The Beirut Bomber in Rouhani’s Cabinet
Here’s a VERY interesting piece that is completely indicative of the true nature of Rouhani. He’s selected Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan as Defense Minister for his new cabinet, who is the SAME man behind the murder of over 200 U.S. servicemen thirty years ago. How’s that for thawing the relations?
Iran Shuts Down Paper, Cites Anti-Islamic Article
So in Iran, speaking your mind and even the slightest bit of criticism of the government can get your business and human rights shut down and thrown away forever. Ridiculous!
Ahmed Shaheed, UN Human Rights Investigator for Iran, Releases his Newest Report
By clicking the title, you will be taken to the document with Shaheed’s latest findings. The human rights record is still pretty grim in Iran according to Shaheed, and needs major adjustments. He summarizes this well in this telling paragraph:
“The human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to warrant serious concern, with no sign of improvement in the areas previously raised by the General Assembly or the various human rights monitoring mechanisms. This includes progress in advancing commitments accepted by the Government during its 2010 universal periodic review. Tensions between various aspects of the country’s laws and its human rights obligations, along with the capricious application of those laws, remain causes of the lack of progress. As a result, gender discrimination, as well as systemic and systematic violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, continue to characterize the human rights situation in the country.”
This is the most basic of human rights. If the Iranian people cannot express their opinions and concerns with the government, the government is allowed to do whatever they want, and that’s obviously dangerous. Let the people have Facebook and Twitter!
It’s time for world leaders to stop acting like children and behave with morals and dignity to do their job.