|Sunday, December 23, 2012|
|Excerpts: Irans smart economic war. Turkey to resume NATO cooperation with Israel. Egypt opposition to appeal referendum results December 23, 2012|
Excerpts: Iran's 'smart economic war'. Turkey to resume NATO cooperation
+++SOURCE:”Ahmadinejad: Iran Fighting ‘Smart Economic War’ ” Agence France
SUBJECT: Iran’s ‘smart economic war’
QUOTE:”’They thought Iran’s economy would break down but it did not’ “
EXCERPTS:Iran is engaged in a "smart economic war" with Western powers whose
"Targeted sanctions, which the enemies say are supposed to be crippling,
"They do not even let us transfer the oil money," he said. "They thought
"Iran is engaged in a smart economic war with the enemy," he said.
. . .
Ahmadinejad said his government had "so far managed to control" the effects
He did not elaborate on how Iran was fighting off sanctions for fear the
"I cannot say what heavy pressure the enemy has imposed, and how we are
"We have so far managed to control this blow, and it hasn't turned out the
Ahmadinejad has faced increasingly scrutiny at home for economic woes,
Iran's economy is struggling to cope with the gradual tightening of
The sanctions have also targeted Iran's access to the global banking system,
. . .
The plan to generate tens of billions of dollars in additional revenues for
Ahmadinejad said his government had devised schemes to diffuse the effects
"We have prepared long-term plans to decrease dependency on the
He said without elaborating that Iran was to "increase its non-oil exports."
His remarks came as Western powers engaging Iran to resolve a years-long
Iran has yet to respond to offers of renewed negotiations with the so-called
Iran insists its program of uranium enrichment is for purely peaceful
In addition to U.S. and EU measures, Iran is also under four rounds of
Ankara cut off such cooperation after the Israeli army raided a Turkish ship
The decision to renew NATO links came at a December 4 meeting in Brussels of
The ban had "created a lack of confidence among the partners", he said.
However Turkey will maintain its ban on joint military maneuvers, and Ankara
The agreement comes after NATO agreed early this month to deploy Patriot
Turkey's relations with its former ally deteriorated sharply after the raid
Israel has rejected Ankara's demands for an apology and compensation.
+++SOURCE: Jordan Times 23 Dec,’12:”Egypt opposition to appeal referendum
FULL TEXT:CAIRO –– Egypt's opposition said on Sunday[23 Dec.] that it will
The announcement was made by the opposition National Salvation Front the day
"The referendum is not the end of the road. It is only one battle," said the
Another Front member, Amr Hamzawy, said: "We are asking the (electoral)
The results had been due to be announced on Monday(24 Dec.]
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