Friday, February 03, 2006

News from Iran 1/30/2006

Rooz Online reported that between 300 to 400 striking bus drivers and their families were arrested in Tehran, with little or no media coverage.
No Sweat reported that thousands of the striking workers were beaten up by security forces but that in solidarity with the strikers, many residents of Tehran refused to board the buses.
The Telegraph reported that Iran has formed a top secret team of nuclear specialists to infiltrate the IAEA to obtain information on the work of IAEA inspectors.
Michael Sheridan, The Times reported that North Korea is negotiating to sell the Iranians plutonium.
The New York Times reported that while Ahmadinejad has been the subject of many jokes across Iran, he is consolidating his power and he has threatened to wipe not just Israel off the map, but America, too.
Hamed Irani, Rooz Online reported that the radical Baseej forces in Iran believe the return of the absent Imam (12th Shiite Imam) is imminent.