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  • Ahmadinejad Tries To Calm Saudi Atomic Fears

    03/03/2007 7:01:24 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 402+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-4-2007 | Michael Hirst
    Ahmadinejad tries to calm Saudi atomic fears By Michael Hirst in Beirut, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:48am GMT 04/03/2007 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew into Saudi Arabia yesterday for his first official meeting with King Abdullah, in an attempt to alleviate growing Saudi fears over Teheran's nuclear ambitions. The Iranian president smiled as he was greeted by the Saudi monarch and other officials at a red-carpet airport ceremony in Riyadh at the start of a 24-hour visit to the Arab state most closely allied to America. The king was expected to seek Iran's support in easing sectarian tensions in Iraq, and to...
  • Iran's Atomic Work Has No Reverse Gear - President

    02/25/2007 7:46:45 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 577+ views
    The Star ^ | 2-25-2007 | Parisa Hafezi
    February 25, 2007Iran's atomic work has no reverse gear - president By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has no reverse gear in its nuclear programme, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday, while a deputy foreign minister vowed Tehran was prepared for any eventuality, "even for war". "Iran has obtained the technology to produce nuclear fuel and Iran's move is like a train ... which has no brake and no reverse gear," Ahmadinejad said, ISNA news agency reported. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) reads a message from the King of Bahrain during his meeting with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin...
  • UN watchdog unveils new symbol for radiation risk

    02/16/2007 8:00:30 AM PST · by Schnucki · 32 replies · 847+ views
    al-Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Feb. 15, 2007 | Staff
    VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog introduced on Thursday a new radiation warning symbol showing emanating waves, a skull and crossbones, and a running person. It will supplement the existing three-cornered trefoil symbol which "has no intuitive meaning and little recognition beyond those educated in its significance," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement. The new symbol was designed after a five-year study involving 1,650 people of varying ages and backgrounds in 11 countries to "ensure that its message of 'danger, stay away' was crystal clear and understood by all." The IAEA said the new symbol would help...
  • Iran official hints at halting atomic work: paper

    02/14/2007 4:21:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An adviser to Iran's top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, suggested in remarks published on Wednesday that Tehran might consider suspending sensitive atomic work. The comments are the latest in a series of conflicting signals from Iranian officials on whether Iran would halt uranium enrichment, which the West fears Tehran is using to build nuclear bombs. Iran insists its plans are peaceful. President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he believed the United States and its allies were making progress toward solving their disputes with Iran over its nuclear program peacefully but direct talks with Tehran...
  • Iran to rally the people for nuclear celebrations

    02/09/2007 8:49:09 AM PST · by Fitzcarraldo · 10 replies · 342+ views
    China Daily ^ | 2007-02-09 21:50 | Reuters
    Iran to rally the people for nuclear celebrations (Reuters) Updated: 2007-02-09 21:50 TEHRAN - Iran will seek to show a nation united behind its nuclear program on Sunday but pressure from the West and voices counselling caution at home have dampened prospects for a grand announcement about atomic progress. Iranian artists perform as they hold up samples of enriched uranium in Mashad, east of Tehran, April 11, 2006. Iran will seek to show a nation united behind its nuclear program on Sunday but pressure from the West and voices counselling caution at home have dampened prospects for a grand announcement...
  • Man: Didn't Know About Secret Nuke Data

    11/02/2006 4:49:02 PM PST · by Paul Ross · 11 replies · 1,513+ views
    Associated Press / Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | Ocotber 27, 2006 | Deborah Baker
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A self-described methamphetamine addict said he doesn't know anything about the classified Los Alamos National Laboratory data that authorities found in the mobile home where he was staying. "I was basically at the wrong place at the wrong time," Justin Stone, 20, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from jail.
  • N.Korea said not planing more nuke tests [sic]

    10/20/2006 4:40:59 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 12 replies · 421+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 20, 2006 | AP
    Thousands of citizens and soldiers rallied Friday in the North Korean capital to cheer the country's recent nuclear test, North Korea's official news agency reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, meanwhile, was reported to have told a visiting Chinese delegation that the communist nation wasn't planning more nuclear tests. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said more than 100,000 people gathered in Pyongyang's central Kim Il Sung square to "hail the success of the historic nuclear test." North Korea conducted its first nuclear test on Oct. 9, drawing international condemnation and U.N. sanctions. It was unclear why the celebration...
  • Project Orion: Unpublished Documents (Atomic Bomb Powered Spaceships)

    10/18/2006 11:37:20 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 3,356+ views
    Flickr/ ^ | 1/1/1964 | United States Government/Nasa
    Previously "classified" documents related to Project Orion, the now-aborted plan to send nuke-propelled spaceships to Mars and other planets. Details in this BoingBoing post and podcast. Prior to this web upload on Flickr, these documents had never before been publicly released. Tech historian George Dyson collected these papers, and he is the author of "Project Orion," a book which chronicles the project and the lives of the scientists behind it -- including his own father, Freeman Dyson. The name "Project Orion" is now being used by NASA for a new project, this one not powered by nuclear bombs. This time...
  • Once again(Ollie North on N. Korea)

    10/18/2006 2:20:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 788+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2006 | Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC-Retired)
    Albert Einstein is credited with defining insanity as "doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome." This Einstein is, of course, the Nobel physicist whose 1939 letter on atomic fission to President Franklin Roosevelt resulted in the Manhattan Project -- and the development of the first A-bomb. In the wake of North Korean "product demonstration" and claim to have detonated a nuclear weapon, U.S. decisionmakers should heed the late scientist's pithy observation -- for our policy toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), certainly seems to fit the definition. It's time to face the facts: None of...
  • U.S.: Test Points to N. Korea Nuke Blast

    10/13/2006 7:18:26 PM PDT · by verum ago · 36 replies · 948+ views ^ | 10/13/06 | ROBERT BURNS
    The U.S. government has determined that one scientific test, among many conducted since North Korea's announced nuclear test, was consistent with a nuclear explosion, a senior administration official said Friday night. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, cautioned that the administration has not made a definitive conclusion about the nature of the explosion. "The betting is that this was an attempt at a nuclear test that failed," the official said. "We don't think they were trying to fake a nuclear test, but it may have been a nuclear fizzle _ an effort that failed." The official spoke on...
  • Radioactive Snails Lead to Spain-U.S. Atomic Probe

    10/12/2006 5:49:57 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 13 replies · 875+ views
    Reuters India ^ | 10/11/2006 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - The discovery of radioactive snails at a site in southeastern Spain where three U.S. hydrogen bombs fell by accident 40 years ago may trigger a new joint U.S.-Spanish clean-up operation, officials said on Wednesday. The hydrogen bombs fell near the fishing village of Palomares in 1966 after a mid-air collision between a bomber and a refuelling craft, in which seven of 11 crewmen died. Hundreds of tons of soil were removed from the Palomares area and shipped to the United States after high explosive igniters on two bombs detonated on impact, spreading plutonium dust-bearing clouds across nearby...
  • N. Korea calls nuclear test a success

    10/11/2006 4:38:29 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 21 replies · 570+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 11, 2006 | HANS GREIMEL
    SEOUL, South Korea - Tensions rose along the Korean Peninsula Wednesday as North Korea warned of physical retaliation for increased U.S. pressure over its reported atomic test, and South Korea discussed preparations for a nuclear attack that could include an expanded conventional arsenal. North Korea said in its first formal statement since the test that it could respond to U.S. pressure with "physical" measures. "If the U.S. keeps pestering us and increases pressure, we will regard it as a declaration of war and will take a series of physical corresponding measures," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2006 - Western military buildup underway in the Middle East

    10/09/2006 12:45:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Western military buildup underway in the Middle East. Global Research published a major report on the military build-up of conventional, ground, air, naval, and nuclear forces in and around the Middle East and Central Asia. The probability of another war in the Middle East is high. Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported that the clouds of the coming war are converging upon Israel. But our political and military leaders refuse to look up at the darkening sky.   US confident Russia and China will join in sanctions on Iran. The Washington Times reported that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's trouble at home and trouble making abroad

    10/09/2006 12:36:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad to shake up his cabinet. Iran Press News reported that a source close to Ahmadinejad's cabinet said that in the coming days vast changes will be taking place within the administration. The first to leave will be the oil minister; Vaziri Hamaneh is expected to be dismissed from the cabinet.   Ahmadinejad fails to deliver his economic miracle. Inter Press Service reported that Iranian citizens are wondering if Ahmadinejad will ever make good on an election promise to crack down on the corrupt and distribute Iran's vast oil revenues more equitably.BBC News reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment

    10/09/2006 12:25:36 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 908+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment. ABC News reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they want to install up to 100,000 centrifuges to process uranium gas for enrichment in order to produce nuclear fuel. Bush pleased with the Iran Freedom and Support Act The White House, Office of the Press Secretary reported that President Bush said "I applaud Congress for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities by passing the Iran Freedom Support Act." Here are a few other news items you may have missed. The International Herald Tribune reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2006 - Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act!

    10/09/2006 12:19:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act! The Washington Post reported that President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.The Associated Press reported that the US Senate finally passed the Iran Freedom and Support Act.The Library of Congress published the full text of the Iran Freedom and Support Act. But does Condi support a change of regime in Iran? The Wall Street Journal reexamined their recent interview with Condi Rice in which he concludes: Her primary method for dealing with the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29, 2006 - Photo evidence of Iran's coordinating Iraq's insurgency.

    10/09/2006 12:00:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,321+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Photo evidence of the Islamic Republic's coordinating Iraq's insurgency. Roads to Iraq and Iraqi blog reported that after a fierce battle in “Khan Bani Sa’ad” Diyala governorate north of Baghdad with “Mahdi Army”, Iraqi resistance succeeded to capture one of the “Mahdi Army”. They found a complete modern communications system manufacturing in the Ministry of Defense of Iran believed to be used as a direct contact with the Iranians. Photos.CNN News reported that a Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28, 2006 - The Islamic Republic unveils an advanced cannon.

    10/04/2006 12:15:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,335+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wins another round in the nuclear crisis with the West. ISN Security Watch reported that while a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment would boost diplomatic efforts with Iran, the UN and EU seem to have thrown in the towel, offering talks without suspension and betraying their weak position.Reuters reported that president of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad, said on that Tehran would not suspend nuclear enrichment despite pressure from the West. He said: "Today, Western countries want us to suspend our nuclear technology, but we say to them that we will never give it up."Bill Gertz,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27, 2006 - Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran

    10/02/2006 11:58:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran.   Mercury News reported that a Pentagon unit has drafted a report charging that U.S. international broadcasts into Iran aren't tough enough on the Islamic regime.   The US military on the Islamic Republic's military.   Middle East Newsline reported that the US military officials have assessed that Iran's military was the second most powerful in the Middle East.   Russia finally sets a startup date for Iran's nuclear power plant.   Bloomberg reported that Iran's first nuclear power plant, a Russian-built project, will begin operating by September...
  • Buffett's excellent idea

    09/28/2006 9:09:11 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies · 917+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 28 September 06 | Unknown
    At the center of the current showdown with Iran is one chilling technical fact: The same technology that can make fuel for a nuclear reactor can also make the core of a nuclear bomb. Add to that the legal fact that the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty guarantees all members in good standing the right to make their own reactor fuel and you have a pretty good idea why the United States and Europe are having such a tough time blocking Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Enter Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and philanthropist. He is pledging $50 million for a fuel bank -...
  • Iranian Alert - September 26, 2006 - "Islam is not compatible with democracy." Next Supreme Leader?

    09/27/2006 8:58:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,313+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story "Islam is not compatible with democracy.” - The next Supreme Leader? The New York Times reported concern that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, is trying to expand his already growing power by packing the "assembly of experts" (which has the power to elect the Supreme Leader) with his loyalists. He said: “Democracy means if the people want something that is against God’s will, then they should forget about God and religion.”   BBC radio's pro-Islamic Republic campaign of misinformation. Ardeshir Dolat reported that the BBC radio 4 in Britain has started a campaign of misinformation on Iran. Its...
  • Iranian Alert - September 25, 2006 - Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq?

    09/25/2006 10:21:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq? DEBKAfile reported that a new Middle East war is in the offing with Turkish and Iranian air units are poised for an imminent coordinated invasion of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan. The report claimed Iranian and Turkish assault troops are already deployed 7-8 km deep inside Iraqi territory. The EU/Iran have weeks to agree on an agenda for more talks. Reuters reported that France said that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran had weeks rather than months to agree an agenda for talks about...
  • Iranian Alert - September 24, 2006 - EU3 cave into Iran

    09/25/2006 9:21:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 772+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU3 cave into Iran. Reuters reported that France, Britain and Germany would be willing to begin talks with Iran even if it has not suspended its nuclear enrichment program first, but Washington would not take part.   Islamic Republic tries to crush new Azeri dissent. Regnum reported the arrest of five Azeri after troops were deployed by the authorities in order to prevent massive rallies by Azeri’s against opening new schools in Farsi.   Pakistan surrenders region to Taliban and Al Qaeda? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio, The Weekly Standard reported that the government of Pakistan...
  • Iranian Alert - September 23, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Rabbis more critical of 'Zionists' than Iran

    09/23/2006 11:23:10 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 1,179+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/23/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, September 23 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said rabbis are criticising the 'Zionist' regime more than the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA reported. Speaking to reporters after his 10-day visit to Senegal, Cuba, Venezuela and the UN General Assembly in New York, the president said he held a lengthy meeting with Jewish clerics in the US. "They expressed their concerns to us over the behaviour of the Zionists," he added. The president also said that during the visit, he explained Iran's principled stand on a host of issues during meetings with various groups...
  • Iranian Alert - September 22, 2006 - Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."

    09/22/2006 9:58:27 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,540+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain." The New York Times reported that Ahmadinejad met with two dozen members of the Council on Foreign Relations, then ending the evening by asking whether they were simply shills for the Bush administration.Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported that while the CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran and ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - September 21, 2006 - Ahmadinejad tells big lies largely unchallenged by the media

    09/21/2006 10:30:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,055+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad tells big lies but is largely unchallenged by the media. MSNBC and NBC News published an interview with Ahmadinejad in which he claimed that while the US “... speak of war so easily, as if it’s on their daily agenda. We never speak of war.”Los Angeles Times reported that Iran's president told the United Nations that the organization had become a tool used by the world's powerful to oppress the weak, and call.   Chavez calls Bush "the devil." Drudge Report published the full text of Venezuelan President Chavez remarks at the UN General Assembly....
  • Iranian Alert - September 20, 2006 - Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US

    09/20/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 939+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US. Vital Perspective published the full translated text of Ahmadinejad's UN speech. A few excerpts... On the nuclear issue: "All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors." On the US and Britain: "They consider themselves the masters and rulers of the entire world." On human rights: "Should respect for the rights of human beings become the predominant objective, then injustice, ill temperament, aggression and war will fade away." He ended with: "Oh, Almighty God... upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 19, 2006 - Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC.

    09/19/2006 6:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,385+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC. One Jerusalem has confirmed that the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Left-leaning establishment organization in New York, is inviting major civic, business, and political leaders to meet Iran's tyrannical President Ahmadinejad this week, when he is in New York. They asked for your help.Eli Lake, New York Sun reported that Jewish leaders in New York are spurning a request from the Council on Foreign Relations to meet with the president of Iran when he arrives for the U.N. General Assembly.Ken Timmerman, reported a...
  • Iranian Alert - September 18, 2006 - The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US.

    09/18/2006 9:49:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US. Daniel M. Zucker, Global Politician reported on the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, and its work in the United States. A must read. UNSC to act this week on Iran? CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.The New York Times reported that after intense talks about Iran's nuclear program, the United States and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 17, 2006 - A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East.

    09/18/2006 1:26:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 838+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued that a mini cold war in the Middle East is likely to begin with a Western push for regime change in Syria.   Bush won't meet Ahmadinejad at the UN. He has other plans. Iran Focus reported that United States President George W. Bush ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where world leaders will gather next week.   Another meaningless meeting of the major powers and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 16, 2006 - Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban

    09/17/2006 10:29:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 871+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban. The Telegrah reported that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's government had authorized the release from jail of 2,500 Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Krauthammer: Bush preparing for war with Iran. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post reported that President Bush said "It's very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force." "Before" implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable.The Washington Post asked President Bush what he would say to...
  • Iranian Alert - September 15, 2006 - Iran denounces Pope, asks for apology

    09/16/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,736+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran denounced Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday for his recent comments on Islam and requested a apology, the official IRNA news agency reported The pope's remarks were "contradictory to his status as the leader of one of the world's divine faiths," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted as saying. The remarks made by the pope, "emanate from political interpretations and are contrary to the divine notions, we consider it's a big mistake... and we condemn them," he added "In order to prevent the indignation of the Muslim's world,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 14, 2006 - The lies Khatami spoke in the US

    09/16/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 977+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The lies Khatami spoke in the US. Amir Taheri, New York Post reported that in his recent speeches in the US, Khatami used a vocabulary carefully designed to hoodwink the Americans. The trick was reinforced by the fact that he often said one thing in Persian, while the interpreter said something else in English for the benefit of the Harvard audience. A must read.   The West is still divided on what to do next with Iran. New Press reported that key European nations called on Iran to negotiate its nuclear dispute with the international community,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 13, 2006 - Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin.

    09/14/2006 8:57:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,059+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin. Natan Sharansky, Los Angeles Times reported that in 2000, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin told me a story that he has been unable to get out of his mind. The story involves a nephew, a suitcase, a train to Manhattan and a nuclear bomb.   France's Sarkozy: Iran is an outlaw nation. NDTV reported that French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that Iran had "made itself into an outlaw nation" and must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.   Did Bush promise a pre-emptive attack on Iran? Mario Loyola,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 12, 2006 - Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips.

    09/13/2006 8:45:30 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,811+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips. Russell Berman, Telos reported on a Khatami's response at Harvard to a question from an Iranian in the audience who questioned him about the case of the suppression of free speech: the arrest, rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi. Khatami's answer was very revealing.Yahoo News reported Khatami was met by protesters when he arrived at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Many angrily called on him to stand up for human rights where Harvard College Democrats teamed with their Republican peers for the protest.   Blair warns the West...
  • Iranian Alert - September 11, 2006 - Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake

    09/12/2006 9:15:47 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,237+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake. Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. military intelligence has determined that a video released by the Iranian government purporting to show a test of a new submarine missile is bogus. it matched a video of an earlier Chinese test. "It's the identical launch," a Pentagon official said. "The plume, everything, is the same."   Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela and Cuba. IranMania reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to hold talks next week in Venezuela to meet with Chavez who recently told cheering students that "we should unite and save...
  • U.S., Israel Ponder How to Slow Iranian Nuclear Weapons Development

    09/11/2006 5:10:01 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 44 replies · 1,148+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 9/10/2006 | David A. Fulghum & Douglas Barrie
    U.S., Israel Ponder How to Slow Iranian Nuclear Weapons Development By David A. Fulghum and Douglas Barrie 09/10/2006 04:47:58 PM BUSTING THE BOMB The fighting in southern Lebanon revealed Iran's willingness to supply sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, and one of its ships was intercepted trying to do just that for Hamas in the Palestinian territories. A continuing series of tests has demonstrated Iran's growing arsenal of ballistic, tactical and sea-based weapons, and Western intelligence officials anticipate its fielding of locally built versions of fighter-launched, long-range, air-to-surface missiles. But the real fear is Iran's development of nuclear weapons. Once built, they...
  • Iran's Mix-and-Match Air Force Still May Have Bite

    09/11/2006 4:58:10 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 56 replies · 2,162+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | 9/11/2006 | Doug Barrie & Andy Nativi
    Iran's Mix-and-Match Air Force Still May Have Bite Aviation Week & Space Technology 09/11/2006 Authors: Douglas Barrie and Andy Nativi Israel's 1981 strike against Iraq's Osirak nuclear site was achieved without loss of any aircraft. But it is far from guaranteed that an attack intended to degrade any Iranian nuclear weapons program would have the same outcome. The Iranian air force inventory is a mix of Western, Russian and Chinese combat aircraft--most of them obsolescent. Any spares for Western aircraft will have to be bought surreptitiously, or be work-arounds found using local technology because an arms embargo remains in place....
  • Iranian Alert - September 10, 2006 - Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception

    09/11/2006 9:25:07 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,286+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception. PRNewswire reported that seven Jewish-Iranian families have filed suit in an American federal court against former President Mohammad Khatami over charges that he is responsible for the kidnapping and torture of their missing family members. The summons was served on Khatami at a reception hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Bush personally signed off on Khatami's visit. Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal interviewed President Bush on Iran who said he personally signed off on the U.S. visit this week by former Iranian President Mohammad...
  • Iranian Alert - September 9, 2006 - Harvard Students Plan Khatami Protest

    09/09/2006 2:55:22 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,043+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/9/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Harvard Crimson Student protestors seeking amends for human rights abuses in Iran will greet former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami when he makes a highly scrutinized appearance at the Kennedy School of Government on Sunday. Khatami, an Islamic cleric who led Iran from 1997 to 2005, is set to speak at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. The Iran Freedom Concert Coalition, a student group that staged concerts to support Iranian dissidents last spring, is organizing the protest, which takes place when many...
  • Iranian Alert - September 8, 2006 - The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference

    09/09/2006 11:24:39 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 662+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference in Washington DC on Khatami's visit. Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported on the press conference of former Iranian political prisoners and their relatives gave grisly testimony of torture under the regime of former president Mohammad Khatami, who is currently visiting the United States.Senator Sam Brownback, who attended the press conference, introduced the Iran Human Rights Act, which would establish a State Department special envoy for human rights and democracy in Iran, support Iranian pro-democracy and human rights groups, and reform U.S.-funded broadcasts to the Iranian people.U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said...
  • Iranian Alert - September 7, 2006 - Bush ramps up the rhetoric on Iran

    09/08/2006 11:12:11 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 988+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush ramps up the rhetoric on Iran. John Pohoretz, The New York Post reported that President Bush just delivered what may be the most important speech of his presidency. The time has come, the president all but said yesterday, to take the gloves off with Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that in a major speech President Bush quoted extensively from recent threats by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad such as his call for "a world without the United States and Zionism."   Ahmadinejad threatens Bush and the American people. Khaleej Times Online reported on a veiled threat...
  • Iranian Alert - September 6, 2006 - The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up

    09/07/2006 12:23:08 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,067+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The opposition to Khatami's visit to the US heats up. Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Corner reported that Governor Mitt Romney today ordered all Massachusetts state government agencies to decline support, if asked, for former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami’s September 10 visit to the Boston area saying: “State taxpayers should not be providing special treatment to an individual who supports violent jihad and the destruction of Israel.”A Press briefing will take place in Washington D.C. September 7th on the visit of former President Khatami. Led by torture victims of the Islamic Regime, former political prisoners and opposition...
  • Iranian Alert - September 5, 2006 - Three must read letters on Khatami's visit to the US

    09/05/2006 5:04:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 763+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Three must read letters on Khatami's visit to the US. Iran Press News published two must-read letters about Khatami's visit about Khatami's visit to the U.S.SOSIran also published a letter on Khatami's visit to the US called: Khatami - Master of deception.   No unity on Iran among the Europeans. Expatica reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined there can be "no military option" for dealing with Iran's nuclear program.Die Welt reported that Britain, France and Germany each received a secret letter in response to the demand that Iran cease producing nuclear fuel. 'Some of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 4, 2006 - Ayatollah: Iran is the only legitimate nation on earth

    09/04/2006 3:50:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 2nd most powerful Ayatollah in Iran: The Islamic Republic is the only legitimate nation on earth. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat reported that Ali-Akbar Meshkini, the second most powerful Ayatollah in Iran, Meshkini said "Among all the governments in the world, the only legitimate government endorsed by the Almighty is the Islamic Republic of Iran." There cannot be give-and-take between "an extension of God" and an "illegitimate and oppressive regimes." A must read.Ardeshir Dolat reported that Seyed Yahya Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps said “The Islamic world will soon become a major world superpower.”...
  • Iranian Alert - September 3, 2006 - In Iran, even the Religious are dissidents

    09/03/2006 11:29:12 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 5 replies · 898+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/3/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Iran Iranian cleric Mohammad Ali Abtahi has an impeccable rsum. He was a top adviser to the former president, and his father is a grand ayatollah, the highest religious honor a Shiite Muslim can attain. While Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's doctrine is still supported by some, including Mohsen Gharavian, above, a midlevel cleric and editor of the magazine Ma'rafaat, clerics such as the Grand Ayatollah Ali Saanei, below, who was Iran's general prosecutor in the first years after the revolution, now oppose the government. Yet despite his establishment credentials, he has a political vision...
  • Iranian Alert - September 2, 2006 - Most mainstream media bury the real news in the IAEA Report...

    09/03/2006 10:01:28 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 670+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Most mainstream media bury the real news in the IAEA Report... United Press International reported that the IAEA told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran. The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility.   Now that Iran ignored the UN deadline: Europe blinks, Russia ... The Times Online reported that Iran's defiance of the United Nations' deadline was supposed to be the climax of this long-running stand-off. Instead, Europeans blinked. What happened...The Times Online reported that Iran’s defiance of...
  • 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...