Monday, June 05, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.6.2006:

What the Iranian regime really wants.
  • The Washington Post reported that a senior Iranian official said: "What we need is an American president who will follow the example of Richard Nixon going to China."
US makes more offers to Iran.
  • Reuters reported that the incentives to be offered on to Iran include a proposal to allow Tehran to purchase aircraft parts from Boeing Co. and Airbus.
US counting on China as a mediator with Iran?
  • SFGate reported that the U.S. is counting on China as mediator with Iran.
US and Iran in secret talks?
  • DEBKAfile reported that despite the tough talk between the US and Iran, a secret dialogue is afoot somewhere in the world.
US accuses Iran of trafficking in human beings.
  • BBC News reported that the United States has added Iran to its list of countries that could face sanctions over their failure to tackle trafficking in people.
Full text of Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji's speech in Moscow.
  • Payvand published the full text of Akbar Ganji's 2006 Golden Pen of Freedom Acceptance Speech.
Who will fill the power vacuum left by the fall of the Iranian regime?
  • Alan Peters, AntiMullah considered what group will fill the power vacuum left after the regime falls.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Chicago Tribune reported on recent US efforts to use radio and TV broadcasts to foment change in Iran.
  • Rooz Online reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‚Äôs advisor Mohammad Ali Ramin said of the Jews: "they were the source for such deadly disease as the plague and typhus. This is because the Jews are very filthy people."
  • Rooz Online reviewed the past year since Ahmadinejad came to power and the two-pillar approach taken by the Iranian hardliners.
  • Rooz Online reported the first reactions in Iran to the US proposal for direct talks with the regime.
  • Ilan Berman, AFPC released an Iran Strategy Brief: Who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
  • The Economist reported on Iran's uppity minorities.
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