By Terence Bunch Published 2010-01-04 00:00:00 Last Edited 2010-01-04 00:00:00
As the new year starts, Iranian pro-democracy campaigners gather outside the Iranian embassy in Princes Gate, London, to call for an end to the brutal suppression of those in Iran taking part in opposition rallies against the Mollah regime. In the past weeks, 11 people have been killed in Tehran as the regime batons down leading to widespread international condemnation. In the last few days, Iranian Deputy Judiciary Chief, Ebrahim Raeesi warned the protesters they would be considered to be Mohareb (fighting against the authority of God) if they continued.
The protesters demand the British Government end trade and negotiations with the Iranian Mollah regime and join international calls for solidarity with the peoples uprising.
The uprising has brought into sharp focus the change in tone of US foreign policy since financial chaos erupted in late 2008 within international monetary exchanges, with clear and obvious indications that the United States is no longer following a policy of pre-emptive warfare to bolster its international reach aka The War on Terror. As a result, international monetary exchanges around the world start the new year with significant gains.
The protest takes place as the main British political parties start their own campaigning for the 2010 General Election, widely expected to be seriously effected and undermined by residual problems surrounding the British Governments conduct circa 2003.
Iranian Embassy, Princes Gate, London. 4th January 2010.