The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

News for 03-07-06

03-07-06 - US hopes to build coalition on Iran sanctions This story sounds vaguely familiar.

03-07-06 - CIA Fights Libby's Request for Information

03-07-06 - Lax Oversight Blamed for High Gas Prices Too little oversight of financial markets - not supply and demand problems - are to blame for skyrocketing natural gas prices, top law enforcement officials in four Midwestern states said Tuesday.

03-07-06 - US, Russia reject Iran compromise

03-07-06 - U.S. Needs Help From Russia on Iran The Bush administration is getting closer to a U.N. Security Council rebuke of Iran, but the latest round of diplomacy shows the United States needs the help of Cold War foe Russia to close the deal.

03-07-06 - Russia denies Iran nuclear proposal Russia on Tuesday backed away from what EU diplomats said was a proposal to let Iran do some atomic research if it agreed to refrain from enriching uranium on an industrial scale for 7-9 years.

03-07-06 - Iran threatens new 'killing fields' in nuclear row

03-07-06 - Iran refuses long-term enrichment suspension

03-07-06 - U.S. Says Iranian Enrichment Unacceptable

03-07-06 - AIPAC taking Hamas, Iran to Congress Delegates of the AIPAC conference will depart Tuesday to Capitol Hill for more than 450 lobbying meetings with their members of Congress. The two main issues on the legislative agenda of the organization are Hamas and Iran.

03-07-06 - Cheney Says U.S. Won't Let Iran Get Nukes "The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences," Cheney said in a speech to the to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. Cheney bows before his AIPAC masters.

03-07-06 - Pakistan opposed to any military action against Iran over nuclear program Pakistan would oppose any military action taken by its ally the United States against Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said.

03-07-06 - Iran demands nuclear compensation Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the West should compensate Iran for its past suspension of nuclear research as a way of building trust.

03-07-06 - Behind the Christian Peacemakers' trip to Iraq A videotape Tuesday showed three of the four hostages, who have been held since November.

03-07-06 - Amid AIPAC's Big Show, Straight Talk With a Noticeable Silence Luncheon speeches by former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former Virginia governor Mark Warner (D) were declared off the record. At another speech yesterday by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, reporters were turned away at the door; an AIPAC spokeswoman went through the room making sure no journalists had infiltrated.

03-07-06 - Majority in U.S. Fears Iraq Civil War An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that fighting between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in Iraq will lead to civil war, and half say the United States should begin withdrawing its forces from that violence-torn country, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

03-07-06 - ElBaradei's Swan Song? The NPT does not require non-nuke NPT signatories to negotiate and conclude an Additional Protocol to their IAEA Safeguards Agreements. Hence, the IAEA Board most certainly cannot make such a requirement of Iran.

03-07-06 - NATO spy planes fly in Israel Jones was answering a question from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) about what NATO was doing regarding a potential Iranian nuclear threat to Israel.

03-07-06 - Party leaders pledge support for Israel trips Leaders of both major U.S. parties are making sure that educational trips to Israel for legislators are not affected by lobbying reforms.

03-07-06 - Lebanese factions suspend talks

03-07-06 - Debate over ports deal shows complex reality of Arab boycott What seems to politicians like a crystal-clear case - how can you entrust the nation's ports to a regime that harbored terrorist money? - gets murkier the closer you get to the realities of Israel's dealings in the Middle East.

03-07-06 - China says it would weigh Hamas aid China is a major exporter of Iranian oil and a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council.

03-07-06 - THE MYSTERIOUS TRANSFORMATION OF THE AIPAC CASE Notice how, curiously, what started out as what would have been called an espionage case if the alleged parties had been working on behalf of, say, Iran or Palestine instead of Israel - in which secret information was transferred to an Israeli diplomat - has been mysteriously transformed into a freedom of the press cause celebre even though the indicted parties were not journalists at all

03-07-06 - What the Indian giver got by Patrick J. Buchanan Israel, which has also refused to sign the NPT and has 200 to 300 nuclear weapons, will demand the same nuclear technology that India got. On what grounds can Bush deny Israel?

03-07-06 - Israel sells arms to China Yaakov Toren, director general of Israel?s Defense Ministry, announced the resumption of sales March 1, according to Jane?s Defence Weekly. Israel had suspended the sales after signing an agreement last August allowing U.S. officials to review Israeli arms sales.


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