Friday, March 9, 2007

Iran in the News

Iran in the News

"All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish."
(Isaiah 41:3)

1. Iran accuses Israel of menacing threats - Jerusalem Newswire

Iran, the nation whose leadership openly denies the Nazi Holocaust and dreams of a world without Israel, on Wednesday accused the Jewish state of making menacing threats.

2. UN nuclear watchdog cuts aid to Iranian programs - ICEJ News

Diplomats reported today that the 35-country board of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ratified cuts today in technical aid to Iran out of concern that Tehran is trying to build nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian atomic energy program.

3. Missing Iranian general may be in Europe - ICEJ News

According to the London-based daily A-Sharq al- Awsat, missing Iranian general Ali Reza Asghari, who disappeared during a visit to Turkey earlier this week, may be in Europe. The retired Iranian general, intelligence official, and former deputy defense minister was being held for questioning in northern Europe on his way to the US, where he was reportedly headed to seek asylum. Allegations have run rampant over the last few days as to who was responsible for Asghari's disappearance, with the Iranian security establishment blaming Western intelligence services on Tuesday, and the Mossad was implicated on Monday due to reports that Asghari allegedly had information on missing Israeli Air Force navigator Ron Arad.

4. US: West is holding, questioning Iranian general - Washington Post

A senior US official told The Washington Post today that missing Iranian general, Ali Reza Asghari, was in Western hands and willingly providing intelligence services with information about the Hizb'Allah terror group, Iran and the ties between the two. Asghari disappeared last month while visiting Turkey, and this is the first time that a western official has confirmed his fate. Another official suggested to The Post that the former Iranian general's disappearance was voluntary and orchestrated by Israel. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has denied any connection to Asghari. Before today's news, Iranian officials had accused Israel or the US of kidnapping Asghari, but according to various reports, he has defected voluntarily and is willingly cooperating with interrogators.

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