Sunday, November 12, 2006

Bribes paid to EU countries to support Iran: DBI

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iranian Press admits major bribes paid to EU countries for their support.
  • Iran Press News translated Iranian press reports that admitted that major bribes had been paid to European countries to attract their support and cooperation with Tehran ’s regime.
Why Al Qaeda and Iran are happy with the US elections.
  • Caroline B. Glick, argued that since it is Iranian and Syrian sponsorship of the insurgency that is causing the war in Iraq to continue, it is fairly clear that Baker is egging for a temporary ceasefire that will last long enough to enable a pullout of US forces.
  • Richard Miniter, The New York Post reported that the next most distressing immediate change in Iraq is the likely departure of Ambassador Khalilzad from Iraq . He was respected across the political spectrum in Iraq , largely because he listened at length, spoke plainly and kept his word. His likely replacement is worrisome.
Still... Blair will Urge US to Talk to Syria and Iran.
  • The Guardian reported that Tony Blair is to urge the US administration next week to open talks with its great adversaries Syria and Iran , as a way to break the impasse in Iraq and the wider Middle East.
The US still talks tough.
  • Reuters reported that the White House branded Iran and Hezbollah on Saturday as a "global nexus of terrorism."
But while the West caves into the Islamic Republic, its leaders betray one another.
  • Iran Press News translated an Iranian press report that claimed that the issuance of the international warrant for Hashemi Rafsanjani was the result of the exertions of powerful [new] internal opponents of the past leaders of the Islamic republic on the eve of the Assembly of Experts election.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Press News reported on the unrest in the Iranian port city of Bushehr , where the police sprayed with bullets customs workers, drivers and an innocent worker.
  • Reuters reported that a percussion bomb exploded in a residential area in the southwestern city of Ahvaz , the heartland of Iran 's oil industry, but no one was hurt.
  • reported that Iranian TV broadcast footage it claimed showed a US aircraft carrier cruising in Gulf waters it said was taken by an unmanned Iranian drone.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for bringing the news each day. It is a very worthy job you are doing, and you do it better than the rest. Have a great day.