Ahmed Shaheed (UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran): This past March I attended the Munk School of Global Affairs’ 2014 annual Cyber Dialogue in Toronto, where government representatives and members of civil society, academia and the private sector discussed cyber security and governance. We talked about ways to support governments, including Iran’s, in their efforts to advance protections for privacy, expression, opinion, and association and in their efforts to improve Internet speed and access to content deemed protected under international law.
Selective Nuclear Access: Iranian media boasted on Wednesday that Iran had allowed international nuclear inspectors into the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan uranium milling site. This announcement is being used to bolster the notion that negotiations with world powers are working, but they ignore the fact that Iran also denied access to another, more important site at the end of last week.
On May 6th, in a sham muscle-flexing to inspire his forces, the mullahs’ regime IRGC commander Ali fadavi boasted in an interview with the IRGC news agency of Fars: “In the sea battle field you must eliminate your rival, otherwise you will be destroyed. War at sea is very different from war on the ground and when your vessel sinks, you are defeated in this scene, and when the vessel of the enemy sinks, he will be defeated.