“It is also that major national security decisions over Syria and nuclear enrichment are ultimately made by Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards, who can very quickly and decisively overrule any assurances given by the likes of Zarif – and even, for that matter, Rouhani.”
Stated by Benny Avni in his Newsweek article, Ban’s Syrian Bungle Defriends Iran’s Mullahs.
UNITED NATIONS EXPERTS URGE IRAQ TO ESTABLISH THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE SEVEN MISSING RESIDENTS OF CAMP ASHRAF
I previously posted awhile back a story of a massacre in Iraq of Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf. 52 people were killed (many with their hands tied behind their back) and 7 people were taken hostages (6 of whom were women). The UN is finally speaking up about the issue, because the hostages are STILL being held by Maliki’s forces in Iraq and have yet to disclose the status of the hostages. Hopefully this statement by the UN will help shed some light on the issue and help get the hostages freed! Additionally, it’s International Human Rights Day, so all those jailed and held hostage for corrupt and unjustified reasoning should have their plights focused on today, so that those of us who are free can help them find their freedom that they so greatly deserve.
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!
I expect him to return to all of his radical practices that completely contradict everything he just said at UNGA. Let’s see it, Mr. “Moderate”!