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  • Iranian Alert - September 1, 2006 - UNSC deadline for Iran passes with no immediate action

    09/01/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 768+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UNSC deadline for Iran passes with no immediate action. Reuters reported that the UN said Iran failed to meet its nuclear deadline.Vital Perspectives published a copy of the IAEA report being distributed to diplomats at the UN today on Iran's nuclear program.   Bush: There must be consequences for Iran's defiance. Reuters reported that President George W. Bush said "It is time for Iran to make a choice... We've made our choice. We will continue to work closely with our allies to find a diplomatic solution, but there must be consequences for Iran's defiance and we...
  • Iranian Alert - August 31, 2006 - What to expect when UNSC deadline for Iran comes Today

    08/31/2006 9:59:21 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,096+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.30.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What to expect when UNSC deadline for Iran comes Thursday. The Washington Times reported that the UN nuclear watchdog agency will hand over a report that says Iran has resumed enriching a small amount of uranium to the U.N. Security Council.The Christian Science Monitor reported that we should expect Thursday's deadline for Iran to stop enriching uranium to pass with more of a whimper than a bang. As the United States experiences what one observer calls "confrontation fatigue," and as international unity against a nuclear-armed Iran threatens to splinter under pressure, quick action against Iran is...
  • Iranian Alert - August 30, 2006 - Ahmadinejad challenged Bush to an uncensored debate

    08/30/2006 8:33:05 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 20 replies · 988+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.30.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad challenged Bush to an uncensored debate. Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad challenged President Bush to a televised debate, saying: "The debate should be go uncensored in order for the American people to be able to listen to what we say and they should not restrict the American people from hearing the truth."Dow Jones Newswires reported that the White House dismissed the idea of a televised debate between President George W. Bush and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as a diversion. A White House spokesman added: "Iran may want to look first to allowing free expression and open...
  • Iranian Alert - August 29, 2006 - Iran's new tactic to impose Islamic rules on its people.

    08/29/2006 10:22:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 4,178+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Islamic Republic's new tactic to impose Islamic rules on its population. Time Magazine reported that for the past few months, Iranians have been subjected to stronger enforcement of Islamic codes using a new tactic. Is this a revival of the dogmatic strictures of the country's revolutionary past? A must read.   Iranian women prepare to challenge the Islamic Republic. Radio Free Europe reported that activists in Iran have started a petition drive calling for changes to laws that discriminate against women. Organizers hope to attract the signature of 1 million Iranians -- a challenge that...
  • Iranian Alert - August 28, 2006 - Iran tests a submarine launched missile.

    08/28/2006 9:07:13 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,281+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran tests a submarine launched missile. MyWayNews reported that Iran test fired a new submarine-to-surface missile during war games in the Persian Gulf on Sunday. A brief video clip showed the long-range missile, called Thaqeb, or Saturn, exiting the water and hitting a target on the water's surface within less than a mile. Iran's Foreign Minister admits the Islamic Republic is against democracy and human rights. De Velt Blog reported that they are sure Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki didn't mean it to say it so plainly when he said: 'that the US aggrandizes such...
  • Iranian Alert - August 27, 2006 - Senior Iranian official warns Iran may develop nuclear weapons

    08/27/2006 3:53:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 935+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Senior Iranian official warns Iran may develop nuclear weapons. Haaretz reported that a senior Iranian official warned yesterday Iran may develop nuclear weapons and pull out from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if international pressure against its nuclear program continues. \ Ahmadinejad says its not a threat to anyone, while it shells Iraqi Kurdistan. Xinhua reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Iranian people would "use force" to protect the country's disputed nuclear program as he inaugurated a heavy water plant. He added: "There is no talk of nuclear weapons and there is...
  • Iranian Alert - August 26, 2006 - Analysts Say War In Lebanon Strengthened Iran

    08/26/2006 1:18:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 717+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/26/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua PRAGUE, August 25, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- There have been different views on Iran's role in the war between Hizballah and Israel. Some observers suggested that Iran had given Hizballah orders to attack and kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to divert the world's attention from Iran's controversial nuclear program. Others said the conflict was the result of a miscalculation by Hizballah -- which likely didn't expect such a fierce reaction from Israel. Many blamed Iran for the conflict because of reports that they were helping Hizballah financially and supplying it with weapons and missiles. Iran says...
  • Iranian Alert - August 25, 2006 - Iran has produced 15 P-2 centrifuges?

    08/26/2006 11:30:28 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 742+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran has produced 15 P-2 centrifuges? Reuters reported that an exiled opposition group said Iran has built at least 15 advanced P-2 centrifuges, which could dramatically speed up its production of nuclear fuel needed to create a nuclear bomb, and will have hundreds more ready next year.   Why Americans should furious that the US is letting Khatami speak in the US. Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that the disgraced former president of the Islamic Republic, Mohammad Khatami, wants to speak in Washington, D.C., next month, and the State Department has already indicated it will welcome...
  • Iranian Alert - August 24, 2006 - Iran to make a major announcement on its nuclear program, soon

    08/24/2006 10:04:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,087+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran to make a major announcement on its nuclear program, soon. Hemscott reported that Iran will soon announce an atomic breakthrough.Mehr News reported that the regime’s news agencies have just reported in its Farsi section (but not in English) that within the next few days the regime will announce a major breakthrough in its nuclear activities. The breakthrough is of huge importance.MEMRI.org reported that the Iranian news service Al-Borz predicted that on the first anniversary of Iranian President Ahmadinejad's government, in late August 2006, Ahmadinejad is expected to announce what the news service called Iran's "nuclear...
  • Iranian Alert - August 23, 2006 -Former president Khatami invited to speak in Washington DC.

    08/23/2006 5:52:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,038+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian opposition leaders furious: Former Iranian president Khatami invited to speak in Washington DC. The Washington Post reported that the Bush administration has agreed to issue a visa to former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami to give a public address at the Washington National Cathedral next month. Iranian opposition leaders were shocked by the announcement and are asking people to write the White House and the organizers of the event asking them to cancel the invitation.Reuters reported that former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami applied on Tuesday for a U.S. visa to give a speech in Washington next...
  • Iranian Alert - August 22, 2006 - What is Iran planning for Tuesday, August 22nd?

    08/22/2006 9:54:55 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 39 replies · 2,642+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What is Iran planning for Tuesday, August 22nd? ABC News reported that many are concerned with Iran's promise to respond August 22nd to the UN's nuclear offer. August 22nd marks a holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Islamic expert Robert Spencer said: "The only thing we can know is that the date was not chosen by accident." Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Counterterrorismblog saw a possible connection between North Korea's possible nuclear test and Iran's self imposed nuclear deadline of August 22nd.Yahoo News reported that Iran has turned away U.N. inspectors...
  • Iranian Alert - August 21, 2006 - Iran to offer a "multifaceted response" to the West

    08/21/2006 9:00:15 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,491+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran to offer a "multifaceted response" to the West, but will not stop enrichment. Fox News reported that Iran will offer a "multifaceted response" to a Western package of incentives aimed at persuading it to suspend uranium enrichment activities, but insisted it would not cease enriching uranium.   Iran's five week military exercise The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran on Sunday test-fired a surface-to-surface short-range missile a day after its army launched large-scale military exercises throughout the country. The "Saegheh… missile, has a range of between 80 to 250 kilometers."The Washington Post reported that Iran test-fired...
  • Iranian Alert - August 20, 2006 - Iran's military exercises: Trouble brewing in the next few days?

    08/20/2006 10:41:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,943+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's military exercises: Trouble brewing in the next few days? World Tribune reported that Iran launched a new round of military exercises in an effort to test its new combat doctrine using weapons systems which were apparently tested in the recent war in Lebanon.Threats Watch reviewed the latest developments in Iran as it relates to Ahmadinejad's promise of a response on the nuclear crisis August 22nd.Ardeshir Dolat reported that according to a secret report to Khamenei, American and Israeli planes flew over Tehran in the past few nights. Disinformation?   Iran and Turkey attack Kurdish rebels...
  • Iranian Alert - August 19, 2006 - US blocks Iran missile delivery to Hezbollah

    08/19/2006 11:45:02 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 1,319+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/19/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Xinhua) -- The United States blocked an Iranian cargo plane's flight to Syria last month as it was carrying missiles and launchers to resupply Hezbollah, the USA Today daily newspaper reported on Friday. The U.S. blocked the plane after intelligence analysts concluded it was carrying sophisticated missiles and launchers to resupply Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Eight days after Hezbollah's war with Israel began, U.S. diplomats persuaded Turkey and Iraq to deny the plane permission to cross their territory to Damascus, a transfer point for arms to Hezbollah, the officials were quoted as...
  • Iranian Alert - August 18, 2006 - The war in Lebanon is just the beginning

    08/19/2006 1:59:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,554+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The war in Lebanon is just the beginning. Toronto Star reported that an already fragile ceasefire in the Middle East now appears in greater danger of unraveling, threatened by Hezbollah's refusal to disarm and Israeli charges that Iran and Syria are already rearming its enemy. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said: "This war is not over yet."TurkishPress reported that Turkey has grounded two Syria-bound Iranian planes over the past month to search for weapons following Israeli intelligence that Iran is supplying rockets to Hezbollah.Iran Press News reported that the regime-run Fars news agency reported: “The minister...
  • Iranian Alert - August 17, 2006 - Iran caught shipping weapons into Iraq, again

    08/17/2006 8:16:56 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,079+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran caught shipping weapons into Iraq, again. Iran Focus reported that an array of weapons made in Iran was discovered in Iraq’s southern port city of Um Qasr. In the weapons cache were hundreds of Katyusha rockets and mortar shells as well as several thousand light arms, all been manufactured in neighboring Iran.   Iran to launch new war games, Saturday. Iran Focus reported that Iran will launch a new round of war-games later this week, putting on display new Iranian-make armaments.   Iran wants to talk, again. BBC News reported that Manouchehr Mottaki, Iran's foreign...
  • Iranian Alert - August 16, 2006 - Ahmadinejad wants Bassij forces run elections & screen candidates

    08/16/2006 8:37:13 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 978+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad wants radical Bassij forces supervise the elections & screen candidates. Rooz Online reported the Iranian administration is seeking changes to its election law which would put the relegation of the supervising and even procedural tasks of screening candidates to the Baseej para-military forces that are part of the Passdaran Revolutionary Guards Corps. Amazing.   "Corruption free" Ahmadinejad's administration hands mega-contract to family members. Iran Press News reported that one of the biggest contracts in the history of the oil and gas industry has become a tug of war between certain families Iranian administration. The contract...
  • Iranian Alert - August 15, 2006 - Iranian aircraft with IRGC forces forced to land in Turkey

    08/15/2006 7:54:45 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 3,721+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story An Iranian aircraft full of IRGC forces was forced to land in Turkey. Ardeshird.blogspot.com reported that an Iranian plane was forced to land in Turkey. The plane's destination was Lebanon loaded with revolutionary guards. Israeli and American fighters forced one of these planes loaded with mid-range missiles heading to Lebanon to land back in Iran.Aviation Week & Space Technology reported that the Iranian government has a cadre of "hundreds" of technical advisers in Lebanon that trained, and continue to support, Hezbollah forces in the use of sophisticated anti-ship and anti-tank missiles and unmanned aircraft.   Iranians...
  • Iranian Alert - August 14, 2006 - Ahmadinejad now has a blog

    08/14/2006 8:39:26 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 964+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad now has a blog. Yahoo News reported that Iran's president has launched a Web log, using his first entry to ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and Israel want to start a new world war. Iran calls the Lebanese ceasefire "illogical." Reuters reported that Iran welcomed a planned ceasefire to halt the month-long war between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel but described the U.N. Security Council's call for disarming Iranian-backed Hezbollah as "illogical". Iran: Israel defeated by Hezbollah. Trend.az reported that Iranian leaders claim the war in Lebanon has...
  • Iranian Alert - August 13, 2006 - Is Iran about to launch a war in the next 10 days?

    08/13/2006 12:27:08 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 2,271+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is Iran about to launch a war in the Middle East in the next 10 days? A sobering analysis. Caroline B. Glick, Jewish World Review explained why jihad is picking up steam now and fanatical Muslims are on the march.Joel C. Rosenberg, National Review Online asked: Is Iran planning an apocalyptic strike against Israel and/or the United States for August 22? Such questions are worrying a growing number of officials in the White House, at the CIA, and at the Pentagon, and for good reason.Michael Ledeen, The Corner republished an important article: Five Minutes to Midnight...
  • Iranian Alert - August 12, 2006 - Iran presses Shi'te Militas to Step Up Attacks

    08/12/2006 1:30:41 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies · 870+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/12/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pressing Shi'ite militias to step up attacks against the U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq told The New York Times in an interview. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also told the Times in Baghdad on Friday Iran may foment even more violence as it faces off with the United States and United Nations over its nuclear program in coming weeks. The newspaper reported on the interview in Saturday editions. The remarks were the first public statements by a senior Bush...
  • Iranian Alert - August 11, 2006 - Iran caught dead-handed.

    08/12/2006 7:57:04 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,290+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran caught dead-handed. New York Post reported that despite Iranian denials that Iranian are involved in the fighting in Lebanon, the bodies of members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard were found among Hezbollah fighters killed by Israeli forces.   More news from Lebanon. Chicago Tribune reported that Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt has emerged as a lone voice of dissent amid the clamor of pro-Hezbollah cheerleading. "If I were opportunistic, I would tell you now, `Long live Nasrallah.' I am not going to tell you that."Rooz Online reported on a speech in Iran by Mohammad Mohsen, a...
  • Iranian Alert - August 10, 2006 - Mike Wallace interviews Ahmadinejad

    08/12/2006 12:10:04 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 37 replies · 1,831+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Mike Wallace interviews Ahmadinejad. CBS News reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Mike Wallace in Tehran in a rare, exclusive interview. Ahmadinejad said that in response to President Bush's failure to answer his 18-page letter: "Those who refuse to accept an invitation will not have a good ending or fate."The entire report will be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Tehran Bus Union leader released on bail. Radio Free Europe reported that imprisoned Mansoor Osanloo, the president of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran Bus Company, a...
  • Iranian Alert - August 9, 2006 - Pakistan warns Iran of India's support for Iranian rebels

    08/12/2006 7:34:49 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,031+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pakistan warns Iran of India's support for Iranian rebels. Hindustan Times reported that Pakistan has asked Iran to monitor the Indian consulate in the Iranian border city of Zahidan, alleging it was aiding nationalist rebels in the southwest Balochistan province. Has Hezbollah's war become a propaganda bonanza for Iran? The Guardian argued that the war in Lebanon has become a propaganda tool for Iran. Iran opposes UN resolution on Lebanon. Radio Free Europe reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki described a U.S.-French draft UN resolution on the Mideast conflict as "an operation against...
  • Iranian Alert - August 8, 2006 - Bernard Lewis: M.A.D. won't stop the Iranian from using the bomb

    08/12/2006 7:27:44 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 25 replies · 1,446+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story M.A.D. won’t stop the Iranian from using the bomb. Bernard Lewis, The Wall Street Journal argued that Iran's apocalyptic leaders do not fear killing Palestinians in a nuclear attack on Israel nor do they fear an Israeli nuclear counter attack on Iran because in both cases the Muslim dead will be accepted by Allah into heaven. A must read.   Iranian dissident Batebi on hunger strike in Evin Prison. Iran Press News reported that Iranian student leader, Ahmad Batebi is now being detained and if new charges are not leveled against him, he will only have...
  • Iranian Alert - August 7, 2006 - Are we witnessing the signs of a coming war with Iran?

    08/10/2006 12:51:40 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,172+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.72006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Are we witnessing the signs of a coming war with Iran? Omar Fadhil, Philly.com reported that he sees the signs that Iran may be starting to launch the mullahs' version of an Armageddon, exploiting the religious beliefs of devout Shiites in the region.Henry Porter, The Guardian argued that the present crisis with Iran reminds him of his grandfathers' stories when learned they would probably be going to war.   Iran makes it clear to the UNSC: NO! Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, said Iran will...
  • Iranian Alert - August 6, 2006 - Secret Iranian uranium shipment stopped

    08/09/2006 11:34:56 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret Iranian uranium shipment stopped. The Times Online reported that Iran is seeking to import large consignments of bomb-making uranium from the African mining area that produced the Hiroshima bomb. A huge shipment of smuggled uranium 238, uncovered by customs officials in Tanzania destined for the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.   Iranian dissident Mohammadi's funeral. SOSIran published a translation of a report on the condition of the body of the Iranian dissident. Graphic language.Iran Press News published photos of the funeral of Iranian dissident Akbar Mohammadi.   Regime newspaper: Open a corridor for the drug...