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Iran Newslinks 24-26 January 2008
Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2008 16:14

26/1/08

Iran advises UN ‘restraint’ over nuclear sanctions
AFP –
DAVOS, Switzerland (AFP) — Iran called Saturday on the UN Security Council to “exercise restraint” when reviewing a package of marginally tougher sanctions …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hhhlepqClRc57SSRSA6dF3b8HFww

Solana will continue efforts to find negotiated solution on Iran …
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana held talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Brussels on …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162046

Iranian FM urges patience, restraint on Tehran’s nuclear issue
Xinhua – China
26 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Saturday urged the UN Security Council to be patient and show self-restraint on the Gulf …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/27/content_7500834.htm

West hostile stance on Iran unjustifiable
Tehran Times – Iran
… Larijani said in Davos on Saturday that the hostile stances of the West, in particular the US, on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program are unjustifiable. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162048

West should try to win Iran’s trust: presidential advisor
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN — Building trust should be “mutual” and the West should try to win Iran’s trust, senior presidential advisor Mojtaba Samareh-Hashemi said on Friday. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162049

Karzai: Iran has “been helping us in Afghanistan”
Tehran Times – Iran
DAVOS, Switzerland (Washington Post) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is in Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum, has said Iran has been …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162028

Iran says surprised at sanctions plan, urges patience
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
By Dominic Evans DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was surprised by proposed new sanctions over its nuclear programme and said major …
in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-31608720080126

Barak: Iran nuke program ‘quite advanced’
Ynetnews – Israel
Israel suspects that Iran is pursuing a clandestine nuclear enrichment operation and is “probably already working on warheads for ground-to-ground missiles …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3498966,00.html

Mottaki: Iran isn’t threatening Israel and doesn’t want nukes
Jerusalem Post – Israel
COM STAFF “Iran is not threatening Israel and does want nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Saturday. Speaking to Israel Radio …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=120107079
6826&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Anger in Iran after law student dies in custody
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
By Kay Biouki in Teheran and Gethin Chamberlain The death of a student in the custody of Iranian intelligence officers has provoked outrage among opponents …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml
?xml=/news/2008/01/26/wiran126.xml

Matter and Mind
By Mohammad Memarian (Iran)
One of the most important barriers to the way of democracy (ie a kind of democracy developed by the society itself, not that kind of Instant Democracy claimed by US) in Iran is that several advocates of Civil Society & Democracy bear …
www.mideastyouth.com/2008/01/26/matter-and-mind/

Iran & Bush’s Crisis of Truth
By Robert Parry(Consortiumblog)
“Iran is a threat to world peace.” Iran is “the world’s leading sponsor of terror.” So declared President Bush in his recent trip to the Middle East. Iran, he said, is seeking to “intimidate its neighbors with ballistic missiles and …
consortiumblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/iran-bushs-crisis-of-truth.html

Khatami: Iran most democratic state in Middle East
By msaleem
Iran’s former President Mohammad Khatami said Thursday that Iran is the most democratic state in the Middle East. Channel: Religion Tags: religion.
religion.propeller.com/story/2008/01/26/khat
ami-iran-most-democratic-state-in-middle-east

Barak: Iran beyond Manhattan Project
The Israeli Defense Minister says Iran has already developed its nuclear program ‘much beyond the level of the Manhattan Project’.
digg.com/world_news/Barak_Iran_beyond_Manhattan_Project

Iran Reports 7th Shipment of Russian Nuclear Fuel
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Iran’s official news agency says the country has received a seventh shipment of nuclear fuel from Russia for its first atomic power plant. …
www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-26-voa9.cfm

Iran approaches nuclear fuel target
ABC Online – Australia
Iran has received a further shipment of nuclear fuel from Russia and now has almost all the fuel needed for its new power plant in Bushehr. …
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/26/2147341.htm?section=world

Iran may be working on nuclear warheads: Israeli Defence Minister
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said Iran is “quite advanced” in its nuclear weapons programme and may be in the final stages of …
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/The_United_States/Iran
_may_be_working_on_nuclear_warheads_Israeli_Defence
_Minister/articleshow/2733971.cms

Iran firing squad executes man who raped 17 children
AFP –
TEHRAN (AFP) — An Iranian firing squad on Saturday executed a man who raped 17 children, the Fars news agency reported, in a rare use of this method of …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i-0PjGxrF4IENHpy8yi1lajlmMbQ

UN Security Council to review Iran sanctions
AFP –
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The Security Council on Monday begins to review a package of marginally tougher UN sanctions to pressure Iran into ending its nuclear …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hs0YKYBvn8J2uuEE0pGkC-KPOlrg

Iranian and French foreign ministers meet in Davos
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner held talks on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=161957

Afghanistan: Iran accused as mines are found in Taliban cache
AFP –
HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) — Iran was accused of supplying weapons to the Taliban after security forces found dozens of Iranian-made mines in a rebel cache in …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gaffqwBcJZI90eGZ_sESrTbwCC7Q

Khatami: Iran most democratic state in Middle East
Tehran Times – Iran
VIENNA (IRNA) — Iran’s former President Mohammad Khatami said Thursday that Iran is the most democratic state in the Middle East. Addressing the 38th World …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=161956

FACTBOX-Proposal for 3rd round of UN Iran sanctions
Reuters – USA
Jan 25 (Reuters) – An outline text, agreed to by six major powers, of proposed new UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program includes travel bans …
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN25377740

6 Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions
The Associated Press –
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — New UN sanctions against Iran would require countries to ban the entry of individuals involved in the Iranian nuclear program — a …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jdl-FShzUCxcm9itcAMBf3k5uYbgD8UDBKHG1

Iran Goes Nuclear
The Weekly Standard – USA
by Stephen Rademaker by Thérèse Delpech Conventional wisdom holds that the international community is “united” in its concern about Iran’s nuclear program …
www.weeklystandard.com/Check.asp?idArticle=14646&r=zgpaf

Iran to face travel bans- UN draft
Reuters UK – UK
By Patrick Worsnip and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters)– Proposed new UN sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program call for mandatory travel …
uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKN2533575820080126

New Iran sanctions impose travel, export bans; Iran tests new …
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
The same states also stipulate in the proposal that they are willing to negotiate with Iran on nuclear issues through diplomatic channels. …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948243.html

Signing of gas deal with Iran delayed
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
By Ihtasham ul Haque ISLAMABAD, Jan 25: Iran’s “increasing international commitments and compulsions” have delayed the signing of a gas sale and purchase …
www.dawn.com/2008/01/26/top12.htm

Key excerpts from Iran sanctions proposal
Guardian Unlimited – UK
This affects people “engaged in, directly associated with or providing support for Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the development …
www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7257180

Iranian: Normal Ties to US Impossible
The Associated Press –
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister on Friday urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to “correct their past mistakes” and …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iM5uMjm
Tb_r3y1aNv5xGmlplHMCQD8UD7SQ80

Asia Iran: Nekounam Hails New Coach Clemente
Goal.com – Switzerland
Iran: Nekounam Hails New Coach Clemente Javad Nekounam, Osasuna’s injured Iranian star, has hailed the appointment of Spain’s Javier Clemente as the new …
www.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=561237

West should stop politicization of Iran nuclear issue: Tehran mayor
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN — The West should stop its security and political approach toward Iran’s nuclear program because it is purely a technical and legal issue,…
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=161958

Iran:Logos to support Gaza
By Hamid Tehrani
Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/01/
25/iranlogos-to-support-gaza/

Forget about a war with Iran?
By Global Paradigms(Global Paradigms)
“Ding-dong, the witch is dead,” cheerlead the proponents of the Conventional Wisdom (CW) in the Beltway’s reality-based community these days – the “witch” being President Buscheney’s plan to bomb Iran, which was supposed to be the next …
globalparadigms.blogspot.com/2008/01
/forget-about-war-with-iran.html

UN Security Council to review proposed new Iran sanctions Friday
United Nations (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 – Envoys of six major powers dealing with Iranian nuclear issue agreed Thursday to present elements of a third sanctions resolution against Tehran to the full UN Security Council Friday.
www.spacewar.com/reports/UN_Security_Council_to_
review_proposed_new_Iran_sanctions_Friday_999.html

25/1/08

Iran to face more travel bans, asset freezes: draft
Reuters – USA
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Proposed new United Nations sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program call for travel bans and asset freezes for named Iranian …
www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2533575820080125

Iranian Reformers, White House Upset By Iranian Govt. Move …
AHN – USA
Tehran, Iran (AHN) – Hope for free and fair polls in Iran’s upcoming elections was dashed when officials there announced that more than 2000 prospective …
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009833234

New Iran sanctions urge travel bans, asset freeze
Reuters – USA
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Proposed UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program call for travel bans on named individuals,…
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN25634315

5+1 group unable to agree on new sanctions against Iran: Jalili
MehrNews.com – Tehran,Iran
25 (MNA) — Iranian top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili has dismissed the threat of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its peaceful nuclear …
www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=626988

A new phase in EU-Iran diplomacy
By Centre for European Reform(Centre for European Reform)
The US caused a small earthquake in the foreign policy circles when it announced, in November 2007, that it believes that Iran is no longer producing nuclear weapons. It was a massive departure from the previous, 2005 national …
centreforeuropeanreform.blogspot.com/2008/01
/new-phase-in-eu-iran-diplomacy.html

Life Experiences
By loopyloo350
The Bush administration had been advertising the “Berlin Sanctions Summit” on Iran as a validation of their long-standing policy of seeking to isolate the Islamic Republic politically and economically in the face of Tehran’s ongoing …
loopyloo350.wordpress.com/2008/01/25/life-experiences-356/

Draft UN sanctions on Iran to curb trade, travel
Diplomats say a draft United Nations resolution on new sanctions against Iran will include curbs on trade and a travel ban for Iranian nuclear scientists.
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/25/2146999.htm

UN Powers Agree on More Iran Sanctions
By TexasFred(TexasFred)
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Major UN Security Council powers have agreed on an incremental increase in sanctions on Iran, including a new restriction on exporters doing business with the country, diplomats said Thursday. …
reject-the-un.blogspot.com/2008/01/un-
powers-agree-on-more-iran-sanctions.html

‘New sanctions can get Iran’s attention’
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By YAAKOV KATZ AND HERB KEINON A new draft resolution for a third round of UN sanctions against Iran could cause Teheran to rethink its pursuit of nuclear …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=12010
70787278&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran: New US Sanctions Ineffective, A “Mistake”
AHN – USA
Tehran, Iran (AHN) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently brushed off the threats of UN sanctions against his country, saying that it would not …
www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009828366

Forget about war with Iran?
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
Which brings us back to Iran. Even before the release of the NIE report and at a time when Rumsfeld and Bolton were still hanging around Washington it was …
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JA26Ak03.html

OVL seeks more stake in Iran’s Yadavaran oilfield
Economic Times – Gurgaon,Haryana,India
25 Jan, 2008, 1559 hrs IST, PTI NEW DELHI: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp, has sought doubling of stake in Iran’s …
economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/OVL
_seeks_more_stake_in_Irans_Yadavaran_oilfield_/articleshow
/2731551.cms

Iranian reformists pledge to fight elections exclusion
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Moderate Iranian politicians barred from participating in upcoming parliamentary elections pledged Thursday to fight their disqualifications and threatened …
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f
=/c/a/2008/01/25/MN7GULJ6H.DTL

Jalili: Iran’s nuclear issue not complicated
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said here late Thursday that Iran’s nuclear issue is not complicated but fully transparent. …
www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0801259917104523.htm

Livni urges divestment from Iran
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By AP Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Thursday told global business and political leaders to take a personal stand against Iran’s leadership by divesting …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=120107
0786681&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

UN Iran sanctions draft ‘agreed’
BBC News – UK
A draft UN resolution on new sanctions against Iran will include curbs on trade and a travel ban for Iranian nuclear scientists, diplomats say. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7208229.stm

More nuclear juice to Iran
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Six shipments down and just two more to go before all 82 tons of Russian nuclear fuel to fire up the light-water reactor in the southern Iranian city of …
latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/01/post-1.html

UN Powers Agree on More Iran Sanctions
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Major UN Security Council powers have agreed on an incremental increase in sanctions on Iran, including a new restriction on exporters …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hCI7RGA
8YSn3o9e4l_JdWzN_ju4AD8UCIPA80

US Official: New Iran Sanctions Resolution Will be ‘Punitive’
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News A senior US official says a new UN sanctions resolution aimed at pressuring Iran to curb its sensitive nuclear activities will be“punitive,” …
voanews.com/english/2008-01-24-voa79.cfm

Israel urges Davos business chiefs to boycott Iran
AFP –
“Iran is a global threat. And Iran can be stopped by you. You can make the change,” Livni told the corporate chiefs and politicians attending the World …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j-9gbmZTHkRcye5WJDoexbbBgz3g

Questions Remain about the Iran Democracy Fund
By Irancove
Washington DC – In a controversial move last month, Congress appropriated $60 million for a package of State Department programs designed to “promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Iran,” in part, by funding the …
irancoverage.com/2008/01/24/questions-
remain-about-the-iran-democracy-fund/

24/1/08

Russia denies harsher Iran draft
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
The BBC said that several diplomats confirmed on Tuesday that the new resolution, drafted in response to Iran’s ongoing enrichment of uranium in defiance of …
www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/106575.html

IRNA Says Russia Has Delivered 6th Fuel Shipment to Iranian …
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Iranian state media say Russia has delivered a sixth shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran’s first atomic power plant at Bushehr, nearly completing …
www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-24-voa39.cfm

Israel’s Livni urges world to divest from Iran
Reuters – USA
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni appealed to international businesses on Thursday to cut business links with Iran in …
www.reuters.com/article/gc07/idUSL248496020080124

Javier Clemente offered Iran coaching job
USA Today – USA
MADRID, Spain (AP) — Former Spain and Serbia coach Javier Clemente was offered the job of leading Iran through World Cup qualifying. …
www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2008-01-24-1573432241_x.htm

US says Iran sanctions will be ‘punitive’
AFP –
JERUSALEM (AFP) — A top US official insisted on Thursday that a new UN sanctions resolution against Iran over its contested nuclear programme would be …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g3j5QbNNZ2zblggsDriA4yW6cbtg

Russia – No New Iran Sanctions
By Cernig(Cernig)
Russia said Wednesday a draft UN resolution on Iran’s disputed nuclear program does not call for any harsh sanctions…Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the draft encourages countries to be vigilant in their dealings with Iran …
cernigsnewshog.blogspot.com/2008/01/
russia-no-new-iran-sanctions.html

Iran spars with its enemy within
By Naxal Watch(Naxal Watch)
Issues of dissent and rebellion among Iran’s elaborate patchwork of ethnic and sectarian minority communities are receiving increasing international scrutiny. Many advocacy organizations representing Iranian minorities accuse Tehran of …
intellibriefs.blogspot.com/2008/01/iran-
spars-with-its-enemy-within.html

 

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