Saturday, January 07, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 1/6/2006

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran.

Alan Peters: Special Report:
Analysts watching Iran on a daily basis were not taken by surprise by the Islamic Regime not showing up at the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 05, 2006, since reports out of Tehran have for the past weeks been mentioning President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's office privately leaking to the Tehran newspapers that Iran already has four nuclear weapons obtained from the Ukraine. READ MORE
If his sources are correct and Ahmadinejad is leaking that Iran has nuclear weapons, it would appear he is intent on creating a crisis now! Many believe Ahmadinejad is setting a trap for the west because western military action at this time would likely be of a limited nature since the west is unprepared for a full scale occupation of Iran. Such a confrontation would likely end in a negotiated settlement leaving the regime in power, but would also likely include internationally agreed to security arrangements with the regime, a very dangerous proposition indeed.

Other Must Read Reports:
  • The Associated Press reported that Iran failed to show up for a meeting with the IAEA where they were to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with details of its plans.
  • EUbusiness reported that experts from Iran, in Vienna, returned home on Thursday without explanation.
  • Reuters reported that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that Iran's resumption of atomic fuel research would signal its rejection of a diplomatic solution to the nuclear crisis.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported that the massive stroke of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon marks the likely starting point of the coming nuclear showdown that will pit the Jewish state and the free world against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • The Teamsters issued a Press Release which called on the President of Iran to immediately release the Iranian union leaders and members and negotiate in good faith with the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, whose members have not had a wage increase in over four years.
  • Here are a few other news items you may have missed:
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said he hoped for the death of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
  • The Daily Telegraph reported that the US blasted as "hateful and disgusting" remarks by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hoping that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon does not survive his massive stroke.
  • Iran Press News reported that in recent months the regime has been selling donkey meat to people who thought were buying beef. But its ok because the donkeys were slaughtered "Islamic style."
  • Iran Press News reported on series of what it described as "incidents" at the Shahreh-Kord prison.
  • Iran Press News reported that a human rights activist, Qafoor Mohammadi, was imprisoned in Mahabad, Province of Kurdistan.
  • Adnkronos International reported that Israel is planning to launch a new website in Farsi to counter the anti-Israel campaign of Ahmadinejad.
  • SMCCDI reported that two female students were seriously injured by brutal Bassijis who splashed acid to their faces.
  • Xinhua reported that Iran informed the Syrian leadership of the latest developments concerning the country's nuclear studies.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran's President continued to push for "relocation" of Israel.
  • The Associated Press reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose unusually blunt language to warn Iran that time is running out to avoid being hauled before the U.N. Security Council.
  • Claude Salhani, UPI reported that former Syrian Vice President Abdel Halim Khaddam is planning to form a government-in-exile.
  • Austin Bay, Ventura County Star argued that the Iranian regime's greatest fear is a popular, pro-democracy rebellion.
  • The Guardian published an extract from State of War, by James Risen.
  • P. David Hornik, reported that the news about Iran could seemingly shake even Western Europe out of its complacency and pacifism if that was still possible.
  • And finally, The Intelligence Summit reported that they will reveal Saddam's personal and confidential weapons of mass destruction tapes next month.