Saturday, June 17, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.18.2006:

Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit.
  • Amir Taheri, Arab News explains why the US is unlikely to getting help on Iran at next month's G8 Summit in Russia.
Khomeini's Grandson requests US military action in Iran.
  • The Telegraph reported that the grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.
Iran prepares to respond to thePerm-5 proposal.
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran's foreign minister said the government likely would suggest amendments to a Western package of incentives.
  • RIA Novosti reported that Tehran will give an "absolutely transparent" answer to the Iran Six's package of proposals.
Iran offers Syria a host of weapons to stop Israel's "WMD's."
  • Middle East Newsline reported that Iran has offered numerous weapons, such as Iranian missiles, air defense systems and main battle tanks, as well as the establishment of defense production facilities in Syria.
The GCC states prepare for an Iran crisis in the Gulf.
  • Adnkronos International reported that the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed to link all GCC ports to guarantee the smooth flow of goods should the nuclear stand off between neighbouring Iran and the West escalate.
Another Iran protest in Europe.
  • Forbes reported that more than 1,000 people gathered peacefully Saturday to protest the Iranian president's denial of the Holocaust as Iran played its second match at the World Cup.
The Palace Coup in Iran.
  • Iran Press Service reported that over the past year there is a slow Palace Coup taking in the making of the Iranian government.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Rooz Online claims that a number of reformist parties have asked veteran Iranian politician Hashemi Rafsanjani to run in the upcoming Experts Assembly for Leadership election.
  • Rooz Online reported that in their first press conference, the new student members of the Islamic Association of Amir Kabir University warned that they will not allow universities to be turned into prisons or military camps.
  • Video compares the Shah of Iran to Islamist rule.
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