Thursday, January 19, 2006

Iran Tries Its Hand at "Plantation" Rhetoric

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said any "nuclear apartheid" regime was doomed to fail and that Western powers could not deny his country's legitimate right to purse a nuclear programme, IRNA news agency reported.

Previously: Hillary Calls for Iran Sanctions

Bayh Out-Hawks Hillary, Offers Hardline Resolution on Iran

[H]e plans to introduce his resolution Friday, calling for Iran to be excluded from international forums and events and asking the administration to urge other governments to sever economic relations with Tehran....

"We need tough action now, including economic sanctions, cultural sanctions, cutting off their supply of gasoline, arms sales, those kind of things, to convince the radical leaders of Iran that nuclear weapons are something they just cannot have," Bayh told Fox News.

Leb Leader Jumblatt Sees Iran/Syrian Mutual Defense Pact

The purpose of this pact, he continued, is to link Lebanon with the Iran-Syria axis, and it reflects right-wing control in Tehran and the strong relationship between Ahmadinejad and Lebanon-based Hizballah. Jumblatt said in the daily that "Hizballah in particular is in favor of linking Lebanon to Syria and Iran at the expense of Lebanon's independence, freedom, and democratic track."

Assad Backs Iranian Nuke Program

Update: Germans Hammer Iran Over Holocaust Denial

"This is international anti-Semitism at work," said Gert Weisskirchen, the foreign affairs spokesman for the Social Democratic Party in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel.


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