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سناتور سم براون بك: حمايت لفظي آمريكا از جنبش دموكراسي ايران به آن كمك مي كند


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Summary of Iran Stories in Today&apos;s BroadcastsBehnam NateghiSunday, June 22, 2003 <b>Powell Says US Has No Plan to Attack Iran</b> • The US has no intention to use military force against the Islamic regime, US Secretary of State Collin Powel said on Sunday at the World Economic Forum in Jordan. He said the US encourages the pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran. “People should be able to speak freely and express their concerns,” he added. But he said Washington&apos;s support for the students does not mean that the US intends to destabilize the Iranian regime. (Peyman Pezhman, Jordan) • Senator Sam Brownback said in an interview on Sunday on Fox News cable channel that verbal and moral support of the US for students who protest against dictatorship in Iran helps their cause. He expressed concern about violence against the protestors, and said neither the US President, nor other US officials promised anti-regime demonstrators military backing. (Mahtab Farid, Washington) <b>IAEA Chief Calls for More Cooperation from Iran</b> • In a talk at the World Economic Forum in Jordan on Sunday, director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency asked Iran for more cooperation and clarity in its dealings with the IAEA. (Bijan Farhoodi, Washington) <b>Majles Speaker Calls for Punishment of the Plainclothes Security Forces</b> • Majles Speaker Mehdi Karrubi said the police should punish plainclothes security force for beating Ahwaz MP Mohammad Kianoush Rad in Masjid-i-Soleyman. Karubi said the violent suppression of student demonstrations spreads discontent among the students. He said the judiciary, not paramilitary security officials, should decide on the charges against the arrested students, including the subversion charge. Mahshahr MP Peyman Ashouri said today that using the paramilitary security force to supress people&apos;s demands will no longer be effective for the conservative faction. Deputy head of the Majles national security and foreign relations committee Mohsen Armin said parallel security organizations have started a wave of arrests, just as the unrest in universities was about to taper off. Meanwhile, attorney general Ayatollah Hassan Namazi said the government will punish the arrested students and will use force against the instigators of public unrest. Unofficial reports indicate that more than 547 have been arrested in Tehran, Tabriz, Mashhad, Sabzevar, Kermanshah, Hamedan and Isfahan. (Shireen Famili, Jamshid Chalangi and Ardavan Niknam, Prague) • In <b>Radio Farda</b>&apos;s weekly roundtable on democracy and human rights in Iran, Soheila Hamidnia, wife of arrested constitutional reform activist Mohsen Sazegara, professor Shahin Fatemi of the American University of Paris and former member of Isfahan University&apos;s Islamic student council, Toronto-based Bahman Kalbasi, discuss the past week&apos;s student unrest and the wave of arrests that followed. (Amir-Mosaddegh Katouzian, Prague) <b>Islamic Student Activists Stage a Sit-in Outside the Majles</b> • Some 200 members of the association of the Islamic student councils – Daftar Tahkim-e Vahdat – staged a sit-in in front of the Majles to demand the release of the arrested students. Secretary of Amir-Kabir University&apos;s Islamic student council <b>Mehdi Habibi</b> tells <b>Radio Farda</b> that a student delegation met with speaker Karrubi and deputy speaker Naimi Pour. He adds that the students plan to stage another sit-in in front of the UN office in Tehran. He says the student association continues to press the interior ministry for a permit to stage a demonstration on July 9th, the anniversary of the police attack on Tehran university dorms. (Mahmonir Rahimi, Prague) • Relatives of the arrested students said in a statement on Sunday that they will continue their sit-in at the Tehran University mosque until the release of their loved ones. Mother of arrested editor of the banned student newspaper <i>Golestan-e Iran</i> <b>Amin Bozorgian</b> tells <b>Radio Farda</b> that she has no news of her son since his arrest a week ago. (Mahmonir Rahimi, Prague) • General council of the association of Islamic student councils said in a statement on Saturday that the goal of the widespread arrests of student activists is to extract false confessions fom them. (Bahman Bastani, Prague) • In a statement issued on Sunday, the cultural society of Tehran University students demanded the resignation of President Mohammad Khatami. The statement also called for a boycott of all exams until the release of arrested students and the trial of the officials responsible for the violent crackdown of student demonstrations. (Bahman Bastani, Prague) • In separate statements issued by student Islamic councils of various universities, the students warned that disregard for people&apos;s demands would result in the downfall of regime. Arak University Islamic student council threatened the regime with bigger demonstrations, and Zanjan University&apos;s Islamic student council said the regime is unintentionally paving the way for foreign occupation of Iran by ignoring people&apos;s demands. (Bahman Bastani, Prague) • 200 students gathered for a rally inside the Gilan University campus, and were protected by the police. In a similar gathering at the Mohaqeq Ardabili University, individuals identified as members of the plainclothes security force were escorted out of the campus by police and student activists. In the Sannadaj University, in Kurdistan, students rallied for the first time on Friday and announced their solidarity with the Tehran University students. (Mahmonir Rahimi, Prague) <b>Government Banned Price Hikes of Goods</b> • In order to control the prices of domestic goods, government ordered state-owned and private-sector manufacturers to hold their wholesale prices steady for the next six months. (Arash Qavidel, Tehran) <b>Security Forces Confiscated Sazegara Family Passports</b> • <b>Dr. Soheila Hamidnia</b>, wife of former reformist newspaper publisher and constitutional reform activist Mohsen Sazegara tells <b>Radio Farda</b> that during three separate searches at their home, security personnel confiscated personal effects of her arrested husband and son, including their passports. She adds that she has been on hunger strike since Friday, and her husband has been on hunger strike in jail since his arrest ten days ago. (Amir-Mosaddegh Katouzian, Washington) <b>France to Try 17 MKO members</b> • France arraigned 17 MKO members on terrorism and other charges. (Leyli Sadr, Washington) . ليلي صدر (راديو فردا): يكي از سناتورهاي ارشد آمريكايي، عضو كميته روابط خارجي سنا، در مصاحبه با شبكه تلويزيوني فاكس نيوز گفت: با توجه به اينكه آمريكا قصد حمله نظامي به ايران ندارد، نگران است كه جوانان ايران در جريان تظاهرات جاري آسيب ببينند. مهتاب فريد (راديو فردا): در برنامه تلويزيوني فاكس نيوز در روز يكشنبه، سناتور جمهوري خواه ايالت كانزاس، سم براون بك، در پاسخ به اين پرسش كه آيا كمك به ايستگاههاي راديو تلويزيوني ايراني در آمريكا به منظور تشويق جنبش دموكراسي در ايران، كار درستي است يانه، گفت: (صداي سناتور سم براون بك): فكر مي كنم اينطور است. اكنون اين طرح قانوني دو هدف دارد كه مهمترين آن حمايت لفظي از دموكراسي در ايران است كه مي گويد سياست ايالات متحده، پشتيباني از دموكراسي در ايران است. به نظر من اين بيانيه بسيار بسيار مهمي است. بريت هيوم، پرسشگر شبكه تلويزيوني فاكس نيوز، يادآور شد كه بر اساس آنچه رئيس جمهوري آمريكا گفته است، به نظر مي رسد كه او نيز از اين جنبش پشتيباني مي كند و بر همين اساس، روحانيون حاكم بر ايران، آمريكا را به دخالت در ناآراميها متهم مي كنند، سناتور براون بك با تاكيد برآنچه پرزيدنت بوش گفته است، اظهار داشت كه نظر رئيس جمهوري در سطح كابينه نيز منعکس شده است و در پاسخ به اين پرسش كه آيا حمايت آمريكا از رسانه هاي فارسي زبان خارج از كشور، موجب نخواهد شد كه مهر آمريكا روي آنها زده شود، گفت: (صداي سناتور سم براون بك): فكر مي كنم كه زدن مهرتاييد آمريكا برچيزي به آن لطمه وارد نمي كند، بلكه در عوض در پيشبرد آرمان آزادي به آن كمك هم مي كند. خبرنگار فاكس نيوز پرسيد با توجه به حمايت آمريكا از تظاهرات، اگر رويدادهاي جاري ايران به خشونت و درگيري بينجامد، آمريكا در حال حاضر آمادگي دخالت نظامي ندارد، در اين حال چه خواهد شد؟ سناتور سم براون بك هم از اين موضوع كه ممكن است تظاهرات دانشجويان و طرفداران دموكراسي در ايران به خشونت منجر شود و حوادث خونيني ببار آيد، اظهار نگراني كرد و درعين حال گفت: (صداي سناتور سم براون بك): ايالات متحده، قول اقدام نظامي را نمي دهد، ما چنين وعده اي نداديم. نه من و نه هيچ كس ديگر در دولت نگفته است كه ما دست به حمايت نظامي از طرفداران دموكراسي خواهيم زد. گفتني است كه طرح قانوني مورد نظر سناتور سم براون بك در حمايت از دموكراسي در ايران در مجلس نمايندگان آمريكا نيز معرفي شده است. هر چند دولت بوش هنوز حمايت خودرا از هيچيك از اين دو طرح ابراز نداشته است. سم براون بك، سناتور جمهوري خواه ايالت كانزاس و عضو كميته روابط خارجي سنا در مصاحبه با بريت هيوم، از شبكه تلويزيوني فاكس نيوز FOX NEWS در پاسخ به اين كه آيا كمك به ايستگاه هاي راديو تلويزيوني فارسي زبان در آمريكا كار درستي است، گفت: اين طرح قانوني دو هدف دارد كه مهمترين آن حمايت لفظي از دموكراسي در ايران است. وي در پاسخ به اينكه حمايت آمريكا از اين جنبش ممكن است به آن لطمه بزند گفت: زدن مهر تاييد آمريكا بر چيزي به آن لطمه وارد نمي كند بلكه به آن كمك مي كند. وي ازاين موضوع كه ممكن است تظاهرات طرفداران دموكراسي در ايران به خشونت بيانجامد و حوادث خونيني ببار آيد اظهار نگراني كرد.
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