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Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
- Reuters reported that European powers on Wednesday reopened talks with Iran over concerns that it is secretly trying to make atomic bombs and said the dialogue would resume in January, halting a spiral into confrontation.
- The Jerusalem Post reported that Turkey's ambassador warns the US about Iran's nukes.
- SMCCDI reported on three more public executions carried in Iran.
- Simon Henderson, The Washington Institute published a report: The Elephant in the Gulf: Arab States and Iran's Nuclear Program.
- ABC News reported that US National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley went on the offensive over Iran in a speech this week.
- Asia Times Online reported Rafsanjani said, "We see now that the United States has been defeated [in Iraq]."
- John Hughes, Christian Science Monitor reported that the west's patience is wearing thin with Iran's hard line.
- The Wall Street Journal reported that now that Ahmadinejad has called for banning western music in Iran, we should remember that as Vaclav Havel once said, music can also be a tool of liberation.
- Zeev Maoz, Ha'aretz suggested a different nuclear policy in Israel.
- Christian Today reported that a U.S. evangelist who has been declared an enemy of the state by Iran has unveiled plans to broadcast special Christmas television programmes into Iran.
- Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor published a report on Shia Islam's version of "Waiting for the Rapture in Iran."
- The Associated Press reported that the families of three Americans killed in Palestinian suicide bombings have accused the Italian government of siding with Iran in a legal battle to collect damages from the Islamic regime's assets in Italy.
- NewsMax reported that the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) thanks U.S. Senator Rick Santorum for his resolution on Iran which condemned the recent disparaging and destructive statements made toward Israel.
- John Batchelor interviewed DoctorZin regarding the attempted assassination of Ahmadinejad. Audio clip provided.
- And finally, MEMRI published excerpts from a recent Iranian TV broadcast where Iranian "experts" denied of the existence of crematoria at Auschwitz, and a discussion of how Jewish rabbis in Europe used to kill children and take their blood for use during the Passover holiday. Video.
- Eli Lake, The NY Sun reported that early estimates from Iraq's election commission suggest sectarian and religious parties trounced liberals in last week's parliamentary elections.
- The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran recently acquired 12 cruise missiles with a range of up to 3,000 kilometers.
- Yaakov Lappin, Ynetnews warned us to take Iran seriously.
- Reuters reported that the European Union accused Iran of persistent and grave human rights failings.
- The Associated Press reported that hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ban on Western music fell on deaf ears.
- Spacewar reported that diplomats say Tehran is already laying the groundwork for uranium enrichment, and may even be secretly making parts for sophisticated P2 centrifuges.
- ABC News reported that an Iranian exile group called on the U.N.'s atomic watchdog to inspect an extensive network of tunnels which it says the Islamic Republic has built to conceal a clandestine nuclear weapons program.
- Spiegel published a confrontational interview with the US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns.
- Radio Free Europe reported that the European Union issued a statement today criticizing Iran for refusing to resume a dialogue on human rights.
- The New York Times reviews Ahamdinejad's devotion to Khomeinist ideology.
- The Guardian reminded us that the Iran's president's threats were consistent with Iranian Supreme Leader.
- The Associated Press reported that the Federal Reserve Board ordered ABN AMRO Bank NV to pay roughly 80 million dollars in fines Monday for conducting financial transactions with Iran and Libya that violated U.S. money-laundering laws.
- And finally, The Economist reported that a European diplomat warned Iran that the window for a negotiated way out of the impasse over Iran's nuclear intentions will not remain open indefinitely.
posted on 12/23/2005 6:59:56 PM PST
(Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
I salute you my friend, you are a true warrior for the freedom of the long deserving Iranians.
Congrats on taking second place in the ME Blogs (I voted for you everyday)
posted on 12/23/2005 7:04:22 PM PST
(THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING FOR THE FUTURE AND THEY LIE ABOUT THE PAST)
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