Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 3/08/2006

Wed. Feb 28, 2006
  • Ken Timmerman, NewsMax published details of a 30-page contingency plan, reportedly from the Strategic Studies Center of the Iranian Navy which outlines the order of battle for shutting down the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Iran Press News reported that imprisoned journalist; Mostafa Jowkar was released from prison. [Thank You, God!]

  • Thu, March 1, 2006
  • Iran Focus reported that the deputy governor of the Iraqi province of Saladin, where the holy city of Samarra is situated, said preliminary investigation was pointing to Iran’s role in the bombing of the city’s revered Shiite shrine last week.
  • Middle East Newsline reported that Iran launched a Shihab-4 missile, designed to have a range of 4,000 kilometers. Watch out Europe.

  • Fri, March 2, 2006
  • Ken Timmerman, The Foundation for Democracy in Iran reported that the State Department has created, a long over due, special office to promote democracy-promotion in Iran.
  • Senator Santorum's Office released the text of the statement of Senator Rick Santorum to Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the need to support the Iran Freedom & Support Act.

  • Sat, March 3, 2006
  • Dr. Iman Foroutan & Rahkshan Foroutan, Ishan "Them" released a music video whose theme is "political prisoners must be freed," with important footage of Iranian protests.
  • Telegraph reported that Iran's former nuclear negotiator, Hassan Rohani has revealed how Teheran played for time and tried to dupe the West.

  • Sun, March 5, 2006
  • Channel 4 News reported that Iran has granted unprecedented access Channel 4 News and a team of a dozen journalists, cameramen and technicians, to produce a series of live program from Iran beginning on Monday 6 March. Watch the videos.

  • Mon, March 6, 2006
  • More threats back and forth, more imprisonments, hangings, beatens, etc.

  • Tue, March 7, 2006
  • Rooz Online reported that Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji's Attorney was finally released from prison on a $1 million bail.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News explained why Iraq is not on the verge of a civil war.
  • SOSIran in a press statement on the Festival of Light Celebrations in Iran - March 14th, said they expect the regime to attempt to suppress the celebration and asked us in the west to let the world know what happens that night. Photo.

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