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  • Iranian Alert - December 23, 2004 [EST] - Iran: A New Approach (CPD) + Several Must Read Reports

    12/23/2004 12:50:27 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 4,180+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.23.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran - A New Approach The Committee on the Present Danger Policy Paper Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of Iran presents a fundamental threat to peace, for all signs point to his determination to develop nuclear weapons. Iran’s people, on the other hand, are our allies. They want to free themselves from Khamenei’s oppression and they want Iran to join the community of prosperous, peaceful democracies. The recent agreement Iran made with France, Germany and Britain to temporarily halt uranium enrichment, while it may slow down its overall program, will do so only briefly. What is needed...
  • Iranian Alert - December 22, 2004 [EST] - Iran Continues Atomic Work Breaking Spirit of Accord

    12/21/2004 11:13:30 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 27 replies · 4,284+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.22.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Atomic Work Breaks Spirit of Accord - Diplomats By REUTERSPublished: December 21, 2004Filed at 5:37 p.m. ETVIENNA (Reuters) - Iran's decision to keep preparing raw uranium for enrichment, a step on the way to making nuclear weapons, breaks the spirit though not the letter of its pledge to freeze all such activity, diplomats said on Tuesday.Under a deal Iran reached with three EU nations to freeze all enrichment activity as of Nov. 22, preparing ``yellowcake'' uranium for enrichment is strictly prohibited. But the accord allowed Iran to finish some limited uranium conversion work that it...
  • Iranian Alert - December 21, 2004 [EST] - "The Shah Will Return"

    12/21/2004 12:39:41 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 3,392+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.21.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranians Start Questioning Role Of Religion In Politics December 20, 2004 Kuwait Times Cyrus Khaki Throughout history, it has been a frequent occurrence for countries to switch political systems, from feudal states to kingdoms and back again. It has been equally common for a country to change from a republic-based hierarchy, to the equally disputed democratic system. What is much more rare is for a nation to alter is approach to religion. The history of the Middle East is in large part a patchwork quilt of religious conflicts, shifting dogmas and fracturing of religious systems. But...
  • Iranian Alert - December 20, 2004 [EST] FBI Catches Iranian Surveillance Teams Red-handed in US

    12/19/2004 9:06:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 28 replies · 5,428+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.20.2004 | DoctorZin
    <p>To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly click HERE .</p> <p>Iranian foreign ministry spokesman announced Sunday December 19 that intelligence minister Ali Younessi would “soon” report to the government on an eight-member spy ring that gathered information for Israel. No further information was offered about the identities of the “spies,” the nature of the “information” they had gathered or when.</p>
  • Iranian Alert - December 19, 2004 [EST] - Iran's secret plans for 'nuclear' gas go ahead

    12/18/2004 11:11:29 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,783+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.19.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's secret plans for 'nuclear' gas go ahead despite earlier promisesBy Damien Mcelroy(Filed: 19/12/2004)Teheran had assured European leaders that it would suspend uranium enrichment activities, but new information suggests otherwiseIran has drawn up secret plans to make large quantities of a gas that can be used to produce highly enriched uranium, despite promises to suspend enrichment activities.   Technicians work in the Isfahan nuclear facility south of Tehran Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, Iran's atomic energy chief, has authorised construction of a plant to make Anhydrous Hydrogen Fluoride (AHF), a gas that has many uses, from petrochemical processing...
  • Iranian Alert - December 18, 2004 [EST] - EU leaders call on Iran to keep nuclear engagements

    12/17/2004 11:10:16 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 2,649+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.18.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU leaders call on Iran to keep nuclear engagements By Safa HaeriPosted Friday, December 17, 2004  E-mail this page    Printer-friendly page BRUSSELS, 17 Dec. (IPS) Leaders of the 25- member European Union on Friday called on Iran to keep its nuclear installations shut against closer relations with Europe.In a statement issued at the end of the EU’s Summit in Brussels, the heads of the member states expressed their readiness to intensify political and economic relations with Iran if Tehran, beside continuing suspension of enriching uranium, also take steps in fighting international terrorism and give more...
  • Iranian Alert - December 17, 2004 [EST] - Analysis: Rafsanjani Plots Iran Comeback

    12/16/2004 11:04:26 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 30 replies · 4,184+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.17.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Analysis: Rafsanjani Plots Iran Comeback Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:35 AM ET TEHRAN (Reuters) - Fears that Islamic hard-liners could exacerbate Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, scare foreign investors and worsen social tensions may pave the way for a comeback by former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Humiliated by reformists in parliamentary polls in 2000 when he failed to gain a seat, the mid-ranking cleric has set his sights on presidential elections in mid-2005. But Rafsanjani, 70, who has yet to declare he will run, must overcome stern opposition from reformists and hard-liners alike, as well...
  • Iranian Alert - December 16, 2004 [EST] - Iran rejects negotiations with US on Nuclear issue

    12/16/2004 12:38:57 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,771+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.16.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran rejects negotiations with US on N issueAFP[ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004 08:35:43 PM ] TEHRAN: Iran Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi on Wednesday rejected any talks with the United States on the standoff over Iran's nuclear programme because of Washington's hostile attitude towards the Islamic republic. "With the existing US hostile policies, there are no grounds for negotiations with Washington. If they deal with Iran on the basis of mutual respect and equality, then we would start talks with them like other countries," he said after a weekly cabinet meeting. "There are no such conditions. In...
  • Iranian Alert - December 15, 2004 [EST] - Congressman Warns of Iranian Attack on U.S.

    12/14/2004 10:13:13 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 51 replies · 5,826+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.15.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Congressman Warns of Iranian Attack on U.S. BY ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 14, 2004 WASHINGTON - A senior Republican congressman has been warning America's intelligence community for more than a year of an alleged Iranian plot to crash commercial airliners into a New Hampshire nuclear reactor.Since February 2003, Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania has held a series of secret meetings in Paris with a former high-ranking official in the Shah's government who has correctly predicted, according to Mr. Weldon, a number of internal developments in Iran ranging from the regime's atomic...
  • Iranian Alert - December 14, 2004 [EST] - Iran and Europeans Open a New Round of Negotiations

    12/13/2004 11:04:24 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 4,401+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.14.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran and Europeans Open a New Round of Negotiations Virginia Mayo/Associated PressAt a news conference yesterday in Brussels, from left, Foreign Minister Michel Barnier of France, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw of Britain, Hassan Rowhani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator; Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer of Germany; and Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief. By ELAINE SCIOLINO Published: December 14, 2004 RUSSELS, Dec. 13 - Iran and its European partners pledged Monday to work to overcome their differences and lingering suspicions as they began negotiations for a long-term agreement on nuclear, economic and security cooperation.The largely ceremonial...
  • Iranian Alert - December 13, 2004 [EST] - Feith to 'Post': US action against Iran can't be ruled out

    12/13/2004 1:52:05 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 5,000+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.13.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Dec. 12, 2004 3:24  | Updated Dec. 12, 2004 16:06Feith to 'Post': US action against Iran can't be ruled out By CAROLINE GLICK Douglas Feith Photo: DOD The Natanz nuclear facility in Iran is seen in this Aug. 29, 2002, satellite image taken by DigitalGlobe's high-resolution imaging satellite QuickBird. Photo: AP (File) The US hopes that Iran will follow Libya's lead in abandoning its nuclear program, but nobody should rule out the possibility of military action against Teheran's nuclear sites if it does not, US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith told The Jerusalem...
  • Iranian Alert - December 12, 2004 [EST] -

    12/11/2004 9:09:47 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1,579+ views | Ded.12, 2004 | DoctorZIn
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  • Iranian Alert - December 11, 2004 [EST] - High-energy Neutron Experiments in Iran Raise Suspicions

    12/10/2004 9:18:01 PM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 3,001+ views
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  • Iranian Alert - December 10, 2004 [EST] -- Tapping the hornets' nest

    12/10/2004 12:09:38 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 2,663+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.10.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Tapping the hornets' nest By Michael Rubin During the U.S. presidential campaign, debate over Iran policy received unprecedented attention. The reasons are multifold. With Iran on the verge of developing both nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capability, Washington policymakers can no longer ignore the Iranian threat, especially when confidants of Supreme Leader Ali Khomenei lead televised chants of "American will be annihilated," as Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati did last June. American concern over a nuclear Iran is multifold. The danger is not necessarily that Iran would conduct a nuclear first strike, although former president Ali Akbar Hashemi...

    12/09/2004 1:48:14 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,582+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.9.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Dissidents to form united referenfum front By Eli Lake and Safa HaeriPosted Tuesday, December 7, 2004  E-mail this page    Printer-friendly page By Elie LakeNEW YORK, 7 Dec. (The New York Sun) After years of bitter internal divisions and a series of crackdowns from the Islamic Republic, the Iranian democratic opposition in the last two weeks has organized a united front to push for a referendum on the powers of the supreme leader.In an exclusive interview with “The New York Sun”, a founder of the new front, which comprises the major student groups as well...
  • Iranian Alert - December 8, 2004 [EST] -- Bush planning to increase pressure on Iran

    12/08/2004 12:32:24 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 4,110+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.8.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush administration planning to increase pressure on Iran BY WARREN P. STROBEL Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - (KRT) - As 150,000 U.S. troops battle to stabilize Iraq, some officials in the Bush administration are already planning to turn up the heat on another member of the president's axis of evil. Officials in the White House and the Defense Department are developing plans to increase public criticism of Iran's human rights record, offer stronger backing to exiles and other opponents of Tehran's repressive theocratic government and collect better intelligence on Iran, according to U.S. officials, congressional aides...
  • Iranian Alert - December 7, 2004 [EST] -- Report: Iran Has Tried Arrested Al Qaeda Members

    12/06/2004 9:21:55 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 3,253+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.7.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Report: Iran Has Tried Arrested Al Qaeda Members Mon Dec 6, 2004 05:45 PM ET TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary has tried a number of arrested al Qaeda members and verdicts have been issued, a senior judiciary official was quoted as saying on Monday. Tehran Justice Department head Abbasali Alizadeh told the semi-official Fars news agency Iran's "high-ranking officials are satisfied with the issued verdicts," but did not elaborate on what the verdicts had been. News of the trials is likely to anger Washington which has repeatedly called on Iran to hand over all al Qaeda...
  • Iranian Alert - December 6, 2004 [EST] -- Iran tells UN: sites off limits

    12/05/2004 10:57:43 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 21 replies · 2,434+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.6.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran tells UN: sites off limitsFrom correspondents in TehranDecember 5, 2004IRAN said today it was not obliged to allow UN atomic energy agency inspectors to visit military sites alleged to be involved in secret nuclear weapons work, but that it was willing to discuss the issue. "It is not a matter of unlimited commitments and unlimited inspections," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters when asked if International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) teams would be able to probe two suspect military facilities. "We will act in accordance with the NPT (nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty), our duties...
  • Iranian Alert - December 5, 2004 [EST] -- IAEA 'bowed to pressure from Iran' on bomb materials

    12/04/2004 11:53:27 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 2,891+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.5.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Watchdog 'bowed to pressure from Iran' on bomb materialsBy Damien McElroy, Foreign Correspondent(Filed: 05/12/2004)The world nuclear watchdog dropped a claim that Iran bought large quantities of a metal used to trigger explosions in atomic weapons after bowing to objections from Teheran.The International Atomic Energy Agency at first accepted Western intelligence reports that the Islamic republic had bought "huge amounts" of beryllium from "a number of nations", but removed the claim from its final report on Iranian compliance with nuclear non-proliferation rules, published 10 days ago.   IAEA Director General Mohammad ElBaradei An earlier draft of the...
  • Iranian Alert - December 4, 2004 [EST] -- Iran To Reject IAEA Resolution In Near Future

    12/03/2004 10:38:32 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 3,426+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.4.2004 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran To Reject IAEA Resolution In Near Future - Hardline Paper By Safa HaeriPosted Thursday, December 2, 2004  E-mail this page    Printer-friendly page PARIS-TEHRAN First of Dec. (IPS) “The resolution that the international nuclear watchdog passed on Iran in November and all its clauses that are imposed on Iran would be declared as void in coming months”, an advisor to the Iranian leader predicted on Wednesday.The forecast came two days after Iran reached a painful agreement with Britain, France and Germany in Vienna and as a consequence, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) saved Tehran...