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Iran Newslinks 20-21 May, 2009
Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2009 14:15

21 May, 2009

Q&A: What Iran’s missile test means for US
USA Today – USA
By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Iran test-fired a new missile Wednesday with a range capable of reaching Israel and US military bases in the Middle …
www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-05-20-iranmissile_N.htm

Strains Obama’s goal of diplomacy
Boston Globe – United States
By Farah Stockman WASHINGTON – Iran test-fired a medium-range missile yesterday, ratcheting up the pressure on President Obama, who has staked his …
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles
/2009/05/21/iran_fires_missile_tests_us

Bringing Iran In From the Cold
Washington Post – United States
By Nader Mousavizadeh A fateful consensus is forming around the proposition that war with Iran is inevitable. The failure of the past eight years’ …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/05/20/AR2009052002981.html

Telmah Parsa: Discovering the Holocaust in Iran
By Telmah Parsa
“There was no Holocaust… And even assuming part of it were true, what gave them the right to build their houses on our lands?”
www.huffingtonpost.com/telmah-parsa/
discovering-the-holocaust_b_206113.html

Iran Claims Test-Firing Mid-Range Missile
By admin_huliq
Iran’s state media says the country has successfully test launched a mid-range surface-to-surface missile that can reach Israel, southeastern Europe and US bases in the Middle East.
www.huliq.com/1/81167/iran-claims-test-firing-mid-range-missile

Engagement with Iran is Going to be Interesting – Jeffrey Goldberg
Engagement with Iran is Going to be Interesting. 20 May 2009 04:08 pm. I’m for engagement, by the way, and I’m not too much the skeptic. There are parts of the Iranian regime that I think might be susceptible to Obama’s outreach. …
jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/2009
/05/engagement_with_iran_is_going.php

PM takes ‘pragmatic’ tone on Iran with Jewish congressmen
Jerusalem Post – Israel
“He talked specifically about Iran to our group, about the things the United States can and should be considering,” Klein said. In particular, the prime …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1242212428726
&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran leader announces successful missile test
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
A campaigning Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells a rally that the missile hit its target. The Sejil-2 reportedly has a range of 1200 miles and …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
iran-missile21-2009may21,0,6407751.story

Iran Says It Test Fired Missile That Could Hit Israel U.S. Bases …
Iran Says It Test Fired Missile That Could Hit Israel, US Bases in Mideast, Iran test-fired a new missile it claimed had a range capable of reaching Israel …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520779,00.html

20 May, 2009

‘Big trouble’ if Israel attacks Iran
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
Panetta told Global Viewpoint on Monday that it was clear that Israel was concerned about the possibility of Iran producing nuclear weapons, but Israel’s …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=
2009%5C05%5C21%5Cstory_21-5-2009_pg20_5

White House: President Obama Concerned Over Iran’s Missile …
RTT News – Williamsville,NY,USA
(RTTNews) – The White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama has long-standing concerns about Iran’s missile development …
www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=956101&SMap=1

Iran Missile Launch Confirmed By US
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WASHINGTON — The missile test-fired by Iran is the longest-range solid-propellent missile it has launched yet, a US government official said Wednesday, raising concerns about the sophistication of Tehran’s missile program.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/20/
iran-missile-launch-confi_n_205975.html

Iran: Iranian Rights Defender Receives Martin Ennals Award | Human …
By Human Rights Watch
(New York) – The decision to present the prestigious Martin Ennals Award this year to Emad Baghi for his work on prisoners’ rights and efforts to end the death penalty will help focus international attention on the perilous human rights …
www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/20/iran-iranian-
rights-defender-receives-martin-ennals-award

Foreign Policy In Focus | Iran’s Next Leadership?
By Bernd Kaussler
On June 12, Iran’s electorate will go to the polls to decide whether to keep Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as their president or replace him. If Ahmadinejad loses, as the latest polls suggest that he might, it will be the first time since 1981 …
fpif.org/fpiftxt/6131

Amb. Marc Ginsberg: A Fictional Iran Intel Account of the Obama …
By Amb. Marc Ginsberg
TOP SECRET FROM: Washington, DC Agent Mossadeq – Ministry of Intelligence& Security TO: Office of the Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali KhameniRE: OBAMA-NETANYAHU MAY 18 SUMMIT.
www.huffingtonpost.com/amb-marc-ginsberg
/a-fictional-iran-intel-ac_b_206009.html

Commentary “ Blog Archive “ Want Help Understanding Islam? Iran …
By Ted R. Bromund
Unfortunately, Iran is a step, if not two or three, ahead of this strategy. There are some obvious problems inherent to relying on universities, including the biases of the Middle Eastern Studies field and, as the Centre for Social …
www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/bromund/66761

Clinton plays down more US sanctions on Iran now
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday played down the chances of more US sanctions on Iran for now and suggested that if …
www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE54J77820090520

Clinton Warns of ME Arms Race if Iran Gets Nukes
Voice of America – USA
By David Gollust Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told senators Wednesday that if Iran obtains a nuclear weapons capability, it would trigger an arms race …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-20-voa59.cfm

Iran’s Forgotten Movement
Huffington Post – New York,NY,USA
In a country where over seventy percent of its population is under the age of thirty, the future of the Islamic Republic of Iran is undoubtedly in the hands …
www.huffingtonpost.com/shirin-mohammadi/
irans-forgotten-movement_b_205917.html

Israel and Iran – Jay Nordlinger – The Corner on National Review …
By Jay Nordlinger
Israel does not want to attack Iran, any more than it desired, or desires, to occupy the territories. (They are now out of Gaza. Fat lot of good that did them.) Few nations — certainly few democracies — would choose such things. …
corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NGQzZDI1M2
M5MzMxODUzMzk3ZjdiN2YxYmZjNmNhMzM=

Power Line – Has Obama Given Up On Iran?
By John
For what it’s worth, my sense is that Obama isn’t much concerned about Iran, is more or less sympathetic to Iran’s view that if Israel can have nuclear weapons, it can too, wouldn’t particularly mind if Iran carried out Ahmadinejad’s …
www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/05/023606.php

Atlas Shrugs: Iran Test-Fires Mid-Range Missile
By Pamela Geller
The missiles Iran fired earlier today can avoid the detection of radar and can reach srael, southeastern Europe and US bases in the Middle East. Iran Claims to Have Test-Fired Mid-Range Missile Iran’s state media says the country has …
atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/
2009/05/iran-testfires-midrange-missile.html

Iran: 11 Days to Wipe Israel Out of Existence – Jeffrey Goldberg
Iran: 11 Days to Wipe Israel Out of Existence. 20 May 2009 08:50 am.
Courtesy of MEMRI. I’m sure they don’t mean “wipe out” as in “annihilate.” They probably mean wipe out as in, “We’ll come by and scrub your kitchen counters. …
jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/archives/
2009/05/iranian_army_it_will_take_us_1.php

Iran: Divide and Conquer – reaganite23's Diary – RedState
By reaganite23 (Profile)
This morning, the AP reports on Iran’s latest development in their quest to destroy Israel and the US. According to the story, Ahmadinejad has said that Iran has successfully tested a missile with a range of 1200 miles, …
www.redstate.com/reaganite23/2009/05/20/iran-divide-and-conquer/

US: Iran test “step in wrong direction”
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran’s latest missile test is a “step in the wrong direction” and though the United States wants to engage with Tehran to help make …
www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSTRE54J5M120090520

Pentagon: Iran Missile Test-Launch Underscores US Concerns
Voice of America – USA
By Al Pessin A Pentagon spokesman says Iran’s claim that it tested a new missile that can reach Israel, southeastern Europe and US bases in the Middle East …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-20-voa49.cfm

Iran tests new Sajil-2 missile that can hit Tel Aviv, Athens
United Press International – USA
On Wednesday Iran announced it had successfully tested a medium-range rocket. The Sajjil-2 surface-to-surface missile has a range of 1240 miles— and …
www.upi.com/news/issueoftheday/2009/05/20/Iran-tests-new
-Sajil-2-missile-that-can-hit-Tel-Aviv-Athens/UPI-96681242828876/

Russia, Iran congratulate Sri Lanka on ending civil war
Xinhua – China
COLOMBO, May 20 (Xinhua) — Russia and Iran have extended congratulations to Sri Lanka for defeating Tamil Tiger rebels and ending the long drawn-out civil …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/21/content_11409677.htm

Iran’s missile launch: Obama’s answer?: The Swamp
By Mark Silva
Obama, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, declared that he is ready to seek stronger international sanctions against Iran if it does not agree to talks about curbing its nuclear program. …
www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/05/
irans_missile_launch_obamas_an.html

Iran tests longer-range missile | FP Passport
By Joshua Keating
Top Story: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran has test-fired a new missile with a range of up to 1200 miles, long enough to strike Israel, Southeastern Europe, or U.S. military bases in the Persian Gulf. The announcement comes just …
blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/22353

Hot Air “ Blog Archive “ Iran’s nuclear weapons program, uncovered …
By Karl
Iran’s nuclear weapons program, uncovered by Democrats; Update: Iran tests new missile.
hotair.com/archives/2009/05/20/irans-nuclear-
weapons-program-uncovered-by-democrats/

Iran Missile Test: Ahmadinejad Says It’s Within Israel’s Range
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and US bases in the Middle East.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/20/iran-
missile-tests-ahmadi_n_205623.html

Has Obama given up on stopping Iran? | Iran news | Jerusalem Post
Signs say yes, analysts tell Post; source close to PM: Situation is&quotnot so terrible.”
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1242212418402

What Does Iran Want? – The World Newser
By Troy McMullen
The World Newser is the daily blog for ABC News’ World News with Charles Gibson evening broadcast. Here, you’ll get an inside look into Charlie Gibson’s newsroom, dissecting the way we build the national and global headlines for the …
blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/05/what-does-iran.html

Iran Claims Missile Test-Fire “ The Foundry
By Conn Carroll
Earlier this week we mentioned Iran’s defiance and nuclear ambitions, President Barack Obama’s too-friendly request to enter into talks with Iran, the necessity to build agreed-upon missile defense shields in Poland and the Czech …
blog.heritage.org/2009/05/20/iran-claims-missile-test-fire/

Jihad Watch: Iran says it tests missile that can hit Israel
By Robert
If Iran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful, as the Iranians continue to insist, this test establishes that their overall intentions are not quite so pacifistic, no? And of course, once this missile is in place, and the nukes are in …
www.jihadwatch.org/archives/026191.php

Iran says it tested surface-to-surface missile – The CNN Wire …
By fkarimi
“Regardless of the success of the test, this missile places Iran in the realm of multiple-stage missiles, which means that they are on the way to having intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities,” Rubin said after the November …
cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/20/iran
-says-it-tested-surface-to-surface-missile/

Gateway Pundit: Iran Test-Fires Advanced Missile That Can Hit …
By Gateway Pundit
Iran launched advanced surface-to surface missile called ‘Sejjil-2', President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday. President Ahmadinejad, who is in the northeastern province of semnan at the last leg of his 60-province tour, …
gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/05/iran-
test-fires-advanced-missile-that.html

SEJJIL 2 Missile Test Was Successful, Says Iran
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully test-launched its new deterrent missile, Sejjil 2, pushing forward its long-term defense program.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/20/
sejjil-2-missile-test-was_n_205667.html

Donklephant “ Blog Archive “ Iran Tests New Missile
By Alan Stewart Carl
Experts believe Iran is still six to eight years away from being able to equip such a missile with a nuclear warhead (not to mention that they don’t yet have nuclear capabilities), but the today’s test will hardly make relations with …
donklephant.com/2009/05/20/iran-tests-new-missile/

Shirin Sadeghi: Iran’s First Female President: Not Gonna Happen
By Shirin Sadeghi
In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran’s girls and women: second-class citizens.
www.huffingtonpost.com/shirin-sadeghi/
irans-first-female-presid_b_205665.html

Iran Tests New Sajjil-2 Surface to Surface Solid Fuel Missile …
By Flap
Iran has test fired a new ballistic missile, Sajjil-2, with a range of 1200 miles, far enough to hit Israel and southeastern EuropeIran has tested a new.
flapsblog.com/2009/05/20/iran-tests-new-sajjil-2-surface- to-sur
face-solid-fuel-missile-threatens-israel-and-southeastern-europe/

timesofmalta.com – Italy’s foreign minister cancels trip to Iran
Italy’s foreign ministry said in a statement Franco Frattini did not accept Tehran’s request and expressed his regret “over a missed opportunity to explore the possibility of involving Iran in the stabilisation of Afghanistan and …
www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090520/sport/
italys-foreign-minister-cancels-trip-to-iran

Foreign Policy Watch: Threats from Iran
By Matt Eckel
The report concludes that while Iran is likely build a workable nulcear device in two-to-three years if it were to pull out all the stops, it is likely six years away from being able to mount such a device on one of its long-range …
fpwatch.blogspot.com/2009/05/threats-from-iran.html

A Blog For All: Iran Again Claims Long Range Missile Test Success
By lawhawk
Iran has repeatedly run test launches of various missile systems. Some are more successful than others. Iran is claiming that its latest long range missile test was a success, and that bodes poorly for President Obama’s attempts to …
lawhawk.blogspot.com/2009/05/iran-
again-claims-long-range-missile.html

Iran’s missile test shows it has no desire to unclench its fist …
Todays announcement that Iran has successfully test fired a missile that is capable of hitting Israel tells you all you need to know about Irans intentions regarding American President Barack Obamas appeal to Tehran to unclench its …
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/con_coughlin/blog/2009/05/20/irans_
missile_test_shows_it_has_no_desire_to_unclench_its_fist

Iran tests missile as election race starts
Reuters – USA
By Zahra Hosseinian and Fredrik Dahl TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Iran had tested a missile that could hit Israel and …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE54J26N20090520

Iran, Pakistan to hold more IPI talks
United Press International – USA
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 20 (UPI) — Iran and Pakistan will hold another round of negotiations on the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline at a meeting…
www.upi.com/Energy_Resources/2009/05/20/Iran-Pakistan
-to-hold-more-IPI-talks/UPI-88081242832954/

Iran approves four candidates for forthcoming presidential contest
Xinhua – China
by Mehdi Bagheri TEHRAN, May 20 (Xinhua) — Iran has announced that the four approved candidates out of 475 applicants are allowed to start the country’s …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/20/content_11409577.htm

Italian foreign minister cancels trip to Iran
The Associated Press
ROME (AP) — Italy’s foreign minister canceled a trip to Iran on Wednesday for talks on regional security issues, the ministry said. …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h
CqgRWwr5OZAzr0XyOtZHO0qu5IgD98A11CG0

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Irantest launches mediumrange missile
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces the successful launch of a surface-to-surface missile.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8059104.stm

Iran Says It Test-Fired New Long-Range Missile
New York Times – United States
By NAZILA FATHI and ALAN COWELL TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Iran had test-fired an upgraded surface-to-surface missile with a …
www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/world/
middleeast/21iran.html?ref=middleeast

Netanyahu Tells Pelosi a Nuclear Iran Is “A Great Danger …
By Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON—A day after meeting with President Obama—and dining with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan.
www.politicsdaily.com/2009/05/20/netanyahu
-tells-pelosi-a-nuclear-iran-a-great-danger/

NewsDaily: Iran tests missile as election race starts
Iran launched a missile with a range of close to 2000 km (1200 miles) on Wednesday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Islamic state could send any attacker “to hell,” official media reported.
www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre54j26n-us-iran-missile-launch/

Iran says it Tests Missile, Israel within Range Asharq Alawsat …
The announcement will not reassure the U.S. government, coming just two days after President Barack Obama declared a readiness to seek deeper international sanctions against Iran if it shunned U.S. attempts to open negotiations on its …
www.aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=1&id=16785

The Greenroom “ Forum Archive “ Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program …
By Karl
Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program, Uncovered by Democrats.
hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/05/20/irans
-nuclear-weapons-program-uncovered-by-democrats/

Tehran – Iran Says it Test-Fired New Long-Range Missile, Israel …
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-it-test-fired-new-long-range-missile-israel-within-range/

Iran test-fires new missile: Ahmadinejad
By admin
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Iran has
test-fired a new medium-range surface-to-surface missile.
www.prisonplanet.com/iran-test-fires-new-missile-ahmadinejad.html

Iran – Light Shining at Blue Tiles of Esfahan Mosque on Flickr …
By nobody@flickr.com (© Lucie’s Photography…
Esfahan is one of the most romantic places I’ve ever visited. It is one of the oldest cities of Iran with the 1001000 population located 414 km south of Tehran and 481 km north of Shiraz. This 2500 years old city served as Persia’s …
www.flickr.com/photos/-lucie-/3546128719/

Iran Says It Tests Missile, Israel Within Range – Milwaukee News …
TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1200 miles, far enough to strike Israel and southeastern Europe. Wednesday, May 20, 2009.
www.wisn.com/news/19511849/detail.html

Cannonfire
By Joseph
Netanyahu’s hysteria about Iran is a piece of misdirection intended to sidestep the issue of Israel’s own nuclear arsenal. Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, and allows regular inspections by the International …
cannonfire.blogspot.com/2009/05/iran-israel-and-nukes.html

Iran’s Version of Political Silly Season Escalates as Election …
(ChattahBox)---Politicians in the months leading up to a presidential election are known for their grand plans, lofty promises, vigorously attacking opposing.
chattahbox.com/world/2009/05/19/irans-version-of-
political-silly-season-escalates-as-election-nears/

Iran approves main presidential candidates
BBC News – UK
Iran’s electoral council has approved the four main candidates for the 12 June presidential poll, reports say. They include President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, …
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8058884.stm

Zardari to attend Iran-hosted summit
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will visit Tehran to attend a tripartite summit of the Iran-Afghanistan-Pakistan presidents. The visit will take place …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=95350&sectionid=351020101

Iran ‘test launches’ medium-range missile
BBC News – UK
Iran says it has successfully test launched a mid-range surface-to-surface missile, state media has reported. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the…
news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/2/hi/middle_east/8059104.stm

CIA head: Israeli attack on Iran ‘big trouble’ | Iran news …
Panetta acknowledges traveling to Israel to warn against strike; says attack will mean &quotbig trouble.”
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1242212421175

After Israeli Visit, a Diplomatic Sprint on Iran – OBAMAers Dot Com
By Obamaer
After Israeli Visit, a Diplomatic Sprint on Iran. May.19, 2009 in barack obama. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama seemed to disagree over how much time remains to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. …
www.obamaers.com/after-israeli-visit-a-diplomatic-sprint-on-iran/

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Now the intelligence suggests Iranian …
By Epaminondas
“A senior allied intelligence official said the documents contained blueprints for a nuclear warhead that was a perfect match — ‘down to the last millimeter’ — with designs his agency had obtained from other sources inside Iran,” the …
ibloga.blogspot.com/2009/05/now-intelligence-suggests-iranian-plan.html

Iran Still Arming Insurgents In Iraq, Afghanistan: Pentagon
RTT News – Williamsville,NY,USA
(rttnews) – The United States has accused Iran of continuing to arm insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan following the recovery of a large numbers of …
www.rttnews.com/Content/PoliticalNews.aspx?Node=B1&Id=954705

Monitor Online | Opinions | Our partnership with Iran good but…
President Yoweri Museveni and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are pursuing new bilateral ties under which Iran will fund Uganda’s oil production ventures. This should sound like music to the ears of millions of Ugandans wallowing …
www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/opinions/
Our_partnership_with_Iran_good_but_85093.shtml

On Washington After Israeli Visit, a Diplomatic Sprint on Iran …
By admin
FOXNewsOn Washington After Israeli Visit, a Diplomatic Sprint on IranNew
York TimesPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Obama
during a.
jinanrailway.com/hot-topics/hollywood/on-washington-after-isra
eli-visit-a-diplomatic-sprint-on-iran-new-york-times-8/

Ahmadinejad accused of trying to buy votes | Iran news | Jerusalem …
Gov’t distributing checks for $50 and $100 to students, teachers and poor families in mostly rural areas and small towns.
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1242212414850

Netanyahu faces pressure on settlements – world | Stuff.co.nz
“We face opportunities and challenges – the challenges, the arming of Iran, the potential arming of Iran with nuclear weapons capabilities,” Netanyahu said at a picture-taking session with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. …
www.stuff.co.nz/world/2426802/Neta
nyahu-faces-pressure-on-settlements

Power Line – Netanyahu and Obama stake out familiar positions
By Paul
Similarly, Netanyahu does not appear to have made any progress with Obama on dealing with Iran. Obama reiterated his familiar position – he will wait until after the Iran’s presidential election in June and then will make, in his words, …
www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/05/023601.php

Iran Vs. Pakistan, Shi’a Vs. Sunni – The Spine
By M Peretz
Barack Obama didn’t sound exactly sanguine as he spoke with Bibi Netanyahu about the atomic threat that Iran poses to neighbors near and nearer. But he seems to grasp that Tehran may not think the U.S. serious in its determination to …
blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_spine/archive/2009
/05/19/iran-vs-pakistan-shi-a-vs-sunni.aspx

The Washington Independent “ NSN’s Goldenberg Getting Israel …
By Spencer Ackerman
Here, for instance, Goldenberg endorses a U.S. push for an Israeli-Syrian peace accord as “the type of game-changer that improves America’s image in the region, generates positive Israeli political momentum towards [peace], weakens Iran …
washingtonindependent.com/43678/nsns-goldenberg-
getting-israel-palestine-iran-responsibilities-at-pentagon

Gregg: Netanyahu says clock is ticking on Iran – WCAX.COM Local …
Gregg said he doesn’t see any U.S. policies changing because of the urgent meetings, because policies already have been aggressive to try to contain Iran and put pressure on them not to pursue nuclear weapons. …
www.wcax.com/global/story.asp?s=10391501

As in the days of Noah: “We won’t attack Iran before year’s end”
By As in the days of Noah
During his meeting with US President Barack Obama on Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a commitment that Israel would not attack Iran at least until the end of the year and would not disturb Washington’s plans for dialogue …
asinthedaysofnoah.blogspot.com/2009/05/
we-wont-attack-iran-before-years-end.html

Ron Radosh “ What did the Obama-Netanyahu Meeting Accomplish?
By Ron Radosh
The world has been negotiating continuously with Iran for years, Mona Charen notes, and it has all come to naught. Yet Iran has not budged, and has become more bellicose than at the start. “How long,” she asks, does the Obama …
pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2009/05/19/what-
did-the-obama-netanyahu-meeting-accomplish/

Iran welcomes US policy change: FM
Xinhua – China
TEHRAN, May 19 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki reiterated Tuesday that Iran welcomes US policy change in action, the official IRNA …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/20/content_11403643.htm

Don’t vote in pro-West president, Iran told
ABC Online – Australia
By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker Iran’s supreme leader has urged Iranian voters not to elect a pro-Western candidate in next month’s presidential …
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/20/2575442.htm?section=world

Obama Seeks Advice on Nuclear Weapons
New York Times – United States
Mr. Obama convened the session amid rising concerns about nuclear weapons in nations like North Korea, Iran and Pakistan; his administration is planning to …
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/
obama-seeks-advice-on-nuclear-weapons/

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