Sunday, August 27, 2006

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.
Iran's Foreign Minister admits the Islamic Republic is against democracy and human rights.
  • 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?
Iran tries to put opposition broadcasters out of business.
  • IranMania reported that Iran warned it would prosecute any individual or business inside the country from working with foreign-based Persian language satellite channels.
Newsweek interviewed Reza Pahlavi.
  • 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."
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Joseph Klein, 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.