Thursday, July 06, 2006
Iran Fears Assassination: Delays Talks
Thursday, July 6, 2006.
"Fearing assassins" Iran delays nuclear talks with EU.
- Yahoo News reported that crucial talks due on Wednesday between the European Union and Iran on incentives to a end a nuclear stand-off have been postponed for a week.
- Interactive Investor reported that Iran decided to delay today's meeting in Brussels with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana because of the possible presence in Brussels of an exiled opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran -- a banned opposition group.
- Yahoo News later reported that Iran postponed key talks in Brussels between its chief nuclear negotiator and the EU foreign policy chief until July 11 for fear of hit squads according to the Iranian news agency.
- Reuters reported that U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said North Korea's test-firing of a long-range missile may have been aimed at stealing the nuclear spotlight away from Iran.
- Iran Focus reported that Iran’s State Security Forces (SSF) are setting up several hundred police checkpoints across Tehran. It is believed this is in response to the regime's fear of protests inside Iran starting this coming weekend. July 9th is the anniversary of the 1999 bloody crackdown of the regime against Iranian students. Each year the students have sought to commemorate the crackdown with demonstrations. . Let's hope the Western media is poised to report on any demonstrations this weekend.
- Time Magazine asked: Will Hizballah Go To War for Iran?
- The Guardian reported that the "children of the Iranian revolution" are resisting the hard-line direction of the regime.
Also, if at all possible, please help us to spread the word about the build up of police to beat and kill the students who may take part in the demonstrations against what happened on July 9, 1999. It is a time for the Persian people to remember, and it is a time for the regime to be afraid. Why?
I have no idea. Maybe they like to be afraid, but I see no reason to be afraid of students who just want to remember their friends. Thank you.