Monday, November 21, 2005

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 11.22.2005:

Several Must Read Reports:
  • Reuters reported that the EU powers and Washington have suspended their bid to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council instead focuses its efforts on a statement voicing concern about a document received by Iran which contained partial nuclear bomb-making instructions.
  • ABC News reported that Iran has built, with the help of North Korea, dozens of underground tunnels and facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles.
  • Newsweek reported on this week's Iran/Iraq memorandum of understanding to cooperate on sensitive intelligence-sharing matters.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Iran Press News reported that Mullah Jannati, the Secretary General of the Guardian Council of the Islamic regime said: “Non-Muslims are varmint that roam around the earth and spread corruption.”
  • Iran Press News reported on several bloggers and political prisoners being framed and threatened by regime.
  • Iran Press News reported on a worker from Esfahan who self-immolated in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly.
  • Iran Press News reported on the arrest of members of the regime’s information and security forces in provinces on charges of corruption.
  • Iran Press News reported that Khamenei's newspaper criticized Ahmadinejad for his attempt to reestablish ties with the government of Egypt but praised him for his comments about “wiping Israel off the map”.
  • Iran Press News reported on the regime’s new crimes in the town of Mahabad, Kurdistan.
  • Iran Press News reported on the sentencing of 3 youths described as “unruly”, to prison and flogging.
  • Iran Press News reported that in the midst of the political tumult of the regime a number of Iranian oil experts have left Iran.
  • Iran Press News reported that half of the buildings in Tehran will demolish in case of an earthquake.
  • Iran Press News reported on the story behind the execution of three people who raped an Islamic a novitiate seminarian due.
  • ET, View from Iran found an interesting conversation with Nasser Zarafshan, Ganji's attorney, published in Germany, under the title: Tehran’s reformist mask has come off.
  • Spiegel Online reported that Germany's Angela Merkel says she'll take a hardline against Tehran if Mahmoud keeps up the madness.
  • Lanueva Cuba reported that Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Fidel Castro taught a very good lesson to world countries... on how to stand firm in their positions.
  • Radio Farda reported that a group of strangers destroyed the grave markings created by families of those who perished in the massacres of political prisoners in Iran in 1988.
  • Reuters reported that Britain's Jack Straw insisted that Iran meet its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty after Iranian lawmakers voted to block snap U.N. checks of nuclear sites.
  • Iran Mania reported more unrest in Iran's northwestern city of Mahabad.
  • And finally, The Guardian UK provided an interesting analysis of Iranian negotiating tactics.