Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 5.26.2006:
The Growing Unrest inside of Iran.
- Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that while foreign ministers met in London to finalize measures to persuade the Iranian regime to suspend uranium enrichment, the country's ruling clerics will be facing the most determined opposition they have seen in three years. A must read.
- Iran Press News reported on the anti-regime slogans in the protest gathering of students in Tehran University campus. A must read.
- Rooz Online reported on the growing unrest in Azerbaijan.
- Rooz Online reported that during the week that just ended, Iranian society expressed its concealed and suppressed feelings and senses through three major events. Events that revealed the deep tornado that is buried deep in a nation.
- Sheema Kalbasi, Zaneirani argued that revolutions don't wait for calendar dates and many times they happen over seemingly unimportant things.
- More Photos of the anti-government protests at an Iranian university.
- Iran Press News reported that the secretary-general of a terrorist organization of the Islamic regime said: "Hezbollah cells are being dispatched throughout the world and being prepped to face crisis".
- The Jewish Week reported that the organized Jewish community sent out a “security briefing update” amid reports that the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terrorist organization has sleeper cells in New York and other major American cities.
- Iran Press News reported that a regime-run newspaper said: "We should terrorize young European sissies as payback for the blood of our Islamic martyrs."
- Yahoo News reported that a hardline Iranian group announced the creation of a new "battalion" of "martyrdom seekers" -- or suicide attackers.
- Iranian President's Website quoted the President saying that "martyrs serve as models to the third generation of the Islamic Revolution."
- Hindustan Times reported that US President George W Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have agreed on a timetable for American intervention to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capability.
- Yahoo News reported that President George W. Bush said he would consider providing incentives to Iran if it agreed to resume a suspension on nuclear enrichment activities.
- The Washington Post reported that Foreign ministers from six key nations will likely meet late next week. U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said that Washington was "very pleased" at the "very productive, very constructive" talks.
- Jerusalem Post reported that the chief of Russia's Security Council is set to visit Iran over the weekend for talks with officials.
- Reuters reported that Prime Minister Tony Blair said. "We don't want a conflict with Iran, we have got enough on our plate doing other things."
- Reporters Without Borders condemned the closure of the governmental daily Iranian newspaper.
- Iran Press News reported that German Neo-Nazis have begun organizing anti-Israel demonstrations on June 21, during the football match between Iran and Angola in support of Ahmadinejad's statements about Israel and the holocaust.
- Reuters reported that Iranian journalist and political dissident, Akbar Ganji, has been awarded the annual Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA).
- China Economic Net reported that North Korea and Iran, locked in nuclear standoffs with the United States, celebrated their friendship and said their opposition to "global dominators" made their relationship stronger.
- PrayForIran.org reported that in response to the current crisis surrounding Iran, over 120 Iranian church leaders have pledged to 40 days of prayer and fasting.
- Jamie Glazov, FrontPageMagazine.com published it's Symposium: Iran: To Strike or Not to Strike?
- Amil Imani, The American Thinker argued that while the world views Iran's President as a zealot, fascist, fanatic, anti-Semitic, lunatic and more, he is far from unhinged.
- Richard Miniter, Investors Business Daily reported that the proof of Al-Qaida's links to Iraq are just too strong to be dismissed.
- Michael Ledeen, National Review Online argued that if you want to know what the mullahs want you to think, just read the “reporting” by the Washington Post’s own Karl Vick.