Monthly Archives: July 2015

DIARY OF A VENGEANCE FORETOLD – 31 JULY 1988 – INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY

MUNICH, May 8— Iran ordered the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 and paid Ahmed Jabril, the leader of a Palestinian group, $1.3 million to carry out the attack, a West German magazine said today.  NYT  09/05/1989 The first week … Continue reading

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SAUDIS URGE BAGHDAD TO ACCEPT CEASE-FIRE WITH IRAN: 30/07/1988

“The last time we choose sides between warring factions in the Middle East, it cost us 241 American Marines.” Noel Koch, Head of the Pentagon Counter-terrorism Program Tehran claims that Iranians soldiers have pushed back the rebel troops fighting with … Continue reading

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PENTAGON INVESTIGATORS RETURN TO UNITED STATES: 29/07/1988

“We do not consider the poor state of relations between Iran and the United States to be in our interest. We would like to see them improve.” Richard W. Murphy, Assistant Secretary of State The six-member team investigating the downing … Continue reading

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Baghdad Demands Direct Talks With Iranian Officials: 28/07/1988

”If you sell arms to the Ayatollah, don’t expect a pardon from the President of the United States.” Governor Dukakis, US Presidential Candidate Iraq’s Foreign Minister had a first round of talks with Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar this … Continue reading

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UN SECRETARY GENERAL HOLDS TALKS WITH IRAN FOREIGN MINISTER: 27/07/1988

”I have said several times that the United States took a hostile attitude toward Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution. Direct talks with the United States make no sense as long as this condition exists.” Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani, Speaker of … Continue reading

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RUMORS OF HIGH LEVEL US – IRAN DIRECT TALKS: 26/07/1988

”Both sides are very cautiously signaling each other that it’s time for a rapprochement. Iranians are tentatively interested in such a possibility, and the United States appears to be very interested.” Gary G. Sick, an expert on the Persian Gulf … Continue reading

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TEHRAN DENOUNCES IRAQI USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS: 25/07/1988

“I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poison gas against uncivilized tribes.” Winston Churchill [1] Backed by tanks and airplanes, Iraqi troops have pushed about 60 km deep inside … Continue reading

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