Denying the Holocaust -- and IP Protection

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  • 02/13/2007
Thailand confiscates patents before talking to drug companies -- 20 patents under consideration and counting. No doubt the principal beneficiary will be the corrupt and poorly run government drug monopoly. Meanwhile, the military junta is eagerly reaching out to boost it's economic ties to one of the great democracies on the planet...Iran.

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Thailand's Commerce Minister Kroekrai Chiraphaet stressed his country's strong support for Iran's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Speaking in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Bangkok Mohsen Pak Ayeen, the Thai official noted Iran's economic potentials and underlined, "Not only Thailand, but also all other Asian states view Iran's membership in the World Trade Organization positively."

He further voiced pleasure for the increasing volume of the two countries' trade exchanges, and welcomed endorsement of cooperation agreements by Iran and Thailand, particularly in the area of trade.

Chiraphaet reiterated that endorsement of trade contracts by Iran and his country can play a significant role in the boosting of the two sides' trade exchanges.

Highlighting the role of the private sector in the growth of the two sides' trade exchanges, he called for the reinvigoration of trade cooperation and frequent mutual visits by the two countries' private sectors.

For his part, Iran's Ambassador to Bangkok Mohsen Pak Ayeen wished success for the new government of Thailand, and expressed the hope that the two sides' growing trend of relations and cooperation would continue.

He stressed the need for the development of Iran-Thailand trade ties, and viewed holding of the 8th joint economic commission meeting in Bangkok as a crucial step for the strengthening of the two countries' trade cooperation.

Pak Ayeen further underscored that consolidation of relations with Asian countries, particularly with ASEAN member states, sets a priority for Iran's foreign policy.

Meanwhile, Israel's Natan Sharansky is calling for a world-wide mobilization against Iran and it's economy similar to that brought against South Africa and the USSR for its policies of repression. In Iran's case, it is leading a global effort to wipe out Israel.
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