Mehdi Kouhestaninejad: The destabilization of Iran is not coming from outside forces
Iran's election officials recount part of the votes and declare the presidential vote valid, US combat troops withdraw from Iraqi cities, and North Korea is peeved by missile defense in Hawaii. Marta Costello hosts the gnooze (the g is silent), the day's top stories in under 5 minutes.
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Harrison talks about how to make direct mail work for your business! I also touch on the power of Twitter during the Iran election situation, and ask for your input for an awesome quest.
Today's Webcast (June 26, 2009) - Today on WashingtonTV:
1. In a post-election demonstration, at least seven people were shot dead
2. Iran summons EU representative to Iran and prevents foreign reporters from covering latest protests
3. Obama says he is “deeply troubled” over violence following Iran election
4. Ahmadinejad in Moscow; and the continuing international reactions to Iran election
5. Guardian Council said its approval is necessary to certify the election results
6. Mousavi says he is not hopeful regarding the Guardian Council’s judgment
7. Grand Ayatollah Montazeri criticized the handling of the election by the government
8. Iran not doing enough to combat human trafficking, says US
Today's Top Stories (June 15, 2009) - World reactions to disputed Iran election results
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today: “The position of me and the United Nations is that the genuine will of the Iranian people should be fully respected.”
He added: “I have to watch ... this situation, how it evolves.”
European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, also said today that he was “concerned by the latest images and news that arrived from Tehran. I hope very much that at the end of the day the will of the people will be respected.”
He added that although there was little expectation of a change in Iran’s nuclear policy as a result of the election, the EU was still hoping to continue discussing the issue.
British Foreign Secretary David Milliband also said today:
“The very serious doubts that have been raised about the free and fair nature of the election counting process are obviously of major concern to many people in Iran.”
He added: “I think that in the very short term people will continue to focus on what seems to be state violence against its own people in Tehran and elsewhere.”
On Sunday night, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that "the actions of the Iranian security forces were completely unacceptable,” and he called on Iran to look into the allegations of irregularities of the election "immediately and without delay".
Today, Steinmeier summoned Iran's ambassador to Berlin, protesting at the crackdown against protesters, the following results.
France’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Eric Chevallier, said yesterday that Iran’s ambassador to France was summoned in view of the situation in Iran.
“We hope that the ambassador will bring explanations regarding the events in Iran and will listen to our concerns,” Le Figaro newspaper quoted Chevallier as saying in a released statement.
The statement continued: “While the campaign showed the vitality of democratic debate and the mobilization of Iranian civil society, France equally condemns the brutal repression of peaceful protests and the repeated attacks on press liberty, expression, and communication.”
At the same time Israel’s defense minister, Ehud Barak said: "I'm not sure if the results reflect the real will of the Iranian people," adding: "The triumph of the extremists is bad news, as any kind of victory of extremists should be defined."
Also on Sunday, the Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen, said in a statement: “The legitimacy of the election has been undermined by reports of fraud during the poll and vote counting."
Iranian reaction world wide
Iranians have been protesting the disputed re-election victory of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in many cities around the world, from Los Angeles to New York, Dubai, The Hague, and Kuala Lumpur where, according to AFP the police fired tear gas at the protestors.
A crowd of around two hundred protestors also gathered outside the Iranian embassy in London.
While singing nationalist and early revolution songs, such as “O Iran…” and “My Elementary School Comrade”, they also chanted slogans such as:
“Ahmadi, the Pinochet: Iran will not become Chile”
“Artillery, Tank, Fraud: Will not be effective anymore”
“An Iranian will die but not accept abjection”
Addressing Ahmadinejad: “You who professes justice; [give us] justice, justice”
“Oh sweeper-brother, sweep off Mahmoud”
“Dr. pay a visit to a Doctor”
“God’s victory is close at hand; Death to the government that cheats its people”
Today's Top Stories (June 16, 2009) - International reactions to Iran elections – Tuesday 16 June
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived at the Russian city of Yekaterinburg today to attend the ninth annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Iran has an observer status in the SCO, which includes Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgystan.
A spokeswoman for Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev told reporters that: “the heads of SCO member states congratulated Ahmadinejad on his reelection.”
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said today that: "We welcome the fact that the elections have taken place, and we welcome the newly re-elected Iranian president on the Russian soil."
Ryabkov added that: "It's quite symbolic that the Iranian president arrived in Russia on his first foreign visit since re-election. We see that as a sign that the Russian-Iranian relations will advance further."
In Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, said today: “The elections are a matter for the Iranian people, but if there are serious questions that are now being asked about the conduct of the elections, they have got to be answered.”
Brown said “There must be no violence in response to peaceful protests,” adding that: “the relationship they will have and the respect they will have from the rest of the world will depend on how they respond to what are legitimate grievances that are being expressed and have to be answered.”
At the same time Japan’s foreign minister, Hirofumi Nakasone, said today in a press conference: “We are extremely concerned about the confusion in Iran. We are carefully monitoring the situation.”
He added: “We hear about shootings. We hope that the situation will come to an end as soon as possible.”
Also today, Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith told that country’s parliament: “We are of course gravely concerned about both the reports and the images of serious human rights abuses that we’ve seen on camera and in photos in the last 24-36 hours in Tehran.”
He continued: “We call for restraint by the Iranian authorities.”
He added: “That is why we are not placing any hope in what’s happening there.”
In Holland, the Dutch foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen, summoned Iran’s charge d’affaires to the Netherlands, Majid Qahremani today, to protest post-election violence in Tehran.
“It cannot be that peaceful demonstrations are broken up violently,” Verhagen said in a statement, AFP reports.
Another part of that statement reads: “People in Iran must be able to protest peacefully and the Netherlands has asked that the arrested demonstrators be immediately freed.”
Iran summons Czech diplomat over EU statements on election
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned a Czech diplomat, representing the European Union, to protest against what it called “interference” by the 27-nation bloc following Iran’s presidential election.
On Monday, the European Union called on Iran to clarify the election results, which showed a landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance today banned foreign media journalists from leaving their offices to report on the protests throughout Tehran.
“No journalist has permission to report or film or take pictures in the city,” a ministry official told Reuters.
At least seven people were reported to have been killed since protesters took to the streets on Saturday.
Sen. John McCain on Iran
Sen. McCain reads an AP article on protest crackdown but mainly focuses on the death of the woman known as "Neda," who was killed and her video posted on YouTube. He then reads another article detailing the death.
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As humanists we are saddened and enraged by humanity's shortcomings: in this case, the abject and repugnant assassination of a young woman.What makes Neda so special are the circumstances of her death. Random and cruel, her execution goes against all basic human instincts and those values our species takes pride in defending.This collective of artists and musicians is reacting appropriately to this assault and affront to all that is sacred in existence : life, freedom, dignity and respect.The death of Neda Agha-Soltan (Persian: - Ned Soltn; 1982 June 20, 2009) drew international attention when her shooting, during the 2009 Iranian election protests, was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast over the internet.The video quickly became a rallying point for the reformist opposition. Ned () is also the the Persian word for "voice", "calling" or "divine message," and she has been referred to as the "voice of Iran".Neda Agha-Soltan studied Islamic philosophy at Azad University, studied singing privately and worked at a travel agency. She was the middle child and only daughter of a middle-class family of three children, whose family resided in a fourth floor apartment on Meshkini Street in the the Tehranpars neighborhood of Tehran. Her father is a civil servant and her mother is a homemaker. She graduated from Islamic Azad University, where she had studied the traditions and values of Islam as well as the philosophies of the world.Agha-Soltan was an aspiring, underground Persian popular singer and musician, who was studying her craft through private voice and music lessons. She had studied the violin and had an as-yet-undelivered piano on order at the time of her death. She worked for her family's travel agency. Agha-Soltan loved travel, having saved up enough to have gone on package tours with her friends to Dubai, Thailand and Turkey. She had studied Turkish, in hopes that it someday would aid her as a guide for Iranians on foreign tours there. It was in Turkey, two months prior to her death, that she met her fianc, 37 year old Caspian Makan, who worked as a photojournalist in Tehran.Those who knew her maintain that Agha-Soltan had not previously been very political she had not supported any particular candidate in the 2009 Iran elections but that anger over the election results prompted her to join the protest. Her voice and music teacher, Hamid Panahi, who was accompanying Agha-Soltan during the protest and can be seen on the video trying to comfort the dying woman, told the media: "She couldn't stand the injustice of it." Panahi went on to state: "All she wanted was the proper vote of the people to be counted. She wanted to show with her presence that, 'I'm here, I also voted, and my vote wasn't counted'. It was a very peaceful act of protest, without any violence."
Pastor J.D. look at Iran election and N. Korea Factor converging into Perfect Prophetic Storm! Do the actions and reactions and reactions their line up with what the Bible foretold will happen in the time before the great tribulation.