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Khamenei: Time for new world order

September 3, 2012 Comments off

ynetnews

“Iran’s motto is nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for none,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared Thursday, in a speech welcoming Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi to Tehran. Morsi’s visit was the first by an Egyptian leader to Iran in over three decades.

Iran’s state TV in a live broadcast showed Morsi being received with full red-carpet honors by Tehran’s vice president in charge of executive affairs Hamid Baghaei in the capital’s Mehrabad airport on Thursday.  The world, Khamenei said “Is in transition towards a new international order and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) can and should play a new role.”

The summit (Photos: AFP)

He further underlined the need for solidarity among all NAM member-states, saying it was an “obvious necessity” in the current era for establishing this new order.

Khamenei stressed that Iran “will never pursue nuclear weapons but… will not give up right to nuclear energy,” which he called the “given right of every country.”

Iran, he said, “regards the use of chemical weapons as an unforgivable sin, but it will not Read more…

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Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

May 28, 2011 Comments off

wsj.com

Iran Internet Unplug
Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.

The leadership in Iran sees the project as a way to end the fight for control of the Internet, according to observers of Iranian policy inside and outside the country. Iran, already among the most sophisticated nations in online censoring, also promotes its national Internet as a cost-saving measure for consumers and as a way to uphold Islamic moral codes.

In February, as pro-democracy protests spread rapidly across the Middle East and Read more…