Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran
DoctorZin reports, 8.28.2006:
Iran tests a submarine launched missile.
- MyWayNews reported that Iran test fired a new submarine-to-surface missile during war games in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. A brief video clip showed the long-range missile, called Thaqeb, or Saturn, exiting the water and hitting a target on the water's surface within less than a mile.
- De Velt Blog reported that they are sure Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki didn't mean it to say it so plainly when he said: 'that the US aggrandizes such deceitful notions as democracy and human rights so as to impose its hegemonic policies.' They're against democracy and human rights. Got that everyone?
- IranMania reported that Iran warned it would prosecute any individual or business inside the country from working with foreign-based Persian language satellite channels.
- Rachel Makabi, Newsweek International interviewed Reza Pahlavi to get his thoughts on the standoff, the effectiveness of U.S. policy toward Iran and his ongoing work with Iranian dissidents. Reza described Iran's standoff with the West as a "Race against time."
- Joseph Klein, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that despite all of its public bluster, Iran recognizes that it suffered a serious setback to its long-term strategic interests as a result of the Hezbollah-initiated war against Israel. He explained how the UN turned Iran's defeat into a victory.
- A cartoon on how the Mullahs achieved "victory" in Lebanon: We Won.