Sunday, December 31, 2006

US sues Iran beginning Jan. 9th: DBI

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
US Lawsuit against Iranian torture begins January 9th.
  • reported that the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, in conjunction with MEHR Iran, have sponsored a lawsuit by Iranian-American torture victim Gholam Nikbin, 59, that will come before Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Jan. 9, 2007.
Iran hails execution of Saddam.
  • The International Herald Tribune reported that Iran hailed on Saturday the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein as "enforcer of the most horrendous crimes against humanity."
Iran, Pak to bypass India, US on gasoline project.
  • Zee News reported that Iran and Pakistan have decided to proceed expeditiously on the gas pipeline project with or without India.
Good News: Kianoosh Sanjari finally released.
  • Iran Press News reported that esteemed activist and blogger Kianoosh Sanjari was finally released from Evin prison on $1200 bail after 80 days imprisonment.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • IranMania reported that Iran 's former president and expediency council chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani harshly criticized recent anti-Iran UN Security Council resolution and stressed that Iran 's nuclear activities are peaceful.
  • Fars News reported that the Islamic Republic declared that it would grant a one-billion-dollar loan to Iraq.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for all the work you have done this year bringing us this important news. I hope everyone has a very happy new year.

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