Sunday, November 05, 2006

Iran: 6 Arab states should go nuclear, DBI

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran inspiring six Arab nations to go nuclear.
  • The Times Online reported on the specter of a nuclear race in the Middle East was raised yesterday when six Arab states announced that they were embarking on programs to master atomic technology.
Islamic Republic's war games a message the US.
  • Xinhua reported that an Iranian deputy navy chief said the Iranian army launched three new missiles earlier during their ongoing military maneuver as a strong message for the United States to cease its military drills in the Gulf region.
  • Xinhua reported that the Islamic Republic's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Saturday tried new generation of anti-helicopter weapons and other military hardware during the ongoing military maneuvers.
Russia is ready to sign on to sanctions on Iran?
  • Reuters reported that Russia will agree to United Nations sanctions against Iran if they have a defined time frame and an agreed mechanism for lifting them.
The Islamic Republic fears its own people.
  • Iran Press News reported that this year 27,000 radical Basij* forces are being prepared for combat and maintaining order and control in various areas of Tehran in a show of force.
  • Reuters reported that Iran 's judiciary has declared an ethnic Arab party illegal on charges of instigating unrest and opposing the Islamic system.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Michael Rubin, The Corner reported on the 27th anniversary of the Iranian seizure of the US embassy in Tehran and that Khatami’s handpicked “reformist” vice president, detailed how regime leaders blessed and supported the embassy take-over.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News reported that ever since the mullahs seized power in 1979, the Europeans have expected the Khomeinist revolution would pass through various phases, starting with radicalism and terror, and ending with gradual normalization. The problem has been who would lead the regime away from radicalism and toward normalization?
  • Iran Press News reported several under reported news items from inside of Iran , including: the arrest of a Christian transferred to an unknown location, the sentencing of Sufi dervishes and their lawyer who were prohibited from legal representation and more executions.
  • Iran Press News reported that the infamous Tehran chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was given total and broad control of by supreme leader, Khamenei.
  • Iranian Cartoonist published a cartoon of Khatami at St Andrews.
Wow. You think you are really get all the news you need to know on that tube? Not a fat chance in HELL. Please read some of these articles. They may open your eyes.

Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for tirelessly working to bring us this news. There should be medal for each of you.