2 thoughts on “US-Iran escalation threatens

  1. US to begin Gulf naval build-up

    Iran US military commanders announced at the weekend that the country’s navy would begin an aggressive arms build-up in the Persian Gulf to “counter the very serious threat posed by Iran.”

    The Pentagon confirmed that Patriot missile launchers were now based in four unnamed countries on the Arabian peninsula, and revealed that the US had increased arms sales to the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/86231

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  2. FRO-ASIAN PEOPLES’ SOLIDARITY ORGANIZATION AAPSO
    PERMANENT SECRETARIAT
    Consultative Status- ECOSOC, DPI,UNCTAD, UNIDO,UNESCO.
    Observer Status- NAM and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
    89, Abdel Aziz Al-Saoud St. Manial El Roda, P.O.B.: 61-11559
    El Malek El Saleh, Cairo, Egypt
    Tel: (202) 23622946 – 23636081 Fax: (202)23637361
    E.Mail: aapso@idsc.net.eg / aapso@tedata.net.eg
    Website: http://www.aapsorg.org
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Mr. Ahmed Hamrouch, president of AAPSO
    issued the following statement
    on behalf of the Permanent Secretariat

    Human Rights in Iran

    Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organisation (AAPSO) views with extreme concern the execution of two political activists by the government of Iran on 28th January 2010. Their only crime appears to be that both of them were participating in the demonstrations against the re-election, by questionable means, of President Ahmedinezad. The government brought criminal charges of bigotry and sedition against the two, but there is little evidence to support these grave charges; and it is suspected that confessions were extracted from the two under duress.

    AAPSO stands for democratic values in politics and would like to reiterate that to take part in a peaceful demonstration is not a crime but only an assertion of freedom of expression as a fundamental right of a citizen. It further notes that a person charged with whatever crime has a right to fair trial without any intimidation by the state.

    By sending these two protestors to the gallows the Iranian governments has only shown its belligerent ways that it has no respect for basic human rights and for the rule of law. AAPSO extends its full support to the people of Iran fighting for their fundamental rights and hope that they will succeed in their struggle for restoration of true democracy in that country.

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