Edris Ahmed – BasNews (Iran): 26-11-2013 – The first international conference aimed at preventing Lake Urmia from drying up is due to be held in Berlin next Sunday. The event will focus on bringing international experience to the table, in order to prevent the complete drainage of the lake.
Es waren offenbar die Saudis, die Israel informierten, daß in den vergangenen Monaten geheime Gespräche zwischen den USA und dem Iran stattgefunden haben. Mehr über Obamas Nahostpolitik braucht man eigentlich nicht zu wissen:
Israeli officials knew they were being kept in the dark as the U.S. conducted secret talks with Iran, and the knowledge that the White House was “going behind Israel’s back” was one of the key sources of tension between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, according to a senior Israeli minister and other Israeli officials.
“We did not know from the beginning, but we knew, we had intelligence that these meetings were happening,” said the Israeli minister, who spoke to BuzzFeed by phone from his Jerusalem office. He said that a “friend in the Gulf” shared intelligence with Israel that the meetings were taking place, and urged Israel to find out more. “I would like to say we knew the content of the talks, but we didn’t. What we knew was that the U.S. was choosing not to tell us about them and that was very worrying.”
That “friend,” one foreign ministry official said, was Saudi Arabia, which along with Israel has most strongly objected to the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the West over the weekend.
22.11.2013 – Bestun Kakayi – BasNews (Iran): Iran has started oil exploration projects on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Experts warn this will affect the Kurdish region’s oil reserve level.
November 23rd, 2013 | by Scott Lucas – On Tuesday, the Supreme Leader, in a speech to 50,000 members of the Basij militia, said Israel was the rabid dog
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Bestun Kakayi – BasNews (Iran): 20.11-2013 - Over the last two months 180 Kurds have been arrested in Iranian Kurdistan. This week, two Kurdish activists were arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in Kamyaran, after they crossed the border from the Kurdistan Region into Iranian Kurdistan.
JOSEPH KLEIN – FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE – 20.11.2013 – Israel and Saudi Arabia are proving the old adage correct that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” The Iranian regime is their common enemy. Israel sees a nuclear armed Iran as an existential threat. Sunni Saudi Arabia worries that Shiite Iran with nuclear arms will be emboldened to threaten other Sunni Gulf governments and ultimately try to force its will on Saudi Arabia itself.
MESOP LATEST : Opposition Group Claims Iran Operating Another Nuclear Site: ARAK ! – “CIA” knows about it !
By Zuber Hewrami – RUDAW – 20-11-2013 - Iran operates three known sensitive nuclear sites: Fardo, Natanz and a heavy water reactor in Arak. Washington, DC – The Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an exiled Iranian opposition group, claims its informants have revealed a new secret possible Iranian nuclear site in a sprawling military base in central Iran. “The clerical (Iranian) regime is constructing and completing a series of secret sites,” NCRI member Mehdi Abrishamchi told journalists in Paris. “Site ’012′ is one of them,” he said, explaining that was the name of the new suspect facility.
By Nasir Piroti – RUDAW – 19-11-2013 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish activists and political leaders in Iran warn that a threat by the underground Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) to resume armed conflict with Tehran will not be in the interests of the country’s large Kurdish minority.
Brother and Sister Arrested in Bokan
Early in the morning on Saturday, November 16, agents from the intelligence agency entered the home of Afsana and Shaho Bayzidi in Bokan and arrested the two siblings.
Kurdish Political Prisoner Stages Hunger Strike
A Kurdish political prisoner by the name of Ali Moradi has begun a hunger strike because he has been transferred from Minab prison to a prison in Bander Abbas
Female Kurdish Activist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court in Bokan sentenced Kurdish activist Shehin Baizidpor to two years in prison.
19-11-2013 – The PDKI’s Head of Foreign Relations, Loghman H. Ahmedi, expressed disappointment with the Council meeting of the Socialist International, which was held in the city of Istanbul on 11-12 November.