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Ahmadinejad: Israel Will Soon Disappear
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and reaffirmed his prediction that the Jewish state will soon be wiped off the map, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported Monday

Persian Three-Card Monte
Iran wants to have it both ways -- and they're getting it. In the one instance Tehran aims to convince its neighbors and the rest of the world it is the unjustified target of U.S. animosity. At the same time it clearly wants to gain power status internationally by aggressively pursuing economic and political objectives around the world.

Interview: Iran Needs to Come Clean on Nuclear Military Plans
David Albright, a leading expert on Iranian nuclear issues, says the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report (PDF) on Iran indicates that "the situation has gotten worse."

Iraqi Premier May Discuss Allegations in Iran Visit
BAGHDAD -- Iraq’s prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, has scheduled a visit to Iran later this week and is expected to broach a subject high on the agenda of American commanders here: the allegation that Iran is supporting the insurgency in Iraq with men and weapons.

Russia Can Be Part of the Answer on Iran

June 03, 2008 - The Wall Street Journal - Charles Schumer

Last month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran was installing an additional 6,000 centrifuges at Iran's main nuclear enrichment complex. The Bush administration in turn needs to use every diplomatic tool in its arsenal to halt Tehran's development of nuclear weapons.

By Charles Schumer - >Read the Article

Mugabe and Ahmadinejad Excluded from Dinner at UN Summit
The leaders of Zimbabwe and Iran were excluded from the opening dinner at a UN summit on rising food prices on Monday. Neither Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were invited. The official dinner was hosted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for heads of state attending the summit from 3-5 June.

Mugabe, Ahmadinejad Slammed for Attending U.N. Summit
ROME -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came under attack on Monday for attending a U.N. food summit, accused by Western leaders and rights groups of inflicting suffering on their own people

.A Waiting Game
What chance of progress in tackling Iran's nuclear programme?

War with Iran is On the Horizon
A once latent rivalry between Iran and Israel is now an open struggle for dominance in the Middle East. The result is surprising, if not bizarre, alliances: Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the American-backed, Shia-dominated Iraq are facing Israel, Saudi Arabia and most of the other Sunni Arab states, all of which feel existentially threatened by Iran's ascendance

A Critical Mess Over Iran
Obama and McCain say Iran must not get the bomb. They should read a new UN report.

Taqiyah Made in USA
One of the things that happen to adversaries in history is that, after a while, they start resembling one another.

Exclusive: Iran in Secret Talks With al Qaeda, U.S. Officials Say
Senior U.S. officials tell ABC News that in recent months there have been secret contacts between the Iranian government and the leadership of al Qaeda. It's a development that has caught the attention of top officials in the White House, the Pentagon and the intelligence community.


In an interview conducted on May 16, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told me that Tehran, not Libya, had ordered the bombing of Pan Am 103 in revenge for the downing of an Iranian civilian airliner by the USS Vincennes a few months earlier.

By Ludwig De Braeckeleer

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Iran Slams Iraq "Occupiers" at International Meeting
STOCKHOLM -- Iran said on Thursday it was keen to play a major role in the reconstruction of Iraq, and lambasted the United States and its allies for "mistaken policies" in its neighbour. Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, told an international conference on rebuilding Iraq that its "occupiers" had only made the situation worse.

Iran's Nuclear Threat will be First Test for New President
The slow disintegration of Israel’s Government makes it even less likely that it would attack Iran’s nuclear installations, a question that has arisen again this week after a new report cautioning that Tehran may be developing nuclear weapons. The likelihood that the US would take that course has also fallen in the past six months. The result is that the response to Iran’s determination to put nuclear weapons within reach looks more like being the first difficult decision facing the next US president, rather than the last, dramatic one of President Bush

U.S.-Iran Regional Power Plays Shift

May 30, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor - Scott Peterson
A string of events across the Middle East is shifting the US-Iran regional power play. The Iran-led "axis of resistance" arrayed against the US, its Western allies, and Israel may appear ascendant, but new chances for peace could also redefine the game in the US's favor.

Posted 27/5/2008 @ 20:11:39 GMT
Iran Pledges to Continue Support of Hamas
London -- Iran pledged to continue its military, financial, and moral support to the Hamas Movement even if Damascus abandons the latter, should a peace treaty be signed between Syria and Israel, the state of war and animosity between the two countries be ended by Israel handing the occupied Golan back to Syria, and the Syrian-Israeli border be declared secure and demilitarized. This statement was made by an Iranian source close to the talks that Hamas Movement Political Bureau Chief Khalid Mishal held in Tehran. more

For Oil-Rich Iran, Friends are Not Proving Hard to Find
Just weeks after Jakarta became the only United Nations security council member to abstain from the latest resolution on Tehran’s nuclear programme, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad feted his Indonesian counterpart as his “brother”.

Behind the Veil in Iran
When the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met his Indian counterpart Pratibha Patil, covered from head to toe in a beautiful silk sari, I sat intently watching his facial expressions on television.

Sudan Dismisses Egypt Claim of Iran Role in Rebel Attack
KHARTOUM -- Sudan and Darfur rebels on Tuesday dismissed as baseless a claim by an Egyptian state-run newspaper that Iran was behind a brazen rebel attack on Khartoum earlier this month.

Phoenix Mars Lander prepares to begin excavation

Several members of Iran's rapidly expanding underground church remained behind bars Sunday, May 25, as part of a police crackdown on Muslim converts to Christianity, several Christian sources said.

By BosNewsLife

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US is Unwise to Deny Iran's Key Role in Gulf
Over lunch last week in the United Arab Emirates, a friend from the emirate of Sharjah raised Senator Hillary Clinton’s proposal to extend a US “nuclear shield” over allies in the Gulf. “A shield?” he exclaimed. “To protect us against whom, the Iranians or the Americans?” I heard the same sentiment a few days later in Dubai, at the preview for a bustling auction of Iranian art ....

In the Drive''s Seat
Shortly before 10 A.M. on October 9, 2006, George W. Bush read a statement from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House. He fixed his face to look resolute. The previous day, in spite of its many promises over many years to discontinue its nuclear program, North Korea had tested a nuclear weapon

Reining in Iran
In an admirably straightforward report Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency asserted that Iran has failed to answer crucial questions about documents that suggest a military dimension to its nuclear program. At the least, the IAEA report gives the lie to Iran's claim that it has fully cooperated with the agency.

Iran's Failed 'Litmus Test'
Will there be consequences for Tehran's stonewalling of U.N. nuclear inspectors?

Iran and the Inspectors
Amid all of the White House’s saber-rattling, it is tempting to discount Iran’s genuine misbehavior. The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency is a grim reminder that Tehran is pressing ahead with its nuclear program, and the United States and its allies don’t have a strategy for containing it ....

In a report released this week, the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed "serious concern" that the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to conceal details of its nuclear weapons program, even as it defies U.N. demands to suspend its uranium enrichment program.

By Amir Taheri

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U.S. Commander: Iran War Would Be 'Disastrous'
The top U.S. Navy official in the Persian Gulf warned in an interview with ABC News that war with Iran would be "pretty disastrous," with "echoes and aftershocks" reverberating throughout the region.

Bolton: Iran Strike an Unattractive Last Resort
HAY-ON-WYE -- Military action against Iran would be a last resort but the United States and its allies have not done enough to promote the alternative, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday. John Bolton, who was a leading hawk in President George W. Bush's administration, told an audience at the Hay literary Festival that five years of "failed" negotiation with Iran over its nuclear program had left just two options for dealing with the issue -- regime change and use of force.

Iran, Syria Sign New Defense Agreement
Iran and Syria have signed a new agreement on expansion of military and technical cooperation on Wednesday, said Iranian media reports. "The two countries pledge their mutual support regarding territorial independence and integrity in terms of international and regional authorities," the state-run IRNA news agency reported

EU's Solana Congratulates Iran Assembly Speaker
Brussels -- EU foreign policy chief Javier Solona called Iran's new parliamentary speaker Wednesday to congratulate him on his appointment and confirmed plans to travel soon to Tehran, his spokeswoman said, cited by AFP

U.S.-Iran regional power plays shift

Iran's 'axis of resistance' may seem ascendant, but new chances for peace could redefine game in US's favor.

By Scott Peterson Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor : from the May 30, 2008 edition

VISIT: Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal spoke May 24 in Tehran, Iran, with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Hasan Sarbakhshian/AP

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Iran's reformers to U.S.: Let's talk

Ex-president Khatami says don't let hard-liners in US and Iran dictate the relationship.


Tehran, Iran - Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi are among several key Iranian public figures saying that only direct, unconditional talks with the US can ease spiraling tensions. Mr. Khatami – the reformist cleric who was twice elected in landslide victories – and Ms. Ebadi – a human rights lawyer who just launched a National Peace Council – are suggesting that hard-liners in the US and Iran should no longer dictate the terms of division. One Iranian analyst says: It's time to call the bluff on both sides – and talk.

Interview Transcript: with Ahmadi-Nejad's Right-hand Man
Officially only one of a number of advisers to Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Mojtaba Samareh-Hashemi is nevertheless described as the Iranian president’s “mentor” or at least his right-hand man. more

The Road to Peace in Iraq Runs Directly Through Tehran
Guessing whether Washington's Iran policy is moving nearer or farther from military attack is almost as hard as guessing what is going on in Tehran. A debate is under way in both capitals but the signals are obscure. As Winston Churchill purportedly said about power struggles in the Kremlin: "It's like watching two bloodhounds fighting under a carpet. You can detect a furious battle but you have no idea who's winning."

Drought Forces Power Cuts in Iran
Tehran -- Iran is facing a summer of power cuts after a severe drought slashed output from its hydroelectric power plants, the energy minister warned, according to press reports yesterday.

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