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Iran Newslinks 26-27 February 2008
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 19:32

27/2/08

Iran may face new IAEA governors action: US
Reuters – USA
By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran’s dismissal of intelligence indicating it tested technology relevant to nuclear bombs could trigger action by UN …
www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL2779478820080227

Olmert says still time to prevent Iranian bomb
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday it was not inevitable that Iran would produce a nuclear bomb — a goal Iran says it …
www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSL2779432320080227

Iranian president prefers slogans to policy – cleric
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) – An Iranian cleric criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday for pursuing foreign policy that favoured…
in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-32176820080227

Qatari PM in Iran as US pushes for isolation
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Qatar’s prime minister began talks in Iran on Tuesday, the second visit in 10 days by a Gulf Arab premier at a time when the United …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSHAF75039220080227

The Bush administration reportedly is considering extending …
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
Sanctions until now have encompassed private banks believed to be dealing with Iran’s energy and weapons sectors, both targeted by US laws and presidential …
www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107235.html

UN voices concern over Afghans in Iran border province
AFP –
TEHRAN (AFP) — The UN refugee agency on Wednesday expressed concern about tens of thousands of Afghan refugees who risk expulsion from an Iranian frontier …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iosnghG8MDD5kVE8Bj7yHXBIGd2w

UN powers to dangle new Iran carrot
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Brussels – World powers are mulling whether to reformulate an offer to Iran to persuade it to suspend uranium enrichment, even as they discuss new United …
www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click
_id=3&art_id=nw20080227151429695C308384

Israeli PM welcomes ‘firm’ Japan stance on Iran
AFP –
TOKYO (AFP) — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday praised what he called Japan’s “firm” stance on Iran as the Jewish state agreed to step up …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIuHBclFFaOJnXED9cps6Ic_rt4w

IAEA report a great achievement for Iran: official
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Director of the Judiciary’s Department for International Affairs, Mohammad-Javad Larijani, has hailed the recent IAEA report about Iran’s nuclear …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164046

Waiting for a US-Iran handshake
Yahoo! News – USA
By Iason Athanasiadis Wed Feb 27, 3:00 AM ET Tehran, Iran – Alireza is an unassuming 20-something Iranian. He works as a producer for Iran’s state…
news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20080227/cm_csm/yathanasiadis

Transsexuals in Iran, another BBC Two anti-Iran propaganda
So you decide to attack one of the only positive angles Iran has been reported: Sex-change. And why not connect it to Ahmadinejad’s speech in your city’s university, Columbia, where he said in Iran homosexuality doesn’t exist the same …
hoder.com/weblog/archives/016975.shtml

Major powers discussing Iran incentives move – Solana
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Major powers are discussing possible new moves to draw Iran into negotiations over its nuclear programme while still pushing for more …
in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-32177920080227

Iranian president prefers slogans to policy: cleric
Reuters – USA
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) – An Iranian cleric criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday for pursuing foreign policy that favored slogans …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL2712957820080227

Iran, China gas deal signing delayed: official
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – The signing of a contract between Iran and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) to develop its northern Pars gas field has been …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSBLA73037120080227

Iran leader hails Ahmadinejad for ‘nuclear success’
Tehran (AFP) Feb 26, 2008 – Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday hailed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s role in the “great success” of the nuclear programme, amid threats of new sanctions against Tehran.
www.spacewar.com/reports/Iran_leader_
hails_Ahmadinejad_for_nuclear_success_999.html

Iran, CNOOC to sign 16 bln usd deal to develop North Pars field …
CNNMoney.com – USA
The Iranian party to the agreement is Pars Oil and Gas Co, the report said. SHANA said North Pars contains 80 trln cubic feet of gas, with each phase of …
money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles
/newstex/AFX-0013-23312892.htm

The White House Erection for Iran
By Mac(Mosquito)
ElBaradei is now reporting about Iran’s nuclear program, a picture far different from the skewed fear-mongering propaganda that the White House and Israel continue to pump out against Iran. The White House right now is trying to bribe …
mosquito-blog.blogspot.com/2008/02/
white-house-erection-for-iran.html

Iran: Islamist bloggers hail Imad Mughniyeh
By Hamid Tehrani
On Sajed’s site, we read that in the near future a stamp to honor Haj Rezvan will be published in Iran. “The Cultural Foundation for the Holy Defense of Khormshahr” says this stamp will be published in a series depicting the Khormshah …
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/02/27/
iran-islamist-bloggers-hail-imad-mughniyeh/

News Analysis: Iran faces fresh pressure from UN Security Council
Xinhua – China
26 (Xinhua) — Iran faces growing pressure from the United Nations Security Council as the world body looks set to consider a new draft resolution later …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/27/content_7677640.htm

ElBaradei is quietly managing to disarm Iran
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The latest International Atomic Energy Agency report suggesting progress has been made by Iran is quietly disparaged by the Bush administration as another …
www.ft.com/cms/s/06a1fa90-e4d7-11dc-a495-0000779fd2ac.html

Iran, Morocco ink 9 deals
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran and Morocco signed five MOUs on the last day of the fifth session of the Iran-Morocco’s Economic Commission on Tuesday. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164064

PM in Japan: Iran, N. Korea threaten Asia, too
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
By Barak Ravid Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba yesterday that “Iran stands at the head of the axis of evil.…
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/958439.html

Khazaei says allegations about Iran nuclear activities are …
Tehran Times – Iran
NEW YORK (IRNA) — Iran’s Representative to the UN, Mohammad Khazaei, said on Monday that new allegations raised against Iran peaceful nuclear activities …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164048

Israeli official calls Iran “dangerous ticking bomb”
Baltimore Sun – United States
by Aamer Madhani Israel’s ambassador to the United States said today that Iran was becoming a “very, very dangerous ticking bomb” and urged the world to …
weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog
/2008/02/israeli_official_calls_iran_da.html

26/2/08

Israeli official calls Iran “dangerous ticking bomb”
Israel’s ambassador to the United States said today that Iran was becoming a “very, very dangerous ticking bomb” and urged the world to take a more active role in forcing Iran to give up its uranium-enrichment program. …
weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/
blog/2008/02/israeli_official_calls_iran_da.html

Iran’s game of grand strategy
The same Iran which denied any connection to Mughniyeh, sent its foreign minister to his funeral in Beirut. The near identical vitriol calling for Israel’s annihilation and likening the Jewish people to pestilence flowing from the …
www.carolineglick.com/e/2008/02/
irans_game_of_grand_strategy.asp

Iran Nuclear File
By David Miliband
The UNSC’s repeated call for a halt to Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme is separate from the IAEA’s investigation of outstanding issues in respect of the programme. But they are coming to a head together. …
blogs.fco.gov.uk/blogs/david_miliband
/archive/2008/02/26/16333.aspx

IAEA Report on Iran’s nuclear activities (February 23, 2008)
This requires Iran to give clear, complete and precise answers to questions about its past and present nuclear activities and to give the IAEA the means to verify its answers by the implementation of the Additional Protocol and the …
www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files_156/iran_301/the
-iranian-nuclear-question_2724/iaea-report-on-iran-nuclear
-activities-23.02.08_10887.html

Iran built recently launched research space rocket in a short …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that the research rocket Iran recently launched into space was built in just nine months without …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/
26/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-Space.php

Iran: Tehran Dismisses Alleged Evidence Of Secret Nuclear Program
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
A US National Intelligence Estimate released in December 2007 said Iran appeared to have frozen its efforts to build nuclear weapons in 2003. …
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2008/02/C0
97BD8F-C44D-4274-96A5-945DE14C6BA2.html

Iran leader hails Ahmadinejad for ‘nuclear success’
AFP –
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday hailed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s role in the “great success” of the nuclear …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j4XveJWSfzCDx59K1WXTOx6KXbJA

PM to Japanese Minister: Iran, N. Korea pose a threat to all of Asia
Ha’aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Olmert presented Ishiba with intelligence obtained by Israel regarding the military cooperation between Pyongyang and Iran and Syria. …
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/958346.html

Oil prices rise within sight of recent record highs around the 100 …
Forbes – NY,USA
All the same, it is underpinning prices for now, while concerns over the security of supplies from Iran, Iraq, Nigeria and Venezuela have not yet gone away. …
www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/02/26/afx4698298.html

Files suggest Iran kept working on nukes
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
VIENNA: The UN nuclear monitoring agency yesterday presented documents that diplomats said indicated Iran might have focused on a nuclear weapons program …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/
story/0,25197,23281156-15084,00.html

Iran, North Korea a threat to Asia stability: Olmert
Washington Post – United States
By Tova Cohen TOKYO (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert discussed in Japan on Tuesday North Korea’s missile cooperation with Iran,…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2008/02/26/AR2008022600894.html

All issues as to Iranian nuclear program resolved – Iran’s embassy …
Interfax Russia – Moscow,Russia
Feb 26 (Interfax) – All remaining concerns as to the Iranian nuclear program have been declared resolved in a recent report made by IAEA Director General …
www.interfax.ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11976478

France, Gulf states begin war games under Iran’s eye
Jerusalem Post – Israel
French and UAE officials are denying a link between the timing of these exercises and the stand off with Iran, explaining these drills were planned a year …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1203847
472058&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Mottaki: US should admit “mistakes” regarding Iran nuclear works
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that the US officials should adopt a factual stands in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program and …
www.albawaba.com/en/countries/Iran/222854

Iran, Morocco extends economic and trade cooperation
Xinhua – China
26 (Xinhua) — Iran and Morocco on Tuesday extended their economic and trade cooperation by signing five memorandums of understanding (MOUs), the official …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/26/content_7673987.htm

Major Powers Discuss Iran Strategy
By forums@www.military-quotes.com (Team Infidel)
The meeting here among representatives of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States focused on possible new overtures, such as international help with Iran’s growing narcotics crisis, deals on energy field …
www.military-quotes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54929

Iran Dismisses Nuke Documents As Fakes
Washington Post – United States
Mohammad Khazee, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during an interview in New York, Monday Feb. 25, 2008. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Richard …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2008/02/26/AR2008022600311.html

Oil dips on expected rise in US crude stocks, fears rally was …
CNNMoney.com – USA
On the other hand, geopolitical tensions in key producers Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Venezuela are putting a floor under prices, preventing a strong retreat …
money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds
/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-23286872.htm

Iran: Info on nuclear arms bogus
Detroit Free Press – United States
AP * February 26, 2008 UNITED NATIONS — Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Khazee said Monday that an Iranian opposition group is feeding fabricated evidence to …
www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
AID=/20080226/NEWS07/802260346

Is Iran Winning the War in Iraq?
AlterNet – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington’s decision to topple Saddam’s government has put in place a ruling elite that is far closer to Iran than it is to the United States.…
www.alternet.org/waroniraq/77595/

 

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