OPEN SOURCE HUMINT ANALYSIS [OSHA]-Iran: 2005 AUGUST 10
Iran Defends Its Nuclear Stance as IAEA Meets : LA Times, August 10, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush: "If the Iranians continue to balk, we'll work with the EU-3," Bush said.
Abduction of Iran dissidents in Iraq may signal new policy – experts: Iran Focus , Wed. 10 Aug 2005
Timothy Banks of the London-based Gulf Intelligence Monitor: "We know that Iran's Revolutionary Guards have been supplying the insurgents in Iraq with more powerful bombs. These abductions could be part of a pattern of a more aggressive approach to Iraq by the ruling hard-liners in Iran", Timothy Banks
Iran warns over nuclear impasse: CNN , August 10, 2005
But Matthew Boland, a spokesman for the U.S. mission to international organizations, said that Iran's action Wednesday "is yet another sign of Iran's disregard for international concerns."
UN atomic watchdog meets on Iran's nuclear program: IRNA Aug 10, 2005
International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran's action essentially unraveled the suspension of enrichment-related and conversion activities at the Isfahan plant. "The board has clearly stated in the past although suspension of enrichment-related and conversion activities in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a voluntary decision, it is nonetheless essential for confidence-building and for resolution of outstanding issues," he declared.
Are we facing an Iran-US showdown?: Daily Times, Aug 10, 2005
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced his government's resolve to outlaw the Al Muhajiroon and Hizbut Tahrir as "extremist" organizations.
Dissident: Tehran Has 4,000 Centrifuges: SPC , 09 Aug, 2005
President, Strategic Policy Consulting, Alireza Jafarzadeh: "These 4,000 centrifuge machines have not been declared to the IAEA, and the regime has kept the production of these machines hidden from the inspectors while the negotiations with the European Union have been going on over the past 21 months," Jafarzadeh said in a telephone interview.
Politics & Policies: Iran plays with fire: UPI , 10 Aug 2005
"There is evidence from independent sources that Iran is fueling the insurgency," said Raymond Tanter, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, co-chair of the Iran Policy Committee , who served on the staff of the National Security Council from 1981-82. "The Middle East Media Research Institute reported in January that a former commander of an insurgent group, Army of Muhammad, said, 'The truth is that Iran has played a significant role in supporting the Army of Muhammad and many factions of the resistance.'