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  • Startling Revelations from an Iranian Smuggling Case in Hamburg

    09/18/2013 1:43:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies - Commentary-Opinion ^ | September 17, 2013 | by Matthias Kuentzel
    SNIPPET: "I rarely attend trials, but this one is special. On July 24, 2013, the main hearing in the case of German businessman Rudolf M. and Iranian-Germans Gholamali K., Kianzad K., and Hamid Kh. opened at Hamburg’s Higher Regional Court. The defendants are charged with exporting 92 German-produced specialized valves for use in Iran’s Arak plutonium reactor and arranging the shipment of 856 nuclear-usable valves from India to Iran in 2010 and 2011. The reasons why the UN Security Council has ordered Iran to halt the construction of the Arak reactor are compelling. If this nuclear plant comes online in...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Sign that the goods are meant for the IRGC?

    10/27/2011 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies ^ | October 27, 2011 | Posted by Aaron "Sign that the goods are meant for the IRGC?" (October 27, 2011) SNIPPET: "The modules in question are radio transmitters used in IED's that killed and wounded American service members in Iraq. They were purchased from a US firm through intermediaries in Singapore. Final destination? Tehran." SNIPPET: "Mahan Air is no ordinary airline. Rather it appears to be the official air transport arm of the IRGC's Qods Force."
  • Student activist gets one year jail time in Iran

    08/22/2005 9:05:48 PM PDT · by humint · 2 replies · 408+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | Mon. 22 Aug 2005 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, Aug. 22 – An Iranian student activist was sentenced to one year in prison for organising anti-government demonstrations, the head of a student organisation said on Monday. Amir-Hossein Balali, a former student activist in Amir-Kabir University of Technology, had also been accused of inciting public anger against the state during the years 1998-2001, Yashar Qajar said. He also faced charges of insulting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Balali had previously been arrested in the summer 2001 and held in solitary confinement for one month on similar charges. According to Qajar, Balali has been active in setting up...
  • Blog-Burst Targets Iran's Government, Extends Hand to Its People

    07/16/2002 9:32:19 AM PDT · by katman · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Random Jottings Blog ^ | July 15, 2002 | John Weidner
    We've read the Michael Leeden articles, and we can't stand it any more. So, bloggers are jumping in. There's a Blog Burst going on, starting with John's Open Letter to the Iranian People referenced above (and reproduced/modified on many blogs). As noted on Winds of Change, Iranian blogger "Derek Shan" has already helped start 1,200 Farsi-language blogs inside Iran. We're hoping that will help with translation, and also begin spreading the word in-country. If you have a web site, join the effort! I have.