Saturday, June 19, 2004

Negroponte: Iraq Is Not A Failure but Wolfowitz Disagrees

Today in Investor's Business Daily stock analysis and business news: "Iraq Is Not A Failure: Negroponte
U.S. envoy to Iraq John Negroponte said Iraq's ills can be fixed with elections, a better army and by wisely spending the $18 bil budgeted to rebuild the nation. But Deputy Defense Sec'y Paul Wolfowitz warned 'Iraqi security forces are not ready to assume their job' after 2 car bombings Thursday killed 41 and injured 149. Attackers killed 1 U.S. soldier and 3 Iraqis on Friday."

Britain, Germany, and France renege on agreement with Iran

Mehr News Agency English: "On October 21, 2003, Britain, Germany, and France signed the Tehran Declaration, in which they pledged to help Iran develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes on the condition that Iran sign the additional protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and voluntarily suspend uranium enrichment activities. However, the EU big three failed to fulfill their commitments to Tehran.

Through its capricious actions, the EU has shown that it is not committed to its obligations and cannot be a reliable partner for Iran.

It seems that the European Union was trying to conceal its animosity toward the Islamic Republic, but that is no longer possible, since it has become clear that the EU has adopted a unilateralist policy toward Iran.

European officials mistakenly believe that Tehran needs to develop ties with the EU. They assume they can impose their demands on Iran under any circumstances and dictate preconditions the Islamic Republic must observe to boost relations with the bloc..."

Iran Makes New Oil Find

Description of Selected News: "Iran Makes New Oil Find

TEHRAN (PIN) -- Iran's Minister of Oil Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said here Saturday that a new oil field has been discovered in the south of the country.
'We have explored a new oil field and we will make its specifications public soon,' Zanganeh told reporters on the fringes of a seminar here. The minister did not elaborate."