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Did he have anything to say about the airliner they shot down?
 

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Did he have anything to say about the airliner they shot down?
Yes but not until they clear out the site from any traces that may criminalize them. He will then come out and blame the plane for crashing and label it an international plot.
 

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Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on
by Reuters
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:16 GMT



(Adds footage showing protests for fourth day)

* Students keep up pressure of daily protests

* Military took days to admit plane shot down

* Tension built up since U.S. quit nuclear pact

* European powers trigger pact dispute mechanism

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh

DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error.

Wednesday's shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard, has led to one of the biggest public challenges to the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers since they took power four decades ago.

In a step that will increase diplomatic pressure, Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute mechanism to challenge Iran for breaching limits on its nuclear programme under an agreement which Washington abandoned in 2018.

Since the United States killed Iran's most powerful military commander in a drone strike on Jan. 3, Tehran has faced escalating confrontation with the West and unrest at home, both reaching levels with little precedent in its modern history.

Iran shot down the airliner on Wednesday when its military was on high alert, hours after it had fired missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq. After days of denying a role in the air crash, it admitted it on Saturday, calling it a tragic mistake.

Protesters, many of them students, have held daily demonstrations since then, chanting "Clerics get lost!" and calling for the removal of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in power for more than 30 years.

Police have responded to some protests with a violent crackdown, video posts on social media showed. Footage showed police beating protesters with batons, wounded people being carried, pools of blood on the streets and the sound of gunfire.

Iran's police denied firing at protesters. The judiciary said 30 people had been detained in the unrest but said the authorities would show tolerance towards "legal protests".

'WHERE IS JUSTICE?'

Video posts on Tuesday showed scores gathered peacefully at two Tehran universities. "Where is justice?" one group chanted.

The extent of the unrest is difficult to assess because of limits on independent reporting. Demonstrations tend to gather momentum later in the day and clashes have been at night.

President Hassan Rouhani promised a thorough investigation into the "unforgivable error" of shooting down the plane. He spoke in a television address on Tuesday, the latest in a series of apologies from a leadership that rarely admits mistakes.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said some of those accused of having a role in the plane disaster had been arrested, although he did not say how many or identify them.

Most of those on board the flight were Iranians or dual nationals. Canada, Ukraine, Britain and other nations who had citizens on the plane have scheduled a meeting on Thursday in London to consider legal action against Tehran.

The disaster and subsequent unrest comes amid one of the biggest escalations between Tehran and Washington since 1979.

Missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq killed an American contractor in December, an attack Washington blamed on an Iran-backed group. Confrontation eventually led to the U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, architect of Iran's regional network of proxy militias.

Iran's government was already reeling from the reimposition of sanctions by the United States, which quit an agreement with world powers under which Tehran would secure sanctions relief in return for scaling back its nuclear programme.

SEEKING COMPLIANCE

Since Washington withdrew, Tehran has stepped back from its nuclear commitments and has said it would no longer recognise limits on enriching uranium. After months of threatening to act, European signatories to the deal, France, Britain and Germany, activated the agreement's dispute mechanism on Tuesday.

The European Union's top diplomat said the European move aimed to bring Tehran bank to compliance, not impose sanctions.

Iran's leaders have been facing a powerful combination of pressure both at home and abroad.

Just two months ago, Iran's authorities put down anti-government protests, killing hundreds of demonstrators in what is believed to be the most violent crackdown on unrest since the 1979 revolution.

Elsewhere in the Middle East, where Iran has wielded influence through a network of allied movements and proxies, governments that include powerful Iran-sponsored armed factions have faced months of hostile demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq.

Iran's president said in his address that those responsible for shooting down the plane would be punished, describing the military's admission of its mistake "a good first step."

Rouhani also said the government would be accountable to Iranians and those nations who lost citizens. Iranian state television said aviation officials from Canada, which had 57 citizens on the doomed flight, as well as from Iran and Ukraine, met in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the investigation.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh and John Irish in Paris Writing by Edmund Blair Editing by Peter Graff)
 

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Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on
by Reuters
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 13:16 GMT



(Adds footage showing protests for fourth day)

* Students keep up pressure of daily protests

* Military took days to admit plane shot down

* Tension built up since U.S. quit nuclear pact

* European powers trigger pact dispute mechanism

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh

DUBAI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error.

Wednesday's shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people aboard, has led to one of the biggest public challenges to the Islamic Republic's clerical rulers since they took power four decades ago.

In a step that will increase diplomatic pressure, Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute mechanism to challenge Iran for breaching limits on its nuclear programme under an agreement which Washington abandoned in 2018.

Since the United States killed Iran's most powerful military commander in a drone strike on Jan. 3, Tehran has faced escalating confrontation with the West and unrest at home, both reaching levels with little precedent in its modern history.

Iran shot down the airliner on Wednesday when its military was on high alert, hours after it had fired missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq. After days of denying a role in the air crash, it admitted it on Saturday, calling it a tragic mistake.

Protesters, many of them students, have held daily demonstrations since then, chanting "Clerics get lost!" and calling for the removal of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in power for more than 30 years.

Police have responded to some protests with a violent crackdown, video posts on social media showed. Footage showed police beating protesters with batons, wounded people being carried, pools of blood on the streets and the sound of gunfire.

Iran's police denied firing at protesters. The judiciary said 30 people had been detained in the unrest but said the authorities would show tolerance towards "legal protests".

'WHERE IS JUSTICE?'

Video posts on Tuesday showed scores gathered peacefully at two Tehran universities. "Where is justice?" one group chanted.

The extent of the unrest is difficult to assess because of limits on independent reporting. Demonstrations tend to gather momentum later in the day and clashes have been at night.

President Hassan Rouhani promised a thorough investigation into the "unforgivable error" of shooting down the plane. He spoke in a television address on Tuesday, the latest in a series of apologies from a leadership that rarely admits mistakes.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said some of those accused of having a role in the plane disaster had been arrested, although he did not say how many or identify them.

Most of those on board the flight were Iranians or dual nationals. Canada, Ukraine, Britain and other nations who had citizens on the plane have scheduled a meeting on Thursday in London to consider legal action against Tehran.

The disaster and subsequent unrest comes amid one of the biggest escalations between Tehran and Washington since 1979.

Missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq killed an American contractor in December, an attack Washington blamed on an Iran-backed group. Confrontation eventually led to the U.S. drone strike on Jan. 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani, architect of Iran's regional network of proxy militias.

Iran's government was already reeling from the reimposition of sanctions by the United States, which quit an agreement with world powers under which Tehran would secure sanctions relief in return for scaling back its nuclear programme.

SEEKING COMPLIANCE

Since Washington withdrew, Tehran has stepped back from its nuclear commitments and has said it would no longer recognise limits on enriching uranium. After months of threatening to act, European signatories to the deal, France, Britain and Germany, activated the agreement's dispute mechanism on Tuesday.

The European Union's top diplomat said the European move aimed to bring Tehran bank to compliance, not impose sanctions.

Iran's leaders have been facing a powerful combination of pressure both at home and abroad.

Just two months ago, Iran's authorities put down anti-government protests, killing hundreds of demonstrators in what is believed to be the most violent crackdown on unrest since the 1979 revolution.

Elsewhere in the Middle East, where Iran has wielded influence through a network of allied movements and proxies, governments that include powerful Iran-sponsored armed factions have faced months of hostile demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq.

Iran's president said in his address that those responsible for shooting down the plane would be punished, describing the military's admission of its mistake "a good first step."

Rouhani also said the government would be accountable to Iranians and those nations who lost citizens. Iranian state television said aviation officials from Canada, which had 57 citizens on the doomed flight, as well as from Iran and Ukraine, met in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the investigation.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh and John Irish in Paris Writing by Edmund Blair Editing by Peter Graff)
Let me fix that:

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of filming Iran defense forces shooting down a Ukrainian airline.
 

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Iran AEOI installs Arak heavy water nuclear reactor’s secondary circuit as fifth phase of reducing JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) obligations

Iran Arak Khandab Heavy Water Reactor; Reactor Cap Manufacturing and Installation as fifth phase of reducing JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) obligations

Iran in The final step to the reduction Iran nuclear deal ends all JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) obligations
 

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European countries ( England. France, Germany) started trigger mechanism ( also known as snapback sanction at UNSC in JCPOA Iran nuclear deal) on Iran after U.S. Trump threaten them with sanction

Javad Zarif (@JZarif) Twitter

Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t
 

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European countries ( England. France, Germany) started trigger mechanism ( also known as snapback sanction at UNSC in JCPOA Iran nuclear deal) on Iran after U.S. Trump threaten them with sanction

Javad Zarif (@JZarif) Twitter

Days before Europeans warned Iran of nuclear deal violations, Trump secretly threatened to impose 25% tariff on European autos if they didn’t
The US and its allies have been bringing troops, equipment in large numbers since Soulimani's death. Iran will not be allowed to make nuclear weapons. It reminded me of the Gulf war. Globemasters pouring into the ME by the second. As I said before it will be one shot one kill with no boots on the ground.
 

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Masked gunmen kill local commander of Iran's security forces
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Masked gunmen on Wednesday ambushed and killed the local commander of a paramilitary security force in southwestern Iran, an associate of Iran's top general recently killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The slain commander, Abdolhossein Mojaddami, headed the Basij forces, a paramilitary wing of the Revolutionary Guard used for internal security and other tasks, in the town of Darkhoein. He was gunned down in front of his home in the town in the country's oil rich Khuzestan province.
Two gunmen on a motorcycle, armed with an assault rifle and a hunting rifle, ambushed Mojaddami, IRNA reported. Other Iranian media said the gunmen's faces were covered with masks and that four shots were fired.
The case is under investigation and a motive was not immediately clear, but Basij units had been involved in violent clashes with demonstrators in the area in November in which many protesters were injured and killed. Amnesty International has reported that more than 300 people were killed in the unrest across the country, though Iran has not announced a death toll.
Mojaddami's killing is seen another blow to the Revolutionary Guard, following the death of top general Qasse m Soleimani earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. Mojaddami was described by IRNA as an associated of Soleimani, who was the head of the Quds forces, the foreign wing of the Guard.
 

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The US and its allies have been bringing troops, equipment in large numbers since Soulimani's death. Iran will not be allowed to make nuclear weapons.
fool yourself to whatever make you feel better
IRIran is nuclear power
lets hope they take Iran case to UNSC than me and you here will settle mater of nuclear weapon

dream on nuclear weapon is de facto issue
 

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Iran President Rouhani in letter to Europeans (The U.K., France and Germany, EU3) to quit Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if referred to the UN Security Council

 

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fool yourself to whatever make you feel better
IRIran is nuclear power
lets hope they take Iran case to UNSC than me and you here will settle mater of nuclear weapon

dream on nuclear weapon is de facto issue
I would not like seeing a military conflict in the region or anywhere in the world be it against Iran or any other country for that matter but do you really believe the US, Europ, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Eygpt would just sit there watching Iran possessing nuclear weapons?
 

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Normally once a country join (albeit unilaterally) the 'club' of nuclear weapon state, it is treated as a sort of 'fait accompli' (it is what happened with India, Pakistan and North Korea [and Israel]). A conflict to destroy nuclear arsenal is considered too risky, since it is extremely difficult to manage to be 100% sure do destroy the nuclear weapon and cripple the strike-back capabilities.

And for the same reason it is considered as the main assurance for survival for political regimes, an aspect strengthened by the demise of Gheddafi, Saddam etc
That explain also the single-minded devotion with which the North Korean regime pursued its goal to become a nuclear-weapon state
 

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Pretty sure, US, Israel and their allies in the region know at what stage Iran nuclear enrichment has reached. Once Iran is one minute close to making the bomb, they will take a military action.
 

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