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10-01-2007, 09:04 AM
Iran labels CIA 'terrorist organization'
Resolution signed by 215 Iranian lawmakers calls Central Intelligence Agency, US Army ‘terrorists’


Associated Press Published: 09.29.07, 21:39 / Israel News

Iran's parliament on Saturday approved a nonbinding resolution labeling the CIA and the US Army "terrorist organizations," in apparent response to a Senate resolution seeking to give a similar designation

to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The hard-line dominated parliament cited US involvement in dropping nuclear bombs in Japan in World War II, using depleted uranium munitions in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq, supporting the killings of Palestinians by Israel, bombing and killing Iraqi civilians, and torturing terror suspects in prisons.

"The aggressor US Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror," said a statement by the 215 lawmakers who signed the resolution at an open session of the Iranian parliament. The session was broadcast live on state-run radio.

The resolution, which is seen as a diplomatic offensive against the US, urges Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government to treat the two as terrorist organizations. It also paves the way for the resolution to become legislation that — if ratified by the country's hardline constitutional watchdog — would become law.

The government is expected to wait for US reaction before making its decision. In Washington, the White House declined to comment Saturday.

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 76-22 in favor of a resolution urging the State Department to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization.

While the proposal attracted overwhelming bipartisan support, a small group of Democrats said they feared labeling the state-sponsored organization a terrorist group could be interpreted as a congressional authorization of military force in Iran.

The Bush administration had already been considering whether to blacklist an elite unit within the Revolutionary Guard, subjecting part of the vast military operation to financial sanctions.

The US legislative push came a day after Ahmadinejad told world leaders at the UN General Assembly that his country would defy attempts to impose new sanctions by "arrogant powers" seeking to curb its nuclear program, accusing them of lying and imposing illegal penalties on his country.

He said the nuclear issue was now "closed" as a political issue and Iran would pursue the monitoring of its nuclear program "through its appropriate legal path," the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the UN's nuclear watchdog.

Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated over Washington accusations that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons and has been supplying Shiite militias in Iraq with deadly weapons used to kill US troops. Iran denies both of the allegations.

10-01-2007, 11:29 AM
The "Original" terrorist organization. Hell they set the benchmark, they are the "Gold Standard" of terrorist organizations.

10-01-2007, 04:48 PM
Yeah but these Iranians are definitely spinning things. Did you see that guy at Columbia? Not even going to try and spell his name, but he got OWNED.

10-01-2007, 06:11 PM
Fuck, I have a hard time believing anyone these days, but yeah I agree. Ahmadinejad didn't really come off great, but I know Farsi doesn't always translate to english well.

10-01-2007, 06:25 PM
Well, no matter how you slice it, the guy is a holocaust denier. I have no use for people of that ilk. And if he's so hip on Islamic principal, why does he dress like a westerner?

10-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Is Iran right?

Hmmm... (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3164)

10-01-2007, 06:37 PM
I wonder why it took Iran this long, esp. with the 22 May 2007 ABC News announcement of Bush/CIA covert operations approval:


Remeber the good 'ol days when CIA was mainly just smuggling cocaine into Miami and LA for our "War on Drugs" (oh, and those Contra weapons to Iran, so I guess they'd know a terror organization when they see [& arm] one, kinda like Saddam circa Dec. 20, 1983).



Why is it our US "letter agencies" can operate without abandon in foreign countries in a heroic way but all these "evil doers simply hate the American way of life"??

10-01-2007, 07:06 PM
Nice links d..