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  • UN: Some secret Iran work 'specific to nuclear weapons'

    11/08/2011 1:12:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 11/08/11 | msnbc.com staff and news service reports
    VIENNA — Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose can only be the development of nuclear weapons, the U.N. nuclear atomic energy agency said for the first time in a report released Tuesday. While some of the suspected secret nuclear work can have peaceful purposes, "others are specific to nuclear weapons," according to the report by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. A 13-page attachment to the report details intelligence and IAEA research that shows Tehran working on all aspects of research toward making a nuclear weapon, including fitting a warhead onto a missile. "Iran," the report...
  • BBC: Saudi FM al-Faisal doubts Iran sanctions

    02/15/2010 5:18:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 292+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 16, 2010
    Imposing more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme would not be a quick enough solution, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said. Prince Saud al-Faisal said the threat posed by Iran demanded a "more immediate solution" than sanctions. He spoke in Riyadh alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who earlier said Iran was "becoming a military dictatorship".
  • Iran Shielding Nuclear Efforts in Tunnel Mazes

    01/05/2010 6:39:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 709+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    Last September, when Iran’s uranium enrichment plant buried inside a mountain near the holy city of Qum was revealed, the episode cast light on a wider pattern: Over the past decade, Iran has quietly hidden an increasingly large part of its atomic complex in networks of tunnels and bunkers across the country. In doing so, American government and private experts say, Iran has achieved a double purpose. Not only has it shielded its infrastructure from military attack in warrens of dense rock, but it has further obscured the scale and nature of its notoriously opaque nuclear effort. The discovery of...
  • The beginning of the end?

    01/05/2010 7:05:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 627+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec. 30, 2009
    A floundering regime may have weakened itself with its latest bloody crackdown. Let’s hope so NO ONE knows whether the Iranian regime’s latest bout of violent repression marks an ill-judged step towards its own much-merited demise or if it will cow the dissenters into sullen but long-lasting acquiescence. But the violence marks a change in the nature of the struggle that has been fought out since last June’s tainted presidential election. The regime may catch its breath before it embarks on another round of shooting and clubbing. But the prospect that it is losing its grip, perhaps even terminally, has...
  • Is Iran's Spiritual Leader Awash in Earthly Wealth?

    01/06/2010 4:59:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Sphere ^ | January 6, 2010 | Theunis Bates
    LONDON (Jan. 5) -- Iran's supreme leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, likes to portray himself as a simple man of faith, interested only in spiritual -- not material -- wealth. But an exiled Iranian filmmaker says that behind this frugal front, Khamenei luxuriates in an opulent lifestyle supported by an ill-gained fortune of about $30 billion. Celebrated director and Iranian opposition spokesman Mohsen Makhmalbaf laid out his exhaustive evidence of Khamenei's highlife on his personal Web site (a translated version can be read here), after interviewing ex-Intelligence Ministry officials and former Khamenei household employees who have fled abroad. His sources...
  • U.S.: Unrest in Iran opens window for immediate sanctions

    01/03/2010 12:53:00 AM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 771+ views
    Haaretz ^ | January 3, 2010 | Haaretz Service
    The Obama administration says the internal unrest in Iran and signs of unexpected delays in their nuclear program make the Iranian government especially vulnerable to swift and serious sanctions, the New York Times reported on Sunday. An administration official said current circumstances "give us a window to impose the first sanctions that may make the Iranians think the nuclear program isn't worth the price tag." Despite the political unrest, Iran's political and military leaders are remaining steadfast in their determination to develop nuclear weapons, advisers to U.S. President Barack Obama said. But the unrest coupled with the Iranian government's internal...
  • Fact or Fiction? - US readying paralyzing Iran sanctions

    12/29/2009 10:15:09 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 25 replies · 935+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | December 29, 2009
    The US administration is heading towards placing "paralyzing" sanctions on Iran, Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren said Tuesday. Speaking to Army Radio, Oren added that although it was "too early," the US had also not yet abandoned the military option. "The Americans attribute the highest importance to the Iranian issue," he said during the interview. "The US, along with other countries, is preparing to impose paralyzing sanctions on [Iran], and preparations are happening even now." Oren went on to reject claims that US President Barack Obama was trying to downgrade relations between Washington and Jerusalem, saying, "The man is...
  • Barak: 'Regular' Attack Cannot Hit Iran's Nuclear Plant

    12/28/2009 5:28:40 AM PST · by Fennie · 90 replies · 4,959+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | December 28, 2009 | By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The recently-revealed Qom nuclear plant in Iran is buried so deep under concrete that a "regular" military attack would not affect it, Defense Minister Ehud Barak revealed to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee on Monday. Concerning Iran, the Defense Minister said that the Qom nuclear reactor was under construction for several years and is buried in a bunker that is resistant to regular bombing. He did not mention the prospect of a nuclear strike.
  • Video– Iranian Protesters Save Prisoners from Hanging in Sirjan & Attack Police Truck

    12/27/2009 11:23:17 AM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 859+ views
    gatewaypundit ^ | December 27, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    Shocking Video– Iranian Protesters Save Prisoners from Hanging in Sirjan & Attack Police Truck — Regime Thugs Shoot Down Protesters Iranian protesters in Sirjan rescued two prisoners being hanged by the brutal regime. They rushed the Iranian officials smashed up their truck and cut the prisoners down. Doug Ross posted photos of the prisoners being rescued. The regime called in assistance and shot and killed a number of protesters. The Western media reported that the prisoners were rescued by relatives but it looks more like the whole town helped with the rescue. The Western media also said that the regime...
  • Selected Tweets from last 15 minutes

    12/27/2009 2:07:35 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 22 replies · 1,267+ views
    Twitter | 12/27/09 | DGHoodini
    The fire in front of IRIB was coming from a car's tyre. It's said ppl set fire on a police van #Iranelection Clashes in Qom, Esfahan, Najafabad, Kashan, Shiraz, Babol & Mashhad (as well as Tehran), reports & witnesses say #IranElection RT People are outside of the IRIB and it seems that they are getting ready to attack the building to take over the IRIB. Unconfirmed: clashes in front of Voice and Visage of Iran (broadcasting station) #IranElection ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Videos From Iran

    12/27/2009 1:07:53 PM PST · by sonrise57 · 16 replies · 922+ views
    Internet | Dec 27, 2009 | me
    security forces being stormed the people rise up more and more my life is only for iran they chant
  • Video: Iranian Protesters Ransack a Police Station

    12/27/2009 11:59:58 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 22 replies · 943+ views
    WARNING:m Graphic Violence http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/35447_Video-_Iranian_Protesters_Ransack_a_Police_Station#rss
  • Coup in Iran?-Coordination Center for National Iranian Armed Resistance Forces Declares Existence.

    12/27/2009 9:26:25 AM PST · by jhpigott · 216 replies · 7,588+ views
    COORDINATION CENTER FOR NATIONAL IRANIAN ARMED RESISTANCE FORCES DECLARES ITS EXISTENCE. This announcement was received via telephone from a high ranking Army officer of NIRU from Iran Start of announcement Saturday December 26th, 2009 In the name of God the Merciful & Forgiving Praise be to God and peace on the His Messenger (PBUH) and his family I take refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan The coordination center for National Iranian Armed Resistance Forces (NIRU) hereby declares its existence & accuses the current government and the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Mr. Sayyed Ali Khamenei of legal transgressions and...
  • Iranian Endgame

    Iranian Endgame -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by P. David Hornik On Tuesday, Danielle Pletka wrote in the Washington Post that “Iran is proceeding with an aggressive nuclear weapons program,” and that apart from “a few dogged holdouts,…much of the Obama administration has come to terms with that reality.” By “coming to terms” Pletka means that, while recognizing Iran’s aggressive intentions, “official Washington has resigned itself to pursuing a containment policy”—which, as Pletka effectively argues, would be misplaced and unavailing in the case of Iran. But Pletka adds that “privately, Obama administration officials confess that they believe Israeli action will preempt our policy debate,...
  • Arab Paper: Iran to target Netanyahu if nuclear sites attacked (note muslim obama not on hit list)

    12/17/2009 10:38:28 AM PST · by Tigen · 26 replies · 1,233+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Reported
    The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Sayissa reported Wednesday that Iran has urgently summoned either Syrian Vice President Farouk Sharaa or Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah. They are apparently being called to the Iranian capital to receive orders to be carried out in the event of Iranian nuclear sites being targeted in war, Israel Radio reported. The newspaper quoted a Gulf state diplomat as saying that Nasrallah will travel to Teheran in the coming days in order to receive his marching-orders. Iranian opposition organizations in Paris told the newspaper that the Iranian intelligence apparatus has established a bank...
  • Police in Iran firing on crowd (1 Dead)

    06/15/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 199 replies · 5,311+ views
    Associated Press
    AP PHOTOGRAPHER SEES PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIA FIRE AT OPPOSITION PROTESTERS, KILLING AT LEAST 1. I work in a newsroom this just came across the wires.. Waiting for more info..
  • Bomb Iran

    10/28/2007 3:59:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 292+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2006 | Joshua Muravchik
    Diplomacy is doing nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat; a show of force is the only answer. WE MUST bomb Iran. It has been four years since that country's secret nuclear program was brought to light, and the path of diplomacy and sanctions has led nowhere. First, we agreed to our allies' requests that we offer Tehran a string of concessions, which it spurned. Then, Britain, France and Germany wanted to impose a batch of extremely weak sanctions. For instance, Iranians known to be involved in nuclear activities would have been barred from foreign travel — except for humanitarian...
  • Nigerian Catholic faces stoning death back home (Islamic court orders flogging before execution)

    09/05/2007 5:19:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 803+ views
    ADN Kronos ^ | September 3, 2007
    Turin, 3 Sept.(AKI) - A young Nigerian Roman Catholic who faces death by stoning in his homeland for having had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, has appealed to Italy not to deport him. "I am safe here. I know by the grace of God I will find life here, Felix Eugene told Adnkronos International (AKI). The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is due to begin considering on Monday whether Eugene, 27, can remain in Italy, where he has been living since 2004. "I know that as a young man, I can do any kind of work," said Eugene....
  • Experts challenge White House line on Iran's influence (barf)

    07/17/2006 4:17:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 374+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/17/06 | Guy Dingmore
    From the moment last Wednesday when Hizbollah fighters seized two Israeli soldiers, the Bush administration immediately held Iran and Syria responsible. The White House mounted a systematic campaign on the US airwaves to get that message across while seeking to put pressure on the G8 summit to unite in confronting those two governments. That it has become the received wisdom in the US that Iran was directing Hizbollah to deflect international pressure on Tehran's nuclear programme, is testimony to the Bush administration's ability to dominate the discourse in the mainstream media. The crisis has also demonstrated how it can rely...
  • Next Steps on Iran

    01/13/2006 11:42:15 AM PST · by elizabethr · 10 replies · 475+ views
    www.frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/13/06 | Ken Timmerman
    Next Steps on Iran By Kenneth R. Timmerman FrontPageMagazine.com | January 13, 2006 With U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice noting that Iran has definitively "chosen confrontation with the international community," the United States and Europe called on the International Atomic Energy Agency today to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions. After many months of probing Western resolve, Iran’s leaders ended any possible ambiguity as to their nuclear intentions on January 10, when they forcibly removed IAEA seals that had been put in place to prevent them from producing nuclear weapons material. IAEA inspectors dispatched to...
  • Iranian Alert - January 8, 2006 - HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE SOON IN TEHRAN

    01/08/2006 4:16:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 2,906+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IRAN: HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE SOON IN TEHRAN Tehran, 5 Jan. (AKI) - Iran has decided to rewrite and revise the history of the Holocaust. Following the repeated declarations by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other senior government officials on the need to re-examine the history of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War, the association of Islamic Journalists of Iran has been tasked with quickly putting together an international conference on the Holocaust. "President Ahmadinejad has placed at the centre of international attention, a very important question on the truthfulness of the version...
  • Iranian Alert - January 7, 2006 - Special Must Read Report - Why Is Iran Seeking A Crisis Now?

    01/07/2006 9:41:37 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 27 replies · 2,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's "Let's Roll" Beginning? Alan Peters: Special Report Analysts watching Iran on a daily basis were not taken by surprise by the Islamic Regime not showing up at the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 05, 2006, since reports out of Tehran have for the past weeks been mentioning President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's office privately leaking to the Tehran newspapers that Iran already has four nuclear weapons obtained from the Ukraine. Back in 1991/1992 three nuclear weapon devices the Mullahs had obtained from Kazakhstan were verified on ground in Iran and intelligence further estimates that Iran has...
  • Iranian Alert - January 6, 2006 - Iran tried to plant Knesset spy

    01/06/2006 3:16:22 PM PST · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 966+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1/6/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Ynetnews Security forces arrested a 58-year-old Israeli-Arab on suspicion of being recruited by Iran in order to infiltrate Israel's political system. The suspect, Jaris Jaris, resides in the northern Israel village of Fasuta, which is mostly populated by Christians; he even served as the village council’s head. It is suspected that Iranians plotted to have Jaris transfer intelligence information obtained through his political connections in exchange for a hefty sum of money. They hoped he would be able to become an MK and continue to transfer vital information to Iran. Jaris was detained by security forces...
  • Iranian Alert - January 5, 2006 - Iran issues new threat to Europe and US

    01/05/2006 3:25:43 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,319+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.5.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IRAN: TEHRAN ISSUES NEW THREAT TO EUROPE Tehran, 4 Jan. (AKI) - The head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, who is also the man behind Iran's foreign policy, has warned Europeans "not to force the Islamic Republic to cut short the dialogue process and to opt for another scenario". Speaking on Tuesday night on state television he said: "We are for a strategy based on dialogue, but if the counterparty Europe plays dirty, then we will pass onto another plan that we have worked out and then there will be problems for the...
  • Iranian Alert - January 4, 2006 - Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile

    01/04/2006 8:52:58 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,039+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Secret services say Iran is trying to assemble a nuclear missile Document seen by Guardian details web of front companies and middlemen Ian Cobain and Ian TraynorWednesday January 4, 2006The Guardian The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes. Scientists in Tehran are also shopping for parts for a ballistic missile capable of reaching Europe, with "import requests and acquisitions ... registered almost daily", the report seen by the Guardian concludes.The warning came as...
  • Iranian Alert - January 3, 2006 - Iran to Activate Natanz Nuclear Project in Coming Days

    01/03/2006 8:03:48 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,004+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Iran to Activate Natanz Nuclear Project in Coming Days Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting:Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the suspended research works on Iran's nuclear activity will be activated again in the next few days. Attending a meeting here on Monday, Boroujerdi said, "Completion of nuclear fuel process upon international regulations is a part of our policies and we are determined to make Natanz project active after the Isfahan one". He stressed the west has accepted that the job be done in Russia, while...
  • Iranian Alert - January 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad says Zionist Crimes Same as Nazi Crimes

    01/02/2006 12:50:14 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,558+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Monsters & Critics Ahmadinejad says Zionist Crimes Same as Nazi Crimes Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monsters and Critics:Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the crimes committed by Zionists against the Palestinians were the same as the crimes committed by the Nazis in the Second World War, the news agency ISNA reported Sunday. 'One question to be clarified by the West is what crimes did they commit in those days (Second World War) what the Zionists are not doing today,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by ISNA. 'Zionism is de facto neo-fascism,' Ahmadinejad added in question and answer session carried...
  • Iranian Alert - January 1, 2006 - Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers - Arabiya TV

    01/01/2006 6:57:57 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,305+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 1.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rebel group captures 9 Iranian soldiers-Arabiya TV Reuters:A little-known Sunni rebel organisation says it has abducted nine Iranian soldiers to pressure Tehran to free imprisoned members of the group, Al Arabiya television said on Sunday. A caller speaking for the Jundollah (God's Soldiers) said the soldiers were seized near Iran's border with Pakistan, and demanded the release of 16 group members, the satellite television channel said. Iranian officials were not immediately available to comment. In July, the group said it beheaded an Iranian security agent it had abducted the previous month. Iran's remote southeastern areas on...
  • Iranian Alert - December 31, 2005 - Turkish Press: CIA told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons

    12/31/2005 4:28:06 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 36 replies · 2,067+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.31.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Turkish Press: Goss Reportedly told Ankara that Iran has nuclear weapons TurkishPress:During his recent visit to Ankara, CIA Director Porter Goss reportedly brought three dossiers on Iran to Ankara. Goss is said to have asked for Turkey’s support for Washington’s policy against Iran’s nuclear activities, charging that Tehran had supported terrorism and taken part in activities against Turkey. Goss also asked Ankara to be ready for a possible US air operation against Iran and Syria. Goss, who came to Ankara just after FBI Director Robert Mueller’s visit, brought up Iran’s alleged attempts to develop nuclear weapons....
  • Iranian Alert - December 30, 2005 - Russian/Iran Talks? Yes or No?

    12/31/2005 9:30:43 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,100+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Russian/Iran Talks? Yes or No? Reuters reported that top Iranian and Russian officials agreed on Thursday to hold talks on a Russian proposal aimed a resolving Tehran's nuclear standoff.Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Monsters and Critics reported that the Russian Defence Ministry denied having agreed to nuclear talks with Iran.International Herald Tribune reported that Iran said that it needed talks with Moscow to clarify what it described as "ambiguities" in a Russian proposal.The Jerusalem Post reported that a high-ranking Russian diplomat said that Russia has no interest in Iran obtaining nuclear weapons and does not want a radical, Islamic...
  • Iranian Alert - December 29, 2005 - Media Ignores Iran's Other Senior Leaders Threats: A Sampling

    12/29/2005 8:05:11 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,911+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.29.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rooz Online Media Ignores Iran's Other Senior Leaders Threats: A Sampling Hossein Bastani, Rooz Online: The take of Iran’s conservative media on an article published last week in the German magazine Spiegel once again highlighted their disconnection with the real world, especially on issues relating to Palestine. Spiegel published a satirical article on Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s suggestion of moving Israel and the Jews to Europe, which in itself was received with chuckles and cynicism in Europe. But the conservative press in Iran and even the influential newspaper Resalat devoted its main headline (issue no 23) to...
  • Iranian Alert - December 28, 2005 - Iran’s Ahmadinejad wants committee to investigate Holocaust

    12/28/2005 6:14:06 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 2,075+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Focus: Iran’s Ahmadinejad wants committee to investigate Holocaust Monday, 26th December 2005 Iran Focus Tehran, Iran, Dec. 26 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who recently called for the destruction of Israel and termed the Holocaust a “myth” has asked for a committee to be set up to prove that the massacre of some six million Jews in Nazi Germany never took place. The Fars news agency, which is close to the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that Ahmadinejad had proposed the idea after his comments calling for Israel to be...
  • Iranian Alert - December 27, 2005 - Iran says does not need permission for nuclear work

    12/27/2005 6:44:39 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,399+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran says does not need permission for nuclear work Reuters:Iran is ready to discuss its nuclear programme with any country, but that does not mean it is asking for permission for access to nuclear technology, Iran's foreign minister said on Monday. Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology was supported by "many countries of the world", Manouchehr Mottaki told a news conference during a one-day visit to the Afghan capital, Kabul. "We do not accept global nuclear 'apartheid' and scientific 'apartheid'," Mottaki said. Iran was ready to discuss its programme. "But that does not mean that we...
  • Iranian Alert - December 26, 2005 - Iran denies receiving Russian nuke offer

    12/26/2005 11:46:08 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran Denies Receiving Russian Nuke Offer The Jerusalem Post:Iran denied on Sunday that it had received from Russia a proposal for moving its uranium enrichment facilities to Russian territory, a compromise Europe is seeking to resolve controversy over Iran's nuclear program. Russia announced a day earlier that it had formally put the proposal to Teheran. Iran has so far insisted it would not agree to moving enrichment abroad, and it was not clear if Teheran's denial was an attempt to gain time without directly rejecting a proposal from Moscow, a longtime ally. "We have not received...
  • Iranian Alert - December 25, 2005 - Friedman on The Real Iran Myths

    12/25/2005 10:41:47 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,431+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Friedman on The Real Iran Myths Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times:I'd like to thank Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his observation that the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews was just a "myth." You just don't see world leaders expressing themselves so honestly anymore — not about the Holocaust but about their own anti-Semitism and the real character of their regimes. But since Iran's president has raised the subject of "myths," why stop with the Holocaust? Let's talk about Iran. Let's start with the myth that Iran is an Islamic "democracy" and that Ahmadinejad was...
  • Iranian Alert - December 24, 2005 - Dems refuse to reveal who stopped pro-democracy Iran resolution

    12/25/2005 11:11:42 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 26 replies · 2,284+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Senate Democrats Soften Iran Resolution BY BRIAN McGUIRE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 23, 2005 WASHINGTON - A Senate resolution condemning the president of Iran for anti-Semitic comments he made earlier this month is riling its Republican sponsors on Capitol Hill. They claim Senate Democrats forced them to strip language from the document expressing support for self-determination and a national referendum in the country.Senator Santorum, a Republican of Pennsylvania, drafted the resolution after a December 14 speech in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a "myth" and suggested Israel be relocated to Europe, Canada,...
  • Iranian Alert - December 23, 2005 - Americans demand the US Senate schedule hearings on Iran.

    12/23/2005 10:30:18 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,134+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.232005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Americans demand the US Senate schedule hearings on Iran. DoctorZin: So after receiving yesterday'’s report on the situation, several Iranian satellite broadcasters (NITV and SOS Iran) asked their listeners, which include millions of Iranians, to call Chairman Lugar'’s office and their own Senator'’s office demanding hearings on the Iran Freedom and Support Act. Blog Update:The Corner warned that Senate democrats were playing politics with the future of the people of Iran.Dean'’s World called "“deplorable"” the US Senate's "“betraying democratic values." Ed Driscoll appeared shocked, saying: Regime Change Iran? I'm In Favor.Atlas Shrugs asked her readers to...
  • Iranian Alert - December 22, 2005 - "Jewish Rabbis killed children & use blood for passover"

    12/22/2005 1:57:15 PM PST · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 1,324+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12/22/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story MEMRI The following are excerpts from a TV discussion with Iranian political analysts Dr. Hasan Hanizadeh(1) and Dr. Ali-Reza Akbari, which aired on Jaam-e Jam 2 TV on December 20, 2005. The discussion began with the subject of the denial of the existence of crematoria at Auschwitz, and went on to explain in detail how Jewish rabbis in Europe used to kill children and take their blood for use during the Passover holiday. TO VIEW CLIP, VISIT: Ali-Reza Akbari: "Historians and eye-witnesses, some of whom are still alive... There are still many people who saw with...
  • Iranian Alert - December 21, 2005 - Underreported US Senate Resolution reveals a lack of conviction

    12/21/2005 9:11:29 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,217+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Underreported US Senate Resolution on Iran reveals a lack of conviction DoctorZin:Last Friday, the day after millions of Iraqi's voted in an historic election, the US Senate passed a resolution condemning the recent alarming statements by Iran's President. Surprisingly, the mainstream media ignored the resolution while the international press has been avidly covering similar resolutions adopted by countries around the world. Unfortunately, the story behind the resolution revealed a disturbing lack of conviction by some in the US Senate. The resolution, authored by US Rick Santorum, was in his words "a mild condemnation" version of the...
  • Iranian Alert - December 20, 2005 - Ahmadinejad Imposes New Limits on Travel Abroad

    12/20/2005 9:28:59 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,477+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.20.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story New Limits on Travel Abroad Adnkronos International:Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has issued a circular warning all ministers and state bodies that "no official may go abroad, on a mission or for personal reasons, without prior authorisation and without coordinating with the foreign ministry". In the circular, signed by the deputy president Parwiz Davoodi, no reason is given for the decision. "The aim is to avoid misunderstandings," a presidential source told the Iranian news agency Fars. Since the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last July, there has been an increasing flow of financial and human capital to neighbouring...
  • Iranian Alert - December 19, 2005 - What is behind Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel remarks?

    12/19/2005 8:54:42 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 22 replies · 1,804+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.19.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story What is behind Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel remarks? Mehran Riazaty: a former Iran analyst for the Central Command of the Coalition Forces in Baghdad in the office of Strategic Communication. Ahmadinejad could not tie his shoe-laces without supports of powerful Ayatollahs such as Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Janati, Kashani, Mesbah Yazdi his mentor, and many others in Iran. The main question is why Ahmadinejad made these comments? These comments are not definitely made by accident. During Khatami’s presidency, Hassan Rohani, who used to be Iran’s Supreme National Security Chief, wrote a letter to him and explained Iran’s Political Strategy: Creating...
  • Iranian Alert - December 18, 2005 - German Intelligence Warns That Iran Has New Missiles

    12/18/2005 1:52:51 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 51 replies · 3,159+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Deutsche Presse-Agentur German Intelligence Warns That Iran Has New Missiles Deutsche Presse-Agentur:German intelligence believes Iran has now bought 18 longer-range missiles from North Korea, giving Teheran the capability to attack targets in central Europe, the German daily newspaper Bild reported Friday. The study by the foreign intelligence service BND said the BM-25 missiles were being purchased from Pyongyang in the form of kit sets. The mobile missiles, which are based on the Russian SS-N-6 missile for submarine launch, will have a nominal range of 2,500 kilometres. However it was possible to upgrade them to hit targets...
  • Iranian Alert - December 17, 2005 - Ministers of Murder: Iran's New Security Cabinet

    12/17/2005 10:56:16 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 18 replies · 1,107+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ministers of Murder: Iran's New Security Cabinet Human Rights Watch: Iran’s new Minister of Interior is implicated in grave human rights violations over the past two decades, possibly including crimes against humanity in connection with the massacre of thousands of political prisoners, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Human Rights Watch also said that the new Minister of Information should be investigated for his possible involvement in a dissident’s killing. The briefing paper, Ministers of Murder: Iran’s New Security Cabinet, details credible allegations that Minister of Interior Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi and Minister of...
  • Iranian Alert - December 16, 2005 - Iran's President Suggests Israel move north to Alaska...

    12/15/2005 11:36:33 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,226+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.16.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Denying the Holocaust for Political Advantage? Michael Scott Moore, Spiegel Online:Should Israel move to Alaska? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once again called for Israel to be moved on Wednesday. And this time, he went ahead and denied the Holocaust as well. But why? SPIEGEL ONLINE went to Iran expert Ali Ansari for answers. Once again, the international response was swift and unequivocal. "Shocking and totally unacceptable," said Germany's new foreign minister Franz-Walter Steinmeier. "Thank God Israel has the means to end the extremist regime in Iran," said Raanan Gissin, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon....
  • Iranian Alert - December 15, 2005 - State Dept. Rules Out Guarantee on Iran

    12/14/2005 9:01:22 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 971+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.15.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story State Dept. Rules Out Guarantee on Iran Barry Schweid, The Associated Press:The Bush administration is ruling out a guarantee not to attack Iran to induce it to halt development of nuclear weapons. Iran must first act like a responsible member of the international community and stop violating its agreements, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said Monday. "That would represent a sea change in its behavior," Ereli said. "Then maybe other kinds of notions might be more palatable." "But right now, I don't think people should be asking the United States, 'Why don't you do this or...
  • Iranian Alert - December 14, 2005 - State Dept: Iran's referral to UNSC "just a matter of time"

    12/13/2005 8:11:15 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.14.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story State Department: Iran's referral to UNSC "just a matter of time" The Jerusalem Post:Reporting Iran to the UN Security Council for defiantly pressing ahead with its suspect nuclear program is just a matter of time, a senior US State Department official suggested Monday. "Clearly our patience is limited. We're now talking 'when' or 'how' rather than 'whether' we will report them to the Security Council," which has the power to slap Iran with sanctions, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with journalists. Iran is engaged...
  • Iranian Alert - December 13, 2005 - Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

    12/12/2005 5:28:05 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 34 replies · 1,763+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.132005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv, and Sarah Baxter, Washington ISRAEL’S armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed. The order came after Israeli intelligence warned the government that Iran was operating enrichment facilities, believed to be small and concealed in civilian locations. Iran’s stand-off with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over nuclear inspections and aggressive rhetoric from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, who...
  • Iranian Alert - December 12, 2005 - Iranian Ayatollah supports his president

    12/11/2005 9:29:11 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.12.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Ayatollah Supports His President The Jerusalem Post:Iran's supreme ruler came out in support of his maligned president on Saturday, who created an international storm by demanding Israel be moved to Europe and casting doubt on whether the Holocaust happened. "The unusual sensitivity of Zionists and their American supporters toward Iran's stance over the Zionist state reveals their increased weakness and fear about the level of attention given by Islamic nations to the Palestinian issue," state-run Iranian radio quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. "Despite the Zionist's campaign, the struggle against the occupiers has become an...
  • Iranian Alert - December 11, 2005 - Iran seeks Islamic endorsement of its strategic role

    12/11/2005 11:06:27 AM PST · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,381+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.11.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran’s strategic role in the Islamic world Mehr News:Iran’s active participation at the third extraordinary summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which was held last week in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, once again showed that the Islamic Republic of Iran always has strategies to resolve the impasses the Islamic world faces from time to time. Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and his delegation offered a series of proposals at the December 7-8 summit that drew the attention of Islamic leaders. Ahmadinejad proposed establishing an Islamic common market, an Islamic rapid reaction military force to respond...
  • Iranian Alert - December 10, 2005 - Opposition in Iran Showing Signs of Unity

    12/09/2005 8:38:24 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 23 replies · 1,478+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 12.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Opposition in Iran Showing Signs of Unity By ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun December 8, 2005 CAIRO, Egypt - In the aftermath of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ascendancy to the presidency of Iran, the country's opposition is beginning to show signs of unifying as the clerical regime wages a war against internal dissent.Yesterday, the regime closed all schools in Tehran, citing poor air quality, after word leaked of the first major demonstrations since the summer. Nonetheless, a rally at Tehran University attracted 300 demonstrators amid a heavy police presence on campus. Of note is that...