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Iran Newslinks 7-8 May, 2009
Last Updated: Friday, May 8, 2009 12:46

8 May, 2009

Lieberman: Europeans listened to me
Ynetnews – Israel
Foreign minister returns from first official trip abroad filled with confidence over ‘immense interest’ and ‘fantastic talks’ on Iran. …
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3712765,00.html

CHN | News
The documentary presents interviews with a wide range of world leaders who reveal the inner dealings of all governing administrations over the past thirty years, both from within Iran+s own administration and from the Western …
www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=8312

We can’t, and shouldn’t, ignore the Israeli consensus on Iran …
By James Forsyth
Shimon Peres is a man of the Israeli centre-left and someone who has repeatedly tried to make peace. So, it is worth noting what the Israeli president said about Iran—and.
www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/3595971/we-cant-
and-shouldnt-ignore-the-israeli-consensus-on-iran.thtml

Obama Administration Is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back
Washington Post – United States
The negotiations come amid growing alarm about the development of nuclear weapons by North Korea and fears that Iran and other countries could follow suit. …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content
/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704070.html

Senate report warns Iran could have enough nuclear material for a …
By harberra
“There is no sign that Iran’s leaders have ordered up a bomb. But unclassified interviews conducted by a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff make clear that Iran has moved closer to completing the three components for …
cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/07/senate-report-warns-iran-
could-have-enough-nuclear-material-for-a-bomb-in-six-months/

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Why attacking Iran may be morally and …
By midnight rider
It is also a military and political question, and in the case of Iran, situated as it is at the head of the Persian-Arab Gulf, a major economic question. All the ducks have to be in a row for the decision to be made.…
ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/05/why-atta
cking-iran-may-be-morally-and.html

Iran’s Wild Eastern Frontiers | The Middle East Institute
On 5 April, the head of Iran’s National Police Chief, Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moghaddam, announced that his organisation had transferred “the responsibility for fighting terrorists in the eastern part of the country to the IRGC”, according to …
www.mideasti.org/commentary/irans-wild-eastern-frontiers

Don’t exaggerate Arab fears of Obama’s outreach to Iran | Marc Lynch
By Marc Lynch
As Secretary Gates and other American officials travel from Egypt to the Gulf to reassure Arab leaders about American intentions towards Iran— with considerable success, judging by the satisfied headlines this morning --- it’s worth …
lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/05/07
/arab_fears_of_obamas_outreach_to_iran

Israel would not ask U.S. before hitting Iran
By admin
When he first got word of Israel’s sneak attack on the Iraqi atomic reactor in 1981, US President Ronald Reagan privately shrugged it off, telling his national security adviser: Boys will be boys!
www.prisonplanet.com/israel-would-not-ask-us-before-hitting-iran.html

kenny’s sideshow: Iran, Israel, the United States and War
By kenny’s sideshow
“It is important that the dialogue with Iran be limited in duration and that if after three months it will be clear that the Iranians are playing for time and not ceasing their nuclear program, then the international community will have …
kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2009/05/
iran-israel-united-states-and-war.html

WPR Blog | Israel, Iran and Nuclear Disambiguation
Were Israel to admit to its nuclear capacity, it would put a great deal of public pressure on Arab states, and Iran, to develop their own deterrent. And as things stand, there are already a few Arab states that could probably achieve …
www.worldpoliticsreview.com/blog/blog.aspx?id=3721

7 May, 2009

Despite US Outreach, Syria Affirms Iran Ties
TIME – USA
Sure, Iran is Syria’s closest ally, and the two countries form the core of what’s sometimes called the “Rejectionist Crescent” — the arc of countries and …
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1896790,00.html

US Reassures Arab Countries on Iran Policy
Voice of America – USA
By Meredith Buel Top US officials are reassuring moderate Arab countries that the Obama administration’s effort to improve relations with Iran will not hurt …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-07-voa50.cfm

Senators Explore Engagement with Iran
Voice of America – USA
By Carolyn Presutti The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is exploring the pros and cons of talks with Iran, proposed by six major world powers including …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-07-voa35.cfm

The Great Debate “ Debate Archive “ Iran sanctions and wishful …
By Bernd Debusmann
So what’s so difficult in getting Iran to drop its nuclear program? All it needs is a great American leader who uses sanctions to break the Iranian economy so badly that popular discontent sweeps away the leadership. …
blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/05/
07/iran-sanctions-and-wishful-thinking/

20 Years After Iran-Contra, Cheney Defends Torture’s “Little Guys …
By Jon Perr
Announcing his Christmas 1992 pardons of Caspar Weinberger and five other Iran-Contra figures, President George H.W. Bush introduced a time-honored Republican scandal evasion by decrying “the criminalization of policy differences. …
crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/20-years-after-iran-contra-cheney-defends

Iran hangs 3 men, 1 woman convicted of murder – KTNV ABC,Channel …
Murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking are all punishable with the death penalty under Iran’s Islamic penal law. Iran has executed more than 90 people this year according to media reports. …
www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=10318607

US again urges Iran to free reporter, aid worker – Kansas City Star
The US on Wednesday appealed to Iran to free an American journalist and a US aid agency worker who both are jailed on national security charges and appealing their convictions.
www.kansascity.com/444/story/1182448.html

COLUMN-Iran sanctions and wishful thinking: Bernd Debusmann
Reuters – USA
By Bernd Debusmann WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) – So what’s so difficult in getting Iran to drop its nuclear programme? All it needs is a great American …
uk.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUKL7933414

Iran Hangs 9 For Murder, Drug Trafficking
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TEHRAN, Iran — Nine people, including a 30-year-old woman, have been hanged in Iran, state media reported Thursday. The state-run daily newspaper IRAN said four of the nine including the woman were convicted of murder in separate cases …
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/07/iran
-hangs-9-for-murder-d_n_198779.html

Israeli ‘dove’ speaks of Iran war
The Israeli President says undiplomatic options are still on the table to deal with Iran if the US fails to halt Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy.
www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-dove-speaks-of-iran-war.html

Iran: Five hanged in southeast prison – Adnkronos Security
By webinfo@adnkronos.com
(AKI) – Five people were reported to have been executed in a prison in south-eastern Iran on Thursday. The five were all convicted of drug smuggling and hanged at Kerman prison, in…
www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3287604985

Conservatives and reformists in a race for Iran’s presidency …
By Nima Maleki
With the continued Western foreign policy focus on the Middle East, Central
and South Asia, Iran’s immediate political development is of special interest. Iran sits between the three regions in which the US and its allies have been …
rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/nima-maleki/2009/05/
conservatives-and-reformists-race-irans-presidency

Israel calls for time-limit on Iran talks
United Press International – USA
JERUSALEM, May 7 (UPI) — Israel’s foreign minister says talks with Iran should come with a time-limit to prevent the Iranians from stalling to advance …
www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/07/Israel-calls-
for-time-limit-on-Iran-talks/UPI-11331241695592/

Congressional Report Warns U.S. Underestimating Iran’s Nuclear …
The report by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee did not identify its sources, referring only to ‘intelligence analysts and nuclear experts working for …
www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/06/congressional
-report-warns-underestimating-irans-nuclear-progress/

Jihad Watch: Iran rejects legal reforms as “contradictory to Islam”
By director@jihadwatch.org
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran has ordered a stay of execution for two young convicts sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were under the age of 18, their lawyer told AFP on Wednesday. The move came days after the Islamic republic …
www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025993.php

 

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