رهان «14 آذار»: حكومة بشروطنا بعد إسقاط إيران

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يوليو 4, 2018

محمد حميّة

دخلت عملية تأليف الحكومة شهرها الثاني وأسبوعها السادس من دون أن يتمكّن الرئيس المكلّف سعد الحريري من إحداث اختراق عملي وتقديم مسودة جدية وشفافة لحكومة وحدة وطنية. وعلى الرغم من أنّ العقد الداخلية التي تعترض عملية التشكيل باتت معروفة، وهي تدخل في إطار الصراع الداخلي الطبيعي والتقليدي على الحصص والنفوذ في الوزارات وعلى الصلاحيات الدستورية بين الرئاستين الأولى والثالثة وعلى القرار في السلطة التنفيذية، لكن أن يأخذ حلها كلّ هذا الوقت الطويل يثير التساؤلات والريبة ويدعو الى الاعتقاد بأنّ العقد الخارجية باتت أهمّ وأعمق!

فمن ينظر الى المشهد الإقليمي في كليته يمكنه ملاحظة الترابط بين ساحات النزاعات والحروب في المنطقة من لبنان الى سورية والعراق وفلسطين واليمن الى الخليج العربي، حيث تحوّلت هذه الدول ساحة صراع ملتهبة تتلاطمها المصالح الدولية والإقليمية.

في قلب هذا المشهد يمثل لبنان إحدى ساحات المواجهة بين محورين إقليميين ودوليين كبيرين بسبب قربه الجغرافي من الكيان الصهيوني ووجود حزب الله كحركة مقاومة عابرة للحدود اللبنانية شكلت رأس حربة في مواجهة المشروع الأميركي الإسرائيلي بأشكاله وامتداداته المختلفة منذ إنجاز التحرير عام 2000 الى انتصار تموز 2006، ولاحقاً شكل الحزب الى جانب الجيشين السوري والعراقي والحلفاء القوة الميدانية الرئيسية في القضاء على التنظيمات الإرهابية في مختلف الجبهات السورية والعراقية والجرود اللبنانية السورية، والتي أدّت الى إجهاض المشروع الأميركي الإسرائيلي السعودي بنسخته الإرهابية.

هذه الانهيارات بالجملة للمشاريع الخارجية، وفشل الرهانات الأميركية السعودية على إسقاط ثلاث عواصم عربية هي بغداد ودمشق وصنعاء لإخضاعها ضمن هيمنتها والقبض على منطقة الشرق الأوسط برمّتها، دفع الولايات المتحدة وحلفاءها الخليجيين والإسرائيليين للتعويض عن هذا الفشل بالهروب الى الأمام وعدم الاستسلام، فكانت الخطوة التصعيدية الأولى حيث ضربت الإدارة الأميركية بعرض الحائط التفاهم النووي مع إيران بإلحاح خليجي مقابل أن تتولى دول الخليج تحضير البيئة العربية والإسلامية للتطبيع مع «إسرائيل» تمهيداً لصفقة القرن، وقد تظهّر الدور الخليجي في الانسحاب الأميركي من الاتفاق النووي بين سطور تصريح الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب منذ أيام، حيث طُلب من دول الخليج التعويض على بلاده خسائرها إثر وقفها استيراد النفط الإيراني، من خلال الضغط على دول «أوبك» لرفع إنتاج النفط مليون برميل يومياً، كما تحاول السعودية تحصين مواقع نفوذها في المنطقة، فكان مجدداً الرهان على لبنان لإحداث تغيير ما في المعادلة الإقليمية، فكانت الانتخابات النيابية فرصة لذلك ولم تنجح فكانت عملية تأليف الحكومة الفرصة الأخيرة لتعديل التوازن الإقليمي من لبنان الذي اختل في السنوات الثلاث الأخيرة لصالح محور المقاومة.

بالعودة إلى الداخل المحلي لم يتوانَ فريق 14 آذار عن الرهان على تحولات في الإقليم ينتجها تقدّم المشاريع الغربية في المنطقة، فراهنت على حصار حزب الله بالفتنة المذهبية وعزلة سورية بعد اغتيال الرئيس رفيق الحريري، ثم راهنت على الجيش الإسرائيلي كحصان طروادة للقضاء على حزب الله في حرب تموز 2006. وبعد اصطدام هذه الرهانات بحائط مسدود، عاد الفريق نفسه للرهان على إسقاط سورية بضربة الإرهاب فحوّل أطراف هذا الفريق الحدود اللبنانية الشرقية والشمالية منصة للتخريب والتآمر على سورية، فخابت الرهانات مجدداً وخرجت سورية معافاة وها هي تستعد لاستعادة جنوبها الى حضن الدولة. وهنا يمكن القول بحسب مصادر مواكبة لتأليف الحكومة إنّها لمست تلكؤاً واضحاً في عملية التأليف مذ بدأ الحديث عن احتمال اشتعال جبهة الجنوب السوري، حيث غادر الحريري الى الخارج في إجازة قيل إنها عائلية.

لكن وبعد اتضاح الواقع الميداني بأنّه يتجه الى صالح النظام السوري، انتقل الرهان الآذاري من الرهان السوري الى الرهان على سقوط الجمهورية الإسلامية في إيران من الداخل وانهيارها مالياً واقتصادياً بعد صدمة الانسحاب الأميركي من التفاهم النووي وتشديد العقوبات والحصار الاقتصادي والمالي عليها. وبحسب مصادر «البناء»، فإنّ كلمة سرّ أميركية تلقاها الرئيس المكلف ورئيس حزب «القوات اللبنانية» سمير جعجع والنائب السابق وليد جنبلاط خلال زيارته الأخيرة الى السعودية، مفادها أن إيران لن تستطيع الصمود لوقت طويل في ظل تضييق الحصار عليها وربما تشهد اضطرابات أو حركات احتجاجية شعبية مناهضة لسياسة الجمهورية الإسلامية الداخلية والخارجية ما يضعف ايران التي تشكل رأس المحور المعادي للمحور الأميركي الإسرائيلي السعودي ويدفعها الى وقف دعمها لدول وحركات محور المقاومة كسورية وحزب الله وحماس والجهاد الاسلامي، وربما جاء اتصال وزير الخارجية الأميركي مايك بومبيو أمس، بالحريري في هذا السياق. وتجدر الإشارة الى أن مستشار الأمن القومي في الإدارة الأميركية جون بولتون أعلن بوضوح في تصريح منذ أيام بأن «أميركا وضعت خطة لإسقاط النظام في طهران قبل العام 2019».

ويعتقد الفريق اللبناني المناهض لسياسة إيران في المنطقة بأن سقوط إيران وانكفاءها الى الداخل الإيراني سيؤدي حتماً لإضعاف حزب الله في لبنان ما يُمكِن هذا الفريق من تحسين شروطه التفاوضية في التأليف وحصد حصصاً ومكاسب أكبر في التشكيلة الحكومية الجديدة. وما يعزز ذلك أن جعجع لم ينف خلال تصريحه من بعبدا بأن السعودية طلبت من الحريري الانفتاح والتعاون مع «القوات» في تأليف الحكومة والتنسيق السياسي، لكن السؤال ماذا لو صمدت إيران وصمد الحوثيون في الحُديدة واستعادت الدولة السورية جنوبها المحتلّ من الجماعات المسلحة؟ هل ستبقى حصص الثلاثي «القوات» و»المستقبل» و»الاشتراكي» كما هي الآن؟

كما فرض انتصار حلب التسوية الرئاسية وشكلت دخولاً آمناً للعماد ميشال عون الى بعبدا، وكما رضخ تيار المستقبل الى واقع دخوله في حكومة مع حزب الله بظل وجوده في سورية، سيجد هذا الفريق نفسه مجدداً أمام تقديم تنازلات جديدة والنزول عن شجرة المواقف ورفع السقوف، إذ إن إيران التي صمدت بوجه الحصار الدولي والحروب منذ انتصار الثورة الاسلامية حتى الآن لن تسقط اليوم وقد عملت منذ عقود على تحصين وتدعيم دولتها بمقومات الصمود، فضلاً عن اتكائها على الظهير الصيني وتحالفها الاستراتيجي مع روسيا التي لا زالت والهند تستوردان النفط الإيراني، الى جانب الحليف اللدود تركيا التي تصرّّ على التعامل الاقتصادي والمالي مع طهران رغم العقوبات الأميركية.

 

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General Suleimani Lauds President Rouhani’s ‘Timely’ Remarks against US, ‘Israel’

 July 4, 2018

Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) elite Quds force, Major General Qassem Suleimani

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Suleimani expressed his gratitude to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his recent remarks about the US’s threats to cut Iran’s oil exports and his comments against the Tel Aviv regime.

In a letter to Rouhani on Wednesday, Major General Suleimani described as “a source of pride” the president’s comment that if Iran’s oil is not allowed to be exported, then there will be no guarantee that other countries in the region would be able to export theirs.

The commander also praised Rouhani’s “valuable” remarks on the Islamic Republic’s stance toward the Zionist regime of ‘Israel’.

“This is the same Dr. Rouhani that we knew and still know, and the one who should be. You made our dear Leader, the great nation of the Islamic Iran, and the world’s Muslims proud by making such wise, valuable and strong statements,” he added.

Major General Suleimani further described Rouhani’s remarks as “timely, wise, and correct”, and said he is ready to help implement any policy that serves the Islamic Republic’s interests.

On Tuesday, the Iranian president appeared to threaten to cut oil shipments from neighboring countries if Washington presses ahead with its goal of forcing all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.

“The Americans have claimed they want to completely stop Iran’s oil exports. They don’t understand the meaning of this statement, because it is nonsense that Iran’s oil is not (allowed to be) exported, while the region’s oil is exported,” the president’s official website quoted him as saying.

When asked at a news conference in the Swiss capital of Bern later on Tuesday whether those comments constituted a threat to interfere with the shipping of neighboring countries, Rouhani said, “Assuming that Iran could become the only oil producer unable to export its oil is a wrong assumption … The United States will never be able to cut Iran’s oil revenues.”

In his Tuesday speech in Bern, Rouhani also reacted to his Swiss counterpart’s remarks on the recognition of the Zionist regime and underlined that Iran views the Israeli regime as illegitimate and condemns its aggressive policies in the region.

Source: Tasnim News Agency

الجنوب السوري يعجّل بالهزيمة الاستراتيجية لـ«إسرائيل» وقمة هلسنكي تزعزع صفقة القرن…!

يوليو 2, 2018

محمد صادق الحسيني

بداية نقول إنّ مصدراً أوروبياً رفيع المستوى سرّب معلومة في غاية الأهمية وصلت دوائر صنع القرار في المنطقة، مفادها أنّ وزيرالحرب الأميركي قد طلب من رئيس الأركان الإسرائيلي، يوم 30/6/2018، عدم اتخاذ أي إجراءات عسكرية، سواء في الجنوب السوري أو في أي موقع سوري آخر، قد تعرقل السياسة الأميركية المتعلقة بسورية.

علماً أنّ المصدر يعتبر ذلك بمثابة أمر عمليات رسمي لرئيس الأركان «الإسرائيلي» بالتوقف عن المغامرات بسبب عواقبها على «إسرائيل» قبل أي طرف آخر، خاصة في ظلّ انقلاب موازين القوى الميدانية في الجبهات السورية كلّها وعدم وجود أي إمكانية لتعديلها لصالح التنظيمات المسلحة.

من جهتنا فقد سبق وقلنا يوم الأحد 24/6/2018 بأنّ «إسرائيل» وأذناب الولايات المتحدة الصغار الآخرين، الذين حاولوا اللعب في الميدان السوري، قد دخلوا في مأزق حقيقي بعد التصريحات الأميركية، المتناقضة ظاهرياً والمعبّرة عن إعلان موارب للهزيمة الأميركية في الميدان السوري.

وبعد مرور أقلّ من أسبوع على ما قلناه فإنّ كلّ الوقائع الميدانيّة باتت تشير الى انّ الفريق «الإسرائيلي» اللاعب في سورية ومعه أعراب الجزيرة والآخرين انتقلوا عملياً الى مرحلة تجرّع السمّ مباشرة وتحمّل هزيمة مدوية، وذلك بعد أن تمكّنت قوات حلف المقاومة من تحريرمساحات واسعة من محافظة درعا وأصبحت هذه القوات هي سيّدة الميدان وعلى مختلف الصعد. مما أدّى الى اقترابها من إعادة السيطرة على كامل مساحات الجنوب السوري من دون أن تحرّك الولايات المتحدة ساكناً لوقف هجوم الجيش السوري وفِي ظلّ عجز «إسرائيلي» كامل عن التدخل لدعم المجموعات المسلحة، حتى ولو بطلقة واحدة. أي أنها تخلت قسراً عن أولئك المرتزقة الذين كانت تعوّل عليهم لإنشاء محمية «إسرائيلية» في الجنوب السوري.

هذا يعني الفشل التامّ للمشروع الإسرائيلي، الذي هو جزء من المشروع الصهيوأميركي بشأن سورية، الذي بُدئ بتنفيذه قبل أكثر من سبع سنوات.

علماً أنّ هذا الفشل سيجد التعبير الأوضح عن حقيقته وعمقه وطبيعته الاستراتيجية خلال القمة التي ستعقد بين الرئيس بوتين ودونالد ترامب في هلسنكي بتاريخ 16/7/2018، حيث سيجد الرئيس الأميركي نفسه مضطراً الى الشروع في التعامل مع الأزمات الدولية بطريقة تختلف عن طريقته الاستعلائية الفجّة التي عرفناها عنه حتى الآن، إذ أنه سيكون مضطراً الى:

ـ تقديم تنازلات عميقة في مجال سياسة العقوبات الأميركية المفروضة على روسيا.

ـ تغيير الأسلوب الأميركي في التعامل مع موضوع السيادة الروسية على شبه جزيرة القرم.

ـ التفاهم مع روسيا على وقف التحركات الأميركية المعادية لروسيا أو التي تضرّ بمصالحها سواء في أوكرانيا أو في جورجيا.

ـ إيجاد صيغة جديدة للتعامل مع ملف الصراع العربي ـ «الإسرائيلي»، بما في ذلك احتمالية التفاهم على إعادة النظر في جوهر مشروع ترامب المسمّى بـ»صفقة القرن»، وذلك بشكل يضمن تحقيق مصالح الجميع وليس «إسرائيل» فقط.

وهذا بالضبط هو ما تخشاه الأوساط الإسرائيلية صاحبة القرار، أو الجهات المسؤولة عن الهزيمة النكراء التي لحقت بالمشاريع والأطماع «الإسرائيلية» في سورية بشكل عام وفِي الجنوب السوري بشكل خاص، والتي كانت تهدف إلى انتزاع اعتراف دولي بسيادتها على الجولان السوري المحتلّ لو أنها كانت قد نجحت في تحويل سورية دولة فاشلة تعمّها الفوضى الشاملة.

إذ إنّ جلّ ما تخشاه القيادة السياسية والعسكرية «الإسرائيلية» اليوم، وبعد هزيمة مشروع العدوان على سورية في آخر تجليات هذه الهزيمة في الجنوب السوري، أن يتمّ التفاهم بين العملاقين في قمة هلسنكي المقبلة على ما يلي:

ـ تعديل مشروع ترامب لحلّ الصراع العربي ـ «الإسرائيلي» بشكل يجعله قابلاً للتطبيق، من خلال تلبية بعض مصالح الشعب الفلسطيني، مما يمهّد الطريق أمام ما يُسمّى بالحلّ الشامل لهذا الصراع…!

أي سقوط مشروع «صفقة القرن» وولادة مشروع روسي أميركي أو حتى مشروع دولي لإيجاد حلّ ما قابل للحياة للصراع العربي ـ «الإسرائيلي».

وهذا يعني فشلاً كاملاً لكلّ الجهود الإسرائيلية وجهود الأوساط الصهيونية في الولايات المتحدة، التي دفعت الرئيس الأميركي الى تبني هذا المشروع.

ـ جعل الانسحاب «الإسرائيلي» من الجولان السوري المحتلّ جزءاً مما يسمّى الآن «صفقة القرن»، والتي ستأخذ

شكلاً جديداً يتناسب مع جوهرها الجديد.

ـ تخوّف القيادتين، السياسية والعسكرية، «الإسرائيليتين» من أن يكون سبب الاستدعاء الأميركي العاجل لرئيس الأركان «الإسرائيلي»، قبل يومين، إلى واشنطن مرتبطاً بموضوع الجولان، وبأن الطرف الأميركي سيصدر له أمر بالبدء في إعداد الخطط لانسحاب الجيش «الإسرائيلي» من الجولان وإعادته الى السيادة السورية.

ولعله من المفيد أن يذكّر المرء بالبديل عن الانسحاب «الإسرائيلي» السريع، من الجولان السوري المحتلّ، والذي سيكون الدخول في مواجهة عسكرية شاملة مع قوات حلف المقاومة، التي تمتلك كافة المقومات والإمكانيات والخبرات العسكرية والمعنوية الكافية، للدخول في مواجهة شاملة مع الجيش الإسرائيلي، لن تقتصر لا على الجولان ولا على الجليل، بل ستمتدّ الى ما بعد بعد الجليل والجولان، في وقت تعلم فيه القيادات «الإسرائيلية» علم اليقين أن لا جيشها قادر ولا جبهتها الداخلية في وضع يسمح لها بالدخول في مواجهة كهذه.

الأمر الذي خلق، ومنذ أكثر من شهر، حالة ارتباك شديد لدى الجهات الإسرائيلية المعنية، سواء في قيادة الجيش أو قيادة الجبهة الداخلية. مما دفع قيادة الجيش للشروع بإضافة تحصينات جديدة لمفاعل ديمونا النووي المهترئ وغيره من المفاعلات. وكذلك الأمر في ما يتعلق باستعدادات الجبهة الداخلية حيث كثفت قيادة هذه الجبهة عمليات التدريب على مواجهة حرب شاملة يسقط فيها آلاف القتلى والجرحى.

دلائل بالجملة على دخول المشروع الصهيوني، أي إقامة دولة «إسرائيل» على أرض فلسطين، مرحلة التصفية النهائية وذلك بعد سقوط المشروع التدميري الأميركي في طول العالم العربي وعرضه.

وعليه فلن يفيدكم أيها الصهاينة تجنيد بضع عشرات من العملاء والمأجورين في طهران ليعرضوا مسرحية بائسة، كمسرحية نتن ياهو النووية التلفزيونية، عنوانها أي المسرحية الموت لفلسطين.

مشروعكم هو الذي مات، وفلسطين وسورية وإيران ولبنان المقاومة أحياء مقاومون.

الموت لكم ولفلسطين طول البقاء.

بعدنا طيّبين قولوا الله…

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June 23, 2018

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araqchi

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Islamic Republic expects the European Union to put forward by the end of June its package of proposals to save a multilateral nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries from which the US has withdrawn.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that the three European signatories of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the EU had promised to offer a package of practical steps that would fulfill Iran’s demands, including on oil sales, payments for its oil and transportation.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, which was reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany in 2015.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

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Iran already exonerated of role in 9-11 attacks, Docs display israel’s complicity

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FNA- A prominent Iranian political activist dismissed the Southern District Court of New York’s ruling ordering Iran to pay more than $6 billion of reparation for the 2001 terrorist attacks, stressing Israel’s role in killing nearly 3,000 Americans at the time.

The Southern District Court’s ruling “found the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran” liable for the deaths of more than 1,000 people as a result of the September 11 attacks.

Judge George B Daniels of the Southern District Court of New York said that Iran is ordered to pay “$12,500,000 per spouse, $8,500,000 per parent, $8,500,000 per child, and $4,250,000 per sibling” to the families and estates of the deceased.

A default judgment is issued when a defendant does not contest the case in court.

Daniels issued other default judgments against Iran in 2011 and 2016 that ordered the Islamic Republic to pay victims and insurers billions of dollars for damages and deaths in the hijacker attacks.

Iran has rejected all cases, but it says it doesn’t recognize the US courts for judging such cases

Last week, thousands of American professors, politicians, experts and former members of the US Congress in a letter to the Iranian Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs called on the country to immediately appeal the Southern District Court of New York’s ruling, and vowed to testify in support of the Islamic Republic in an appeals court after Tehran files for it.

Nader Talebzadeh, a prominent political expert and activist, referred to the letter, and stressed the need for Iran to end its tradition of not appealing the US courts’ rulings and challenge the mainstream media’s story about the 9-11 incident with the help of the US political activists at the court.

 

 

He told FNA on Saturday that “the September 11 fact-finding groups are ready to speak to the benefit of Iran in any court and testify that Iran has not been involved in the attack. They are ready to show presence in an official court and elaborate on the 9-11 incident. But the Iranian government is first required to appeal the ruling”.

According to Talebzadeh, Iran has never appealed to the US courts’ rulings and it has adopted the same approach in the recent case. “Now it has an opportunity only until next Tuesday to appeal the ruling.”

He described the 9-11 as the US Achilles Heel which was used as a pretext for military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, stressing Israel’s role in the deadly incident.

“There are documents to prove Israel’s role and we should allow the Americans themselves to speak about it. Even the official commission which has investigated the 9-11 incident has clearly underlined that Iran has played no role. How a judge in New York, who has certainly received money from Saudi Arabia and has issued such a ruling for the second time, sentences Iran, and the country does not react?” Talebzadeh said.

He noted that investigations have proved that C4 explosive material was used during the 9-11 incident, adding, “The Americans fear reopening of the 9-11 case as all its details are secret and it is an opportunity for Iran on which it can maneuver.”

The letter wrote by the American professors, politicians, experts and former members of the US Congress to the Iranian government to testify in support of the Islamic Republic in an appeals court is as follows:

“We (over 5000 US professors, experts and politicians) are willing and ready to provide court testimony in support of Iran’s innocence; the extremely weak case against Iran is predicated on the 9/11 Commission’s version of events, according to which 19 alleged hijackers (15 of whom were Saudis, and none of whom were Iranians) precipitated a series of miracles, including gross violations of the laws of physics. we can prove absolutely, beyond any reasonable doubt, that this version of events is false, thereby nullifying the case against Iran,” the statement said.

The signatories of the statement underlined their firm belief that by strongly contesting this matter in a US court, Iran can win a major media victory over its enemies, and will likely win the legal case as well, adding, that for while the US courts can be corrupt, they follow procedural rules, and create legal records, that will in this case make it very difficult for the anti-Iran forces to achieve their objectives.

They said that the alternative—not contesting the judgment—hands the anti-Iran forces a victory that they do not deserve, adding that for although they have no valid evidence against Iran, if Iran fails to defend itself, it appears to be admitting guilt.

“We believe that the following organizations would likely be available to assist with Iran’s defense, whether in the capacity of expert witnesses or as friends of the court; Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth  (https://www.AE911Truth.org), Consensus 9/11 (http://www.consensus911.org), Scientists for 9/11 Truth  (http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org),” the signatories of the statement said.

“We urge the government of Iran to contact Mr. Mick Harrison Esq. of the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry” who, in his capacity as a private attorney, may be able to help the Islamic Republic of Iran take the initial steps toward assembling a legal team to appeal Judge Daniels’ ruling in advance of the May 28 deadline:

Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry https://www.lawyerscommitteefor9-11inquiry.org (which on April 10 filed a 54-page petition for a grand jury investigation of 9/11 with the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of New York).

The signatories include David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology; author of 13 books on 9/11, Richard Falk, Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University, Cynthia McKinney, Ph.D., six-term congresswoman (D-GA) and Green Party candidate for President of the United States (2008), Graeme MacQueen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (retired), McMaster University; former Director of McMaster’s Centre for Peace Studies and author of numerous articles on 9/11, Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University, Piers Robinson, Professor of Politics, Society and Political Journalism, Niels Harrit, Ph.D., Associate Professor (retired), Dept. of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Bowling Green State University, Anthony J. Hall, Ph.D., Professor of Globalization Studies, University of Lethbridge, Tony Szamboti, ME, former Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems mechanical design engineer, Ibrahim Soudy, PhD, PE, SE, PEng, Structural Engineer, Ian Henshall, author, 911 The New Evidence, Sander Hicks, Candidate, US Congress, http://www.hicksforcongress.com, Michael Santangelo, Co-Facilitator for Truth Action Project, New York City, Kevin Barrett, Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for Truth; author, Questioning the War on Terror, http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org Scientists for 9/11 Truth Science professionals seeking new and independent investigations into the attacks of September 11, 2001, In early May, Southern District Court of New York issued a default judgment requiring Iran to pay more than $6bn to victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, court filings show

The US court’s ruling came despite the fact that official investigations found no evidence of Iranian involvement.

Though the lawsuit alleged Iran supported the hijackers with training and other assistance, no Iranian involvement in the attacks has ever been substantiated.

The 9/11 Commission, which was tasked with preparing a “full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding” the attacks, found no evidence of Iranian support.

Saudi Arabia remains the main target of US citizens looking for damages in relation to the attacks.

The judgment against Iran was issued in a court case consisting of more than 40 lawsuits that have been consolidated over the years.

Plaintiffs allege that Saudi Arabia provided material support to the 19 hijackers who crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

Another plane, reportedly targeting the White House, crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers confronted the hijackers

NATO’s Terrorist Bases in Europe

Wayne MADSEN | 13.06.2018

NATO’s Terrorist Bases in Europe

NATO and the United States, which, together, claim to be fighting some sort of amorphous “global war on terrorism,” have enabled a terrorist group to establish bases in two NATO member states – France and Albania – and one NATO protectorate, Kosovo. After evacuating forces of the anti-Iranian terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq from their former bases in Iraq, the United States and NATO facilitated the group’s establishment of a well-guarded military base in Manez, Albania, near Tirana. In addition to hosting MEK members, NATO has convinced Albania to accept members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who surrendered to Western special forces in Syria and Iraq.

The MEK was founded in 1965 and it has the unusual distinction of taking action to overthrow both the former government of the Shah of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran by relying on terrorist actions. In the early 1970s, the MEK embarked on a program of assassinating Iranian officials and U.S. personnel in Iran. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 saw the MEK’s program of bombings and shootings increase in intensity. The MEK is led by the husband-wife team of Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, who opponents and ex-members of the MEK describe as leaders of what has become known as the “Rajavi Cult.” The Rajavis abhor criticism and have been known to silence former MEK members-turned-critics by having them constantly harassed or worse, assassinated.

The MEK’s most notable terrorist actions included:

  • the attempted kidnapping in 1970 of the U.S. ambassador to Iran, Douglas MacArthur II, the nephew of the famed World War II general.
  • the attempted assassination in 1972 of U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Harold Price with an improvised explosive device (IED).
  • the assassination in 1973 of U.S. Army officer Louis Lee Hawkins in Tehran. That same year, the MEK assassinated U.S. Air Force officers Col. Paul Shaffer and Lt. Col. Jack Turner.
  • the 1973 bombings of Pan-American World Airlines and Shell Oil offices in Tehran.
  • the assassination in Tehran in 1976 of three American employees of Rockwell International — William Cottrell, Donald Smith, and Robert Krongard. U.S. President Gerald Ford said he hoped that “the murderers will be brought to justice.” Instead, they are treated as heroes and the future government of Iran by bi-partisan leaders in Washington.
  • MEK threats to kill Presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter during their respective May 1972 and December 1977 visits to Iran.
  • the 1978 assassination of Texaco oil executive Paul Grimm in Ahwaz, Iran.
  • assisting in the 1979 takeover by Iranian militants of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
  • the 1979 bombing in Tehran that killed the democratically-elected Iranian President, Mohammad Ali-Rajai, and Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar.

During the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein permitted the MEK, also known as the “People’s Mojahedin,” to establish bases inside Iraq. Saddam armed the MEK and provided them with financial and logistical support to carry out terrorist attacks inside Iran. In 1988, the MEK, with Saddam’s assistance, launched a ground invasion of Iran.

In Operation Mersad, Iranian forces defeated the MEK, which had hoped to establish control over Iranian territory to establish a rival Iranian government. Had the MEK succeeded, the Middle East would have seen its first genuine terrorist state. Establishment of a terrorist state would have to wait until the Syrian civil war, when ISIL proclaimed an independent caliphate in occupied territory in Syria and Iraq.

After the United States ousted Saddam in the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, the MEK forces were confined to U.S.-protected compounds in Iraq, the most prominent being Camp Ashraf, the former U.S. military’s Camp Liberty. The new Iraqi government demanded the MEK forces leave Iraq. Acceding to Iraqi demands, the United States re-located 3,000 MEK members to the Manez base in Albania, which the MEK calls “Ashraf 3.” The MEK, which reportedly receives support from Israel’s Mossad, is said to be involved in money laundering and sex trafficking through the intensive use of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Not surprisingly, MEK forces joined with ISIL forces in battling against Syrian and Iraqi government forces. The MEK saw ISIL as a natural ally in fighting pro-Iranian governments in Baghdad and Damascus. It was well-known to Western intelligence agencies that the MEK and ISIL had established an alliance, but, nevertheless, the Barack Obama administration removed the MEK from the U.S. State Department’s terrorist list in 2012. From 1997 to 2012, the United States officially designated the MEK as a foreign terrorist organization.

After ISIL forces were routed in Syria and Iraq, the United States pressured Albania to allow the Islamist terrorists to join their MEK allies in Albania. ISIL terrorists and their families have reportedly been housed in buildings in Tirana that were formerly occupied by MEK members prior to their transfer to the Manez base.  From their Albanian base, MEK operatives have easily entered Kosovo, the location of another major NATO military base at Camp Bondsteel, near Ferizaj in eastern Kosovo. MEK terrorists, allied with sympathizers in Albania and Kosovo, have targeted Shi’a and Sufi Islamic institutions. It is also believed by some Albanian journalists, who have been intimidated by the Albanian government and MEK, that Ashraf 3 and Camp Bondsteel are being used to train MEK and other Middle Eastern mercenaries for a war against Iran to effect a NATO-led regime change operation.

The Albanian and Kosovo governments enjoy top-level access to the Trump administration. Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, himself a one-time terrorist leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, are represented in Washington by Brian Ballard, a former Trump presidential campaign official who runs Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm based in Tallahassee, Florida.

Thanks to the political influence of the Rajavis, Rama, and Thaci, an unholy troika of the MEK, Albania, and Kosovo has blossomed under NATO’s nose in the Balkans. This troika’s tentacles extend throughout the Balkans and into Western Europe, particularly France, Italy, and Germany.

In June 2003, the Rajavi-operated MEK compound in the Paris suburb of Auvers-sur-Oise was raided by French police on the orders of anti-terrorist magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguière. Maryam Rajavi was arrested, along with over 100 other MEK members. Intense political pressure from Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress resulted in criminal charges, including those involving money laundering, being dropped by the French government.

The Office for the Protection of the German Constitution (DPA) has accused the MEK of not only money laundering but receiving charitable donations in return for “assisting” refugees. The Germans charges that the MEK’s charitable donations were spent on terrorist operations.

In 2004, a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation report stated that the MEK financed its operations “through a complex international money laundering operation that uses accounts in Turkey, Germany, France, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.”

The MEK enjoys widespread support in the Trump White House, as well as in the U.S. Congress. One of the MEK’s biggest boosters is Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton. On April 1, 2017, Bolton addressed an MEK Nowruz (Persian New Year) conference in Albania and declared that the MEK would be celebrating taking power in Tehran before 2019. Bolton added, “I have believed for over a decade now that the declared policy of the United States should be regime change in Iran. And the sooner the better, for the sake of international peace and security.” Over many years, Bolton has repeatedly spoken at MEK events in Paris and New York and has reportedly accepted a total of $180,000 in speaker’s fees from the organization. The MEK primarily receives financial backing from Saudi Arabia and Israel. Some of the funds are funneled to Western politicians as honoraria in return for their speeches at MEK events in venues like Paris, Tirana, and New York.

In addition to Bolton, a frequent recipient of MEK speakers’ honoraria is former New York Mayor and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, a person who is so corrupt, the Italian mafia wanted to have him “eliminated.” Two former CIA directors, James Woolsey and Porter Goss, have spoken at MEK events, along with one former FBI director, Louis Freeh, Jr.

The MEK is represented in Washington by the law firm of Joseph diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing. DiGenova almost became Trump’s personal attorney. However, diGenova took his name out of consideration due to conflicts of interest and Giuliani accepted the job.

In June 2017, the MEK and ISIL coordinated a terrorist attack on the Iranian parliament in Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The terrorists were armed with AK-47s, hand grenades, and explosive-laden suicide vests. At least 12 people were killed in the attacks. The Trump White House defended the MEK/ISIL attack in stating, “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the White House statement “repugnant.”

The Trump administration’s neocons, notably Bolton and Giuliani, are hell-bent on regime change in Iran. They are ramping up their terrorist army in the Balkans for such a future war.

Salehi: Iran to Remain Committed to Its Promises if EU Can Keep JCPOA Alive

19-05-2018 | 15:13

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said the Islamic Republic is more powerful than any time and cannot be easily pressured in the face of US plans to re-impose sanctions on the country.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi

“Iran’s authority and position are such that it cannot be easily pushed around. Today, Iran is in a more powerful position than the past,” Salehi told a joint press conference with EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete in Tehran Saturday,

Canete is in Tehran to reassure Iran that the European Union remains committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions on the country.

“We have sent a message to our Iranian friends that as long as they are sticking to the agreement, the Europeans will… fulfill their commitment,” he said, adding the bloc hoped to boost trade with Iran.

Salehi said Iran hopes the European Union will fulfill its pledges “in the near future” after the bloc launched “the blocking statute” process on Friday to protect Europeans from US sanctions on Iran.

“However, until these promises are not implemented and put into practice, we could not speak firmly,” he said. “We hope that in the near future, we could witness the materialization of these pledges.”

Otherwise, “the Iranian nation should rest assured that we will press ahead on the path of progress with strength and firmness without any worries and there will be no serious problems even though there might be some disruptions which may slow down the pace but they cannot stop us,” Salehi added.

The European Union, he said, had made proposals and taken initial steps toward using the euro in dealings with the Islamic Republic.

Salehi also described US exit from the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a foolish move.

Trump announced US withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8 and vowed to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Tehran has said it would make a decision on its future role in the nuclear agreement in the coming weeks following negotiations with the other signatories of the deal.

EU powers have scrambled to save the JCPOA and protect their businesses in Iran against the US sanctions.

Salehi said EU efforts to preserve the nuclear pact shows that “the JCPOA is a very important agreement in line with our national interests and regional interest as well as those of the international community.”

Iran’s nuclear chief further stressed that the US pullout of the JCPOA shows “the correct impression of senior government officials that the US cannot be trusted.”

Now the whole international community has come to the understanding that “the US is not a reliable and trustworthy country in international dealings,” he added.

Canete, for his part, said that preserving the nuclear deal, despite the US withdrawal, was “fundamental for peace in the region.”

“For sure there are clear difficulties with the sanctions,” the EU official said. “We will have to ask for waivers, for carve outs for the companies that make investments.”

Canete is due to meet Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh and head of the Department of Environment Isa Kalantari later on Saturday, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

19-05-2018 | 15:13

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