Iran Plans War Crimes Trials for Israelis
The New York Times / Robert Mackey
04-Mar-2009 (3 comments)

On the same day that the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for the president of Sudan on war crimes charges, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, opened an international conference in Tehran that will press Interpol to help Iranian prosecutors arrest 15 Israeli leaders on war crimes charges related to the recent war in Gaza. Meanwhile, discussions are reportedly continuing in The Hague on the question of the international court’s authority to open an investigation of its own into actions carried out in Gaza, since the territory is not part of any internationally recognized state.The Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reports today that the conference, “which is to focus on Israeli war crimes in Gaza,” brought together “legal experts, politicians and religious figures” for two days to “discuss ways to bring Israel’s top political and military leaders to trial over the atrocities committed in Gaza.” Press TV says that “discussion on a series of documents, which Iran recently sent to Interpol, implicating 15 Israeli officials, are also expected to be on the agenda.”

News Goffer

really? when are they doing you?

by News Goffer on

O.K.  We can look at that, but first let's take a look at IRI itself and the crimes it has committed against its own people over the past 30 years.

Let's start with mass executions of 1988 and move on to serial murders of dissidents and thirty years of detention, torture, and harassment of anyone who criticizes or stands up to IRI.  Such a gathering in Iran will not only be fruitless in the objectives it is pursuing, it will further isolate Iran.  Iran has so many more important issues to tackle and manage right now. 

Iranians have a proverb which says: To ageh beel zani, avval boro zameen-e khodeto beel bezan!  It means if you are interested in shoveling dirt, why don't you start with your own backyard? 


Mehdi Mazloom

Like the saying goes.

by Mehdi Mazloom on

It like some one preaches celibacy, while himself runs prostitution rings.

Mullahs are trying to be more Palestinians then the Palestinians themselves.


Abbas urges Iran to stop 'interfering'

by AFP - World News (not verified) on

Abbas urges Iran to stop 'interfering'
AFP - World News
Mar 4, 2009

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Iran must stop interfering in Palestinian affairs, president Mahmud Abbas said on Wednesday after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"We are sending a message to the Iranians and others -- stop interfering in our affairs," he said. "They are interfering only to deepen the rift between Palestinians."

Abbas spoke on the same day that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for world Muslims to join the Palestinian "resistance" against Israel at the start of a two-day summit in support of Hamas-run Gaza.

"The only way to save Palestine is resistance," Khamenei said in his address to open the global summit Tehran organised in aid of Gaza and the Palestinians.

"Support and help to Palestinians is a mandatory duty of all Muslims. I now tell all Muslim brothers and sisters to join forces and break the immunity of the Zionist criminals," Khamenei said.

The Islamic Republic is an enthusiastic supporter of the Islamist Hamas movement that has ruled Gaza since June 2007, when it booted forces loyal to the Western-backed Abbas out of the coastal strip.