Iran Begins Marking Ten

FM Zarif Begins Africa Tour
Homemade Satellite Ready for Launch
TEHRAN (Tasnim) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif, heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, started a tour of Africa on Sunday.
In his African tour, Zarif is scheduled to pay visits to
Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania, respectively,
to strengthen bilateral ties between Islamic Republic
of Iran and the east African states. Expansion of relations with African countries in all political, economic
and cultural fields is a matter of prime importance in
Iranian foreign policy agenda.
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari announced
on Sunday that the country plans to launch a domestically-made satellite into space in the next few days.
“Within the next few days, we will have a satellite launch,”
Sattari told reporters. He refused to give further details on
the satellite, saying that those involved in the project should
have the honor to explain it. Iran has in recent years made
great headways in manufacturing satellites thanks to the efforts made by its local scientists.
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The Revolution of 1979
Islam’s Bigger Enemies Are
From Within
Islam are a greater threat to followers of the faith than non-Muslims, renowned religious academic Dr Tariq
Ramadan said Sunday.
The professor of Contemporary
Islamic Studies in Oxford University also chided some Muslims
for being obsessed with judging
and declaring others as infidels so
as to appear superior, rather than
to spread better understanding of
shared values among the people of
the world.
“We bring it to the struggle, all
the people of principles. It’s not
us-versus-them; it’s us with the
shared values against the people
who don’t respect our values,” Ramadan said in his speech on titled
“The Qur’anic concept of jihad and
how do we rise above its misinterpretations”.
“Don’t be mistaken as to who are
your enemies. Many Muslims who
don’t understand Islam are much
more your enemies than non-Muslims who understand your principles.”
The Swiss academic also said that
“social jihad”, or the struggle for
social justice, equality and freedom, is the most important dimension of the Islamic holy struggle.
He said that Malaysian Muslims
who only fights for the sake of their
own in the country do not understood the meaning of “jihad” if they
do not empathize with the plight of
Muslims elsewhere.
Ramadan also criticized the way
Malaysia dealt with criticism by
censoring ideas rather than proposing counter-arguments, and cautioned against Muslims imposing
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their views on others.
According to Ramadan, many
Muslims are obsessed with the difference and so-called superiority
of their faith over others, which
included carefree labeling of nonMuslims as infidels.
“We’re not here to impose values,
we’re here to spread better understanding of better values,” said the
academic of Egyptian descent, referring to Islam’s status as “mercy
to the world”.
Non-Muslims, especially Jews
and Christians have at numerous
times been labeled as “enemies of
Islam” by Malaysia’s foremost religious authorities, especially in its
officially-sanctioned Friday sermons.
Ramadan said Muslims have only
themselves to blame for their own
failure to translate Islamic values
and understanding the universal
messages depicted in the Qur’an.
“Islam came as a message not
only for Muslims but also people of
other faiths.”
“We do not know how to convey
the message. But the message is
clear. It is our mind that is confused
and clouded by emotion, saying
we are not like you (others),” said
He said that Muslims are more
concerned with what the West said
about them rather than focusing on
understanding Islam from within.
“We keep saying we are better and
if Muslims today are not able to understand and be clear that these are
shared values, it is because of us.
“We should, in fact, say we are
like you and we have human brotherhood. It is in the Qur’an. We are
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Bed Shortage Crisis Hits
UK Patients
LONDON (Guardian) -- The NHS crisis intensified this weekend as hospitals were advised to adopt emergency procedures and admit young mental health patients to adult wards because of an acute national shortage of
places for children and adolescents.
Instructions sent by NHS England on Friday night to hospital trusts,
and leaked to the Observer, state that the shortage of beds for young
mental health patients is now so serious that 16- and 17-year-olds – who
should be admitted to specialist child adolescent mental health facilities
(Camhs) – are likely instead to be admitted to adult wards.
The Mental Health Act 1983 states that 16- and 17-year-olds should
only be admitted to adult wards in a “crisis situation” and for a short
period, or where a patient is nearly 18 and the adult ward has appropriate
specialist services.
Labor’s shadow minister for public health, Luciana Berger, described
the situation as “utterly appalling” and blamed the crisis on £50m of cuts
to children’s mental health services since 2010.
In the email seen by the Observer, which was sent on Friday on the
instruction of national officials working for NHS England, the medical
director for East Anglia, says: “I have just been asked to inform you all
by the national specialist commissioning team of the current national
lack of child and adolescent mental health beds.
“I do hope that you will not have cause to need one for any of your
young population over the weekend but just to advise of the likely challenge if you do … Depending on your hospital policy this is likely to
mean the 16- 18-year-olds will need admission to the adult wards, which
I appreciate causes an even bigger challenge.” (Continued on Page 7)
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Leave 14 Dead in,
Around Baghdad
Iraqi Kurdish
Forces, Police Regain
Control of Oil Field
Iran Begins Marking
Ten-Day Dawn
The late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini departs Air France jet in Tehran on February 1,
1979 upon returning home after more than 14 years in exile.
TEHRAN (Press TV) -- Mil- founder of the Islamic Repub- emonies are being held in more
lions of Iranians across the coun- lic Imam Khomeini arrived than 80 Iranian cultural centers
try on Sunday began ten days of back home on February 1, in 60 countries to mark the first
celebrations marking the 36th 1979 from exile.
day of the Ten-Day Dawn period.
anniversary of the victory of the
Meanwhile, a special ceremony
Imam Khomeini spent more
1979 Islamic Revolution that put is underway at Imam Khomeini’s than 14 years in exile, mostly in
an end to the monarchy of the mausoleum in Tehran, which is the Iraqi holy city of Najaf. He
U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime in the attended by thousands of people also spent some time in Turkey
from all walks of life as well as a and France, before his return to
The ceremonies started at host of senior state and military Iran.
9:33 am local time (0603 officials.
On this day, Ayatollah KhoGMT), the time when the late
Simultaneously, special cer- meini was welcomed by millions
of people who had converged on
the capital Tehran from across
the country. His arrival intensified popular protests against the
U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime,
leading to its downfall ten days
The day when Imam Khomeini
returned to Tehran marks the start
of 10 days of celebrations better
known as the 10-Day Dawn festivities, which culminate in nationwide rallies on February 11
this year, the anniversary of the
triumph of the Islamic Revolution. Earlier this week, Leader of
the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited
the mausoleum of the late Imam
Khomeini to pay tribute to the
founder of the Islamic Revolution.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and members of his cabinet also visited the mausoleum
of the late Imam to renew their
allegiance to the ideals of the
founder Imam Khomeini. They
were accompanied by the Imam’s
grandson, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini.
The Iranian nation toppled the
U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime
35 years ago, ending the 2,500
years of monarchic rule in the
The Islamic Revolution spearheaded by the late Imam Khomeini established a new political
system based on Islamic values
and democracy.
During the 10-Day Dawn festivities, Iranians take part in different events and activities to
mark the victory of the Islamic
Drill Held at Fordo Enrichment Facility
Iran held a series of unscheduled, wide-ranging drills at the
Fordo underground uranium
enrichment facility to train its
personnel how to react in the
event of a military strike, the
Fars News Agency reported.
The “counter-sabotage” exercises, organized by Iran’s
Atomic Energy Agency, aimed
to “upgrade the skills, knowledge and preparedness level
of its experts and reduce their
reaction time against foreign
threats”, the report said.
The drills were code-named
“Mersad” and various branches of the facility operations —
security, engineering, fire and
nuclear safety — were said to
take part.
The unplanned drills were
deemed by unnamed experts to
be “the most crucial and most
effective exercises in the history of the country’s civil defense”, the report said.
Meanwhile, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said
Sunday U.S. President Barack
Obama cannot make any
“wise” decision on the Islamic
Republic’s nuclear file due to
his “weakness” as well as the
domestic problems he is grappling with.
Larijani slammed Obama for
seeking to get concessions
from Iran by putting pressure
on the Islamic Republic in
Tehran’s nuclear talks with the
P5+1 group of world power –
Russia, China, France, Britain,
the U.S. and Germany – over
its peaceful nuclear program.
Obama’s “weakness” and
“domestic challenges” prevent
him from making a “wise”
decision on Iran’s nuclear
work despite the “logical flexibility” shown by the Islamic
Republic in the course of the
nuclear discussions, added the
top Iranian parliamentarian.
The U.S. president wants
Iran to give into irrelevant demands or the negotiations to
fail, said the top Iranian lawmaker, adding, “Obama imagines he can impose the cost of
his weaknesses in dealing with
domestic issues on the Iranian
Obama should come to the
understanding that the Iranian
nation will never give in and
that his “erroneous polices”
would be to blame if the nuclear negotiations fail to yield
result, Larijani added.
Iran and the P5+1 have been
holding talks to secure a final
comprehensive deal over Iranian nuclear work.
Since an interim deal was
agreed in the Swiss city of
Geneva in November 2013,
the negotiating sides have
missed two self-imposed
deadlines to ink a final agreement.
Iran and the P5+1 countries
now seek to reach a high-level
political agreement by March
1 and to confirm the full technical details of the accord by
July 1.