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More on Iranian efforts to establish networks in the West


 

The Australian reports on allegations that the Iranian embassy in Canberra spies on Iranian pro-democracy activists in Australia.

In a separate article, it discusses Tehran’s practice of funding Islamic centres and universities in Australia. The Australian National University, for example, received more than $500,000 from the Iranian government. The article also explores the presence of agents from the Iranian proxy Hezbollah in Australia.

Toronto blogger Samira Mohyeddin, a recent University of Toronto grad, alleges pro-democracy Iranians at the University were spied on and that she herself was threatened on several occasions.


 

More on Iranian efforts to establish networks in the West

  1. Well, now this is interesting.

    she herself was threatened on several occasions.

    What were the nature of these threats? I hope they were forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

    • s.b "What was the nature…"

      Sorry.

  2. "In a separate article, it discusses Tehran's practice of funding Islamic centres and universities in Australia."

    A bit off topic but not entirely. I wish there was more coverage of sovereign wealth funds and their agendas. Money = power and many dodgy countries are becoming increasingly wealthy.

    "Since 2003, oil producing states have reaped a revenue windfall. As oil increased from $27.69 per barrel on average in 2003 to as much as $79 per barrel in 2006, Saudi Arabia, for example, saw its gross domestic product (GDP) increase by well over $130 billion over that time period, and the United Arab Emirates took home more than an additional $80 billion.[2] Such revenues have generated enormous liquidity among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—and created unprecedented opportunities for large-scale overseas investments." Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2008
    http://www.meforum.org/1863/sovereign-wealth-fund

  3. Her blog says that Iran is "setting up special courts to deal with Iranian dissidents in exile." I've read elsewhere that Interpol actually cooperates with Iranian authorities and publishes their lists of wanted "terrorists" whcih can mean anyone who is a dissident.

    I'd be interested to know what Canadian policy is on this front. Do the RCMP or CBSA respond by forwarding information about so-called "terrorists" in Canada to Interpol? Do they apprehend peopelf rom these "wanted lists?"

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