Monday, September 11, 2006

Tuesday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 9.12.2oo6

Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips.
  • Russell Berman, Telos reported on a Khatami's response at Harvard to a question from an Iranian in the audience who questioned him about the case of the suppression of free speech: the arrest, rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi. Khatami's answer was very revealing.
  • Yahoo News reported Khatami was met by protesters when he arrived at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Many angrily called on him to stand up for human rights where Harvard College Democrats teamed with their Republican peers for the protest.
Blair warns the West not to make a historic mistake in Iran.
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said that ignoring Iran's threats to destroy Israel, especially when it appears to be intent on developing nuclear weapons, could prove to be a historic mistake.
  • Peter Brown, considered the question: Is History Repeating Itself in Iran?
  • Danielle Pletka, argued why the West must end Tehran's free ride for ignoring international concern over its nuclear program.
Condi demands a "verifiable suspension" to Iran's nuclear program.
  • Reuters reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States might be willing to join negotiations with Iran if it temporarily suspended its nuclear program. "Suspension, verified suspension, that's the condition," she said.
Iranian press accuse the US of staging the 9/11 attacks on the US.
  • Daily News & Analysis India reported that a hardline Iranian newspaper on Monday described the September 11 attacks as a "black conspiracy inside the White House", publishing what it said was evidence the strikes could have been staged by US officials.
What it will take to slow Iran's development of the bomb.
  • Aviation Week considered what it will take to slow Iran's development of a nuclear bomb and why it must be done soon.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • published an article in the Washington Times September 11, 2006 entitled: Khatami’s US Visit Hides the Clerics’ Developing War Plans ...
  • Dow Jones Newswires reported that the Islamic Republic closed the daily Shargh, the most prominent reformist daily opposed to the hard-line policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • DoctorZin recently appeared on the Michael Reagan Show. You can listen to it by clicking here.
  • Memri Films released an online film: Arab and Iranian Reaction to 9/11 Five Years Later, with Ron Silver.
  • Jy99, Flicker published photos of the Harvard protest of Khatami.
  • Bob Gorrell, Townhall published a cartoon: Remember.