Iran Not After Atomic Weapons by dandanhuanghuang


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Iran Not After Atomic Weapons
Nuclear Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                              Deadly Afghan
                                                                                                                                                                                              Protests Over
                                                                                                                                                                                             Insulting Qur’an
                                                                                                                                                                                                 total of eight demonstrators were shot dead on

Linked to National Interests
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday in anti-US protests in Afghanistan
                                                                                                                                                                                                 over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military
                                                                                                                                                                                         base, officials said.

       eader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah                                                                                                                                           Six were killed in Shinwar district of Parwan province
       Seyyed Ali Khamenei stated that the Iranian                                                                                                                                       north of Kabul, provincial administration spokeswoman
       nation has never sought and will never seek                                                                                                                                       Roshna Khalid told AFP. “The protests got violent.
nuclear weapons and that it has the capacity to break
supremacy of powers that rely on nuclear arms.
   In a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday with the
director, officials and scientists of the Atomic En-
ergy Organization, the Leader further emphasized
that Iran will prove to the entire world that nuclear
weapons cannot solidify their power, Presstv report-
   Ayatollah Khamenei also emphasized that scien-
tific and nuclear achievements are directly linked to
the country’s national interests and its future suc-
   If nations manage to independently achieve                                                                                                                                            They attacked police with rocks and in a clash between
progress in the fields of nuclear energy, aerospace,                                                                                                                                     police and protesters three people were killed and over
science and technology, there will be no room left                                                                                                                                       10 others are injured,” Khalid said.
for the tyrannical hegemony of global powers, said                                                                                                                                         Two other people died in clashes between police and
the Leader.                                                                                                                                                                              protesters in Kabul and in the eastern city of Jalalabad,
                                                                                                                                                                                         health ministry and hospital sources said.
  Scientific Advancement                                                                                                                                                                   About 500 protesters threw stones at a US military
  Ayatollah Khamenei further noted that arrogant                                                                                                                                         base in Kabul, while in the eastern city of Jalalabad more
powers regularly engage in spreading propaganda                                                                                                                                          than 1,000 demonstrators blocked the highway shouting
and publicity with the ultimate objective of imped-                                                                                                                                      “Death to Americans, Death to Obama”.           10
ing Iran’s scientific advancement.          02
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                                                                                                                     Iranian to Head Asia-Pacific                                       Possibility of Arming
                                                                                                                     Toxicology Body                                                       Syrian Rebels
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                                               National Iranian Oil Company    National Iranian Drilling Company
                                                                                                                     Dr. Reza Afshari has been elected as the                           The United States on Tuesday appeared to open the door
                                                                                                                                                                                        to eventually arming the Syrian opposition, saying if a po-
            Two-Phase Public Tender No.: 3860-33/6-SO/90                                                             president of Asia-Pacific Association of                            litical solution to the crisis were impossible it might have
                                                                                                                                                                                        to consider other options.
  Tender Subject: Provision of Horizontal and Directional Drilling Equip-                                            Medical Toxicology for 2012. Dr Afshari                               The comments, made by officials at both the White

                                                                                                                     is an assistant professor and...
                                                                                                                                                                                        House and the State Department, marked a shift in empha-
  ment (Required Simultaneously for 5 Groups) for Utilization in Persian                                                                                 08                             sis by Washington, which so far has stressed its policy of
               Gulf Offshore Fields Through Rental Basis                                                                                                                                not arming the opposition and has said little about alterna-
                                                                                                                                                                                        tives, Reuters reported.

             ational Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of National Ira-                                                                                           US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with
             nian Oil Company (NIOC), intends to award the above-mentioned contract services                                 Somalia Survival                                           representatives of some 70 countries in Tunis on Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                        for the first “Friends of Syria” meeting to coordinate the
             to a well known and qualified contractor through a competitive and public tender. On
    this occasion and for the purpose of receiving the electronic Tender documents files, interested                            Surveyed                                                international community’s next steps to respond to the
                                                                                                                                                                                        nearly year-long unrest in the country.
                                                                                                                   The international community has failed to grapple with the real         “We still believe that a political solution is what’s need-
    local and foreign companies( legal entity), up to March 03, 2012, may obtain the set of bidding                underlying political and economic issues facing the troubled         ed in Syria,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
    documents, which contain the proposed contract terms and conditions by sending their formal                    East African nation of Somalia, which has been surviving with-          “We don’t want to take actions that would contribute to
                                                                                                                   out an effective government for over two decades, according to       the further militarization of Syria, because that could take
    application along with its company’s name, activities and email to NIDC Contracts Department                   a new study released in United Nations.                              the country down a dangerous path. But we don’t rule out
    – Ahvaz – Iran. Fax: 0098 611 4443795 or                                                                         With the country’s 3,300-km coastline virtually unprotected,       additional measures.”
      Email:                                                                                      industrial fishing vessels from Europe and Asia have entered            State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, asked
                                                                                                                   the area in large numbers and are plundering Somalia’s rich          if the United States was shifting its stance on arming the
                                                                                                                   maritime resources, IPS wrote.                                       rebels, said Washington did not want to see the violence
      It is worthy to add that:                                                                                      “Having overfished their home waters, these sophisticated          increase and was concentrating on political efforts to halt
      1-Tenderers should be able to provide Tender Guarantee (Euro 54,000 for Foreign Tenderers                    factory ships are seeking catch in one of the world’s richest re-
                                                                                                                   maining fishing zones,” says the report published by the New
                                                                                                                                                                                        the unrest.                                       09
    and Iranian Rials 870,000,000 for Iranian Tenderers) & Good Performance Guarantee (for win-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vitol: Iran Winning
                                                                                                                   York-based Global Policy Forum (GPF).
    ner contractor) according to the NIDC’s requirements as mentioned in the Tender Documents.                       “The foreign boats are illegal, unreported and unregulat-
                                                                                                                   ed--part of a growing international criminal fishing enter-
      2- The anticipated contract duration will be 30 months.
      3- Tenders shall be required to provide written attestation proving that its company has
                                                                                                                     Authored by Suzanne Dershowitz and James Paul, the report            In Oil Sales Despite
    specific policy statement at senior and operational levels, proportionate to the subject Contract,
    reflecting management commitment to Health, Safety and Environment Protection.
                                                                                                                   was released ahead of a high-level international conference on
                                                                                                                   Somalia scheduled to take place in London in Feb. 23.                       Sanctions
                                                                                                                                                                                        The world’s leading oil trader, Vitol, said Iran has
      4- Tenders should be submitted in three separate sealed envelopes marked “A”, “B” and “C”.                      Other Options                                                     earned more from its crude output due to an increase
                                                                                                                      “Crises like Somalia are not accidental and they can be           in global oil prices, despite West-imposed sanctions.
    Envelope “A” should contain Tender Guarantee, Envelope “B” should contain commercial                           solved, but as always in these cases, geo-strategic and eco-            The energy trading company said on Tuesday that the
    proposal of Tender and envelope “C” should contain Technical Proposal of Tender. It is worthy                  nomic interests are at stake, preventing sensible outcomes and       rise in crude prices to above $120 per barrel had more
                                                                                                                   actually deepening the crisis,” Paul told IPS.                       than compensated Tehran for the revenues lost due to
    to add that opening and consideration of the Tender’s commercial proposal will be subject to                      “Unfortunately, the African Union is not playing the con-         lower crude exports, Reuters reported.
    NIDC’s approval for Tender’s technical proposal.                                                               structive role that we might hope for and is working with the           Vitol’s chief executive, Ian Taylor, said, “I reckon
      5- The Tender closing date shall be April 03, 2012.                                                          big powers to move forward with a militarized policy.”               they are probably quite close to winning based on the
                                                                                                                      Paul said the United Nations and the international commu-         numbers.
      6- The date for opening of envelopes A & C will be April 04. 2012.                                           nity could easily address the illegal fishing and toxic dump-           That was what everybody in the industry always
      7- National Iranian Drilling Company shall reserve the right to reject any or all of the tender(s)           ing through the creation of a coast guard, a solution that would     thought would be the likely result.”
                                                                                                                   be much cheaper than the large foreign naval forces and much            He noted that the decline in the value of the euro ver-
    received, in whole or part at its sole discretion and without any explanation.                                 more appropriate as well.                                            sus the US dollar had also lifted the cost of dollar-de-
      Furthermore, applicants can visit this Tender announcement in the website of NIDC at the                        Better yet, the nations should create a truly strong worldwide    nominated oil sales for the European Union countries.
    following address:                                                                                             regime to ban illegal fishing and toxic dumping.                        “The politicians are all avoiding the subject at the
                                                                                                                      “There is a plague of criminal activities of this kind that are   moment, but, as you know, oil is extremely expensive,                                                                                                  stripping the world’s oceans of all the major fish species and       especially in euros,” Taylor said.
                                                              National Iranian Drilling Company                    polluting the oceans with toxic wastes,” Paul said.                     The Vitol chief executive also warned that crude
                                                              Contracts Department                                    “Now is the time to act, before every last fish has been hunt-    prices could spike above $150 per barrel if tensions
                                                                                                                   ed down, and every second Somali killed in the name of coun-         over Tehran’s nuclear energy program escalated into a
                                                                                                                   terterrorism.”                                          05           military confrontation.                           03

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