Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Iran: US Troops must leave Iraq: DBI

Wednesday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader: US Troops must leave Iraq.
  • Adnkronos International reported that Iran 's supreme leader Ali Khamenei told Iraqi president Jalal Talabani on Tuesday that US-led forces must leave Iraq for violence to end in the country.
Hezbollah Training Mahdi Army Members.
  • The New York Times reported that a senior American intelligence official said Monday that the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah had been training members of the Mahdi Army, the Iraqi Shiite militia led by Moktada al-Sadr.
Mofaz: Arafat agreed to house secret Iranian bases inside PA.
  • Haaretz reported that Iran and the Palestinian Authority, then headed by Yasser Arafat, reached a secret agreement in 2002, which called for the creation of branch Iranian revolutionary guard corps bases in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in exchange for military aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Bush Rules Out Talks with Iran. But...
  • USA Today reported that U.S. President George W. Bush on Tuesday ruled out any talks with Iran until it suspends its uranium enrichment program, and said Iran and Syria should not destabilize the fledgling democracy in neighboring Iraq.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that a December 7 summit at Riyadh may be the first venue for the Bush administration to negotiate directly with Iran and Syria in an effort to reduce the bloodshed in Iraq.
Bolton: Future of Mideast 'may well be decided' in days.
  • The World Tribune reported that U.S. envoy to the United Nations John Bolton said: "The future of the Middle East, certainly the future of Lebanon may well be decided in the next several days."
IAEA Tells Iran to Stop Dodging Probe with Legal Excuses.
  • Reuters reported that the IAEA said Iran needs to do more than simply comply with its legal obligations if it wants to gain international trust about its nuclear ambitions.
Europe Has Prepared UN Resolution On Iran Sanctions.
  • reported that France , Britain and Germany have drawn up a UN Security Council resolution regarding sanctions against Tehran.
More student unrest in Tehran.
  • Iran Press News reported that the regime’s agents and disciplinary guards attacked university students who had been prohibited from entering the Amir Kabir Polytechnic campus.
  • Rooz Online reported that following a few weeks of attacks by Ahmadinejad and his administration directed at Azad University, Hashemi Rafsanjani, who serves on the university’s board of trustees, called on all Azad officials to resists attempts to subjugate the university.
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