Friday, March 31, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 3/29/2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
  • Amir Taheri, The New York Post warned that the indecision and slow pace of action by the Western powers towards Iran amounts to a clear encouragement of the most radical factions in Tehran.
  • Michael Ledeen, National Review Online reminds us the US government is ignoring the fact that Iran is at war with the US and they are convincing the world that they have already won in Iraq. He also reported massive troop movements inside Iran designed to battle the under-reported ethnic unrest there.
  • The Guardian reported that the promised talks between the US and Iran on the situation in Iraq have been put on hold.
  • Mehran Riazaty reported that the Badr Organization in Iraq urged expulsion of US ambassador to Iraq, Zelmai Khalilzad. [Yeah, right! lol]
  • Haaretz reported that in a meeting with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained why Iran must declare war on Israel and the United States until they are completely destroyed.
  • Middle East Newsline reported that Britain continues to approve the export of military and security equipment to the Islamic republic. [What's up with that?!?]
  • Zaneirani, an Iranian blogger, asked why sympathizers of the Iranian regime have the permission to live in the U.S. while others get the black stamp in their passport!
  • Amnesty International reported on the imminent execution of Fatemeh Haghighat-Pajouh.