Friday, January 26, 2007

US to show evidence Iran is interferring in Iraq

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
U.S. to show that Iran is interfering in Iraq.
  • Baltimore Sun reported that the top U.S. envoy to Iraq said he would soon reveal details that would show Iranian interference in Iraq.
  • Debka File reported that US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad and State department spokesman Sean McCormack said the US would soon present evidence of Iran ’s hand in the violence besetting Iraq.
  • Newsweek reported that there is mounting intelligence indicating Tehran has been supplying insurgents with electronic sensors that trigger roadside bombs used against U.S. troops.
Iran Set to Try Space Launch.
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology reported that ran has converted its most powerful ballistic missile into a satellite launch vehicle. The 30-ton rocket could also be a wolf in sheep's clothing for testing longer-range missile strike technologies.
Iran's Supreme Leader Only Suffers from Bad Bout of Flu?
  • Fars News Agency claimed that the Iranian Supreme Leader is suffering from a severe bout of flu and that's all. But….
Iranians, Americans converge in polls.
  • The Washington Times reported that the people in Iran and the United States are suspicious of and unfriendly toward one another, but not that far apart on nuclear policy, combating terrorism and other major issues, polling in the two countries found.
  • Angus Reid Global Monitor reported that 61% of Americans either support Bush's approach with Iran or want him to be more confrontational.
New US Strategy on Iran Emerges from Davos.
  • The Times Online reported on several new strategies in dealing with Iran appeared to surface at the Davos gathering.
Here are four news items you may have missed.
  • Michael Ledeen, Faster Please argued that the campaign against Ahmadinejad is fundamentally deceptive, a disinformation effort aimed at slowing down any serious countermeasures on our part.
  • Turkish Daily News reported that Saudis are letting the price of oil fall and thus, “waging an oil-price war” on Iran.
  • Adnkronos International reported that Tehran's symphonic orchestra will perform for the first time on 11 February the 'nuclear symphony' commissioned by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to celebrate Iran's nuclear program.
  • Paul Nowak, Town Hall published a cartoon: Iran's plan for Lebanon.
Thank you, Doctor Zin and Team, for this information. It is deeply appreciated. Have a nice day.