SiasatRooz - Most Popular Politics :: rss_full_edition Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:27:03 GMT News Studio(News Distribution System{CURRENT_THEME}/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Produced by SiasatRooz 100 70 en Copyright© SiasatRooz, all rights reserved Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:27:03 GMT Politics 60 Imam Khomeini's Way is the Procedure Resistance Take in Fighting against Occupiers aq in the sensitive conditions now governing in Iraqi Kurdistan? Isn’t it the time for the Iraqi Kurdistan to join the Iraqi government as a part of a united Iraqi government, like other parts which are governed by Baghdad, as a counterstrategy to plots for disintegration of Iraq? In Kurdistan, some political groups seek to develop their influence and rob the wealth of Iraq, however the Iraqi Kurds don’t want the disintegration of Iraq and I promise that the evil plans of those opposing a united Iraq will fail and they will be tried for whatever wrong they have committed. What is the plan of al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance to create and retain integrity among the Shiite, Sunni, Kurd and other Iraqi sects after the fall of the ISIL? What will be the response of al-Nujaba to those who break or undermine the unity of Iraq from inside or outside of Iraq? In the past years, we formed the Deputy for Religions Affairs and Approximation of Religions within al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance which mainly deals with creation of understanding among the sect and supports the clerics/scholars who try to establish unity among the people. In this regard, we had many achievements, we managed to return the congregation Imam of some groups to their mosques, the groups who didn’t accept the Takfir discourse, and thus were attacked by the Takfiris and ISIS. al-Nujaba also managed to help some Iraqi Sunni groups to return to their cities and villages and it performed some cultural programs in those regions for the fulfilment of Islamic Unity. Some news have been published on the rise of a new terrorist group, White-Flags, after the collapse of ISIL. How do you describe the goals defined for this Terrorist group? and what will be the response of al-Nujaba to this and other similar groups? White-Flags group, is the remnant of the ISIS, which after the heads of the group escaped, Barzani Party supported and equipped them to attack the security forces in Kirkuk. It is much smaller than what is claimed by the media and indeed, it had prepared to get the control of Kirkuk after the defeat of Bazrani party, however it was badly defeated upon its rise. al-Nujaba played a significant and fundamental role since the attack of ISIS and many other attacks occurred. Our brothers have actively and bravely participated in the operations made across all areas, including Iraq security belt, Samarra, Tikrit, Baiji and Mosul; we managed to defeat the American plan and expel ISIL from Iraq. In this regard, you can see that Americans have directed the defeated heads of the ISIS group to “al-Anbar” desert inside Iraq, “Houran” plain in the west of Iraq and into some areas inside Syria and they are supporting them or moving them to other countries. Why did the US make such a plan on terrorists? Washington’s new plan for the terrorists is a failure as it knows the ISIS is the best instrument in achieving its colonising and economic goals and its plans for plundering the capital and wealth of the Islamic countries and destruction of these lands through the excuse of the fight against terrorism. Therefore an effective security and military program should be prepared and applied by the countries of the region so that the Americans and their mercenaries will be expelled from the region and the true peace will be established in the West of Asia. ]]> Politics Sat, 09 Jun 2018 20:37:14 GMT Turkey sacks deputy head of TMSF state fund in post-coup purge Turkey has sacked a deputy head of the TMSF state fund and sealed off two local television stations as Ankara intensifies a crackdown following a failed coup attempt last year. Reuters cited the Official Gazette, the Turkish government’s official journal, as saying that the dismissal of Zulfukar Sukru Kanberoglu, of the TMSF fund, which runs seized firms, came after a decree issued on Monday. Three other decrees also ordered the dismissal of some ۳۶۶ other people from state institutions while reinstated ۱۲۴ civil servants. According to the report, they were sacked for being part of or connected to “terrorist” groups or groups that worked against national security. Ankara often uses the term terrorist group or organization to refer to the group of individuals who support US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen. The report did not clarify who or what government institution had issued the decrees. On Saturday, Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for more than ۴۰۰ people, including soldiers and security officers, over alleged affiliation to the network of Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having orchestrated the failed military coup. ]]> Politics Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:36:22 GMT Trump defends travel ban: 'This is not about religion' President Donald Trump says his executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States “is not about religion,” amid protests and backlash in the country and around the world. "America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those feeling oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border," the president said in a statement Sunday. "We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say." Trump rejected criticism suggesting his executive order amounts to the "Muslim ban" he proposed as a candidate. "To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting," he said. "This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe." On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that imposes a ۹۰-day entry ban for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia, blocks refugees from Syria indefinitely, and suspends all refugee admissions for ۱۲۰ days. Trump said the US would "again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next ۹۰ days." ]]> Politics Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:40:31 GMT Thousands of Argentinians reach capital in nationwide anti-gov't rallies On Wednesday, a number of Argentinian social movements and trade unions led by the Argentine Workers' Central Union (CTA) announced the so-called Federal March protesting against the social policy implemented by Argentine President Mauricio Macri in order to bring groups of its supporters to the country's capital. ​The TeleSUR TV-channel reported Friday that around 200,000 people from across the country arrived at Plaza de Mayo, the main square of Buenos Aires. ​The broadcaster added that the protesters demanded the country's government to review its social policy and to implement the agreements already signed with protesters. Macri was elected Argentinian president in December 2015. Since then, Buenos Aires has been cutting social programs and government expenditures. The government measures have also resulted in the growth of unemployment and tariffs across the country. ]]> Politics Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:05:44 GMT Zarif calls for UN immediate action to Rohingya Muslim's situation Zarif urged António Guterres to engage actively with the Government of Myanmar and take basic steps to end the serious concerns of international community over the situation of Rohingya Muslims. The full text of his letter to the UN chief follows: I would like to draw your kind attention to an issue that is of international concern. Based on valid information, including the statement by Mr. Vijay Nambiar, your Special Adviser on Myanmar, made on ۸ December ۲۰۱۶, the situation of the Rohingya Muslim community is increasingly deteriorating. Not only are the Rohingya Muslims deprived from their most basic rights, which include the right to a territory and a government that supports them, they are also subject to atrocities and inhumane behaviors on a daily basis. Many of them have been forced to leave their homes and are now displaced in other countries. This situation, which constitutes a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter and runs counter to the most fundamental principles enshrined in human-right documents, is a matter of deep concern for the international community and Muslims all over the world. The extraordinary meeting of the OIC foreign ministers, set to take place on ۱۹ January ۲۰۱۷ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to consider the situation of the Rohingya People, testifies to the depth of the concern in Islamic countries. Obviously, the systematic and extensive violation of the basic rights of the Rohingya Muslims, their deprivation of citizen rights they enjoyed for centuries and their banishment from their homes, will have adverse consequences for peace and security in Myanmar, its neighboring countries and the whole region. The international community expects from the Government of Myanmar to assert control over the Rohingya region and act immediately and effectively towards the restoration of the rights of the Rohingya Muslims as a part of the Myanmar society. It should not allow the violent and extremist groups to blur the peaceful nature of the Buddhist faith. Given the concern over the fate of the Rohingya Muslims, I expect that Your Excellency and your Special Adviser on Myanmar communicate actively with the Government of Myanmar and convey to Myanmar's officials the view of the international community on the need to stop the violation of the rights of the Rohingya Muslims and allow unfettered access of humanitarian assistance to the violence-stricken regions. I hope that the international community and the relevant UN mechanisms, including the Consultative Commission for Rakhine State, consider the situation, act swiftly and take essential steps towards allaying international concern about the situation of the Rohingya Muslims. Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration. ]]> Politics Sat, 07 Jan 2017 06:56:57 GMT White House vows to fight media 'tooth and nail' over Trump coverage The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented "alternative facts" to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had a "running war" with the media and accused journalists of underestimating the number of people who turned out Friday for his swearing-in. White House officials made clear no truce was on the horizon on Sunday in television interviews that set a much harsher tone in the traditionally adversarial relationship between the White House and the press corps. "The point is not the crowd size. The point is the attacks and the attempt to delegitimize this president in one day. And we're not going to sit around and take it," Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday." The sparring with the media has dominated Trump's first weekend in office, eclipsing debate over policy and Cabinet appointments. It was the main theme at the Republican president's first visit to the CIA, at the press secretary's first media briefing and in senior officials' first appearances on the Sunday talk shows. Together, they made clear the administration will continue to take an aggressive stance with news organizations covering Trump. "We're going to fight back tooth and nail every day and twice on Sunday," Priebus said. He repeated White House press secretary Sean Spicer's assertions on Saturday that the media manipulated photographs of the National Mall to make the crowds on Friday look smaller than they really were. ]]> Politics Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:32:36 GMT Top cleric deprecates scurrilous language of Wahhabi Muftis In a letter to the Head of the Saudi Arabia Muftri, Top Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi deprecated the scurrilous languages Wahhabi Muftis utilized. Senior Iranian cleric and professor of Qom Seminary, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, in a letter to Head of the Saudi Arabia mufti, Abu Aziz Al-Sheikh deprecated the scurrilous language Wahhabi Scholars utilize, reported Siasatrooz Online. Pointing to the scurrilous language Abu Aziz Al-Sheikh used against Shia people, the Grand Ayatollah underlined,” this is not the first time we heard such illogical remarks.” “Such remarks divulge the fact that Wahhabis elude from logical conversations and resort to using libel, canard and disrespectful language,” said Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi adding that disrespecting Shia Muslim gladdened the enemies. Senior cleric in his letter reminded the Arab mufti of the teachings of holy Qur'an wondering, "How can you forget the teachings of Qur'an where it recommends a polite way for inviting people to God while you have chosen stigmatization, lying and disrespecting Shia?" “Unfortunately you are not cognizant of the history of Islam since the name of Shia was selected by the prophet of Islam for the followers of Imam Ali (PBUH) and it was common at that time,” the Senior Cleric mentioned. “Would not it be better to take a look at the history of Islam?” Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said as underlined,“ Hundreds years ago before Safavieh, Shia people had lived in Mecca, Medina, Iraq, Sham, Egypt and Iran and they even run countries.” In another part of this letter he reminded Saudi mufti of Iranian and Lebanese Shia influence saying that, "Had not they exist, the Zionist regime of Israel and the US would rule the whole region in the Middle East now." "When the Zionist regime of Israel was ravaging people in Gaza, who were mainly Sunni, it was Shia Muslims of Iran and other parts of the world that supported them the most." said top cleric and reminded Saudi grand mufti of Shia Muslim scientists and scholars who comprise the majority of the Muslim world scholars. Referring to the offence of the Wahhabi scholar to the Shia, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi warned that any stigmatization or excommunication of the Shia is a great service for the enemies of Islam particularly Israel and the US. He said that such moves lead to spreading hatred of the Wahhabis among Shia community and consequently the animosity between them would grow which is in turn a good opportunity for the enemies to loot the wealth and resources in the region. Professor of Qom Seminary also said if meetings had been held between Shia and Wahhabi scholars, some misunderstandings and referential mistakes would be discussed so that Muslim unity would not be targeted. Iranian jurisprudent asked Wahhabi mufti to start an amicable relation and so that Wahhabis and Shia would make joint moves for promotion of Islam. ]]> Politics Thu, 05 May 2011 00:13:00 GMT European states back potential arms control deal with Russia: German paper More than a dozen European countries have expressed willingness to engage in dialog with Russia toward reaching an arms control deal, potentially upsetting planned US-led military build-ups near Russian borders. Germany and ۱۵ other countries are pressing for the arms control deal with Russia, German newspaper Die Welt said on Friday. The paper quoted German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as saying that, in spite of a loss of trust between Europe and Russia over the Ukrainian conflict, the two sides needed to talk to each other more often. “Europe’s security is in danger,” Steinmeier warned, in a reference to the danger from a potential arms race with Russia. “As difficult as ties to Russia may currently be, we need more dialog, not less.” He criticized Russia’s “annexation” of the Crimean Peninsula, which used to be a territory of Ukraine before it voted in a March ۲۰۱۴ referendum to join Russia. He said the Ukrainian conflict risked stirring an arms race in Europe. Steinmeier, who has been nominated by the Social Democratic Party for president, first floated the idea of an arms control deal with Russia in August to avoid an arms race and the escalation of tensions in Europe following the developments in Ukraine. The ۱۵ other countries that have since sided with the initiative are France, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Portugal, according to Die Welt. All of them are members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The rotating presidency of the OSCE is currently with Germany. The countries plan to issue a joint statement on Friday and will meet again on the sidelines of a December ۸-۹ ministerial-level meeting in Hamburg, Germany. A potential arms control deal with Russia is likely to disrupt NATO plans to deploy forces and military hardware to Baltic states and Poland. US officials have voiced skepticism about the idea, citing what they say is Russia’s failure to abide by existing agreements and treaties. Steinmeier also drew criticism from the US and NATO officials in June after warning that Western military maneuvers in Eastern Europe amounted to “saber-rattling and shrill war cries,” which he said could increase tensions with Moscow. NATO’s planned enhancement of its military presence in the Baltics and Poland, near Russia, which is aimed at military force projection in the Black Sea and Eastern Europe, is likely to saturate the region with US arms and missiles. In response, Moscow’s planned deployment of its S-۴۰۰ air missile defense system along with the Iskander ballistic missile system in Kaliningrad, near the border with NATO members Lithuania and Poland has drawn criticism from Washington. Moscow has rejected Washington’s allegations that the move would destabilize security in Europe, arguing that it is in fact leading to an arms balance in the region. ]]> Politics Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:25:01 GMT Mutual strategic steps of NAM and the West The prospect of sixteenth non-aligned Summit in Tehran in August ۲۶, ۲۰۱۲, is a diplomatic coup for Iran, since some of the participants are leaders of states. The tenure of the movement will be transferred to Iran for three years as well. The summit likely leads to improving Iran`s ability for bolstering international unity and more likely it turns into a symbol for defending Iran`s nuclear rights. Iran`s right for uranium enrichment aiming peaceful purposes has been supported at the previous NAM summits and its representatives in IAEA. In fact, NAM support of Iran`s nuclear program is necessary for Iran`s nuclear policies and the importance of this backup will be doubled within upcoming months because the permanent members of the security council plus Germany are on the verge of whether to grant or deny a nuclear agreement with Iran. The western powers are now heading to this crucial moment after passing nuclear discussions in Istanbul, Baghdad and Moscow. On the other hand, the current situation makes it harder for U.S. and its allies to persuade Tehran to full-suspension of its future enrichment programs. As expected, the U.S. and some of the western countries reacted negatively toward NAM summit in Iran and reiterated their useless claims on Iran`s non-commitment about the resolutions of the security council of the United Nations. But there are several reasons that prove more western optimistic attitude reduces political tensions rooted in enmity. Consequently, regional stability solutions and even resolving Iran`s nuclear issue are overshadowed by these tensions. First, both summit and Iran`s presidency on NAM provides Iran with bigger and unique role as an international element. Iran will hold tenure of NAM for ۳ years as well. On the foreign affairs of NAM it depends on making a special plan in order to reflex the highly precious goals of Non-Aligned Movement and also rests on NAM political activities in IAEA as well as in Non-Proliferation Treaty revising summit. Second, under the approach of the summit which is named as Permanent Peace, Tehran probably uses PP factor to play a bigger role in regional crises management. Certainly this role includes Syria as Iran hosted consultative meeting of foreign ministers to resolve Syria crisis. It`s the time for NAM to influence on wider dimensions in various issues while Iran has done its best in this regard. As a brilliant sample for NAM role in the regional crises, India and Pakistan has declared their readiness to discuss bilateral ties in the sideline of NAM summit. Third, Iran is fully aware that its new state in NAM doesn’t mean to abuse this given trust for its nuclear crisis since, every incorrect step could damage sensitive ties between Tehran and Non-Aligned Movement. However Iran`s representative in IAEA has frequently guaranteed the peaceful nature of nuclear program and has assured NAM members on Iran`s non-military purposes. In addition, the summit and the leadership of Iran within three years, give Iran the chance to show off its identity against arm proliferation. Moreover Iran will be capable to put more pressure on Israel`s nuclear programs, as UN bid to create a middle east free from nuclear arms was hailed by NAM. Fourth, unlike it is assumed, Iran`s achievements in NAM do not equal to take a weak position on nuclear issue. So the U.S. and its allies should give up their false idea about peaceful enrichment of Iran and take a more realistic and flexible policy to put an end to Iran`s nuclear issue. This approach may include agreements with ۲۰ percent enriched uranium fuel exchange. Finally, different concepts which is followed, coming out from NAM summit in Tehran and its tenure on the movement including regional stability, crises management and Iran`s bigger role as an influencing power in the region should be counted on in the calculation of western countries to take a more exact and more cautious approach toward Iran instead of zooming in mere binding Mohammad Pirali ]]> Politics Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:58:45 GMT Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said. The first Syrian or Russian air strikes on Aleppo since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday hit a key front line in the city's southwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Clashes and shelling which had continued throughout the day on front lines intensified late in the day, a witness and the Observatory said. Air strikes had continued to target areas outside the city throughout the ceasefire. Russia has been announcing daily that it will abide by the next day of the series of daytime ceasefires, which it said it called to allow civilians and rebels to leave the besieged city, but no announcement was made on Saturday. There have been night-time clashes as each day of the ceasefire has ended, but Saturday saw much fiercer fighting plus the first air strikes. Aleppo was Syria's most populous city before the war, but is now divided into government- and rebel-held areas. Intense bombardment has reduced the rebel-held east of the city to ruins. Once again, no medical evacuations or aid deliveries to rebel-held areas were possible on Saturday, the United Nations said. Rebels did not accept the ceasefire, which they say does nothing to alleviate the situation of those who choose to remain in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, and believe it is part of a government policy to purge cities of political opponents. The Syrian army and Russia had called on residents and rebels in eastern Aleppo to leave through designated corridors and depart for other insurgent-held districts under a promise of safe travel, but very few rebels or civilians appeared to have left. "Nobody has left through the corridors. The small number of people which who tried to leave were faced with shelling around the (corridor area) and could not leave," said Zakaria Malahifji, a rebel official with the Fastaqim group, which is present in the city. Syrian state media says rebels have been preventing civilians from leaving east Aleppo. Pro-government channels broadcast footage of ambulances and green buses parked at empty reception points in government-held Aleppo, said to be waiting for civilians and fighters from the city's east. Besieged east Aleppo has not received United Nations assistance since early July and rebel groups have said they are preparing an attack to try to break through the government siege. The United Nations had hoped that the ceasefires would allow medical evacuations and aid deliveries, but said a lack of security guarantees had prevented aid workers from taking advantage of the pause in bombing. "The U.N. remains hopeful that parties will provide all necessary guarantees and is actively working to that end," U.N. humanitarian spokesman Jens Laerke said. He said humanitarian workers were ready to proceed as soon as conditions allowed. "The situation on the ground remains volatile as exchanges of fire and clashes continue. Just today bullets struck the hotel where the U.N. hub is based and critically injured one hotel staff," Laerke said. Sporadic clashes between insurgents and Syrian government and allied forces had been reported earlier on Saturday along frontlines, with some shells falling on both the government-held western side of the city and the rebel-held east, the Observatory said. Aleppo has been a major battleground in the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by the Russian military, Iran's Revolutionary Guards and an array of Shi'ite Muslim militias, wants to take full control of the city. ]]> Politics Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:38:19 GMT