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  • Sunny
    http://www.smh.com.au/world/irans-new-president-wants-sanctions-eased-20130804-2r7y0.html Iran s new president wants sanctions eased Date August 4, 2013 -
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      Iran's new president wants sanctions eased

      Date August 4, 2013 - 11:52PM

      Mohammad Davari

      Oath of office: Iran's new President Hassan Rohani pledged to shun extremism and take a moderate approach.

      Oath of office: Iran's new President Hassan Rohani pledged to shun extremism and take a moderate approach. Photo: AFP

      Tehran: Iran's new President, Hassan Rohani, was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday, a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions.

      The 64-year-old cleric, who the West is hoping will take a more constructive approach in long-running negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program, was also expected to unveil his government line-up, Iranian media reported.

      Mr Rohani formally took office on Saturday at a ceremony in which he received the endorsement of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who retains the final say on all strategic issues, including the nuclear talks.

      Ten leaders from around the region, including the Prime Minister of close ally Syria, were due to attend Sunday's parliamentary session, Iranian reports said.

      Also present was former European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who has represented world powers in nuclear talks with Tehran in the past.

      Mr Rohani begins his four-year term with Iran facing international isolation and tough EU and US sanctions against its oil and banking sectors that have sent the value of the rial plummeting and inflation soaring.

      The moderate conservative, who is himself a former chief nuclear negotiator, has vowed to engage more constructively with the international community in a bid to reverse the damage caused by the hardline policies of his firebrand predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

      His first staff appointment, the nomination as chief of staff of Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Mohammad Nahavandian, who holds a doctorate in economics from George Washington University and a US Green Card, was seen as a statement of his priorities.

      "The trajectory of my government will be saving Iran's economy and constructive engagement with the world," Mr Rohani said in a speech on Saturday broadcast live on state television.

      His government would "take fundamental steps in elevating Iran's position based on national interest and lifting of the oppressive sanctions", he said.

      The crippling EU and US sanctions, imposed over and above the United Nations sanctions slapped on Iran over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, have dealt a heavy blow to Iran's economy.

      Over the past two years the sanctions have sent inflation soaring to more than 45 per cent, while the rial lost nearly 70 per cent of its value against the US dollar and created double-digit unemployment.

      Western governments suspect that Iran's nuclear program is cover for a drive for a weapons capability. Iran insists it is for power generation and medical purposes only.

      Both the US and Israel – which has the Middle East's sole, if undeclared, nuclear arsenal – have refused to rule out a resort to military action to prevent Iran developing a weapons capability.

      Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged on Sunday that Mr Rohani shared his hardline predecessor's aim of destroying the Jewish state.

      "The president of Iran may have been changed but the aims of the regime there have not," he said at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting.

      Mr Rohani scored a surprise first-round presidential election victory over five conservatives on June 14, on a pledge to resolve tensions with the major powers and revive Iran's economy.

      Iran has held repeated rounds of talks with the so-called P5+1 group of Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany, but they have failed to allay Western concerns.

      Mr Solana, who represented the P5+1 in past talks with Iran, was in Tehran for Sunday's swearing-in.

      In an interview published by Iran's reformist Shargh newspaper on Sunday, the former EU foreign policy chief called Mr Rohani "a politician with insight . . . with whom one can strike a deal".

      Ahead of the swearing-in, Mr Rohani held talks with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and promised there would be no change in the two governments' close alliance, Syrian state media reported.

      "No force in the world can shake the solid, strategic and historic relations that bind the two countries in friendship," he was quoted as saying.

      Iran has been the main regional ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in its efforts to defeat a 28-month-old uprising against his rule.

      Officially Mr Rohani has two weeks from Sunday to name his cabinet, and the conservative-dominated parliament then has 10 days to review his nominations.

      But Iranian media said he could unveil his cabinet on Sunday and MPs start the confirmation process within a week.

      They reported that he was likely to name a government dominated by Western-educated technocrats like Mr Nahavandian.

      AFP

    • Ali Al Asytar
      Abu Akil 4 Agustus 2013 03:20 Barat tidak bisa dipercaya, mereka akan membuat Iran kompromi, seperti yang mereka lakukan selama negosiasi nuklir sebelumnya
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        Abu Akil
        4 Agustus 2013 03:20
        Barat tidak bisa dipercaya, mereka akan membuat Iran kompromi, seperti yang mereka lakukan selama negosiasi nuklir sebelumnya ketika Rouhani terlibat, dan mereka akan mengingkari (kembali) perjanjian mereka, contoh terbaik adalah masalah Palestina, Amerika Serikat secara terbuka mendukung ilegal zionis rezim pendudukan tetapi para pemimpin Arab masih bodoh percaya bahwa Amerika Serikat adalah broker netral. Wake Up!Klik untuk Tingkat ReplyRating8

        Miriam
        4 Agustus 2013 03:18
        Pertanyaannya adalah: Apakah Barat Iranophobic memiliki integritas moral untuk memahami logika dan kebijaksanaan hormat dalam bahasa dan berurusan dengan Iran? Yang sesat arogansi yang ditunjukkan sejauh ini terhadap Iran bukan merupakan indikator yang baik tetapi kita hanya bisa berharap untuk orang-orang yang baik hati nurani untuk maju dan mengambil keuntungan dari penawaran Pres Rohani untuk membangun kembali perundingan dengan Iran dengan itikad baik.Klik untuk Tingkat ReplyRating4

        Expatriate
        4 Agustus 2013 03:15
        Hari-hari ini, Barat tidak dapat memahami konsekuensi dari bahasa ancaman dan tindakan karena Barat bertindak sebagai boneka Israel, sebuah negara wannabe yang mencoba untuk eksis didasarkan pada terorisme dan ketakutan dengan tetangga tawanan. Iran bukanlah entitas tawanan karena merupakan bangsa yang sebagian besar mengandalkan diri. Iran telah memiliki sebuah revolusi yang sukses dan berada dalam perjalanan berprinsip, yang tidak memungkinkan menjadi tunduk kepada pengganggu. Padahal, Barat telah menjadi benar-benar tunduk kepada Bilderberg, para pendukung Israel. Mungkin butuh seribu tahun atau lebih untuk Bilderberg secara empiris mempelajari apa Iran dan peradaban tua telah belajar dan mencoba untuk menjelaskan kepada Barat.Klik untuk Tingkat ReplyRating5


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        Iran's new president wants sanctions eased

        Date August 4, 2013 - 11:52PM

        Mohammad Davari

        Oath of office: Iran's new President Hassan Rohani pledged to shun extremism and take a moderate approach.
        Oath of office: Iran's new President Hassan Rohani pledged to shun extremism and take a moderate approach. Photo: AFP
        Tehran: Iran's new President, Hassan Rohani, was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday, a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions.
        The 64-year-old cleric, who the West is hoping will take a more constructive approach in long-running negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program, was also expected to unveil his government line-up, Iranian media reported.
        Mr Rohani formally took office on Saturday at a ceremony in which he received the endorsement of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who retains the final say on all strategic issues, including the nuclear talks.
        Ten leaders from around the region, including the Prime Minister of close ally Syria, were due to attend Sunday's parliamentary session, Iranian reports said.
        Also present was former European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who has represented world powers in nuclear talks with Tehran in the past.
        Mr Rohani begins his four-year term with Iran facing international isolation and tough EU and US sanctions against its oil and banking sectors that have sent the value of the rial plummeting and inflation soaring.
        The moderate conservative, who is himself a former chief nuclear negotiator, has vowed to engage more constructively with the international community in a bid to reverse the damage caused by the hardline policies of his firebrand predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
        His first staff appointment, the nomination as chief of staff of Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Mohammad Nahavandian, who holds a doctorate in economics from George Washington University and a US Green Card, was seen as a statement of his priorities.
        "The trajectory of my government will be saving Iran's economy and constructive engagement with the world," Mr Rohani said in a speech on Saturday broadcast live on state television.
        His government would "take fundamental steps in elevating Iran's position based on national interest and lifting of the oppressive sanctions", he said.
        The crippling EU and US sanctions, imposed over and above the United Nations sanctions slapped on Iran over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, have dealt a heavy blow to Iran's economy.
        Over the past two years the sanctions have sent inflation soaring to more than 45 per cent, while the rial lost nearly 70 per cent of its value against the US dollar and created double-digit unemployment.
        Western governments suspect that Iran's nuclear program is cover for a drive for a weapons capability. Iran insists it is for power generation and medical purposes only.
        Both the US and Israel – which has the Middle East's sole, if undeclared, nuclear arsenal – have refused to rule out a resort to military action to prevent Iran developing a weapons capability.
        Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged on Sunday that Mr Rohani shared his hardline predecessor's aim of destroying the Jewish state.
        "The president of Iran may have been changed but the aims of the regime there have not," he said at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting.
        Mr Rohani scored a surprise first-round presidential election victory over five conservatives on June 14, on a pledge to resolve tensions with the major powers and revive Iran's economy.
        Iran has held repeated rounds of talks with the so-called P5+1 group of Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany, but they have failed to allay Western concerns.
        Mr Solana, who represented the P5+1 in past talks with Iran, was in Tehran for Sunday's swearing-in.
        In an interview published by Iran's reformist Shargh newspaper on Sunday, the former EU foreign policy chief called Mr Rohani "a politician with insight . . . with whom one can strike a deal".
        Ahead of the swearing-in, Mr Rohani held talks with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi and promised there would be no change in the two governments' close alliance, Syrian state media reported.
        "No force in the world can shake the solid, strategic and historic relations that bind the two countries in friendship," he was quoted as saying.
        Iran has been the main regional ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in its efforts to defeat a 28-month-old uprising against his rule.
        Officially Mr Rohani has two weeks from Sunday to name his cabinet, and the conservative-dominated parliament then has 10 days to review his nominations.
        But Iranian media said he could unveil his cabinet on Sunday and MPs start the confirmation process within a week.
        They reported that he was likely to name a government dominated by Western-educated technocrats like Mr Nahavandian.
        AFP




      • Ali Al Asytar
        Presiden Assad Berjanji Tumpas Habis Teroris Selasa, 2013 Agustus 06 01:03 Presiden Suriah Bashar al-Assad mengatakan, kepalan tangan besi adalah satu-satunya
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 5, 2013
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          Presiden Suriah Bashar al-Assad mengatakan, kepalan tangan besi adalah satu-satunya cara untuk mengakhiri militansi yang didukung asing di negara itu sejak Maret 2011.

          "Tidak ada solusi lain untuk melawan teror kecuali dengan kepalan tangan besi," kata Assad dalam pidato di televisi, seperti dikutip Press TV pada hari Senin (5/8).

          Assad mengatakan ia tidak berpikir bahwa setiap orang yang waras akan memikirkan solusi politik untuk menyelesaikan masalah terorisme. "Mungkin ada peran politik dalam mencegah terorisme, tapi ketika fenomena itu telah meluas, satu-satunya cara yang mungkin adalah memberantasnya," tambahnya.

          Menurutnya, tak mungkin ada upaya politik atau tekad politik jika teroris telah menyebar di mana-mana. Oleh karena itu, teroris harus dibasmi sehingga proses politik bergerak di jalur yang benar.

          "Itu tidak berarti bahwa tidak mungkin ada jalur paralel. Tidak ada alasan untuk tidak melawan teroris, tapi pada saat yang sama tetap melanjutkan upaya-upaya politik," tegas Assad.

          Di bagian lain pidatonya, Assad menuturkan, masalah ekonomi di Suriah terkait dengan situasi keamanan, dan masalah itu hanya dapat diselesaikan dengan menumpas terorisme.

          Mengacu pada kesuksesan terbaru tentara Suriah dalam menumpas militan Takfiri, Assad menambahkan, "Dalam pertempuran ini, kita sebagai rakyat Suriah akan bersama-sama menang atau bersama-sama kalah."

          Dia juga menegaskan bahwa tentara Suriah telah mencapai sesuatu yang dianggap mustahil. "Hanya ada satu jenis perang yang lebih besar dari perang gerilya, dan itu adalah perang rakyat, sebuah perang di mana tentara berjuang bersama rakyat," ujar Assad.

          Assad mengakui bahwa ada perang yang sedang berlangsung di media dan internet, namun krisis itu hanya akan diselesaikan di medan tempur.



          Menurut PBB, lebih dari 100.000 orang tewas dan jutaan lainnya mengungsi akibat gejolak di Suriah. (IRIB Indonesia/RM)

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        • Ali Al Asytar
          Sadis! 440 Nyawa Dibantai Teroris Al-Nusra Suriah Senin, 2013 Agustus 05 18:52 6438 Views Para anasir bersenjata afiliasi jaringan teroris Al-Qaeda kembali
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 5, 2013
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            Para anasir bersenjata afiliasi jaringan teroris Al-Qaeda kembali melakukan tindak kejahatan sadis baru di Suriah.

            Alalam (5/8) melaporkan, anasir bersenjata dari Front Al-Nusra, afiliasi jaringan teroris Al-Qaeda, melakukan kejahatan sadis di desa Tal Al-Abyad yang berpopulasi etnis Kurdi, di dekat kota Al-Haska, dengan membantai 120 anak dan 320 perempuan serta orang lanjut usia.

            Menyusul kekalahan telak para anasir teroris Suriah dalam menghadapi pasukan etnis Kurdi, para pengamat menilai kejahatan mengerikan ini sebagai bentuk pembalasan dendam para teroris Takfiri dari Front Al-Nusra atas berbagai kekalahan mereka.(IRIB Indonesia/MZ)
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