Monday, October 30, 2006

Original draft of the EU-3's UNSC resolution on Iran

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
The original draft of the EU3's UNSC resolution on Iran.
  • Kyodo News published the original draft resolution prepared by Britain , France and Germany calling for economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iran.
Iran Moves to Double Uranium Enrichment.
  • CBS News reported that Iran expanded its controversial nuclear program by injecting gas into a second network of centrifuges to enrich uranium, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday.
Israeli PM compares Iran With Nazi Germany.
  • The Guardian reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert compared Iran 's nuclear ambitions and threats against Israel with the policies of Nazi Germany and criticized world leaders who maintain relations with Iran 's president.
The controversy over the Islamic Republics' role in '94 Argentine blast.
  • reported that a 1994 bombing in Argentina has been offered as proof of Iran 's longtime effort to kill and terrorize Jews. They said the attack twelve years ago is proof that Iranian threats should be taken seriously.
  • CNN News reported that the Iranian government rejected as unfounded accusations by Argentine prosecutors that high-ranking Iranian officials were linked to a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing.
Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader admits to Iranian malaise over his rule.
  • Iran Press News reported that Khamenei discussed “the public’s malaise” and revealed the internal crisis of his rule.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat examined the assertion that Iraq is "another Vietnam " for the US. He argued that the problem is that because we are never told what the phrase “another Vietnam ” actually means.
  • Iran Press News reported that a man accused of forging documents and possession of alcoholic beverages lost his hands due to the severity of the torture inflicted upon him. Also in this report: Torture in ward 209: stripped naked and attacked by Russian-trained dogs and the Bureau of intelligence, a place of torture and murder of detainees.
  • Iran Press News reported that Amnesty International released an appeal for support for student activist and blogger Kianoosh Sanjari was arrested on 7 October whilst reporting on clashes between security forces and supporters of Shi'a cleric Ayatollah Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi.
  • Iran Press News reported that Mousavi-Khoini, secretary-general of Fostering Unity was released from prison on Saturday night, October 21st, after 130 days of detention in Evin prison’s infamous ward 209 which is controlled by the agents and torturers of the ministry of intelligence and security.
  • Iran Press News published excerpts from Mullah Makawrem-Shirazi’s official website site in which he discussed when it is permissible to beat your wife for not meeting her husbands sexual needs.
  • MEMRITV published a video of an address delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he said: "the West was being held hostage by "the Zionists" by means of the Holocaust, and instructed it to pick up " [the Zionist regime] by the arms and legs, and remove it" from the Middle East."
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