Monday, September 04, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 9.5.2006:

Three must read letters on Khatami's visit to the US.
  • Iran Press News published two must-read letters about Khatami's visit about Khatami's visit to the U.S.
  • SOSIran also published a letter on Khatami's visit to the US called: Khatami - Master of deception.
No unity on Iran among the Europeans.
  • Expatica reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined there can be "no military option" for dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
  • Die Welt reported that Britain, France and Germany each received a secret letter in response to the demand that Iran cease producing nuclear fuel. 'Some of the other EU states are growing impatient with the secretive handling of the Iran issue by foreign policy chief Javier Solana and the EU's "big three."
The Islamic Republic increases its aggressive statements.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran demanded that United States-led forces leave Iraq.
  • Iran Focus reported that Iran suggested that the United Nations headquarters be relocated from New York to a country other than the United States.
  • International Herald Tribune reported that Iran said it had tested a new air defense system to counter missiles and aircraft during large-scale military exercises.
  • Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Farouq Taha conferred here Monday with Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and said that continued consultations between Iran and Syria has foiled sections of plots hatched by the Americans and the Zionists.
But the Iranian people are still pro-US.
  • Power Line commented on NRO's Corner yesterday, Michael Ledeen drew attention to an article by Steven Knipp on Knipp's two-week visit to Iran. " The bottom line is that the Iranian people love America, and they do not, not, not, like Ahmadinejad."
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The Times Online argued that an Iranian nuclear capacity would, finally, make a mockery of the United Nations. It would be seen as confirmation that the phrase “Security Council ultimatum” is close to a contradiction in terms.
  • The Times Online argued that Moscow is kidding itself if it thinks it has much leverage with Tehran.
  • Jamie Glazov, published a symposium: Ahmadinejad's Armageddon.
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