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  • Ahmadinejad won. Get over it

    06/16/2009 3:03:41 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 40 replies · 1,652+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/15/09 | Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leveret
    Without any evidence, many U.S. politicians and “Iran experts” have dismissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection Friday, with 62.6 percent of the vote, as fraud. They ignore the fact that Ahmadinejad’s 62.6 percent of the vote in this year’s election is essentially the same as the 61.69 percent he received in the final count of the 2005 presidential election, when he trounced former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The shock of the “Iran experts” over Friday’s results is entirely self-generated, based on their preferred assumptions and wishful thinking. Although Iran’s elections are not free by Western standards, the Islamic Republic...
  • US: Iran stopped nuclear weapons work

    12/03/2007 11:10:59 AM PST · by PRePublic · 43 replies · 80+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/03/2007
    US: Iran stopped nuclear weapons work CNN International - 18 minutes ago WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Iran halted work toward a nuclear weapon under international scrutiny in 2003 and is unlikely to be able to produce enough enriched uranium for a bomb until 2010 to 2015, a US intelligence report says. http://edition.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/03/iran.nuclear/?iref=mpstoryview
  • Iranian Alert - August 9, 2006 - Pakistan warns Iran of India's support for Iranian rebels

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

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

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

    08/09/2006 11:34:56 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret Iranian uranium shipment stopped. The Times Online reported that Iran is seeking to import large consignments of bomb-making uranium from the African mining area that produced the Hiroshima bomb. A huge shipment of smuggled uranium 238, uncovered by customs officials in Tanzania destined for the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.   Iranian dissident Mohammadi's funeral. SOSIran published a translation of a report on the condition of the body of the Iranian dissident. Graphic language.Iran Press News published photos of the funeral of Iranian dissident Akbar Mohammadi.   Regime newspaper: Open a corridor for the drug...
  • 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 Iran’s...
  • 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 People’s 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...
  • Iranian Alert - October 18, 2005 - Protests, Protests, and more Unrest in Iran in the past few days

    10/18/2005 5:20:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,464+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Protests, Protests, and more Unrest in Iran over the past few days.Protests: Iran Press News reported on the protest and conflict at Najafabad University. A first hand account.Iran Press News reported that students from the Abbasspour University for Water and Power Industry protested against the regime's guards in their university.Iran Press News reported that an angry mob, protesting the violent and oppressive actions of the disciplinary forces of the regime, attacked governmental bureaus in the Province of Qeshm.SMCCDI reported that drivers of many Iranian Collective Buses refused to validate passenger's tickets, today, in order to protest...
  • Iranian Alert - October 17, 2005 - Iran's Gov't Seeks Alliance with 13th century Imam?

    10/17/2005 10:20:42 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 4,039+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Two recent reports from inside of Iran, if accurate, are very troubling. Iran's Government Seeks Agreement with 12th Imam - in hiding since 13th century?Kamal Tehrani, Rooz Online: a "reformist" website In a formal cabinet meeting chaired by Iran's new president’s first deputy, the ministers printed and ratified an agreement with the Shiites' 12th Imam. In his opening remarks, Parviz Davoudi, Ahmadinejad' first deputy suggested that the cabinet ministers should sign an agreement with 12th Imam, the same way they signed a pact with the new president. The ministers collectively agreed and so there is now an agreement between...
  • Iranian Alert - October 16, 2005 - Iran blames Britain for Ahvaz bombings

    10/16/2005 12:36:38 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 1,566+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10/16/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, October 16 (IranMania) -Iranian officials said on Sunday they suspected British involvement in a double bomb attack in the ethnic-Arab dominated city of Ahvaz, despite furious denials and condemnation of the attacks from London. Two bombs exploded outside a crowded market late Saturday in Ahvaz, capital of the oil-rich Khuzestan province adjacent to British-occupied southern Iraq. Five people were killed and more than 100 injured, according to the latest official toll. "Since there are British troops present alongside our border, there is a concern over their involvement in the explosions in Ahvaz," Alaeddin Borujerdi,...
  • Iranian Alert - October 15, 2005 - Iran's hard-lines admit defeat in Iraq

    10/15/2005 11:03:37 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,390+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.15.2005 | DoctorZin
    Iran's hard-lines admit defeat in IraqIran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi The regime-run web site, BAZTAB, in a report admitted to the regime's political defeat in soliciting the support of the people of Iraq and the region where dozens of Arab-language media, backed by the regime, including Al Alam TV are being broadcast. BAZTAB wrote: "The Al Alam news channel was supposed to be the mouthpiece for the views of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Arab-speaking countries and was meant to compete with some of these immoral western TV networks, in order to restore the popularity of...
  • Iranian Alert - October 14, 2005 - UK 'sells' nuclear bomb material to Iran

    10/14/2005 7:28:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,115+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.14.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UK 'sells' bomb material to Iran DTI is accused of approving controversial exports British officials have approved the export of key components needed to make nuclear weapons to Iran and other countries known to be developing such weapons. An investigation by BBC Radio 4 programme File on Four will disclose that the Department of Trade and Industry allowed a quantity of the metal, Beryllium, to be sold to Iran last year. That metal is needed to make nuclear bombs. Britain has had an arms embargo to Iran since 1993 and has signed up to an international...
  • Iranian Alert - October 13, 2005 - Important New Evidence of the Iran/Al Qaeda Connection

    10/13/2005 7:09:14 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,440+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.13.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The al-Zawahiri Letter A window into the mind of the enemy.by Dan Darling 10/12/2005 7:20:00 PM THE FULL TEXT of the just-released letter from al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri to Iraqi insurgent leader Abu Musab Zarqawi, dated July 9, 2005, makes it clear that not only are al-Zawahiri and bin Laden symbolic leaders to the global jihad, but they are still active in running their terror network, too. The letter includes references to the fighting in Afghanistan, a peripheral acknowledgement of ongoing al Qaeda-backed insurgencies in Chechnya and Kashmir, and a discussion of the steps the...
  • Iranian Alert - October 12, 2005 - Iran accused of training Iraqi bombers

    10/12/2005 1:01:59 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 8,876+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.12.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran accused of training Iraqi bombers Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:50 AM BST LONDON (Reuters) - London has accused Iran of running training camps to teach militants how to carry out roadside bomb attacks on British troops in southern Iraq, according to newspaper reports on Wednesday.The government believes Iran's Revolutionary Guard has taught Shi'ite militia members from Iraq how to make armour-piercing devices, the Daily Mirror reported, citing an unnamed defence source."There is evidence that there are teaching camps in Iran, Lebanon and maybe Syria," the source was quoted as saying. "It means up to 10...
  • Iranian Alert - October 11, 2005 - Two Under-reported Developments in Iran's Nuclear Programs

    10/11/2005 9:35:34 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,218+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.11.2005 | DoctorZin
    Two Under-reported Developments in Iran's Nuclear Programs. Iran Designs Nuke Warhead For Shihab-3 Middle East Newsline: Iran was said to have designed a nuclear warhead for the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile. The United States has briefed several nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency of an Iranian program to develop a nuclear warhead for the Shihab-3. Diplomatic sources said the U.S. briefers asserted that from 2001 to 2003 Iran designed and developed a circular warhead that could detonate at an altitude meant to ensure optimal damage. An empty nuclear warhead was said to have been installed on the Shihab-3...
  • Iranian Alert - October 10, 2005 - The Story Behind Why Britain Finally Exposed Iran

    10/10/2005 1:39:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 2,233+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Now we know the truth about Iran, we must actBy Con Coughlin(Filed: 09/10/2005)It was not the outcome the Foreign Office had been planning. When it was announced early last week that a senior British diplomat in Baghdad was flying back to London to give a briefing on Iraq's constitutional referendum, the general expectation in Whitehall was that the following day's headlines would focus exclusively on whether sufficient numbers of Iraqis would turn out to validate the exercise.Imagine the surprise, then, of Jack Straw and his officials the following morning when they opened their newspapers to discover...
  • Iranian Alert - October 9, 2005 - Iran powerful cleric dares the United States to 'Bring It On'

    10/09/2005 10:33:31 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 31 replies · 1,951+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10-09-05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iran Focus A powerful Iranian cleric told Tehran’s Friday prayers worshippers the Islamic Republic was unwavering in its nuclear venture and unafraid of international sanctions. “We mustn’t be afraid of sanctions. Even though there is a loss, it also has benefits. We should not fear the losses”, Guardian Council chief Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said. “If we have made any headway these days, it is because of these sanctions against us. Otherwise, we would be like these Arab countries, who have to import everything”, Jannati said. “If we fear sanctions then we will have to accept submission”,...
  • Iranian Alert - October 8, 2005 - Is Iran about to make concessions on human rights?

    10/08/2005 11:34:11 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,027+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online Is Iran about to make concessions on human rights? Arash Motamed The judiciary directive to release imprisoned student activists, which was initially requested by the "Association for the Defense of the Rights of Prisoners" that specifically called for the release of 34 prisoners, and the judiciary’s recent emphasis on the necessity of having juries for political trials are new initiatives from the ultra-conservatives now in the driving seat in Tehran that signal more than just simple administrative changes. In less than three months since it has come to power, the administration of president Ahmadinejad,...
  • Iranian Alert - October 7, 2005 - Blair links Iraq bombings to row over Iran's nuclear program

    10/07/2005 9:34:28 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,106+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.7.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Blair links Iraq bombings to row over Iran's nuclear program Ewen MacAskill, Brian WhitakerFriday October 7, 2005The Guardian Tony Blair warned yesterday he will not be diverted from the debate over Iran's nuclear programme by Tehran's suspected involvement in a series of deadly bomb attacks on British soldiers this year. Speaking at Downing Street 24 hours after a British official pointed a finger of blame at Tehran, Mr Blair said: "There are certain pieces of information that lead us back to Iran."Such attacks would not prevent Britain continuing to press for Iran to abandon its alleged...
  • Iranian Alert - October 6, 2005 - UK accuses Iran over killings of soldiers

    10/06/2005 8:18:30 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 1,019+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.6.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UK accuses Iran over killings of soldiers Ewen MacAskill and Simon Tisdall and Richard Norton-TaylorThursday October 6, 2005The Guardian Britain and Iran clashed openly last night after a senior British official directly accused Tehran of supplying Iraqi insurgents with sophisticated roadside bombs that have killed eight British soldiers and two security guards since May. The bombs, triggered when an infra-red beam is touched, have created havoc among British forces in southern Iraq. They release a projectile capable of penetrating armoured vehicles, against which the British army has virtually no defence.The British official said that Iranian interference...
  • Iranian Alert - October 5, 2005 - Army takes control of Iran nukes

    10/05/2005 1:21:12 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 2,023+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.5.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Washington Times Army takes control of Iran nukes An Excerpt:David R. Sands, The Washington Times:Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has placed the military firmly in control of his nation's nuclear program, undercutting his government's claim that the program is intended for civilian use, according to a leading opposition group. READ MORE A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Dan Darling, The Weekly Standard takes a close look at Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani and the Qods (Jerusalem) Force unit under his command and his efforts in Iraq. A must read.Iran Press News reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2005 - "Supreme Leader" turns to Rafsanjani for help with Ahmadinejad?

    10/04/2005 9:25:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,044+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online The "Supreme Leader" turning to Rafsanjani for help with Ahmadinejad? Rooz Online: a pro-reformist website Sharg newspaper carried this headline: “The Expediency Council is responsible for supervising the implementation of the grand policies of the three branches of government.” This is the product of an interview Sharg reporter Akbar Montakhabi had with Mohsen Rezai from the Expediency Council. The relegation of some of the authority of the Leader to the Expediency Council has been the subject of recent talks as a solution to end the current crises and impasse in the political sphere. This...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2005 - End of Islam in Iran Near?

    10/03/2005 6:52:08 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 2,536+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian.ws End of Islam in Iran Near? Iranian.ws: POLL - As an Iranian, If(or when) time comes to choose between 'Islam or Iran', which one will you support? Grandson of the founder of mullacracy in Iran, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, criticized the battle between secularism and backwardness, saying the original religious movement in Iran has been endangered. He added that secularism is pursuing separation of religion from politics and some are promoting an emotional religion based on backwardness and superstitions to withstand secularism. Mullah Hassan further said both these movements would end in the separation of religion...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2005 - Who Killed the Bush Doctrine?

    10/02/2005 2:31:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,454+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10/02/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Haaretz On January 20, 2005, George W. Bush outlined the goal of his second term. "It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world," he said. "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you." Less than a year later, the Bush doctrine is dead, the victim not...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2005 - Questioning the Lack of Open Debate on Iran's Nuclear Program

    10/02/2005 11:49:45 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 958+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online Questioning the Lack of Open Debate on Iran's Nuclear Program Ahmad Zeidabadi The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran insists on calling Iran’s nuclear issue the “national case”. I do not understand this insistence or why is the issue a ”national” one. If those who call the issue a national one mean that its outcome will determine the destiny of the Iranian nation, which it will, what is the importance and value of this interpretation of the word “national” for its insistence? The fluctuation of the price of oil in international markets too...
  • Iranian Alert - September 30 - Are Arabs Anti-American?

    10/01/2005 12:18:15 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,289+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story ARE ARABS ANTI-AMERICAN? An Excerpt: By AMIR TAHERI PRESIDENT Bush's "image queen," Karen Hughes, is on a tour of Arab countries, where conventional wisdom claims that anti-Americanism is second nature. Hughes, now in charge of public diplomacy at the State Department, plainly she shares that analysis — why else choose the Arab region for her maiden voyage? But how true is that claim? Are Arabs the most anti-American people on earth? READ MORE A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Iran Press News reported that Hadad Adel, the Director of the Parliament of the...
  • Israelis urge U.S. to stop Iran's nuke goals

    09/30/2005 5:56:03 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 44 replies · 1,445+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2005 | David R. Sands
    The United States and its allies must act to stop Iran's nuclear programs -- by force if necessary -- because conventional diplomacy will not work, three senior Israeli lawmakers from across the political spectrum warned yesterday. As a last resort, they said, Israel itself would act unilaterally to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms. Iran will not be deterred "by anything short of a threat of force," said Arieh Eldad, a member of Israel's right-wing National Union Party, part of a delegation of Knesset members visiting Washington this week. "They won't be stopped unless they are convinced their programs will...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29 - Flight of Capital is a wake-up call for Iran to change its policies

    09/29/2005 11:49:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,533+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story FLIGHT OF CAPITAL IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR IRAN TO CHANGE ITS POLICIESby Amir TaheriGulf NewsSeptember 28, 2005 Here is a quiz. You have a country whose foreign exchange reserves are at the highest levels in two decades, with prospects of rising prices for its principal export while over $200 million (Dh734 million) pours into its coffers each day.Moreover, the nation's budget deficit, a persistent though occulted feature for the past eight years, has turned into a surplus, freeing the hands of the government to throw money at its more pressing problems. The logical consequence of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28 - Russia in a Hurry to Sell Weapons to Iran

    09/29/2005 12:08:24 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,102+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russia in a Hurry to Sell Weapons to Iran — Paper Russia is intensifying efforts to sell weapons to Iran while such sales remain legal amid mounting pressure on the Islamic state over its controversial nuclear program, the daily Kommersant said on Monday. Moscow “has stepped up military-technological cooperation with Tehran,” the business daily said, citing an unidentified source. It said top officials within Russia’s military-industrial complex decided to concentrate on arms sales to Tehran for two reasons. “Firstly, as many weapons as possible must be sold to Iran before an international embargo against this country comes...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27 - Iran threatens to cut trade with nuclear critics

    09/28/2005 10:28:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,288+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran threatens to cut trade with nuclear critics By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Iran threatened on Tuesday to use trade to punish countries that have voted to report it to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions, after Tehran failed to convince the world its nuclear programme was peaceful. Iranian officials said they were shocked by India's backing on Saturday for a resolution passed by the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog body, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). But they reassured India, which is hoping to sate its voracious appetite for energy through deals with...
  • Iranian Alert - September 26 - Iran threatens to halt nuclear checks

    09/27/2005 12:06:56 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 17 replies · 1,443+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran threatens to halt nuclear checks as it is declared 'non-compliant'By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor(Filed: 26/09/2005) Iran yesterday threatened to halt spot inspections of its nuclear sites in retaliation for a harshly worded resolution that brought Teheran a step closer to being reported to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the weekend declared Iran to be in "non-compliance" with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty because of a catalogue of violations that has stoked strong suspicions that Iran is seeking to build an atomic bomb.   Defiant: Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - September 25 - 4000+ IRGC, Al Quds Corps and the Intelligence Ministry in Iraq

    09/26/2005 4:01:19 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,598+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story More than 4000 of the Iranian National Guard, Al Quds Corps and the Intelligence Ministry are in Iraq • During the past three years, Iran has been the major player in Iraq for several reasons. Everyone is speaking about the Iranian interference in Iraq and the spread of Iranian intelligence agents and the Guard elements intensively in the south, symbolically in the north and secretly in Baghdad. A) According to some documents, in addition to the statements of colonel Ismael, a leader of Al Quds Corps, who fled from Iran and Al Sharq Al Awsat has...
  • Iranian Alert - September 24 - Iran to Launch Spy Satellite By the End of September

    09/24/2005 10:34:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,532+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran to Launch Spy Satellite By the End of September By the end of September a Russian Cosmos 3 missile will be launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome 800 km north of Moscow, carrying two Iranian satellites into orbit. Although the satellites are claimed to be for meteorological and experimental purposes, experts believe that one of them will possess surveillance capabilities allowing it to observe American and Israeli military facilities throughout the Middle East. More importantly, experts believe that the Iranian space program serves as a cover for developing more advanced long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear...
  • Iranian Alert - September 23 - In Support of the US, EU military attaches walk out at Iran parade

    09/23/2005 10:55:21 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,276+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.23.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU military attaches walked out in protest at a parade in Tehran Thursday after ballistic missiles were rolled past carrying vitriolic anti-US and Israeli slogans, diplomats told AFP. "There was a common position among the European Union members that, if the military parade included any slogans that attacked our allies, we would leave," said a diplomat."The military attaches from the embassies of France, Italy, Greece and Poland were present at the parade, and when they saw the slogans they promptly left," said another diplomat.At the parade, Iran showed off six of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles...
  • Iranian Alert - September 22 - Iran Taken on a War Path

    09/22/2005 7:17:15 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,821+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.22.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online Iran Taken on a War Path Arash Motamed With the performance of Iran’s UN delegation in New York, Iranian political circles inside and outside the country now have more reason for concern. Ahmadinejad spoke of combat at the UN and shut the door to “politics” while Larijani has appointed hardliners as negotiators over the nuclear issue. Both issues are interpreted in Iranian political analysts to mean one thing: Ahmadinejad and Larijani are taking the country towards war. Observers note that concerns over the policies of the Mesbah Yazdi – Ahmadinejad – Larijani team were...
  • Iranian Alert - September 21 - Refer at own peril, says Iran

    09/21/2005 10:33:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,114+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Refer at own peril, says Iran Iran warned the West on Tuesday it would start uranium enrichment and review its membership of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if sent to the UN Security Council. Larijani also said the world’s fourth biggest oil producer would link its stance on foreign countries’ access to its energy resources to whether they stood with Iran on its nuclear plans. ‘‘Some countries have extensive economic relations with Iran, especially in the oil sector, but feel no responsibility to defend the rights of an oppressed nation. The Supreme National Security Council is determined...