK, worth $1.6 billion).

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