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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Latest News from Iran

Iran's Influence on Najaf Worries Many Iraqis
The city of Najaf is poised to become a center of political and economic power as other cities in Iraq languish. But some Iraqis are wary of Iran's influence in the Shiite holy city. (Listen to the Morning Edition)
Iran President Touts Nuclear Progress
TEHRAN -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted yesterday that Iran is nearing the "peak" of its efforts to unlock the secrets of the atom and again ruled out suspending the nuclear program. But another Iranian official indicated that Russia continues to withhold key equipment to start up an almost-complete nuclear power plant near Bushehr,, evidence that Moscow retains important leverage over Tehran
Prelude to War
When he first provoked a confrontation with the United Nations over Iran's nuclear programme, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was visibly counting on a sharp but short clash that would strengthen the Islamic Republic in the long run.

UK Diplomat Rules Out War with Iran
A Senior British diplomat yesterday ruled out the possibility of an attack by the US or Israel on Iran over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme, saying the international community had been seeking a peaceful solution to the problem.un
vidence that Moscow retains important leverage over Tehran.

Let Iran Change on Its Own
Tehran, Iran -- With the U.S. presidential primary season in full swing, there's a lot of talk here about "change" vs. "competence" in leadership. Which does your country have more of? Is that a good thing?

Commission Bans Leading Feminist Magazine
Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance on 28 January to suspend the feminist monthly Zanan (“Women” in Farsi) for “publishing information detrimental to society’s psychological tranquillity.”

Five Hanged in Evin
Tehran -- Iran hanged five convicted murderers in Tehran's Evin prison on Wednesday, the Fars news agency reported, as curbs were imposed on executions being carried out in public.

Iran's Chief Judge Orders an End to Executions in Public
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's chief judge has ordered that executions will no longer take place in public, the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.

Britain Says U.N. Sanctions Have Hit Iran's Economy
UNITED NATIONS -- Two rounds of U.N. sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt sensitive nuclear activities have had an economic and political impact on the Islamic Republic, Britain's U.N. ambassador said on Wednesday

White House Criticizes Envoy Over Iran
WASHINGTON -- White House officials expressed anger on Tuesday about an appearance in which the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, sat beside the Iranian foreign minister at a panel of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday.

Spokesman: U.S. has not changed policy toward Iran
xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 31, 2008 WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The United States has not changed its policy toward Iran although its envoy was found sitting together with the Iranian foreign minister at an international panel, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Wednesday. Referring to reports that U.S....
US Dialogue with Iran Impossible, Says Jewish Leader
Rome -- Relations between the US and Iran were at a low point and dialogue was no longer possible, according to a key Jewish leader. The executive director of the American Jewish Committee, David Harris, said he found it difficult to accept that the US could negotiate with Iran until it halted its nuclear enrichment programme. "The situation has changed and dialogue is no longer possible," Harris told Adnkronos International (AKI) in an exclusive interview in Rome.

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