Democratic Republic of Iran جمهوری دموکراتیک ایران

The Only Way Forward

دستگیری روحانی طرفدار مشایی / Cleric who leads prayers at the Presidents office and has close ties to Mashaei arrested

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عباس امیری فر از چهره های مشهور به طرفداری از مشایی بازداشت شد. طبق اعلام منابع نزدیک به امیری فر وی تلفنی به دادسرای اوین احضار شده ولی چون این احضاریه کتبی نبود به دادسرا نرفته بود. وی اما دیروز توسط یک تیم امنیتی سپاه در خانه اش دستگیر شد. این اتفاق درست در روزی افتاد که احمدی نژاد بعد از قهری ده روزه به دولت برگشت و از حمایت های رهبری از دولتش تشکر کرد و دولت دهم را  در خط ولایت  فقیه دانست.

امیری که دارای نسبتی فامیلی با فیض الله عرب سرخی است هفته گذشته هم به علت مصاحبه هایش در حمایت از مشایی و هم به علت شرکت در مراسم ختم پدر همسرش  که شرکت چهره های اصلاح طلب مانند بهزاد نبوی ودیگر اعضای سازمان مجاهدین در آن حضور داشتند، دستمایه خبر سازی سایت هایی چون جهان والف  ومشرق شده بود.

امیری فر دبیر جامعه ای به نام جامعه وعاظ  ولایی است که از جامعه وعاظ تهران منشعب شده؛ که دبیر آن شیخ جعفر شجونی،از هواداران احمدی نژاد و منقدان مشائی است که به تازگی در مصاحبه با روز نسبت هایی به جامعه وعاظ ولایی  داده بود.

 امیری فر که پیش نماز نهاد ریاست جمهوری است در گفت وگویی با روزنامه شرق در حمایت از مشایی گفته بود: “آقاي مشايي را من شخصيتي مي‌دانم كه در آينده حرف‌هاي زيادي براي گفتن دارد؛ البته اگر بگذارند. شما به برخورد‌هايي كه با اين فرد خدمت‌گذار مي‌شود نگاه كنيد. صداوسيما عليه ايشان است و تعداد زيادي از روزنامه‌هاي اصولگرا با تمام وجود به ايشان حمله مي‌كنند”.

همچنین: “خود من در جامعه وعاظ مدير جلسه بودم كه آقاي مشايي براي پاسخ به ابهاماتي به آنجا آمدند. نزديك 250 طلبه يك جا جمع شده بودند. ايشان سه ساعت سرپا و با سعه‌صدر و حوصله جواب تمام سوال‌ها را داد كه با ابراز رضايت همه همراه شد. توجه داشته باشيد كه آقاي مشايي حاضر نبود بنشيند. مي‌گفت نشستن در محضر علما اسائه ادب است. تند‌تر ين سوال‌ها را مي‌كردند اما ايشان با سعه‌صدر جواب مي‌دادند. حضرت امير مي‌فرمايند يكي از آلات رياست سعه‌صدر است كه ايشان نشان داد از آن بهره‌مند هستند. سعه‌صدر ايشان در حالي بود كه من از بعضي سوال‌هاي تند عصباني مي‌شدم. شدت هجمه عليه آقاي مشايي به جايي مي‌رسد كه حضرت آقا در سفر اخير به قم در جلسه با جامعه مدرسين مي‌گويند من قبول ندارم كه ايشان مكتب ايران را در مقابل اسلام قرار داده اما چون به ضررشان است اين فرمايش آقا را رسانه‌اي نمي‌كنند”.

وی همچنین در این مصاحبه گفته بود که: “ما معتقديم كه اصولگرايي مانند جناح راست سنتي شده و خاصيت خودش را از دست داده. راست سنتي ديگر جذابيتش را براي مردم از دست داده. آقاي احمدي‌نژاد اعلام كرد من با اين گروه‌ها كاري ندارم. با كانديداتوري آقاي احمدي‌نژاد تمام اصولگرا‌ها مخالف بودند و همگي در سال 84 يا از لاريجاني دفاع كردند يا از قاليباف. اگر هم بعد از دو مرحله‌اي شدن انتخابات از احمدي‌نژاد حمايت كردند دليلش اين بود كه با هاشمي‌رفسنجاني مخالف بودند”.

Roozonline – May 2, 2011 – Abbas Amirifar, a figure famous for his support of Mashaei, was arrested. According to sources close to Amirifar, he had been orally summoned to the Evin prison, but refused to go because the summon was not in writing. Yesterday, however, Amirifar was arrested by an Islamic Passdaran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) security team at his residence, on the day of Ahmadineajd’s return to office after a ten-day absence, where he thanked the supreme leader for supporting his administration and affirmed the tenth administration’s adherence to Velayat-e Faghih [rule of clerics].

Amirifar was the subject of several news stories on the web last week, both for his interviews in support of Mashaei, and for attending his father-in-law’s funeral, which was attended by prominent reformist figures, such as Behzad Nabavi and members of the reformist Mojahedin of the Islamic Revolution organization.

Amirifar, who leads prayers at the president’s office, had told the daily Shargh in support of Mashaei, “I see Mr. Mashaei as someone who will have a lot to say in the future; of course, if they allow him to. You must take a look at how these public servants are treated. The state-run media is opposed to him, and a large number of Principalist newspapers attack him with all they have.”

He added, “Once I was running a meeting when Mr. Mashaei came to resolve some of the controversies. About 250 seminary students were there. He answered questions for three hours on his feet and with admirable patience, which impressed everyone. See, Mr. Mashaei wouldn’t agree to sit. He said it would be rude to sit among scholars. They asked him the harshest questions and he would answer with patience. Our religious leaders teach us that patience is an admirable quality, and he showed that he has that quality. In face, he was so patient that sometimes I would get mad by some of the pointed questions. The attacks on Mr. Mashaei are so harsh that the supreme leader says in his recent visit to Qom, I don’t believe that he [Mashaei] pits Iran against Islam, but they don’t publish that remark because it’s not in their interest.  In the same interview, Amirifar said, “We believe that the Principalist movement has become like the traditional conservative movement; that it has lost its flavor. The traditional conservative movement has its allure for the people. Mr. Ahmadinejad announced that he is not concerned with these groups. All of the Principalist factions were opposed to Mr. Ahmadinejad’s candidacy. They all supported either Larijanir or Ghalibaf in 2005. Even if they supported Ahmadinejad in the second round, the only reason was that they were opposed to Hashemi Rafsanjani.”


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Iran to distribute video promoting the imminent return of the Mahdi

New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi–or Islamic messiah–is about to appear.

CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place — and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times.

While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand.

‘The Coming is Near’

The propaganda footage has reportedly been approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government.

It’s called The Coming is Near and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the mythical tweflth Imam or Mahdi — the messiah figure who Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.

“This video has been produced by a group called the Conductors of the Coming, in connection with the Basiji — the Iranian paramilitary force, and in collaboration with the Iranian president’s office,” said Reza Kahlil, a former member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who shared the video with CBN News.

Kahlili, author of the book, A Time to Betray, worked as a double agent for the CIA inside the Iranian regime.

“Just a few weeks ago, Ahmadenijad’s office screened this movie with much excitement for the clerics,” Kahlili told CBN News. “The target audience is Muslims in the Middle East and around the world.”

To watch the video in its entirety, visit Kahlili’s website.

The video claims that Iran is destined to rise as a great power in the last days to help defeat America and Israel and usher in the return of the Mahdi. And it makes clear the Iranians believe that time is fast approaching.

“The Hadith have clearly described the events and the various transformations of countries in the Middle East and also that of Iran in the age of the coming,” said a narrator, who went on to say that America’s invasion of Iraq was foretold by Islamic scripture–and that the Mahdi will one day soon rule the world from Iraq.

Other ‘Prophetic’ Signs

The ongoing upheavals in other Middle Eastern countries like Yemen and Egypt–including the rise of the Muslim Brotherood — are also analyzed as prophetic signs that the Mahdi is near — so is the current poor health of the king of Saudi Arabia, an Iranian rival.

“Isn’t the presence of Abdullah, his illness, and his uncertain condition, great news for those anxious for the coming?” asks the narrator.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, and Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah, are hailed as pivotal end times players, whose rise was predicted in Islamic scriptures.

The same goes for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, who the video says will conquer Jerusalem prior to the Mahdi’s coming.

“I think it’s a very grave development,” Mideast expert Joel Rosenberg, author of The Twelfth Imam, told CBN News, “because it gives you a window into the thinking of the Iranian leadership: that they believe the time for war with Israel may be even sooner than others had imagined.”

Kahlili says The Coming is Near will soon be distributed by the Iranian regime throughout the Middle East.  He explained that their goal is to instigate further uprisings in Arab countries.

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سال نو مبارک آقای رییس جمهور / Happy New Year Mr. President !

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برنامه در تلویزیون دولتی ایران ادعا می کند محمود احمدینژاد است به طور کلی از ارتش مهدی امام

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تقاضای عفو زندان اوین محمد نوری زاد / Mohammad Nourizad asks forgiveness from the Iranian people from inside Evin prison

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November 7, 2010 – Mohammad Nourizad writes a letter to the people of Iran from inside section 350 of Evin prison in which he laments over how shameful it is that so many of Iran’s best and brightest are caged inside prison.  He says that the 150 hi-ranking students, professors, writers, lawyers and professionals who are imprisoned in section 350 would never take pen-to-paper and ask forgiveness from the regime. 

Nourizad goes on to say that the people in prison are not threatening the “national security,” rather, it is Ahmadinejad, the Judiciary, Majlis and the people with the guns.  “They are the ones who should be ashamed.”  He also regretfully says that, ” they are causing so much hatred toward religion.”

In the last paragraph, which is the most meaningful, he seems to be asking forgiveness not only for himself, but for all those that brought failure to the system, and especially those that failed to reform it (reformists) upon the Iranian people.  He says that they gained the Iranian people’s trust, and then plundered their resources, rights and caused so much hatred toward religion.  In the end, he says they have done the Iranian people wrong and they (at least the reformists) regret it. 

The last paragraph is as follows:

All Iranians,

Shame on me that the song of goodness is not with you in today’s world.  Forgive me, us, because we polluted your lives with tricks and lies.  Shame on me, shame on us, forgive me, forgive us.  Forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness ( in Arabic).  Oh, all Persians (Iranians), in the name of religion I climbed your wall of trust, we climbed, and gave away your supplies (resources and rights), we did.  In the name of religion, we caused your hatred of religion, we provided.  I beg your forgiveness.  I write you this letter from two steps away from death.  The death that is further from my will is following me.  Since I, we, before the eyes of the worlds wisdom, did unwisely to you, we regret it.  Death for us, and life for you.  The death dance for me, for us, and the life dance for you.            

The world and the future is to your will.

Summary and translation by Droi

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Latest University news from Iran

According to reports in the first week of Aban (Persian month starting from October 23) there is to be a briefing in the Science and Industrial University for the Protection Department forces in this university.

Regime forces in universities have recently become active in the arts and national universities. Of their activities is spreading rumors in the university which are in the interests of Ahmadinejad. Of these rumors is that Ahmadinejad opposes the clerics and if he is put away from the government the system will become completely clerical.

According to reports from the Sush and Khazaneh and Edam Squares, on Friday flyers were distributed challenging Khamenei on Ashura (religious ceremony marking the death of the revered Shiite Imam, Imam Hossein son of Ali and grandson of Mohammad). 

Students of the Teacher Training University clashed with security forces outside the entrance of this university on October 18 because of the fact that female students were harassed under the excuse of ‘improper veiling’.

Young people and students in Amir Abad and Fisher Abad wrote on the walls of public places to call for a protest for Student Day in Iran. Some of their messages were ‘Students fight while Khamenei trembles’ and ‘Don’t forget December 7 (Students Day)’, and ‘death to Khamenei’.

ISC

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فرار رفسنجانی از محمود در عید فطر۸۹ / Rafsanjani avoiding Ahmadinejad at Eid Fetr Celebration

فیلمی از لحظه فرار رفسنجانی از دست سه سانتی مربوط به عید فطر امسال که تاکنون هیچ کجا منتشر نشده است… با سپاس از هیس فریاد سکوت

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Mohammad Reza Heidari explains why more Iranian diplomats will defect in opposition to Ahmadinejad

Mohammad Reza Heidari, a former high-ranking Iranian diplomat in Norway, announced in December that he was quitting the foreign ministry and not returning to Tehran. He now lives in Oslo, where he spoke with insideIRAN.org

Q: You were the first Iranian diplomat to defect after the June 12 election and created the “Green Embassy.” There are two more diplomats who recently resigned and joined the Green Embassy. Was this a coordinated move? Were you aware of this? Are there going to be more defections and resignations?

A: Yes, plenty more. I have information that there are many people in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and within the security apparatus of the regime who are resigning as we speak. Some of them have moved to Turkey seeking asylum and have turned themselves in at the UN compound there. Some of them are under house arrest in Iran. These are men who fought in the war alongside us but are now alienated by the behavior of the IRGC. No one can hear their voices, though.

Their families are under pressure. Iran has become a massive jail for all Iranians. People in Iran are unhappy and are paying for their protests.

I was in touch with these gentlemen for the past six months. This was a group effort. I didn’t just decide overnight to defect on my own. My friends and I had discussions about this. We talked about who would volunteer to do this first and when. There are always fears about government retribution. This is a very dangerous move. We discussed all this. We decided to make a move to express our dissatisfaction with the status quo. On the day of Ashura, I decided to defect first to protest the government’s brutality. There were many more resignations before me but the regime would not allow them to speak up and reach the world media. Mr. Abolfazl Eslami in the embassy in Japan and Mr. Ranjbar in the interest section in the United States had already resigned their posts and joined the movement. They did not receive media coverage and thus remained unknown. We all believe that fundamental changes are needed in Iran.

Q: Why has the government become more sensitive about these resignations recently?

A: Those who left many years ago left because they could no longer deal with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the system. They wanted to live their lives. But now, our resignations are different, and are expressions of protest to the government. We oppose the killing of our people. This is political now, and it is an important point. According to numbers that I have, five Iranian diplomats left the embassy in Sweden and sought asylum there. And the Islamic Republic didn’t care. They are worried now because we were the products of the regime. These diplomats were from IRGC or martyrs’ families. Now they are worried about losing them.

Q: Tabnak, a conservative site close to former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezai, accused you and other diplomats of leaving your posts at the end of your mission solely because you did not want to leave your good lives in the West and return to Iran. Is that true?

A: These are all fabrications. Tabnak is part of this imploding system. We diplomats had the best lives in Iran. Our children went to the best schools in the county. We had high incomes. Every three to four years we were sent abroad. If we were to resign for some sort of financial gain, we wouldn’t have made such a big deal, we would have just minded our own business and gone on with our lives. Many diplomats have resigned in the past thirty years. They remained silent and nothing happened. I witnessed this with my own eyes when the head of the Iranian consulate in West Berlin and all his staff resigned and no one heard about it. They all have German passports now and live there. There were diplomats who sought asylum in Sweden quietly and no one ever found out. If we were after financial gains and personal interests, we would have remained quiet and would have pursued calm and prosperous lives.

Q: Last week, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to avoid interfering in the duties of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by appointing special envoys. Then, Manouchehr Mottaki, the minister of foreign affairs, criticized Ahmadinejad’s appointees. Is there a major rift between the president and his foreign minister?

A: Mottaki was in charge of Parliamentary Speaker Larijani’s campaign for president (against Ahmadinejad), yet he was appointed as Ahmadinejad’s foreign minister. The president was forced by the Supreme Leader to appoint Mottaki. The Supreme Leader also forced Ahmadinejad to pick the Leader’s preferred men for the Ministries of Intelligence and Interior, two of the most sensitive posts in Iran. Ahmadinejad had to accept this. They had problems from the very first year. Ahmadinejad and Mottaki had problems over appointing ambassadors.

Mr. Mojtaba Hashemi-Samareh, Ahmadinejad’s senior advisor, was the inspector general of the Foreign Ministry many years back. He interfered in everything. Mottaki was always upset. We did not have ambassadors to a large number of embassies and had to work with chargé d’affaires. Ahmadinejad and his supporters are very suspicious of Iranians abroad. They believe that the Foreign Ministry failed to do its job and allowed expats to create problems in Iran. Ahmadinejad really doesn’t care about Khamenei. He wants to do what he wants in the Foreign Ministry without the Supreme Leader’s supervision.

Q: It seems that Ahmadinejad backed down and pulled back his special envoys. Is this a victory for Khamenei or a sign of Ahmadinejad’s loyalty to the Supreme Leader?

A: Ahmadinejad has shown that he does not back down even when there is pressure from Khamenei. He refused to fire Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaie and instead appointed him to more positions. Mr. Mashaie has multiple jobs now! Ahmadinejad does not care about the Supreme Leader and cares about his ideology and his interests.

Q: Is Iran’s Foreign Minister Mottaki going to resign? What would happen if he does?

A: If Mottaki proves not to be a coward, which is unlikely, and resign, then things will be different. He is not a minister. He has limited or no power in his own ministry. His ambassadors refuse to report to him and instead report directly to the president. What kind of a minister is this? He will stay to keep his post. If he is replaced, Ahmadinejad will probably pick Mr. Hashemi-Samareh or Saeed Jalili. Both men served in the Foreign Ministry during the Rafsanjani years as inspector general and director of internal affairs, respectively. After Ahmadinejad became president, both men were promoted to much higher ranks. Hashemi-Samareh was fired during Rafsanjani in a humiliating way and he is now trying to take revenge.

Q: But these men cannot get through the parliament! What happens then?

A: It is possible that Ahmadinejad’s picks will fail to receive the parliament’s vote of confidence. Then, the president can appoint an interim director for the ministry, something he would love to do!

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Lawmaker Says MPs Running Out of Patience with Administration

TEHRAN, Sept 13 (ICANA) – MP Ahmad Tavakkoli has written a letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying the Majlis will not be lenient in dealing with the administration’s law-breaking forever.

“The president should not think that the Majlis will deal cautiously with the administration’s unlawful actions forever,” Tavakkoli, who is known for his criticism of the administration’s economic policies, said.

“Our caution is due to political considerations, but MPs will (eventually) run out of patience,” he stated.

The principlist MP believes that the administration’s decisions to reduce working hours in Ramadan and declare the day after Eid ul-Fitr a holiday contravene the law.

“Based on what permission did you declare Saturday a holiday? According to the law, the parliament has the right to designate a day as a holiday,” he asserted.

The president declared the day a holiday, ignoring the repercussions of his decision on the country’s economy, he added.

He went on to say that the Majlis decided not to declare the day a holiday, but the president illegally overturned the decision.

“What message is conveyed to the society? Is undermining the Majlis and mocking its decision consistent with the oath you have taken to safeguard the Constitution?”

Elsewhere in the letter, Tavakkoli said even though the Supreme Leader advised the administration against parallel activities in the area of foreign policy, the president did not obey the Leader’s directive and did not dismiss his special envoys for strategic regions around the world.

Ahmadinejad recently appointed a number of special envoys in a move which met widespread criticism.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also opposed the move as interference in the work of the Foreign Ministry.

Also, 122 majlis members have sent a letter to Ahmadinejad in regard to the appointment of special envoys.

A senior lawmaker says the Parliament (Majlis) has urged the president to preserve Iranian unity by avoiding parallel tasks in the country’s foreign policy.

The call came after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed Esfandiyar Rahim-Mashaei, Hamid Baqaei, Mohammad Mehdi Akhoundzadeh and Abolfazl Zohrehvand as his special envoys for the Middle East, Asia, Afghanistan and Caspian Sea affairs on August 22.

The move drew criticism from 122 lawmakers who argued that the appointment of special presidential envoys in the foreign policy arena is “against the law,” urging President Ahmadinejad to stick to guidelines recently offered by of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Deputy Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Esmail Kowsari said on Sunday that Majlis had sent a letter to Ahmadinejad in which it “stressed the necessity of preserving unity and integrity in the foreign policy arena.”

“Since the country is in the state of emergency, there is no need to select special envoys,” said Kowsari, adding that the “country’s foreign policies are determined by the overall polices of the Islamic Republic.”

The Iranian lawmaker went on to add the president had replied the Majlis letter, Mehr News Agency reported.

 

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Our perserverance is our sword, Our unity is our shield, AZADI… is our destiny!

Brave Women Of Iran

A special note we would like to share with the brave and beautiful women of Iran; You have shown extraordinary courage, passion, pride, humility and humanity in the face of great injustice. The world has taken notice and we are all humbled by your strength and determination. If you are the future, then we all are comforted by how bright it will shine.

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