Sunday, April 02, 2006

Daily Briefing on Iran 4/2/2006

Sunday, April 2, 2006
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported that Iran rejected the U.S. offer of aid to the victims of the recent earthquake here. [creeps]
  • reported that the Central Bank of Iran denied news reports on withdrawal of 250 tons of Iran's gold reserves from the Swiss Credit Bank. These reports say Iran has withdrawn 700 tons of its gold reserves, since October to unknown destinations.
  • The Guardian reported that the US is encouraged by the increasing unrest among Iran's numerous ethnic and religious minorities as it steps up efforts to destabilize and if possible bring down the hard-line Islamic Republic.