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IRAN test-fired nine long and medium-range missiles yesterday, during war games that officials said aimed to show the country can retaliate against any US or Israeli attack, state television reported.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Iran's missile test on Wednesday proves "there is a real threat," but he downplayed the possibility of war.
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.
By ED JAMES IRAN'S president said yesterday that he does not see the possibility of a war with the United States or Israel, dismissing military threats by the two countries as a "funny joke".
WASHINGTON _ Iran simultaneously test-fired at least nine medium- and long-range missiles early Wednesday, a fiery warning to the United States and Israel against attacking the country over its suspected nuclear ambitions.
By Vijay Joshi Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sees no possibility of a war between his country and the United States or Israel. He also predicted Israel would collapse without Iranian action.
There has been a flurry of speculation in Washington about whether President Bush will authorize an attack on Iran's nuclear sites before his term ends. Sy Hersh has a new piece in the New Yorker detailing Bush's authorization of escalated covert ops against Iran.
By Elaine Sciolino Iran formally responded Friday to a proposal of incentives aimed at resolving the impasse over the country's nuclear program, European officials said.
Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website United Nations, New York, 3 July: Iran has always been part of the solution to regional problems in the past 30 years, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday [3 July].
WASHINGTON _ The words Wednesday from Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were notable for their blunt pragmatism: an Israeli airstrike on Iran would be high risk and could destabilize the region, leading to political and economic chaos. On Iran's western border, the U.S.
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