The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

News for 01-16-06

01-16-06 - Big Security Council Members Agree on Iran The Foreign Office said all five veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council - the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China - and Germany had shown "serious concern over Iranian moves to restart uranium enrichment activities."

01-16-06 - Europe urges emergency Iran talks After talks in London on Monday, the European powers said they would ask the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to meet on 2-3 February.

01-16-06 - Two Syrian officials give more evidence to Hariri probe Two Syrian intelligence officers gave more evidence in Vienna to the UN commission investigating the murder last year of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, a Syrian diplomat said.

01-16-06 - Iran Sets Aside $215M for Nuclear Plants

01-16-06 - West seeking Russian and Chinese help against Iran's nuclear program The West wants Russia and China to sign on to a hard line against Iran's nuclear program but the most expected at a meeting in London would be agreeing on a special session of the UN's atomic agency.

01-16-06 - Vice President Dick Cheney Lands in Cairo Vice President Dick Cheney began a Mideast visit Monday to confer with the United States' top allies in the region - Saudi Arabia and Egypt - on the political process in Iraq and on the West's standoffs with Syria and Iran.

01-16-06 - Putin urges caution on Iran Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against taking "abrupt" steps over Iran's nuclear ambitions and said Tehran had not ruled out a Russian proposal to enrich uranium for Iran on Russian territory.

01-16-06 - Top Republican raises impeachment over surveillance flap

01-16-06 - Pakistanis Decry U.S. After Deadly Strike

01-16-06 - CNN journalists banned from Iran Journalists from CNN have been banned from working in Iran because of a mistranslation of the president's comments, the culture ministry says.

01-16-06 - Israel will not agree to Iran nuclear capability: president

01-16-06 - Tears of a Neocon And Now the Good News, From Daniel Pipes

01-16-06 - How to buy friends and influence politics "Now here's the thing," commented Iraq expert Juan Cole. "If a Palestinian-American had diverted $140,000 from a Muslim charity to ?security equipment' and ?sniper lessons' for Palestinians on the West Bank, that individual would be in Gitmo so fast that the sonic boom would rattle your windows...

01-16-06 - Iran nuclear bid 'fault of West' Saudi Arabia has said the West is partly to blame for the current nuclear stand-off with Iran because it allowed Israel to develop nuclear weapons.

01-16-06 - Mother of Missing Palestinian Still Adamant Son is Innocent in Hariri Murder The mother of Ahmad Abu Adas, the Palestinian who claimed responsibility for the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in a videotaped message shown on al Jazeera in February last year, was surprised to discover her son?s name was mentioned in relation to a suspected terrorist cell.

01-16-06 - AIPAC Sponsored Trips Should be Made Illegal The overreaching of lobby groups such as AIPAC and the power it exerts on US foreign policy prompts a need for regulation and transparency. The Council for the National Interest is promoting a Foreign Lobby Registration Act, and those interested in signing the act may read it on CNI?s website.


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