Sunday, November 26, 2006

Iran's foreign agents of disinformation: DBI

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran's Foreign Agents of Disinformation.
  • Professor Daniel M. Zucker (a pro-MEK writer), The Global Politician reported on a variety of individuals and groups that, he argues, serve the Islamic Republic of Iran as agents for disseminating VEVAK's program of disinformation.
New US Diplomatic Initiative in Middle East.
  • The Sunday Telegraph reported that America has launched a week-long, high-stakes diplomatic offensive for control of the Middle East , rallying allies against Iranian influence sweeping through the region.
  • reported that Vice President Dick Cheney arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah on Iran.
Did Russia begin delivering Tor M1 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran?
  • RIA Novosti reported that Russia 's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport dismissed as false the media reports that it had begun delivering Tor M1 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
  • The Telegraph reported Iran has begun reinforcing its nuclear facility defenses with Russian missile systems designed to thwart missile attacks, it was confirmed yesterday. The first of 29 Tor-M1 mobile air defense systems have been delivered to Iran.
Litvinenko and Gemayel: Assassinations and "Realism".
  • Russell Berman, Telos reported that the assassinations of Pierre Gemayel, the Lebanese Minister of Industry, and Alexander Litvinenko, the former Lieutenant Colonel in the Russian secret police who had found refuge in the West, nearly coincided. What links the two events?
Iran Helping Hizballah Rearm.
  • Time Magazine reported that Iran is smuggling weapons through Syria to re-arm Lebanese allies Hizballah, despite renewed efforts by United Nations peacekeepers and the Lebanese army to seal off the mountain borders with Syria.
Iran federation defiant after FIFA ban.
  • The Star reported that Iran 's football federation (IRIFF) said the sport's world ruling body FIFA had suspended Iran on false information.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Bloomberg reported that Iran has invited the managing director of China Petrochemical Corp. to Tehran to sign the development contract of Iran 's Yadavaran oil field as well as oil and gas purchases worth as much as 100 billion dollars.
  • reported that Jalal Talabani will not fly to Tehran on Sunday to meet his Iranian counterpart due to an extension of a curfew and closure of Baghdad airport.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all the hard work you do to bring us this news. Have a very nice day.