Military Should Draw On Intellectual Capital

Document Sample
Military Should Draw On Intellectual Capital Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                                                                  Number 3934 ● Monday April 18, 2011 ● Farvardin 29, 1390 ● Jamadi Al-Aval 14, 1432 ● Price 2,000 Rials/1TRY ● 12 Pages

                                                                                                                                     Military Should Draw
          Salimi Strongest
          In Asia    See Page 11                                                                                                    On Intellectual Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           eader of the Islamic Revolution Aya-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sun-

3-Way Collaboration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        day praised the efforts of the Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and said the opportunity that God has pro-
                                                   Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met with Army

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    vided for serving the Islamic system should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    be utilized properly and all intellectual po-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tential and capabilities should be used for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Every area in which intellectual and

                                         03                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         practical capabilities are used in an effi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cient manner is subjected to divine bless-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing and hence grounds are paved for bigger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    successes” he said in a meeting with Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    commanders on the eve of Army Day (April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18), reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the need
   A meeting of foreign ministers from                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for clear outlines and timetables for imple-
 Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan was held in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            menting national projects.
 Orumieh, West Azarbajian on Saturday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “One of the issues that should be heeded
                                                   commanders in Tehran on Sunday.

 After the talks Turkish Foreign Minister                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by the armed forces, especially the Army,
    Ahmet Davutoglu said the three...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is renovating the garrisons and creating a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suitable ambiance for the work of Armed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In the meeting, Army Commander

      Cuba Reform                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Major General Ataollah Salehi and com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mander of the Army ground forces, Briga-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sented reports on projects completed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    those underway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pourdastan said on Saturday the ground

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    forces of the Army is the most prepared
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    among regional armies.

                                                                                                                                                        Call for Emergency OIC Meeting                                                                                               Yemen Opposition
For the first time since he and his brother                                                                                       Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday Iran has called for an
                                                                                                                                  emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           holding an emergency OIC summit, the request should be approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                           by a specific number of member states.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To Join
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arab-Brokered Talks
 came to power more than a half century
ago, President Raul Castro proposed term                                                                                          to review regional developments and put pressure on regional dicta-         A wave of revolts and anti-government uprisings has swept the
 limits for Cuba’s leaders, admitted that                                                                                         tors.                                                                    Arab world in recent months and resulted in the overthrow of the lead-
      errors have left the country...                                                                                                “Iran has initiated a move for an OIC emergency summit for as-        ers in Egypt and Tunisia.                                                Yemen's Joint Meeting Parties, a main op-
                                                                                                                                  sessing the developments in the region. We have sent a letter to OIC        On Friday Salehi in a letter to the UN chief Ban Ki-moon, called      position coalition formed in 2002, has said it
                                                                                                                                  secretary-general to this effect,” Salehi told reporters in Orumieh,     for early and effective measures by the Security Council to stop the     would send a delegation to Saudi Arabia on
                                                                                                                                  ISNA reported.                                                           slaughter in crisis-hit Bahrain.                                         Sunday to discuss with Persian Gulf Arab
                                                                                                                                     He said holding an OIC emergency meeting requires presentation           Since mid-February, thousands of anti-government protesters in        ministers the transition of power in their

  Source of Relief                                                                                                                of a request to the body by a specific number of leaders.
                                                                                                                                     “This request should be studied within the framework of OIC. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bahrain have been demanding political rights, end to discrimination,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           an elected government and ouster of Al-Khalifa ruling family.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    country, as thousands rallied to demand Ali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abdullah Saleh, the embattled president, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    step down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       "We have requested this meeting with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PGCC states' foreign ministers to explain
                                                                                                                                   World Hemophilia Day                                                      Controlling Cholesterol                                                our points of view on the (Persian) Gulf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    initiative," opposition leader Yassin Noman
                                                                                                                                   Marked                                                                    With Brewed Beverage                                                   told Reuters, adding that former foreign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    minister Mohammed Basindwa would head
                                                                                                                                   World     Federation   of     Hemophilia                                  Researchers at the Medicinal Plants Research                           the delegation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Opposition leaders previously refused
                                                                                                                                   commemorated the World Hemophilia Day                                     Laboratory in Lorestan province have successfully                      to join PGCC-mediated talks with Saleh's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    representatives, saying they wanted to
The Persian Gulf countries, thanks to their                                                                                        themed “Inviting Public Contribution for                                  produced a beverage from Iranian medicinal                             force him out within two weeks, because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the PGCC plan did not include a quick or
dollar peg (except for Kuwait), have been
able to rely on the low-interest rate of the                                                                                       Improving Living...                 07                                    plants, which can control cholesterol.      08                         clear timetable for the transition of pow-
 US Federal Reserve as a source of relief                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           er.
  during a protracted economic crisis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The youth movement, which plays a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    prominent role in the anti-government dem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    onstrations, said it remains unwilling to take

                                                                                                                                                         Push on Brega, Misrata Bombed                                                                                              part in any talks before president Saleh's de-

Kish Film Festival                                                                                                                Libyan opposition forces pushed toward the strategic oil port of
                                                                                                                                  Brega while Muammar Gaddafi's forces pounded besieged Misrata
                                                                                                                                                                                                              A rebel with an AK-47 rifle strapped to his shoulders played a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           guitar and sang in Arabic and English to his comrades, who tried to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stalled Talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Arab plan announced a week ago
                                                                                                                                  to the west with rockets and mortars.                                    memorize the words and sing along.                                       appeared to promise Saleh immunity from
                                                                                                                                     Opposition forces said Gaddafi's forces were ensconced in the            "Hit us with your rockets; hit us with your tanks; we have no         prosecution, an issue that had proved a
                                                                                                                                  center of Brega, often inside houses, while insurgent fighters were      problem; we will win. Our country will be free, our country will be      stumbling block in earlier talks that stalled.

                                                                                                                                  more exposed.                                                            strong, my mother, don't worry, we know how to fight. We know            Saleh accepted the Persian Gulf talks frame-
                                                                                                                                     "We have people on the edge of Brega, we control that area only.      how to get freedom," they sang.                                          work the next day.
                                                                                                                                  Nothing has changed inside Brega," Mohammed el-Misrati, 20, af-                                                                                      Noman said the opposition was con-
                                                                                                                                  ter returning to Ajdabiyah to the east, said on Saturday, Reuters           Siege                                                                 cerned about the existing Persian Gulf ini-
                                                                                                                                  reported.                                                                   Sunday marks a month since the UN Security Council passed a           tiative, as it suggested that Saleh transfer
                                                                                                                                     Gaddafi's forces have been bombing the road from Ajdabiyah,           resolution authorizing force to protect civilians in Libya, leading      power to a deputy, and did not mention him
                                                                                                                                  80 km (50 miles) east of Brega, for several days, sometimes firing       to an international air campaign.                                        actually quitting his post, a key demand for
  The First Kish International Film Festival                                                                                      from a distance, sometimes approaching in cars.                             The United States, France and Britain said this week they will        the opposition.
   will be held on Kish Island during April                                                                                          Six opposition forces were killed and 16 wounded when Gadd-           not stop bombing Gaddafi's forces until he leaves power, effec-             Saleh, who has warned of civil war and
 24-8. Thirty-four Asian and Middle Eastern                                                                                       afi loyalists fired rockets at a group of insurgents driving along the   tively revising the mission's aim to regime change.                      the break-up of Yemen if he is forced out
countries will be participating in the gala with                                                                                  exposed coastal highway westward from Ajdabiyah.                            US President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that the             before organizing an orderly transition, has
 the motto “Cultural Heritage, Joint Future”.                                                                                        "We were in our vehicles and they opened fire with rockets,"          military situation on the ground had reached "stalemate", but said       urged opponents to reconsider their refusal
                                                                                                                                  said Abdulrazek, one of the men hit in Saturday's attack, groan-         sanctions and air strikes had isolated Gaddafi and the leader would      to join talks.
                                                                                                                                  ing in pain in Ajdabiyah hospital. Outside, medics gathered blood-       be ousted eventually.                                                       He has said he wants to handover power
                                                                                                                                  soaked bandages and scrubbed stretchers clean of blood.                     The air campaign has failed to alleviate the siege of Misrata, the    to what he calls "safe hands".
                                                                                                                                     Ajdabiyah, once a bustling city of 100,000, has become a ghost        opposition forces' only major stronghold in the west of the coun-           But he also struck a defiant tone, and
                                                                                                                                  town, with most residents fleeing the fighting.                          try, cut off by Gaddafi's forces for seven weeks, where hundreds of      called the opposition liars and bandits. He
                                                                                                                                     At the town's western entrance, a group of opposition forces          civilians are believed to have died.                                     also appealed to religious sensitivities in the
                                                                                                                                  triumphantly drove a pick-up truck through a checkpoint, say-               A rebel spokesman, Gemal Salem, said Gaddafi's forces pound-          conservative Muslim country by criticizing
                                                                                                                                  ing they had commandeered it from Gaddafi forces on the Brega            ed the town with rockets and mortars on Saturday, targeting a dairy      the mixing of unrelated men and women
                                                                                                                                  road.                                                                    factory and another that makes cooking oil.                02            among Sanaa protesters.             02