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Iran says 80 prisoners freed ahead of Rouhani's UN visit

The pardons are seen as a sign that Iran's hardline policies are beginning to soften

Reuters , Monday 23 Sep 2013
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Iranian authorities have pardoned 80 prisoners ahead of President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations in New York this week, Iranian media reported on Monday.

In a tentative sign that hardline policies are starting to soften following moderate conservative Rouhani's inauguration last month, authorities freed prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and at least 10 other prisoners last week.

On Monday, judiciary spokesman Mohseni Ejei told a news conference 80 prisoners had been pardoned, including some arrested over protests that followed the disputed re-election of former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009.

Ejei's comments suggest the total of 80 includes those freed last week in a move seen as intended to dampen Western criticism of Iran's human rights record ahead of Rouhani's address to the U.N. General Assembly.

Last week's releases came after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said he supported "flexibility" in Iranian diplomacy, a rare signal that he might endorse a shift in Tehran's stance in its problematic relations with the West.

"A number of security prisoners were granted amnesty by the Supreme Leader," Ejei said. "They can be granted pardon on the suggestion of the head of the judiciary and that can include all or part of their punishments."

The United States and its allies have intensified economic sanctions on Iran in recent years in an attempt to force Tehran to open its nuclear program to greater international scrutiny.

Rouhani left Tehran for the United Nations on Monday saying he would present the "true face of Iran" and pursue talks and cooperation with the West to end Iran's nuclear dispute.

Iran says its nuclear program is purely peaceful. Washington and many European governments suspect that Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.

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Satish Chandra
23-09-2013 08:47pm
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India is now the sole superpower and its consequences for US-Iran relations (contd.)
Russia still has thousands of nuclear warheads and, in principle, is a superpower but its rulers have been bribed and are controlled by the CIA. India’s rulers are also controlled by the CIA but, even if they were not, they have neither the knowledge nor intelligence nor courage nor character to make India a superpower. Only Satish Chandra does. In response to the above, today (Sep 13 ’13) “Arms deals worth Rs. 15,000 crore cleared” (Times of India) by defence minister and 3 service chiefs to buy arms from enemy United States instead of Research & Development in India and “India lures chip makers, says IBM and STMicro interested” (Reuters) by minister Kapil Sibal who sits at CIA-supplied terminals to commit crimes against me and India, instead of Research & Development in India. Destroying RAW, defence minister, 3 service chiefs, minister Sibal, etc. is part of making/keeping India the sole superpower. The CIA’s sponsorship of Modi is meant to bring India under direct American colonial rule starting with ‘joint operations’ with India to catch CIA-sponsored terrorists such as Dawood in Pakistan and later also in India as was done to catch CIA-RAW-sponsored Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal on the Nepal border ‘on a tip from the American Federal Bureau of Investigation’. Destroying all BJP, Congress Party and other politicians and bringing the media, at present instruments of the CIA in promoting filth like Modi and suppressing Satish Chandra who is unknown to the public, under control is also a part of making/keeping India the sole superpower. There should be no elections in India until the public is familiar with Satish Chandra and his life and work, after which the public will automatically lynch all politicians. But this will not happen because the media are still controlled by CIA-RAW and the meek acceptance for centuries of rule by the British who killed over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 in just Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar and the ferocious loyalty to the Anglo-Americans of Indians both in government (prime examples of which are the Intelligence Bureau and RAW -- WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom -- who go to unlimited lengths to sabotage and damage India in service of their Anglo-American masters) and outside shows that the Indian public can be mobilized for Hindu-Muslim riots by the Intelligence Bureau and RAW, that is all it is capable of. Since India’s status as the sole superpower is based on nuclear weapons emplaced in U.S. cities, the public is not needed to destroy Washington, New York and RAW and, later, for the coast-to-coast destruction of the enemy United States. (Sept 14 ‘13) I have said that the destruction of Washington and New York should preferably be carried out during working hours (9 am to 5 pm; it is now daylight saving time there so clocks are one hour ahead of standard time), Washington and New York time, on a working day in Washington and New York, though other days and times are also good. This still holds. Satish Chandra
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Satish Chandra
23-09-2013 08:46pm
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When I recently reiterated that all terrorist and separatist groups in the subcontinent are sponsored and controlled by the CIA via RAW and similar entities in Pakistan, etc. -- during Yeltsin’s time 15 years ago I chided Russian intelligence agencies for emulating RAW and staging an attack by ‘separatists’ on an apartment building in Moscow that killed hundreds -- the unspeakably filthy Home Minister said he has agreed with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on a joint operation to catch Dawood from Pakistan. Now with Russia cooperating with the U.S. in ‘screwing’ India, India’s so-called government will switch to buying American defence equipment (on which Putin will get a cut from the Americans). This reaffirms the necessity for India’s nuclear forces to destroy RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block as well. (Sep 12 ‘13) There were headlines in some Arab media on September 11 ‘13 saying Syria will unveil its chemical arms, not surrender them. There was a similar headline about plans for Syria to “unveil” its chemical arms over an AFP report in the Hindustan Times today (Sep 12 ‘13). It seems these headlines may have been placed by the CIA to mislead me. There is an Interfax story today that the Syrian president told Russian television that he agreed to give up chemical arms because Putin asked him to, not because of American threats; earlier reports had said Putin asked him to give up chemical arms to avoid American attacks. Russia and the United States are part of the same team engaging in a ‘good cop - bad cop’ routine and both are enemies of countries like India. When a Syrian nuclear reactor was bombed and destroyed by Israel a few years ago, Syria did not even admit such a bombing occurred. Such is the behavior of the oppressed. The American media today are trumpeting the CIA supplying arms to those fighting the Syrian government just as the CIA arms and supports separatist groups in India. Without nuclear weapons to use against countries that do, you are in the deepest slavery to the latter. The oppressed have been bludgeoned into accepting this slavery. The Indian public is totally unaware of the horrendous crimes of the Americans against India, because of CIA control of the media. Under CIA’s orders, the Indian media a thousand times every day announce that the CIA-sponsored Modi’s anointment as prime ministerial candidate is “imminent” to keep the “momentum” from lapsing. This will change with the nuclear destruction of Washington, New York and RAW and, later, the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries joining the United States in its aggression against Syria, instead of fighting their common enemy the United States, is due to the fact that Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries are also oppressed, even more than Syria and trying to save themselves by joining the aggressor. It will be a temporary reprieve. Only India is in a position to destroy the United States. India is the sole superpower today; besides being able to destroy the United States, India can compel the United States to destroy any other country in the world. After destroying Washington and New York, for example, India can compel the United States to use its nuclear armed ICBMs to destroy Moscow and St. Petersburg or have two more of its own cities destroyed (Russia can only retaliate at the cost of having all of Russia destroyed by hundreds of American nuclear armed ICBMs). There is nothing that either the United States or Russia can do to prevent this. It will not be necessary, however, to destroy any Russian cities because the United States is the sole enemy; the enmity of others is derivative because they -- such as Russia -- are now vassals of the United States. (Sept 13 ‘13) India’s status as the sole superpower resides in the person of Satish Chandra. Russia still has thousands of nuclear warheads and, in principle, is a superpower but its rulers have been bribed and are
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Satish Chandra
23-09-2013 08:43pm
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INDIA IS NOW THE SOLE SUPERPOWER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR U.S. - IRAN RELATIONS (Sep 20 ‘13) The following, because of which the United States had to back off from its threatened attack on Syria and which meant it had to give up its belligerence toward Iran also, is responsible for the overtures between Iran and the United States (“Possible meet between Obama and Rouhani in US”) but India‘s plans for the nuclear destruction of Washington and New York and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States remain unchanged:- INDIA IS NOW THE SOLE SUPERPOWER (Aug 27, 2013) If India’s nuclear forces explode India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York during the American attack on Syria without acknowledging they did it, no one will know whether Russia, China, North Korea or Pakistan did it. If the U.S. does identify India as the source and wants to retaliate (against what?), there is the standing warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed in case of any retaliation. This is a great opportunity to destroy the enemy even if the U.S. does not attack Syria -- though any day is a great day for destroying the enemy United States and India need not wait for an “opportunity”. (Sep 2 ‘13) If it is France, not the United States, which attacks Syria, Washington and New York should be destroyed as during an attack by the United States; destroying the United States is for its crimes against India, not Syria, including the suppression of India’s legitimate ruler with the help of 24-hour satellite surveillance for the past 36 years. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom (Sep 9 ‘13) If Syria does disarm itself, of chemical weapons or anything else, to get rid of American threats -- since the paragraph dated August 27 ‘13 above American threats have been empty threats meant to make it appear that it had not surrendered though the U.S. and all its allies had backed off and surrendered within 24 hours or less of my saying what I said in the paragraph dated August 27 ‘13 -- such disarming should be taken as the same as the attack the U.S. was threatening and India should proceed with the destruction of Washington and New York and should proceed with the destruction of Washington and New York no matter what the U.S. does or says regarding Syria or anything else. (Sept 11 ‘13) Russia’s asking Syria to disarm itself of chemical weapons to avoid an American attack was in support of the United States’ empty threats of attack because the U.S. had surrendered after the paragraph dated August 27 ‘13 above and everything after that was pretense meant to save face; it was also a stab in the back of Syria because by asking Syria to unnecessarily disarm, Russia was collaborating with Syria’s enemy. Putin says he had agreed with Obama during the G-20 to have Syria disarm itself of chemical weapons. A former senior CIA officer had called Yeltsin “a creature of CIA support”. This is even more so for Putin who is managed by the CIA on a minute-by-minute basis and has hundreds of billions of dollars in his foreign bank accounts from kickbacks from the loot of Russia’s natural resources by Americans and others. Iran expressed approval of the plan to disarm Syria hoping it will escape an American attack. After I pointed out in the paragraph dated September 9 ‘13 above that the U.S. and allies had surrendered after my paragraph dated August 27 ‘13 and there is no threat of attack, Syria has said it will unveil its chemical arms but not surrender them. The Russian stab in Syria’s back has a lesson for India which just lost a Russian-built submarine to microwave signals from U.S. satellites -- that today’s Russia cooperates with the United States in ‘screwing’ countries like India (well, the KGB assassinated Shastri at the CIA‘s request as I have described so it is not totally new). When I recently reiterated that all terrorist and separatist groups in the subcontinent are sponsored and controlled by the CIA via RAW a
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