Friday, October 20, 2006

North Korea tested Missile Systems for Iran

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
North Korea tested Missile Systems for Iran.
  • Middle East News Line reported that North Korea completed a series of missile launches that some analysts believe was meant to test a nuclear command and control system for Iran.
US Policy on Iran.
  • R. Nicholas Burns, Council on Foreign Relations discussed US policy on Iran and said: "I think the hallmark of our policy over the last six months has been Secretary Rice’s attempt to sit down herself with the Iranians on the nuclear issue."
Iran to Pursue Atomic Work Despite Pressure.
  • Reuters reported that Iran's president said Tehran would keep up its nuclear activities despite Western countries' mounting threats and pressures.
Iran threatens to limit nuclear inspection if sanctioned.
  • Khaleej Times reported that Alaeddin Borujerdi, head of the parliamentary national security commission warned Sunday Teheran would limit inspections by the UN of its nuclear sites if slapped with sanctions over its atomic program.
Iran, Syria Continue To Help Insurgents.
  • Middle East Newsline reported that the U.S. military has determined that Iran and Syria continue to help insurgents in Iraq . Officials said Sunni insurgents have been training in Syria for operations in Iraq . They said Sunni insurgents recruited throughout the Middle East and Europe were entering Iraq from Syria.
Here are two news articles you may have missed.
  • DEBKAfile published the powerful spectacle of Iran ’s be-turbaned supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clutching an automatic rifle. Photo.
  • The National Review Online reported that Hezbollah does not have a military strategy; it has a media strategy that so far has been chillingly effective.
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