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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 …
www.opednews.com/articles/Clinton-s-press-
conference-by-Kenneth-Theisen-090304-477.html

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 …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5260QX20090307

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 …
www.ajc.com/services/content/print
edition/2009/03/07/sudan0307.html

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,…
www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/world/middleeast/
07briefs-RADIOREPORTE_BRF.html?ref=world

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 …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/07/content_10959741.htm

Paper: Israel Seriously Considering Attack on Iran
Gather.com – 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 …
www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977
615120&nav=Groupspace&grpId=3659174697241980

Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran – The Huffington Post.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/06/
morocco-cuts-ties-with-ir_n_172615.html

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…
www.voanews.com/specialenglish/2009-03-06-voa2.cfm

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 …
globalvoicesonline.org/2009/03/06/iranhe
shmat-sarana-political-prisoner-died/

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 …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg
-iran-prisoner7-2009mar07,0,6764236.story

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.…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7929689.stm

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 …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-06-voa50.cfm

THE ROLE OF IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN IN US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
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 …
www.eurasianet.org/departments/
insightb/articles/eav030609d.shtml

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 …
www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2009/03/dealing-iran

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 …
thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/2009/03/iran_is_great_theater.html

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 …
thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/06/iran
-says-american-journalist-will-be-released/

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 …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe
qM5jmnbAHzT4S-Q5AVgsfXQOWlPy-4wD96OLQ6O0

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran: foreign ministry
AFP
RABAT (AFP) — Morocco on Friday severed diplomatic ties with Iran, the Moroccan foreign ministry said in a statement, following controversial remarks by a …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5ifiqx26GC01dsNMgYVs1_I3UO2zg

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 …
jta.org/news/article/2009/03/06/1003514/brzezi
nski-scowcroft-say-iran-threatens-regional-arms-race

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 …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM
5iZQb2negfyNKgNesbro4mnMW1AHAD96OLV3G0

Iranian woman to be sentenced today in illegal export plot
Sun-Sentinel.com – 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 …
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingne
ws/sfl-030609-goggles,0,4622251.story

For Clinton, Iran is Middle East key – David S. Cloud – POLITICO.com
By David S. Cloud
From the administration’s perspective, Iran lies at the heart of an interlocking set of issues.
www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19697.html

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 …
www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE5251W120090306

Israeli ‘war criminals’ should be executed: Iran cleric
AFP
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 …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5gbdxGddLvjAk3uDnoHQMJQIo_d1g

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 …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/
03/05/AR2009030502825.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

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.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1236269357602

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 …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/
la-fg-clinton6-2009mar06,0,5163735.story

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 …
www.moscowtimes.ru/article/600/42/375106.htm

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 …
www.usnews.com/articles/business/2009/03/05/look-beyond
-irans-nuclear-program-urges-former-crown-prince.html

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 …
www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE5247XC20090305

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. …
jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2009/03/
iran-to-seek-interpol-arrest-warrants.php

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 …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=N2FiMWE5
NjZmZDUxNTVjNDBlNTBjZTYxZTZlYWJhYzc=

 

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