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Iran Newslinks 6-7 March, 2009
Last Updated: Saturday, March 7, 2009 10:54

7 March, 2009

Clinton’s press conference supports Israel and demonizes Iran
OpEdNews – Newtown,PA,USA
In the pursuit of this dominance, Clinton emphasized that Israel is a key US ally and Iran is a key enemy. Clinton stressed the importance of Israel at the …

Iran says would consider US invite to Afghan meeting
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it would consider a US invitation to take part in a meeting on Afghanistan and it was ready to offer any help to …

Sudan’s president gains support of Iranian leaders, others
Atlanta Journal Constitution – GA, USA
By Sarah El Deeb AP Khartoum, Sudan —- Senior leaders of Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah offered international support Friday to Sudan’s president after he was …

Iran: Radio Reporter to Be Released, Official Says
New York Times – United States
By NAZILA FATHI Tehran Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Hadad said Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American radio reporter who was arrested more than a month ago,…

Clinton: US has “not yet” considered lifting sanctions against Iran
Xinhua – China
GENEVA, March 6 (Xinhua) — The United States has not yet considered lifting sanctions against Iran, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here on …

Paper: Israel Seriously Considering Attack on Iran – Boston,MA,USA
If the Israelis were seriously considering an attack on Iran, I doubt it would be plastered all over the Jerusalem Post. From the JP March 5th:“Israel is …

Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran – The Huffington Post.

US Sees a Place for Iran at Meeting on Afghanistan
Voice of America – USA
The United States is proposing a big conference on Afghanistan and wants to invite Iran, one of its neighbors. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says…

Global Voices Online “ Iran:Heshmat Saran,a political prisoner died
By Hamid Tehrani
Middle East & North Africa · Politics · Protest · Roundups. Excerpt. no excerpt. Post-Thumbnail …

6 March, 2009

Case of arrested US reporter in Iran perplexes
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Friends and colleagues of Iranian American journalist Roxana Saberi, who has been imprisoned, say she is a careful and cautious journalist who covered the …

Necessity pushes US and Russia closer
BBC News – UK
The biggest foreign headaches facing President Obama are Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. On at least two of those, Afghanistan and Iran, Moscow can help.…

Iran Considering US Invite to Afghan Talks
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News Iran said it is weighing a US invitation to participate in an international conference on Afghanistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr …

EurasiaNet – New York,NY,USA
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and the “War on Terror” in general remain Washington’s top priority these days. By contrast, Moscow continues to see America as its …

Dealing With Iran | Mother Jones
By Kevin Drum
Byline: Kevin DrumOver at Marc Lynch’s place, Gary Sick argues that the change in US policy toward Iran since Obama took office is much greater than most people think: There is a flurry of signaling by the US — both positive and …

Iran is great theater (Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog)
By Thomas PM Barnett
Iranian politicians seek U.S. recognition of their country’s cleric-led system of government and its development of nuclear power, which Iran says is for peaceful purposes but which the United States, Israel and other nations worry is …

Iran Says American Journalist Will Be Released – The Lede Blog …
By By AG Sulzberger and Robert Mackey
Working as a freelance journalist, Roxana Saberi had produced several reports for N.P.R. from Iran. At a news conference in Brussels on Thursday evening, Michelle Keleman of N.P.R. asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the …

Iranian gets 5-plus years in night goggle case
The Associated Press
(AP) — An Iranian woman who surrendered to US authorities hoping to get probation was instead sentenced Friday to more than five years in federal prison for …

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran: foreign ministry
RABAT (AFP) — Morocco on Friday severed diplomatic ties with Iran, the Moroccan foreign ministry said in a statement, following controversial remarks by a …

Brzezinski, Scowcroft say Iran threatens regional arms race
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two former national security advisers said the biggest danger of an Iranian nuclear weapon is the nuclear arms race it would spur in the …

Iran, Hamas defend wanted Sudanese president
The Associated Press
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Iran and the Palestinian militant group Hamas showed their support for Sudan’s president Friday, sending top officials to the …

Iranian woman to be sentenced today in illegal export plot – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
FORT LAUDERDALE – An Iranian woman is to be sentenced today in federal court for trying to illegally procure US-made night vision goggles for Iran’s …

For Clinton, Iran is Middle East key – David S. Cloud –
By David S. Cloud
From the administration’s perspective, Iran lies at the heart of an interlocking set of issues.

Q+A: Why does US want Iran’s help on Afghanistan?
Reuters – USA
(Reuters) – The United States intends to invite Iran to an international conference on Afghanistan later this month, the first overture from the Obama …

Israeli ‘war criminals’ should be executed: Iran cleric
TEHRAN (AFP) — Israeli leaders and military commanders deemed by Iran to be “war criminals” should be executed, a senior cleric said in a Friday prayer …

No ‘Grand Bargain’
Washington Post – United States
Many questions are raised by such a trade-off: What price would secure Russian cooperation on Iran? Who exactly is going to tell Ukraine or Georgia that we …

Clinton-proposed Afghan parley likely to include Iran | Iran news …
Former US national security adviser Brzezinski tells Congress: Don’t listen to Israel on Teheran; Kerry: We must engage directly with Iran.

US, Iran could meet at conference on Afghanistan
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Paul Richter Reporting from Brussels — The Obama administration moved closer Thursday to resuming diplomatic contact with Iran as Secretary of State …

US Overestimating Russia’s Clout With Iran
The Moscow Times – Russia
“Obviously, to the extent we are lessening Iran’s commitment to nuclear weapons, then that reduces the pressure for, or the need for a missile defense …

Look Beyond Iran’s Nuclear Program, Urges Former Crown Prince
U.S. News & World Report – Washington,DC,USA
By Thomas Omestad Reza Pahlavi, the former crown prince of Iran, urged the Obama administration today to focus on the “lack of political freedom and human …

US’ Scowcroft warns of proliferation from Iran
Reuters – USA
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If Iran is allowed to pursue a nuclear weapons capability, countries around the world might feel compelled to take …

JURIST – Paper Chase: Iran to seek INTERPOL arrest warrants for Israelis…
By Caitlin Price
[JURIST] Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court will seek INTERPOL [official website] arrest warrants for more than 100 Israelis on war crimes charges stemming from the conflict in Gaza [BBC backgrounder], prosecutors said Thursday. …

The Senate Debate Over U.S. Aid to Iran (Yes, Iran) – Cliff May …
By Cliff May
Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Jon Kyl noted that during last year’s presidential campaign, Barack Obama favored imposing sanctions on gasoline sales to Iran as a way to persuade the ruling mullahs to re-think their …


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