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2008-07-10 03:00:10

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI London/New Delhi, 9 July: Free from the clutches of the Left, the United Progressive Alliance [UPA] government Wednesday [9 July] moved ahead on the Indo-US nuclear deal when it approached the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] for circulating the draft nuclear safeguards accord to its Board of Governors for approval. "At the request of the Government of India, the IAEA Secretariat today circulated to members of the IAEA board of governors...

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....

2008-07-09 21:00:10

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". President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also called for confidence- building by the next US administration, saying it should make up for the "domineering hegemony" of President George Bush and rebuild America's reputation in the eyes of the world. "Today, the government of the United States is on the...

2008-07-09 21:00:04

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. The desert launches of the missiles, a type of which is believed capable of hitting Israel, was the latest escalation in a duel of psychological and diplomatic warfare between Iran and major world powers. "This exercise was needed to practice how to deal a quick...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

The Iranian military reportedly test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including one that Tehran claims can reach Israel. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, meanwhile, said it was preparing for a military operation in the Persian Gulf, reported Press TV, Iran's official broadcaster. Rear Adm. Morteza Safari, IRGC navy commander, said many Iranian missiles and navy units were prepared to begin an exercise in the Strait of Hormuz to test the unit under war conditions. The missiles...

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2008-07-08 09:00:00

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. Israel's deputy prime minister Shaul Mofaz has warned that military action looks "unavoidable" given Iran's nuclear program. Israel recently carried out expanded air exercises over the Mediterranean. But the really interesting...

2008-07-06 09:00:08

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI By Ali Akbar Dareini The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Iran indicated Saturday that it has no plans to meet a key Western demand that it stop enriching uranium. That came a day after Tehran sent the European Union a response to an international offer of incentives for halting enrichment. The content of that response has not been made public and there was caution about the prospects of progress. "It was not something that made us jump up and down for joy," said...

2008-07-05 18:00:03

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. The response came in a letter signed by the Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, and handed to the office of the European Union foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, on Friday evening, said Cristina Gallach, Solana's spokeswoman. Officials declined to discuss the contents of the letter. Earlier Friday, the chief...

2008-07-05 15:00:03

Text of report by state-run Iranian TV channel two on 5 July [Narrator] At his press conference today, Government Spokesman Gholamhoseyn Elham said that Iran's nuclear stance has not changed. [Elham] The Islamic Republic of Iran's stance has not changed. The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to talk with different countries including the group of 5+1 countries within the framework of preservation of the rights of the great Iranian nation, and within the framework of international rules...

2008-07-03 09:00:27

By John Heilprin Associated Press NEW YORK -- Iran's top diplomat predicted Wednesday that the United States and Israel would not risk the "craziness" of attacking his country and possibly provoking a wider Middle East war or driving oil prices into uncharted heights. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in an interview with The Associated Press that he does not believe a military strike is looming while the U.S. economy is suffering and it is bogged down in a 7-year-old campaign in...