Saturday, June 03, 2006

Sunday's Daily Briefing on Iran

DoctorZin reports, 6.4.2006:

Perm-5 + Germany's proposal to be delivered to Iran soon.
  • BBC News reported that Javier Solana will deliver proposals agreed by six world powers in a visit Iran in the next few days in the latest diplomatic effort to persuade Iran to halt nuclear research.
  • Mehran Riazaty published a summary of the recent comments by Iranian authorities on direct talks with the United States on its nuclear program.
Reza Pahlavi prepares movement to overthrow the Iranian regime.
  • The Wall Street Journal published a surprising interview with Reza Pahlavi, the son of the former Shah of Iran. He called the US offer for direct talks with Iran "overall . . . a good move by Washington." The reason? "It will once and for all force Tehran's hand,"
  • Izvestia also published an interview with Reza Pahlavi who stated that by July-August he will have formed a non-violent movement with the purpose to overthrow the current regime in Tehran.
Unrest in Iran picking up.
  • Bill Samii, Radio Free Europe reported that as unrest among ethnic Azeris in Iran settles down, disturbances involving university students are picking up.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • The New York Times reported on the events that shifted the US stance on direct talks with Iran.
  • Monsters & Critics reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iran's football team he would make every effort to visit them in Germany if they reach the second round of the World Cup.