Sunday, June 04, 2006

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.5.2006:

Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji is in Moscow.
  • Moscow Times reported that Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji arrived in Moscow to receive this year's Golden Pen of Freedom award.
Iran's Supreme threatens to cut off the world's oil supply.
  • The Herald reported that the Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said attempts to punish Tehran would jeopardize the world's oil supply.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned: "If you make any mistake (and invade Iran), definitely shipment of energy from this region will be seriously jeopardized."
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared that the Islamic republic must not give up its "scientific goals" in the face of "threats and bribes".
  • CNN News reported that oil prices have surged above $73 after Iran's supreme leader warned the United States that any "misbehavior" directed at his country could endanger oil movements in the Persian Gulf.

New Evidence Against Iran?
  • Time reported that an IAEA report on Iran's activities is expected next week will include "potentially incriminating" details about traces of highly enriched uranium recently found by inspectors.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The Chicago Tribune reported the debate inside of Iran over President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his nuclear ambitions.
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Japan is considering imposing sanctions on Iran if it continues to reject international calls to scrap its nuclear program.
  • Hindu Times reported that the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have backed global efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the standoff between Tehran and Western countries over its controversial nuclear program.
  • Times Online reported that President Ahmadinejad has jangled German nerves by announcing that he may cheer on his country‚Äôs team in person at the World Cup.
  • Aryamehr reported on a video clip of the recent massive anti-regime demonstrations in Tabriz.
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