Ahmed Shaheedˈs report undocumented: MP

An Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that the report filed by Ahmed Shaheed, UN special rapporteure on the situation of human rights in Iran is ˈbiasedˈ and ˈundocumented, according to IRNA.

Ahmad Bakhshayesh who is a member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranˈs Majlis said that Ahmad Shaheesdˈs fourth report on Iran was released while its resources are "counter-revolutionary elements, opposition groups based in foreign countries and terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) members".

He added that in his third report, just like in the past three ones, Ahmad Shaheed has raised fabricated issues about Iran and has used the situation of prisoners in Iran as a pretext to raise false allegations against Iran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a unique democratic system in the world is a free, safe and popular country whose rightfulness is acknowledged by all nations, governments and even its enemies, he noted

He also said that such repeated reports on Iran which are led by the US are not accepted in any international circles.


US aid for terrorists in Syria will have dire consequences: Iranian cmdr.

Iranian commander Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said that those who are responsible for the unrest in Syria, namely certain regional and European countries as well as the US, would “suffer severe blows” from the very terrorists that they have funded and trained.

Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri confimed that the provision of more aid to terrorists in Syria by the US and its allies is a “grave mistake” which will backfire.

“Declaring more aid for terrorists by certain political officials is a grave mistake and these people will soon see its consequences,” he added.

He continued:" In a meeting of the so-called "Friends of Syria" group in Rome, on February 28, US Secretary of State John Kerry promised an additional USD 60 million in aid to the opposition of the  Syrian National Coalition."

“The US is mistaken if it thinks that it can use al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups for its benefit for a long time,”  and those who are responsible for the unrest in Syria, namely certain regional and European countries as well as the US, would “suffer severe blows” from the very terrorists that they have funded and trained.

The Iranian commander warned the US government that the terrorist groups it nurtured would soon spread into American and European cities.

Source: Press TV


Four killed ,420 wounded in Port Saed Clashes in Egypt

CAIRO,(ST)_ Death toll  among victims of clashes  between demonstrators and security forces in the Egyptian city of Port Saed  increased to 4 dead and 420 wounded.
Meantime,  Egyptian protesters against policies of the Muslim Brotherhood and its freedom and justice ruling party  closed a food commodities exhibition  held by the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo downtown.
According to the  website of the  Egyptian seventh day newspaper :" several protesters of  anti Muslim brotherhood policies  gathered in front of the exhibition next to the fence of al-Khaznadara mosque in Shubra street  in  downtown Cairo and chanted slogans against policies pursued  by Muslim Brotherhood , their Guide  , the  Freedom and Justice party and President Mohamed Mursi and confrontations  were almost about  to erupt with the influx of protesters before the exhibition was closed.
The Muslim brotherhood  group opened  the exhibition to attract its supporters in  the street with the approach of the Egyptian elections called upon  by Mursi.


T. Fateh

ICATU Calls on all Syrian Parties to Launch Dialogue

Cairo, (ST) - The International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions (ICATU) Central Council has condemned the acts of terrorism perpetrated by armed terrorist groups against Syria and Iraq, describing them as a serious threat to the social fabric of the two countries.

In a statement issued at the conclusion of its Fourth Ordinary Session, the ICATU's Central Council urged the Syrian government and opposition to launch political dialogue being the only way to solve the crisis in Syria and to put an end to bloodshed. The statement also stressed the Council's rejection of any foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs.

Besides, the statement called on all Palestinian forces to end divisions, settle their disputes, deepen national unity and enhance the performance of the Palestinian Liberation Organization so as to serve of the Palestinian cause and push the international community to work hard to release the Palestinian and Arab prisoners and detainees in the Israeli jails and to confront the Israeli Judaization policies in occupied al-Quds.

The Council also stressed the need to support Lebanon and help the country preserve its national unity. It urged the Lebanese people to resist all attempt to sow sedition among the Lebanese and to consolidate their national unity in the confrontation of foreign interference and Zionist aggressions  

The Council commended the Lebanese national resistance's achievement represented in violating the Israeli airspace which caused a great shock to the Zionist entity.

During its session, the Council reviewed the socio-economic problems of Arab countries, stressing the importance of upgrading the role of the Arab unionist movement in defending unionist rights and freedoms in the Arab homeland.


H. Mustafa    

Syrian Army Kills Notorious Al-Nusra Terrorist Commander in Aleppo

TEHRAN, (ST)- The Syrian army killed tens of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, including a notorious commander, in heavy clashes in Aleppo countryside  on Saturday.

Mahmoud Ahmad Maju, an al-Nusra ringleader, and over 25 of his armed men were killed by the army in Aleppo countryside  in Northwestern Syria. Al-Nusra is affiliated to the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, Fars News Agency reported.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been martyred, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.