Sunday, August 20, 2006

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 8.21.2006:

Iran to offer a "multifaceted response" to the West, but will not stop enrichment.
  • Fox News reported that Iran will offer a "multifaceted response" to a Western package of incentives aimed at persuading it to suspend uranium enrichment activities, but insisted it would not cease enriching uranium.
Iran's five week military exercise
  • The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran on Sunday test-fired a surface-to-surface short-range missile a day after its army launched large-scale military exercises throughout the country. The "Saegheh... missile, has a range of between 80 to 250 kilometers."
  • The Washington Post reported that Iran test-fired 10 surface-to-surface short-range missiles, including a missile it claimed was not detectable by radar that can use multiple warheads.
  • Hindustan Times reported that Iran's massive military exercise will last five week's and Brig Gen Mohammad Hassan Dadras claimed: "no air force is capable of confronting the army of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Ordinary Iranians fear UN sanctions.
  • The Times Online reported that ordinary Iranians are fearful as the prospect of international sanctions looms closer.
The total disconnect of the American mind from reality in Iran.
  • Alan Peters, Anti-Mullah published his response to a common criticism of the Iranian people by Americans which he considers a total disconnect of the American mind from reality in Iran.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The New York Times reported that despite a cease-fire agreement, Israel intends to do its best to keep Iran and Syria from rearming Hezbollah and to kill the militia‚Äôs leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.
  • Cox & Forkum published another cartoon: Disproportionate Response II.