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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...

2008-07-02 18:00:10

Diplomacy is the preferred option to diffuse Israeli-Iranian tensions over Iran's nuclear program, Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, said. Mullen, who just returned from a trip to Israel and Europe, said during a news briefing Wednesday he wouldn't discuss specifics about speculation surrounding whether Israel would attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Mullen said concern exists about the overall stability level in the Middle East. From a U.S. perspective, opening up...

2008-07-02 09:00:00

Text of report by Iraj Jamshidi of the political desk headlined: "The breeze of peace in Washington-Tehran stormy relations" published by Iranian newspaper E'temad website on 26 June Can one see any glimmer of hope behind the black clouds that these days have covered Iran's relations with the West, especially with America, over the issue of the nuclear file? On Monday this week [23rd June 2008] the influential American newspaper, the Washington Post, published a report about the American...

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...

2008-06-25 06:02:24

By David Miliband I was asked this question repeatedly when I was in the United States last month. We've been pursuing the diplomatic track for several years, we've had four Security Council resolutions, and yet the Iranian regime is still busy installing new centrifuges. The diplomatic track has to work - the alternatives are appalling. And I believe that our Iran policy can still work. The Iranian regime may believe that time is on their side, but the state of the Iranian economy...

2008-06-24 15:00:00

By CONSTANT BRAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium EU nations approved new sanctions Monday against Iran, imposing additional financial and travel restrictions on a list of Iranian companies and experts including the country's largest bank. But don't expect the EU, China, Russia or the U.S. to agree anytime soon to tougher sanctions that would ban oil and gas exports from Tehran in response to its nuclear program plans. European Union officials stressed the importance of the...

2008-06-24 02:29:28

The United States welcomes the European Union's imposition Monday of further sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said. The 27-member EU voted in Brussels to freeze all assets of Bank Melli, Iran's largest bank, and invoked travel restrictions on high-level experts connected to Iran's nuclear program, the BBC and other media reported. The action is meant to penalize Iran for refusing to give up its nuclear aspirations, which Tehran maintains are of a non-military nature....

2008-06-23 12:00:11

By Helene Cooper Sophia Kishkovsky contributed reporting from Moscow. * For more than five years now, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have made it clear that they did not want to leave office with Iran any closer to possessing nuclear weapons than when they took office. "The nations of the world must not permit the Iranian regime to gain nuclear weapons," Bush said in February 2006. The United States is prepared to use its naval power "to prevent Iran from...

2008-06-22 12:00:08

A team of U.N. investigators set out Sunday to visit a Syrian desert complex attacked by Israeli warplanes as a suspected nuclear reactor site. The mission by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency to Al Kibar will examine what, if any, evidence remains there of possible nuclear activity, Alalam Satellite TV reported. Nine months after the September Israeli bombing, U.S. officials passed on satellite images to the IAEA they said supported Israel's contention Syria was using the...


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