Thursday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 7.27.2006:
Iran demands a seat at the table of any international peace deal in Lebanon.
- The Guardian reported that Iran warned the west that attempts to broker a Lebanon peace deal at today's Rome summit are destined to fail and that the West ignores Iran "at your peril."
- SF Chronicle reported that diplomats from the West and the Middle East gathered in Rome, two weeks after a cross-border attack spiraled into deadly warfare, minus Iran and Syria.
- The Jerusalem Post reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed the Lebanon crisis and tensions over Iran's nuclear program.
- Dow Jones Newswires reported that French President Jacques Chirac said Iran supplied arms and funds to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah guerrillas.
- Alan Peters, AntiMullah argues that the UN is spying for Hezbollah.
- Knight Ridder Newspapers reported that U.S. and Iraqi officials said the Iranian-backed militia the Badr Organization has taken over many of the Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units.
- Richard Foot, Canada.com argued why attempts to appease Iran won’t satiate its quest for Arab world nuclear supremacy.
- Mai Yamani, The Daily Star considered the question: Is the Sunni-Shiite divide in the Middle East now deeper than the antagonism between Israel and the Arabs?
- B.Raman, International Terrorism Monitor published an Indian perspective on "Israel's Continuing Ordeal."
- Michael Ledeen, The Corner published a parable relevant to the current Hezbollah war on Israel by Joshuapundit that Ledeen calls: History 404: What They Don't Teach You at the U.N.
- Cox & Forkum published another cartoon: Cowardly Blending.