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Iran Newslinks 15-16 May, 2009
Last Updated: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:18

16 May, 2009

US to Israel: Tone down rhetoric on Iran
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By STEVE LINDE Ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trip to Washington this week, the US has been urging Israel to “tone down” its rhetoric on Iran …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=124221238840
7&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran key to Obama-Netanyahu meet
Politico – Washington,DC,USA
In reality, the topic that’s likely to dominate their meeting is slightly different and no less complex – Iran. Officials on both sides are hopeful that the …
www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22600.html

Israel Matzav: Deadline for Iran?
By Carl in Jerusalem
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the United States and the Europeans have placed an early October deadline to determine whether‘engagement’ with Iran is working. But don’t get your hopes up. They’re not going to attack …
israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2009/05/deadline-for-iran.html

CAROL MOORE REPORT: Will Obama Follow JINSA’s Lead on Iran, media?
By Carol Moore Report
The notorious pro-Israel think tank Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) which helped bring about the Iraq war and promotes war on Iran has published an article by a retired US army officer named Ralph Peters called …
carolmoorereport.blogspot.com/2009/05/
will-obama-follow-jinsas-lead-on-iran.html

IBDeditorials.com: Editorials, Political Cartoons, and Polls from …
Middle East: The fashionable notion that a new Palestinian state would help end Islamofascist Iran’s nuclear program isn’t just a false premise. Such an Israeli concession would only embolden Iran. …
www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?secid=1501&status
=article&id=327282881328201&secure=1&show=1&rss=1

Israpundit “ Blog Archive “ Israel’s Secret War With Iran
By Ted Belman
It has penetrated enemies like Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Hezbollah and Hamas. Yet despite former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s willingness to authorize highly dangerous operations based on this intelligence, and despite the unquestionable …
www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=13400

Obama Administration Statements on Iran Nukes Not Backed by …
By By Jeremy R. Hammond
(The Intelligence Daily) — A recent unclassified CIA report to Congress says that it is not known whether Iran is working towards developing a nuclear weapon, despite consistent rhetoric from the Obama administration that Iran is …
www.inteldaily.com/news/172/ARTICLE/10694/2009-05-16.html

Israel is preparing itself for an attack on Iran. – Defence Talk Forum
By willowjones
It’s good if Israel is preparing itself for an attack on Iran. Iran’s undeterred progress in their nuclear program is an obvious threat to Israel, who.
www.defencetalk.com/forums/military-strategy
-tactics/israel-preparing-itself-attack-iran-9110/

Reality Check: How Israel Might Attack Iran
By Realist
It might deter Iran and perhaps other states from seeking nuclear weapons. Iranian withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty would be meaningless, as the Iranians have been obstructing the International Atomic Energy Agency’s …
htjyang.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-israel-might-attack-iran.html

Israel ups war training despite US discontent in Iran Attack …
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is training against warplanes in service with Arab nations and Iran amid worries in the White House that Tel Aviv would start a war without US consent. The IAF has trained against Soviet-designed MiG-29 …
www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10110-israel-ups-war-
training-despite-us-discontent-in-iran-attack-.html

Official: Israeli PM likely to back two-state plan – Kansas City Star
/ppIf the Israeli leader does endorse a Palestinian state, he will almost certainly want something in return from Obama – a tougher line on reining in Iran./ppNetanyahu doesn’t believe Tehran’s claims that its nuclear program is …
www.kansascity.com/451/story/1200735.html

Israel swinging Arab leaders away from Iran?
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moves to engage in a “flurry of diplomacy” with Arab leaders with the aim of forming a coalition against Iran. …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=94979&sectionid=351020202

Iran Reformist Candidate Targets Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Denial
Voice of America – USA
By VOA News One of two reformist candidates in Iran’s upcoming election is lashing out at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his denial of the Holocaust. …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-16-voa16.cfm

Iran needs 200 billion dollars investments for oil and gas …
By Sindh Today
Nicosia, May 16 (ANI): Iranian First Vice President Parviz Davoudi has said that his country will need investments amounting to 200 billion dollars in its oil and gas sectors over the next five years, while total investments in the …
www.sindhtoday.net/business/97118.htm

Ryan444123 dot Com “ Blog Archive “ Iran on Their Agenda
By admin
Iran on Their Agenda. admin 16 May 2009 Bizzare and Offbeat No Comment. Obama, Netanyahu to tackle Palestinian statehood and Iran nuke program in test of the leaders’ diplomatic skills • Obama’s Plan for Gitmo Tribunals Faces Challenges …
ryan444123.com/2009/05/16/iran-on-their-agenda/

Iran Starts Pumping Gas to Armenia | Asbarez
By Asbarez Staff
Kasaiizadeh was reported to say ahead of his Yerevan talks that the daily volume of Armenian gas imports from Iran will reach 3 million cubic meters by the end of 2010 and could rise to 4 million cubic meters in 2011. Related posts: …
www.asbarez.com/2009/05/15/iran-starts-pumping-gas-to-armenia/

Right Truth: Iran’s Young Rebels
By Debbie
From CBC Canada, a must see video on an Iran you may never have seen: Iran’s Young Rebels Comments (44) 30 years ago they had a political revolution – but is Iran about to have a revolution of a very…
righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2009/05/irans-young-rebels.html

Iran-Iraq: MEP Ana Gomes, Savior of Scavengers?
Euro-MP washed away with Iranian regime intelligence information, stands agaisnt Humanitarian Resolution to save 3500 activists in Iraq.Mrs. Ana Maria Gomes from, Portugal in a debate during voting over the resolution gives reasons …
newsblaze.com/story/20090515194323summ.nb/topstory.html

ElBaradei: Israel would be ‘utterly insane’ to attack Iran | Iran …
Outgoing IAEA chief says region would be turned into fireball and Iranians would immediately begin building the bomb – with support of Islamic world.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1242212386923

Left I on the News
By Left I on the News
U.N. nuclear talks hit a roadblock Friday as Cuba, Iran and other developing nations demanded that the five original nuclear powers accept legally binding commitments to dismantle their nuclear arsenals and provide assurances they will …
lefti.blogspot.com/2009/05/cuba-iran-say-no-nukes.html

THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: SURPRISE, SURPRISE: MUSLIM HEAD OF IAEA …
By Reliapundit
Israel would be crazy to launch a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in a magazine interview released on Saturday. …
astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/05/
surprise-surprise-muslim-head-of-iaea.html

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Delhi thinks Pakistani Nuclear Sites …
By Pastorius
On the one hand, Panetta showed Israeli leaders with a new US report which estimates first, that Iran lacks adequate military resources to shield its nuclear sites from attack and, second, would pull its punches in responding to an …
ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/05/delhi-thinks-pakistani-nuclear-sites.html

UK government renews call for release of detained Bahá’ís …
By OEA
The United Kingdom government has reiterated its concern for seven Bahá’í leaders imprisoned in Iran on the first anniversary of their detention. UK.
iran.bahai.us/2009/05/15/uk-government-renews-
call-for-release-of-detained-baha%E2%80%99is/

ElBaradei urges Iran to engage with US
Reuters – USA
BERLIN, May 16 (Reuters) – Iran should engage with the United States and negotiate over its nuclear programme, Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International …
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLG283599

Erekat: Israel real threat not Iran
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
The Chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has slammed Israel’s deliberate attempt to portray Iran as a threat to the region. “There is a line in Israel …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=94931&sectionid=351020101

ElBaradei urges Iran to engage with US
Reuters – USA
BERLIN (Reuters) – Iran should engage with the United States and negotiate over its nuclear program, Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE54F19920090516

Commentary “ Blog Archive “ Obama’s Weakened Iran Strategy
By Eric Trager
I’ve previously argued that an effective strategy vis-a-vis Iran requires Israeli strategic ambiguity. Indeed, the less the Obama administration can claim to have total control over Israel’s decision to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, …
www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/trager/66141

China Confidential: Israel’s Terrible Dilemma
By Confidential Reporter
Hezbollah and Hamas can be expected to send waves of suicide bombers into Israel in response to an Israeli attack on Iran; so devastating attacks on the Gaza-based terrorist army will also be necessary. …
chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2009/05/israels-terrible-dilemma.html

The Situation Room – THOUGHTS ON NETANYAHU’S VISIT TO DC: And on …
By admin
I anticipate several days of diplomatic niceties in D.C. next week, but the truth is a train wreck is most likely coming between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran issue and the so-called “peace process.” The Obama administration is …
www.24-7israel.com/2009/05/popeisraelandepicenter/

The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting: Finding Common Ground
By The Heritage Foundation – James Phillips
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Barack Obama at the White House on May 18, two major issues will dominate their agenda: How to revive stagnant Arab-Israeli peace negotiations and how to prevent Iran from …
www.heritage.org/Research/MiddleEast/wm2446.cfm

Iranian Speaker in Sana’a | Armies of Liberation
By Jane Novak
“We strongly announce our full support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program,” Yahya al-Rae’i said in a meeting with Ali Larijani, Iran’ Majlis speaker, who arrived in Sanaa on Wednesday night. He also said the Islamic world is proud of …
armiesofliberation.com/archives/2009/
05/15/iranian-speaker-in-sanaa/

Power Line – Dan Diker: When Netanyahu meets Obama
By Scott
One of the difficult differences between Netanyahu and Obama concerns their fundamentally different views over the linkage of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process to the containment of Iran’s nuclear charged race to destroy Israel and …
www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/05/023565.php

Saberi to lie low awhile in Austria | INFORUM | Fargo, ND
VIENNA, Austria – With Austria helping to secure her safety, Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Vienna on Friday, days after the Fargo native was released from prison in Iran following a court suspension of her …
www.inforum.com/event/article/id/240836/

Does Obama Want ‘Hitler’ to Win Reelection? by William Wedin …
By William Wedin
To think that Obama would raise our hopes that our policy toward Iran is in the process of change, only to turn around and embrace continuity with the Bush administration – once a crucial election is past. …
original.antiwar.com/wedin/2009/05/15/does-obama-want-hitler/

Twitter, Facebook, and the Iranian Election – The World Newser
By Sadie Bass
Another point on votes and technology: Iran lifted its ban on Facebook this February, giving way to a flood of new users in the Islamic Republic (Facebook rose to the 10th most popular site in that country of 70 million) Savy urbanites …
blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/05/twitter-faceboo.html

Iran to host summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan
AFP
The Tehran talks are expected to discuss efforts to rebuild Iran’s eastern neighbour which is battling a resurgent Taliban insurgency and also to find ways …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5hFWutuIl_WpheEzhPyApm5RDTQcQ

Institute: Iran issue will ‘make or break’ Obama
World Tribune – USA
TEL AVIV — Israel’s leading strategic institute has issued a report stating that US policy toward Iran’s nuclear weapons program would prove decisive for …
www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/
WTARC/2009/ss_iran0390_05_15.asp

Saberi leaves Iran, arrives in Austria | Grand Forks Herald …
Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and moved to Iran six years ago, was arrested in late January and was convicted of spying for the United States in a closed-door trial that her Iranian-born father said lasted only 15 minutes. …
www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/118868/

Islamization Watch: Video: Freed Journalist Roxana Saberi Leaves …
By Cole
Roxana Saberi, the American journalist who was held captive in Iran for months is now out of that country. She and her family are now in Vienna Austria, where they will spend the next few days before returning to the United States. …
islamizationwatch.blogspot.com/2009/05/
video-freed-journalist-roxana-saberi.html

CHN | News
Ferdowsi, one of the greatest Iranian poets, was born in 935 CE in a small village named Paj near Tous in Khorasan which is situated in today+s Razavi Khorasan province in Iran. Ferdowsi+s magnum opus the Shahnameh or “The Book of …
www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=8406

Global Voices Online “ Iran: Karroubi supporters armed with …
By Hamid Tehrani
Facebook was banned in Iran until recently, but now supporters of the former speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mehdi Karroubi, use it as a vehicle to promote his candidacy in the upcoming presidential election. …
globalvoicesonline.org/2009/05/16/iran-karroubi-
supporters-armed-with-facebook-in-presidential-election/

Israel’s U.S. Campaign for War Against Iran | Tikun Olam …
By Richard Silverstein
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www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/
2009/05/15/israels-us-campaign-for-war-against-iran/

Investors.com – Palestinian Pact Won’t Deter Iran
The paltry economic sanctions that Western nations have agonized over imposing on Iran have not persuaded the mullahs in Tehran to abandon their nuclear weapons ambitions. A new president of the United States praising Iran’s ancient …
www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=477035

Foreign spies in Islamic Iran | Pakistan Daily
America’s successive administrations have shown their double moral and diplomatic standards when it comes to Washington and Israeli interests. America’s Jewish owned mass-media is always in the front to spread propaganda lies about the …
www.daily.pk/world/middle-east/10
103-foreign-spies-in-islamic-iran.html

Obama, Netanyahu to Seek Consensus
Wall Street Journal – USA
The potential threat posed by Iran’s expanding nuclear program could dominate the discussions, to be held at the White House on Monday, the officials said. …
online.wsj.com/article/SB124243847310326075.html

Oman Navigates Risky Strait Between Iran and Arab Nations
New York Times – United States
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN MUSCAT, Oman — As Iran finds itself locked in an escalating cold war-style conflict with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, …
www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/world/
middleeast/16oman.html?ref=world

Peak Oil News – Iran predicts surge in oil prices
Peak Oil News and Message Boards is a community and collaboration portal about energy-related topics.
peakoil.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=48390

US journalist freed from Iran arrives in Austria – Nation & World …
After four months in an Iranian prison, American journalist Roxana Saberi was savoring her first taste of freedom back in the West – beaming a confident smile Friday upon touching down in Austria’s capital but keeping silent about the …
www.theolympian.com/nationworld/story/851450.html

 

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