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Saturday 27. October 2012

European Parliament visit to Iran canceled

(Reuters) - Iran has canceled a European Parliament delegation visit to Tehran after the group asked to meet two Iranian activists awarded a top EU rights prize, a parliament spokeswoman said on Saturday. The decision came after...

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Thursday 25. October 2012

Iran's Unrequited War (Wall Street Journal)

von BRET STEPHENS. On Wednesday an Iranian-American named Manssor Arbabsiar pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with Iranian military officials to blow up a restaurant in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, the New York Times...

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Tuesday 23. October 2012

باز هم سفر دیگری به ایران

اتحادیه‌ی اروپا دگربار تصمیم گرفته است درباره‌ی شیوه‌ی برخورد و واکنش خود به رژیم ملایان روش معمول «از یک سو... ولی از سوی دیگر هم...» را پیشه کند.

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Tuesday 23. October 2012

Israeli Embassy in Berlin: End Germany-Iran programs

BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, Jerusalem Post. German politician faces criticism for trip to Tehran; Israeli embassy in Berlin echo the sentiment. German-Iranian academic programs that seek to circumvent the EU and US consensus to isolate...

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Tuesday 23. October 2012

Iranian money laundering network in Vienna

STOP THE BOMB demands clarification and travel ban on Iranian regime representatives >>

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Monday 22. October 2012

Iranian official 'has set up international money laundering network'

A senior aide to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has used trips to Vienna to defy United Nations sanctions to build an international money laundering network that funds black market ­equipment purchases by the country’s...

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Sunday 21. October 2012

Iran's grand strategy has not changed: Replace U.S. as dominant Mideast power

By FARIBORZ SAREMI. Iran has consistently employed the same strategic reasoning over the last year and remains focused on two key aims. On the one hand, Iran is absolutely determined to curb U.S. American ambitions in and around...

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Thursday 18. October 2012

European Parliament members urged not to visit Iran

The Vienna-based European Stop the Bomb coalition also called for the visit to be canceled, as did U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in a letter they sent to European Parliament President Martin Schulz....

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Thursday 18. October 2012

Ryszard Czarnecki (MEP): We should not send mixed messages to Iran

EU Member of Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki says this the worst time for the European Union to send a delegation to Iran. Describing appeasement, Konrad Adenauer, the German chancellor after the second world war once said: "The one...

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Thursday 18. October 2012

Paweł Zalewski, member of the EP delegation to Iran from EPP: European Parliament should cancel its visit in Iran

"The EP delegation to Iran should not visit Teheran because it might be used for propaganda purposes by the Iranian regime" stated Paweł Zalewski. "It is not good time for this visit. I call on my all colleagues from the...

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Thursday 18. October 2012

US Senators Ben Cardin and Jeanne Shaheen urged President Schulz to reconsider a planned visit by European officials to Iran

A visit to Iran by members of the European Parliament would send the wrong message to Iranian leaders at a critical juncture in diplomatic relations, wrote U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a letter...

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Thursday 18. October 2012

Parliament faces fresh calls to call off Iran trip

Pressure is mounting on parliament to scrap a planned delegation trip to Iran later this month. Senior MEP Martin Callanan has become the latest deputy to call for the visit to be cancelled. Elsewhere, the European coalition...

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Wednesday 17. October 2012

Hezbollah drone made in Germany

Lebanese newspaper claims downed drone's equipment purchased from German companies via dummy Iranian corporation.

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Tuesday 16. October 2012

MEP Struan Stevenson says 'disgraceful' visit to Iran should be scrappe

British MEP Struan Stevenson has called for a planned "friendship" delegation from parliament to the "murderous" regime in Iran to be called off immediately. Details of the trip come 24 hours after the EU announced fresh...

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