IRAN: ‘ Lawmakers Chanting “Death to America” Vote to Ban Access to Military sites, documents & scientists as part of Nuclear Deal ‘

#AceBreakingNews – IRAN:June.22: With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.

The bill, if approved into law, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group (#P6+Iran) the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

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VIENNA: ‘ AUSTRIAN POLICE ARREST COUPLE IN CONNECTION WITH SUSPICION OF TERRORISM IN GERMANY ‘

Austrian police have arrested a couple alleged to have trained with radical Islamic fighters in Syria and sought in Germany on suspicion of terrorism.

Law enforcement officials say a 20 year-old man and his 33-year old partner were detained early Thursday on a train headed for Germany shortly before it reached the border.

An 8-year old child traveling with them has been handed over to childcare authorities.

State prosecutor spokesman Markus Kitz says an extradition hearing is set for next week.

Source:

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VIENNA: ‘ Iran Fails to Satisfy IAEA of Two Issues Related to Atomic Use of Nuclear Capability ‘

#AceNewsServices – VIENNA – October 09. /TASS/. Iran failed to propose any new practical measures to resolve the disputable issues of its nuclear program at the October 7-8 meeting in Tehran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

“Iran did not propose any new measures during the meetings in Tehran,” the statement reads.

Iran and the IAEA have been unable to agree on two unsettled issues in an effort to allay the UN watchdog’s concerns about the possible military dimensions of the program.

During the talks, the sides discussed the fulfilment of two practical measures agreed in May concerning neutron transport calculations and high explosives detonators, the statement says.

The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have agreed to continue negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program, but the date has not been set yet.

“The Agency and Iran will continue discussions on these measures,” the Vienna-based UN agency said.

Western nations suspect Iran of using its nuclear research for developing atomic weapons while Iran insists its nuclear program is intended for peaceful purposes only.

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` Petro Poroshenko Sets Out His Stall with Criminal Investigations of Viktor Yanukovych and his Cabinet '

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – May 30 – Ukraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko is set to initiate criminal proceedings against Viktor Yanukovych’s cabinet of ministers, sources close to the former Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Friday, citing information from the Ukrainian president’s office.

The sources reported that on May 28 Poroshenko held a special meeting on this issue with his inner circle behind closed doors and set a task to arrange for prosecution of all ministers of the Azarov government and even institute criminal cases against them irrespective of whether they are guilty or not.

Moscow Times – Tass – Ria Novosti

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IAEA: ` Iran Commits to Fulfil its Agreement with Six Negotiator’s on Islamic Republic’s Nuclear Program ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – May 24 – Iran is fulfilling its commitments under last year’s agreement with the six negotiators on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a quarterly report distributed among the nuclear watchdog’s member countries on Friday.

The IAEA’s report said that since the start of the deal’s implementation by Iran in January 2014, the country has not produced enriched uranium higher than 5%, and its reserves of highly enriched uranium have dropped 81% to 39 kilograms from 209 kilograms as a result of dilution and conversion.

Iran says it needs nuclear power to generate electricity, but Western powers led by the United States claim Iran’s eventual aim is to create nuclear weapons.

The six international negotiators on Iran’s program – five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States) plus Germany – agreed at a meeting in Geneva on November 24, 2013 not to introduce new sanctions against Iran on the part of the United Nations, the European Union and the US.

They also agreed to lift certain restrictions for Iran in some fields.

The deal, under which Iran agreed to stop enrichment of uranium to higher than 5%, entered into force January 20, 2014.

IAEA – Russian News – Geneva2

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` Rouhani Looking for Agreement by End of July on Curbing its Nuclear Program ‘

#AceWorldNews – TEHRAN – May 22 – Iran’s president said Thursday an agreement by July on curbing its nuclear program is “very likely” despite a snag in talks last week.

“It is very likely that we can come to an agreement by the end of July,” President Hassan Rouhani said in Shanghai, China.

Reaching agreement depends on unspecified countries not be giving a chance to “create problems,” AP quoted Rouhani as saying.

The deadline might also be extended, he said.

Talks in Vienna involving Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany stalled last Friday, denting hopes that negotiators could meet a July 20 target date.

AP – RT – REUTERS

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` US Chuck Hagel Assures Israel America Will Do Whatever to Prevent Iran Obtaining Nuclear Weapon’s ‘

AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – May 16 – US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has assured Israel that America “will do what we must” to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, AP reports.

He made the statement during talks in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called Iran “the foremost terrorist state of our time.

” The conclusion of Hagel’s four-day Middle East tour coincided with international talks in Vienna aimed at drafting a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, said that “no progress had been made” after the end of the fourth round of talks with six major powers (US, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia) to overcome their differences over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, Reuters reports.

The sides, which have been in talks since February, planned to start drafting the text of a final agreement on the issue during the get-together in Vienna, Austria. However, Araqchi stated that “we haven’t reached the point” of being able to do that.

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`On the Eve of World Press Freedom Day Journalists Are Being Subject to Brutal Violence and Intimidation ‘

#AceNewsServices – VIENNA – May 02 2014 (OSCE) – Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today renewed her call on all parties to show respect for media freedom in Ukraine following new cases of intimidation of journalists, disappearances and a violent takeover of a television station.

“On the eve of World Press Freedom Day we are witnessing journalists in Ukraine being subjected to brutal violence, kidnappings and intimidation while media outlets are repeatedly seized by armed individuals who switch off Ukrainian broadcasts to replace them with Russian ones,” Mijatović said.

Today journalists from BuzzFeed and the television channels Sky News and CBS were detained by armed individuals for three hours at a road block in Sloviansk. They were blindfolded, interrogated and some of them reportedly beaten before they were released.

Also today a lifenews.ru correspondent in Sloviansk, Hermine Kotanjyan, reportedly received death threats through social media.

On 1 May armed people entered a regional television station in Lugansk and programming was changed from the First Ukrainian National Channel to Russia 24.

On the same day a journalist of Radio Liberty was intimidated and bullied by the crowd in Kharkiv while reporting on a protest, and had to seek police protection.

Press Release May 02 2014 – Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) http://tinyurl.com/ozrm8q5

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) – http://www.ifj.org/campaigns/ukraine-crisis/

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` Austrian Police say Six People have been Injured after Building Collapses in Vienna Following an Explosion ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – Austrian police say at least six people have been injured after a building in Vienna partially collapsed following a reported explosion.

Police spokeswoman Adina Mircioane says rescuers are trying to reach one injured person inside the residential building in Vienna’s 15th district. Five other people are being treated for minor injuries.

Mircioane says other people may still be trapped inside the building, whose top two floors collapsed shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday (0800 GMT).

Austrian public broadcaster ORF a photo on its website showing a cloud of dust enveloping a street.

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#AceWorldNews UKRAINE April 26 According to an UNIAN…

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 26 – According to an UNIAN correspondent, director of Information Policy Department of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevgeniy Perebiynis said this at press conference.

“We have just received information that connection with members of military verification mission of the OSCE, which stays in Ukraine in accordance with Vienna document, was lost”, – said Perebiynis.

According to his words, in accordance with preliminary information, they might be seized by terrorists, and this information is being checked now.

“If this information is confirmed it will mean an outrageous crime from the side of terrorists against principles of the OSCE and it will not be left without an adequate reaction from the side of Ukraine and international community”, – said Perebiynis.

UNIAN

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#AceBreakingNews – VIENNA – April 11 – EUROPEAN…

#AceBreakingNews – VIENNA – April 11 – EUROPEAN UNION – EU Commissioner for Energy Gunter Oettinger is drafting proposals for how to pay off Ukraine’s debt to the Russian supplier of natural gas, OAO Gazprom, Oettinger said Friday speaking to O1 Austrian Public Radio as he visited Vienna.

He said along with it he personally thought that only a part of the bills Gazprom had issued to Ukraine contained grounded total sums to be paid.

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` Iran looking to Eliminate the Concerns ‘ over the `Heavy Water Reactor ‘ in Arak ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 09 – Source at the P5+1 Iranian delegation has stated that Iran is determined to eliminate the international community’s concerns over the heavy water reactor in Arak.

“The Arak reactor is one of the important issues that we are discussing in Vienna,” the source said. “Iran has agreed to lift the existing concerns.”

The source added that both processes and technical facilities would undergo change.

What the exact changes will be will be known in the very near future …….. more

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` Iran Commences Preparations for Legal-Arrangement with Six-Powers in Settling the Nuclear Issue ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 08 – Iran has started preparations for legal arrangement of the final agreement with the six world powers (international mediators in settling the Iranian nuclear issue), a source in the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Iran told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.

“We have a complex and challenging work of drafting and codifying the final agreement ahead,” the source said. “Understanding that, a decision has been made to involve well-known legal experts specializing in international law in this process.” “This decision is aimed at helping the parties in their challenging work in the forthcoming period,” the source added. “To date, there is an insight that it is possible to meet the deadline until July 20.”

Iranian delegation holds bilateral consultations with Russian and Chinese counterparts

The Iranian side has held bilateral meetings with delegations from Russia and China in Vienna, a source in Iran’s delegation told ITAR-TASS earlier on Tuesday.

“Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi has held bilateral meetings with Russian and Chinese counterparts within the framework of the negotiations round of Iran and P5+1 in order to coordinate stances,” the agency’s source said.

Earlier Araghchi told Iranian journalists that Tehran reckoned on progress in the course of the current round of talks. “We hope that we would be able to narrow the gap and lessen the differences regarding problematic issues,” he noted.

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` Iran and the Sextet meet for Three-day Negotiations with the Expert Teams ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 02 – Director-General of Political and Legal Affairs in the Iranian Foreign Ministry Hamid Baeidinejad will lead the Iranian delegation in the three-day negotiations with the expert teams of the six world powers (FNA) .

The experts meeting will be followed by talks between the top negotiators of Iran and the Sextet on April 7 to 9.

Iran and the Group 5+1 representatives had several sessions of talks in Vienna March 18-19.

On November 24, Iran and the five permanent United Nations Security Council members sealed a six-month Joint Plan of Action to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over the latter’s nuclear energy program (Reuters)

In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of the world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and impose no nuclear-related sanctions on Iran during the six-month period.

#ANS2014

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` `Third ‘of `Women in Europe’ suffer `Physical or Sexual Abuse with Five Percent Raped according to FRA ‘

#AceWorldNews says that a third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, a new study revealed Wednesday.

The survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) uncovered “extensive human-rights-abuse,” AFP reported.

One in 10 women has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 15, one in 20 has been raped, and just over one in five has experienced physical and/or sexual violence from either a current or previous partner, the Vienna-based FRA said.

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“Iran and Six World Powers agree `Agenda for Negotiations’ over `Tehran’s Nuclear Programme’ in March”

#AceWorldNews says that Iran and six world powers have agreed on an agenda for negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program, a senior Iranian official has said. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told IRNA that the involved parties “have agreed on an agenda and a framework and the next round of talks will be in the second half of March in Vienna.

If confirmed, it would indicate an early step forward in the search for a settlement of the nuclear issue, Reuters said.

Negotiators from Iran and the US, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia have been meeting since Tuesday to hammer out an agenda for talks on a final deal.

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“Iran Steps up to Co-operate with UN Nuclear Agency IAEA”

#AceWorldNews says `Iran steps up to cooperate with UN Nuclear Bomb Probe, to Assure IAEA that they do not intend `Designing Atomic Weapons

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English: Flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organization of the United Nations Deutsch: Flagge der Internationalen Atomenergieorganisation (IAEO), eine Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The UN’s nuclear agency revealed Sunday that Iran moved towards cooperation in terms of allegations that it is designing atomic weapons.

The development could significantly impact upcoming negotiations in Vienna – due to start February 18 – between Iran and the six world powers.

Iran had earlier promised to clear up “any ambiguities” regarding its uranium enrichment program.

On Saturday, Iran resumed talks with the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In line with the framework, Iran is expected to take six practical measures by this Tuesday – including an additional IAEA visit to an unfinished heavy-water reactor at Arak and another inspection of Gachin Mine in Bandar Abbas Port in southern Iran.

 

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Twenty Years of Human Rights – How Far Have We To Go!

20 years plus Human Rights#AceWorldNews says as this year marks 20 years and the anniversary of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna and this extract is a statement and confirmation of the UK Government.

Human Rights Day 2013 The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action confirmed the universality of all human rights and led to historic advances in their promotion and protection. It continues to be a source of inspiration for the EU, to strive for further human rights improvements.

We work both collectively and bilaterally to promote human rights, democracy and good governance in Rwanda. The situation in Rwanda is constantly evolving. Rwanda has made impressive gains, particularly in the areas of economic development and poverty reduction. We applaud the ambition of the Government of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 – to transform Rwanda into a thriving, middle-income, regional trade and investment hub.

Teaching Children RacismIn doing so, we reinforce the message that human rights and sustainable development go hand in hand. An open, democratic and transparent system will encourage universal respect for human rights. We also commend Rwanda for their engagement with the international community on human rights questions, for example through the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review. We would encourage Rwanda to continue that engagement, including with the mid-term progress review this year and the full review in 2015.

As we continue to support Rwanda’s development, we encourage the Government of Rwanda to wholeheartedly engage with and promote the debate on human rights issues. We see positive examples, like progressive media laws. We urge the Government to continue working towards the principle that human rights should be universal. That includes those in detention, facing trial or advocating for greater political freedoms.

While progress is acknowledged, we see continuing challenges in a number of areas, notably, in obstacles encountered by human rights groups and other NGOs operating in Rwanda, illegal detentions and the registration of political parties. We are concerned about some individual cases, such as the sudden change in leadership of the human rights defender LIPRODHOR and the unresolved murder of an employee of Transparency International in July 2013.

We would like to emphasize that we stand ready to assist the Rwandan Government in addressing these issues, and to develop our dialogue based on mutual respect and shared values.
Twenty years ago, leaders acknowledged that while the significance of regional and national particularities and various backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty of states, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The EU and Rwanda share a commitment to advancing the cause of human rights nationally and globally, and we look forward to continue working with the government and people of Rwanda to realise this commitment.

Signed

  • HE Leoni Cuelenaere, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • HE Peter Fahrenholtz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • HE Michel Flesch, Ambassador of France
  • Maria Håkansson, Chargé d’Affaires, Swedish Embassy
  • HE Ben Llewellyn-Jones, High Commissioner, British High Commission
  • HE Marc Pecsteen, Ambassador of Belgium
  • HE Michael Ryan, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union

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Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicholas Cage Calls for Greater Efforts to Assist Human Trafficking Victims

Forum Debate: Winning the War on Drugs: Yury F...

Forum Debate: Winning the War on Drugs: Yury Fedotov (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

Renowned United States actor, film maker and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice Nicolas Cage recently called for greater efforts to assist human trafficking victims, stressing the international community cannot “stand quietly on the sidelines” while this scourge persists across the globe.

“As a global society, we cannot tolerate people being bought and sold as commodities. We cannot fight for a better planet and for the rights of all its beings while we allow our own species to trick, abuse and brutally exploit each other for profit,” Mr. Cage <“http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2013/November/unodc-goodwill-ambassador-nicolas-cage-renews-his-appointment.html?ref=fs1“>said at an event in Vienna, Austria, to raise awareness on the issues as well as private funds for victims.

“We cannot stand quietly on the sidelines, while humans are being shipped and traded across the globe,” he said.

Human trafficking affects every country in the world. Victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labour. A recent UNODC report found that women and girls make up 75 per cent of detected victims, with girls constituting two out of every three child victims.

Human trafficking. Main origin (red) and desti...

Human trafficking. Main origin (red) and destination countries (blue). Data from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2006 report (http://www.unodc.org/pdf/traffickinginpersons_report_2006-04.pdf) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A person stripped of their documents, their rights and their dignity needs specialized help. They need to rebuild their lives brick by brick. Your contribution tonight can provide vital help to these victims,” Mr. Cage told the attendees at the event, which was organized by Austrian businessman and philanthropist Ali Rahimi and held under the auspices of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

A specially designed “Blue Heart” carpet – an international symbol increasingly adopted in the fight against human trafficking – was auctioned at the event. Proceeds from the event will go the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, which supports grassroots organizations that rescue, shelter and reintegrate victims into society.

“Since 2010, $1.5 million have been contributed to the Trust Fund. Thanks to this money, 11 grass-roots organizations around the world have been able to support victims and survivors of trafficking, especially women and children,” said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

“But we need to do more. We need to join forces – the UN, Governments, NGOs, the private sector, community leaders and ordinary citizens, to stop this terrible crime. We have a shared responsibility to end this cruel exploitation and abuse of human rights.”

While in Vienna, Mr. Cage, who has starred in more than 60 movies and won an Academy Award for Best Actor in for the film Leaving Las Vegas, renewed his appointment made in 2010 as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador, saying it was a title and position he was “very proud to hold. Of all the experiences I have had in my life this has been the most humbling and challenging of responsibilities.”

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