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2008-06-17 09:00:16

The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, June 16: ___ There's probably no one in the Western world who thinks Iran will suddenly slam into reverse its program of enriching uranium, which the International Atomic Energy Agency recently accused it of developing. It will take time to engage Iran, as Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told editorial writers last week. But, as he explained, there is no better alternative than...

2006-08-25 06:40:19

(Corrects first name of general in paragraph four) By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war. On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, General John Abizaid told reporters: "I think there has been great progress on the security front in Baghdad recently. We are very optimistic that the...

2006-08-25 07:07:34

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war. On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, General John Abizaid told reporters: "I think there has been great progress on the security front in Baghdad recently. We are very optimistic that the situation will stabilize." The U.S. military has sent...

2006-08-24 10:05:02

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war. On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, General John Abizaid told reporters: "I think there has been great progress on the security front in Baghdad recently. We are very optimistic that the situation will stabilize." The U.S. military has sent...

2006-08-24 09:04:03

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war. On a day when three car bombs and two roadside bombs killed four people and wounded 24 in the capital, General John Abizaid told reporters: "I think there has been great progress on the security front in Baghdad recently. We are very optimistic that the situation will stabilize." The U.S. military has sent...

2006-08-14 09:39:45

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - There is no evidence the Iranian government is stirring trouble in Iraq, a U.S. general said on Monday, playing down suggestions that Tehran will retaliate for U.S. backing of Israel's war on Hizbollah. "There is nothing that we definitively have found to say that there are any Iranians operating within the country of Iraq," Major General William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, told a news conference. U.S. officials have previously said the war...

2006-08-12 01:46:59

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pressing Shi'ite militias to step up attacks against the U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq told The New York Times in an interview. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also told the Times in Baghdad on Friday that Iran may foment even more violence as it faces off with the United States and United Nations over its nuclear program in the coming weeks. The newspaper reported on the interview in...

2006-08-11 23:59:09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran is pressing Shi'ite militias to step up attacks against the U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq told The New York Times in an interview. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad also told the Times in Baghdad on Friday Iran may foment even more violence as it faces off with the United States and United Nations over its nuclear program in coming weeks. The newspaper reported on the interview in Saturday...

2006-08-08 06:52:19

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq accused Iran on Tuesday of having forces in Iraq and said Tehran could use the war between Hizbollah militants and Israel in Lebanon to try and further destabilize the country. "The region is very much interconnected. What happened in Lebanon affects things here," Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit. "Iran ... has some forces here. There is the possibility that they might encourage those forces to...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'