Monday, June 12, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.13.2006:

A roundup of reports on the women's demonstration in Tehran today. Photos.
  • Iran Press News provided a detailed report on the Islamic Regime's attack and assault attendants of the peaceful Women's March. Among those present at the march were academics, well-known human and women's rights activists, student leaders, and members of the greater Tehran bus drivers union. Photos.
  • Radio Free Europe reported on the Women's March and eyewitnesses claimed there were maybe as many security forces as protesters.
  • SMCCDI reported that Islamist female agents named by most Iranians as "Black Crows" (due to their black veils), used of clubs, chains and Tear-Gas spray against helpless and women who were shouting slogans against the regime.
  • BBC News reported that the viciousness of the police attack on the protestors caused men who were passing by in the street to protest. "These are our sisters, how can you do this?"
  • Rooz Online reported that as Iranian women activists continued their preparations for their June 12th rally to call for ending gender discrimination, over 10 women activists have been summoned by Iranian judiciary and security officials.
  • published more photos of today's protest.
IAEA reports Iran still refuses to answer their questions.
  • The New York Times reported that the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency faulted Tehran today for failing to provide information.
  • Yahoo News reported that the United States and Europe are lobbying other nations to join them this week in urging Iran to start talks on its uranium enrichment program.
  • The Times of India reported that the United States has pursued another diplomatic track by building a 'coalition of the willing' to isolate Iran.
  • The New York Sun reported that a series of unanswered questions on Iran's program to enrich uranium for bombs and power will be raised Monday as the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency meets in Vienna.
Khomeini's Grandson: Calls for foreign intervention to topple the regime.
  • reported that Ayatollah Khomeini's Grandson said: 'freedom must come to Iran in any possible way, whether through internal or external developments. If you were a prisoner, what would you do? I want someone to break the prison [doors open]...'"
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Reuters reported that China said that this week's summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO), a Central Asian security group, will highlight the organization's rising stature, but Iran threatens to highlight its limits.
  • Peter Brookes, The New York Post reported that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization reeks of trouble for Uncle Sam.
  • The Los Angeles Times reported the unease conservative community has to Condoleezza Rice's offer to Iran.
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