Leaders of Iran

Monday, January 10, 2005

Chalabi: "Accusing Iran of interfering in Iraq unacceptable"

: "Chalabi:Accusing Iran of interfering in Iraq unacceptable
Ilam, Jan 11, IRNA -- Head of Iraqi National Congress Party Ahmed Chalabi said Monday in Baghdad, "Accusations made by some Iraqi
officials against Iran are totally unacceptable."

Radio Iraq in one of its Monday night reports quoted Chalabi saying as, "Iraq is not under the influence of Iran. the Iranians` interest in Iraq is mainly due to presence of Imam Ali`s (PBUH) and Imam Hossein`s (PBUH) shrines in our soil. He added, "The `Solid Iraq` election list, which is backed by Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani, has nothing to do with establishment of a political system similar to the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Chalabi further reiterated that Iran has never interfered in Iraq`s internal affairs and that accusations by some Iraqi officials in that concern were groundless and proof for inconstancy on political orations in Prime Minister Allawi`s government. Although Allawi is my friend, Chalabi said, I am unsatisfied with his security policy in Iraq and some of the existing problems arise from the weak conduct of his government.

Chalabi`s remarks were mainly interpreted as a reaction to reband Iraqi Defense Minister al-Shaalan`s often repeated baseless accusations, and even threats against the friendly Iranian nation and government."

[28 Oct 1996] GA/SHC/3367 : Fatemeh Hashemi Bahremani Statement to the UN

[28 Oct 1996] GA/SHC/3367 : IMPROVED STATUS OF WOMEN NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN ECONOMIC GROWTH, THIRD COMMITTEE TOLD, AS DEBATE CONTINUES ON WOMEN'S ISSUES: "FATEMEH HASHEMI BAHREMANI (Iran) said the world was facing a moral crisis caused by centuries of tyranny, injustice and bankrupt moral values, as well as indifference and inaction in granting women's inherent rights. The advancement of women was considered among the main elements for social development because it played a vital role in economic, social, cultural and political development. Ensuring that women enjoy all human rights was an essential precondition for development, because women's issues affected all of society. The successful advancement of women's rights should address three integrated areas: family, society and the State. In the process of implementing such a programme, respect for each country's moral, cultural and religious values should also be respected.

Iran's experiences in the advancement of women had been built on the basis of the Islamic tenets following the Islamic Revolution, she said. The Government had endeavoured to improve women's status in all aspects during the past 18 years. Women were participating in all economic, social and political activities, including in the national decision-making process as members of parliament, advisers and under-secretaries to the president and ministers. A women's council, a policy-making body for women's issues, had been established in order to further the status of women. Work had been carried out in health services as well, and as a result women's life expectancy had increased and birth mortality had been reduced."