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.
- 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."
- The Times Online reported that ordinary Iranians are fearful as the prospect of international sanctions looms closer.
- 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.
- 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’s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.
- Cox & Forkum published another cartoon: Disproportionate Response II.