Tuesday, December 26, 2006

US Holds Iranians caught in Iraq: DBI

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
U.S. Is Holding Iranians Seized in Raids in Iraq.
  • The New York Times reported that the American military is holding at least four Iranians in Iraq , including men the Bush administration called senior military officials, who were seized in a pair of raids late last week aimed at people suspected of conducting attacks on Iraqi security forces.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please! examined the NY Times report that US forces have arrested some Iranians in Iraq , including “senior military officials” and found some killer quotes.
Iran: West will regret OK'ing nuclear sanctions.
  • Indystar.com reported that Ahmadinejad predicted the United Nations would have to accept Iran 's nuclear program.
Iran: Missile industry won’t be hurt by sanctions.
  • YNet News reported that just two days after UN Security Council decides to impose sanctions on Islamic Republic, the Iranian defense minister says country’s missile industry based on self-sufficient knowledge, won’t be hurt by sanctions.
Here are five news items you may have missed.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com reported on former CIA and National Security Council staffer Flynt Leverett, and the White House's effort to prosecute his publishing of classified material which calls on the administration to drop its opposition to talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Dow Jones Newswires published a list of the companies, organizations and individuals whose financial assets must be frozen under a U.N. Security Council resolution adopted unanimously on Saturday.
  • The Telegraph reported that for millions of Iranians, jokes about Ahmadinejad are proving to be the perfect way to let off steam about their hardline leader.
  • Scrapple Face, You Tube published a serious parody of Christmas movie trailers: Deck the Deja Vu Nativity.
  • Photos of Christmas in Iran.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for bringing the news even during the holidays! You guys are great, and we appreciate you. Everyone have a nice day.