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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...
  • Countdown to showdown (Iran's nukes)

    08/23/2006 2:19:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 629+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 22, 2006
    Yesterday was Aug. 22, the Islamic holiday that celebrates Muhammed's ascension to prophet status, and also, as some nail-chewing souls quaked, a day that Iranian-sponsored terrorists might unleash yet more destruction. Apocalypse, as it turns out, did not happen, but Tehran did issue its long-awaited response to the UN's demand that uranium enrichment programs be straightaway ceased. The reply, while its precise wording is yet unreported, is said to run more or less along the lines of, "Stuff it." Otherwise, Tehran announces itself open to "serious negotiations," and "dialogue." Immediately responds the European Union: "The document is extensive and requires...
  • After August 22

    08/23/2006 5:25:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies · 1,089+ views
    Frontpage Mag. via Iranvajahan ^ | August 23, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    After August 22 August 23, 2006 FrontPageMagazine.com Robert Spencer Iran drew concern worldwide for refusing to respond in a timely fashion to the Wests offer of an incentives package in exchange for Tehrans abandonment of its nuclear program. Iranian officials brushed aside the June 29 deadline set by the West and said Iran would respond on August 22. Some, including Farid Ghadry of the Reform Party of Syria (as I reported several weeks ago) and Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis, suggested that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs in Irans inner circle may have chosen that date in order to...
  • The world came to an end and I barely noticed! Vanity

    08/22/2006 6:06:05 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 18 replies · 516+ views
    Vanity
  • FLA GUV DEBATE GALLAGHER V. CRIST TONIGHT AT 8:00 PM EST PBS!

    08/22/2006 4:04:59 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 296 replies · 2,792+ views
    Public Broadcasting System: WEDU, Tampa, FL | August 22, 2006 | Floriduh Voter
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND, TONIGHT::: TUNE IN TO YOUR LOCAL PBS STATION: Debate Gallagher v. Crist at 8:00 pm est. Floridians and Americans who like to watch super important debates! Tonight you are in for a real treat. PBS Stations all over Florida are covering the debate between GOP Candidate Tom Gallagher for Governor and GOP Candidate for Governor Charlie Crist. This thread is critical for a discussion of tonight's debate. WHAT DID YOU THINK OVERALL? 1. What was your reaction to the debate? 2. Who made a slip? 3. Who didn't answer a question? 4. Who won? This should be...
  • Israel must be ready for any Iranian attack: minister

    08/22/2006 2:13:51 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 15 replies · 987+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/22/2006 | Reuters Newswire
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. "We are liable to face an Iranian missile attack. The Iranians have said very clearly that if they come under attack, their primary target would be Israel," Rafi Eitan, a member of the decision-making inner cabinet, told Israel Radio. Iran could fire missiles at the Jewish state "therefore we must prepare for what could come, and prepare the entire country for a missile strike attack, to prepare all the civilian systems so they are ready for this," Eitan said....
  • The Mark Levin Show, LIVE! Thread August 22, 2006

    08/22/2006 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 767 replies · 6,241+ views
    Welcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a FRink.Will we hear Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic!
  • Romanian Oil Rig Comes Under Iranian Fire

    08/22/2006 5:05:04 AM PDT · by John999 · 141 replies · 9,636+ views
    <p>BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said.</p> <p>The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward....</p>
  • Iran perfects foot-dragging art

    08/22/2006 1:20:47 PM PDT · by Jack_1 · 23 replies · 678+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/22/06 | HERB KEINON
    Indeed, Iran's offer of a "new formula" and willingness to enter "serious negotiations" to resolve the dispute fits well into the pattern of Iranian foot-dragging the world has become so accustomed to on this issue over the years. This tactic can be summed up like this: tease the West by professing a willingness to "engage," leave them with a glimmer of hope that this engagement is actually making some progress, and in the meantime keep plodding ahead with the research and development needed to build the Jihad Bomb. This very temptation has worked wonders for the Iranians. Holding out the...
  • 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...
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Thread August 22nd 2006

    08/22/2006 9:02:41 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 534 replies · 7,640+ views
    IS IT ARMAGEDDON YET?
  • The End Times and the Mahdi [Given for Context of Radical Islam's thoughts on this August 22nd]

    08/22/2006 7:52:38 AM PDT · by Blogger · 23 replies · 2,374+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unknown
    Because of Ahmadinejad's goal of ushering in the coming of the Mahdi, I thought for context that these film clips, pointed out on another forum, would be interesting to Freepers for Context. It helps to explain his and other people's mindset. It is from an Islamic point of view, and interestingly refers to 9/11 as a Terrorist attack. http://youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_sort=relevance&search_query=the+end+times+and+the+mahdi&search=Search
  • Iran's response handed to P5+1 ambassadors

    08/22/2006 7:59:49 AM PDT · by jankp · 26 replies · 1,185+ views
    IRNA ^ | 8-22-06
    Iran on Tuesday responded to the P5+1 package of incentives concerning its peaceful nuclear program. Top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani delivered Tehran's answer to representatives of the P5+1 Group, i.e. ambassadors of Germany, Russia, France, UK, and China as well as Swiss ambassador as caretaker of the US interests in Iran.
  • Iran ready for 'serious' nuclear talks

    08/22/2006 8:02:34 AM PDT · by John Carey · 45 replies · 1,511+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | August 22, 2006 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI,
    Iran formally responded Tuesday to a package of Western incentives aimed at persuading Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment, with officials saying it has offered a "new formula" to resolve the dispute. The country's top nuclear negotiator said Tehran was ready to enter "serious negotiations." Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, hand-delivered Iran's response to the Western package of nuclear incentives to ambassadors from Britain, China, Russia, France, Germany and Switzerland, state-run television said, without disclosing details. Officials close to the meeting said Iran's response offered the "new formula" to resolve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear activities. The officials spoke on...
  • Iran Seizes Romanian Oil Rig: Report

    08/22/2006 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Street.com ^ | 08/22/2006 8:57 AM EDT | By TSC Staff
    Iran is set to respond later Tuesday to a demand from the West that it stop enriching uranium, but a more pressing matter appeared to be taking place in the Persian Gulf, where the Islamic republic's military fired on and took over a Romanian oil rig. According a Bloomberg report, an Iranian naval vessel opened fire on the rig with machine guns, boarded it and seized control of the radio room. The rig is owned by Romania's Grup Servicii Petroliere. A representative of the rig's owner said in the report that it has 26 workers on board.
  • Iran: Response may clear path for talks

    08/22/2006 6:13:23 AM PDT · by kagoots · 15 replies · 626+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/22/2006 | unknown
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran hinted Tuesday that its response to a Western incentive package aimed at persuading it to roll back its nuclear program would include constructive ideas that it hopes will open the way for negotiations.
  • WORD FOR THE DAY, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2006

    08/22/2006 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Slip18 · 190 replies · 1,029+ views
    Merriam-Webster | 08/22/06 | Slip 18
    August 22, 2006, Tuesday, ARMAGEDDON In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of word for the day. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the word of the day; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Subbie Slip has her whip, handcuffs and legcuffs today. Tomorrow Im bringing in chains, so beware.The rest of the stuff is locked up in my drawer. Im just letting all the new students know that we behave...
  • Iran will pursue nuclear program (confirmed)

    08/22/2006 1:01:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 54 replies · 1,343+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2006
    Aug. 22 - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei defies UN Security Council demands. Iran has so far shown no sign it will accept the offer made in June by the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany. The package included offering Iran state-of-the-art nuclear technology, easing of some trade restrictions and other incentives. Tehran has said it would give its formal response by Tuesday, August 22. Katie Juhl reports.
  • Minister: Prepare for Iranian missiles

    08/22/2006 4:48:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 4 replies · 620+ views
    Ynet ^ | Published: 08.22.06, 11:53 /28 Av 5766 | staff
    Minister of Pensioner Affairs Rafi Eitan told Israel Radio Tuesday that Israel faced the possibility of "an Iranian missile attack," and called on the home front to prepare bomb shelters and protected rooms in case of an Iranian attack. "The Iranians have said very clearly that if they come under attack, their primary target would be Israel," Eitan said
  • Romanian oil rig comes under Iranian fire

    08/22/2006 3:26:57 AM PDT · by 12B · 43 replies · 1,910+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 22.08.2006 | Alison Mutler
    BUCHAREST, Romania -- A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said. The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward. Petrescu said he had no information about any injuries or deaths. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf...
  • Doomsday? Aug 22nd is Here! (Live Thread)

    08/22/2006 3:32:25 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 418 replies · 11,299+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | 22 Aug 2006 (Doomsday) | Glenn Beck
    Well, Aug 22nd is here. Isn't today supposed to be the day the 12th Imam comes from a pit inside the world , greets Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and then destroys Israel and other infidel nations? Beck has been talking about this for weeks. According to this excerpt from World Net Daily: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Bernard Lewis of Princeton has had opinion pieces circulating for two weeks now about how that night, the anniversary of one of Islam's holiest events, could be a time Iran would pick to spark a battle Muslims believe forever will resolve the battle between "good" and "evil." He said...
  • Iran: Written Response To Incentives Package Later Tuesday

    08/22/2006 1:21:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 974+ views
    Excerpt - TEHRAN (AP)--Iran said Tuesday it intends to meet a self-imposed deadline to formally respond later in the day to a Western incentives package aimed at persuading it to suspend its uranium enrichment program, state television reported. "Iran will respond in writing today to the package of incentives proposed by the West," the station said but gave no further details. On Monday, Iran turned away International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from an underground site meant to shelter its uranium enrichment program from attack. Its top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared Monday that Tehran will continue to pursue its nuclear...
  • 'Twas the Night Before Miraj

    08/21/2006 8:56:34 PM PDT · by DEEP_e · 9 replies · 475+ views
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 8/18/2006, 10:26 am | Red Square
    'Twas the Night Before Miraj 'Twas the night before Miraj, when all through dhimmiland Not a camel was stirring, nor flea in the sand. The infidels were hung by the over-pass with care, In hopes that Twelver soon would be there. The children were bomb-wired all snug in their beds, While visions of martyrdom danced in their heads. And mamma in her burqa, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long summer's nap. When out on the dirt there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the tent to see what was the matter. Away...
  • Doomsday or Deadline-(a nice little Iranian kooky summary for day tomorrow)

    08/21/2006 6:40:16 PM PDT · by Flavius · 49 replies · 2,005+ views
    ctv ^ | Aug. 21 2006 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Iran has promised to respond to UN demands to halt its nuclear activities on Aug. 22 -- a date that some believe could signal a new round of warfare in the Middle East. More than a month ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his government would deliver its response to the UN proposal on the 22nd of August. However, the UN Security Council had given Tehran until Aug. 31st to reply, or face sanctions. The fact Iran is replying early, and specifically on Aug. 22, has some wondering if the response could have cataclysmic consequences. Aug. 22 coincides with the...
  • "What Will The Morrow Bring?" (Is Tuesday Doomsday?)

    08/21/2006 5:27:37 PM PDT · by mhking · 92 replies · 2,856+ views
    August 22 | 8.21.06 | "Ayatollah Ghilmeini"
    What Will the Morrow Bring? Iran's leaders are far too serious and dedicated to promise something big and then not follow up with it. Whatever it is, it has to be something substantial enough to merit the very value they have placed on it. Here are the "top" candidates of what Iran's "joyous news" will be: a. Doomsday- Multiple Warhead Missile/Cruise Missile Attack on the US, Israel, the UK and Salman Rushdie Western Intelligence is weak but it is hard to see how they could field nuclear weapons without first testing them. Unless of course they just bought them from...
  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The U.S and England Are Not Worthy of Security Council Membership

    08/21/2006 4:50:09 PM PDT · by tobyprissy · 53 replies · 1,300+ views
    Print this document Print this Transcript Email a Friend Email a friend Close this window Close this window The Middle East Media Research Institute 8/13/2006 Clip No. 1241 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The U.S and England Are Not Worthy of Security Council Membership. Those Who Want Good Relations with the Iranian People Should Bow and Surrender to its Right and Might Following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on Iranian News Channel (IRINN) on August 15, 2006: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: When they talk about a "New Middle East," they mean a Middle East that...
  • (VIDEO) Ahmadinejad: "The Iranian People Will Force You to Bow and Surrender"

    08/21/2006 4:46:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 117 replies · 3,753+ views
    memri ^ | aug2006 | nutjob
    VIDEO IS HERE--->>> http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1241#
  • Iran announces its Arak heavy water plant will soon be operational

    08/21/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Thundar23 · 14 replies · 985+ views
    Debka ^ | August 21, 2006, 10:53 PM (GMT+02:00) | Debka
    Iran announces its Arak heavy water plant will soon be operational The announcement came from Dep Dir of Irans nuclear program Mohammad Saidi hours before Tehrans promised response to the world powers incentive package for halting uranium enrichment. According to an unnamed source in Vienna talking to AKI, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility over the past week. The Arak plant could produce plutonium for nuclear bombs by an alternative method to the uranium enrichment process
  • Iran Denies Inspectors Access to Site

    08/21/2006 10:25:11 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Iran has turned away U.N. inspectors wanting to examine its underground nuclear site in an apparent violation of the Nonproliferation Treaty, diplomats and U.N. officials said Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the information, told The Associated Press that Iran's unprecedented refusal to allow access to the facility at Natanz could seriously hamper international efforts to ensure that Tehran is not trying to make nuclear weapons.
  • Iranian talk of an attack on America (a report from 2 years ago that needs to be reread today)

    08/21/2006 9:44:05 AM PDT · by BigFinn · 24 replies · 1,733+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 21, 2006 | By Steven Stalinsky
    There are growing indications that Iran may be planning an attack on American soil. These indicators are not secret (snip) potential Iranian attacks on America, which will subsequently lead to its destruction. A report on May 28 in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that an Iranian intelligence unit has established a center called "The Brigades of the Shahids of the Global Islamic Awakening."The paper claimed that it had obtained a tape with a speech by Hassan Abbassi, a Revolutionary Guards intelligence theoretician who teaches at Al-Hussein University. In the tape, Mr. Abbassi spoke of Tehran's secret plans, which include "a strategy...
  • No nuclear halt, warns Khamenei

    08/21/2006 8:07:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 528+ views
    BBC News ^ | 8/21/2006
    Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has said his country will press ahead with its nuclear programme. He was speaking a day before Tehran is scheduled to give its formal answer to an international proposal of incentives for Iran to halt uranium enrichment. Iran had "made its own decision" on the nuclear issue and would "continue its path" with "patience and power", state television quoted the leader as saying. The UN Security Council has threatened sanctions if enrichment does not stop. Iran is due to give its formal response on Tuesday to a proposal from Russia, China, France, Britain, Germany and...
  • Ayatollah Vows Iran To Pursue Nuclear Tech

    08/21/2006 6:41:53 AM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 446+ views
    cbs ^ | Aug 21, 2006 | CBS News
    CBS News) TEHRAN Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that Tehran will continue to pursue nuclear technology, state television reported. Khamenei's declaration came on the eve of Iran's self-imposed Aug. 22 deadline to respond to a Western incentives package for it to roll back its nuclear program. The United Nations has given Tehran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's declaration came on the eve of Iran's self-imposed Aug. 22 deadline to respond to a Western incentives package for it to roll back its nuclear program. (File) AP
  • And Now Iran

    08/21/2006 6:05:39 AM PDT · by Flavius · 13 replies · 800+ views
    middle east ^ | 2006-08-21 | Patrick Seale
    Iran's reply to the US-European offer to suspend uranium enrichment is due on 22 August and a demand to suspend by 31 August is coming up. Patrick Seale analyzes the momentum of the next act in a Middle East filled with crises. Crunch time is approaching for Iran's nuclear programme. Two key moments in the coming days could determine whether the world is heading for confrontation or negotiation with Iran. * On 22 August, Iran is due to reply to a package of economic incentives which the five permanent members of the Security Council, plus Germany, offered it on 6...
  • Apocalypse when?

    08/21/2006 1:22:07 AM PDT · by John Carey · 37 replies · 1,628+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2006 | John R. Thomson
    With the full backing of Iran and Syria, the murderous Shi'ite bigots are well-positioned for taking full control of Lebanon, for rearming and rebuilding to attack Israel another day and for preparing its fanatical cadres to envelop the Middle East and strike directly at the United States. The situation is so grave that it can accurately be said the latest U.N. resolution has opened the door to a new wave of autocratic terror throughout the Muslim world that makes previous regimes -- Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Hafez Assad in Syria, even the Taliban in Afghanistan -- pale in comparison.
  • In Iran Nuclear Standoff, Scant Leverage for West

    08/21/2006 1:38:15 AM PDT · by John Carey · 20 replies · 693+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 21, 2006 | BHUSHAN BAHREE and MARC CHAMPION
    For all of the tough talk likely in coming days about using global sanctions to shut down Iran's nuclear-fuel program, the West has few real options for forcing Tehran to back down. Diplomats in the U.S. and Europe are considering how to pressure the regime should it plow ahead with its nuclear program, as Tehran has signaled it may announce as soon as tomorrow, ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline set by the United Nations. The sanctions being discussed, such as curbs on imports of nuclear-related technology, wouldn't affect Iran's overall economy. But the bluntest weapon available short of war...
  • Iran Says It Won't Suspend Enrichment

    08/20/2006 10:35:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies · 633+ views
    AP ^ | August 20, 2006 | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Tehran, Iran - Iran says Sunday that it will offer a "multifaceted response" Tuesday to a Western package of incentives aimed at persuading Tehran to rein in its nuclear program, but insists it won't suspend uranium altogether. Speaking after Iran's militrary test-fired 10 short-range missles, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said at a news conference that a nuclear compromise would have to be reached during future negotiations. "Everything has to come out of negotiations," Asefi said. "Suspension is not on our agenda." The U.N. security council passed a resolution last month calling for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment by...
  • Crossfire War - Iran Commences 2nd Stage to Five Week Wargames-(tin foil Iran vs India etc)

    08/20/2006 9:46:07 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 485+ views
    news blaze ^ | August 21, 2006 | By Willard Payne
    rossfire War - TEHRAN WATCH - Eurasia Theatre: Tehran - Kabul - Islamabad - Dhaka/Delhi; 2nd Stage of Five Week Zolfaqar Maneuvers Features Testing of Surface-to-Surface Missiles - Wargames Due to End Third Week of September - Dry Season Offensives Night Watch: ZAHEDAN - Brigadier General Kiumar Heidari, spokesman for Iran's five week maneuvers codenamed "Blow of Zolfaqar" that began Saturday, announced that the 2nd stage of them has just taken place and it included the testing of their new surface-to-surface missile, the Iranian made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt). He added that surface-to-sea missiles were also fired. Both missiles were tested at...
  • Iran flexes military muscle and says uranium enrichment goes on

    08/20/2006 3:30:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies · 1,040+ views
    EuroNews (France) ^ | 21AUG06 | EuroNews
    Iran has fired tactical missiles during army wargames, as part of its preparations to face up to any outside threat. State television said surface-to-surface missiles with a range of up to 250 kilometres were tested and that surface-to-sea missiles were also being fired. It comes a day after the military exercises were launched. Tehran says they are taking place in over a dozen provinces and could last as long as five weeks. The Islamic Republic is troubled by the US military presence in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan. It has also expressed concern about any Israeli attempt to destroy its nuclear...
  • Iran - 'NEW PHASE OF URANIUM ENRICHMENT' SAYS UN WATCHDOG SOURCE (Natanz centrifuges)

    08/21/2006 4:14:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 958+ views
    ADN Kronos (Italy) ^ | August 21, 2006
    Excerpt - Vienna, 21 August (AKI) - Just hours before Iran is due to give world powers its response to a package of incentives aimed at persuading the country to give up its nuclear activities, new centrifuges have been installed at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility over the past two weeks, an anonymous source at the United Nations nuclear watchdog told Adnkronos International (AKI). Meanwhile, the country's heavy water reactor at nearby Arak in central Iran "will shortly be operational," the second in command of Iran's nuclear programme, Mohammad Saidi, was quoted as saying. Also on Monday, inspectors from the...
  • Iran needs more psychologists, psychiatrists: Official

    08/21/2006 3:25:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 39 replies · 679+ views
    IRNA ^ | August 22 | Staff
    Head of Iran's Psychology and Psychiatry Organization said here on Monday that keeping in mind the high level of social problems in the country, we are today faced with shortage in number of practicing psychologists and psychiatrists. Dr. Gholam-Ali Afrouz who is in Kermanshah to take part at the opening ceremony of the country's Seventh District Psychology Council added in an interview with IRNA here on Monday night, "There are seventeen million families in Iran, each of which an average of 4.2 population." He said, "We need one psychologist, or psychology consultant per each one thousand families in order to...
  • It is now August 22nd in Iran

    08/21/2006 3:14:44 PM PDT · by mazack · 42 replies · 1,147+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 08/21/2006 | mazack
    It is now August 22nd in Iran. As many of you know, there have been rumors of big events for the 22nd. Some have predicted that Iran will attack Israel, while others have said that nothing out of the ordinary will take place. This year, August 22nd corresponds to the 27th of Rajab on the Islamic calendar. Muslims believe this to be the day when Muhammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, and then from Jerusalem to heaven in order to meet with the prophets and to meet with Allah. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that August 22nd, 2006 is...