Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 7.7.2006:
LA's Iranian exiles seek unity on regime change in Iran.
- Mercury News reported that an Iranian student leader, Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who was imprisoned for years until he recently fled his homeland arrived in Southern California in hopes of uniting Iranian opposition groups.
- The Wall Street Journal reminded us of the history of North Korea efforts to sell missile technology to Iran and the problem our these nations developing nuclear weapons.
- Michael Rubin, The National Review Online reviewed the reasons for the failure of US and international efforts to find diplomatic solutions for North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
- Kuwait News Agency reported that the EU's Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana and Iran's Chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani met Thursday to settle the crisis.
- Yahoo News reported that the top Iranian and EU negotiators agreed to meet Thursday night for informal discussions but postponed until next week formal talks.
- Reuters reported Ali Larijani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, told reporters he would give a "preliminary" response next week.
- World Tribune.com reported that a new Shi'ite insurgency group has emerged in Iraq and has pledged not to attack civilians. The group, called the Islamic Resistance in Iraq-Abbas Brigades, was said to be aligned with Iran and the Lebanese-based Hizbullah. Already the group has pledged to battle the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.
- Iran Focus reported that Iraq’s military has launched a new operation to secure the country’s porous border with Iran.
- Iranian.ws reported that Iran will start the initial phase of its planned Iranian oil bourse at the end of September.