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September 30, 2007

Iran\’s parliament labels CIA a terrorist organization

Iran’s parliament labels CIA a terrorist organization

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

This resolution from the Iranian Parliament comes after the recent and highly publicised visit of President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to New York

On Saturday, Majlis of Iran, Iran’s parliament, approved a non-binding resolution designating the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Army as “terrorist organizations”, in what is seen as a largely symbolic move. The designation was backed on Sunday by Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Earlier in the week, the U.S. Senate had passed a resolution giving a similar designation to Iran’s Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.

“The aggressor U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror,” said Iranian lawmakers. 215 members of the 290 members signed the declaration.

“Terrorist” acts cited by Iran’s parliament included the U.S. Army’s use of atomic bombs against Japan in World War II, its use of depleted uranium munitions in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and its use of torture against prisoners in Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Iran’s parliament also cited the CIA’s role in training the Mujahideen during the Soviet Union‘s occupation of Afghanistan.

If ratified, the resolution would become law, but would likely have little political effect given that the U.S. and Iran do not have diplomatic relations.



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December 27, 2006

Iran parliament to review compliance with IAEA standards

Iran parliament to review compliance with IAEA standards

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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Following a bill, which was passed with approximately 81% by the 207 MPs attending, Iran’s parliament wants Iran to review its compliance with the International Atomic Energy Agency. This was the first time since the 1979 revolution that a bill was passed in five minutes. This bill was given double-urgency status, making it a higher priority over everything else. This passage occurs after the UN implemented sanctions against Iran for continuing its nuclear program; the new law permits for Iran to continue its program against the UN’s wishes.

This new law allows President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to take action about the use of nuclear energy in Iran, including establishing conditions of inspections by the UN. However, the bill does not authorize the complete end of inspections.

The UN’s atomic agency’s governors may meet in January to consider imposing more sanctions if Iran does not end its nuclear program 60 days after the sanctions imposed on Saturday by the UN Security Council.

Iran is considering withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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