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Bombing Iran: The Clamor Persists
Listening to the questions asked of Gen. David Petraeus in the Senate Thursday, you might think the U.S. was headed for a new war in the Gulf. Senators from both sides of the aisle spent as much time asking him about Iran as they did about Iraq and Afghanistan. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut grilled Petraeus on Iran's anti-U.S. activities in the region. Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii plaintively asked about the utility of negotiations with Iran. And Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia pressed Petraeus on what he meant by the need to "counter malign Iranian iChina, .nfluence" and the "consequences for its illegitimate influence in the region."

China & Russia Rule Out Military Actions on Iran
BEIJING -- China and Russia on Friday called on all parties to refrain from military and extreme actions against Iran. "China and Russia propose the Iranian nuclear issue be resolved through dialogue and equal consultation," said a joint statement signed by Chinese President Hu Jintao and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday

Does Iran pose a danger to British interests? 24/05/2008

Iran has secretly paid insurgents in Iraq to kill British soldiers, according to Government documents obtained by the Sunday Telegraph. Tensions are rising between Iran and the international community .The report comes as tensions are rising between Iran and the international community over Tehran's refusal to cooperate with a UN investigation into the country's nuclear programme. Does Iran pose a legitimate threat to Britain? Should the British Government treat the payments to insurgents as an act of aggression? If so, how should Britain react? If Iran is developing a nuclear weapons programme what will the consequences be, for the world and for Iran itself? Should the international community take action or is it wiser to take a diplomatic approach?

Generals criticize Iran but see better relations
By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer Fri May 23, 7:18 AM ET

WASHINGTON - Two of the U.S. military's most prominent voices on Middle East issues are holding out the prospect of improved relations with Iran despite tensions over its nuclear and military ambitions. Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, acting head of the U.S. Central Command, said in an Associated Press interview that Washington and Tehran could seek common ground on tough issues like combating the illicit drug trade in Afghanistan if Iran would stop its "malign activity" inside Iraq. And Army Gen. David Petraeus, who is expected to win Senate confirmation as the permanent head of Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that although Iran is fueling proxy wars in the Middle East he sees a possibility of "more constructive relations."

Iraqis hold posters of a radical anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr after prayers in the city of Kufa, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

Basra shooting strains truce between govt, militia AP - Fri May 23, 4:07 PM ET

BAGHDAD - Iraqi soldiers fired in the air over supporters of anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to prevent them from gathering for Muslim prayers Friday in the southern city of Basra, enraging the worshippers and straining a fragile truce with the government.

Pakistan May Turn Over U.S. 'Spies' to Iran Open this result in new window

  • ABC News - May 23 9:33 AM
    Iran says Jundullah militants, led by Abdel Malik Regi, are "spies" for the CIA.

Should we be surprised by the partiality of the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) Supreme Guide Mahdi Akif towards the Shia Lebanese Hezbollah with regards to the latest crisis in Lebanon?

By Mshari Al-Zaydi

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Iran Troops Kill Nine Kurd Rebels
TEHRAN -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards have killed nine Kurdish rebels, five of them women, in clashes in West Azarbaijan province near the border with Turkey, reports said on Saturday. "Revolutionary Guards clashed with a 10-member team and nine were killed," Jomhuri Eslami newspaper said, describing the rebels as "members of a military arm of the PJAK terrorist group."
A US military helicopter fires flares while flying over the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday, May 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Ceerwan Aziz, Pool)
US ambassador: al-Qaida close to defeat in Iraq AP - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago

BAGHDAD - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his moves to rein in Shiite and Sunni militant groups.

Israeli Suspected of Espionage Links with Iran
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian-born Israeli was charged in Israel on Sunday with passing sensitive information to Iran, Israel's Shin Bet counter-intelligence agency said

Iran Hails "Strategic" Syria Ties
TEHRAN -- Iran's defense minister hailed his country's "strategic ties" with Syria on Sunday, just days after Israel called on Damascus to distance itself from Tehran, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported

Iran Conservatives Tap Ex-Nuclear Chief As Speaker
TEHRAN -- The conservative bloc dominating Iran's new parliament has chosen former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani as its candidate for speaker, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. IRNA said conservatives MPs parliament chose Larijani by 161 votes against 50 for the incumbent Gholam Ali Hadad Adel, who is also a conservative

Iran has secretly paid Iraqi insurgents hundreds of thousands of American dollars to kill British soldiers, according to a leaked government document obtained by The Telegraph. The allegations are contained in a confidential "field report" written by a British officer who served in Basra during one of the most dangerous periods of the conflict. The report, which has never been made public, shows the full level of Iran's involvement in the insurgency for the first time.

By Sean Rayment

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