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July 20 2004
 
20/07/04

IRAN Dismisses Bush Talk of Tehran-September 11 Link
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iran is rejecting President Bush's suggestion that it may have played a
role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Foreign…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D36A27A4-95DB-4FF1-B84F8CE986A605FF

HALLIBURTON admits to criminal probe on Iran
Financial Times – London,England,UK
… services company formerly headed by US vice-president Dick Cheney,
has disclosed that a Treasury department probe into its business dealings
with Iran had been…
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StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373852500

IRAN seeking influence in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
… Middle East. One of the major changes in Iraq over the last year has
been the increasing influence in Iraq of its neighbor, Iran. Did…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5462791/

IRAN’S NEO-CONSERVATIVES POISED TO TAKE CHARGE OF POLITICAL…
Eurasianet – New York,NY,USA
In response to deepening domestic and social challenges, a neo-conservative
movement is fast gaining influence in Iran, and now appears poised to
take charge…
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav072004a.shtml

IRAN dismisses US Sept. 11 allegation
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday dismissed as “ridiculous” US suggestions
that it may have been involved in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.…
seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iran%20Sept%2011

US: Analysts Say Washington Unlikely To Act On Reported Iran-Al…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… Now the independent US commission investigating the attacks of 11 September
2001 has reportedly concluded that Iran approached Al-Qaeda seeking to
collaborate…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/7/35453AFE-BF22-4EE1-A3C8-CEF71DA7F33B.html

IRAN Dismisses Talk of Sept. 11 Links as 'Fantasy'
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran dismissed as “fabrication and fantasy” on Tuesday
US suggestions that it may have been involved in the Sept.…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5719236

US ex-officials urge government to engage with Iran
Xinhua – China
… security adviser, and former CIA director Robert M. Gates believe the
key to advancing US interests in the Middle East is toengage Iran, the
Washington Times…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/20/content_1620643.htm

US digs for Iran link to terror cells
The Australian – Australia
GEORGE W. Bush has stepped up his criticism of Iran, warning the US is
now hunting for any evidence the Islamic state was directly involved with
al-Qa'ida in…
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10199145%255E2703,00.html

IRAN thrash Thailand 3-0 in Asian Cup
Xinhua – China
CHONGQING, Southwest China, July 20 (Xinhuanet) — Despite humid weather
here, three-time Asian Cup champions Iran thrashed Thailand 3-0 in their
first group…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/20/content_1620594.htm

IRAN'S Parliament Approves Abortion Bill
Guardian – UK
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran's conservative-dominated parliament approved a
draft bill Tuesday that would allow abortion in the first four months
of pregnancy if…
www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4331215,00.html

BUSH pursues possible Iran links with al-Qaeda
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
By Washington. President George Bush says his Administration is investigating
links between Iran and the September 11 terrorist attacks.…
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/20/1090089155506.html

IRAN Academic Aghajari Handed 5-Year Jail Term
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran's hardline judiciary sentenced dissident academic
Hashem Aghajari to five years in prison on Tuesday for saying Muslims
should not…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5718492

IRAN interfering in Iraqi affairs: Minister
ABC Online – Australia
In an interview with a London-based Arabic newspaper, the country's interim
Defence Minister also accused Iran of blatant interference in Iraqi affairs.

www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1158240.htm

IRAN'S ambiguity fuels concerns of Al-Qaeda links
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TEHRAN : Questions in the United States over whether Iran played a role
in the September 11, 2001 attacks highlight what many observers see as
an ambiguous…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/96655/1/.html

IRAN Academic Aghajari Gets 5-Year Jail Term – Lawyer
Reuters – USA
… after making the speech in 2002. The verdict sparked some of the largest
student protests in Iran for years. The case is viewed by…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5717391

IRAN says will stand by accused in Kazemi trial
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
TEHRAN, JULY 19: Iran today faced the prospect of another political feud,
with the reformist government standing by one of its agents who has been
accused by…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51379

IRAN general arranged 9/11 plotters‚ transit, says Saudi daily
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
DUBAI, JULY 19: An Iranian general collaborated with Al Qaeda to arrange
the transit through Iran of nine of the September 11 hijackers, the Arabic
newspaper…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51378

BUSH says US reviewing Iran ties to Al-Qaida
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… 11 commission showing that Iran may have offered safe passage to terrorists
who were later involved in the attacks. Bush noted in…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9196216.htm

SHUT down in Iran
The Globe and Mail – Canada
In Iran, justice was seen not to be done. Any hope that the court might
get to the bottom of Zahra Kazemi's killing last year evaporated…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/
LAC/20040720/EIRAN20/TPComment/Editorials

HALLIBURTON probed over Iran ties
CNN International – USA
seeking information about its Cayman Islands unit's work in Iran, where
it is illegal for US companies to operate, Halliburton said on Monday.

edition.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/07/20/halliburton.reut/

THE Iran connection
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Despite White House assertions that Iraq posed a direct threat to the United
States, evidence is mounting that the greater menace came from Iran.…
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/opinion/9194438.htm

IRAN: 'Al-Qaeda may have passed through'
ic Wales – Wales,UK
IRAN has agreed some al-Qaeda operatives blamed for the September 11 attacks
may have illegally passed through the country from Afghanistan months
before, but…
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0700world/tm_objectid=
14442465&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=iran----
al-qaeda-may-have-passed-through—name_page.html

IRAQI diplomat eyes good Iran relations
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON — Iraq's new government said it expects to have good relations
with neighboring Iran despite President Bush's characterization of Iran
as part of…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/07/20/iraqi_diplomat_eyes_good_iran_relations

FOREIGN Policy Group Urges US-Iran Relations
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Michele Kelemen in Washington has details of a new report
from the Council on Foreign Relations about US policy toward Iran.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3600937

IRAN'S Possible Ties to Al Qaeda
NPR (audio) – USA
… of the Sept. 11 commission will show that al Qaeda seemed to have a
closer relationship to Iran than to Iraq. SCHORR : There has…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3600945

ASIAN Cup Preview: Thais plot upset against Iran
Xinhua – China
… Chatchai Paholpot is hoping that his young side can follow the steps
of Bahrain, Qatar and ASEAN rivals Indonesia to surprise Asian powerhouse
Iran in their…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/20/content_1618301.htm

IRAN not meddling in Iraqi affairs, says US
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iran's hardline government has refrained from efforts to destabilise the
new government in neighbouring Iraq – a positive sign in spite of continued
concerns…
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StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373832616

  
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