Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Evidence of Iran's interference not to be released

Wednesday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Bush Administration Decides Not to Release Evidence Against Iran.
  • ABC News reported that a senior State Department official said that the United States will not be going public with any evidence it has on Iran 's activities in Iraq . The official contradicted a previous statement made by the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq , Zalmay Khalilzad.
How the 'Axis' Seeks the Killer Missile.
  • Bill Gertz, The Washington Times reported that North Korea and Iran are cooperating in developing long-range missiles, the deputy director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said yesterday.
Iranian Reveals Plan to Expand Role in Iraq.
  • The New York Times reported that Iran ’s ambassador to Baghdad outlined an ambitious plan on Sunday to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq.
Negroponte says Iran cannot go unchallenged in Iraq.
  • ABC News reported that John Negroponte said Iran 's support for anti-U.S. extremists in Iraq should not go unchallenged, despite U.S. hopes of avoiding confrontation with Tehran.
Fallon: Use diplomatic caution with Iran.
  • UPI reported that Adm. William Fallon, during nomination hearings to head of U.S. Central Command, said he would like to play a supporting diplomatic role around the region but the situation with Iran is quite different than the one he inherited with China.
Saudi Arabia and Iran cooperating to try to ease crises in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi FM says.
  • International Herald Tribune reported that Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it was working with Iran , America 's top rival in the Mideast, to find ways to ease the crises in Lebanon and Iraq.
Europe Resists U.S. Push to Curb Iran Ties.
  • The New York Times reported that European governments are resisting Bush administration demands that they curtail support for exports to Iran and that they block transactions and freeze assets of some Iranian companies.
Is Iran preparing to retreat from confrontation?
  • Amir Taheri, Gulf News reported that the Khomeinist leadership is considering a retreat from confrontation over Tehran 's nuclear ambitions.
Here are five news items you may have missed.
  • The Washington Post reported that a Democratic lawmaker says he will press on with legislation to permanently bar the Pentagon from selling leftover F-14 jet fighter parts despite the Defense Department's decision to pull them off the market while it considers national security concerns.
  • Iran Press News reported that student leader, Ahmad Batebi who is one of the defendants of 1999 university uprising will once again be tried, following 7 and a half years in prison.
  • Iran Press News reported that 200 workers from the Yasoudj sugar factory gathered to protest 4 entire years of non-receipt of their wages.
  • Iran Press News reported that human rights activists in Iran announced that 45-year-old Mohammad Daroozi known as Mohammad Khan by the residents of the of village of Dehdasht, was severely beaten by the Gachsaron prison authorities, the night before his execution because “he refused to consent to an Islamic repentance and he refused to disbelieve in the Islamic as his faith”.
  • Iran Press News published a photo of a young Iranian woman, Arezoo, who unable to endure life under Islamic Regime, jumped off Hafez Bridge to her death!
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for bringing us this news. Don't worry too much about the dippy dems. We will do what is necessary. Have a nice day.