Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Mahmoud reaches out to Pope amid US plots

Here is a further sampling of what is in the Iranian Press today: many new denunciations of the UN resolution and an announcement of Ahmadinejad's latest letter. From IRNA:

Anti-Iranian UNSC resolution result of US plot against Iran
An Iranian official said on Wednesday that the anti-Iranian UN Security Council resolution is the result of the US plot against the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

Addressing a group of theology students, deputy head of Imam Khomeini Relief Committee for cultural affairs Hamid-Reza Taraqi said the US, which failed to face extensive influence of Iran's Islamic Revolution in independent Muslim nations and governments, has in a desperate move this time turned the UN Security Council as a lever to carry out its conspiracies.

Taraqi said the Iranian officials and people would be wise enough to thwart the plot through their resistance and vigilance.

"The anti-Iran UN Security Council resolution, presented through influence of the US and Zionist circles in Europe, cannot prevent Iran from gaining progress in peaceful nuclear energy."

He said the resolution is totally futile because Iran's achievements in nuclear technology stem from intellect and talent of its experts and youth.
From ISNA:

Iran FM submits Ahmadinejad letter to Pope
Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Vatican this morning to submit the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's message to Pope Benedict XVI.

"In the message, the President emphasizes on the necessity of deploying joint religious traits and particularly returning to the path of unison and justice as a method for resolving the present human issues," informed deputy head of the presidential office for information and communications, Ehsan Jahandideh while also noting that Ahmadinejad's message was utterly apolitical.

He also stated that the Iranian President had asserted on the cooperation between religions to solve the main human issues, particularly the unfair and oppressive treatment of humans within the international system.

This is Ahmadinejad's fifth letter. He had previously sent messages to the U.S. President, George W. Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Roman Prodi. He also sent a message to the US nation.

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