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  • Iranian Alert - August 7, 2006 - Are we witnessing the signs of a coming war with Iran?

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

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

    08/05/2006 1:23:33 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 46 replies · 964+ views
    inthebullpen ^ | Saturday, August 5, 2006
    Saturday, August 5, 2006 Filed under: Iran Watch by Chad Evans at 3:10 pm EDT According to Iran Press News and translated at Regime Change Iran, Iran has taken steps to blackmail members of the Security Council from imposing sanctions upon Iran. Oil might have something to do with it, but Iran has specifically stated they will execute all political prisoners it holds if the Security Council votes for sanctions. The Islamic Republic has now specifically announced that should their nuclear dossier be voted for referral by the United Nations Security Council for sanctions in the August round of voting,...
  • Iranian Alert - August 5, 2006 - Iran MP: Muslims should Sanction Saudi Arabia, Ban Pilgramage

    08/05/2006 2:00:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 12 replies · 943+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8/5/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Stratfor An Iranian parliament member Aug. 5 called on Muslim states to impose political and economic sanctions on Saudi Arabia for Riyadh's policies on the Lebanese crisis, Iran's Fars News Agency reported. Rafat Bayat described the Israeli-Hezbollah war as a clash of opposing schools of thought. She called on Muslims not to go to on the pilgrimage this year, and to use the money to reconstruct Lebanon instead. A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Ebadi protests Interior Ministry ban Hezbollah equipped like the Syrian, Iranian army Russia warns Iran over deadeline Airbrushing Irans...
  • Iranian Alert - August 4, 2006 - Iran to kill its political prisoners if UNSC acts against Iran

    08/04/2006 11:00:57 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 38 replies · 1,538+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian leaders threaten to kill its political prisoners if UNSC acts against Iran. Iran Press News reported that the Islamic Republic has now specifically announced that should their nuclear dossier be voted for referral by the United Nations Security all political prisoners, whether on furlough or in prison, will be summarily executed.   Hezbollah executes Christians and Druze as spies. Iran Press News reported that Hezbollah executes 18 Lebanese Christians & Druze for exposing Hezbollah hideouts.   Iran sends bin Laden's son to Syria to create al Qaeda cells to fight with Hezbollah. Reuters reported that...
  • Iranian Alert - August 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad rejects UNSC resolution

    08/03/2006 10:11:39 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 814+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad rejects UNSC resolution. Dow Jones Newswires reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution that would give his nation until Aug. 31 to suspend uranium enrichment. Iranians think the West will give in on the nuclear issue. Rooz Online reported that the spokesman for the Majlis Leadership said: The West will yield on the nuclear issue. Iranian Ayatollah pleads for Muslims to arm Hezbollah. Aljazeera.net reported that Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati called on Muslim countries to arm Hezbollah in its struggle against Israel. Iran cuts another major deal with...
  • Iranian Alert - August 2, 2006 - Student leader dies of torture while on hunger strike in prison

    08/02/2006 6:26:27 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 950+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian student leader dies of torture while on hunger strike in prison. Iran Press News reported that a beloved student leader, Akbar Mohammadi, died as a result of brutal torture by Islamic regimes' judiciary at the infamous Evin Prison. Mohammadi had just been returned to his cell in ward 350 after a brutal torture session. He was on his 9th day of a hunger strike. He gave his life for freedom. Photos. UNSC passes a resolution giving Iran until the end of the month. The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.N. Security Council passed...
  • Iranian Alert - August 1, 2006 - Iran is preparing operation "Judgment Day?"

    08/01/2006 7:33:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 36 replies · 2,689+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran is preparing operation "Judgment Day?" Yehudit Barsky, InfoIsrael.net reported that little attention has been paid to Tehran's preparations for a possible showdown with America and its allies for a confrontation code-named "Al-Qiyamah," which is Arabic for "Judgment Day."   The head of the IRGC tells forces to “prepare to take revenge” on Israel and the U.S. Or did he speak to soon? Reuters reported that the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said hard-line forces should get ready to take revenge on Israel and the United States for the offensive on Lebanon. The regime later retracted...
  • Iranian Alert - July 31, 2006 - Iran preparing its people for war with Israel

    07/31/2006 8:31:23 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,490+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.31.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran preparing its people for war with Israel. Ottawa Citizen reported that a former Canadian Secret Intelligence Service informant says the Iranian regime is "mentally and spiritually" preparing its people for war against Israel.Yahoo News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei feted Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah as the "people's favorite person all over the world."   Iranian state radio: Iran will reject UN resolution. FOX News reported that Iranian state radio said Saturday that the government would reject a proposed U.N. resolution that would give it until Aug. 31 to suspend uranium enrichment or...
  • Iranian Alert - July 30, 2006 - Ahmadinejad Awards Chavez Highest Medal of Honor

    07/30/2006 8:55:34 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 13 replies · 861+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/30/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Peoples Daily Online Iran awarded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday the country's highest medal of honor for his support for Iran's nuclear program, the official IRNA new agency reported. "The medal was given to President Chavez for his support for Iran's stance on its nuclear case at international circles, especially Venezuela's vote against an anti-Iranian resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," the IRNA said. Venezuela opposed an IAEA decision to report Iran's nuclear case to the UN Security Council in February. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad awarded the medal to Chavez in Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - July 29 - Ahmadinejad's promised message to the world coming soon... August 22nd?

    07/30/2006 11:27:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 17 replies · 2,128+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad's promised message to the world coming soon... August 22nd? Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Israeli strategic planners are closely watching whether Iran will deliver on President Ahmadinejad's promise last week to make an announcement that would neutralize Israel's nuclear threat.Robert Spencer, FrontPageMagazine.com reported that Western officials are concerned with the message that Iranian President is planning for August 22nd. He examines the significance of the date in Islamic history and fears it is Iran's day of terror.Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu, FrontPageMagazine.com concerned about Ahmadinejad's August 22nd surprise announcement outlined what Iran and...
  • Iranian Alert - July 28 - Iranian people angry over government support of Hezbollah

    07/30/2006 1:00:41 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 20 replies · 1,544+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian regimes own newspaper confesses Iranian anger over government support of Hezbollah. Iran Press News reported on the Iranian people’s rage and hatred for Hezbollah was in evidence in the regime-run newspaper Aftab’eh Yazd where readers of the newspaper messages have been published, for example: “Hassan Nassrollah, the coward is hiding out while the people of Lebanon are paying his price.” A must read.   The human rights abuse of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran Focus reported that the European Union issued a statement that expressed “serious concern about the deteriorating situation with regard to...
  • Iranian Alert - July 27 - Iran demands a seat at the table of any peace deal in Lebanon

    07/30/2006 10:10:27 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 812+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran demands a seat at the table of any international peace deal in Lebanon. The Guardian reported that Iran warned the west that attempts to broker a Lebanon peace deal at today's Rome summit are destined to fail and that the West ignores Iran "at your peril."SF Chronicle reported that diplomats from the West and the Middle East gathered in Rome, two weeks after a cross-border attack spiraled into deadly warfare, minus Iran and Syria.   Iran appeals for Russian help in the current Middle East crisis. The Jerusalem Post reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin...
  • Iranian Alert - July 26 - The West's solidarity cracking over Lebanon?

    07/30/2006 12:38:42 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 686+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.26.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The West's solidarity cracking over Lebanon? The Washington Times reported that some analysts fear that Iran's suspected support for the recent Hezbollah attacks on Israel could undo the international community's solidarity over Iran's nuclear program.John Batchelor, The New York Sun argued that Europe will not fight in Lebanon to support Israel and America in suppressing Hezbollah. Because rather, Europe is collectively suffering the double wall of denial.Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online see the West replaying two old blunders in dealing with Syria. The first is the Friend Who Has Gone Too Far, and the second...
  • Iranian Alert - July 25 - Iranian suicide bombers head to Lebanon

    07/29/2006 12:05:46 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 984+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian suicide bombers head to Lebanon. Iran Press News reported that an Islamic regime organization, called Mohammad’s Army dispatched the first group of suicide-bombers from Tehran to Lebanon.The Sun reported that teams of Iranian suicide bombers were heading for Lebanon’s war zone last night in a terrifying bid to spark meltdown in the Middle East.   Iranian IRGC soldiers killed in Lebanon flown back to Iran. The New York Sun reported that the bodies of Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed by the Israeli army in Lebanon have been transported to Syria and flown to Tehran.  ...
  • Iranian Alert - July 24 - Average Iranians are angry with the regime's support for Hezbollah

    07/28/2006 4:13:38 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 984+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Average Iranians are angry with the regime's support for Hezbollah. Time Magazine reported that while Hezbollah may be Tehran's client, the conflict hasn't been welcomed by many Iranians. Iranian's are saying, "We should mind our own business and concentrate on policies that are good for our economy, and our kids."   Iranian regime has miscalculated Arab response to Hezbollah. Amir Taheri, The Times argued that when Iran launched the present war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, Ahmadinejad hoped, the Arab world would rally behind his vision of the Middle East instead of the “American vision”....
  • Iranian Alert - July 23 - Ahmadinejad said Israel is reaching "its finishing line."

    07/28/2006 1:23:33 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 928+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.23.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad said Israel is reaching "its finishing line." The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared that Israel had "pushed the button of its own destruction" by launching its military campaign against the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon.   But Iran will not fight Israel in Lebanon? Iranian Student News Agency reported that Iran will never be brought into the Lebanon war.   Iran's military angry at the Arab lack of support of Hezbollah. Iranian Student News Agency reported that Iran's general staff chief commander commented that closing all oil pipelines to Israel was the...
  • Iranian Alert - July 22 - Shipment of radio active materials bound for Iran interdicted

    07/26/2006 1:39:22 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Shipment of radio active materials bound for Iran interdicted. Iran Press News reported that officials in Bulgaria stopped a truck carrying radio active materials to Iran.   Iran experts tell US Senate its time for a regime change in Iran. AxcessNews reported that Iran experts argued to US Senators that a Western-backed incentive package to abandon its nuclear ambitions would not yield results. The overthrow of the mullah is the only option to quell the threat of a nuclear Iran.Michael Ledeen, U.S. Senate Committee Testimony, reminded the Senators that if we could help Change the Iranian...
  • Iran activist 'snubs White House'

    07/25/2006 12:05:55 AM PDT · by Republicain · 20 replies · 976+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/25/2006 | Daryoush Homaee
    Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji declined to meet White House officials during a visit to the US, he has told the BBC.
  • Iranian Alert - July 21 - The West prepares to seize an opportunity to rein in Iran

    07/22/2006 2:35:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 876+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The West prepares to seize an opportunity to rein in Iran. The Times Online reported that Britain blames Iran for the eruption of fighting in Lebanon and wants to use crisis talks to build an alliance for its long-term “containment”.Michael Ledeen, The National Review Online argued that Iran appears to have miscalculated in fueling the present crisis between Hezbollah and Israel. Never before have Saudis, Egyptians, Jordanians, Kuwaitis, and Iraqis spoken so forcefully against the terrorists (Hamas and Hezbollah, Sunni and Shiite) and their state sponsors in Tehran and Damascus and this provides a unique opportunity...
  • Iranian Alert - July 20 - Why the Arab community is not supporting Hezbollah

    07/20/2006 11:38:56 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,040+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why the Arab community is not supporting Hezbollah. Michael Rubin, The Wall Street Journal explains why the Arab world has not rallied to Hezbollah's defense it's present war with Israel. A must read.USA Today reported that Hezbollah' and Hamas' attempt to drag the whole Arab world into their war with Israel has drawn flak in the form of Arab public opinion that neither militant jihadist organizations anticipated. It seems Iran has overplayed its hand.   Iranian military in Lebanon operating some of the equipment used to attack Israel? The New York Sun reported that an Arab...
  • Iranian Alert - July 19 - Ahmadinejad promises news the will cause "rejoicing" for Muslims "soon."

    07/20/2006 12:08:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 41 replies · 2,624+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad promises news the will cause "rejoicing" for Muslims "soon."  What is he up to? The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised a "rejoicing" for Muslims in the Middle East "soon." Ahmadinejad said the "volcano of rage" at the "arrogant powers" was "on the verge of eruption."   How will the world deal with Hezbollah? The Telegraph reported that the Bush administration made clear that it saw the crisis in the Middle East as an opportunity for the world to deal once and for all with Hezbollah and to rein in its sponsors,...
  • Iranian Alert - July 18 - For the first time: Arab nations blame Hezbollah

    07/19/2006 9:52:56 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,020+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story For the first time: Arab nations blame Hezbollah. The New York Times reported that key Arab governments have taken the rare step of blaming Hezbollah. Saudi Arabia, with Jordan, Egypt and several Persian Gulf states, chastised Hezbollah for “unexpected, inappropriate and irresponsible acts.”IranMania reported that Druze leader Walid Jumblatt charged "The war is no longer Lebanon's ... it is an Iranian war."   G8 Nations back Bush's call for Hezbollah to disarm. Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that leaders of the world's most powerful nations handed President Bush their support for his call for...
  • Iranian Alert - July 17 - Ahmadinejad sought Arab support for the attacks on Israel? -

    07/18/2006 2:13:11 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,189+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad sought Arab support for the attacks on Israel? RIA Novosti reported that just before the attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah on Israel. Ahmadinejad addressed a high-profile Muslim forum held in Tehran saying "the main issue faced by the Islamic world is Israel's existence. The Islamic countries should mobilize their efforts to do away with this issue," and that "all the conditions for eliminating the Zionist regime" are currently in place."   Then he tries to compare Israel to the Nazi's for responding to the attacks. Reuters reported that Ahmadinejad compared the behavior of Israel in...
  • Iranian Alert - July 16 - Khamenei says Muslims proud of Hezbollah

    07/16/2006 11:17:12 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 944+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Kuwait News TEHRAN, July 16 (KUNA) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the US and Israel wanted to disarm Hezbollah and that this was not going to happen. In a statement to a local radio, he said, "Us President George Bush and the Zionists are calling for the disarmament of Hezbollah, and this will not happen... The Lebanese people know the value of resistance and of Hezbollah." The Iranian leader commended Hezbollah for their stance, adding, "Muslims are proud of the brave move that Hezbollah has made. A Daily Briefing of Major...
  • Iranian Alert - July 15, 2006 - Why Putin will not help the US with Iran

    07/17/2006 8:28:21 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 798+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why Putin will not help the US with Iran. Amir Taheri, The New York Post reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long envisioned Russia's return as a major world power. This weekend, Putin will see part of that dream realized serving as President of this year's G-8 summit. Putin said he was seeking a "multipolar" world in which the United States would no longer be "the sole superpower that tries to dictate to the world how to behave." Ganji will meet US officials. Eli Lake, The New York Sun published an interview with Akbar...
  • Iranian Alert - July 14, 2006 - Iran's war with Israel and the US becomes clear to the MSM

    07/16/2006 12:40:15 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 953+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's war with Israel and the US becomes clear to the MSM. The New York Times finally reported that the expansion of the Gaza crisis into southern Lebanon, confronting Israel with a conflict on its northern and southern borders, has demonstrated that the central issue at stake is regional, not local. It is the broader problem of radical Islam and of Iran.The Telegraph reported that Israeli commanders regard the northern border as their "front line" with Iran.New York Sun in an editorial argued the risks of 'Restraint' in the present Middle East conflict.The Boston Globe in...
  • A man of principles (Red China's alleged harvesting of human organs!)

    07/16/2006 12:06:04 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 283+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sunday, July 16, 2006 | PETER WORTHINGTON
    A man of principles Silence in the face of evil is not David Kilgour's way. Sadly, there are few like him in seats of power Toronto Sun Sunday, July 16, 2006 By Peter Worthington David Kilgour is one of those guys destined to make waves -- never for self-aggrandizement, always on moral issues of principle. At age 64, he's been around the hoop. A former Crown attorney, he was first elected to the House of Commons as a Tory in 1979. He's served in the cabinet, quit the party and joined the Liberals, quit the Liberals to sit as...
  • Iranian Alert - July 13, 2006 - Iranian dissident to meet with Noam Chomsky?

    07/14/2006 1:14:55 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 764+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian dissident to meet with Noan Chomsky. Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that Iran's most famous opposition figure, Akbar Ganji, is due to arrive in New York on Saturday and attend a meeting with the leftist MIT political science professor Noam Chomsky. But Mr. Ganji will not be meeting with any American government officials.   US prepares "united" and punitive action on Iran. Voice of America reported that the United States says world powers are fully prepared to seek punitive action against Iran after it failed to provide a clear answer to their overture...
  • Iranian Alert - July 12, 2006 - Iranian Press hides EU blacklisting of Iran.

    07/12/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 687+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Press hides EU blacklisting of Iran. Iran Focus reported that after the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution accusing Tehran of obstructing freedom of expression on the internet, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported the EP resolution and listed all the states but one on the blacklist: Iran.   US demands an answer from Iran. The Washington Times reported that Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said of Iran: "We offered them two paths, negotiations or Security Council action... The Iranians can choose, but the time to choose has come."Reuters reported that U.S. Secretary of...
  • Iranian Alert - July 11, 2006 - Iran and this week's G-8 Summit in Russia.

    07/10/2006 9:48:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 616+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran and this week's G-8 Summit in Russia. Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Iran's nuclear case would top the agenda of the G-8 summit this week in St Petersburg, Russia, July 15-17.The Washington Post reported that President Bush has decided to permit extensive U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia for the first time, in a move that would be worth billions of dollars to Moscow.Seattle PI reported that with the uproar over North Korea's missile tests, America and its allies are concerned that all the attention could hurt their effort to curb Iran's suspect nuclear...
  • Iranian Alert - July 10, 2006 - Why El Baradei must be forced out of the IAEA

    07/09/2006 12:38:34 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why El Baradei must be forced out of the IAEA. Bruno Schirra, writing for the German website Die Welt just published a report that the IAEA tried to stop entitled: Atomic Secrets: The man who knew too much. This is the first time the IAEA’s Chief Inspector, Chris Charlier, has spoken out publicly. We have just translated the report. Here are a few excerpts:   When Baradei went to Tehran in April for consultations, the chief negotiator of the Shiite theocracy, Ali Larijani gave him an ultimatum to fire Chris Charlier. … Mohammad El-Baradei acted swiftly...
  • Iranian Alert - July 9, 2006 - Iranian exiles are finally uniting on Iran!

    07/08/2006 9:27:20 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,197+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad warns Jews in Israel to leave Israel. JTA reported that Ahmadinejad said Israel is a "fabricated regime... I think the only solution would be for those who created it to wrap it up and take it away."   Iranian exiles are finally uniting on Iran. Amir Taheri, Arab News reported that recently Iranian exiles have held a series of meetings, most recently in Berlin and London, to harmonize their activities. The emerging consensus within the opposition appears to be based on at least six points. A must read.   The EU/Iran "encouraged" before more talks...
  • Iranian Alert - July 8, 2006 - LA's Iranian exiles seek unity on regime change in Iran.

    07/08/2006 12:27:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story LA's Iranian exiles seek unity on regime change in Iran. Mercury News reported that an Iranian student leader, Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who was imprisoned for years until he recently fled his homeland arrived in Southern California in hopes of uniting Iranian opposition groups.   Iran & North Korea test the International community. The Wall Street Journal reminded us of the history of North Korea efforts to sell missile technology to Iran and the problem our these nations developing nuclear weapons.Michael Rubin, The National Review Online reviewed the reasons for the failure of US and international efforts...
  • Iranian Alert - July 7, 2006 - "Fearing assassins" Iran delays nuclear talks with EU.

    07/07/2006 9:27:25 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 696+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Fearing assassins" Iran delays nuclear talks with EU. Yahoo News reported that crucial talks due on Wednesday between the European Union and Iran on incentives to a end a nuclear stand-off have been postponed for a week.Interactive Investor reported that Iran decided to delay today's meeting in Brussels with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana because of the possible presence in Brussels of an exiled opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran -- a banned opposition group.Yahoo News later reported that Iran postponed key talks in Brussels between its chief...
  • Iranian Alert - July 6, 2006 - Iranian dissident to meet w/Cheney about "regime change" in Iran.

    07/05/2006 4:30:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 886+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian student leader to meet with VP Cheney about "regime change" in Tehran. Telegraph reported that an Iranian student leader, Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who was imprisoned and tortured before fleeing to the United States in May, is to meet Vice-President Dick Cheney and deliver his message about the need for "regime change" in Tehran.   The West has no choice but wait for Tehran? Reuters reported that Western diplomats and analysts said the West has no choice but to wait as Tehran plays for time. The latest "deadline" for Iran is July 12.Yahoo News reported that...
  • Iranian Alert - July 5, 2006 - Karen Hughes kills Bush's US broadcasting nominee

    07/04/2006 5:55:36 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,245+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Karen Hughes kills Bush's US broadcasting nominee who sought a return to the principles that proved so effective during the Cold War. Joel Mowbray, The Washington Times reported that in a stunning move, Karen Hughes sided with the Democratic members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors earlier this month in shooting down the Republicans' preferred candidate to head up U.S. radio services who would like to return to the principles that proved so effective during the Cold War, namely targeting key decision makers with serious programming laced with the values and ideals inherent to free societies....
  • Iranian Alert - July 4, 2006 - Iran & EU have been talking daily. So why Wednesday's meeting?

    07/03/2006 5:06:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 662+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News StoryIran and EU have been "talking daily." So what is Wednesday's meeting for? Dow Jones Newswires reported that top Iranian and European envoys will meet Wednesday to discuss "ambiguities" in a package of Western incentives, but the ambiguities shouldn't there since the EU's Solana and Iran's Larijani are "in contact on a daily basis."The New York Times reported that Iran again rejected a deadline to respond to an international proposal to end the standoff over its nuclear program.   Hersch: on the problems with military strikes on Iran. More "anonymous sources." Symour M. Hersh, The New Yorker...
  • Iranian Alert - July 3, 2006 - Commanders say U.S. strikes against Iran won't work

    07/02/2006 4:42:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 1,412+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/3/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story CBC News Senior United States military commanders have told the Bush administration that military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities would probably fail to destroy them, the New Yorker magazine reported on Sunday. The senior commanders also warned that any attack could have "serious economic, political, and military consequences for the United States," the article says, citing unidentified U.S. military officials. "The target array in Iran is huge, but it's amorphous," the magazine quotes one unidentified general as saying. The article is by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who was the first U.S. journalist to report on the...
  • Iranian Alert - July 2, 2006 - Iranian rebels blow up railway line

    07/02/2006 2:55:02 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 911+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News StoryIranian rebels blow up railway line. Reuters reported that suspected tribal militants, fighting for greater political and economic autonomy, blew up a railway line linking southwestern Pakistan to Iran early on Saturday.Middle East Newsline reported that Iran was said to have been besieged by unrest. Iranian opposition sources reported a sharp increase in civil unrest throughout the country.   Syria detains Iranian rebels. Kuwait Times reported that a human rights group said Syria detained several leading Iranian Arab rebel leaders yesterday. The human rights group fear they will send them back to Iran.   G8 fear Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - July 1, 2006 - Iran invests in $1/3 Billion to crush its internal opposition!

    07/01/2006 1:44:51 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran invests in $1/3 Billion to suppress its internal opposition. Rooz Online reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran spent $350 million to equip and arm 2 brigades of Baseej mass-mobilization forces with heavy weapons. These two brigades had been involved in crushing the student protests. (But the US still can't provide $75 million to support them.) A must read.   Iranian fighters captured in Iraq. Excite News reported that Iraqi and U.S. troops battled Shiite militiamen in a village northeast of Baghdad on Thursday. Iraqi security officials said Iranian fighters had been captured in the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 30, 2006 - A serious crack in US/EU Unity on Iran

    06/30/2006 7:30:08 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.30.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A serious crack in US/EU Unity on Iran. Reuters reported that Germany's defense minister said Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium for power generation provided there is close monitoring by U.N. inspectors to ensure that it is not trying to develop atomic weapons. Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow on Iran... Yahoo News reported that a meeting between EU foreign policy Chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator has been postponed until after Group of Eight foreign ministers meet on Thursday.The Washington Post reported that Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations...
  • Iranian Alert - June 29, 2006 - A serious crack in US/EU Unity on Iran

    06/29/2006 11:47:12 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 623+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A serious crack in US/EU Unity on Iran. Reuters reported that Germany's defense minister said Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium for power generation provided there is close monitoring by U.N. inspectors to ensure that it is not trying to develop atomic weapons. Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow on Iran... Yahoo News reported that a meeting between EU foreign policy Chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator has been postponed until after Group of Eight foreign ministers meet on Thursday.The Washington Post reported that Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations...
  • Iranian Alert - June 28, 2006 - 5 Reasons not to believe the media's favorite "Iran Experts."

    06/28/2006 11:37:30 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 765+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 5 Reasons you should not believe the media's favorite "Iran Experts." In today’s news reports alone, we have plenty of reasons to distrust these so-called experts. Please consider the following myths promoted by some of these experts: MYTH: Iranians are united in support of Ahmadinejad. FACT: There were nearly 500 protests inside of Iran in the past month. Iran Focus reported that there have been some 480 anti-government protests inside of Iran in the past month. But the Western media remains silent. Photo. FACT: Ahmadinejad's mentor, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi hopes to convince 10% of Iran will...
  • Iranian Alert - June 27, 2006 - Canada to world: Arrest Tehran's Prosecutor

    06/28/2006 8:59:49 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 683+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Canada to world: Arrest Tehran's Prosecutor. Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that an Iranian prosecutor, Mr. Mortazavi, who is accused of condoning the torture, rape, and murder of a Canadian photojournalist has eluded arrest after Canadian Prime Minister Harper made an appeal to the world to use "all manner of law" available to apprehend him. A preview of UN sanctions on Iran?   What will Iran do with $60 billion? Strategiy.com reported that Iran expects to earn 60 billion dollars from oil exports in its current financial year that ends on March 20, 2007....
  • Iranian Alert - June 26, 2006 - Iran admits it has influence over Al Qaeda

    06/27/2006 3:49:39 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.26.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran admits it has influence over Al Qaeda. RIA Novosti reported that Tehran is prepared to assist in releasing four Russian diplomats abducted by Al Qaeda insurgents in the Iraqi capital. By making this statement, Iran has admitted it's over Al Qaeda.   Iran's Holocaust Conference scheduled for October. Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported that Iran is to hold its controversial proposed conference on the Holocaust in October.   Iran warns the West of its Oil Weapon.... again. Yahoo News reported that Iran's oil minister warned that Iran would use oil as a weapon if its interests are...
  • Iranian Alert - June 25, 2006 - The fissures in the Iranian regime increase

    06/26/2006 12:40:34 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 767+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The fissures in the Iranian regime increase. Abbas Milani, The Washington Post reported that despite Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insistence that there are no fissures in the Iranian regime, something is clearly rotten in the state of Iran. They discuss the four main factions struggling for control in the Islamic republic.The Guardian reported that Rafsanjani is preparing a quixotic final bid for political power - with backing from some surprising quarters. If he succeeds he will be in prime position to become Iran's next Supreme Leader. But some factions consider Rafsanjani a traitor to the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 24, 2006 - Canada demands the arrest of Iran's UN Human Rights representative

    06/25/2006 12:41:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 712+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Canada demands the arrest of Iran's UN Human Rights Council representative. CTVNews reported that Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanded Saeed Mortazavi be arrested before he leaves Germany, after Iran sent the infamous Mortazavi to the new UN Human rights Council.Dow Jones Newswires reported that the State Department said Iran showed a lack of concern for basic human rights by appointing a known rights violator to its delegation at a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council.OpenDemocracy reported that Iran also sent another infamous human rights abuser to the UN Human Rights Council: justice minister Jamal...
  • Iranian Alert - June 23, 2006 - Akbar Ganji: There is "no consensus on the nuclear issue in Iran."

    06/25/2006 1:15:24 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 667+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.23.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian dissident: There is "no consensus on the nuclear issue in Iran." Rooz Online reported that the famed Iranian imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji declared in Paris said, “There is absolutely no consensus on the nuclear issue in Iran and everything that is attributed to be ‘national’ in this regard is merely ideological propaganda.”   Bush: The Iranian people deserve to "determine their own future." Voice of America reported that in a recent speech, President George W. Bush called on the Iranian government to accept the proposal and said: "The people of Iran, like people everywhere, also...
  • Iranian Alert - June 22, 2006 - World condemns Iran for sending a human rights abuser to UN HRC

    06/22/2006 5:55:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 653+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The world condemns Iran for sending a human rights abuser to the "new and improved" UN Human Rights Commission. Canada.com reported that the Iranian prosecutor implicated in the death of Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi is part of a delegation at a new UN human rights body. Human rights organizations immediately condemned his presence. A must read.Mehr.org produced a petition to protest the legitimization of Islamic Regime by the United Nations new human rights commission.   The Iranian regime plans harsher treatment of dissidents in Iran. Rooz Online reported that after the arrest of two student activists...