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Iran Newslinks 16-10 September 2007

Date: 16 September 2007

The man at the center of the West’s confrontation with Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
Iran would answer questions about its clandestine nuclear past in exchange
for a series of concessions. With no advance notice or media strategy, …

Iran sees progress in Russia nuclear talks
Forbes – NY,USA
TEHRAN (Thomson Financial) – Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said talks
with Russia over the much delayed completion of Iran’s first nuclear power…

Defense Chief Gates Says US Can Contain Iran’s Action in Iraq
Bloomberg – USA
Iranian attempts to influence events in Iraq can be dealt with ``inside the
borders of Iraq’’ and there is no need for US forces to take action inside
Iran, …

Iran strategy divides Bush administration
International Herald Tribune – France
By Helene Cooper WASHINGTON: A debate within the Bush administration is
delaying a decision on how aggressively to confront Iran, even as President
George …

NATO commander confirms more weapons from Iran seized
KABUL (AFP) — A convoy of explosives seized by NATO troops in Afghanistan
definitely came from Iran but not necessarily from the government in
Tehran, …

France warning of war with Iran
BBC News – UK
French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner says the world should prepare for
war over Iran’s nuclear programme. “We have to prepare for the worst, …

Iran body backs reverting to daylight saving time
Reuters UK – UK
Iran had stopped putting the clocks forward since spring 2006 because,
although it aims to save electricity by lengthening evening daylight by an
hour, …

Don’t Give Them Cover To Bomb Iran
By natasha
Bush’s speech reflected an intense and continuing struggle between factions within his administration over how aggressively to confront Iran. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been arguing for a continuation of a diplomatic …

Iran Policy Rift – State Doves and Cheney Hawks
By a.k.a. Blandly Urbane(a.k.a. Blandly Urbane)
The toilet Paper sees signs of a split within the Bush administration on Iran policy and that language in the President’s speech on Thursday “reflected an intense and continuing struggle between factions within his administration over …

Reading Bush’s Rattling Saber at Iran
By Tony Carson
An Israeli airstrike in Syria last week kicked up speculation in the Iranian press that Israel, in alliance with the United States, was really trying to send a message to Iran that it could strike Iranian nuclear facilities if it chose …

Officials: Bush Setting Up Attack on Iran
By Sohail Chaudhry
Senior American intelligence and defence officials believe that President George W Bush and his inner circle are taking steps to place America on the path to war with Iran, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. …

British academics warn US is preparing “shock and awe” attack on …
By dandelionsalad
An 80-page study written by two British security analysts and released on August 28 makes a chilling estimation of the overwhelming force that the US would use in the event of any attack on Iran. “The US has made military preparations …

Bagh Mouseh Honar-e Iran: Tehran’s New Cafe
By Nuclear1
This petit lovely garden is called Bagh Mouseh Honar-e Iran ( Iranian Art Museum Garden ) and it was built last winter. It used to belong to a general in Reza Khan’s army, and it opened to the public about six months ago through the …

Israeli raid a dry run for Iran attack
By Zap
For the 50-year-old general, also the head of Israel’s Iran Command, which would fight a war with Tehran if ordered, it was a morale-boosting affair, a meet-and-greet with pilots and navigators who had flown during last summer’s …

Russian source: nuclear fuel for Iran not yet ready
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) – A source in Russia’s nuclear sector
denied on Sunday a statement from Iran’s foreign minister that nuclear fuel
for …

US to stick to diplomacy on Iran nuclear drive: Gates
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States will continue to pursue diplomatic
and economic means to force Iran to halt its nuclear drive, but “all
options are on …

Iran builds nuclear case with soft power
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
THE spectre of a nuclear Iran haunts Arabs and Israelis alike, but the US
and Israel are the driving force behind efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear…,25197,22428246-15084,00.html

Official: Russian Fuel Ready for Iran
‘Nuclear fuel for this power plant, inspected and sealed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, is ready,’ the broadcast quoted Mottaki as saying late on Saturday. ‘We do see the trend of cooperation between Iran and Russia moving …

Iran splits White House
While scrutiny this week focused on the debate over troop strength, President Bush also used the occasion to turn up the pressure on Iran, using his speech on Thursday to stress the need to contain Iran as a major reason for the …

In Bush Speech, Signs of Split on Iran Policy
President Bush #x2019;s language in his speech on Iraq reflected an intense struggle in the White House over how aggressively to confront Iran.

Arab countries caught between US, Iran
Baltimore Sun – United States
And, notably, it started talking to Iran, the first formal talks in 30
years, which were hailed as a breakthrough. Now, the threat of Iran has
become one of …|

Official: Russian Fuel Ready for Iran
The Associated Press –
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Enriched uranium fuel is ready to be shipped from
Russia to Iran’s first nuclear power plant, state television on Sunday
quoted Iran’s …

Iran a key issue at UN nuclear watchdog conference
Iran is certain to be a key topic of discussion. Iranian vice president and
head of the Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) Reza Aghazadeh will address
the …

Iran’s Ahmadinejad left out of step with clock
TEHRAN (AFP) — Hardline vetting body the Guardians Council on Sunday
approved a law passed by parliament to restore the annual time change in
Iran, …

US Iranians see risk in speaking out for change in Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
AP LOS ANGELES: University of Southern California professor Muhammad Sahimi
canceled summer travel plans to Iran fearing he would be interrogated or…
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Bush setting America up for war with Iran
Pentagon and CIA officers say they believe that the White House has begun a carefully calibrated programme of escalation that could lead to a military showdown with Iran. It has emerged that Condoleezza Rice is prepared to settle her …
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Iran sees progress in Russia nuclear talks
Foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki said talks with Russia over the much-delayed completion of Iran’s first nuclear power station are making progress, the official IRNA news agency reported September 16.

Official: Russian Fuel Ready for Iran
Enriched uranium fuel is ready to be shipped from Russia to Iran’s first nuclear power plant… state television on Sunday quoted Iran’s foreign minister as saying.

In Bush Speech, Signs of Split on Iran Policy
New York Times – United States
15 — While scrutiny this week focused on the debate over troop strength,
President Bush also used the occasion to turn up the pressure on Iran, …
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Was Israeli raid a dry run for attack on Iran?
Guardian Unlimited – UK
For the 50-year-old general, also the head of Israel’s Iran Command, which
would fight a war with Tehran if ordered, it was a morale-boosting affair,…,,2170188,00.html

Time is running out to avert war with Iran
Guardian Unlimited – UK
A nuclear-armed Iran would pose a massive threat to global peace and
security. It would trigger a deadly arms race drawing in Saudi Arabia,
Egypt, Turkey, …,,2170383,00.html

Freed Belgian hostage in Iran united with family
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
TEHRAN (Reuters) – A Belgian man taken hostage by bandits in southeast Iran
last month was reunited with his parents in Tehran on Saturday after
Iranian …

Move troops to Iran border, Brown told – United Kingdom
But British commanders fear that the move carries a serious risk of
embroiling the UK in a war with Iran at a time when they want to withdraw
from Iraq. …

Iranian ambassador: US points fingers to cover failures in Iraq
BAGHDAD (CNN) — As a way to draw attention from American shortcomings in
Iraq, the US is accusing Iran of trying to destabilize the war-torn
country, …

Iran, Saudi Arabia underline strengthening Islamic unity
Tehran Times – Iran
Thanking the Saudi king for trying to render better services to Hajj
pilgrims, Ahmadinejad said Iran fully trusts the activities and attempts of
Saudi …

Bush setting America up for war with Iran
Senior American intelligence and defence officials believe that President George W Bush and his inner circle are taking steps to place America on the path to war with Iran, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. …

The administration is coming at Iran from every direction at once
By Russ Wellen
Nuclear weapons is just one among many reasons the US seeks to attack Iran. Some of the threatening actions the administration is taking against Iran have been well-covered by the media. These include calling for another round of UN …

[Reader-list] My Iran Diary—Part 3
By reader
My Iran Diary—Part 3 Yoginder Sikand After President Ahmadinejad departs from the hall and the tea-break is over, the conference resumes. Numerous Ayatollahs ascend to the podium in turn, making roughly the same point about the expected …

Bush setting America up for war with Iran
Pentagon planners have developed a list of up to 2000 bombing targets in Iran, amid growing fears among serving officers that diplomatic efforts to slow Iran’s nuclear weapons programme are doomed to fail.

Rumors Of War: “2000 Targets In Iran”
By Pat Dollard
Senior American intelligence and defence officials believe that President George W Bush and his inner circle are taking steps to place America on the path to war with Iran, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. …

The Inertia of Conflict: Or, why I’m pessimistic about resolving …
By Matt Dupuis(Jeb Koogler)
Not a day goes by that the rising tension between Iran and the United States does not lead to speculation that two are hurtling toward all-out armed conflict, or, at a minimum, a US decision to carry out air raids on suspect Iranian …

Date: 15 September 2007

Freed Belgian tourist in Iran reunited with family
TEHRAN (AFP) — A Belgian tourist freed after being held for more than a
month by bandits in southeast Iran was reunited on Saturday in Tehran with
his …

Talks with Russia on atom plant row progress:Iran
Washington Post – United States
TEHRAN (Reuters) – The fuel is ready for Iran’s first atomic power plant
being built by Russia and talks with Moscow to resolve a dispute that has
held up …

Pepe Escobar: Can the White House intimidate Iran? + US and Iran …
By dandelionsalad
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pepe Escobar writes The Roving Eye for Asia Times Online. He has reported from Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, US and China. He is also the author of the soon to be published Red Zone Blues.

Cooling The Clash With Iran
By GrainOfSand
Overarching the Middle East like a dark canopy is the growing confrontation between the United States and Iran. The test of wills is sometimes obscured by the daily war news from Iraq, but it has become the main event in the region, …

IRAN: Proxy war could soon turn to direct conflict, analysts warn
Guardian Unlimited US strikes on Iran predicted as tension rises over arms smuggling and nuclear fears Julian Borger and Ian Black Saturday September 15, 2007 The Guardian The growing US focus on confronting Iran in a proxy war …

Another British Prediction of an Attack on Iran?
By Ed Kent
Iran’s leaders have so far shown every sign of relishing the confrontation. The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared yesterday that American policies had failed in the Middle East and warned: “I am certain that one day Bush …

The Administration Is Coming at Iran from Every Which Way
By fma7
Some of the threatening actions the administration is taking against Iran have been well-covered by the media. These include calling for another round of UN sanctions on Iran for continuing to enrich — at however slow a pace — uranium, …

Iranian Envoy Lies
By Omid T (Iran/USA)
Are they really that unaware that the rest of the World knows whats going on in Iran? Do they really think they can fool us? What his tactic is, is to point the finger at a coincidents or faults of the other side, while not really …

Iran Says Chinese Give Support on Nukes
Washington Post – United States
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN AP BEIJING — Iran’s interior minister said China
renewed its support Friday for negotiations over his country’s disputed
nuclear …

Debate in Bush Administration Over Iran Strategy
New York Times – United States
15 — A debate within the Bush administration is delaying a decision on
how aggressively to confront Iran, even as President Bush, in defending his
strategy …

Arms Flow Between Iran, Taliban Escalating
Washington Post – United States
The NATO-led force interdicted two smaller shipments of similar weapons
coming from Iran into southern Helmand province on April 11 and May 3. …

Iran: Bush is a War Criminal
By AtypicalGuy
It will probably come as no shock that Iran has negative things to say about George Bush. Popular media in the United States seems to be pulling no punches to vilify Iran and make it appear to be the next biggest threat to this country. …

Kurdish Opposition in Iran
By John
Domestic opposition to the central government in Tehran is known to be widespread, but has been difficult to substantiate and quantify because of the severe restraints on free public expression in Iran. Kurdish opposition to the IRI in …

Iran accuses Canada of torture and racism
Toronto Star – Ontario, Canada
Canada and Iran sparred yesterday at the United Nations Human Rights
Council in Geneva, as Tehran slapped back Ottawa’s accusations of boosted
executions …

Cooling The Clash With Iran
Washington Post – United States
By David Ignatius Overarching the Middle East like a dark canopy is the
growing confrontation between the United States and Iran. …

US to press for tougher sanctions against Iran
By culture
The United State will sponsor a new round of campaign to press tougher United Nations sanctions against Iran when diplomats are due to hold a strategy meeting on Iran’s nuclear issue, the State Department said Wednesday …

China wants peaceful resolution on Iran
China Daily – China
By Le Tian (China Daily) China lauded an action plan reached by Iran and
the United Nations nuclear inspectors on Friday, saying it hoped related
parties …

Iran leader uses Friday prayers to slam Bush
ABC Online – Australia
The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made a bitter attack
on the US President George W Bush during Friday prayers in the Iranian
capital, …

2nd Belgian hostage freed in Iran
Xinhua – China
14 (Xinhua) — A Belgian tourist abducted with his female companion by
armed bandits in southeastern Iran last month was released Friday,
according to …

before and after islamic regime im iran
By Bahramerad(Bahramerad)
IRAN – Photo of Kurdish Executions wins Pulitzer Prize Iran during the Pahlavi Era A Shia Revolution Iran – Mullahtopia Part 1 IRAN ROYAL FAMILY UNTIL 1979 BEFORE SICK ISLAMIC REVOLUTION HIM Shah of Iran last interview ,Panama …

IAEA Head – US On Iran Sounds Like “Pre-War Iraq”
By Cernig(Cernig)
Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the IAEA has a reasonable timetable for Iran to come clean on past nuclear activities, but detractors were not giving the IAEA’s efforts a chance to work. …

Is the US planning an attack on Iran?
By jovial
This administration is determined to attack Iran before it leaves office. An interview with Aijaz Ahmed. Aijaz Ahmed is a Senior Editorial Consultant and political commentator for the Indian newsmagazine, Frontline. …

By The San Francisco Sentinel
Iran’s leaders have so far shown every sign of relishing the confrontation. The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared yesterday that American policies had failed in the Middle East and warned: “I am certain that one day Bush …

Iran News Round Up
Chinese Foreign Minister: We welcome our increasing ties with Iran.South Africa commends Iran for its cooperation with IAEA.Tehran asks EU not to bow to US pressure to ruin IAEA deal.Germany: New sanctions not necessary. …

Tehran asks EU not to ruin Iran-IAEA deal under US pressure
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – A top security official has urged the Europe Union and the IAEA
to resist the US pressure and not to “ruin” the recent agreement
between Iran and …

New Iran sanctions not necessary: Germany
Tehran Times – Iran
BERLIN (Reuters) – Discussion of a third round of sanctions against Iran
for refusing to freeze its nuclear program will not be necessary if Iran
cooperates …

Iran Leader: Bush Will Be Tried
Washington Post – United States
By NASSER KARIMI AP TEHRAN, Iran — President Bush will one day be tried in
court just like deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his involvement
in the …

Belgian kidnapped in Iran released
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
TEHRAN: A Belgian man kidnapped by bandits in southeast Iran was released
on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported. “By the efforts of the
security …

Proxy war could soon turn to direct conflict, analysts warn
Guardian Unlimited – UK
The growing US focus on confronting Iran in a proxy war inside Iraq risks
triggering a direct conflict in the next few months, regional analysts are
warning …,,21697

Iran ready to help Switzerland in oil, gas sectors
Tehran Times – Iran
14 (MNA) – Iran is prepared to cooperate with Switzerland in oil and gas
industries, voiced the acting petroleum minister here on Friday. …

Israel and Iran trade threats
By theradicalmormon
Israel’s Olmert continues to foam at the mouth saying that Iran should “pay dearly” for continuing its nuclear program (which is perfectly legal and unthreatening by all standards). …

Iran Leader: Bush Will Be Tried
President Bush and other American officials will one day face trial just like deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for ‘the catastrophes they caused in Iraq,’ Iran’s supreme leader said Friday. Speaking to thousands of worshippers …

Military Drill – False Flag Provocation, Attack on Iran
The article is a must read, bearing in mind that the German government is saying one thing, but providing support for the attack on Iran on the other. Time for persons of goodwill to act NOW.Here’s YOUR chance to Digg this article!!

Date: 14 September 2007

Iran’s Supreme Leader Blasts Bush
Providing a sharp retort to President Bush’s Iraq war update speech on Thursday, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei laid into Bush for his war policy and his administration’s aggressive stance towards Iran during Friday prayers, opining that …

US General: “Ahmadinejad has nothing in Iran that we can’t …
On Tuesday, the Fox News television channel said: “A recent decision by German officials to withhold support for any new sanctions against Iran has pushed a broad spectrum of officials in Washington to develop potential scenarios for a …

Norwegian intelligence is actively working inside Iran.
By Debbie(Faultline USA)
Norwegian intelligence is active in Iran. Wow. Great news for everybody, but why would this information get out into the media? Just like inside the United States, Lefties leak information to the MSM, then the voices of complaint start …

China urges further negotiations on Iran nuclear issue
Xinhua – China
14 (Xinhua) — China urged Iran on Friday to continue negotiations with the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying it hoped to see “a
positive …

Franco-German split emerges on Iran sanctions
Reuters – USA
By Louis Charbonneau and Francois Murphy BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – A split
has emerged in the coalition of Western powers pressuring Iran to freeze
its …

Iran hits back at Canada at UN rights forum
Reuters Canada – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran hit back at Canada on Friday for criticizing its
rising number of executions and treatment of women, accusing Ottawa of
racism, …

Harvard scholar gets leader’s OK to be buried in Iran
Boston Globe – United States
“I’ve been connected to this part of the world for 65 years or more, when I
was stationed in Afghanistan, Istanbul, and Iran,” he told the Associated
Press …

Iran, China in energy deal, annual trade to hit US$20 billion …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP BEIJING: Iran’s interior minister said Friday his country has finalized
oil and gas projects with China, adding that two-way trade was on target to
hit …

US: Syria on Nuclear Watch List
Washington Post – United States
Neither side has explained what exactly happened, but a US government
official confirmed that Israeli warplanes were targeting weapons from Iran
and …

US Worried Iran Sending Chinese Weapons To Taliban
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
The cache found in Ghurian district, near the border with Iran, included
artillery shells, land mines, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers with
Chinese, …

Iran’s Supreme Leader: US is defeated
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Iran’s Supreme Leader said in Tehran’s first Friday Prayers in the fasting
month of Ramadan, “Alert and wise Iranian nation, relying on strong faith
and …

Iran: Bush Will Be Tried on Atrocities
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the US invaded Iraq in 2003 to execute the Middle East plan that would be “based around” Israel- Iran’s archenemy- and aimed at weakening Islamic system in Iran. The Leader described the recent congressional …

The Vineyard of the Saker

Iran leader: Bush must face trial over Iraq
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on
Friday that US President George W. Bush had been defeated in his Middle
East plans and …

China calls for talks to resolve Iran nuke issue
China Daily – China
China spoke highly of the working plan reached by Iran and the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hoped Iran could conduct
all-round and full …

Iran publicly hangs seven convicted criminals
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran publicly hanged seven convicted drug smugglers and
other criminals, the students’ news agency ISNA said, the latest of a
series of …

Second Belgian tourist released after month-long kidnap ordeal in Iran
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By AP The second of the two Belgian tourists kidnapped in southeastern Iran
last month has been released, Iran’s interior ministry Web site reported
Friday. …

UN Human Rights Chief Voices Concern About Violations In DRC, Iran …
Voice of America – USA
Arbour visited Iran earlier this month. Government restrictions on dissent
are reportedly increasing there. In meetings with government officials, …

Zimbabwe: Iran Invites Zim Scientists – Washington,USA
He commended Iran for coming up with such a programme, adding that it would
be beneficial to the country. In letter addressed to the Minister of
Information …

Modernism and Post-Modernism in Iran and Its Diaspora
By Yoshie(Yoshie)
Thus in Iran post-modernism largely remains a province of the philosophical establishment of the Islamic Republic, whose diasporic oppositions are dominated by dogmatic secularist modernists, liberal or Marxist or royalist, …

Leader Allows American’s Burial In Iran
Guardian Unlimited – UK
From AP By NASSER KARIMI AP Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s hardline
president will honor an American scholar’s request to be buried in an
historic …,,-6920126,00.html

Rice says US working on third UN resolution on Iran
Xinhua – China
Moreover, the United States is putting “a lot of pressure” on Iran’s
economy by sanctioning Iran’s banks as well as individuals, Rice said. …

US says talk of strike against Iran is nonsense
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
The Bush administration is considering a range of unilateral actions
against Iran, including imposing sanctions on the Quds force, …

State Department Defends Iran Diplomacy
U.S. News & World Report – Washington,DC,USA
3 official at State, spoke at a time when calls by conservative
commentators and analysts for stronger action on Iran, including possibly
military action, …

War Against Iran and the Logic of Dominance By Gareth Porter
By dandelionsalad
If the Bush administration launches an attack on Iran, the reason won’t be that Iran was about to obtain a nuclear weapon. The real reason will be that United States, as the world’s only superpower, wants to establish clearly that it …

War Against Iran and the Logic of Dominance
The real reason will be that United States, as the world’s only superpower, wants to establish clearly that it — not Iran — is the dominant power in the Middle East. That would make us all less secure, but the insistence on asserting …

Watch for Iran in Bush’s speech tonight
By (Blake Hounshell)
We should be able to agree that we must defeat al Qaeda, counter Iran, help the Afghan government, work for peace in the Holy Land, and strengthen our military so we can prevail in the struggle against terrorists and extremists. …

Date: 13 September 2007

Francis A. Boyle on US Press re Iran and Potential US Attack on Iran
By Dori
The IAEA is meeting in Vienna to discuss the work plan Mohamed ElBaradei has put together with Iran. The IAEA will seek to put a hold on sanctions while negotiations with Iran continue. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has announced it will …

Security Council’s interference would ruin Iran-IAEA deal: Soltanieh
Tehran Times – Iran
IAEA Director General Mohammad ElBaradei has called the deal a significant
step forward, however certain countries have questioned Iran’s
determination in …

Bergner: Rocket Associated With Iran
Guardian Unlimited – UK
It represents a major confrontation between the US and armed Shiite groups
the Americans insist are supported by Iran. Maj. Gen. …,,-6918309,00.html

US pushes for tighter sanctions on Iran
Xinhua – China
13 (Xinhua) — The Bush administration has begun mobilizing support for a
third UN resolution that would impose tougher sanctions against Iran, …

US Wants New UN Sanctions on Iran
The Associated Press –
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration said Wednesday that retreat in
Iraq would cede power in the country to Iran, the US-labeled “axis of evil”
nation …

Israel and Syria
Economist – UK
The American reports suggest that it was weapons destined for Hizbullah,
the Iran-backed Islamist Shia movement that dominates southern Lebanon, …

Iran says it willing to cooperate with int’l community on nuclear …
Xinhua – China
13 (Xinhua) — Visiting Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi
said on Thursday that Iran is willing to receive international inspections
on its …

Iran War “Rollout” Roils Blogosphere
By Barnett R. Rubin(Juan Cole)
Since my original post passing on an unverified but troubling report that Vice-President Cheney’s office had asked neo-conservative institutions for help creating political support for an attack on Iran, this nugget has been batting …

Economic disaster in Iran
By Aryamehr(Aryamehr)
The revolutionary era that began in 1979 has proved an economic catastrophe for Iran. US sanctions, colossal capital flight both under the Shah and the clerical regime, gasoline subsidies, erratic policy making, corruption, …

Israeli point of view on US-Iran confrontation: “The moment of …
No, he said, in reference to the large-scale military maneuvers in the Indian Ocean, there is “no connection between this exercise and any other country” – that is, Iran or China. Nevertheless, this was one of the largest exercises ever …

The issue of the last post was Iran
By Half Sigma
The last post was about Iran. Specifically about why Iran is more likely to use nuclear weapons than other nuclear powers. But obviously, any post about the Middle East arouses passions and prevents people from looking at anything …

China calls for restraint to properly solve Iran nuclear issue
Xinhua – China
13 (Xinhua) — China on Thursday called on all sides to maintain restraint
and patience to find a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution to the
Iran’s …

US Insists Iran-Supplied Rocket Was Used in Attack on Base in Iraq
Wall Street Journal – USA
Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker that accused Iran of interfering in
its neighbor. In an interview on Iranian state television, Mr. Ahmadinejad
said the …

Iran accused over attack on US Iraq base
Guardian Unlimited – UK
A US general today accused Shia militants backed by Iran of executing a
deadly rocket attack on a US military headquarters in Iraq as the US
president, …,,21683

Ahmadinejad allows burial of American professor in Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has agreed to allow an
American scholar to be buried in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan when
he dies, …

US must bring Iran into “negotiating family”: former UK envoy
Tehran Times – Iran
Meyer, who was British ambassador to the US in the lead up to the 2003
invasion of Iraq, suggested that Iran’s role was fundamental in helping to
resolve …

US accuses Iran over Iraq attacks-showing a hard drive as proof
Now it is this wonderful general who is using a hard drive to “prove” Iran i behind attacks against the US.Give me that hard drive and in a day I can make proof that Sierra Leone was behind 9/11 with picture of their leader cheering up …

Kouchner warns on Iran, speaks in Cairo
By Boz(Boz)
Yesterday in Amman, Jordan French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned that Europe did not believe Iran’s sincerity in statements that nuclear work is for strictly peaceful purposes:. “We don’t believe that Iran should be prevented …

China welcomes Iran-IAEA nuclear plan
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
BEIJING (Reuters) – China welcomed Iran’s nuclear transparency deal with UN
inspectors on Thursday, despite Western fears that it could be a recipe for…

Israel urgers tougher sanctions on Iran
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel called on Thursday for a toughening of sanctions
on its arch-foe Iran and urged private companies around the world to stop
doing …

Iran bourse breaks record with billion dollar trade
The state currently has a grip on over three-quarters of Iran’s economy and
supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last year issued a decree envisaging
a …

Larijani warns sanctions would jeopardize Iran-IAEA cooperation
Tehran Times – Iran
“”We have taken a very important step, and if there is an illogical step,
then we will reconsider this strategy,”” Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali…

Iran minister in China for nuclear talks
“I will talk about the most important international and regional questions,
Iran’s nuclear case and also issues relating to the Middle East,” he told…

Inside Iran’s infamous Evin prison
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
A metal gate slides open to reveal Iran’s best-known jail, a maze of
walls and concrete blocks stretching high up the barren hillside in
northern Teheran …

US and Europe drain Iran’s half-full glass
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi Officially, they are committed to a peaceful
resolution of the Iran nuclear crisis, and yet their behavior – of refusing
to endorse …

Iran ‘doesn’t need nuclear weapons’: president
London (AFP) Sept 12, 2007 – Iran is not looking to develop nuclear weapons, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Britain’s Channel 4 News Wednesday amid continued global concern at its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.

Russia rejects tougher stance on Iran
Russia on Wednesday gave a clear indication that it would not back any
immediate toughening in the United Nations’ approach to Iran’s nuclear
programme, …

Iran does not need a nuclear bomb: Ahmadinejad
Hindu – Chennai,India
13 (PTI): Iran has no plans to develop a nuclear bomb, the country’s
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said, amid global concern over its
refusal to halt …

‘German opposition to sanctions may spur US attack on Iran’
Jerusalem Post – Israel
COM STAFF Germany’s unwillingness to impose further sanctions on Iran has
pushed the United States closer towards a decision on a military strike,…

Austrian Jews Ask Pope for Help on Iran
The Associated Press –
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Two prominent Austrian Jewish leaders urged Pope
Benedict XVI to use his moral authority to stop Iran from developing the
ability to …

Rice says US needs to keep Iraq safe from Iran
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States wants to ensure Iraq’s territorial
integrity, including from “very troublesome neighbors” like Iran, US
Secretary …

Retreat would invite Iran
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
By ANNE GEARAN AP WASHINGTON | The Bush administration said Wednesday that
retreat in Iraq would cede power there to Iran, the “axis of evil”
nation that …

Petraeus and Iran
Rolling Stone – USA
His bald statements about Iran should give us all pause. Here’s the New
Jesus speaking from high atop the Hill, passing down as fact what is in
many cases …

Israeli planes struck weapons destined for Hezbollah in Syria …
International Herald Tribune – France
6 attack was a site where Israel believed Syria stored weapons being sent
from Iran to the militant Islamic group in Lebanon. The official spoke
Wednesday …

Iran: Sanctions would disrupt IAEA work
Iran said Wednesday that new UN sanctions would torpedo renewed nuclear inspections but the United States and European powers said there must be sanctions if Tehran presses on with uranium enrichment. Gregory Schulte, US ambassador to …

Petraeus on Iran
By John
He said Iraqi leaders “have developed much greater concern about Iran’s activities, about the activities of the Quds Force with respect to the militia extremists that, in many respects, appear to be trying to create a Hezbollah-like …

Action Alert on IRAN
By John Amato
We need to let our representatives know that Bush cannot attack Iran. GW will not go away quietly as his disastrous term comes to an end. I think most of us believe Iran is the next target on Bush and Cheney’s to-do list. …

Iran Watch: 09/12/2007
By Mentarch(Mentarch)
This feature will consist of a recap of the main news with regards to Operation Enduring Propaganda and the build-up to war with Iran. This feature will end in one of two possible ways: A) when all facts point to no looming conflict …

Iran spy post heightens Gulf tension with US
According to The Telegraph, Iran has established a sophisticated spying operation at the head of the Arabian Gulf in a move which has significantly heightened tensions in its standoff with the United States. …

Date: 12 September 2007

UN nuclear chief walks out on EU speech on Iran: diplomats
VIENNA (AFP) – UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei walked out on an afternoon session Tuesday of his IAEA to protest an EU speech which did not fully support his deal for new inspections in Iran, diplomats told AFP. …

US calls meeting on Iran sanctions
Malaysia Star – Malaysia
21 deal commits Iran to answer five-year-old IAEA questions about its
nuclear programme over a timeline of a few months, while effectively
allowing Tehran …

Petraeus Says Iran Wants Iraqi ‘Hezbollah’ Force
Voice of America – USA
General Petraeus says the capture of key insurgent operatives in mainly
Shiite southern Iraq, including a senior official of Lebanon’s Iran-backed
Hezbollah …

Iran dismisses US Iraq report and wants serious talks
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran on Wednesday dismissed the latest US strategy report
on Iraq as “unrealistic” and warned it would not take part in future talks
on Iraqi …

Report: US develops war plan against Iran
Xinhua – China
12 (Xinhua) — Officials in Washington are developing potential scenarios
for a military strike against Iran, local media reported Wednesday. …

Iran’s nuclear stance revealed “evil” intensions: Mottaki
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran’s rational policy in the nuclear issue has revealed the
“evil” intensions of the United States and its allies, Foreign Minister
Manuchehr …

Iran warns against ‘political interference’ in UN inspections
VIENNA (AFP) — Iran said Wednesday that new UN sanctions would torpedo
renewed nuclear inspections but the United States and European powers said
there must …

All eyes on Iran for a moment
By spree(spree)
Taking a quick break from the testimony given by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker regarding Iraq for a moment, there is much news about Iran and Syria coming out today. Dealing with Iran in this post, then Syria in the next one, …

Iran nuclear goalposts moving again; Another “Paris Agreement” fiasco?
By C S
Iran’s recent agreement with the IAEA to resolve outstanding issues over its nuclear program is following a predictable pattern as the US and EU deliberately try to undermine it. Everytime Iran makes concessions over the nuclear issue …
Iran Affairs

Iran says will not halt nuclear work despite EU call
Reuters UK – UK
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran will not stop uranium enrichment, chief nuclear
negotiator Ali Larijani said on Wednesday, despite a call by the European
Union and …

Iran: Petraeus-Crocker report highlights US’s Iraq quagmire
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Criticizing the report’s approach to make “unfounded and false accusations
against Iran,” the Iranian spokesman said, “Making such accusations cannot
put …

EurasiaNet – New York,NY,USA
Aktau, 11 September: It is expected that a decision on the construction of
a railway linking Kazakhstan with Turkmenistan and Iran will be adopted
during …

US creating fear among neighbors over Iran
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said here on
Tuesday that the US has always been trying to frighten neighbors about
Iran. …

Iran hangs eight criminals
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran on Wednesday hanged eight criminals, including seven
in public in a southeastern town, the latest in a growing number of
executions …

Auto industry main field for strong Iran-Syria ties
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran’s acting industries and mines minister named here on
Tuesday that carmaking as one of the main industries for reinforcing
Iran-Syria economic …

IranÅFUS weak points identified
Xinhua – China
11 (Xinhua) — The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
said on Tuesday that the country has identified US weak points in Iraq and…

“Travelogue of James Morier” published in Iran
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN — The “Travelogue of James Morier” by James Justinian Morier,
secretary of the Britain Embassy in Iran (1809-1815), has been recently
published in …

Surging Toward Iran: the surge is buying time – for what?
If you go through the Petraeus report, the key passages are those that deal with Iran. Petraeus continually points the finger at Tehran as an explanation for the lack of “progress” in Iraq. He claims to have “disrupted Shia militia …

Bipartisan consensus pushes for Iran attack
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Iran’s Proxy War Against America
But you should also know that the Claremont Institute has just published Tom’s study, ‘Iran’s Proxy War Against America.’ It’s an invaluable contribution to the public discourse, and accessible here.

Fox News: Iran Bombing Plans Get Serious
By (Hot Air Network, LLC)
How serious? […] Read the rest

Is Iran The Point Of The Surge?
By Andrew Sullivan
I believe that Iran was the real target of the Bush-Cheney administration all along. Iraq was just a very good excuse. I believe they were looking toward Iran as soon as, or before, Bush announced “Mission Accomplished” on the aircraft …

Iran says the West is poisoning the atmosphere of IAEA meeting
International Herald Tribune – France
Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, Iran’s chief delegate to the agency, spoke outside a
35-nation IAEA board meeting as it prepared to end its review of an agency
report …

Iran to develop nuclear medicine
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran is determined to start a
scientific movement in the field of nuclear medicine, and a special
committee will …

Iran’s good policy: Stop accepting payments in dollars
Tehran Times – Iran
UPI believes Iran policy to shifting to euros and yen allows Iran some
relief. In a deal announced last week, Japan’s Nippon Oil agreed to buy oil
from Iran …

Iran condemns Crocker and Petraeus allegations
ISNA – Iran
12 (ISNA)-Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said that Ambassador Ryan
Crocker and General David H. Petraeus speeches in the US congress did not
give vent to …

Iran warns US of crushing response
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN (Press TV) — Commander of the IRGC, Major General Mohammad Ali
Jafari here on Tuesday said that any attack against Iran would spark a
crushing …

Welcome to the class / Syllabus
By Amir(Amir)
This course serves as an introduction to modern Iranian politics in which no prior knowledge of Iran or the greater Middle East is required. It follows the events leading up to the Islamic Revolution and describes the outcomes that have …

Developing states rap “interference” in Iran deal
Reuters Canada – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of developing nations, which includes Iran
itself, endorsed the deal at a gathering of the International Atomic Energy…
& archived=False

Iran Opens Doors of Feared Evin Prison
The Associated Press –
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran opened the doors of its most feared prison to
journalists Tuesday, allowing them to interview a jailed Iranian-American
academic in …

US EXCERPTS: War on Iran; autumn’s stars
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
President Bush has upped the ante rhetorically about Iran. He has said
outright that the United States will confront Iran “before it’s too
late. …

Zimbabwe: Islamic Republic of Iran Opens Library – Washington,USA
The Islamic Republic of Iran has opened a library at their culture centre
in Harare in a bid to foster and promote cultural cooperation between their…

‘Iran must pay terror victim’s family’
Jerusalem Post – Israel
million to the family of an American victim of the 2002 Hebrew University
terror …

The Norway Post : Iran reacts to Norwegian intelligence report
Norway Post – Bærum,Norway
The Norwegian ambassador to Iran, Ole Christian Holthe has been been asked
by the Iranian authorities for an explanation, after reports of increased…

Nuke ourselves, then nuke Iran?
By Debbie
What we do know is that some believe Iran will be America’s next target. Germany, while notifying its allies last week that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel refuses to support the imposition of any further sanctions against …

A Question from Iran: “What Do They Know of Us in the West?”
By Yoshie(Yoshie)
That’s a really large proportion, considering that none of the pages has been translated into Persian and that Iran’s population is merely 66 million out of the total world population of 6.6 billion. No other secular leftist publication …

Iran Always Counterstrikes
By Galrahn(Galrahn)
In October of 1987, Iran fired silworm missiles from the Faw peninsula in Iraq towards the Kuwaiti oil terminals. The first two of these missiles never hit any targets and crashed into the sea, but on October 14th the American owned by …

Date: 11 September 2007

UN nuclear chief walks out on EU speech on Iran: diplomats
But a senior European diplomat said the EU supported ElBaradei and had only
reiterated the IAEA chief’s view that the timetable needs “Iran’s full and…

US Officials Begin Crafting Iran Bombing Plan
FOX News – USA
By James Rosen AP WASHINGTON — A recent decision by German officials to
withhold support for any new sanctions against Iran has pushed a broad
spectrum of …,2933,296450,00.html

The IAEA Board of Governors Meet to Talk about Iran Again
By Farideh Farhi(Juan Cole)
The 35-member IAEA Board of Governors are meeting in Vienna this week and the agenda in all likelihood will be dominated by Iran again. Mohammad ElBaradei, the Agency’s Director General, is asking the Board, despite American objections, …

Blaming Iran to save US
By Newsdesk
19 (”Al-Maliki encourages Iran’s growing presence in Iraq,” Commentary) by an official of a terrorist group called the “National Council of Resistance of Iran,” I wish to state the following. The author’s main complaint against the …

Petraeus-Crocker On Iran: Onward
By Mentarch(Mentarch)
(Expect) a gradual crescendo of bogus accusations against Iran, of calls for strikes against Iran, of clamors for indeed a return of the draft, and the release of further cherry-picked, misleading NIE’s (…). …

Iraqi Foreign Minister on Future US-Iran Talks
Asharq Alawsat – London,UK
Zebari affirmed his support for activating the Arab-Iranian dialogue and
called on the Arabs to give up doubts about an expanding Iranian role and
Iran’s …

Iran warns over ‘US weak points’ in Iraq, Afghanistan
TEHRAN (AFP) — The new head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the
United States Tuesday that Tehran has identified its “weak points” in Iraq
and …

Iran considers knocking three zeros off currency
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran is examining a proposal to knock three zeros off its
national currency to increase economic confidence and reduce the number of…

Developing states rap “interference” in Iran deal
Reuters UK – UK
By Mark Heinrich VIENNA (Reuters) – Non-aligned nations rejected on Tuesday
any “interference” in Iran’s nuclear transparency deal with UN inspectors,…

Attack Iran!
By Andrew Sullivan
If you keep Iraq occupied, the chances of a casus belli against Iran increase. And a casus belli is what they want. A huge component of the Bush administration’s desire to stay indefinitely in Iraq is to launch a war against Iran.

Iran’s Demand: Please pay us for Oil purchases in Yen and Euros …
In a deal announced last week, Japan’s Nippon Oil agreed to buy oil from Iran using yen instead of the traditional US dollars. The agreement comes after years of Iranian efforts to shift its petroleum exports away from dollars and …

US Judge Orders Iran to Pay for Terror Attacks
Jerusalem ( – A federal in Washington, DC, has ordered the Iranian government to pay $12.9 million to the estate and family Marla Bennett, a US citizen who was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

So Is the US Going to Bomb Iran?
David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker took the opportunity during their congressional testimony Monday to bash Iran. For example, Petraeus said the flow of weapons from Iran has increased but that Iranian Quds Force trainers have …

Changing course on Iran
Ahead of the crucial meeting of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which starts today in Vienna, Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the IAEA, has greeted the recent accord between the IAEA and Iran as “a …

Brit Hume Suggests That Diplomacy with Iran Is Impossible and …
By Marie Therese
That sounds pretty disturbing, Ambassador Crocker – um – that we are confronting with Iran now a situation where – um – I mean, it doesn’t appear we have any diplomatic possibility there, do we, to suppress this activity by Iran? …

Analysis: Iran moves to ditch US dollar
Washington (UPI) Sep 10, 2007 – Faced with US economic sanctions and a weak dollar, Tehran is demanding foreign energy companies do business in yen and euros, despite increasingly desperate need for investment.

Iran set to free US ‘spy’
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Kian Tajbakhsh appearing in a video aired by the Islamic Republic of Iran
News Network on July 18. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images An American-Iranian…,,2166821,00.html

US may attack, but will Iran fight back?
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
For several years tensions between the United States and Iran over the
latter’s nuclear program have waxed and waned. War between the two sides
has been …

Iran, Iraq committed to agreements
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Mohammad-Reza
Baqeri, said Iran requested a permit to establish a cultural center in
Iraq, …

EU confirms ban on Iran, Ukraine airlines
Irish Times – Ireland
The European Commission confirmed today it had banned Iran’s Mahan Air and
Ukraine’s Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines from flying to the 27-nation
European …

Anti-Iran hype reaches fever pitch
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
Along with the broad – and at times mocking – generalizations about Iran’s
attempts to foment “Islamic totalitarianism” throughout the world, Ledeen,…

Iran nuclear cooperation will be ‘positive’ for oil market: minister
VIENNA (AFP) — Iran’s cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog will have a
“positive impact on energy markets,” the Iranian oil minister said at a
conference …

Iran says ‘US weak points’ identified Iraq, Afghanistan
Forbes – NY,USA
TEHRAN (Thomson Financial) – The new head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
warned the US that his country has identified ‘US weak points’ in Iraq and…
See all stories on this topic:

Zebari thanks Iran for participating in Iraq’s neighbors meeting
Iraq – Zebari – Meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Hushyar Zebari, in meeting with Iran’s visiting deputy foreign minister here Saturday, thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for its participation in a meeting of … via IRNA.

Left Behind in Iran
Washington Post – United States
FROM THE MOMENT Haleh Esfandiari was arrested and imprisoned by the
government of Iran in May, her friends in high places in Washington rallied
to her …

Washington Post – United States
It is increasingly apparent to both coalition and Iraqi leaders that Iran,
through the use of this Quds Force, seeks to turn the Iraqi special groups
into …

Supporting Iran’s Democrats
Wall Street Journal – USA
Meanwhile, inside Iran, the unpopular regime has increased its crackdown on
opponents, arresting students and closing newspapers, while human rights
groups …

Iran-US to hold fresh round of talks
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
Iran and the US might hold a fourth round of talks on Iraq given the recent
comments by Iraq’s Foreign Minister, informed sources say. …

OMV’s Iran Ties May Slow
Wall Street Journal – USA
But this strong performance could come under pressure if ventures backfire
in places such as Iran and takeovers of companies such as MOL Nyrt of
Hungary …

Iran Air Force plane crashes, no casualties
Hindustan Times – India
Associated Press An Iranian military airplane crashed in northeastern Iran,
but the pilot ejected from the crash and was unharmed, the state news
agency …

Petraeus on Iran
By Herschel Smith
In testimony to Congress on Monday, General David Petraeus called out Iran for aspirations of regional hegemony in a way not heretofore heard from him or the Multinational Force. “It is increasingly apparent to both coalition and Iraqi …

Reuters- Washington Post – Petraeus says Iran weapons flow into …
By Houston911truth
“It appears that that is increasing and we do not see a sign of that abating,” Petraeus said of weapons flows, citing increased attacks by one type of roadside bomb technology and rockets that US military officials link to Iran. …

Iran News Round Up
Majlis speaker says Revolutionary Guards represents Iran’s glory.Judiciary chief lauds IRGC role in exporting revolution.Navy commander lauds Iranian manufacture of gunboats.ElBaradei seeks suspension of sanctions, easing of pressure. …

Oliver Stone puts Iran film on hold, focussing on Vietnam
By imung satriani
US director Oliver Stone has postponed plans for a film about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and is instead focussing his …

Pentagon plans base along Iran border
The Pentagon is preparing to build a base near the Iraqi-Iranian border, in an effort to stem the “flow” of “advanced Iranian weaponry” to Shiite militants in Iraq, according to Monday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Signal to Noise – Regime Change, Iran?
By vimothy
The air of the blogosphere is currently thick with rumours that the US government is preparing the ground for an attack on its most trenchant enemy in the Middle East: Iran. Iran has been a determined ideological foe of the United …

Gaming Iran
By Myk(Myk)
The Petreus report is due tomorrow which could basically lay justification for a war with Iran. Like Galrahn says…mind the leaves, however at the same time be aware the Iran has been up to no good for a long time and we’ve got an …

UN nuclear chief hails deal with Iran at IAEA meeting
Xinhua – China
10 (Xinhua) — UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Monday that
the disputed deal reached last month between Iran and International Atomic
Energy …

Scholar Held in Iran Returns to Work in DC
Esfandiari was in Iran to visit her mother. She said she never really
understood why she and the others were arrested. She spent many hours
trying to …

Petraeus says Iran weapons flow into Iraq rising
Reuters – USA… Petraeus said of weapons flows, citing increased attacks by one type of
roadside bomb technology and rockets that US military officials link to
Iran. …

Netanyahu: Squeeze Iran with sanctions
Jerusalem Post – Israel
By AMIR MIZROCH “We cannot wait for them [Iran] to obtain nuclear weapons;
we must prevent it now. This has to be the focus of all responsible
countries,” …

Cooperate quickly with UN inspectors, US tells Iran
VIENNA (AFP) — The United States and UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei
closed ranks Monday in urging Iran to meet a timetable to resolve key
nuclear …

Date: 10 September 2007

Iran claims shelling is response to cross border attacks
Iran has justified its shelling of border villages in northern Iraq by saying it was responding to attacks by Kurdish rebel groups who are based in the area. Iran’s deputy foreign minister Mohammad R. Baqiri told a diplomatic conference …

Andy Baldwin Dating Miss Iran
By Consuela B.
Andy Baldwin Dating Miss Iran – PIC. I guess that’s why The Bachelor’s Andy Baldwin called off the engagement to the show’s winner, Tessa Horst … he’s dating former Miss Iran, Sepideh Haftgoli. Sunday the couple was spotted in an LA …

The Audacity of Iran
By Jonathan Schanzer
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports today that Iran plans to vie for one of the temporary seats on the UN Security Council that will be vacant in September 2009. Iran’s timing is a little off. According to AFP, President Mahmoud …

The United States and “Regime Change” in Iran
By Yoshie(Yoshie)
In an effort to head off such a popular uprising and discredit pro-democracy leaders and their supporters, Iran’s reactionary leadership has been making false claims, aired in detail in a series of television broadcasts during the third …

UN Atomic Chief Calls for Pause in Iran Sanctions (Update3)
Bloomberg – USA
10 (Bloomberg) — United Nations atomic agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei
called on the Security Council to take a ``timeout’’ from sanctions and for
Iran to …

US plans base on Iraq-Iran border
BBC News – UK
The US military is planning to build its first base near Iraq’s border with
Iran in order to curb the alleged flow of weapons to Shia militants in
Iraq. …

Politicus: America’s misplaced hopes on Russia
International Herald Tribune – France
By John Vinocur WASHINGTON: Suppose the Russians, as Iran’s monopoly
supplier of nuclear wherewithal, decided they could live with a few atomic
weapons in …

Israel wants US pension funds to shun Iran-linked firms: Netanyahu
HERZLIYA, Israel (AFP) — Israel is aiming to get powerful US pension
funds to sell their holdings in European companies doing business with Iran
as a way to …

Was a Covert Attempt to Bomb Iran with Nuclear Weapons foiled by a …
By The Canadian
Critically exploring whether or not there was a covert attempt to instigate a catastrophic nuclear war against Iran is illuminated through an introduction using the recent B-52 Incident. On August 30, a B-52 bomber armed with five …

Senators Up “Democracy Promotion” Funding in Foreign Ops Bill
By Carah Ong(Carah Ong)
“Dissidents and democrats in Iran today are under attack by their own Government. The question before this Congress is whether we are going to stand with them in solidarity or whether we will turn away our heads. …

Meanwhile, Back In Iran…
By EvilPoet(EvilPoet)
The Pentagon is preparing to build a base near the Iraq-Iran border in an effort to stem the flow of “advanced Iranian weaponry” to Shiite militants in Iraq, according to Monday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal. …

Iran News Round Up
Iran urges IAEA to be realistic.”We hope that the decisions and statements that will be issued by the board to be more adaptive with existing realities.”Larijani: Enrichment suspension is unacceptable. More.ElBaradei to defend his Iran …

IAEA Board Meets; Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions On The Agenda
Vienna, Austria — The US is urging Iran to cooperate with an investigation into its past nuclear activities. The chief US delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Gregory Schulte, says even full compliance would not be …

Changing course on Iran
By Abbas Edalat and Mehrnaz Shahabi
The British government and the EU must insist that the IAEA-Iran agreement be given time to work, without any act of sabotage by the US.

IAEA Governors Meeting To Discuss Iran’s Nuclear Program
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – Prague,Czech Republic
The meeting will focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The United States and
European Union are pursuing a new round of sanctions on Iran, saying that
Tehran …

Ahmadinejad: Iran not to give up nuclear plans
Al-Bawaba – Amman,Jordan
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that the enemies of the
Iranian nation should know that the nation will not withdraw from its
peaceful …

10 killed in road accident in Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
AP TEHRAN, Iran: At least ten people were killed and another two injured
early Monday in a road accident in Iran, the state television reported. …

Iran steps up crackdown against ‘immoral’ activity
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran is pressing on with one of its toughest moral
crackdowns in years, warning tens of thousands of women over slack dress,…

A Persian paradox: An accidental tourist in Iran
By Ousama
In the name of God, the compassionate and the merciful, welcome to this Iran Air flight to Esfahan.” To say that I am a nervous flyer would be an understatement. Channel: Travel Tags: Iran A Persian paradox.

IAEA Daily Press Review – 10 September 2007
ElBaradei to Defend Iran Plan At IAEA Governors Meet The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog will tell skeptical nations on its governing board this week Iran’s pledge of atomic transparency should be given a chance to work, not dismissed …

Iraq security part of Iran security
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
At Baghdad Neighbors Conference, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister,
Mohammad-Reza Baqeri, says security in Iraq is part of security in Iran…

Mars, Venus and Iran
Wall Street Journal – USA
If Europeans sometimes seem of two (or more) minds about Iran’s nuclear
aspirations, that’s because they are. A pair of surveys released last week
reflect a …

UPDATE 1-Iran-Turkey pipeline blast cuts gas flow -source
Reuters UK – UK
ANKARA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – A large explosion on a pipeline bringing
natural gas from Iran to Turkey halted supplies late on Sunday, a Turkish
energy …

Nuclear-Iran proof of Iranians power, enemies inability: president
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Sunday that Iran’s nuclear power
has proved both inability of the enemies and the power of the Iranian
nation. …

Pentagon planning base near Iraq-Iran border – report
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pentagon is preparing to build a military base
near the Iraq-Iran border to try to curtail the flow of advanced Iranian
weaponry to …

Iran spy post heightens Gulf tension with US
By (phoenix80)
Sunday Telegraph Iran has established a sophisticated spying operation at the head of the Gulf in a move which has significantly heightened tensions in its standoff with the United States. Age of the cyber spy The operation, …

Pentagon ‘three-day blitz’ plan for Iran
By webglobe
THE Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert. Alexis Debat, director of terrorism …

US Base to Be Built on Iran’s Border
By calgal
The US is planning to build a base on the Iraq-Iran border, to interdict weaponry coming into Iraq from Iran. It is scheduled for completion by November, and planners are uncertain as to whether it will be one of the bases the US …

Iran upgrading its US F-14s, testing GPS-guided smart bombs
By (phoenix80)
LONDON — Iran says it has succeeded both in restoring its F-14 fighter-jet fleet to operational service and in developing its own GPS-guided smart bomb. Industry sources said Iranian defense firms have been overhauling and upgrading …

Iran Attack Likely Within A Year
Ron Paul explained on the Alex Jones radio show today that the West may attack Iran within a year. According to him, the Neo-cons are waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike while continually trying to add Iran’s Revolutionary …
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Five Easy Pieces to Iran
By Reggie
At we thought an attack against Iran would begin sooner, but apparently the thugs in Washington still have some glitches to work out. But it’s time to get the lap dogs in the media to soften up the public for a new …

A Grand Bargain with Iran
The specter of a nuclear Iran haunts Arabs and Israelis alike, but it is the United States and Israel that are the driving force behind efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The America-Iran-Israel triangle is where the clue to …

Iran rejects ‘impossible’ nuclear suspension
ABC Online – Australia
By Africa correspondent Andrew Geoghegan Iran’s top nuclear negotiator says
it is “impossible” for Tehran to yield to the key Western demand over its…

Iran, Russia still talking on nuclear plant completion
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran on Sunday said it was still holding discussions with
Russia to agree a date for the completion of its first nuclear power plant,…

Iran is nothing like the image presented in US narratives
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
By The Daily Star American pundits and policymakers tend to betray a
stunning level of ignorance about Iran. Scores of them have made doomsday
predictions …

Iran, Iraq review expansion of mutual cooperation
Islamic Republic News Agency – Tehran,Iran
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab- African Affairs Mohammad Reza
Baqeri conferred here on Sunday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hushyar Zebari
on current …

The Syrian riddle
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
Fear that Hezbollah’s gains would strengthen the hold of Iran and the
groups that benefit from its protection and funding led the Middle East’s…

Iran urges Saudi Arabia to net extremists
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
TEHRAN: Iran has urged Saudi Arabia to crack down on religious extremism
following reports of anti-Shiite sermons by Saudi preachers, the official
IRNA news …

Iran rejects ‘impossible’ nuclear suspension
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator says it is “impossible” for Tehran to yield to the key Western demand over its nuclear program, even if the UN Security Council imposes further sanctions.

Will the US Really Bomb Iran? – A. Cockburn
Despite the unending stream of stories across the months announcing that an attack on Iran is on the way, I’ve had my doubts, but you’d be foolish to bet that an attack on Iran won’t happen.



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