Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 4.9.2006:

Hersh's latest on Iran: exposing US secrets, disinformation or a US psyop?

  • Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker once again claims the US is preparing to attack Iran, but this time he claims the use nuclear weapons against Iran is being considered.
  • The NY Times reported that four Pentagon, military, and administration officials rejected the Hersh's accusation that the Bush administration was considering nuclear weapons in a possible strike against Iran.
  • The Scotsman added that Iran claimed the article is part of a campaign of "psychological war."
IAEA Inspectors back in Iran.
  • BBC News reported that UN nuclear inspectors are back in Iran to visit locations including the Natanz uranium enrichment plant and another facility at Isfahan.
Iran's banking system in trouble.
  • Rooz Online reported that Iran's parliament voted to lower the banking interest rate, despite the Banking Governor's warning of its effect on the economy.
No evidence the US wants to break Iran apart.
  • Rooz Online argues that there is no evidence that the US wants to break Iran into smaller nation states as some Iranians fear.
Rumsfeld: Iran's President efforts will backfire.
  • NewsMax reported that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld predicted that the saber rattling by Iranian President Ahmadinejad will backfire, ultimately weakening his hold over the Iranian people.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Reuters reported that Germany invites Iran's president to the World Cup Soccer games, after he expressed interest in attending.
  • You Tube features a video that explains why Iranian opposition groups want the west to learn about Cyrus The Great.