Monday, June 19, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.20.2006:

Ahmadinejad seeks to become Islam's next "Nasser."
  • Jonathan Paris, Prospectives explains how Iranian President Ahmadinejad is seeking to galvanize Muslims throughout the world behind a radical vision of puritanical Islam that rejects the liberal democratic model to become the next "Nasser" of the Islamic world.
Iran seeks to control gas prices with Russia.
  • Mos News reported that Ahmadinejad offered Russia greater cooperation in the exploration and extraction of liquefied gas, promising to “cooperate closely” in determining the price of gas.
Bush warns Iran again ahead of meeting in Europe.
  • The Washington Post reported on President Bush's most recent warning to Iran to accept the Perm-5 nuclear proposal just prior to his trip to the European Union for consultations this week.
Israel seeking a domestic consensus on Iran.
  • Reuters reported that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert held talks on Monday with three former Israeli premiers about Iran's nuclear program, signaling a drive for consensus on an issue.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, The Washington Times explains why the recent US decision to join talks with Iran is a slippery slope and why the US should be supporting the Iranian opposition.
  • Peter Brooks, New York Post argues that given that the United States has given Pakistan $700 million a year in aid, Islamabad should be pressed to give us access to A.Q. Khan - the only outsider with insider knowledge of Tehran's nuclear program.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported on the division inside of Iran between the Iran/Iraq war revolutionaries and the Iranian youth.
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