Sunday, November 19, 2006

Iran: Sunnis leave Lebanon; Shiite death squads: DBI

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iranian group warns Lebanese Sunnis of imminent attack by "Shiite death squads."
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that a previously unknown Iranian group has warned that "Shiite death squads" acting under Iranian religious edicts are preparing to attack Sunni Muslims in Lebanon.
Ayatollah who backs suicide bombs aims to be Iran 's next spiritual leader.
  • The Telegraph reported that an ultra-conservative Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammad Mesbah-Yazdi, who opposes all dialogue with the West is a front runner to become the country's next supreme spiritual leader.
Iran to press on with Arak Heavy Water Reactor.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran , facing possible U.N. sanctions for failing to halt sensitive nuclear work, will press on with its Arak heavy water reactor with or without help from the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a top Iranian nuclear official said.
“The relationship between the Islamic regime and North Korea is a strategic one”
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that officials from North Korea and Iran met in Teheran and exchanged views on how to boost friendly relations between and on issues of mutual concern.
  • Iran Press News reported that Choe Thae-bok, the chairman of the democratic people’s republic of Korea People's Assembly ( North Korea ) held talks with Gholam-Ali Hadad-Adel, the speaker of the Islamic parliament saying: “The relationship between our country and the Islamic republic is a strategic one."
Al Jazeera asks: What are the four U.S. Carriers doing in the Gulf?
  • reported that with four US carriers in the Persian Gulf, some experts predict that the coming days would see a much violent step by Washington against the Islamic Republic.
US offers to narrow the scope of sanctions on Iran.
  • The International Herald Tribune reported that the Bush administration is offering to narrow the scope of proposed U.N. sanctions designed to force Iran to stop enriching uranium.
The full text of the latest IAEA report on Iran.
  • published the full text of the IAEA's most recent report on the implementation of NPT Safeguard agreement in the Islamic Republic.
Discovery Channel documentary: Iran -- the Most Dangerous Nation Airs Sunday Night 9 EST.
  • Washington Post reported on Ted Koppel's return to Iran for a new Discovery Channel documentary: Iran -- the Most Dangerous Nation, a surprisingly lively report airing Sunday night at 9 EST.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Press News reported that the secretary for the Islamic Republic's financial and administrative committee of the nationwide city municipalities said: “Due to the lack of credit allocation from governmental sources, often the city municipalities across the country are having a hard time paying their employees. The government’s lack of support for the municipalities has caused many problems in these systems."
  • Pajamas Media published a video that reported that Iranian dissident Zahra Kamalfar has been living with her children under unspeakable conditions in the transit area of Moscow ’s Sheremetyevo Airport for 73 days.
Thank you for this news, Doctor Zin and Team. It is looking bleaker and bleaker by the day. People are asleep and ignorant. Let us pray...