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Archive for May, 2009

The Iran Push Backfires

Posted by alanmirs on May 31, 2009


The Iran Push Backfires

How Netanyahu failed in Washington.

By Alon Pinkas | NEWSWEEK
Published May 30, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Jun 8, 2009
Even by the frenzied standards of Israeli politics, the recent meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama was unusual. Days after the confrontation between a popular, resoundingly victorious agent of change (Obama) and a neoconservative in his second stint as prime minister (Netanyahu), the Israeli media and chattering classes were still arguing over who had come out ahead
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Anti-Iran militia faces terrorist designation

Posted by alanmirs on May 31, 2009


Anti-Iran militia faces terrorist designation
 

US is weighing conciliatory step

By Farah Stockman  

Globe Staff / May 30, 2009

WASHINGTON – The State Department is seriously considering placing a shadowy anti-Iranian militant group on its terrorism list, a move that would send a conciliatory signal to Iran as the Obama administration is trying to restart diplomatic talks, according to US officials

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/05/30/anti_iran_militia_faces_terrorist_designation/

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Former diplomat: Iran won’t stop nuclear work

Posted by alanmirs on May 28, 2009


Former diplomat: Iran won’t stop nuclear work
Former French envoy to Tehran offers solution to nuclear crisis
By Borzou Daragahi
May 27, 2009
Reporting from Beirut — Short of the tremendous cost and risk of war, what would it take to get Iran to stop producing the nuclear material that one day could be used to build weapons?

The short answer, according to an emerging consensus among arms inspectors, diplomats and Iranian officials struggling with the issue of Iran’s nuclear program, is nothing

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Netanyahu to ‘give up outposts’ for US backing on Iran

Posted by alanmirs on May 26, 2009


Netanyahu to ‘give up outposts’ for US backing on Iran
By Yana Dlugy – 4 hours ago

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is willing to tear down settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank in return for US backing on its stance on arch-foe Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jqcyPEVpqP7COCrozIYHU3VzPCVQ

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Iran Test-Fires Missile With 1,200-Mile Range

Posted by alanmirs on May 21, 2009


Iran Test-Fires Missile With 1,200-Mile Range
Atta Kenare/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A crowd greeted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran as he arrived to speak about the test firing of a new missile on Wednesday during his visit to Semnan.

By DAVID E. SANGER and NAZILA FATHI

Published: May 20, 2009

WASHINGTON — Iran test-fired a sophisticated missile on Wednesday that was capable of striking Israel and parts of Western Europe, adding to concerns that Iran’s weapons-development program is fast outpacing the American-led diplomacy that President Obama has said he will let play out through the end of the year

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/world/middleeast/21iran.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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Iran assails West, Israel at talks on nuclear treaty

Posted by alanmirs on May 6, 2009


Iran assails West, Israel at talks on nuclear treaty
 
By Louis Charbonneau
Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran sharply criticized the United States, Britain and France on Monday for "continuous nuclear cooperation" with Israel, saying support for the Jewish state was a source of concern for the entire Middle East.

Speaking at the start of a two-week meeting of the 189 signatories of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Hosseini also said the endorsement of a U.S.-India civilian nuclear deal by the world’s top producers of atomic technology violated the pact

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/04/AR2009050402541.html

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