Saturday, April 01, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 4.2.2006:

Intel: Iran would strike US targets in response to military strikes
  • The Washington Post reported that U.S. intelligence and terrorism experts say they believe Iran would respond to U.S. military strikes with attacks against U.S. targets worldwide.
Britain secret talks about strike against Iran? Denied.
  • Telegraph reported plans by Britain to hold a high-level meeting which will take place in the Ministry of Defense at which senior defence chiefs and government officials to consider the consequences of an attack on Iran.
  • BBC News later reported that the Ministry of Defense said: "No such meeting between defense, foreign office and other officials is taking place."
Iran rejects US offer of earthquake aid.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • LA Times reported that Iran's foreign minister sought to play down the possibility of a confrontation over Iran's efforts to develop nuclear know-how.
  • reported that the Central Bank of Iran denied news reports on withdrawal of 250 tons of Iran's gold reserves from the Swiss Credit Bank. These reports say Iran has withdrawn 700 tons of its gold reserves, since October to unknown destinations.
  • The Guardian reported that the US is encouraged by the increasing unrest among Iran's numerous ethnic and religious minorities as it steps up efforts to destabilize and if possible bring down the hard-line Islamic Republic.