According to the media, Iran has delivered its formal response to the demand by world powers that it suspend uranium enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives. World media and bloggers, once more, are talking about the Iranian nuclear crisis and its outcome. Let's look at a few Iranian blogs:
Hoping for dialogue
Dowdani thinks all problems and differences between Iran and world powers can be solved in a rational way and hopes that dialogue takes place between Iran and the world powers [Fa]. He adds
اختلافهایی که همه را میتوان به روی میز مذاکره کشاند و خرد انسانی را به خدمت پاسخیابی به آنها درآورد. یکی از آنها هم
Dowdani also says that the US has had other historic differences with Iran and the nuclear crisis is just a pretext for them.
Nedaye Emrouz says if sanctions are imposed on Iran, then country will be isolated, adding that Iran holds an important Lebanese Hezbollah card in its hands [Fa].
Irane Emrouz writes that so far, G 5+1 have not made a declaration about the Iranian proposition, and that shows we can still hope that dialogue takes place [Fa]. Emrouz adds that sanctions still can be imposed, because Iran has not accepted suspending its uranium enrichment project as UN Security Council has asked.
The nuclear crisis may be a reason behind the recent crackdown on satellite dishes to control information channels. After filtering the internet and closing down many journals, popular satellite dishes have become a new target. A couple of bloggers share with us their feelings and photos from this cat-and-mouse game.
You cannot watch what you wish for
Shabgard cannot understand why Iran should be different from the rest of the world. The blogger writes
!ای کاش سران مملکتی قبل از هر تصمیمی کمی فقط کمی به حقوق این ملت فکر میکردند.
Shabgard adds that in the streets you can find easily CDs to watch “bad” films (porno) and authorities do not bother to stop them [Fa].
Behesht has published several interesting photos to show what security agents did to satellite dishes in Pardisan, his neighbourhood. Behesht says ironically that fortunately, these brothers work one day per year to come destroying our dishes. They want to send us to paradise! For a couple of hours our area had become like Palestine and dishes were falling on our heads!
Lesser known Students targeted
Broken satellite dishes are only one sign of growing pressure on freedom in Iran. Student activists have become a target again and several werer arrested recently.
Anjomaniha says that in Ahvaz, Mehdi Makaremi was arrested, though there has been no news as to why he and nobody has been able to visit him [Fa]. Makaremi was collaborating with several local magazines in Khuzestan province.
Kuy writes that lesser known student activists have become a new target for arrest [Fa]. Two other student activists, Derakhshandi and Abolfazle Jahandar (who is also a blogger), were arrested recently.