Iran

What do Arabs of Iran want?

The Arab people of Iran have lived for thousands of years in South Western Iran. They form 6-8% of Iran’s population and are deeply rooted in this ancient land. Under the Mosha’sha dynasty, Arabs acquired an independent entity, called Arabistan, in 1424, which was bound by Kermanshah and Sahne from the north, Ehsa’ and Qatif from the south, Kohgiluye mountains from the east, and Koot, and Emarah from the west. The king EsmailSafavi conquered Arabistan and ended 80 years of independent governance from the capital Howaiza, but he retained their full autonomy. Afterwards, the region was intermittently independent or fully autonomous.

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IRAN STRUGGLES UNSUCCESSFULLY FOR INFLUENCE IN CENTRAL ASIA

On the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran, Iranian officials will consult with Central Asian republics in another failed attempt to strengthen the Islamic Republic's position and counter what they see as dangerous US influence in the region.

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'UN chief to convey concerns over human rights'

The UN chief left the US on Tuesday to attend the 16th NAM Summit and is expected to address the meeting of the 120 nations on August 30.

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Iran’s Support for Terrorism in the Middle East

World attention on Iran centers on the threats to international security posed by the country’s nuclear program. As Iran presses on in its efforts to become a nuclear power, the regime in Tehran also employs an aggressive foreign policy that relies heavily on the deployment of clandestine assets abroad to collect intelligence and support foreign operations

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Ahwaz Human Rights Update

The latest edition of the Ahwaz Human Rights Update is now available from: http://ahwazsolidarity.org/uploads/ahwaz0812.pdf Topics: Five Ahwazi Arabs Sentenced to Death; Secret Prison Video Released; Worsening Conditions for Ahwazi Arabs in Karoon Prison; Girl Dies in Anti-Arab Ramadan Clamp-Down. Thank you very much for your support of the ethnic and religious minority groups in Iran.

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