Friday, December 08, 2006

780 demonstrations, strikes & protests took place in Iran in November

That's according to NCRI (MEK). Even if you assume all of this is nonsense, and there were, say, 100 demonstrations / strikes / protests, you'd think one of them would get mentioned in the mainstream Western news.

More than 780 demonstrations, strikes, protests, and clashes took place in the Iranian month ending November 21. The figures indicate a 54-percent rise in comparison to the same period last year, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.

Some 3,400 such protests have been recorded over the past eight months.

Does anyone ever wonder if Iran is the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world, then why not anyone wants to step up and get rid of this regime? Here is a partial answer: Iran is the EU's client state.

The EU is Iran's largest trading partner with bilateral exchanges exceeding €13 billion in 2001.(15) The amount of EU-Iran trade, while allowing the former to have a formidable influence over the latter, has become the engine driving Tehran-Brussels relations--sometimes at the cost of the EU neglecting to challenge Tehran on the question of WMD and other political points.

Organizationally, the EU had been reluctant to challenge Iran on reports that the country had a clandestine nuclear weapons program or was in violation of its safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As late as May 2003 --with the promises of political linkages related to the TCA still intact--the EU failed to discuss officially the case of Iran in international forums on nuclear weapons proliferation despite information about undeclared sites in Iran being allegedly used for nuclear activities.(16) For example, in the statement by the EU representative delivered at the Second Preparatory Committee of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference held in Geneva in April-May 2003, Iran is never mentioned. In comparison, the U.S. representative in the same conference devoted a significant portion of his statement to Iran, stating, "Iran provides perhaps the most fundamental challenge ever faced by the NPT."(17)

Sheema 's "EY IRAN" has the rest of the answer.


Gayle said...

Good grief you've been posting a lot!

Nope, I haven't heard a peep about any of this on any news channel, not even Fox News. It may have been on Fox News, but if it was, I missed it. It should be being broadcast over and over again on every news channel, but we know that won't happen, don't we? :(

SERENDIP said...

Dear Gayle: Unless countries put their securities firts instead of their economic interests, we will not get rif of the ayatollahs meance this easily...sigh