Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Islamic Republic: Only legimate gov't on earth

Monday, 9/4/2006.
2nd most powerful Ayatollah in Iran : The Islamic Republic is the only legitimate nation on earth. (HA!)
  • Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat reported that Ali-Akbar Meshkini, the second most powerful Ayatollah in Iran , Meshkini said "Among all the governments in the world, the only legitimate government endorsed by the Almighty is the Islamic Republic of Iran ." There cannot be give-and-take between "an extension of God" and an "illegitimate and oppressive regimes." A must read.
  • Ardeshir Dolat reported that Seyed Yahya Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps said “The Islamic world will soon become a major world superpower.”
Koffi given the brush off in Iran.
  • The Telegraph reported that Iran brushed aside Kofi Annan's efforts to mediate in the crisis over its nuclear ambitions. Really? No kidding.
  • The Australian reported that Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said the scale of the Holocaust has been "greatly exaggerated."
  • Reuters reported that Iran said the threat of sanctions was a "psychological game" aimed at putting pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
Here are two other news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran’s air force has begun a series of military maneuvers in the north-western province of East Azerbaijan. During the drills, Iran’s air defense systems also successfully targeted and destroyed “enemy planes” in radar-blackout areas in Iranian airspace.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News explains why there cannot be a Bush 'Moment' in Iran , similar to Nixon's in China.
To read all of the articles, please click on the day of the week above. I would like to thank Doctor Zin and his wonderful team for all of their hard and dangerous work. Thank you.

Category: The Daily Briefing on Iran.