Saturday, December 24, 2005

News Round-up on Iran

Monday, Dec. 19, 2005
What is behind Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel remarks?
Mehran Riazaty:
During Khatami’s presidency, Hassan Rohani, who used to be Iran’s Supreme National Security Chief, wrote a letter to him and explained Iran’s Political Strategy: Creating crisis, shifting crisis to opportunities then take advantage of these opportunities. It could be said that Khatami created the crisis and now Ahmadinejad shifting Khatami’s crisis to opportunities which soon Iranian Ayatollahs will take advantage of these opportunities. Continue reading
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
Iran’s President imposes new Limits on Travel Abroad
Adnkronos International:
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a circular warning all ministers and state bodies that "no official may go abroad, on a mission or for personal reasons, without prior authorization and without coordinating with the foreign ministry". In the circular, signed by the deputy president Parwiz Davoodi, no reason is given for the decision. "The aim is to avoid misunderstandings," a presidential source told the Iranian news agency Fars. Continue reading
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
Syria agrees to hide Iran nukes
World Tribune:
Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles.The London-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported that Iran and Syria signed a strategic accord meant to protect either country from international pressure regarding their weapons programs. The magazine, citing diplomatic sources, said Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions. Continue reading
Fridsay, Dec. 23, 2005
Americans demand the US Senate schedule hearings on Iran.
So after receiving yesterday's report on the situation, several Iranian satellite broadcasters (NITV and SOS Iran) asked their listeners, which include millions of Iranians, to call Chairman Lugar's office and their own Senator's office demanding hearings on the Iran Freedom and Support Act.

Blog Update:
The Corner warned that Senate democrats were playing politics with the future of the people of Iran.
Dean's World called "deplorable" the US Senate's "betraying democratic values." Ed Driscoll appeared shocked, saying: Regime Change Iran? I'm In Favor.
Atlas Shrugs asked her readers to call Lugar's office demanding hearings.
The blogosphere can join the effort to support real democracy in Iran here.

This report has been posted at Pajamas Media.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!