Monday, January 22, 2007

Iran to Test-Fire Missiles in Military Exercises

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
Iran to Test-Fire Missiles in Military Exercises.
  • FOX News reported that Iran plans three days of military maneuvers, including short-range missile tests, beginning Sunday.
Iran president defies UN sanction resolutions.
  • Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that U.N. Security Council resolutions against Tehran would not affect Iran 's nuclear policies even if 10 more of them were passed.
Iraqi Police Detain 3 Iranians in Mosul.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iraqi police detained three Iranians who were found without documentation in the northern city of Mosul.
Rice: More Iran Sanctions May Come.
  • Gulf News reported that Condoleezza Rice said companies should beware of doing business with Iran and think about the possibility of more sanctions. "I think people ought to think about the risk of doing business with Iran," Rice said.
Iran Region's 'Black Sheep'
  • The Arab Times argued that Gulf countries have come to the conclusion that Iran has become an uncontrollable power which can harm not only itself but also its neighbors.
The Lies They Tell and Why.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please reported that everybody lies sometime or other. Sometimes it’s necessary—it may save a life—and sometimes it’s humane—to ease the anxiety of a sick or wounded person, for example. But it should still be avoided. You wouldn’t believe how often high officials lie to their superiors because they fear the policy consequences of the truth.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The Telegraph reported that Liam Fox, the shadow defense secretary, said a "carrot and stick" approach was needed to warn Iran of the consequences of such action, but also to reward it if it pulled back.
  • Kuwait News Agency reported that Iran's Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Larijani arrived Sunday in Damascus where he would meet with a number of senior Syrian officials including President Bashar Al-Assad.
  • Sunday Telegraph reported on the change in Ahmadinejad's fortunes inside of Iran.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for continuing to bring forth the news that will never see light of day in the American press due to ignorance. It is very much appreciated. Have a nice day everyone.