2006-03-04

Night Flashes

Plus Ultra reports Pakistan is blocking access to blogs that carry those Mohammed cartoons ... while an Oregon State University newsletter has asked Muslim students to review its articles lest it give offense ... LGF is on the case ...

The EU has rejected an Iranian proposal to delay uranium enrichment for two years, saying negotiator Ali Larijani's offer was "no basis for compromise" ... while the Telegraph (via The Intelligence Summit) shows how the Iranian regime duped the West: 'In a speech to a closed meeting of leading Islamic clerics and academics, Hassan Rowhani, who headed talks with the so-called EU3 until last year, revealed how Teheran played for time and tried to dupe the West after its secret nuclear programme was uncovered by the Iranian opposition in 2002.' The article adds with commendable understatement, 'Revelation of Mr Rowhani's remarks comes at an awkward moment for the Iranian government' with tomorrow's IAEA meeting looming on the horizon ...

Meanwhile, Ha'Aretz reports that Israeli forces are searching for Iranian nuclear sites, citing a London Times story, which adds that NATO would likely assist in any US-led strike on Iran ... and President Bush declared that the Iranian people are "held hostage" by the Tehran regime, in a speech in New Delhi on Friday ...