Friday, December 08, 2006

Iran: Will celebrate Nuclear victory in 2 months-DBI

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Ahmadinejad Says Nation will Celebrate Nuclear Victory in 2 Months.
  • Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Ahmadinejad argued that "When the enemies realized that economic sanctions and political pressure would not work on the Iranian nation, they began a war of nerves on the brave Iranian people."
But... Iran has hit obstacles to enrichment.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Western sources claim that the Islamic Republic has recently encountered major technological complications in its attempts to enrich uranium.
Key Issue of Iran's Nuclear Ambition is Ignored by Iraq Study Group.
  • The Times Online argued that the Iraq Study Group, in saying that Iran’s nuclear ambitions should be dealt with separately, in the United Nations Security Council, ducks the central problem: that the US wants Iran to help to achieve stability in Iraq but does not want to pay the price Iran has implicitly asked — to tolerate its nuclear ambitions.
Giuliani Calls Idea of Quitting Iraq ‘Terrible Mistake.'
  • Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Mayor Giuliani resigned from the Iraq Study Group when it became clear that signing the group's report would politicize its findings.
The Iraq Muddle Group.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that President Bush met yesterday with the Iraq Study Group to discuss its long-awaited report, but by far his most important Iraq meeting of the week was Monday's with Shiite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. That's because the way to success in Iraq lies in stronger U.S. support for Baghdad 's Shiite-led governing coalition.
Coincidence or Message? Natan Sharansky To Get Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • America Democracy reported that the day after the Baker-Hamilton Report is released, the White House announces that President Bush will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Natan Sharansky, who staunchly opposes almost everything in the Baker-Hamilton Report.
Ahmadinejad comes face to face with an ocean of angry & Jobless workers.
  • Iran Press News published photos of thousands of hungry workers in the province of Mazandaran (Caspian region of Iran ) protesting while Ahmadinejad traveled to that area. Frustrated people chanted slogans about joblessness, destitution. Ahmadinejad was forced to stop speaking several times.
Here are two other news items you may have missed.
  • reported that Iraq 's ambassador to the Netherlands confronted Iran 's foreign minister during a speech, accusing his country of hypocrisy in its rhetoric against the United States.
  • New York Post published an interesting Front Page which we call: Surrender Monkeys.
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