Sunday, September 17, 2006

Monday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 9.18.2oo6

The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US.
  • Daniel M. Zucker, Global Politician reported on the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, and its work in the United States. A must read.
UNSC to act this week on Iran?
  • CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.
  • The New York Times reported that after intense talks about Iran's nuclear program, the United States and other major world powers face two unappealing choices and have quietly shifted their strategy.
What a war with Iran would look like.
  • Time Magazine reported that a conflict with Iran is no longer unthinkable. Here's how the U.S. would fight such a war - and the huge price it would have to pay to win it.
  • Time Magazine on the eve of a visit to the U.S., Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke to TIME about debating President Bush, pursuing nuclear energy and denying the Holocaust.
  • Chicago Tribune reported that for much of his first year in office, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a target of wisecracks but today few people are laughing anymore.
Iran's Supreme Leader on the US...
  • Ardeshir Dolat reported that the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, speaking to a selected audience of young Iranian talented students and researchers said: "The most insecure country in the world is America [not Iran]. The most and worst crimes take place in America[no no no not in Iran]. The most discriminations that take place are in America[no no no no no not in Iran]."
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • Agharb, asked: Does the west really want Mullah's regime to go?
  • Boston Globe reported that US Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. used his first meeting of world finance chiefs yesterday as a venue for the Bush administration's mission to isolate Iran and choke its nuclear aspirations.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran and Cuba signed five memoranda of understanding in Havana on Saturday. Ahmadinejad saying: "The United States was on the verge of collapse."
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran warned the United States that it risked isolating the dollar from Iranian markets by imposing strict sanctions against Iranian banks.
  • Scotsman reported that the former president of the Islamic Republic, Mohammad Khatami, will visit Scotland next month to deliver a keynote lecture at St Andrews University and open a new Institute of Iranian Studies.