Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 4.30.2006:
Iran makes an offer, if the IAEA handles its case.
- Eitb24 reported that an Iranian nuclear official said Tehran was ready for a conditional return to intrusive inspections but that uranium enrichment will continue, "if the issue is returned to the International Atomic Energy Agency."
- The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. and European officials said they now would press the U.N. Security Council to swiftly pass a Chapter VII resolution.
- The Washington Post reported that the US and the European Union struck different tones on how to respond to Iran's nuclear defiance.
- Kenneth R. Timmerman, NewsMax.com published highlights from the latest IAEA report.
- The Guardian reported that the US State Department branded Iran public enemy number one, calling it one of the world's most active sponsors of terrorism.
- The New York Times published a report of a former "hostage taker" and "reformist" who says his country is intoxicated by oil wealth and headed toward "social collapse." "The situation is now more like the situation in the Soviet Union before the fall of Communism."
- Asharq Alawsat published what they claim is Iran's secret plan if attacked by US codenamed "Judgment Day."
- Ireland Online reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed confidence that the West will prevent Iran from obtaining weapons of mass destruction and compared Iran’s president with Adolf Hitler.
- Yahoo News reported that U.S. and Iranian officials held talks on Iraq in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region "a while ago." But U.S., Iranian and Iraqi officials could not confirm the report.
- US Department of State released its "Country Reports on Terrorism 2005."
- Paulo Casaca, Member of the European Parliament and fellow members refused a demand by the Islamic Republic of Iran to change the name of the "Delegation for Relations with Iran" by "Delegation for Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran" saying the vast majority of the members of the European Parliament that do not agree with the appeasement policies of the European leaderships to the islamo-fascist dictatorship.
- The Independent reported that some in Iran fear that Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi (Ahmadinehjad's radical mentor) aspires to become Supreme Leader himself.
- Money Control reported that Pakistan would honor sanctions on Iran if adopted by the U.N. Security Council.
- Globe and Mail reported that the Canadian Foreign Affairs department says a Iranian-Canadian professor has been arrested in Iran.
- Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Wall Street Journal reviewed the book "Guests of the Ayatollah," Mark Bowden.
- William Kristol, The Weekly Standard responded to all the talk in DC that "Iran is not Iraq."