The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

News for 08-07-07

08-07-07 - Officials: Russia ups pressure on Iran Russia is increasing pressure on Iran to be more open about its nuclear program, threatening to indefinitely withhold fuel for a Russian-built reactor unless Tehran lifts secrecy shrouding past nuclear activities, diplomats said Tuesday.

08-07-07 - Iran says 'terror plot' foiled in restive province "They were aiming to carry out a terrorist act in the south of the (southwestern) Khuzestan province but they were arrested before carrying out any action,"

08-07-07 - Iran aims to avoid sanctions with atomic openness

08-07-07 - Al-Qaeda threatens US diplomats A NEW video from a wanted American member of Al-Qaeda has been broadcast on the internet, according to an American site that monitors terrorist groups, and it contained a warning that American diplomatic missions were "legitimate targets."

08-07-07 - Iraq vows to oust Kurdish rebels Turkey and Iraq have agreed to "expend all efforts" to oust a Kurdish separatist group from northern Iraq.

08-07-07 - One year on, war pollution still stains Lebanon's shores Many of these sites lie north of Beirut, in a 30 kilometre stretch between Byblos and Enfe. The clean-up work is being financed to the tune of 4.7 million dollars by the US government's international development agency, which admits the daunting and long-term nature of the work. American taxpayers are cleaning up a(nother) mess that Israel made. How much is Israel contributing to the cleanup? My money's on ZERO.

08-07-07 - Lebanon says top Fatah al-Islam member killed

08-07-07 - Burns to hear Israeli take on Saudi arms deal While Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel did not in principle object to the arms sale to the Saudis, and although AIPAC is not expected to actively oppose it, the deal has still not been presented to Congress. Officials involved in the issue said Burns would listen to Israeli concerns.

08-07-07 - The Last Jews In Baghdad The eight Jews, belonging to four families, are all that is left in Iraq from the world's oldest Jewish community, dating to the 6th century B.C. when the Babylonians conquered ancient Palestine and exiled its people as slaves. Over the centuries the Jews flourished, and Baghdad became a center of Jewish culture and learning.


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