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Iranian Alert - April 7, 2006 - Senior Iranian official in Washington DC lobbying for US/Iran talks!
Regime Change Iran ^ | 4.7.2006 | DoctorZin

Posted on 04/07/2006 4:40:00 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Senior Iranian official in Washington DC lobbying for US/Iran talks!

  • The Financial Times reported that a senior Iranian official, Mohammad Nahavandian, has flown to Washington to “lobby” high level US/Iran talks, but the Bush administration is resisting.


The real reason why Iran wants US/Iran talks.

  • Iran Press News reported that the Iranian press is discussing the real reason for the Islamic regime is attempting to hold discussions with the U.S. regarding Iraq.


More bad news regarding Iran's nuclear program.

  • Telegraph reported American intelligence believes that the nose cone of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile has been modified to carry a nuclear bomb and the IAEA suspects the existence of a secret uranium enrichment project at closed military bases.


Europe wants US to give Iran security guarantees?

  • Time reported that Europe wants to offer Iran incentives including security guarantees as well as sanctions and that the U.S. to give up, for now, its pursuit of regime change.
  • Iran Focus reported that a number of officials appointed by Ahmadinejad for the posts of Iran’s ambassadors to European countries have been rejected by the host countries.


China warns Iran.

  • Iran Press News reported that the Chinese representative to the U.N. Security Council warned that there will be unpleasant consequences, if Tehran's regime refuses to comply with the UNSC demand to halt uranium enrichment activities within 30 days.


Bolton gives Iran two chances.

  • Reuters reported that John Bolton said the United Nations Security Council could give Iran only two chances to comply with demands for the Islamic republic to curb its nuclear activity before imposing sanctions. "Then we will consider the next step, which may well be a Chapter 7 resolution that imposes sanctions of some kind."
  • Yahoo News reported that U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said US is considering other diplomatic and economic options to deter Iran from developing nuclear weapons if diplomacy at the United Nations Security Council fails.


Arab nations increasingly concerned about Iran.

  • SeattlePI reported that the United States, Israel and the Gulf Arab states are now all worried about the same thing, Iran.
  • Asharq Al- Awsat reported on Iran's latest missile test which carried a message of "peace and friendship" and asked "so where exactly is the peace and amity message in this military demonstration?"


Akbar Ganji: "I won't keep quiet."

  • ReleaseGanji reported that Akbar Ganji rejected the claim that he was going to keep silent after his release and announced: I won't keep quiet. He added that none of their demands will be achieved without paying a price.


Iranian dissidents seek justice.

  • Rooz Online reported that fake charges are being brought against imprisoned human rights defenders in Kurdish provinces.
  • Amnesty International called for urgent action in support of eight women and children held solely in an attempt to force their husbands and fathers to give themselves up to the Iranian authorities.
  • Iran Press News reported that a bus drivers’ union member has gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest his re-arrest.
  • Iran Press News reported that the editors of two more Iranian publications have been charged with printing "lies, material that agitates public opinion and stirring trouble".
  • Iran Press News reported on still more innocent journalists have been sentenced to prison for the charges are insulting the founder of the Islamic Revolution and taking action against the security of the order of the ruling regime.


But Iran's Mullahs get special justice.

  • Iran Press News reported that a special clerical court of the Islamic regime sentenced a Mullah who recently shot and killed a young man, in the back, to only 3 years in prison because "he will not tell us" why he did it. The government argued it may have been an accident.


The Iranian people now have a celebrity advocate.

  • Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review Online published an interview with Nazanin Afshin-Jam, the former Miss World Canada, who is calling the world's attention to the plight of the Iranian people.


Still more earthquake victims protests.

  • Iran Press News reported on still more and more earthquake victims protests over the lack of relief efforts and as before they were then brutally attacked and severely beaten.


State Department now seeks funding requests from Iranian expat community.

  • Voice of America reported that the State Department is already accepting applications from NGOs and individuals interested in obtaining U.S. funds to work with the Iranian people. That could include factions from the Iranian exile community.


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

  • David Frum, Il Foglio examined three possible reasons why the Iranian regime, who seem determined to obtain nuclear weapons at the earliest opportunity, brags and boasts and taunts the West--before they have actually have a nuclear bomb.
  • Ilan Berman, AFPC reported that the House of Saud is moving forward with its own clandestine nuclear program, with the help of Pakistan.
  • Mehran Riazaty produced a collection of Iranian press reports that Ahmadinjead is being directed by the invisible power of the 12th Imam will return in 2 years.
  • Abbas William Samii, The Daily Star reported Iran is divided over talking to the U.S.
  • UPI reported that Russia said it is interested in joining the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline as an active partner. It appears the US is resigned to fact the pipeline may go ahead.
  • CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice downplayed concerns about India's links with Iran as she lobbied Congress to support the controversial nuclear cooperation agreement struck between India and the United States.
  • Iran Press News reported that some in Iran are advising the Islamic regime's ministry of defense to conduct military maneuvers with "the Islamic regime's attendant allies" such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, etc. near US waters.
  • Reuters reported that Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may travel to Germany to watch his national team play at the World Cup despite the fact that in Germany holocaust denial is punishable with a prison term of up to five years.

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1 posted on 04/07/2006 4:40:14 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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2 posted on 04/07/2006 4:41:23 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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3 posted on 04/08/2006 4:19:42 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn
Put the ultimate fear of Hezbollah in the enemy and make it crystal clear to these Americans that if they do not take a more moderate attitude toward our nuclear dossier that they will have to confront Hezbollah which is prepared to put them in their place, once and for all...tell them that the members of Hezbollah would rather die than to accept any concessions form the Americans or anyone else."

if that's their attitude, let's accommodate them...
4 posted on 04/09/2006 8:18:59 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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