Thursday, March 16, 2006

This Week in Iran 3/15/2006

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
  • reports that Sec. Rumsfeld has finally stated what we have known; Iran is trying to infiltrate Iraq. He also states who and that it is a mistake in judgement on Iran's part.
  • FOCUS News Agency: German intelligence confirmed that Iran had purchased 18 disassembled BM-25 mobile missiles with a range of around 2,500 km from North Korea.

  • Thursday, March 9, 2006
  • The New York Sun published the full text of Michael Ledeen's testimony on Iran before House Committee on International Relations. A must read.
  • Defence Talk reported that Iran's armed forces have deployed a new locally-built submarine in Persian Gulf waters.
  • Cox & Forkum published a cartoon: Made in Iran.

  • Friday, March 10, 2006
  • The Weekly Standard reported that Iran secretly agreed to assist the Taliban in its war against U.S. forces in October 2001.
  • Reuters reported that Iranian police and plainclothes agents yesterday beat hundreds of women and men who had gathered to commemorate International Women's Day. Plus 4 videos.
  • Amir Taheri, The New York Post warned of the danger of a Jihad war in Thailand.
  • Iran Watch Canada is counting down the release of Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji from prison, with just 8 days to go (March 17th).

  • Saturday, March 11, 2006
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported that the U.S. envoy to the IAEA said at a closed-door meeting: Iran now has the materials to make up to ten nuclear weapons.
  • Women’s Rights Association of Iran published a detailed report on International Women’s Day Protest in Laleh Park in Tehran. Videos.

  • Sunday, March 12, 2006
  • The Telegraph reported that Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West.
  • The Washington Post reported that the United States, backed by France and Britain, pressed Moscow and Beijing at a meeting of the council's five veto-wielding members to support the swift adoption of a Security Council statement.
  • Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard reported how Bush wants to release the Saddam files but his intelligence chief stalls.

  • Monday, March 13, 2006
  • The Washington Post reported that President Bush and his team have been huddling in closed-door meetings on Iran, the debate is over, and although administration is does not use the term "regime change" in public, and that in effect is the goal. But in private meetings, Bush and his advisers have been more explicit.
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy published the full text of Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon's address the Hudson Institute.
  • SMCCDI called for emergency financial support of NITV a leading Iranian broadcaster into Iran. The site is off the air, due to lack of funds.

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2006
  • The Washington Times reported that a recent deal between Iran and Venezuela provides for the exploitation of Venezuela's strategic minerals signals that Chavez's government could be planning to provide Tehran with uranium for its nuclear program.
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies published the full text of UK Foreign Minister Jack Straws remarks on Iran. He asked: "How then can we help the Iranian people realise their ambition for Iran to retake its place as a respected and law-abiding country within the region and within the community of nations?" Videos of the speech and QA.
  • Monsters & Critics reported that the Iranian regime admits that it has resorted to broadcasting popular American films to compete with Iranian opposition broadcasters out of LA.
  • Rooz Online reported that Iraq's Moqtada Sadr and Seyed Hassan Nassrollah, the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group made unreported visits to Tehran last week.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2006
  • SMCCDI reported that Islamic regime's security forces attacked Iranian celebrators/demonstrators in several cities by beating brutally women and especially young kids using clubs, chains and even knives have been used by foreign speaking militiamen.
  • Iran Press News reported that despite Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji's having served his six year prison sentence this week, his release has been denied. (More to be said on this! I am furious.)
  • Eli lake, The New York Sun reported that the Tehran regime has already started cracking down on democracy activists in the country who have received aid from the West.
  • Azarmehr reported that the Islamic Republic is now using the Washington Post instead of State TV for propaganda against Iranian dissidents.
  • New York Post reported that if the Security Council won't act Europe's leadership on the Iranian nuclear problem suggests a third option: NATO.
  • Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen, examined the Mullah-Hamas Axis.

  • Remember, if you click on the day of the week, you can read a number of articles that happened on that day. There are other articles I did not include because they are either speculation or have already taken place. The UN is not worth reporting, because they will never make up their collective mind to go to the bathroom, let alone face anything serious. Have a nice day.


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