The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, February 06, 2006

News for 02-05-06

02-05-06 - Iran vows to teach attackers a lesson "We are not seeking a military confrontation, but if that happens we will give the enemy a lesson that will be remembered throughout history,"

02-05-06 - New Details Revealed on C.I.A. Leak Case Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that Mr. Cheney had informed him "in an off sort of curiosity sort of fashion" in mid-June 2003 about the identity of the C.I.A. officer at the heart of the leak case, according to a formerly secret legal opinion, parts of which were made public on Friday.

02-05-06 - Iran Ends Voluntary Cooperation on Nukes However, the Islamic republic left the door open for further negotiations over its nuclear program and, in an apparent softening of its position, said it was willing to discuss Moscow's proposal to shift large-scale enrichment operations to Russian territory in an effort to allay suspicions.

02-05-06 - Exclusive: Can the President Order a Killing on U.S. Soil? a Justice Department official suggested that in certain circumstances, the president might have the power to order the killing of terrorist suspects inside the United States

02-05-06 - Security Council Members Differ Over Iran China and Russia do not want to incite Tehran and would prefer that the council play a limited role, with the International Atomic Energy Agency keeping the lead in handling Iran...For the U.S.-led faction, the IAEA's decision Saturday to report Iran represented a great success. U.S. Ambassador John Bolton had pushed for Iran to be brought before the council since his days as U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control and international security in 2001-2005.

02-05-06 - Protesters Torch Danish Mission in Beirut Kabbani said outsiders among the protesters were trying to "harm the stability of Lebanon" and "distort the image of Islam." The United States accused the Syrian government of backing the protests in Lebanon and Syria

02-05-06 - Syria voices regret over embassy attacks

02-05-06 - Congressional Travel Ban Meets Resistance Boehner, who also discounts several other proposals for overhauling lobbying rules, has taken more than three dozen privately funded trips at home and abroad since 2000.

02-05-06 - Why Russia caved-in on Iran It may be, in the words of the Godfather, that the Bush administration made Putin "a deal he couldn't refuse". For one thing, MosNews reports just yesterday that "Lukoil will replace the disgraced Halliburton" in providing fuel in Iraq. MosNews states, "Over three months beginning from April 1, LITASCO will have to deliver 180,000 tons of gasoline and 130,000 tons of diesel fuel to Iraq. After this the contract may be renewed.

02-05-06 - Iran urged to heed IAEA, halt programme Britain has warned Iran that the UN Security Council would almost certainly take action against it if it did not halt its nuclear programme, and urged it to take advantage of a breathing space

02-05-06 - U.S. Official: Iran Seems Intent on Nukes

02-05-06 - Diplomat: Saudis surprised by plan to curb Mideast oil imports

02-05-06 - Russia presses for Iran nuclear diplomacy

02-05-06 - Lebanon minister quits over riot

02-05-06 - Egypt ferry survivors tell their story none of the passengers were instructed to put on life jackets

02-05-06 - Iran to pay "heavy price" for nuclear weapon ambition: Israel

02-05-06 - Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Contract to Add Temporary Immigration Detention Centers KBR would build the centers for the Homeland Security Department for an unexpected influx of immigrants, to house people in the event of a natural disaster or for new programs that require additional detention space, company executives said. KBR, which announced the contract last month, had a similar contract with immigration agencies from 2000 to last year.

02-05-06 - Oil Graft Fuels the Insurgency, Iraq and U.S. Say

02-05-06 - Israel Hails Decision to Report Iran Israel on Sunday welcomed the decision to report Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council, but analysts said Israeli officials were likely less pleased by wording that alludes to the Jewish state's suspected nuclear stockpile.


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