Deutscher Kammerchef im Iran kritisiert Sanktionen scharf

Von Irangermany

Der Chef der Deutschen Aussenhandelskammer (AHK Iran) hat im iranischen Tabriz die UN und EU-Sanktionen scharf kritisiert. Nach Aussage von D.Bernbeck dem Geschäftsführer der Kammer sind die UN Sanktionen „sinn- und nutzlos“, „schaden nur kleinen Firmen, während größere Firmen weiterhin Wege finden Ihre Geschäfte aufrecht zu erhalten“. In entwaffnender Offenheit kritisiert Bernbeck die Sanktionen als „sinnlose Spielereien“ die für keinen der beteiligten Vorteile brächten
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Reuters plappert wieder mal nach….

Peter Graff (Reuters) hat großes Vertrauen in die Berichterstattung der staatlichen iranischen Medien, wie es scheint. Gegencheck? Fehlanzeige!

Iran missing scientist says he escaped U.S. agents: report

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s state television aired what it said was footage of a missing nuclear scientist on Tuesday, the third video to emerge in weeks giving conflicting accounts of the fate of a man Tehran says was kidnapped by the CIA.

Shahram Amiri, a university researcher working for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, disappeared during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia a year ago and Tehran accused Riyadh of handing him over to the United States, which Saudi Arabia has denied.

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No returning to Iran’s totalitarian past

Payam Akhavan, Mitgründer des Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, über die Vorzüge eines freien Irans:

Imagine a pragmatic and liberal Iran as the epicentre of an integrated Middle East, a common market stretching from Beirut to Baghdad, Damascus to Dubai, Tel Aviv to Tehran, the all-conquering antidote of interdependence to bridge the perennial Arab-Israeli and Sunni-Shia divides. While the immediate challenges are formidable and sobering, the heroic struggle for democracy in Iran should inspire a vision of a different and better future. In the 1930s, after all, who could have imagined the European Union? [Weiterlesen…]

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Verschleppungstaktik: Auf ein Neues

Die Achse Brasilien-Türkei-Teheran hat sich wohl endgültig darauf eingeschworen, ihren Hinhaltekurs gemeinsam durchzuziehen.

‚Iran, Brazil, Turkey to meet again‘

Iran says it will respond to a proposal to meet with the Vienna Group after consulting with Brazil and Turkey on the nuclear fuel swap deal.

„After coordinating with Brazil and Turkey over the next two days, a location for this meeting will be decided; however, we propose holding the talks in Tehran,“ Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Wednesday.

Responding to question about Iran’s letter to the UN Security Council (UNSC) Mottaki said that the letter would be delivered within the next few days.

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How A Regime Change In Iran Would Transform The World

Melik Kaylan zählt für Forbes die vielen Vorteile auf, die eine Welt ohne „Islamische Republik“ mit sich brächte. In diesem Sinne: Faster, please!

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Foreign Companies Stepping Away from Iran

The French oil group Total said it had suspended sales of refined products to Iran. Spain’s largest oil company Repsol has pulled out of a contract it won with Royal Dutch Shell to develop part of the South Pars gas field in Iran, a spokesman said on Monday. Italy’s oil and gas major ENI is handing the operation of the Darkhovin oilfield in Iran to local partners to avoid U.S. sanctions, ENI told U.S. authorities on April 29. Russian oil major LUKOIL will cease gasoline sales to Iran, industry sources said on April 7, following a similar decision by Royal Dutch Shell in March.

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The Case for “Regime Change”

Michael Rubin im Commentary Magazine:

Regime change is the only strategy, short of military strikes, that will deny Iran a nuclear bomb, and it is the only strategy that can end altogether the threat of a nuclear program under the control of radicals in the employ of the Islamic Republic. Military strikes would be effective in the short term, but would come at a tremendous cost in terms of blood, treasure, and blowback. Regime change, in contrast, would have few negatives and, if conducted simultaneously with a campaign to isolate and fracture the Revolutionary Guards, could end with Iran taking its place among nations as a moderate, productive republic, immunized against the virus of Islamist populism, at peace with itself and its neighbors.

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