The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, June 19, 2006

News for 06-18-06

06-18-06 - Iran: U.S. making nuke talks difficult Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said the U.S. insistence on conditional negotiations over a Western package of incentives has narrowed the scope of possible talks and made it tougher for all parties to reach a solution.

06-18-06 - Iran says positive atmosphere helps nuclear row Iran said on Sunday a "positive atmosphere" had been created that could help resolve a dispute over Iran's nuclear program but did not say when Tehran would respond to an offer made by world powers to end the standoff.

06-18-06 - Secrecy in court shuts out defense defense attorneys say the right of defendants to confront their accusers, guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, is being worn away under the guise of national security.

06-18-06 - Troops Committed War Crimes, Say Americans

06-18-06 - Iran looking seriously at nuclear offer, Annan says UN chief Kofi Annan says the government of Iran is looking "seriously" at a new international offer of incentives for it to give up uranium enrichment.

06-18-06 - Pardon talk for Libby begins Now that top White House aide Karl Rove is off the hook in the CIA leak probe, President George W. Bush must weigh whether to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the only one indicted in the three-year investigation Libby is a neocon.

06-18-06 - Homeland security officials opting out Loopholes in federal law make it easy for former bureaucrats to quickly capitalize on their government work

06-18-06 - US expects North Korea to return to nuclear talks North Korea last year said it had nuclear weapons and since November has boycotted the six-nation talks on its atomic aspirations, saying it will not come back to the bargaining table until the United States lifts sanctions against it Strange how there isn't the pressure on N. Korea that there is on Iran for its nuclear program. Washington won't draw up the war plans if a nation doesn't threaten Israel.

06-18-06 - Wen: China wants Mid East peace talks The conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis is a flash point in the Middle East, he said, adding that the key to solving it was following the relevant United Nations resolutions and the roadmap peace plan

06-18-06 - US military honoured in secret by Britian

06-18-06 - Israel, Palestinians set to gain Red Cross membership Syria says Israel is neglecting the health needs of the 25,000 Syrian citizens who live in the Golan, which Israel annexed in 1981 after taking over in 1967. Israel rejects that argument.

06-18-06 - On Boycotts, Activism, and Moral Standards The thought of becoming yet another person to abandon the Palestinians was abhorrent. And it was obvious that Iraq would further divert American and world attention from Israel's occupation, perhaps one of the war?s many intended results. So I stayed at my post. It remains a difficult decision today, but I do not regret it. Does it constitute a "moral double standard"?

06-18-06 - New UN rights body under pressure to prove itself European countries have warned they will not allow Israel to be the only one signaled out for censure. Its routine condemnation, in resolutions repeated year after year, symbolized for many the sterility of the old commission.


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