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2008-07-10 00:00:10

WASHINGTON _ Iran's test-firing of missiles Wednesday, just as it is showing more interest in dialogue about its nuclear enrichment program, highlighted the mixed messages that pose a dilemma for the U.S. as it weighs how to approach a country moving ever closer to becoming a nuclear power. In a show of strength and readiness, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard reportedly launched nine mid- to long-range ballistic missiles in the Strait of Hormuz, including one that could reach Israel and U.S....

2008-06-25 15:02:22

Iran's Majlis (parliament) speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday warned the Western governments of anti-Iran provocation and urged them to take the warning made by the UN nuclear agency chief, Mohamed ElBaradei seriously. "A little time was left for having interaction with Iran," Larijani said referring to the lack of confidence created by recent acts of Western powers. "The final whistle is going to be blown for your defeated game," the speaker said criticizing the Western governments for what...

2008-06-25 09:02:31

Text of analysis by Parviz Esma'ili on "Note" column headlined: "An analysis of the new 5+1 Group's package" published by Iranian newspaper Javan on 16 June "The recent visit by Javier Solana, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs, to Tehran and submitting the proposed package by the group of 5+1 may be analyzed from different angles. By examining this package that has been brought to Tehran following the official package of proposals submitted earlier on by Iran, the...

2008-06-14 09:00:03

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 June [Female presenter] Iran's foreign minister [Manuchehr Mottaki] has received the proposed package by 5+1 group through Javier Solana, the EU foreign affairs' chief. After receiving the package, Mr Mottaki said that naturally Iran's response to the proposed package by 5+1 will be in accordance to their response to Iran's proposed package. He said that Iran's proposed package has been welcomed by many countries in the world. He added...

2006-09-06 05:55:15

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday Iran could not be allowed to harm the United Nations by pursuing its nuclear programme, but Russia said any economic sanctions must rule out the use of force against the Islamic Republic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments are among the strongest from any European leader since Iran rejected a U.N. demand for it to halt uranium enrichment in exchange for an offer of economic and political incentives. "Iran's...

2006-09-06 05:41:02

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday Iran could not be allowed to harm the United Nations by pursuing its nuclear programme, but Russia said any economic sanctions must rule out the use of force against the Islamic Republic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments are among the strongest from any European leader since Iran rejected a U.N. demand for it to halt uranium enrichment in exchange for an offer of economic and political incentives. "Iran's...

2006-09-06 04:54:44

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Crucial nuclear talks between the European Union and Iran were in doubt on Wednesday as the two sides were still wrangling over a date and venue amid a growing war of nerves over Tehran's atomic ambitions. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had been tentatively expected to meet in Vienna on Wednesday but officials on both sides said no date and place had yet been agreed. Solana and Larijani agreed by telephone...

2006-09-05 12:10:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it still wanted big powers to negotiate with Iran even after Tehran defied a U.N. deadline to stop enriching uranium. The Chinese stance, echoing Russia, underlined obstacles to a U.S.-led push for consideration of sanctions against Iran in the U.N. Security Council where Beijing and Moscow wield vetoes. Washington's EU allies, also hesitant about sanctions, were looking to talks this week to explore hints by Iran that it could...

2006-09-05 09:01:34

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it still wanted big powers to negotiate with Iran even after Tehran defied a U.N. deadline to stop enriching uranium, which the West fears could yield atomic bombs. The Chinese stance, echoing Russia, underlined obstacles to a U.S.-led push for consideration of sanctions against Iran in the U.N. Security Council where Beijing and Moscow wield vetoes. The remarks came as Washington's EU allies, also hesitant about sanctions,...

2006-09-04 19:13:51

By Odai Sirri DOHA (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the world on Monday to avoid confrontation with Iran over its nuclear goals, after Tehran told him it wanted a negotiated solution but would not halt uranium enrichment before any talks. But Germany said that if talks between the EU foreign policy chief and Iran's top nuclear negotiator failed to persuade Iran to change its behavior, further negotiations would be pointless and U.N. Security Council action would...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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