Sunday, April 02, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 3/31/2006

Friday, March 31, 2006
  • Bloomberg reported that the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council will use a meeting in Berlin to discuss what other action to take after the council told Iran to stop enriching uranium.
  • Vital Perspective published the text of the Security Council presidential statement on Iran.
  • Department of State announced an open competition for grant applications that support democratic governance and reform in Iran.
  • The Financial Times reported that President George W. Bush stepped into an intense debate among democracy activists in the US and Iran over how US dollars should be used to carry out the administration’s policy of promoting freedom in the Islamic republic.
  • reported that two strong earthquakes flattened villages in western Iran early Friday, many dead and injured.
  • Anne Bayefsky, The National Review argued why the latest action by the UN Security Council is a a win for Iran.