Friday, June 16, 2006

Saturday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.17.2006:

Ahmadinejad again calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust.
  • Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said that the six-nation incentive package aimed at getting his country to halt uranium enrichment was a "step forward" but also repeated assertions that the Nazi Holocaust was unproven, saying it should be independently investigated.
  • Khaleej Times Online reported British Prime Minister Tony Blair sees no need for an inquiry into the Holocaust.
US and Russia expect an answer from Iran on the Perm-5 proposal.
  • Yahoo News reported that while US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran had made "positive statements" about Western proposals to resolve a row over its nuclear program, but she also added "we need an answer" from Tehran.
  • RIA Novosti reported that Russia's foreign minister Lavrov said he expects an answer from Iran on starting talks to resolve the crisis around its nuclear program in the near future.
Taheri on how Ahmadinejad is pushing for Armageddon.
  • Amir Taheri, The New York Post reported on the new power struggle inside of Iran and how Ahmadinejad's faction is pushing for Armageddon.
Ledeen on the much reported Al Qaeda document found in Iraq.
  • Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online suggested we should be careful not to be deceived by the recent Al Qaeda document found in Iraq.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • reported that last month, elements of the intelligence services of Iranian regime abducted the seventeen year-old Shima, the daughter of Koorosh Ahmadi, a political activist in Iran.
  • Asia Times argued that the Western crisis with Iran is put part of a larger struggle taking place: a tripolar contest among the United States, Russia and China for domination of the greater Persian Gulf.
  • Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat published a book review of - Islamic Imperialism: A History. He reports it is a must read.
  • Photo of an interesting Iranian protest in Paris.
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