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  • Asefi: Ahmadinejad's letter to Chirac different from 2 previous ones

    07/23/2006 5:26:04 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 7 replies · 661+ views
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi here Sunday confirmed that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to the French President Jacques Chirac, adding that its content is different from his letters to the US president and German chancellor. Speaking to domestic and foreign reporters in this week's briefing session, he said that Ahmadinejad's letter was submitted to Chirac by Iran's new Ambassador to Paris Ali Ahani on the sidelines of a meeting in which he presented his credentials. The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Ahmadinejad's letter deals with issues of significance. In response to a question about the aim of...
  • Merkel strongly rejects Iranian leader's letter [... the saga continues]

    07/21/2006 12:35:13 PM PDT · by wolf78 · 107 replies · 2,067+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Fri Jul 21, 2006 | Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday forcefully rejected a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking cooperation with Germany, saying it did not even deserve an answer. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered the letter to the German embassy in Tehran earlier this week. A German government official who saw the letter told Reuters it criticised Israel and said Germany and Iran should cooperate in dealing with Zionism and solving the Palestinian problem. "He's repeating the old thinking, which is totally unacceptable to us," Merkel told ZDF state television. "Israel's right to exist is a key part...
  • Iran leader asks Germany for help on Zionism (What kind of help?)

    07/20/2006 3:45:21 PM PDT · by TheDon · 33 replies · 647+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 20, 2006
    A German government official said on Thursday that letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Angela Merkel asks her to help solve the Palestinian problem and deal with Zionism. “There’s nothing about the nuclear issue (in the letter),” the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the extreme sensitivity of the issue for the German government. “It’s all related to Germany and how we have to find a solution to the Palestinian problems and Zionism and so on. It’s rather weird,” The official, who has seen the letter, said. ........ In February, Merkel compared Ahmadinejad’s...
  • Iran leader asks Germany for help on Zionism

    07/20/2006 3:49:41 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 23 replies · 634+ views
    Ynetnews.com/Yedioth Internet ^ | July 20, 2006 | Reuters
    German government official says a letter written by Iranian President Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Merkel asks her to help solve Palestinian problem, deal with Zionism. Official says letter ‘rather weird’ Reuters A German government official said on Thursday that letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Angela Merkel asks her to help solve the Palestinian problem and deal with Zionism. “There’s nothing about the nuclear issue (in the letter),” the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the extreme sensitivity of the issue for the German government. Nuclear Threat Olmert: Iranian trick succeeded / Ahiya...
  • Iran leader asks Merkel for help on Zionism -German official

    07/20/2006 1:22:30 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 18 replies · 706+ views
    reuters ^ | 7/20/06 | reuters
    BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - A letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Angela Merkel asks her to help solve the Palestinian problem and deal with Zionism, a German government official said on Thursday. "There's nothing about the nuclear issue (in the letter)," the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the extreme sensitivity of the issue for the German government. "It's all related to Germany and how we have to find a solution to the Palestinian problems and Zionism and so on. It's rather weird," the official, who has seen the letter, said. Iranian...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad sends letter to Germany's Merkel

    07/19/2006 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 12 replies · 708+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2006 | Reuters
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ISNA students news agency reported on Wednesday, but the contents of his letter were not immediately clear.
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad sends letter to Germany's Merkel

    07/19/2006 11:27:08 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 1,160+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2006
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ISNA students news agency reported on Wednesday, but the contents of his letter were not immediately clear. A German diplomat confirmed the report but the Iranian Foreign Ministry was not immediately available to comment on the contents of the letter to one of Iran's leading trade partners. Germany's relations with Ahmadinejad have been complicated by his denial of the Holocaust in which six million Jews were killed. Iran is facing action at the U.N. Security Council over suspicions that it is developing nuclear arms. Tehran denies the charge,...
  • Abdullah Gets Message From Ahmadinejad

    07/16/2006 9:40:50 PM PDT · by Blogger · 19 replies · 1,474+ views
    Abdullah Gets Message From Ahmadinejad Arab News JEDDAH, 16 July 2006 — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday received a message from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The subject of the communiqué is unknown. Iran’s top national security official Ali Larijani delivered the presidential message to the king during a meeting at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday. Iranian state television earlier reported that Larijani would discuss the current tumult between Israel and Lebanon. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo yesterday. Prince Saud is currently in Cairo...
  • 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...
  • Following Ahmadinejad's Letter to Bush

    05/30/2006 5:50:16 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 3 replies · 434+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 30 May 2006 | MEMRI
    In response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's May 9, 2006 letter to U.S. President Bush, the well-known expatriate Iranian satirist Ibrahim Nabavi published an open letter to President Ahmadinejad, in the online Persian daily Rooz. The following are excerpts from Nabavi's letter: [1] "Oh Adorable Little Boy Who Makes Noise and Needs Attention!" "...Oh adorable little boy who makes noise and needs attention! "...In your explanation [about this letter], you said that you had written to [President] Bush to present a solution to the problems in the world. What an excellent idea. But have you noticed that the problem in...
  • 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 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) gathered on Thursday in Tehran’s 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 Iran’s 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...
  • Reading Ahmadinejad in Washington: The Iranian president's letter needs to be taken seriously

    05/21/2006 4:55:36 AM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies · 600+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 29, 2006 | Hillel Fradkin
    WILL THE UNITED STATES declare war on the Islamic Republic of Iran? For months, this question has been the theme of diplomatic and public discourse--with horror usually expressed at the idea. But it now seems that we have this backwards. For the import of the letter that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, sent to President Bush in the first week of May is that Ahmadinejad and Iran have declared war on the United States. Many reasons are given, but the most fundamental is that the United States is a liberal democracy, the most powerful in the world and the leader...
  • Dear President Ahmadinejad...(what Israel should say to Iran)

    05/20/2006 2:37:26 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 15 replies · 606+ views
    JPost.com ^ | 5/21/2006 | GERALD STEINBERG
    If President Moshe Katsav were to send a letter to the president of Iran, this is what he might write: Permit me to go directly to the heart of the matter without a long introduction or roundabout language. We have reached the edge of the cliff, and the situation that both of our peoples face is very dangerous. While not diminishing the importance of the United States, Israel and Iran must also find the path to a less confrontational relationship. Unless we begin to communicate directly, with civility and mutual respect, we will soon be in a conflict which will...
  • 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...
  • Dealing With the Devil

    05/18/2006 5:23:05 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 6 replies · 359+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 17 May 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Should President Bush “respond” to the 18-page rant sent to him through the media by the jihadist president in Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The Party of Appeasers – which includes the Senator from France, Chuck Hagel – believes the answer is yes. They believe the United States should be offering concessions to a regime that murders its own young, that cheats on its international obligations, and that threatens to obliterate another member of the United Nations. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who has now acknowledged publicly that she and her political masters completely missed the rise of political Islam during...
  • 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...
  • President's Second Letter Underway

    05/16/2006 4:56:32 AM PDT · by jankp · 17 replies · 806+ views
    FARS News Agency ^ | 5/16/06 | FARS
    TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Informed sources said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now composing his second letter. FNA dispatches said that this time Ahmadinejad's letter won't be forwarded to a political figure, adding that enthusiasts should wait till next week to find out about the content of this letter. On April 23rd, President told the audience during a press conference that he would soon forward letters to the heads of some world powers to elaborate on the current issues and invite them to the culture of the prophets so that global peace and calm could finally be restored.
  • Don't Talk to the Mullahs

    05/16/2006 6:24:56 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 9 replies · 475+ views
    Slate ^ | 5/15/06 | Christopher Hitchins
    Bush should respond to Ahmadinejad's letter, but he should speak directly to the Iranian people. There is an excellent case to be made for initiating an imaginative diplomatic overture to Iran, or rather to the Iranians, and I did my best to lay it out. But this case is not strengthened by the demented letter recently made public by the man posing as Iran's president. I say "posing," because, however many times our media babble about his "landslide" victory in Iran's "elections," everybody knows that he was put in by the reigning mullahs at the very last moment, after all...
  • 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...