The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

News for 07-30-07

07-30-07 - UN inspectors check key Iran nuclear site

07-30-07 - Analysis: Cheney favors attack on Iran ** a well-informed source tells United Press International that according to senior U.S. intelligence officials, President Bush has definitely decided not to strike any of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons production facilities this year. The sources say the officials stressed the words "this year," meaning in 2007. That, however, does not rule out the possibility of military intervention in 2008, right until January 2009, when Bush's term in the White House comes to an end.

07-30-07 - Iran criticizes U.S., Saudis arms deal

07-30-07 - US arms package will not destabilise Middle East: Rice A multi-billion dollar US arms package for Middle East allies aimed at containing Iran's influence will not destabilise the region, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.

07-30-07 - Iran says U.S. is too stretched to attack it ** Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has told a German magazine that the United States has too many problems in Iraq to become involved in armed conflict with Iran.

07-30-07 - US envoy accuses Saudis on Iraq The US ambassador at the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad, has accused Saudi Arabia of undermining efforts to stabilise Iraq.

07-30-07 - US soldier pleads not guilty to rape, murder of Iraqi girl A US soldier pleaded not guilty to the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of her family, officials said.

07-30-07 - Merkel party warns US arms for Gulf could set off 'powder keg'

07-30-07 - Novak: Bush considering secret military action in Turkey The Bush administration is considering covert military activity by U.S. Special Forces to help Turkish troops quash Kurdish guerilla fighters, who are believed to be using northern Iraq as safe-haven, according to the syndicated columnist.

07-30-07 - Americans Reject Aggressive Foreign Policy 54 per cent of respondents think the U.S. will be safer from terrorism in the long run if it stays out of other countries? affairs in the Middle East, up five points since October. 'They're over HERE because WE'RE over THERE' - Patrick J. Buchanan.

07-30-07 - Israel to grant West Bank entry to Iraqi Palestinians Israel has recently agreed to allow a group of 41 Iraqi refugees of Palestinian origin to enter the West Bank and reunite with relatives there, as a goodwill gesture to the government of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad.

07-30-07 - Heritage: Economic Blowback from Bombing Iran Will be Easily Managed ** Let me guess: it will be a "cakewalk".

07-30-07 - Out of right field, conservatives gush over Clinton

07-30-07 - US credit woes ripple across globe Hey I know - let's attack Iran. Perfect!

07-30-07 - Clinton Woos the Outsourcers that Workers Fear

07-30-07 - Exclusive: ?Possible Attack On The U.S. Within Ninety Days Mr. Aviv knows of that which he speaks. He is a former Israeli Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer and has also served as a special consultant to the U.S. Congress on issues of terrorism and security.

07-30-07 - Rice, Gates trip signals united front The Secretaries of State and Defense set out for the Middle East to make a case for US initiatives.

07-30-07 - Reports: Iran to buy jets from Russia Israel is looking into reports that Russia plans to sell 250 advanced long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter jets to Iran in an unprecedented billion-dollar deal.

07-30-07 - Funding added for U.S.-Israel missile system "In light of Iran's open hostility toward the U.S. and Israel, I consider increasing the effectiveness of the Arrow system to be essential to our defense," said Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), who requested the additional funding.

07-30-07 - Golan residents call for talks with Syria The Peace with Syria movement held a conference Monday evening at Kibbutz Gadot with the participation of hundreds of Golan Heights residents.

07-30-07 - Syria calls upon Palestinian parties to return to dialogue

07-30-07 - Iran's Khamenei says U.S. and Israel are main foes Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the United States and Israel were his country's main enemies, just days after U.S.-Iranian talks about Iraq's security.

07-30-07 - Arabs skeptical of U.S. conference idea The Arab League expressed reluctance Monday in backing a U.S.-proposed conference to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, saying any talks should cover all Arab-Israeli conflicts, including those involving Syria.

07-30-07 - Christian Group Warns U.S. Against Pressuring Israel on Peace Deal "Would somebody else, another country, coming in to America say, 'You need to give up Florida'? I live in Southern California, 'You need to give up San Diego to Mexico.' That's not going to happen. Why should we do that with Israel?" Stephens asked. Because Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Shebaa Farms, the Golan Heights do not belong to Israel. They are Israel-OCCUPIED territory.


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