Sunday, April 02, 2006

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 4.3.2006:

Is the regime changing tactics as it shows off its "big sticks?"

Today's stick: its underwater missile.
  • Reuters reported that a senior Iranian naval commander Iran has test-fired a sonar-evading underwater missile that can outpace any enemy warship.
  • Ilan Berman, American Foreign Policy Council reported that Iran is assembling a new class of hybrid intermediate ballistic missiles that bring nearly every city in Western Europe within striking distance.
Iranian regime lowers rhetoric (a little) but no changes.
  • Reuters reported that Iran blasted the U.N. Security Council for trying to pressure it into halting its uranium enrichment work but pledged to keep cooperating with the IAEA.
US talks of diplomacy but carries a big stick.
  • USA Today reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States was committed to pursuing a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, but added: "However, the president of the United States doesn't take his options off the table."
Britain discovers Iran is trying to kill their troops in Iraq.
  • Sunday Mirror reported that a network of terror camps has been set up in Iran to train insurgents to kill British troops in Iraq.
Regime arrests student activists.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran'¬ís security forces have arrested several student activists responsible for the publication of campus newspapers in two Iranian universities.