– Resumption of the diplomatic representation between Iran and Britain
– The Iranian obsession of the idea of hate and oppression
– Rouhani meets with the New OPEC secretary General
– A new Iranian-American confrontation in the Arab Gulf
– Four Iranian ships sail to the port of Karachi
– French Orange willing to invest in Iran
– The arrest of former administrative manager of Dee bank
Iran’s civil defense announces readiness to cooperate with the United Nations on humanitarian issues
“What Britain seeks to achieve through espionage.”
An editorial in Wednesday’s Kayhan newspaper announced its rejection of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Iran and Britain, voicing skepticism at the British government’s intentions in upgrading its diplomatic relations with the regime to sending an ambassador over the current chargé d’affaires.
The editorial pointed out that the Iranian parliament passed legislation in 2011 requiring the government to reduce Britain’s diplomatic representation in Iran to that of a chargé d’affaires, with the first article of this legislation stating clearly that only in the event of the UK changing its hostile policies towards Iran could the Iranian government upgrade Britain’s diplomatic presence there.
The editorial asserted that since the UK’s hostility to Iran was clear in the nuclear deal negotiations, there was no justification under the terms of the legislation for upgrading its diplomatic status in the country.
Britain is still harboring extremist groups, the editorial asserted, with a number of opposition TV stations opposing the Iranian regime broadcasting from British territory, making the UK a base for regime opponents and, the editorial claimed, providing them with financial political and propaganda support.
The editorial asked on what basis the Iranian Foreign Ministry had ignored legislation issued by the Iranian parliament, claiming that even before the new British ambassador had set foot in Tehran, the UK’s Foreign Office had announced his return, stating that it offered an excellent opportunity for direct talks with the regime on “human rights issues” and “the Iranian role in the region.”
Accusing the new ambassador, Nicholas Hopton, of being a high-level British spy and representative of the UK’s overseas intelligence services, the editorial said that Britain has no right to issue condemnations of Iran on human rights or regional involvement, further condemning an alleged British government statement which claimed bluntly that Iran’s regional machinations had opened the way for ISIS (Daesh) in the region.
Iranians must ask themselves why Britain chose its ambassador from amongst the ranks of its spies and intelligence personnel, the editorial continued, adding that the answer to this lies in Britain’s history of cooperation with Iran. The author further accused the British Embassy in Tehran of acting as the informal base for the US’s FBI during the 2009 ‘Green Revolution’ in Iran and providing financial support to the regime’s enemies and protesters in an effort to thwart the reelection of Ahmadinejad.
The editorial also accused the new French and German ambassadors to Iran, Francois Sénémaud and Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg respectively, of being senior members of their countries’ intelligence services.
It concluded by asserting that Western countries took the decision to send ambassadors to Tehran during this sensitive period whilst Iran is in a state of acute political tensions leading to the ambassadors facing accusations of spying in order to embarrass the Iranian leadership and lead the Rouhani administration into international crises. The Western governments ultimately wish to prove Rouhani’s failure in foreign policy or on related important issues in order to topple him, the editorial asserted, suggesting that this was similar to the ousting of Mehdi Bazargan’s government in the period immediately following the 1979 revolution.
“Two-faced management and the argument of influence.”
An editorial by a prominent representative of Iran’s conservative political bloc in Wednesday’s Resalat newspaper launched an attack on the Rouhani administration’s policies, condemning the practices of senior management in public sector firms and state bodies, who the author accused of being more interested in promoting their own private sector businesses than in helping the state bodies. The editorial sarcastically accused these senior figures of being salesmen in the morning and customers for their own goods in the afternoon, asserting that these business practices had become a catastrophe for the Iranian economy, which it said is plagued with such corrupt officials.
Moreover, the editorial writer stated, these policies are a direct result of the Rouhani administration’s implementation of money-laundering and terror finance legislation which was initially introduced to prevent the Sepah Ban and Melli Bank from allowing the Khatam Alanbiya engineering group controlled by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards to open bank accounts there. The IRGC group is well known to be one of the largest business entities in Iran, with the profits from its projects going to support pro-regime militias in Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Bahrain, Yemen and dozens of war zones and hotbeds of armed conflict worldwide
The editorial stated that the senior officials’ corruption and preference for lining their own pockets and making a profit for their own businesses over benefiting the Iranian state is a means of burying justice and holding a funeral for their failure to establish divine justice.
This phenomenon is a wound in the heart of the Iranian judicial system’s integrity, the editorial continued, suggesting a connection between the Rouhani administration’s acceptance of money-laundering and terror finance legislation and an endorsement of foreign influence on Iran, and accusing the reformist movement of implementing a policy of i“foreign franchises” to encourage foreign influence similar to policies adopted in the 19th century. It warned that the “foreign franchises” policy previously led to Iran losing significant parts of its territory which it claimed were annexed by other nations due to Iranian concessions.
Ironically, this was the precise same accusation made against Iran’s conservatives by the country’s reformists when the conservatives supported allowing Russian fighter jets to use Iran’s Hamadan airbase for launching attacks in Syria. This issue reflects the state of disintegration in the regime’s structure despite its bullying and hostile practices regionally.
“Bio-Terrorism – fact or fiction?”
Sharq newspaper devoted Wednesday’s editorial to discussing the issue of ‘bioterrorism’, involving the intentional release or dissemination of biological agents.
The editorial stated that according to the latest reports, scientists are now capable of encoding resistance to various diseases among peoples across the entire genetic map of the human race. In doing so, it added, mankind is now scientifically capable of eradicating particular groups within the human race or making massive profits by selling vaccines for a disease already present in the population.
The editorialist talked about a recent U.S. conference on bioterrorism which he attended, saying that what he learnt raised concern about the use of these techniques by the superpowers against the peoples of the Middle East.
The author further claimed that one of the key features of bioterrorism, spreading various types of bacteria and viruses, had already been implemented in some cases in conflict zones.
The editorialist further warned against the tendency of Iranian media to promote a false idea that other nations are consumed by a manic hatred of Iran and to ratchet up public paranoia about global states targeting the Iranian people by creating crises leading to Wester nations’ economic isolation of Iran in order to justify Iranian regime policies. Such thinking, as well as armed hostility by the Iranian regime against neighboring countries, could lead to Iranians being targeted by genetically bred diseases aimed at eradicating the Persian people completely, the author warned, adding that this would Justify Iranian public opinion of the hostile policies practiced by the regime against its opponents domestically and in neighboring countries, who are routinely depicted as monsters who wish to gorge themselves on or devour Iran. Iran as a country subject to plots and attacks has the right to use every legal and illegal means to repel any attack, the author concluded, adding that this is why Iranian forces are located across the region, in order to repel any such potential attacks.
♦ Iran supports moves to stabilize oil markets
“Oil prices should be fair and stable,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with the new OPEC Secretary General. “Instability in oil prices not only hurts OPEC members but also breaks the ultimate goal of preserving the world environment,” he added. On the other hand, OPEC Secretary General referred to Iran’s important role in OPEC, asserting that all member states should cooperate to eliminate any problems in the International Organization.
Source: Sharq Newspaper
♦ Confrontation between an American warship and Iranian boats
The US military has claimed that an American warship patrolling in the Arab Gulf veered after the approach of an Iranian boat operated by the Revolutionary Guards Corps came within 91 meters of it. Pentagon officials also said that the American ships tried to communicate with the Iranian boat by radio to warn it but received no response. Carrying the story, Fox News reported, “The USS fire point warship changed its course after the approach of seven Iranian boats in the Arab Gulf to avoid confrontation with them.” In similar developments, Pentagon stated that the Iranian boats harassed the US warships 31times in the Arab Gulf this year and 23 times in 2015. A US Pentagon official also said that the Iranian interaction was unsafe and unprofessional.
♦ Confrontation number 54 between American warships and Iranian boats in Arabian Gulf
Iran’s naval deputy commander, Gholam Riza Bi Gem announced that Iran’s Naval Warfare Group 43 sailed to Karachi port with a message of peace and friendship and then will be headed to Aden and Ban Al-Mandeb Strait. “The group consists of logistics ship Kanark, energy Bar Lafan, and destroyers Flakhen and Khenger accompanied by SH raft,” Golam Riza added. He concluded, “Iran and Pakistan have strong political and military ties, and the presence of Iran’s naval group at Karachi port will come in compliance with strengthening their political and military correlations.”
Source: Mehr Agency
♦ Russia will not be able to deliver the rest of S 300 to Iran
The Russian news agency claimed that Moscow has delivered half of the promised S300 systems to Iran, but will not be able to deliver the rest of these systems. Russian Assistant president for technological-military cooperation cases, Vladimir Kojen announced the transfer of half quantity of the S300s agreed upon to Iran.
Source: Jam-e-Jam newspaper
♦ Important visit of Iran’s Intelligence Minister to Germany
Iranian Intelligence Minister, Mohammed Alavi held talks with German Intelligence officials and discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries. Iran’s minister also called the Iranian Embassy staff in Berlin to help Iranian expatriates in any issue that might concern in compliance with Iran’s laws.
Source: Sharq Site
♦ Shamkhani: the session of the joint work plan committee is held today
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security, Ali Ahamkhani announced that the session of the supervisory and control committee will be held on Wednesday, September 7th. According to Tasnim news agency, during his meeting with President of the French National Assembly, Shamkhani gave remarks about the formation of this committee, saying, “The session of the supervisory committee on the joint work plan will be held with the presence of all members whose major focus will be on evaluating the Western commitment to the nuclear deal.”
Source: Etimad Newspaper
♦ Velayati: Iran and France can help region’s wars
Head of the Strategic Studies Center of the Expediency Discernment Council, Ali Akbar Velayati, made remarks during a meeting with President of the French National Assembly saying, “Tehran and Paris have a strong influence in the region; they can cooperate to end all destructive wars in the Middle East.” Velayati also hailed the deep-rooted relations between the two sides, saying, “The Iranian people have no bad memories about the colonial history of France; on the contrary, Iranians and French enjoy strong cultural relations, which will be seen at the highest levels in both courtiers.”
Source: IRNA Agency
♦ Steady 8% economic growth is not possible in the sixth development plan
“Steady 8% economic growth in Khamenei’s sixth development plan is not possible,” Administration and Budget Establishment Advisor, Abo Zar Nadimi stated. He added that the government is obliged to take it into consideration in the draft-law of the sixth development plan. As for the financial resources, Nadimi said, “The government has taken all necessary procedures to supply the financial resources necessary for achieving the 8% through its and the private sector’s capabilities; meanwhile the rest of these resources will go to attracting foreign investments.
Source: Etilaat Newspaper