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Headlines: Iran Ready to Rethink 20 Percent Enrichment

30 Jul 2010 20:064 Comments

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Iran Ready to Rethink 20% Enrichment

Reuters | July 30, 2010

Iran will never give up its right to enrich uranium, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday, but it could suspend higher-level work for several years if a long-delayed fuel swap can be agreed with foreign powers.

"Twenty-percent enrichment is our right and we would never cede this right, but despite that right, since its need is not felt (in the event of a fuel swap), there is no necessity for doing that." Salehi told the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Friday Prayer Leader: Economic Cohesion Top Priority

Mehr | July 30, 2010

The leader of Tehran's Friday prayers, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, said today that "economic cohesion" is needed to counteract the sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council, the US and the EU against Iran.

He called on people who deposited their money abroad to return it to Iran and said that the country's wealth should be invested inside the country to jump start the national economy.

Iranian Cyclists In Hot Water Over Victory Champagne In China

Raja | RFE/RL | July 30, 2010

The hard-line Rajanews website posted photos of Iranian cyclists popping champagne corks and spraying champagne at the crowd after winning a competition in China and accused riders of "irrational and anti-Islamic" behavior.

"Only after many complaints were all of the members of the cycling team summoned [to the disciplinary committee] so that [officials] could use it as an excuse and escape from answering to public opinion," the website says. If officials decide not to deal more harshly with them, it warns, then "the death of moral and religious principles in the country's sports should be declared."

Iranian Exiles Rework Pink Floyd's For Iranian Protest Movement

Guardian | July 27, 2010

Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone! is a new version of Pink Floyd's classic, Another Brick In The Wall. The new version is sung by the band Blurred Vision, two Iranian-born brothers living in exile in Canada, who want to draw attention to the political situation in Iran. The YouTube clip has gone viral and proceeds from digital sales will go to Amnesty International.

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4 Comments

But of course.
Did anyone think otherwise? These murderers are full of hot air. What is more important, rethinking of the 20 percent enrichment or their own survival?
It only serves to show you the extent of their vulnerability. The sanctions have hardly started and they are bending backwards to please the United States, the Great Satan?
I just hope for those who support the various factions of the Barbaric Republic on this site to reverse their position and join the freedom loving people of Iran.
May these losers finally see the light, for their own sake.

Niloofar / July 31, 2010 12:35 AM

Niloofar - Spare us from your fire. It is bad enough being in the frying pan!

rezvan / July 31, 2010 4:35 AM

Well said Niloofar.

Unfortunately the posters that support the barbaric regime on this site are, I imagine, paid agents of the regime. So until this regime is finished and the posters stop receiving their dirty money handouts, nefarious characters like rezvan will continue to post on this site.

A / July 31, 2010 9:52 AM

BTW 'A' was meant to be Agha Irani

Agha Irani / July 31, 2010 9:51 PM