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Iran Newslinks 1-3 October 2007

Date: 3 October 2007

Diplomacy Better Than War With Iran
Korea Times – South Korea
By John M. Crisp Few prospects are more disturbing than an Iran armed with
nuclear weapons, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to New
York did …

Is the US planning to strike Iran?
By Jack Jacobs It has been said before: from any standpoint, Iran is among
the most dangerous countries on the face of the earth. …

Iran must provide nuke programme details by November: ElBaradei
Times of India – India
LONDON: Iran must provide key details on its nuclear programme by late
November or its unwillingness to work with the international community will
backfire, …

Russian Roulette on Iran
Wall Street Journal – USA
By MICHAEL RUBIN Last week, the United States turned to the United Nations
in an attempt to increase pressure on Iran. The US wanted to expand
sanctions …

Venezuela, US Talk, Ties Still Strained
The Associated Press –
But he said there were deep-rooted divisions between the two governments,
citing the nuclear dispute with Iran as a key source of friction. …

Let’s Call Iran ‘Guards’ By Real Name — Terrorists
Wall Street Journal – USA
27 editorial “Bush and Iran” states that the Bush administration seemed
prepared last month to name the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as
a …

Iran prosecution worthwhile even if it fails: Labor
ABC Online – Australia
Labor says a proposal to lobby for Iran’s President to be prosecuted by the
International Criminal Court should be seriously considered as a way of
putting …

US to Attack Iran?
While it is unlikely that America’s Gulf allies would join any US air strike against suspected nuclear targets in Iran, their co-operation might be required to allow passage of warplanes though their airspace. …

News from Iran
By Nader Uskowi(Nader Uskowi)
The winds of war continued to dominate the media coverage in Iran. Many stories on the subject originally reported in Western media were covered by the local media. The worsening relations between Iran and US, especially after the US …

This time, Iran is in their cross hairs
By Jim McDermott(Washblog)
Journalist Tim Shipman at the Telegraph in London writes: “American diplomats have been ordered to compile a dossier detailing Iran’s violations of international law. Some US diplomats believe the exercise…will boost calls for …

On Challenging Iran, Or, My Letter To Senator Murray
By fake consultant(fake consultant)
I have recently cosponsored two bills to address Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons and support for terrorism in the Middle East. S. 970, the Iran Counter-Proliferation Act, introduced in March 2007, would tighten sanctions …

Iran college asks Bush to speak
BBC News – UK
She said Mr Bush might have considered the invitation if Iran allowed
freedom of expression, did not have nuclear ambitions, and did not threaten
Israel. …

Iran Revolutionary Guards’ Role Growing
The Associated Press –
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They own car factories and construction firms,
operate newspaper groups and oil fields and increasingly, serve in
parliament or become …

Iran’s Nuclear Issue Still Alive
Voice of America – USA
Many nations are trying to convince Iran to comply with the demands of the
United Nations Security Council and suspend work on technologies that can
be used …

Doubts persist on Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline
Hindustan Times – India
Pakistan and Iran might have agreed on constructing a gas pipeline between
the two countries but the deal is far from being signed, sealed and
delivered. …

Iran’s nuclear dossier a criterion for changing world system
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN — Today Iran’s nuclear dossier is considered an important factor
in changing the current world system from a bipolar system into a
multi-polar one, …

Date: 2 October 2007

US demonization campaign targets Iran’s leader
By Mazda Majidi
Over the last week, the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been the subject of a relentless attack by the various arms of the US ruling class. The Bush administration and its officials, candidates of the two capitalist class …

Iran and The Gays
By Andrew Sullivan
A superb piece by Bret Stephens. It completely maddens me to see the double standards of the pc left on this stuff. But I also have to say that it saddens me that a defense of gay people on the right tends to come only when criticizing …

Stopping War with Iran
By Mike Lux
For those of us who care passionately about stopping war with Iran, Hillary Clinton’s co-sponsorship of the Webb Amendment prohibiting the use of funds for military operations in Iran is a very big deal. The fact that she voted for the …

Iran News – Breaking World Iran News – The New York Times
World news about Iran. Breaking news and archival information about its
people, politics and economy from The New York Times.

Hillary Clinton To Co-Sponsor Webb Legislation On Iran
By Logan Murphy
Given recent reports about Administration military planning toward Iran and to ensure that Congress plays a proper role in the authorization of any potential military force, today I have added myself as a co-sponsor of a bill introduced …

Tough welcome at Columbia for Iran’s Ahmadinejad
USA Today – USA
There was even some derisive laughter when Ahmadinejad was asked about
repression of homosexuals in Iran and denied there were any gay people in
his country …

FM: Australia not to be involved in any military action on Iran
Xinhua – China
Downer said that he will not believe the United States is planning to
invade Iran, but if the United States did pursue that path, Australia would
not follow …

The Day After We Bomb Iran
There’s a raging debate within the Bush administration, the punditocracy, and the blogosphere about whether or not it is time to bomb Iran. While this conversation scares small children (and other sane people), most of the focus has …

Ellsberg: Attacking Iran will complete the US conversion to a …
By mlyon01
Editor’s Note: Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department analyst who leaked the secret Pentagon Papers history of the Vietnam War, offered insights into the looming war with Iran and the loss of liberty in the United States at an …

Iran university invites Bush
The head of Ferdowsi University in Iran’s second city of Mashhad, one of
the oldest universities in the country, said Bush should visit to answer
questions …
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France urges sanctions moves to pressure Iran
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
Kouchner told Europe 1 radio that the situation in Iran was dangerous and
that a nuclear-armed Iran would make the situation in the Middle East even
more …

Iran gets over 85 pct oil income in non-US currencies
Reuters UK – UK
“Iran is selling about 85 percent of its oil in the non-dollar currencies,”
state television quoted Mohammad Ali Khatibi, deputy director of
international …

Ahmadinejad’s in denial: I’ma gay who’s out in Iran
Houston Chronicle – United States
By AMIR “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. … In
Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we
have it. …

The Day After We Bomb Iran
Yahoo! News – USA
There’s a raging debate within the Bush administration, the punditocracy,
and the blogosphere about whether or not it is time to bomb Iran. …

Iran Plans
By Laila Lalami
I was repeatedly cautioned, in interviews, that the President has yet to issue the “execute order” that would be required for a military operation inside Iran, and such an order may never be issued. But there has been a significant …

US military, CIA terrorists: Iran
Hindu – Chennai,India
FIGHTING FIT: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard special forces participate
in military manoeuvres at an undisclosed location near the Gulf Sea in this
April …

Iran-Pakistan peace pipeline agreements unchangeable
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN (PIN) – Iranian oil minister’s special envoy for peace pipeline
talks here Monday said Iran-Pakistan agreements including the price article
were …

US plan for air strikes on Iran ‘backed by Brown’
Independent – London,England,UK
By Leonard Doyle in Washington A plan by the Bush administration to launch
surgical strikes on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has won the support of

OPINION: So what about Iran? —Uri Avnery
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
Whoever pushes for war against Iran will come to regret it. Some adventures
are easy to get into but hard to get out of. The last one to find this out
was …

Israeli foreign minister calls for urgent UN action against Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
AP UNITED NATIONS: Israel’s foreign minister called for urgent UN action
against Iran over its alleged nuclear ambitions, criticizing countries that
have …

Iran’s role in Iraq too complex for academic shorthand
Boston Globe – United States
Three weeks ago, General David H. Petraeus, who has a doctorate in
international relations from Princeton University, said Iran seeks to use
some Shi’ite …

Iran’s Economic Suicide
Wall Street Journal – USA
As a result of the regime’s choices, Iran is headed toward isolation and
economic hardship. Through intense diplomacy, the United States and its
allies have …

Iran: Stepping Back From The Brink?
By natasha
Senator Clinton – who has been at the forefront of calling on President Bush to seek authorization from Congress before taking military action against Iran (Speech on the Senate Floor from February.) – said today, “In February, …

Bombing Iran
By Kevin Drum
BOMBING IRAN…The Washington Post’s Dana Priest opines that if the White House decides to bomb Iran, “the military would revolt and there would be no pilots to fly those missions.” Matt Yglesias isn’t convinced:It’s important to avoid …

Iran So Far Away
By maryh
Andy Samberg and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sittin’ in a tree…

White House dismisses report of Iran attack plans
The White House today is dismissing the report of a seasoned journalist that the Bush administration, intent on attacking Iran, has shifted its target from a developing nuclear program in Iran to the supply lines of Iranians reinforcing …

Date: 1 October 2007

US reiterates diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear issue
Xinhua – China
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) — The United States reiterated Monday that it
will seek a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear issue after the New
Yorker …

Israeli foreign minister calls for urgent UN action against Iran
International Herald Tribune – France
AP UNITED NATIONS: Israel’s foreign minister called Monday for urgent UN
action against Iran over its alleged nuclear ambitions, criticizing
countries that …

Bush vs. Iran: To bomb or not to bomb
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Technically, as a sovereign nation, Iran has a right, of course, to develop
its defense resources, even if that means producing its own nuclear
weapons. …

By Josh Marshall
[T]he plain and brutal truth is that if Iran is to be prevented from developing a nuclear arsenal, there is no alternative to the actual use of military force.” Podhoretz concluded, “I pray with all my heart” that President Bush “will …

Bombing Iran? Please, Don’t Be Ridiculous.
By Hunter
The focus has shifted from a broad bombing attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities to “surgical” strikes again Revolutionary Guard Corps facilities in Tehran and elsewhere. A shift from emphasis on nuclear facilities to attacks on the …

Military opposing Iran war
By John
Finally, its forces broken in Iraq, the US military is standing up to Bush on starting yet another undeclared and unconstitutional war, this time against Iran. All American military officers take oaths to follow the US Constitution, …

The major world powers plan new sanctions against Iran while …
Jewish Telegraphic Agency – New York,NY,USA
“In view of the fact that Iran has not fulfilled the requirements of UN
Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747, including the suspension of its

US garners support for strike on Iran
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
AUSTRALIA, Britain and Israel have reportedly “expressed interest” in a US
campaign to launch surgical bombing raids on Iran targeting Revolutionary
Guard …

No change in Pakistan gas deal if India joins – Iran
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Details of a pipeline deal for Pakistan to buy gas from
Iran will remain as agreed by the two countries last week, even if India
decides …

Hersh: Bush admin planning ‘surgical’ strikes in Iran
By Carpetbagger
The focus of the plans had been a broad bombing attack, with targets including Iran’s known and suspected nuclear facilities and other military and infrastructure sites. Now the emphasis is on “surgical” strikes on Revolutionary Guard …

P5+2 Statement on Iran
By Pierre DUPONT
We seek a negotiated solution that would address the international community’s concerns over Iran’s nuclear program. We reiterate our commitment to see the proliferation implication of Iran’s nuclear program resolved, and have therefore …

Neocons Pushing Bush to Bomb Iran
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Hating Iran
By TigerHawk(TigerHawk)
Britsh MPs visiting the Pentagon to discuss America’s stance on Iran and Iraq were shocked to be told by one of President Bush’s senior women officials: “I hate all Iranians.”… The all-party group of MPs say Debra Cagan, …

Painting Iran prez as madman is counterproductive
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Ahmadinejad’s remark at Columbia about there being no homosexuals in Iran
showed a certain lack of touch with reality. But think of all the goofy
things …

US said mulling ‘surgical’ strikes on Revolutionary Guards in Iran
Ha'aretz – Tel Aviv,Israel
By Bradley Burston The New Yorker magazine reported Monday that the US
defense chiefs have drawn up new plans for a possible attack on Iran,
shifting the …

Iran MPs want to shut down Benetton stores
TEHRAN (AFP) — A group of prominent MPs have called for the Italian
clothing retailer Benetton to quit Iran, saying its fashions are a bad
influence on …

Iran News Round Up
Blowback: Iran continues to see propaganda victory for itself in Senate endorsement of Biden plan.Criticism of Biden plan enables Iran to repair the damage in its relations with Iraqis by becoming the champion rather than adversary of …

Iran says agreement with IAEA not delaying tactic
Xinhua – China
Larijani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said Iran
was open to “ideas being put on the table” in his upcoming talks with the

Washington’s Debate: What To Do With Iran?
CBS News – New York City,NY,USA
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks to the media during a news
briefing upon his arrival at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Friday,
Sept. …

Richardson Says War With Iran Is Unwise
The Associated Press –
Richardson, also the governor New Mexico, pointed to a 76-22 vote in the
Senate last week on a resolution urging the State Department to designate
Iran’s …

Iran says it ready to help US stabilise Iraq – paper
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
LONDON (Reuters) – Iran will help the United States stabilise neighbouring
Iraq if Washington sets out a timetable for a withdrawal of its troops, …

‘US plan to bomb Iran’
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia, Britain and Israel have “expressed interest” in a US campaign to
launch “surgical” bombing raids on Iran targeting the Revolutionary Guard

The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran & the US (video link; transcript)
By dandelionsalad
In a speech at Columbia University, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended Iran’s right to nuclear power but denied Iran was seeking to build nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad’s appearance sparked widespread protests at Columbia. …

Hersh: Bush administration shifting Iran attack plans
Seymour Hersh, the prize-winning journalist who has written of the Bush administration’s inside planning for an assault against Iran, returns with a new look in The New Yorker magazine at what he calls a shifting strategy — a changing …

Why Bush Can/Will Attack Iran—Part II
By 5th Estate(Cernig)
Bush may well have made the decision to attack Iran already—he just needs the time to execute the decision whilst pretending that he’s still just thinking about it, as he did with Iraq ( I’ll get to the logistics that affect the …

Shifting Targets – The Administration’s plan for Iran
In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an increasing degree, as a strategic battle between the United States and Iran. …

The Administration’s plan for Iran By Seymour M. Hersh
By dandelionsalad
In a series of public statements in recent months, President Bush and members of his Administration have redefined the war in Iraq, to an increasing degree, as a strategic battle between the United States and Iran. …

Sy Hersh on Bush and Iran: Shifting targets: New Propaganda push …
By John Amato
Bush feels that using the nuclear threat as the reason to bomb Iran has failed miserably so they switched talking points and are going to say they are defending themselves against Iranian meddling in Iraq. We told you so… …


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