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Iranian Alert - March 14, 2006 - Russia: "Iran is absolutely no help" in finding a solution
Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.14.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 03/14/2006 7:10:12 PM PST by DoctorZIn

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UN Security Council deadlocked on Iran?

  • Yahoo News reported that the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council are deadlocked over the best way to pressure Iran. China's Ambassador Wang Guangya told The Associated Press as he left the meeting. "I think they want to be too tough."

 

Iran speeds towards a confrontation with the UN.

  • The New York Times reported that Iran has decided to shift course and confront the United Nations head-on. Ahmadinejad portrayed that position not as obstinate or rigid but as a reflection of strength. "We know well that a country's backing down one iota on its undeniable rights is the same as losing everything."

 

Russia: Iran is the problem.

  • Reuters reported that Russia's foreign minister said regarding a compromise solution to its nuclear dispute: "Iran is absolutely no help to those who want to find peaceful ways to solve this problem."

 

Iran to build its own nuclear power plants.

  • Jerusalem Post reported that Iran said Monday it would begin construction on its first indigenous nuclear power plant within six months.

 

Iran seeks uranium from Venezuela?

  • The Washington Times reported that a recent deal between Iran and Venezuela provides for the exploitation of Venezuela's strategic minerals signals that Chavez's government could be planning to provide Tehran with uranium for its nuclear program.

 

Does Jack Straw finally get it?

  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies published the full text of UK Foreign Minister Jack Straws remarks on Iran. He asked: "How then can we help the Iranian people realise their ambition for Iran to retake its place as a respected and law-abiding country within the region and within the community of nations?" Videos of the speech and QA.
  • Interactive Investor reported that UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Iran's actions over its nuclear program are beginning to cause "serious damage" to investor confidence there.

 

Still more protests in Iran.

  • Iran Focus reported that some 150 textile workers gathered on Monday outside the offices of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest. “Instead of justice-spreading government”, the workers said, Ahmadinejad’s government should be called the “sacking government”.

 

Ahmadinejad's $6 Billion dollar personal fund.

  • National Union For Democracy In Iran reported that President Ahmadinejad’s budget proposal to the Iranian parliament has widened the rift between the office of the president and the parliament. But the parliament has finally approved a $6 Billion for the office of the President which is separate from the national budget.

 

Iranian regime uses Hollywood to battle Iranian opposition TV broadcasters.

  • Monsters & Critics reported that the Iranian regime admits that it has resorted to broadcasting popular American films to compete with Iranian opposition broadcasters out of LA.

 

Iranian media ban on news about Iran’s referral to the UN Security Council.

  • Rooz Online reported that the secretariat of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SPSC) issued a confidential directive to the state-run radio and television network instructing its directors not to mention or discuss the fact that Iran’s nuclear file has been referred to the UN Security Council.

 

Here are a few other news items you may have missed.

  • The New York Times reported that Lebanon’s leaders met here recently for what was billed as the start of a national dialogue to discuss disarming militias like Hezbollah, but government officials conceded that Lebanon's ability to resolve some of its most vexing domestic conflicts would depend on decisions made in Tehran and Washington.
  • BBC News reported that the United States is developing the concept of a "cold war" with Iran. The idea is that regime or policy change could be effected by the Iranian people themselves.
  • Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday lodged a protest against anti-Iran statements by US President George W Bush.
  • And finally, Rooz Online reported that Iraq's Moqtada Sadr and Seyed Hassan Nassrollah, the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group made unreported visits to Tehran last week.


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1 posted on 03/14/2006 7:10:27 PM PST by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 03/14/2006 7:11:57 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Hi, Doc!

...the Iranian regime admits that it has resorted to broadcasting popular American films to compete with Iranian opposition broadcasters out of LA.

Oh...is Syriana out on DVD?

3 posted on 03/14/2006 7:16:19 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DoctorZIn

>Iran seeks uranium from Venezuela?

This is more interesting then it appears because I read somewhere that Iran only could produce internally enough fuel to operate plants for a very short limited period of time. Which begs the question if they have such limited resources for yellowcake why are they insisting on building plants?


4 posted on 03/14/2006 7:18:02 PM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: DoctorZIn

do I really have to say it???

5 posted on 03/14/2006 7:35:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: DoctorZIn
Hoping everyone will take the time to read the story at Dr. ZIn's site on today's Fire Feast.

Excerpt:

"The regime fearing the worst and attempting to maximize control and oppression, has ordered that all cellular telephones and internet connections in several provinces and all major cities be completely shut down and blocked."

6 posted on 03/14/2006 8:06:25 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1
Sorry. Fire Fest. Sneezing while posting can make a mess of more than my keyboard. :)
7 posted on 03/14/2006 8:11:50 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: DoctorZIn
Russia: "Iran is absolutely no help" in finding a solution

How often do problems help you solve them?

8 posted on 03/14/2006 9:04:12 PM PST by humint (...err the least and endure! --- VDH)
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So I guess the Russians and Chinese will not support any other unhelpful comments on Iran from the Security Council.

There's clearly no will to impose sanctions either.

So this is heading down a very bad slope. As in very, very bad.


9 posted on 03/15/2006 8:03:09 AM PST by romanesq
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10 posted on 03/15/2006 8:47:41 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn


Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 03/15/2006 8:48:51 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Thanks for the ping.


12 posted on 03/15/2006 11:11:17 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: sageb1

Yes. They do that whenever they suspect an increase in problems with the population, or they want to keep people in the dark about things.


13 posted on 03/16/2006 4:51:29 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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