The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

News for 02-14-06

02-14-06 - Iran urged to halt uranium work The French prime minister and Russian president issued a joint statement calling on Iran to conform in full with the demands of the UN's nuclear agency

02-14-06 - Iran owns China, Russia UN votes - US senator "Part of the problem is Iran ... has effectively bought U.N. Security Council vetoes from China and, very likely, Russia," Brownback, a potential presidential contender in 2008, said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

02-14-06 - Olmert slams Iranian president for 'hatred' towards Israel: report Earlier Tuesday, Israel's new army intelligence chief called Iran the "main threat" to the Jewish state and maintained that Tehran was likely to have the capacity to develop nuclear weapons "by the end of the decade".

02-14-06 - US says cartoon row shows need for Mideast reform Accusing authorities in Iran and Syria of stoking popular anger at the pictures, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Dan Fried said the dispute showed the need for moderate Muslims to gain a greater voice in the region

02-14-06 - UN asks Lebanon about reports of arms to guerillas

02-14-06 - Many fear Iran would use nukes against U.S., Israel Americans are deeply worried about the possibility that Iran will develop nuclear weapons and use them against the USA, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll finds, but they also fear that the Bush administration will be ?too quick? to order military action against Iran.

02-14-06 - Five Agencies Review Libby Case Evidence

02-14-06 - Iran's Actions Reminiscent of N. Korea's Only one other country - North Korea - has withdrawn from the treaty since it came into force 36 years ago, and the Tehran leadership may be hoping the Security Council's meek response to that decision could be repeated in its own case.

While the Security Council expressed concern about North Korea's nuclear program, it undertook no concrete steps to punish the country. U.S. calls for economic or political sanctions foundered on Chinese and Russian opposition.

02-14-06 - Pre-trial strategies suggest unwanted exposure of AIPAC's lobbying practices

02-14-06 - Former Official Backs Lobbyists in Leak Case The former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy helped write a memorandum of law calling for dismissal of Espionage Act charges against two pro-Israel lobbyists

02-14-06 - Syria seeks to divert attention with Hezbollah front: Israel

02-14-06 - Cheney and shooting victim were hunting illegally, officials say Vice President Dick Cheney was hunting illegally - without the required $7 stamp on his license for quail - when he accidentally shot one of his hunting partners, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials said Monday.


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