Thursday, November 23, 2006

Iran won't kneel in front of West: DBI

Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Ahmadinejad: Iran will never kneel in front of the West.
  • Iranian Student News Agency reported that President Ahmadinejad stated that West should understand Iran would never kneel in front of their demands.
  • The International Herald Tribune reported that Ahmadinejad described U.S. President George W. Bush as "evil," adding that justice requires that Iran face down U.S. arrogance.
Iranian Self-confidence May Thwart U.S. Talks.
  • Reuters reported that the Islamic Republic reveling in President George W. Bush's electoral thumping, his woes in Iraq and his difficulty in pushing through U.N. sanctions against Tehran , feels it has a strong hand to enter any talks with "the Great Satan".
IAEA Denies Iranian Request for Help in Building Reactor.
  • USA Today reported that the 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear agency effectively agreed Wednesday to deny Iran technical help in building a plutonium-producing reactor — at least for now.
Lebanese Killing Seen as Bid by Damascus , Tehran to Hit U.S. Role in Mideast.
  • The Washington Times reported that the brazen assassination yesterday of Christian Cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel has pushed Lebanon's fragile democracy, heralded by the United States as a model for the region, to the brink of collapse.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Dick Morris, reported that a consensus seems to be developing that only a “regional solution” embracing Iran and Syria can extract the United States from Iraq without jeopardy to those who have stood with us and without damage to both our reputation and Bush’s place in history. But at what price?
  • reported that following the recent arrest of dozens of Baha'is in Iran , the Interior Ministry in Tehran has tasked all provincial governments to collect detailed information on the Baha'i community.
  • Michael Rubin, The Corner refuted the misconception that all of Iraq ’s neighbors seek a stable, peaceful Iraq.
Thank you Doctor Zin and Team for bringing the news everyday. I pray you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family's and/or loved ones.