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  • Top Israeli diplomat holds secret talks in Oman

    11/23/2009 8:12:32 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies · 1,128+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Nov 24, 2009
    Foreign Ministry director-general Yossi Gal has held secret state-level meetings in Oman's capital Muscat, a senior official in Jerusalem told Haaretz. Diplomatic relations between Israel and Oman were cut off in 2000 at the start of the second intifada. The official said that Gal had left for Muscat with the ministry's deputy director for Middle East affairs, Yaakov Hadas, and other high-ranking officials. The Israeli delegation left on Sunday and will return Tuesday. The formal reason for the visit was participation in the annual conference of the Middle East Desalination Research Center, in which Israel is a member. However, Gal...
  • Iranian Alert - June 18, 2006 - Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit

    06/18/2006 5:10:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 941+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bad news for US on Iran at the G8 Summit. Amir Taheri, Arab News explains why the US is unlikely to getting help on Iran at next month's G8 Summit in Russia. Khomeini's Grandson requests US military action in Iran. The Telegraph reported that the grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime. Iran prepares to respond to thePerm-5 proposal. The Washington Post reported that Iran's foreign minister said the government likely would suggest...
  • Iranian Alert - June 17, 2006 - Ahmadinejad calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust

    06/17/2006 9:50:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad again calls for an independent investigation of the Holocaust. Yahoo News reported that Iran's president said that the six-nation incentive package aimed at getting his country to halt uranium enrichment was a "step forward" but also repeated assertions that the Nazi Holocaust was unproven, saying it should be independently investigated.Khaleej Times Online reported British Prime Minister Tony Blair sees no need for an inquiry into the Holocaust. US and Russia expect an answer from Iran on the Perm-5 proposal. Yahoo News reported that while US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran had made...
  • Iranian Alert - June 16, 2006 - US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act

    06/17/2006 12:58:13 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 893+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US Senate votes down Iran Freedom and Support Act and passes weaker version. DoctorZin reported that the Iran Freedom Support Act was to be voted on in the Senate Thursday.Eli Lake, The NY Sun reported that faced with legislation that would force America to take a harder line on Iran, Secretary of State Rice worked closely yesterday with a key Senate Democrat to kill the Iran Freedom and Support Act.   Iran threatens to develop a "nuclear defense." The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran's defense minister vowed his country would "use nuclear defense as a potential"...
  • Iranian Alert - June 15, 2006 - Photos of Shiite Iraq's attacking the Iranian Consulate in Basra

    06/15/2006 8:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,085+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Shiite Iraq's attacked Iranian Consulate in Basra. Yahoo News reported that about 500 followers of a Shiite cleric attacked the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, throwing stones and setting fire to a building in the diplomatic complex. Photos.   Iran no longer wants talks on Iraq with US. IranMania reported that Iran is no longer interested in direct talks with the United States over the situation in Iraq.   Iran claims no deadline was given to reply to the Perm-5. IranMania reported that Iran insisted it has not been given...
  • Iranian Alert - June 14, 2006 - Secret Iranian nuclear enrichment plants exposed.

    06/14/2006 10:10:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 864+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret nuclear enrichment plants exposed. Kenneth R. Timmerman, News Max reported that new evidence is emerging that Iran has built a secret plant, located some 20 kilometers to the northeast of Tehran near the Lashgarak dam, which houses a clandestine centrifuge uranium enrichment plant, where Iran is making nuclear weapons material. What are Russia and China up to? Yahoo News reported that China and Russia have again refused to join with other big powers in threatening sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.The Financial Times reported that a central Asian summit of the Shanghai Co-operation Organization which...
  • Iranian Alert - June 13, 2006 - A roundup of reports on the women's demonstration in Tehran. Photos

    06/14/2006 8:35:01 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 900+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A roundup of reports on the women’s demonstration in Tehran today. Photos. Iran Press News provided a detailed report on the Islamic Regime's attack and assault attendants of the peaceful Women's March. Among those present at the march were academics, well-known human and women's rights activists, student leaders, and members of the greater Tehran bus drivers union. Photos.Radio Free Europe reported on the Women’s March and eyewitnesses claimed there were maybe as many security forces as protesters.SMCCDI reported that Islamist female agents named by most Iranians as "Black Crows" (due to their black veils), used of...
  • Iranian Alert - June 12, 2006 - Iran urges Muslim nations to go nuclear

    06/13/2006 7:29:44 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 942+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/12/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story RFE Iran's top nuclear negotiator has urged Muslim countries to "choose the path" of nuclear development. Ali Larijani was speaking to reporters after arriving in Egypt for talks to discuss the controversy over Iran's nuclear program. In Tehran, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said Iran will make its own offer in response to a Western incentives package aimed at persuading Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment. Mottaki added that Tehran's offer could be a variation of the proposal made by Europe, the United States, China, and Russia, or an entirely new package. Western powers have given Iran several...
  • Iranian Alert - June 11, 2006 - Major demonstrations on Iran expected in the next few days

    06/11/2006 9:28:03 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,024+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Major demonstrations on Iran expected in the next few days. Protests expected Sunday in Germany against Ahmadinejad during World Cup Games. The Observer reported that Iran's Football team will be met with a series of protests across Germany during their World Cup campaign as anger mounts against the country's viciously anti-Semitic President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Spiegel Online reported that in Bavaria, where Iran is set to play its first match in Nuremberg on Sunday, the state's interior minister has expressed concerns that Iranian intelligence agents may seek to stage what he described as a "provocative action" aimed at...
  • Iranian Alert - June 10, 2006 - Fearing demonstrations tens arrested

    06/10/2006 1:21:18 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 777+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/10/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story SMCCDI Tens have been arrested, in the last days, in several Iranian cities with the approach of Iran-Mexico World Cup soccer game on Sunday June 11th (18:00 Germany's Local time). Plainclothes agents and militiamen have arrested several of those qualified as potential "hooligans or trouble makers", in an effort to avoid any massive popular unrest to take place following the game. Arrests have been made in cities, such as, Tehran, Mashad, Esfahan, Hamedan, Bookan, Rasht, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Marivan and Oroomiah (former Rezai-e). More repressive measures are to take place with the start of the Sunday's game,...
  • Iranian Alert - June 9, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: the West has been "defeated!"

    06/09/2006 8:59:28 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,349+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad: the West has been "defeated!" Breitbart.com reported that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, discussing the West's nuclear proposal, said that the "international monopolists have been defeated." Iran tries to provoke the West: it begins new nuclear enrichment. The New York Post reported that Iranian researchers began a new round of nuclear enrichment on the same day that a European proposal for ending the crisis over Iran's nuclear program was presented in Tehran. Diplomats convinced Iran will reject Perm-5 proposal. The Guardian reported that diplomats believe that Iran will reject the Int'l. offer in the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 8, 2006 - The Perm-5 +1 offers Iran the world," but not what Iran wants

    06/08/2006 10:54:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 830+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Perm-5 +1 offers Iran "the world," but fails to give Iran what it really wants. Michael Ledeen, National Review Online pointed out that while some have suggested that we send Bill Clinton to negotiate with the mullahs on our behalf, it isn’t necessary; we’ve just adopted his methods.Khaleej Times Online reported that the United States and other world powers have offered possible guarantees for Iran’s ”terroritorial integrity” as part of its nuclear proposal.Times Online thinks that the world’s latest offer to Iran — a "clever one" — has prompted the most civil response from Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - June 7, 2006 - Can the West handle Iran cutting off its oil?

    06/07/2006 8:59:24 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 845+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran receives the Perm-5 +1 Proposal. Yahoo News reported that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana handed Iran an international proposal on the nuclear crisis and the two sides held "good" talks.Bloomberg reported that President George W. Bush said Iran's response to a U.S.-backed initiative aimed a resolving a standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program is a "positive" first step.New York Post reported that while the Bush administration offered to join the negotiations with Iran, Ahmadinejad quickly rejected any cessation of enrichment. But the U.S. government is refusing to take no for an answer.Reuters reported...
  • Iranian Alert - June 6, 2006 - What the Iranian regime really wants

    06/06/2006 10:26:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 943+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.6.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What the Iranian regime really wants. The Washington Post reported that a senior Iranian official said: "What we need is an American president who will follow the example of Richard Nixon going to China."   US makes more offers to Iran. Reuters reported that the incentives to be offered on to Iran include a proposal to allow Tehran to purchase aircraft parts from Boeing Co. and Airbus.   US counting on China as a mediator with Iran? SFGate reported that the U.S. is counting on China as mediator with Iran.   US and Iran in secret...
  • Iranian Alert - June 5, 2006 - Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji is in Moscow

    06/05/2006 10:31:58 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 896+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji is in Moscow. Moscow Times reported that Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji arrived in Moscow to receive this year's Golden Pen of Freedom award.   Iran's Supreme threatens to cut off the world's oil supply. The Herald reported that the Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said attempts to punish Tehran would jeopardize the world's oil supply.Yahoo News reported that Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned: "If you make any mistake (and invade Iran), definitely shipment of energy from this region will be seriously jeopardized."Yahoo News reported that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali...
  • Iranian Alert - June 4, 2006 - Jimmy Carter: Talk to Iran without Conditions

    06/04/2006 10:39:12 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 38 replies · 1,631+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/4/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Reuters The former American president, Jimmy Carter, has said that the United States should begin talks with Iran without preconditions. Mr Carter believes prerequisites could present the Iranian Government with too great an impediment to overcome. His comments are significant, given that he was the president when US relations with Iran hit an all-time low. He witnessed the Iranian revolution and the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979. He struggled for 444 days to release the US Embassy staff held hostage. A failed rescue attempt led by the US military brought about the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 3, 2006 - Russia and China reportedly will not to oppose sanctions

    06/03/2006 12:37:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 790+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russia and China reportedly will not to oppose sanctions. ABC News reported that a European Union diplomat said: "There is something like a catalog of sanctions and we can pick and choose from them. The agreement reached ... is also that Russia and China can abstain from any sanctions, but not say no." But military force against Iran "is not on the agenda." The Guardian reported that Britain said that military force against Iran is not on the agenda in the international impasse over Iran's uranium enrichment program.Reuters reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov...
  • Iranian Alert - June 2, 2006 - Perm-5 + Germany agree on Iran

    06/02/2006 3:25:02 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 638+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Perm-5 + Germany agree on Iran. Yahoo News reported that the six world powers agreed on a "significant" package of incentives to convince Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Becket said. "I am pleased to say we have agreed (on) a set of far-reaching proposals."   Iran now on the defense? The Financial Times reported that pressure has mounted on Iran to consider carefully the US offer of conditional talks as world powers met in Vienna.Times Online considered the question: How should we read the Iranian Foreign Minister's declaration, is he...
  • Iranian Alert - June 1, 2006 - 10,000 protesting Iranians marching to Tehran?

    06/02/2006 11:49:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,068+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US offers Iran talks, if... Secretary Condoleezza Rice, U.S. State Department published a major statement on Iran: "Thus, to underscore our commitment to a diplomatic solution and to enhance the prospects for success, as soon as Iran fully and verifiably suspends its enrichment and reprocessing activities, the United States will come to the table with our EU-3 colleagues and meet with Iran’s representatives." Full Text.US State Department released a transcript of the Rice interview with Wolf Blitzer, CNN about her statement on Iran.Michael Ledeen, The Corner responded to Rice's offer to Iran.Wall Street Journal examined Condi's...
  • Iranian Alert - May 31, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Europeans should side with Iran or suffer only damage

    05/31/2006 10:03:00 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,040+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.31.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad: Europeans should side with Iran or suffer only damage. Spiegel published its aggressive interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussing the Holocaust, the future of the state of Israel, mistakes made by the United States in Iraq and Tehran's nuclear conflict with the West.   Iran: "there is no such country" as Israel! Ha'aretz reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said: "there is no such country" as Israel.   Iran denies it is slowing it nuclear program. Bloomberg reported that Iran said it is pressing ahead with its nuclear program, rejecting reports that it...
  • Iranian Alert - May 30, 2006 - Iran raises the stakes again: resumes its nuclear fusion research

    05/31/2006 1:23:31 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 848+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.30.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran raises the stakes again: resumes its nuclear fusion research. Reuters reported that Iran is pressing ahead with research tests on nuclear fusion, a type of atomic reaction which has yet to be developed for commercial power generation, but is used to produce thermonuclear bombs. World leaders agree on incentives and penalties for Iran. Yahoo News reported that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying that the world's major powers are ready to guarantee Iran's right to develop nuclear energy provided Tehran cooperates fully with the UN nuclear safety agency.CTV reported that U.S., Russian,...
  • Iranian Alert - May 29, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's strategy.

    05/30/2006 8:54:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 855+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad's strategy. Amir Taheri, The Jerusalem Post reported that while some in Washington still talk of "preemptive war" against "rogue states," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is practicing what could be labeled "preemptive diplomacy." An examination of the Iranian strategy.   Ahmadinejad speeds to consolidate power. The New York Times reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is trying to consolidate power in the office of the presidency in a way never before seen in the 27-year history of the Islamic Republic.   The student protests in Tehran. A must read. Rooz Online provided a detailed report on the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 27, 2006 - Iran's suicide bombers threaten US interests

    05/27/2006 3:07:35 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 856+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/27/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Payvand Tehran, Iran, May 26 More than 100 radical Islamists affiliated to Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) gathered on Thursday in Tehrans most famous cemetery vowing to blow themselves up in suicide attacks to kill Americans, Britons, and Israelis. The martyrdom-seeking volunteers, most of whom had covered their faces with a chafieh, issued a warning to Washington that they would blow up United States interests around the world if Irans nuclear installations came under attack. Mohammad-Ali Samadi, spokesman for the Headquarters to Commemorate the Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement, a government-orchestrated campaign to...
  • Iranian Alert - May 28, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Germans should stop feeling holocaust guilt

    05/28/2006 5:57:45 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 927+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/28/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Germans they should no longer allow themselves to be held prisoner by a sense of guilt over the Holocaust and reiterated doubts that the Holocaust even happened. In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, Ahmadinejad said he doubted Germans were allowed to write "the truth" about the Holocaust and said he was still considering traveling to Germany for the World Cup soccer tournament. "I believe the German people are prisoners of the Holocaust. More than 60 million were killed in World War Two The question...
  • Iranian Alert - May 26, 2006 - The Growing Unrest inside of Iran

    05/29/2006 4:19:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 856+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.26.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Growing Unrest inside of Iran. Eli Lake, The New York Sun reported that while foreign ministers met in London to finalize measures to persuade the Iranian regime to suspend uranium enrichment, the country's ruling clerics will be facing the most determined opposition they have seen in three years. A must read.Iran Press News reported on the anti-regime slogans in the protest gathering of students in Tehran University campus. A must read.Rooz Online reported on the growing unrest in Azerbaijan.Rooz Online reported that during the week that just ended, Iranian society expressed its concealed and suppressed...
  • Iranian Alert - May 25, 2006 - Student Protests across Iran

    05/29/2006 1:44:15 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 797+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Student Protests across Iran. Turkish Press reported that two of the Iranian capital's main universities have been rocked by overnight protests and clashes between students and police.Iranian Student News Agency published photos of the protests at Tehran Universities with translations of several signs.SMCCDI reported that sporadic clashes have continued, on Wednesday, in several Iranian universities, such as, Tehran, Hamedan and Zanjan.Yahoo News reported that stone-throwing Iranian students fought police and Islamic vigilante in protest against restrictions imposed by the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.SMCCDI reported tbat several students were critically injured during clashes that happened, today,...
  • Iranian Alert - May 24, 2006 - Iran test launched its Shihab-3 just prior to Bush and Olmert meeting

    05/24/2006 5:58:22 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 804+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran test launched its Shihab-3 just prior to Bush and Olmert meeting. The Jerusalem Post reported that Iran conducted a test launch Tuesday night of the Shihab-3 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is capable of reaching Israel and US targets in the region. The test came hours before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with US President George W Bush in Washington.   Russia expects unity among Perm-5 on Iran. RIA Novosti reported that Russia's foreign minister said the talks between the EU3 negotiators, the United States, Russia and China would produce a consensus.   Taheri responds to...
  • Iranian Alert - May 23, 2006 - Iran conducts military exercises, the US & Turkey's start next week

    05/24/2006 7:48:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 691+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran conducts military exercises, the US & Turkey's start next week. Middle East Newsline reported that Iran has launched another major military exercise. The exercise, entitled "851," began on Sunday and would last three days.The New York Times reported that the United States will hold a joint military exercise using naval, army and air forces with Turkey next week aimed at demonstrating a determination to stop missile and nuclear technology from reaching Iran.   Update on Taheri's report on Iran's plan for its "minorities." Eli Lake, The NY Sun reported that Amir Taheri is sticking to...
  • Iranian Alert - May 22, 2006 - US seeks to build missile shield to stop Iranian missiles

    05/23/2006 8:35:46 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 769+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story US seeks to build missile shield to stop Iranian missiles. The New York Times reported that the Bush administration is moving to establish a new antimissile site in Europe that would be designed to stop attacks by Iran against the United States and its European allies.   Iranian dissident in Washington DC seeking regime change. Times Online on the escape from Iran of Iranian student activist Amir Abbas Fakhravar who was held for 8 months in solitary confinement in Iran. He said he was in Washington to spread one message only: “Regime change.” Photo.   Imprisoned...
  • Iranian Alert - May 21, 2006 - A roundup of reports on Iran's new Islamic Dress Code

    05/22/2006 11:25:21 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,047+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A roundup of reports on Iran's new Islamic Dress Code. Chris Wattie, National Post claimed a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear colored badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.. This report was later withdrawn. Amir Taheri, The New York Post provided much more detail on the new law. This is original source for the original National Post story. My thoughts on this report.Chris Wattie, National Post published this report after the National Post pulled her earlier story.Agence France-Presse reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - May 20, 2006 - Gulf States agree to help the US destabilize Iran

    05/20/2006 1:42:27 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 974+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Gulf States agree to help the US destabilize Iran. Middle East Newsline reported that the Gulf Cooperation Council has quietly agreed to help the United States in efforts to destabilize Iran.Reuters reported that Iran's neighbors -- including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates -- are talking to the United States about ways to bolster their defenses.   EU3 want to offer security guarantees as their final offer. Khaleej Times Online reported that European nations want to offer Iran security guarantees as a key incentive to freeze its nuclear enrichment program but added “When Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - May 19, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Promises the "end of history in 2-3 years?"

    05/20/2006 8:50:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 33 replies · 1,826+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad: Promises the "end of history in 2-3 years?" Haaretz reported that former Military Intelligence chief Aharon Ze'evi claimed that Ahmadinejad has been overheard promising the "end of history in two or three years." Iran turns down "potential" EU3 carrots. Telegraph reported that Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has poured scorn on a European package of incentives designed to persuade the Islamic state to break off its nuclear program, saying that to accept them would be like trading chocolate for gold. Iran wants to offer the EU3 Carrots instead. Xinhua reported that Iranian Foreign Ministry...
  • Iranian Alert - May 18, 2006 - Ahmadinejad to write another letter [invite to Islam]

    05/17/2006 6:27:27 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,271+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/17/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Payvand Tehran, May 17, IRNA-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to write another letter but it will not be for a political figure, "informed sources" were quoted on Wednesday. The Persian-language daily, Tosse'e, quoted the sources as saying Ahmadinejad's second letter is expected to be sent next week. According to the daily, the president, in an April 24 interview, said that he "will again send messages to leaders of certain world powers calling their attention to the state of the world and inviting them to imbibe the message of the Divine Prophets which happens to be also the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 17, 2006 - EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor

    05/17/2006 2:15:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 915+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU considers giving Iran a nuclear reactor. Yahoo News reported that European nations are considering adding a light-water reactor to a package of incentives meant to persuade Tehran to give up uranium enrichment. China approves of the idea. The New York Times reported that China said it supported European efforts to create a new package of incentives for Iran as a way of resolving the standoff over its nuclear program. The report added that Europe would not offer Iran security guarantees against potential threats by its neighbors. The CIA's history of over estimating the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 16, 2006 - The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers

    05/16/2006 6:58:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 818+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under reported "Achilles heel" of the Iranian Regime: Its workers. Amir Taheri, Arab News challenged the perception that the internal opposition to the present Iranian regime is marginal. Pointing to recent new reports, Iran's urban working class that has just started to flex its muscles. It showed its force with the biggest May Day demonstration ever seen in the Middle East. The participants made no secret of the fact that they were unhappy with the Khomeinist system as a whole.   Hitchens: Bush should speak directly to the Iranian people. Christopher Hitchens, Slate argued that...
  • Iranian Alert - May 15, 2006 - Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3

    05/15/2006 7:13:23 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 755+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran preemptively says NO! to EU3. Reuters reported that EU foreign ministers will meet on Monday to agree initiatives on Iran's nuclear program.Chron.com reported that Iran's president said Sunday that any European proposal that demanded an end to his country's uranium enrichment activities would be unacceptable.   Pressure builds for direct talks with Iran. CNN News reported that Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser under former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said Sunday that the United States should open direct talks with Iran over its nuclear program.Rooz Online reported that "reformist" analysts believe the US will likely...
  • Iranian Alert - May 14, 2006 - Brzezinski rips Bush foreign policy [Jimmy's foreign advisor]

    05/14/2006 11:07:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/14/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story TheStar Zbigniew Brzezinski former Canadian and a McGill alumnus who rose to be Jimmy Carter's national security adviser knows a thing or two about the broader Middle East, including Iran, having lived through the American hostage crisis on his watch. I first met him in the 1980s in Pakistan while returning from Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, where he had helped initiate American support for the Afghan resistance. On cutting off aid to the Palestinians for having elected Hamas, he said: "I think the American foreign policy is mindless. "When Likud came to power in 1977, it...
  • Iranian Alert - May 13, 2006 - Chavez 'We pray to Allah for no war on Iran'

    05/13/2006 11:46:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 20 replies · 1,609+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/13/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Judeoscope IRNA: Venezuelas Hugo Chvez prays for Irans Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Venezuelas visiting President Hugo Chavez said here Friday Caracas supports the Islamic Republic of Iran. Vienna - Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of the EU-Latin America Summit, Chavez said, "We pray to `Allah that no war would be launched against Iran!" The Venezuelan President added, "We believe the Iranian nations campaign is our own nations, and we ask the world countries to respect Irans independence." He concluded stressing, "We are on the side of the Iranian nation and pray for President Ahmadinejad." The EU-Latin America-Caribbean...
  • Iranian Alert - May 12, 2006 - Ahmadinejad warned that Israel will "vanish," and so will the U.S.

    05/12/2006 6:46:33 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad warns that Israel will one day "vanish," and so will the U.S. Khaleej Times Online reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Israel “one day will vanish.” But he has also said the same thing about the US. Photo.   Iranians students clashing with regime over democracy. Iran Press News reported that a seminar on democracy and daily life that was organized by the association of social sciences faculty of school of Social Sciences of Tehran University has been cancelled under pressure and threats from the ministry of intelligence and security.Iran Press...
  • Iranian Alert - May 11, 2006 - China won't veto sanctions on Iran and Russia may not either?

    05/12/2006 12:23:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 899+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story China won't veto sanctions on Iran and Russia may not either? Rooz Online reported that while the UNSC has not reached a consensus on the next step on Iran, they said the Chinese foreign minister said that it would not veto a UN Security Resolution, while his Russian counterpart told Iran’s foreign minister Manoutchehr Mottaki, “We have not promised to veto sanctions against Iran.”The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. and its allies will slow their push for U.N. Security Council action against Iran and develop a new list of incentives and punishments. They said...
  • Iranian Alert - May 10, 2006 - EU nations want to offer Iran security guarantees?

    05/10/2006 9:38:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 812+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU nations want to offer Iran security guarantees? The New York Sun reported that Ambassador John Bolton, responding to the difficulty the UNSC is having in drafting a new resolution on Iran, said: "We're not going to drop it," he said, adding that if Russia and China fail to agree, a vote might be forced before the end of the week.The New York Times reported that the foreign ministers of major powers failed to come up with a joint strategy for dealing with Iran. A senior U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: ``I...
  • Iranian Alert - May 9, 2006 - Iran's President sends a letter to Bush... about Islam not nukes

    05/09/2006 6:22:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 847+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.9.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's President sends a letter to Bush... about Islam not nukes. MyWay.com reported that Iran's leader had written to President Bush proposing "new solutions" to their differences in the first letter from an Iranian head of state to an American president in 27 years.Reuters reported that U.S. intelligence Chief John Negroponte said a letter Iran sent to President George W. Bush over its nuclear ambitions may have been timed to influence a UN Security Council debate on Iran.DEBKAfile claimed that Iranian sources revealed the contents of - not one but two - letters Iran’s Ahmadinejad has...
  • Iranian Alert - May 8, 2006 - UNSC discussions on Iran reach a "decisive phase."

    05/08/2006 9:56:04 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UNSC discussions on Iran reach a "decisive phase." IranMania reported that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the ongoing row over Iran's nuclear program have reached a "decisive phase."   Iran to Kofi: No! Bloomberg reported that Iran rejected a call by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the U.S. to hold direct talks with the Islamic Republic about its nuclear program.   Iran threatens to withdraw from the NPT... again. Yahoo News reported that the Iranian parliament threatened to force the government to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the West continues pressuring Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - May 7, 2006 - Gulf countries express fears over Iran

    05/07/2006 12:27:41 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.7.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Gulf countries express fears over Iran. Reuters reported that Gulf Arab countries have a number of public and private concerns about the nuclear program in Iran.Al Jazeera reported that Gulf Arab leaders have called on Iran to do more to show it was not trying to obtain an atom bomb, thereby saving the region from another war.   As the UNSC ponders its Iran resolution... Rooz Online reported that on the eve of the Security Council's decision on Iran, Tehran is changing its tone.InsightMag reported that Vice President Dick Cheney has privately warned that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - May 6, 2006 - Russia opposes UN draft on Iran

    05/06/2006 4:50:46 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 916+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/6/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Bangkok Post Moscow (dpa) - Russia on Saturday affirmed its opposition to the draft resolution on Iran's nuclear programme currently under discussion at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The document in its current form, proposed by Britain, France and the United States, needed "significant corrections," news agency Interfax quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak as saying in Moscow. Talks on the issue at UN headquarters in New York would continue, Kislyak said. Analysts however said agreement on the issue was not expected before a meeting of Security Council foreign ministers on Monday. The...
  • Iranian Alert - May 5, 2006 - Today is Russia's moment of truth on Iran.

    05/05/2006 9:33:43 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 957+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.5.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russia's moment of truth on Iran. The Los Angeles Times reported that as the U.N. Security Council meets this week to discuss how best to stop Iran's march toward nuclear weapons capability, Russia has the potential to serve as a bridge between the West and the Islamic Republic. This is "a moment of truth for Russia."The Financial Times reported that Russia’s stance on Iran’s nuclear program took centre stage on Thursday, as the United States and the European Union sought to win Moscow’s support for a hard-hitting United Nations Security Council. The Russian government fears the...
  • Iranian Alert - May 4, 2006 - A Chapter 7 Resolution on Iran introduced to the UN Security Council

    05/04/2006 9:54:01 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 835+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A Chapter 7 Resolution on Iran introduced to the UN Security Council. Reuters reported that the United States, Britain and France prepared on Wednesday to brief the U.N. Security Council on a draft resolution aimed at pressuring Iran.ABC News reported that Britain and France introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution Wednesday demanding that Iran abandon its uranium enrichment program. Detail included.   Updates on the amazing May Day demonstrations in Tehran. Iran Press News published an update on the May Day demonstrations. According to reports between 18 to 20,000 people participated in the demonstrations. They chanted:...
  • Iranian Alert - May 3, 2006 - Iran still shelling Iraq & UNSC considers new US/EU resolution.

    05/03/2006 4:39:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 725+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The UNSC to consider a new US/EU resolution. The New York Times reported that the United States, Britain and France have drafted a binding Security Council resolution requiring Iran to stop key nuclear activities. The Americans and the Europeans want to move swiftly.Reuters reported that Iran's foreign minister claimed that Russia and China had officially informed Tehran they would not support sanctions or military action over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.The Financial Times reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge US President George W. Bush not to press too quickly for international sanctions against Iran...
  • Iranian Alert - May 2, 2006 - Reza Pahlavi preparing to overthrow the Islamic Republic

    05/02/2006 9:33:20 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 28 replies · 1,643+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Reza Pahlavi preparing to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Human Events published an interview with Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran, who hopes in the next few months to finalize the organization of a movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic regime in Tehran and replacing it with a democratic government. A very interesting read.   A Roundup of News on "the Other" major labor demonstration ... this one in Tehran! DoctorZin published an extensive report on thousands of Iranians that joined in the May Day or International Workers Day march to express their anger...
  • Iranian Alert - May 1, 2006 - Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq.

    05/01/2006 8:26:08 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,512+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran artillery attacks Kurds in Iraq. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Iraqi government said that Iranian artillery fired more than 180 shells into northern Iraq, targeting Kurdish rebel bases.   Iran provides Iraqi insurgents sophisticated bombs. Telegraph reported that a multi-charged roadside bomb, developed by Hezbollah in Lebanon, is being used against British and American soldiers by Iraqi insurgents linked to Iran.   Iran admits to development on advanced centrifuges. Telegraph reported that Iran is developing an advanced centrifuge that would allow it to accelerate its controversial uranium enrichment program.The Age reported that an Iranian...