Wednesday, November 01, 2006

IRG and Russia holds news round of war games

Wednesday's Daily Briefing on Iran
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to hold new round of war-games.
  • Iran Focus reported that the Islamic Republic announced that ts Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) would soon hold a new round of war-games, code-named “Great Prophet 2.”
Ahmadinejad turns welfare ministry over to a prison warden.
  • Iran Focus reported that a former chief warden, Abdol-Reza Mesri, will take over the vacant post of Welfare Minister in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hard-line cabinet.
The Islamic Republic to create its own internet.
  • IranMania reported that the Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Soleimani said that the ministry will establish scientific internet network to link the provinces and cities nationwide.
Ahmadinejad mocks EU leaders.
  • The Daily Star reported that Iran's president has told his Russian counterpart that talks over Iran's nuclear dispute were being hindered because the European side did not have enough authority.
China asks Iran to lower the rhetoric.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that China indirectly urged Iran on Tuesday not to escalate its standoff with the UN powers over Teheran's nuclear program.
Condi calls for faster action on Iran UN Sanctions.
  • Yahoo News reported that Condoleezza Rice called her major power counterparts in a bid to spur tough negotiations at the United Nations over a sanctions resolution against Iran.
Khatami flies into political storm.
  • reported that the former president of Iran has flown into a political storm as he arrived at a British university to be awarded an honorary degree.
Santorum Focuses Campaign On Gathering Storm in Iran.
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Senator Santorum, facing an uphill battle to maintain his Senate seat, is focusing his campaign around the threat of a nuclear Iran.
Lawmaker: Russia May Back Draft UN Iran Plan.
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that a senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday that Moscow would likely back the Western draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Iran.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Noah Feldman, The New York Times published a lengthy review of Iran 's nuclear program, its impact on Arab nations and the debate within Islam of the use of nuclear weapons.
  • International Herald Tribune reported that Iran is planning to offer cash incentives to travel agencies to encourage Western tourists to visit the country, giving a premium for Americans.
  • Craig S. Karpel, Politics Central argued that Lebanon , wearing Hezbollah as a bomb belt, became the world’s first suicide state.
  • Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal asks: does the Bush administration seriously mean to give Iran a nuclear bomb? Look carefully at the confidential text of a forthcoming U.N. Security Council resolution, and the answer, it would seem, is yes.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and team, for all the hard and dangerous work you do to provide us with this information.

Please read these articles. It is becoming quite clear that Russia has ideas of becoming an empire again. Against the USA. We cannot allow this. Have a nice day.