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  • Iranian Alert - March 25, 2006 - Iran President: Iran to go nuclear this year

    03/25/2006 11:18:12 AM PST · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 1,011+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/25/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Khaleej Times Online TEHERAN - Iran would fully go nuclear with the current Persian year, which started simultaneously with spring on March 20, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday. Our enemies try to prevent our scientific progress through wide- spread propaganda but inshallah (God willing) this (new) year will be the year when the Islamic Republic of Iran will fully avail itself of peaceful nuclear technology, Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the news agency ISNA. In a meeting with visiting Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Shara, Ahmadinejad said Irans use of peaceful nuclear energy will...
  • Iranian Alert - March 24, 2006 - IAEA: Iran's nuclear program more advanced than previously thought

    03/24/2006 7:04:45 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 971+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IAEA: Iran's nuclear program more advanced than previously thought. Vital Perspective reported that the IAEA now has evidence that Iran's nuclear program is more advanced than previously thought.The Guardian reported that inspectors of the IAEA revealed that the Iranians are in the process of achieving a "technological leap" by making operational a cascade of 164 centrifuges to enrich uranium for power plants or warheads.   China and Russia united on Iran. Reuters reported that China said that Beijing and Moscow are in accord on Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.   Why the Russians are helping...
  • Iranian Alert - March 23, 2006 - Congress reduces pro-democracy funds for Iran

    03/23/2006 6:01:34 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 991+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.23.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Congress reduces pro-democracy funds for Iran. House Appropriations Committee in a press release announced that the committee did not fund the $75 million requested by the Administration for the promotion of democracy in Iran because it was poorly justified. Instead, $56 million was provided through proven, existing programs that will have an immediate, positive impact on the fostering of democratic ideals in Iran.   Ahmadinejad strengthens ties to Al Qaeda. Adnkronos International reported that an Iranian source close to the reformists confirmed that "With the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad relations with al-Qaeda have been resumed and...
  • Iranian Alert - March 22, 2006 - US/Iran Talks on Iraq: a mistake!

    03/22/2006 7:04:28 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 953+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council meeting on Iran postponed. ABC News reported that the U.N. Security Council postponed a meeting Tuesday on Iran's suspect nuclear program. The lack of any significant movement after 10 days could lead the Western nations to abandon the presidential statement, in favor of a resolution. This would force Russia and China to approve, abstain or veto action against Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that with Russia opposed to any punishment for Iran, Britain has privately suggested that Tehran be offered a new package of incentives. The letter warned, "We are not going to...
  • Iranian Alert - March 21, 2006 - Daylight savings banned: because hardliners dont know when to pray

    03/21/2006 6:19:09 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,301+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Daylight savings confuses Iran's hardliners. Adnkronos International reported that daylight saving has been abolished by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the grounds that when the legal hour changes many faithful have difficulty in knowing when to pray. The Iranian New Year: messages and reports. DoctorZin's Norooz greeting. Photo.Reza Pahlavi's Message On the Occasion of Persian New Year 2006 (Nowrooz 1385).Brooding Persian published a sober Norooz greeting. Photo.Iran va Jahan examined Norooz and its symbolism.SMCCDI reported the start of the Iranian New Year.   Senior Foreign Ministers meet on Iran. Reuters reported that senior foreign affairs officials from...
  • Iranian Alert - March 20, 2006 - BBC signs deal with Iran Plus Happy Norooz - The Iranian New Year!

    03/20/2006 4:31:54 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,581+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council Meet on Iran. The Washington Post reported that Monday top U.N. members will try to break the stalemate on Iran.   BBC signs deal with Iran. Iranian.ws reported that the Iranian regime has signed a huge ad campaign with the BBC.   US students rally in support of Iranian students. The Boston Globe reported that approximately 100 students gathered in Harvard University's Leverett House last night for a concert and rally to denounce repression of students in Iran. More events are scheduled at other campuses.Rooz Online reported that a new wave of attacks...
  • Iranian Alert - March 19, 2006 - Iran reformers call for nuke freeze, negotiations

    03/19/2006 1:42:41 PM PST · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 907+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/19/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Middle East Newsline Tehran - Iran's largest reformist party called on Sunday for dialogue with the United States and a freeze on sensitive nuclear work to head off an escalating crisis with the international community. The party is the Participation Front, headed by Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of Iran's former reformist president Mohammad Khatami They said: "In order to break the international consensus, we are proposing a return to previous policies and the voluntary suspension of all nuclear fuel-cycle work to resolve this crisis and re-establish confidence." The United Nations security council is considering what...
  • Iranian Alert - March 18, 2006 - Sunnis condemn Shia call for US-Iran dialogue on Iraq

    03/18/2006 7:50:31 PM PST · by freedom44 · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/18/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Middle East Newsline BAGHDAD -- One of Iraq's most prominent Sunni Arab organizations was fuming on Saturday over a key Shia leader's recent appeal for Iran to open a dialogue with the United States on the situation in Iraq. "We are indignant over the request made to Iran by [Iraqi] political parties to open a dialogue with the Americans on their differences regarding Iraq," said the statement by the hardline Muslim Scholars Association. "The interference of Iran in Iraqi affairs is nothing new," said the statement, explaining that the call "does nothing more than legitimate this...
  • Iranian Alert - March 17, 2006 - UN Security Council meets on Iran. Bolton "very encouraged."

    03/17/2006 6:35:00 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 868+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council meets on Iran. Bolton "very encouraged." Reuters reported that John Bolton told reporters, "I would describe today's meeting as the best we have had so far. There are still areas of disagreement ... but I am very encouraged."Reuters reported UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program is the toughest test in diplomacy.CBS News reported U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Iran to resume negotiations over its nuclear program, while also calling the country a central banker for terrorism.The White House released their National Security Strategy of...
  • Iranian Alert - March 16, 2006 - Iran finally before the UN Security Council

    03/16/2006 5:34:39 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 887+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story DoctorZin reports, 3.15.2006: The day before the UN Security Council meeting on Iran. Reuters reported that the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council failed again on Wednesday to reach agreement on a draft text aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear ambitions after a fifth round of negotiations.Dow Jones Newswires reported that the U.K. is considering a push for a weapons embargo on Iran.MSNBC reported that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, compared the threat from Iran’s nuclear programs to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Reuters reported that the White House said an international...
  • Iranian Alert - March 15, 2006 - The MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime

    03/15/2006 8:48:41 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 29 replies · 1,363+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Again the MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime. Iran Press News reported that the Iranian regime failed to stop ancient Persian festival & New Year celebrations tonight which the regime considers to be religiously prohibited or unclean.Photos of the festival of fire celebrations in Tehran.SMCCDI reported that Islamic regime's security forces attacked Iranian celebrators/demonstrators in several cities by beating brutally women and especially young kids using clubs, chains and even knives have been used by foreign speaking militiamen.SMCCDI reported that an increasing number of Iranians went into most Iranian into the streets in...
  • Iranian Alert - March 14, 2006 - Russia: "Iran is absolutely no help" in finding a solution

    03/14/2006 7:10:12 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,157+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council deadlocked on Iran? Yahoo News reported that the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council are deadlocked over the best way to pressure Iran. China's Ambassador Wang Guangya told The Associated Press as he left the meeting. "I think they want to be too tough."   Iran speeds towards a confrontation with the UN. The New York Times reported that Iran has decided to shift course and confront the United Nations head-on. Ahmadinejad portrayed that position not as obstinate or rigid but as a reflection of strength. "We know well that a...
  • Iranian Alert - March 13, 2006 - Tehran's secret underground bunkers

    03/13/2006 11:06:35 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,122+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Tehran's secret underground bunkers. The Telegraph reported that Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West.   Iranians claim US wants peace talks. US denies. The Times reported that a senior Iranian intelligence official claimed to have a letter in Persian purportedly signed by Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador in Baghdad, inviting Iranian representatives to Iraq for talks. Khalilzad denied the report.   Iran threatens to use the oil weapon, again. Canada.com reported that Iran threatened to use oil as a weapon if...
  • Iranian Alert - March 12, 2006 - Iran rejects Russias proposal

    03/12/2006 8:58:10 AM PST · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 929+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/12/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story CNN TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran will not consider a proposal by Moscow to enrich uranium on Russian soil and ship it to Tehran if it means the country must cease all enrichment activity on its own soil, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday Iran has rejected a similar proposal in the past, and the latest rejection showed mounting international pressure has not changed the government's stance. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told journalist Shirzad Bozorgmehr that his country would like to resolve its dispute with the international community "through dialogue" but insisted...
  • Iranian Alert - March 11, 2006 - Iran threatens to use oil as a weapon

    03/11/2006 10:21:47 AM PST · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 1,242+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/11/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran threatened Saturday to use oil as a weapon if the UN Security Council imposes sanctions over its nuclear program. The country's interior minister raised the possibility of using Iran's own oil and gas supplies and its position on a vital Persian Gulf oil route as weapons in the international standoff. "If (they) politicize our nuclear case, we will use any means. We are rich in energy resources. We have control over the biggest and the most sensitive energy route of the world," Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi was quoted as saying...
  • Iranian Alert - March 10, 2006 - Poll: Iranian Support for nuclear technology weakening

    03/10/2006 11:44:52 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 842+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Poll: Iranian Support for nuclear technology weakening. Countdown reported on a confidential poll in Iran that claimed, 69% of the Iranians do not recognize the nuclear issue a matter of national aspiration and 86% do not believe that nuclear technology is worth a military conflict. US Iran Policy U.S. Department of State published the congressional testimony of R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, where he outlined the long overdue US policy toward Iran.Reuters reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran is probably the No. 1 challenge to the United States.U.S. Department...
  • Iranian Alert - March 9, 2006 - Iran now faces the UN Security Council, Plus Tehran Protest Update

    03/09/2006 3:00:39 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 901+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran now faces the UN Security Council. BBC News reported that Iran's nuclear program is being forwarded to the UN Security Council for consideration of possible punitive action.Reuters reported that the U.N. S.C. is expected to meet on Iran next week.Foreign & Commonwealth Office published a Statement on Iran on Behalf of France, Germany and The UK to the IAEA.   Iran threatens the US in response. Reuters reported that Iran's UN representatives said if the U.N. Security Council took up the issue of Tehran's nuclear research: "The United States may have the power to cause...
  • Iranian Alert - March 8, 2006 - Little news leaking out of closed IAEA talks on Iran

    03/07/2006 6:29:18 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 910+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Little leaking out of closed IAEA talks on Iran. The Jerusalem Post reported that a senior State Department official said unless Iran executes a dramatic about-face and suspends all its nuclear activities, the UN Security Council will intervene "quite actively."Reuters reported that Iran said it could delay industrial-scale enrichment for up to two years, but the EU countered with a demand for a 10-year moratorium on all enrichment activity.BBC News reported that the United States has said it will not accept any deal which allows Iran to enrich uranium. More Covert Iranian Operations. Reuters is...
  • Iranian Alert - March 7, 2006 - What kind of "democracy" do Irans new leaders want?

    03/06/2006 5:28:44 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 870+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What kind of "democracy" do Iran’s new leaders want? Iran Press News reported that Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi said: "the only way to protect and promote the ascendancy of the Islamic rule is to set their entire world on fire" and "Islamic rule is not in the majority vote of the people; in general people are too stupid." Plus much more.Itar-Tass reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said: “The world will be in the hands of Islam over the next few years.”   Sharansky: what does it mean to bring democracy to the Middle...
  • Iranian Alert - March 6, 2006 - Israel operating inside Iran

    03/05/2006 2:07:13 PM PST · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 1,223+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/5/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Media Line Israel is said to have operatives in Iran who are trying to locate the countrys secret uranium enrichment sites, according to the UK-based Sunday Times. An Israeli intelligence source told the paper that several suspected sites were located last year but that there must be more. According to the report, Israeli sources say the agents are operating from a base in northern Iraq and are guarded by Israeli soldiers with the approval of the Americans. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. However, the international community has been scrutinizing Iran since 2002...
  • Iranian Alert - March 5, 2006 - Iran cleric says Islam must conquer the world

    03/04/2006 2:37:52 PM PST · by freedom44 · 28 replies · 1,793+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/5/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iran Focus Tehran, Iran, Mar. 04 A representative of Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran University declared on Friday that Islam must conquer the world by defeating the West. Hojjatol-Islam Alireza Panahyan, who was delivering the pre-sermon speech at this weeks Friday prayers in the Iranian capital, said that the West was trying to put fear into the hearts of Muslims through torture and nuclear weapons. We intend to conquer the world without [nuclear] weapons. Such weapons are not needed to set the stage for the return of the [Shiite messiah] Mahdi, Panahyan...
  • Iranian Alert - March 4, 2006 - State Department Creates an Iran Office .... long over due!

    03/03/2006 7:31:17 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 891+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story State Department Creates an Iran Office. Ken Timmerman, The Foundation for Democracy in Iran reported that the State Department has created, a long over due, special office to promote democracy-promotion in Iran.CNN News reported that the U.S. State Department is creating a special Office of Iran Affairs and a senior official said the office is being created "to facilitate a change in Iranian policies and actions."   The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on Iran, but not about the Iran Freedom & Support Act. Call your Senator! The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held...
  • Iranian Alert - March 3, 2006 - Preliminary investigation blames Iran for the attack in Samarra!

    03/02/2006 7:53:21 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,045+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Preliminary investigation blames Iran for the attack on the Shiite Shrine in Samarra. Iran Focus reported that the deputy governor of the Iraqi province of Saladin, where the holy city of Samarra is situated, said preliminary investigation was pointing to Iran’s role in the bombing of the city’s revered Shiite shrine last week.   Iran Tests Missile with 4000 Kilometer range. Middle East Newsline reported that Iran launched a Shihab-4 missile, designed to have a range of 4,000 kilometers. Watch out Europe.   Shocking! Iran/Moscow talks fail, again. Reuters reported that Russian and Iranian negotiators met...
  • Iranian Alert - March 2, 2006 - Iran's "Order of Battle" to close the Strait of Hormuz, Revealed?

    03/01/2006 7:57:36 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 2,102+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's "Order of Battle" to close the Strait of Hormuz, Revealed? Ken Timmerman, NewsMax published details of a 30-page contingency plan, reportedly from the Strategic Studies Center of the Iranian Navy which outlines the order of battle for shutting down the Strait of Hormuz.   Striking bus workers just released from prison, protest again. Iran Focus reported that close to a hundred bus drivers and conductors, who have been released recently from Evin Prison, gathered on Monday outside the Tehran Bus Company headquarters to protest against the government’s handling of their case.   Iranian Dissidents. Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - March 1, 2006 - Why wait? Read El Baradei's Iran report now.

    02/28/2006 8:26:28 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 848+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why wait? Read El Baradei's Iran report now. Vital Perspective published the full text of the embargoed IAEA Report on Iran's Nuclear Program.   Iran fails to divide the west. The Financial Times reported that France, Germany and Britain dismissed Tehran’s announcement that it had reached a “basic agreement” with Russia. German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said “The Iranian position is an attempt to split the international community. It will not succeed.”Itar-Tass reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Russian proposal "is not isolated, being a component of the possible package, with which all...
  • Iranian Alert - February 28, 2006 - A peek inside Secret Nuclear discussions in Iran

    02/27/2006 8:49:06 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 998+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Monday, the IAEA will issue its Iran report. Times Online said the IAEA report will likely be tough on Iran. So Russia & Iran cut a deal, sort of. The Financial Times reported that Iran said on Sunday that it had struck an agreement with Russia on its nuclear program. But failed to resolve the issue of whether Iran would desist from all controversial nuclear activities. CNN News reported that the head of Russia's nuclear agency, Sergei Kiriyenko, said the talks had further to go.The Jerusalem Post reminded us that while Iran's agreement to a...
  • Iranian Alert - February 27, 2006 - Why support a democratic revolution in Iran.

    02/26/2006 6:05:51 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 17 replies · 1,084+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why support a democratic revolution in Iran. Human Events interviewed Michael Ledeen, who explained why pushing a democratic revolution within Iran is the wisest policy the United States can pursue with Iran. Iran crosses the "redline": now producing enriched uranium. The New York Times reported that Iran has started producing enriched uranium. But Russia is encouraged. The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia's top nuclear official expressed confidence Saturday that the IAEA still could resolve the international standoff. And France is asks for "gestures" of goodwill. Xinhua reported that France called for a...
  • Iranian Alert - February 26, 2006 - Evidence is pointing to Iran being behind the bombing in Samarra

    02/25/2006 6:50:46 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 26 replies · 1,626+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.26.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story While Iran blames the US. Israel and Britain for the bombing... Iran Focus reported that the Supreme Commander of IRGC accused the United States, Britain, and Israel of carrying out Wednesday’s bomb attack.   Evidence is pointing to Iran being behind the bombing in Samarra. John Batchelor, The American Spectator Blog reported that the best signals source points to the Samarra mosque bombing in Iraq as the launch operation of the Iranian counteroffensive.Kamangir (Archer) argued that there are similarities between the attack on Samarra and an earlier attack on a holy site in Iran where one...
  • Iranian Alert - February 25, 2006 - Iran readies to fend off enemy assaults

    02/25/2006 12:27:58 PM PST · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,275+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2/24/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iran Focus Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25 Radical Islamist militiamen affiliated to Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps staged military exercises in the western suburbs of Tehran on Friday to defend the Iranian capital against enemy assaults, a government-run news agency reported. Some 2,500 members of the paramilitary Bassij took part in Friday mornings military drills in Qods (Jerusalem) Garrison in Tehrans Garm-Darreh district. In the military exercises, the Bassij forces destroyed the positions of enemy forces who had been ferried to Tehran by helicopters and mopped up the drop zone, Isca-News reported. The Bassij forces accomplished...
  • Iranian Alert - February 24, 2006 - Iran Blames US and Israel for bombing of the Iraqi Shiite Shrine

    02/25/2006 12:59:28 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 861+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Blames US and Israel for bombing of the Iraqi Shiite Shrine. FOX News reported that Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel for the destruction of a Shiite shrine's golden dome in Iraq.   Iran Offers Information on the "Green Salt" Project. USA Today reported that Iran has offered the IAEA information on a secret uranium processing project that U.S. intelligence has linked to high explosives and warhead design.   US Keeps Up Pressure on Iran. IranMania reported that the United States accused Iran of engaging in double talk over its controversial nuclear program with...
  • Iranian Alert - February 23, 2006 - Popular unrest in Iran likely to increase in March

    02/23/2006 5:38:30 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,033+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.23.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Popular unrest in Iran likely to increase in March. Iran Press News reported that Tehran university students gathered to protest. The students were heard chanting: "Political prisoners must be released" and singing the song: NO, NO, NO which is the new anthem against the Islamic regime.The Women of Iran are asking for the international media to join them March 8th in Tehran, for the commemoration of: The International Women's Day in Tehran - to fight for our freedom.SMCCDI reported that on Tuesday March 14th, millions of Iranians will defy once again, the Islamic republic regime as...
  • Iranian Alert - February 22, 2006 - The Failed Iranian Negotiations

    02/22/2006 7:11:49 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 847+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Failed Iranian Negotiations. Adnkronos International Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced on Tuesday. "The phase of negotiations with the EU trio is over."ABC News reported that U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said the international coalition applying pressure on Iran to halt its uranium enrichment was working well.The Wall Street Journal warned that the West, it seems, is now putting its future security in the hands of Russia and China.Monster & Critics reported that anyone still believing Europe only believes in soft power should have witnessed the reception Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki received in...
  • Iranian Alert - February 21, 2006 - Iran Talks with Russia and the EU - Fail Again

    02/21/2006 7:32:25 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 903+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Talks with Russia and the EU - Fail Again. The Guardian reported that Iranian negotiators headed home after the first day of an expected two day negotiation session in Moscow.The Financial Times reported that Tehran vowed to pursue nuclear research.Forbes reported that EU foreign policy Chief Javier Solana said talks with Iran's foreign minister failed to make progress.   Iranian Dissidents See Rise in Oppression. Amnesty International has just released a report on Iran, "New government fails to address dire human rights situation"(available here).Iran Press News reported that Elham Afroutan's father is saying his daughter has...
  • Iranian Alert - February 20, 2006 - Iran and EU to meet, guess who will blink first.

    02/20/2006 11:55:36 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,175+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran and EU to meet, guess who will blink first. The Financial Times reported that Iranian officials would begin talks on Monday in Brussels and Moscow on their country’s nuclear program.Reuters reported that a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said: "It is very important we repeat to Mr Mottaki the position of the EU on a range of issues -- nuclear, the Middle East peace process, democracy and human rights."IndyStar that French President Jacques Chirac, countered his own Foreign minister saying that only the U.N. nuclear watchdog could draw conclusions about the goal...
  • Iranian Alert - February 19, 2006 - ElBaradei Tries to Undo Western Unity on Iran?

    02/19/2006 5:20:51 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,522+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story ElBaradei Tries to Undo Western Unity on Iran? Xinhuanet reported that Mohammed ElBaradei suggested a compromise on the Iranian nuclear issue, allowing Iran to conduct small-scale enrichment work. The Iranians welcomed this idea.   Western Nations Hold Firm on Iran. Reuters reported that U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said: Delaying action against Iran's suspected nuclear capabilities allows Tehran to increase its uranium enrichment knowledge and step up threats of withholding oil.Asharq Alawsat reported that French President Jacques Chirac said France's position on Iran's nuclear program has not changed following the comments by his foreign minister this week...
  • Iranian Alert - February 18, 2006 - Razaei: allocation of funds shows America is weak

    02/19/2006 9:52:11 AM PST · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 937+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2/18/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, February 19 (IranMania) - Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said the recent measure by the United States to allocate funds against Iran showed its weakness, IRNA reported. Rezaei made the remark while talking to IRNA about Wednesday's remarks by the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the allocation of a 75-mln-dollar budget to promote US plans on Iran. "Such a stance by the US officials indicate their weakness and inability to do something against Iran. "The US officials had not made such remarks against (former Iraqi president) Saddam Hussein and the...
  • Iranian Alert - February 17, 2006 - How to use the $75 Million for pro-democracy efforts in Iran

    02/17/2006 6:53:00 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story How to use the $75 Million for pro-democracy efforts in Iran. Kenneth R. Timmerman, FrontPageMagazine.com examined the problems of current American broadcasts into Iran and what needs to be done to correct the problems. A must read.Times Online also reported that America has dramatically increased its funding for Iranian human rights groups and dissidents.   The Russians Talk Tough on Iran. ABC News reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow will only host Iran's uranium enrichment program if Tehran agrees to re-impose an indefinite freeze on enrichment at home.RIA Novosti reported that Russia's most...
  • Iranian Alert - February 16, 2006 - US Moves to Support Pro-Democracy Forces inside of Iran.

    02/16/2006 9:43:00 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,296+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Moves to Aggressively Support Pro-Democracy Forces inside of Iran. Yahoo News reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said: The US administration will ask Congress for another 75 million dollars to boost democracy in Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear program. The Financial Times reported that the Bush administration announced a significant toughening of its policy towards Iran, but did not specifically use the words “regime change”.The State Department then published a Fact Sheet on how they plan to use the funds.   European's see Few Options with Iran. Dow Jones Newswires reported that...
  • Iranian Alert - February 15, 2006 - Signs that Russia on Board with the West on Iran?

    02/15/2006 7:51:34 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,311+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Signs that Russia on Board with the West on Iran? The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel is confident neither Russia nor China will block the implementation of UNSC sanctions. It revealed the sanctions being discussed.Dow Jones Newswires reported that Putin spoke with Angela Merkel about Iran and "Both sides expressed satisfaction with the high level of mutual understanding and emphasized the intention for continuing close coordination."Itar-Tass News Agency reported that Russia and France have made a joint statement, which calls on Iran to suspend the uranium enrichment process. “Russia and France are determined to resolve concerns...
  • Iranian Alert - February 14, 2006 - Calls to send Iranian suicide bombers to attack Europe and US

    02/14/2006 9:59:33 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 17 replies · 1,225+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Calls for Iran to send suicide bombers to attack Europe and US interests and more. Iran Press News reported that Khamnei's newspaper calls for suicide bombings in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe.Iran Focus reported that a senior commander of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) vowed that the Islamic Republic’s suicide volunteers abroad were being placed on readiness alert to attack Unites States and Israeli interests.Iran Press News reported that Ahmadinejad website site called for abandoning security for various embassies in Tehran.   Iran Crosses the "RedLine." The Times reported that Iran has started to...
  • Iranian Alert - February 13, 2006 - U.S. to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities backed by subs

    02/13/2006 3:49:56 PM PST · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,723+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2/13/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Gulf Times THE US military is preparing plans to bomb Irans nuclear facilities, backed by a submarine-launched ballistic missile strike, a leading British newspaper reported yesterday. The news came as Iran warned that it could leave the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which would theoretically put it in the same position as Israel which is not required to open its nuclear facilities to inspection. A US attack would be a last resort to try to thwart the development of an atom bomb by the Iranians, the Sunday Telegraph said. Pentagon planners are urgently drawing-up lists of targets...
  • Iranian Alert - February 12, 2006 - What the Video of the 27th Anniversary Rally didn't tell you

    02/12/2006 1:57:15 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 918+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What the Media's Video of the 27th Anniversary of the Revolution rally didn't tell you. SMCCDI reported that the vast majority of Iranians chose not to attend the Islamic regime's 27th anniversary of the revolution.Iranian Student News Agency published a photo of Iranians being bussed in for event.   More Threats and Insults by Iranian Leaders. WorldNetDaily reported that Ahmadinejad said Palestinians and "other nations" will remove Israel from the region.BBC News reported that Iran could abandon the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if forced to limit nuclear activities.Mehran Riazaty reported that Khatami called the Prime Minister of...
  • Iranian Alert - February 11, 2006 - Iran challenges the West twice in one day.

    02/11/2006 12:08:53 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,052+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran challenges the West twice in one day. Con Coughlin, The Telegraph reported that Iran's controversial Natanz uranium processing plant has successfully restarted their equipment that enable it to produce material for nuclear warheads. A major development.Iran Press News reported that the E.U. in a formal statement called for the Islamic regime to sever all ties to various Palestinian and Lebanese terror groups; the Islamic regime however, immediately rejected the appeal.   The Russians are unhappy with Iran. Monsters & Critics reported that three major Russian news agencies - RIA Novosti, ITAR-TASS and Interfax - published...
  • Iranian Alert - February 8, 2006 - Iran's Supreme Leader Tries to Incite Violence.

    02/08/2006 9:09:40 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 914+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's Supreme Leader Tries to Incite Violence. Adnkronos International reported that Iran's supreme leader has given his blessing to violent demonstrations targeting Denmark's embassy in Tehran, defining them as "justified and even holy."Iran Press News reported that the Supreme Leader's newspaper called for taking the IAEA inspectors hostage and prosecuting them for espionage.   Then the regime complains when Iranian agents in Iraq are arrested. Iran Press News reported that the Iranian Regime expressed anxiety over the continued arrests and incarceration of its minions in Iraq.   UN Security Council to Curb Iran's Nuclear Program? Some...
  • Iranian Alert - February 7, 2006 - US Official: Iran now has the ability to produce nuclear weapons.

    02/07/2006 8:31:35 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,239+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Official: Iran now has the ability to produce nuclear weapons. Dow Jones Newswires reported that Iran has now achieved the "capability to develop nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them."   Iran demands removal of IAEA seals and cameras. CNN News reported that Iran said inspectors from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog will visit in the next few days to oversee the resumption of uranium enrichment - a process that can be used to make bomb-grade material.Breitbart.com reported that Iran told the IAEA to remove surveillance cameras and agency seals from sites and nuclear equipment....
  • Iranian Alert - February 6, 2006 - Iran says will teach attackers a lesson

    02/06/2006 12:03:45 PM PST · by freedom44 · 28 replies · 1,796+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/5/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story The Star TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will teach any attackers a "lesson that will last throughout history", a senior commander said on Sunday, reinforcing Tehran's defiant stance after being reported to the U.N. Security Council. "We are not seeking a military confrontation, but if that happens we will give the enemy a lesson that will be remembered throughout history," Abdolrahim Moussavi, head of the joint chiefs of staff, was quoted as saying by the ISNA students news agency. "This nation has proved its will many times to its enemies. Why do they want to test this...
  • Iranian Alert - February, 5 2006 - Iran Referred to the UN Security Council. The Next Moves.

    02/05/2006 4:28:41 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 1,104+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Referred to the UN Security Council. Telegraph reported that the IAEA board of governors has voted 27 to three to report Iran to the UN Security Council.The IAEA published the text of the resolution. Iran Responds: No to Russia, Yes to Enrichment, then again no. Guardian reported that a senior Iranian official said a proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia is dead.Reuters reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued an order to Iran's Atomic Energy Organization to restart full-scale uranium enrichment, according to his website. However the Iranian presidential office denies the report....
  • Iranian Alert - February, 4 2006 - Last Minute Attempts to Stall Iran's Referral to the UNSC Fail

    02/04/2006 8:29:02 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 871+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Last Minute Attempts to Stall Iran's Referral to the UNSC Fail. Xinhuanet reported that Javad Vaeidi, deputy head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council warned that reporting the Iran's nuclear issue to the UNSC would mean the killing of Russia's proposal on uranium enrichment.The New York Times reported that the 35-nation board of the IAEA delayed a vote on a landmark resolution on Iran's nuclear program due to opposition to a clause indirectly criticizing Israel's nuclear weapons status.The Financial Times reported that Rafsanjani made a last minute appeal to the board of the IAEA not to...
  • Iranian Alert - February, 3 2006 - The War of Words Escalates.

    02/03/2006 8:56:22 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 1,416+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The War of Words Escalate. Iran's President Strikes Back at Bush. Yahoo News reported that Ahmadinejad called George W. Bush a warmonger who should be dragged before a "people's tribunal" and "God willing, in the near future we will judge you in a people's tribunal."Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad on Wednesday angrily rejected international pressure on Iran saying: "I am telling those fake superpowers that the Iranian nation became independent 27 years ago and ... on the nuclear case it will resist until fully achieving its rights."   Bush Responds. Reuters reported that President Bush, when asked...
  • Iranian Alert - February, 2 2006 - Iran: The good news and the bad

    02/02/2006 12:17:09 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 1,306+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 2.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran: The good news and the bad. Bush's SOTU Speech provides his strongest support for the Iranian people and condemnation of the regime. The White House published the text of President Bush's State of the Union Address. We highlighted relevant comments on Iran.   Iran ignores international warnings. Yahoo News reported that Iran's leading nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani said: "Reporting Iran's dossier to the U.N. Security Council will be unconstructive and the end of diplomacy."Reuters reported that the IAEA confirmed that Iran had begun preparing for nuclear enrichment.Reuters reported that Iran threatened to halt snap U.N....