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July 21 2004
 
WHITE House says US is being tough with Iran
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Xinhuanet) — White House spokesman Scott McClellan
said on Tuesday that the United States was being tough with Iran as he
reiterated the…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/22/content_1625825.htm

ANTI-IRAN sentiment hardening fast
Christian Science Monitor – USA
… WASHINGTON ˆ Iran's governing mullahs may feel uneasy at the prominent
attention they are attracting in the US as the 9/11 investigations conclude.

www.csmonitor.com/2004/0722/p01s03-wome.html

MORE Evidence of an Iran-Al Qaeda Connection
Newsweek – New York,NY,USA
July 21 – Just eight months before the September 11 terror attacks, top
conspirator Ramzi bin al-Shibh received a four-week visa to Iran and then
flew to Tehran…
msnbc.msn.com/id/5479438/site/newsweek/

US pressing allies on Iran
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE US is pressing Britain, France and Germany for strong measures against
Iran in response to its violation of a non-proliferation agreement reached
with the…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,10210387%255E1702,00.html

ISRAEL Sees 'Nuclear Capable' Iran by 2007
Reuters – USA
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli estimates of when Iran will be able to build
a nuclear bomb have been shifted two more years to 2007, an intelligence
report said…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5734622

IRAN Rejects Suggestions of Links to 9/11 Terror Attacks
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iran has rejected as fabrication and fantasy President George Bush's suggestions
Tehran may have been involved in the September 11th terror attacks on
the…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=D2B6636C-D039-4BC0-8A0A84A2F852D82B

IRAN/US: Former US Officials Urge Sea Change In Iran Policy
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
Washington is considering tough new policies to punish Iran for its alleged
pursuit of nuclear weapons — as well as probing possible links between
Tehran and…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/07/ce8eb462-ed68-45df-b46c-3ab0773bdf8c.html

IRAN MPs mull controls on satellite TV, Internet
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
TEHRAN ˆ Iran's conservative-dominated parliament plans to draft new
legislation controlling access to satellite television and the Internet,
the official…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20040721-0354-iran-satellite.html

ALLEGATIONS Against Iran Imaginary, Fictitious: Asefi
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN (MNA) — Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on Tuesday
that any direct and indirect US allegations claiming Iran was involved
in the…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=7/22/2004&Cat=2&Num=008

SHOULD the US Reestablish Ties with Iran?
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: After a quarter century of hostile relations, is it time for
the United States to reestablish ties with Iran? Despite…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3603401

AS US steps up investigation, Iran denies assisting Al Qaeda
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… The Bush administration's abrupt shift of focus from Iraq to its neighboring
foe, Iran, came as an independent commission investigating the Sept.…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0407210320jul21,1,4214721.story?coll=chi-news-hed

HALLIBURTON'S activities in Iran investigated by US
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… this time fueled by a grand-jury investigation into whether the oil-services
giant violated federal sanctions by illegally operating in Iran while
Vice…
www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/9204699.htm

ANOTHER square-off over Iran
Asia Times Online – Hong Kong
WASHINGTON – A new round in the ongoing battle between realists and neo-conservative
and other hawks over Iran policy began this week as a task force of the

www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FG22Ak01.html

IRAN academic Aghajari sentenced 5-year imprisonment
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhuanet) — Iran's dissident academic Hashem Aghajari
was sentenced to five years behind bar by hardline judiciary on Tuesday
for saying…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/21/content_1624096.htm

US claim on 9/11 link false, says Iran
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
TEHRAN, JULY 20: Iran today termed ŒŒfictitious‚‚ the allegations
from US President George W. Bush that it was harbouring Al Qaeda leaders
and could…
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51443

HALLIBURTON unit's Iran role probed
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… this time fueled by a grand jury investigation into whether the oil
services giant violated federal sanctions by illegally operating in Iran
while Vice…
www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/07/21/halliburton_units_iran_role_probed

HALLIBURTON'S Work in Iran Stirs Democrats
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… Co. and its former chief executive Dick Cheney about the company's
work in Iraq yesterday added Iran to their list of complaints.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A110-2004Jul20.html

IRAN Denies Links to Sept. 11 Attacks, Criticizes Bush Probe
Bloomberg – USA
July 21 (Bloomberg) — Iran's government denied it had any links to the
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US and criticized…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aPKRX6S0uLks&refer=top_world_news

US group admits to criminal probe over 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…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373864765

IRAN slash Thailand 3-0
People's Daily – China
Despite humid weather in Chingqing in southwest China, three-time Asian
Cup champions Iran thrashed Thailand 3-0 in their first group match of
Asian Cup 2004…
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200407/21/eng20040721_150303.html

COURT backs down on Iran death order
Guardian – UK
Iran's hardline judiciary sentenced a dissident academic to five years
in prison yesterday for saying that Muslims should not blindly follow
their clerical…
www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,12858,1265707,00.html

FEATURE-Fact or fiction?…
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
VIENNA, July 21 (Reuters) – It is two years since a group of Iranian exiles
accused Iran of hiding a secret atomic weapons programme from UN inspectors,
and…
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L19544584.htm

IRAQ issues threat to Iran over insurgents
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iraq threatened military retaliation against Iran yesterday, accusing its
former foe of backing terrorists who have begun to focus their campaign
of violence…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/21/wirq21.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/07/21/ixworld.html

US digs for Iran link to al-Qaeda terrorists
NEWS.com.au – Australia
US President 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…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,10200571%255E2,00.html

HALLIBURTON faces probe for Iran link
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A fresh controversy threatens to engulf US energy giant Halliburton following
disclosures that it has had secret dealings with Iran.…
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1CA35448-4E6A-42B8-90CC-1FA06D51464A.htm

US, Britain Discuss UN Move in Iran Nuclear Row
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States recently consulted Britain on
when to refer Iran's suspected nuclear arms program to the United Nations,
a sign US…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5723172

SERIOUS issues divide US, Iran, says spokesman
Xinhua – China
… prepared to meet with Iranians and discuss with them certain issues,
but there are some serious issues that divide the United States and Iran,
State Department…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/21/content_1620875.htm

CALLING Iran on the Carpet
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Iran has yet to become a political volleyball in the US presidential campaign,
as Iraq and North Korea have been. But it should.…
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0721/p08s02-comv.html

HALLIBURTON Faces Trial for Iran Links
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
HOUSTON — A US grand jury issued a subpoena to Halliburton seeking information
about its Cayman Islands unit's work in Iran, where it is illegal for
US…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/07/21/251.html

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…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/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…
news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373832616

  
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