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Iran Newslinks 28-29 January 2008
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:55

29/1/08

Text of Bush’s Final State of the Union
The Associated Press –
When we met last year, militia extremists — some armed and trained by Iran — were wreaking havoc in large areas of Iraq. A year later, coalition and Iraqi …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gM8nq
dPAejbYJFnSF7e-G4fdmjRgD8UFC65G1

Iran puts 1800km pipeline construction out to tender
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN (PIN) – Iran’s Gas Transmission Company (IGTC) Managing Director Mostafa Kashkuli said the tender of the 1800km long 9th cross-country gas pipeline …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162208

Putin Opposes Military Action Against Iran
By wuworldnews
16, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated his opposition to military action against Iran. He asserted that Caspian Sea countries should not allow other countries to use their territories “for aggressive or military operations against …
wurldnews.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/
putin-opposes-military-action-against-iran/

Buchanan: “President McCain” Would Launch Iran War
Conservative Pat Buchanan during an on-air interview said that a war with Iran would be in the near future should Republican candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) be elected president in 2008.”You get John McCain in the White House, …
digg.com/2008_us_elections/Buchanan_
President_McCain_Would_Launch_Iran_War

Bush targets Iran-backed extremism
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
US President George W Bush says the United States will not back down from Iranian-backed extremism in the Middle East. In his annual State of the Union …
news.theage.com.au/bush-targets-
iranbacked-extremism/20080129-1osj.html

Economy Is Focus of Iran Vote
Wall Street Journal – USA
By CHIP CUMMINS TEHRAN, Iran — It is election season here, too, and the big issue may sound familiar: the economy. That is bad news for President Mahmoud …
online.wsj.com/article/SB1201574064
89324271.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Iran enjoys modern defense equipment
Tehran Times – Iran
Iran’s defense minister says the high quality of domestically-made defense equipment has rendered sanctions against the country ineffective.…
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162199

Outside View: Getting tougher on Iran
Moscow (UPI) Jan 28, 2007 – At their meeting in Berlin, the Iranian six — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — have finally agreed on a Security Council draft resolution on Iran.
www.spacewar.com/reports/Outside_
View_Getting_tougher_on_Iran_999.html

Iran warns against hasty security resolution
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Although the warning appeared largely rhetorical, it comes at a sensitive time in international efforts to deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.…
www.ft.com/cms/s/48852b5a-cdd
8-11dc-9e4e-000077b07658.html

US Moves to Keep F-14 Parts From Iran
The Associated Press –
Those gaps made the surplus auction a prime place for Iran to shop for the spares it desperately needs for its Tomcat fleet. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,…
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jpiFBhry
awkz3aw_BSEjGeFsDRjAD8UF7N981

Iran offers aid to Egypt over Gaza crisis
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem Iran has sought to use Gaza’s border crisis to increase its influence in the Middle East. Teheran offered yesterday to provide …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml
?xml=/news/2008/01/29/wiran129.xml

Hakim: No reason to delay next round of Iran-US talks
Tehran Times – Iran
Pointing to the historical and constructive role of Iran in Iraq, he said that agreement between Iran and the US on Iraq’s security affairs can improve its …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162196

McCain win would mean war with Iran
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.
www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=
viewArticle&code=EDW20080128&articleId=7924

UN discusses stronger Iran nuclear sanctions
Bangkok Post – Thailand
The council has already imposed an embargo on Iran’s exports of arms and related material, while ordering UN members not to sell or transfer to Iran battle …
www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_
news/breakingnews.php?id=125533

Bush: US will ‘confront’ Iran if necessary
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush warned Iran Monday that the United States will “confront those who threaten our troops” and defend its allies …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ij806uNABVnrIBgDJC3_dJVppVDg

A China base in Iran?
By politiques USA(politiques USA)
It has almost reached the point of Tehran considering the option of reciprocating the perceived excess Western intrusion into its vicinity by allowing a military base for China at one of Iran’s Persian Gulf ports or on one of its …
politiquesusa.blogspot.com/2008/01/china-base-in-iran.html

28/1/08

Iran urges Security Council not to make immature decision
Tehran Times – Iran
On January 22 the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany agreed at talks in Berlin on a draft for new measures against Iran. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=162190

UN resolution on Iran to ‘open new directions’: Rice
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A new UN resolution against Iran should deepen current sanctions and could pave the way for other action over its nuclear program,…
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jSsSNyEOgR2J-m7tNiiqWx34pNtg

The teething pains of US-Iran conciliation
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
By Anisa Mehdi After my teeth were professionally scraped, polished and flossed, I told my dentist about my recent trip to Iran. In the midst of waxing on …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition
_id=1&categ_id=5&article_id=88462

Headline: Iran and Egypt Getting Closer
By LibertySugar
Iranian officials announced today that Iran and Egypt are close to restoring full diplomatic relations for the first time in 30 years. Last week, Egyptian President Mubarak and Iranian President Ahmadinejad spoke directly on the …
citizensugar.com/994023

Iran: Petition for the Lives of Hamzeh and Loghman, Two Young Gay …
By gayswithoutborders
Petition for the lives of Hamzeh and Loghman: two young gay men who are in love and who risk the death sentence in Iran. And let’s not forget Pegah: the United Kingdom could still hand her over to the executioner. …
gayswithoutborders.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/iran-petition
-for-the-lives-of-hamzeh-and-loghman-two-young-gay-men
-who-risk-death-sentence/

Iran & Bush’s Crisis of Truth
“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 …
www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/
cat_coverupdeceptions.html#077585

Tremors, as nuke fuel arrives in Iran
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Russia on Monday delivered the last batch of nuclear fuel for Iran’s light-water reactor in the southern city of Bushehr. That’sa little over a month after …
latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/
2008/01/tremors-as-nuke.html

Iran Says it Is Close to Restoring Ties With Egypt
Voice of America – USA
By Aya Batrawy Iranian Foreign Minister Mahouchehr Mottaki says Iran and Egypt are close to restoring full diplomatic relations, after severing political …
www.voanews.com/english/2008-01-28-voa42.cfm

Turkey warned over Iranian banks
BusinessWeek – USA
A US Treasury Department official urged Turkey on Monday to be vigilant in its financial dealings with Iran, which Washington accuses of bankrolling terror …
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8UEVVMO2.htm

THE IRANIAN-TURKMEN GAS ROW: AND THE WINNER IS … RUSSIA
EurasiaNet – New York,NY,USA
A natural gas-supply dispute between Turkmenistan and Iran has the potential to significantly alter the Caspian Basin’s energy export calculus in Russia’s …
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insi
ght/articles/eav012808.shtml

Iran Continues Crackdown On Democratic Student Opposition
By Paul Hooson
Iran is continuing a current new campaign of repression against student democratic and leftist organizations, with more recent arrests of members of the leftist ‘Students For Freedom And Equality In Iran’ and other student leaders who …
feeds.wizbangblog.com/~r/WizbangBlue/~3/224651716/iran
-continues-crackdown-on-democratic-student-opposition.php

Senior Iranian Official: Despite Pressures, We Are Operating 3000 …
In a speech to officers of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) political bureau, Supreme National Security Council deputy secretary Javad Vaeedi said that Iran had so far produced over 300 tons of UF6 (gas used in the . …
www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/4873.htm

Iran About to Resume Diplomatic Ties With Egypt?
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – Iran, which supports and trains Hamas militants, has offered to help Egypt regain control of its border with the Gaza Strip, press reports said on Monday.
www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page
=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200801/INT20080128a.html

“P5 + 1" Agree to Resolution On Iran
Voice of America – USA
The Security Council has already passed two resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran because the Iranian government refuses to suspend its uranium-enrichment …
www.voanews.com/uspolicy/2008-01-28-voa2.cfm

‘Serious consequences’ if UN adopts sanctions: Iran
Africasia – London,UK
Iran warned on Monday of “serious consequences” if the UN Security Council adopts fresh sanctions against Tehran over its refusal to halt sensitive nuclear …
www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.
php?area=mideast&item=080128141738.miyn4wss.php

Russia Completes Nuclear Fuel Deliveries to Iran
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Russia says it has made its eighth and last fuel delivery for Iran’s nuclear power plant at Bushehr. Since the first delivery last month,…
voanews.com/english/2008-01-28-voa15.cfm

Ahmadinejad’s opponents scent change in Iran election
Reuters – USA
By Samia Nakhoul – Analysis TEHRAN (Reuters) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s opponents are scenting change in Iran’s March election for parliament, now dominated by …
www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSBLA74296720080128

Iran News Round Up
By Michael Rubin
The National Front (Jebhe-ye Melli) boycotts parliamentary elections in Iran. Minister of Interior Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi claims most of the candidates barred from running for parliament are ‘Normal people, many of the fundamentalists. …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZTNiNmVjY
TgzNmNlMjg0ODhiMTE4ODNiNjcwNzQ3ZTQ=

Iran Threatens “Serious Consequences” If UN Adopts New Sanctions
By Pat Dollard
“If the IAEA reports that Iran has not deviated in past, the Security Council should be brave enough to make amends and cancel the two resolutions, and allow the IAEA to supervise our work like all member states,” he said. …
patdollard.com/2008/01/iran-threatens-serious
-consequences-if-un-adopts-new-sanctions/

Iran confirms President Ahmadinejad to visit Iraq in less than two …
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhua) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Iraq in less than two months, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/28/content_7513276.htm

Iran FM urges UN Security Council not to adopt new sanctions
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Adoption of any possible third resolution against Iran over its nuclear program would be “an escape forward,” Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Iran/221509

Iran: Israel too weak to confront us
Ynetnews – Israel
“Israel is too weak to confront Iran. The leaders of this illegitimate fake regime know well would happen in the region in response to an attack (against …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3499743,00.html

Iran in tit-for-tat spat with Norway
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Tehran – Iran has summoned the Norwegian ambassador to Tehran to protest at what it said was Oslo’s interference in human rights issues, state television …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_
id=3&art_id=nw20080128143132825C632394

Don’t mess with us, warns Iran
By Robert
“With the last consignment, Russia has fully delivered the 82 tonnes of fuel enriched by 1.6 to 3.6 per cent, along with the supplementary equipment,” said a statement from Iran’s Organisation for Production and Development of Nuclear …
www.jihadwatch.org/archives/019722.php

Iran’s president to make landmark Iraq trip by end of March
By pescobedo
(CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Iraq by the end of March, the country’s state-run news agency said Monday. His visit would be the first trip by an Iranian president to Iraq since the nations fought an eight-year …
cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/28/irans-president
-to-make-landmark-iraq-trip-by-end-of-march/

FM: Iran to show “serious and logical” reaction if UN adopts sanctions
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday that his country would show “serious and logical” reaction if the UN Security …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/28/content_7512736.htm

Iran gets last batch of Russian atomic fuel – agency
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran received the eighth and last consignment of nuclear fuel from Russia on Monday for the Islamic Republic’s first atomic power plant, …
in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-31627820080128

IRAN: “SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES” IF UN BRINGS IN FRESH SANCTIONS
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia – Italy
(AGI) – Teheran, 28 Jan – Iran has once again sent out a warning call to the world powers of the ‘5+1', the five permanent members of the United Nations …
www.agi.it/world/news/200801280952-pol-ren0004-art.html

Iran says close to resuming ties with Egypt
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran is close to resuming full diplomatic relations with Egypt, its foreign minister said on Monday, but did not say when the ties that …
africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnBLA825312.html

DM: Iran’s defense equipment renders sanctions “ineffective”
Xinhua – China
28 (Xinhua) — Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the high quality of Iran’s domestically-made defense equipment has rendered sanctions …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/28/content_7512722.htm

A China base in Iran?
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
In the tight interplay of geopolitics and geo-economics, with China heavily dependent on energy imports from Iran and other Persian Gulf states, …
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JA29Ak03.html

 

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