Sunday, January 08, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 1/8/2006

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran: Holocaust Conference Soon in Tehran.
Adnkronos International:
Iran has decided to rewrite and revise the history of the Holocaust. Following the repeated declarations by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other senior government officials on the need to re-examine the history of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War, the association of Islamic Journalists of Iran has been tasked with quickly putting together an international conference on the Holocaust. Continue reading.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Thomas Donnelly, American Enterprise Institute published an important report: Rising Powers and Agents of Change.
  • Monsters & Critics reported that Israeli security arrested a suspected Iranian spy who was the former head of a local council in the Galilee.
  • Iran Focus reported a meeting was called off between a Russian delegation and Iranian officials in Tehran set to take place on Saturday.
  • Michel Abu Najm, Asharq Alawsat published an interview with former Syrian Vice-President Abdul Halim Khaddam, who is now seeking a regime change in Syria.
  • Michael Ledeen, National Review Online asked: Why should anyone believe anything the CIA has to say about Iran?
  • Spiegel Online reported on the rise of the Iranian hard-liners. The German media is awakening to the danger of the Islamic Republic.
  • The New York Times reported more details on the story behind Iran's abruptly canceling a high-level meeting with the IAEA in Vienna and sudden return to Tehran.
  • Monsters and Critics reported that an Iranian court is likely to hand down a verdict within a week on a pair of German and French deep-sea fishermen who strayed into Iranian territorial waters six weeks ago.
  • Zahid Hussainm, The Wall Street Journal reported that suspected separatists have blown up a natural-gas pipeline in southwestern Pakistan.
  • And finally, Washington Post reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States and its European allies have the votes to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council.

  • I encourage those of you who call yourself humanitarians, warriors, thinkers, or just plain humans to take the time and inform yourself as to the inhumane treatment of the Iranian people by their government, the impending danger imposed on the immediate surrounding countries (because you know who they are going to call on for help), so you can be informed.

    There is much information in these articles, including news that you will not read about anywhere else, because many people are just too frightened to irritate the Iranian government. Sad, but true. Have a good day.