Sunday, January 22, 2006

Iran's protege vows support for Iran against attack

The Iraqi fire-brand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose al-Mahdi Army allegedly receive both financial and logistic support from Tehran, met with Iran's top nuclear negotiater Ali Larijani earlier today in Tehran, Iran. Al-Sadr told reporters he and his army would take it upon themselves to support Iran against any foreign invasion.

In other news:

AP - Europe's biggest bank 'UBS' cancels all banking business with Iran:

Swiss banking giant UBS AG said Sunday it has stopped doing business with Iran because of the company's economic and risk analysis of the situation in the country. All existing business with customers in Iran will be canceled, but Iranians in exile are not affected by the decision, Steiner said, confirming an article in Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung.