Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Iran to declare enrichment using 3000 centrifuges: DBI

Wednesday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
'Iran to declare enrichment using 3000 centrifuges'
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki reportedly told members of the Iranian parliament on Tuesday that Iran would soon announce that it had managed to enrich uranium using 3,000 centrifuges.
Iran to celebrate becoming a nuclear country.
  • Iranian Student News Agency reported that Iran 's foreign minister announced that Iran would celebrate becoming a nuclear country in the near future.
Egypt Slams Iranian President for Saying His Country is a Nuclear Power.
  • reported that Egypt rebuked Iran 's president on Monday for claiming his state is "a nuclear country" _ a comment that touched a nerve among Iran 's neighbors in the Middle East.
Why Isn't This A Front-Page Story?
  • Richard Miniter, PajamasMedia asked why this past week's arrest of Iranian military officers in Iraq hasn't gained the attention of the mainstream media.
Islamic regime prohibits Christmas mass in church in the city of Rasht.
  • Iran Press News reported that the ministry of intelligence and security (MOIS) officials prohibited the Christmas mass ceremonies in the Church in the northern city of Rasht.
More thoughts on the UNSC Resolution on Iran.
  • Andrew C. McCarthy, The National Review Online argued that the UNSC sanctions on Iran are toothless.
  • The New York Sun, in an editorial, argued that the United Nations' basket of sanctions has holes big enough for dinosaur eggs to fall through.
The boom outside of Bagdad.
  • Amir Taheri, The New York Post reported that while the American political elite is using Iraq as an excuse for fighting internal political wars, a different reality is taking shape in parts of this war-torn nation, more than 80 percent of Iraq - towns and villages long left to die a slow death are creeping back to life.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • BBC News reported that Iran 's foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to strongly criticize recent comments made by UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • Iran Press News reported that the Islamic regime transferred esteemed activist and blogger, Kianoosh Sanjari to the public section of the notorious ward 209 of Evin prison.
  • Iran Press News reported that attacks on Iranian female students have tangibly increased. This treatment is not only limited to female students who are politically active; this is a direct attempt by the Islamic regime’s authorities to further increase restrictions and clamp down on women’s rights.
  • Robert Ariail, United Media published a cartoon: The Holocaust Conference in Tehran.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for keeping up with the news on Iran. It is appreciated. Everyone have a nice day.