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  • Incentives Offered to Iran Detailed at Security Council Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 12 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS, July 13 -- The Bush administration agreed last month to consider lifting long-standing sanctions on the sale of commercial jets, agricultural equipment and telecommunications technology to Iran if it agreed to halt its enrichment of uranium and submit to more intrusive U.N. inspections of its nuclear program, according to a copy of the agreement made public Thursday.

  • Incentives Offered to Iran Detailed at Security Council Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - 30 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS, July 13 -- The Bush administration agreed last month to consider lifting long-standing sanctions on the sale of commercial jets, agricultural equipment and telecommunications technology to Iran if it agreed to halt its enrichment of uranium and submit to more intrusive U.N....

  • No early Iran reply on incentives Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
    As the Group of Eight summit in Russia approaches, Iran apparently will miss a hoped-for deadline to respond to draft incentives aimed at persuading it to suspend its uranium enrichment program.

  • Western incentives for Iran released Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    The world powers are prepared to provide Iran with advanced technology and possibly even nuclear research reactors if it agrees to suspend uranium enrichment under a package of incentives revealed in full for the first time Thursday.

  • Bush says Iran still has time to respond to offer Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 13 6:29 PM
    In Germany, the president encouraged Iran to "go back and negotiate" about its nuclear program.

  • UN gets Iran incentive deal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 5:26 PM
    Major powers turned over to the 15-nation U.N. Security Council on Thursday details of energy and economic incentives they offered to Iran if it suspends its nuclear ambitions and stops uranium enrichment.

  • US unwavering in support of Israel, raps Syria, Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
    The United States blamed Syria and Iran for Lebanon's worst explosion of fighting for years, and showed no sign of reigning in Israel in its two-front battle with Islamic militants.

  • Mideast Crisis, Iran, North Korea Overwhelm G-8 Leaders' Agenda Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - 11 minutes ago
    July 14 (Bloomberg) -- The escalating Middle East crisis and disputes over Iran's and North Korea's nuclear ambitions are likely to overwhelm the official agenda when leaders of the Group of Eight nations meet tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • U.N. grapples with Iran, North Korea Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 10:38 AM
    The Security Council finds itself having to grapple simultaneously with two threats to the spread of weapons of mass destruction Iran's refusal to stop enriching uranium and North Korea's nuclear arms program and missile tests.

  • Iran defiant after case goes back to UN Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 8:35 AM
    Iran said on Thursday it would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was sent back to the U.N. Security Council over its atomic dispute with the West.

  • Bush, Merkel together on Middle East, Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 10:21 AM
    US President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for restraint in the Middle East, UN action on Iran, and urged Russia to stick with democratic reforms.

  • Western Incentives for Iran Released Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
    Incentives for Iran to Suspend Uranium Enrichment Include Possibility of Nuclear Reactors

  • Iran shrugs off threat of referral to U.N. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 5:56 AM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday shrugged off a decision by world powers to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its atomic program, saying Tehran would never abandon its "right to exploit peaceful nuclear technology."

  • Bush: Iran coalition won't fracture Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 7:15 AM
    US President George W. Bush said he saw solid international consensus behind possible UN Security Council action against Iran over Tehran's nuclear programs.

  • Lavrov calls Iran sanctions 'hypothetical' Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 5:00 AM
    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has defended Russia's military and nuclear ties with Iran and said talk of economic sanctions on Tehran was only "hypothetical" at present.

  • Iran "can't wait us out" in nuclear dispute: Bush Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 13 4:26 AM
    President Bush warned Iran on Thursday it did not have an unlimited amount of time to settle the dispute over its nuclear program.

  • Beijing joins Moscow in moving Iran issue to UN Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jul 13 7:41 AM
    Russia and China, crossing a diplomatic threshold in the effort to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions, have joined the United States and Europe by agreeing to seek a UN Security Council resolution ordering Iran to freeze some nuclear activities or face sanctions.

  • Bush backs Iran diplomacy Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jul 13 11:58 AM
    US President George Bush, who is visiting Germany, says a diplomatic solution to the Iran dispute is still possible.

  • Western incentives for Iran released Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 13 6:33 PM
    A package of incentives offered to Iran if it agreed to suspend uranium enrichment was released for the first time late Thursday and revealed that world powers are prepared to provide Tehran with advanced technology and possibly even nuclear research reactors.

  • Frustrated world powers send Iran to U.N. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:53 PM
    Frustrated world powers agreed Wednesday to send Iran before the United Nations Security Council for possible punishment, saying the Iranians had given no sign they would bargain in earnest over their disputed nuclear program.

  • U.N. Grapples With Iran, North Korea Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 13 11:01 AM
    U.N. Council Grapples With Iran and North Korea, Two Nations That Pose Threat to Spread of WMDs

  • Iran says will not abandon atomic rights: TV Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 11:44 PM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology, in response to a package backed by six world powers aimed at ending a nuclear standoff with the West.

  • Iran's fashion police put on a show of chadors to stem west's cultural invasion Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
    The latest in Islamic fashions got top billing from Iran's religious authorities.

  • Bush, Merkel Say Iran Must Drop Nuclear Program (Update5) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 13 8:21 AM
    July 13 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President George W. Bush said that Iran must suspend its attempts to develop nuclear weapons as a precondition for economic aid and warned that further economic sanctions are possible if Iran does not comply.

  • Oil rises above $75 on US stock fall, Iran tension Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:46 PM
    Oil surged near a record high on Thursday after a sharp fall in U.S. crude stocks, forecasts of accelerating demand growth from 2007 and an impasse in the diplomatic stand-off between Iran and the West.

  • Incentives for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 27 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS - A package of incentives offered to Iran if it agrees to suspend uranium enrichment has been released for the first time and revealed that world powers are prepared to provide Teheran with advanced technology and possibly even nuclear research reactors.

  • Major Powers Will Return Iran Issue to U.N. Council Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 12 8:32 PM
    PARIS, July 12 -- Diplomats from the United States, Russia, China and Europe announced Wednesday that they would return to the U.N. Security Council for possible punitive action against Iran, expressing "profound disappointment" over the Tehran government's refusal to stop its uranium enrichment...

  • Incentives for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment divulged Open this result in new window
    WHO-TV Des Moines - 1 minute ago
    UNITED NATIONS Details of the package of incentives offered to Iran to suspend uranium enrichment have been revealed in full.

  • Iran: U.s. Is Asked to Return Ancient Tablets Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 12 8:33 PM
    A government official said Iran would use diplomacy and cultural channels to regain ancient clay tablets that a United States court ruled last week could be sold to pay compensation to victims of a 1997 Jerusalem bombing. The tablets date to between 553 B.C. and 330 B.C. and are the oldest Persian tablets with alphabetical inscriptions. They have been under study at the University of Chicagos

  • Iran shrugs off threat to refer it to Security Council Open this result in new window
    Seattle Times - Jul 13 10:08 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today shrugged off a decision by world powers to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its atomic program, saying Tehran would never abandon its "right to exploit peaceful nuclear technology."

  • Iran Shrugs Off Threat of Referral to U.N. Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 13 6:16 AM
    Iran Shrugs Off Threat to Refer It to the U.N. Security Council

  • Iran Tells EU `Not to Interfere' in Academic's Arrest (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 13 6:43 AM
    July 13 (Bloomberg) -- Iran told the European Union not to interfere over the detention of Ramin Jahanbegloo, a bi-national Canadian-Iranian academic arrested on spying charges in May.

  • Russia and China, in Shift, Inch Toward Iran Sanctions Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jul 12 6:28 PM
    The two nations agreed to push for a U.N. Security Council resolution ordering Iran to freeze its nuclear activities or face sanctions.

  • Poll finds Iran a divided society Open this result in new window
    UPI - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    TEHRAN, July 13 (UPI) -- A Zogby poll finds that more Iranians are interested in a strong economy than nuclear capability. The polling company surveyed 810 adults in Iran for Reader's Digest.

  • Iran's president criticizes Israel for operations in Lebanon and Gaza Open this result in new window
    Fort Wayne News Channel 15 - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
    JERUSALEM Iran is lashing out at Israel for its reprisal attacks on Islamic militants.

  • Bush Vows to Pursue Diplomacy for Iran Nukes Conflict Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jul 13 5:49 AM
    President Bush on Thursday said he would continue to press for a diplomatic solution over Iran's nuclear weapons program, saying the country is trying to "wait us out."

  • Western Incentives for Iran Released Open this result in new window
    WJLA-TV Washington D.C. - Jul 13 6:40 PM
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A package of incentives offered to Iran if it agreed to suspend uranium enrichment was released for the first time late Thursday and revealed that world powers are prepared to provide Tehran with advanced technology and possibly even nuclear research reactors.The package - which was put together by the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - was given to

  • UN mulls Iran incentive deal Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 13 5:07 PM
    Corrects to Iran from Iraq in 4th paragraph. By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Major powers turned over to the 15-nation U.N.

  • UN mulls Iran incentive deal Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jul 13 5:26 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Major powers turned over to the UN Security Council details of energy and economic incentives they offered to Iran if it suspends its nuclear ambitions and stops uranium enrichment.

  • Russian minister rules out economic sanctions against Iran Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 13 5:25 PM
    The introduction of economic sanctions against Iran is not on the agenda at present, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday commenting on the six nations' agreement to return Iran's nuclear issue to the UN Security Council.

  • Incentives for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment divulged Open this result in new window
    KBCI Boise - 11 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS Details of the package of incentives offered to Iran to suspend uranium enrichment have been revealed in full. The package, put together by the U-S, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, was given to the Iranians June Sixth, and some of the details were leaked then.

  • Iran urges European states to open nuclear talks Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 13 5:40 PM
    Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on Thursday called on European states to quickly start "comprehensive and open" talks with Tehran on the latter's nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Iran denies Israeli allegation in Hizbollah's transfer of soldiers Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 13 5:25 PM
    Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday denied the Israeli allegation that Lebanon's Hizbollah attempted to transfer two Israeli soldiers it took hostage to Iran.

  • World powers to send Iran to Security Council: official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 3:21 PM
    World powers meeting in Paris upped the stakes over Iran's nuclear programme, agreeing to send Tehran back to the UN Security Council and raising the threat of sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.

  • Iran defiant after case goes back to UN Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Jul 13 3:44 PM
    TEHRAN: The Iranian president has said Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was referred back to the UN Security Council in its atomic dispute with the West.

  • World powers refer Iran back to UN Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 2:10 PM
    World powers put Iran on a collision course with the United Nations on Wednesday, asking the Security Council to intervene after Tehran failed to respond to incentives aimed at ending an impasse over its nuclear program.

  • France May Propose UN Action if Iran Says No Open this result in new window
    St. Petersburg Times - Jul 13 1:28 PM
    TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian president said on Thursday Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehrans case was referred back to the UN Security Council in its atomic dispute with the West.

  • Bush and Merkel Push Diplomacy on Iran Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 13 10:35 AM
    President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say they still believe the Iranian nuclear standoff can be resolved diplomatically, even though Tehran has not yet responded to an offer of economic incentives, if Iran stops enriching uranium.

  • Hizbollah tries to transfer kidnapped soldiers to Iran: Israel Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jul 13 4:56 PM
    A senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday that there was information that Lebanon's Hizbollah was attempting to transfer two Israeli soldiers it took hostage to Iran.

  • Security Council struggles with two threats of weapons proliferation: Iran and North Korea Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jul 13 10:43 AM
    UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council finds itself having to grapple simultaneously with two threats to the spread of weapons of mass destruction - Iran's refusal to stop enriching uranium and North...

  • Iran Remains Defiant on Nuclear Program Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jul 13 9:50 AM
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country will not abandon its right to peaceful nuclear technology, despite a decision by world powers to refer the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

  • Iran, Syria Used Hizballah As Proxy to Attack Israel, Analysts Say Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jul 13 8:48 AM
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com ) - The Israeli government said it is holding the government of Lebanon responsible for attacks along its northern border, but Israeli analysts and government sources said that Iran and Syria are ultimately behind the attack.

  • Hizbollah sees no need to aid Iran if U.S. strikes Open this result in new window
    Tiscali - Jul 13 5:13 PM
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanons Hizbollah, a close ally of Iran, would not jump to Tehrans defence if the U.S. launched a strike against its nuclear programme but would step in if the conflict spread to Lebanon, its deputy chief said on Monday.

  • Nations sending Iran to Security Council Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 12:31 PM
    World powers agreed Wednesday to send Iran back to the United Nations Security Council for possible punishment, saying the clerical regime has given no sign it means to negotiate seriously over its disputed nuclear program.

  • Bush, German Chancellor Address Middle East Crisis, Iran Open this result in new window
    U.S. Department of State - Jul 13 6:06 PM
    The violence on Israels border with Lebanon and Irans nuclear activities dominated a joint press conference President Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held after their meeting in Stralsund, Germany, on the Baltic Sea June 13. Israel has a right to defend herself, said Bush, who stopped in Germany en route to the Group of Eight (G8) Summit July 15-17 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Every

  • Bush, Merkel together on Middle East, Iran Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jul 13 12:32 PM
    ROSTOCK, Germany : US President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for restraint in the Middle East, UN action on Iran, and urged Russia to stick with democratic reforms.

  • Iran blasts EU 'meddling' over detained intellectual Open this result in new window
    The Daily Star Lebannon - Jul 13 2:21 PM
    Iran accused the European Union on Thursday of "meddling" in its internal affairs by demanding that a detained intellectual accused of trying to undermine the government be given access to a lawyer.

  • Frustrated World Powers Send Iran to U.N. Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jul 12 11:46 PM
    Frustrated World Powers Send Iran Dispute Back to U.N. Security Council for Possible Punishment

  • World powers refer Iran back to UN over nuclear row Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 12:00 PM
    World powers put Iran on a collision course with the United Nations on Wednesday, asking the Security Council to intervene after Tehran failed to respond to incentives aimed at defusing a standoff over its nuclear program.

  • Oil Gains for a Third Day on U.S. Stockpile Drop, Iran Standoff Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jul 13 12:20 AM
    July 13 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil rose in New York for a third day after a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. gasoline stockpiles and on concern that the standoff over Iran's nuclear program may disrupt Middle East supplies.

  • Iran denies taking Israeli soldiers Open this result in new window
    The Daily Telegraph - Jul 13 11:52 AM
    IRAN'S Foreign Ministry denied today Israeli suggestions that Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas could take two captured Israeli soldiers from Lebanon to Iran, saying Jerusalem was "talking absurdities".

  • Iran fears in Israeli soldier crisis Open this result in new window
    ITN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Jul 13 9:21 AM
    Israel fears two of its soldiers, whose capture by Hezbollah sparked the current Middle East crisis, may be moved from Lebanon to Iran.

  • Bolton Remarks on Iran, North Korea, and the ME Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Jul 13 12:50 PM
    AMBASSADOR BOLTON: Okay let me just take a minute at the beginning. On the subject of Iran, I think you're all aware of the statement made by the Perm Five foreign ministers, Perm Five plus Germany, in Paris.

  • Breaking: Captured Soldiers Heading for Iran? Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jul 13 9:03 AM
    (CNSNews.com) - Israel says it has learned that the Lebanese-based Hizballah intends to transfer the two Israeli soldiers it abducted on Wednesday to Iran. That word came today from a senior official in Israel's Foreign Ministry.

  • Tehran Denies Captive Soldiers are Being Held in Iran Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    (IsraelNN.com) Tehran released a statement during the night denying two IDF soldiers captured by Hizbullah on Wednesday were moved to Iran. IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser, 31, from Nahariya and Eldad Regev, 26, from Kiryat Motzkin.

  • Israel fears soldiers taken to Iran Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Jul 13 11:45 AM
    ISRAEL is concerned at the possibility that Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas could take two captured soldiers from Lebanon to Iran, Israel's Foreign Ministry said today.

  • White House condemns Hezbollah, blames Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 12:40 PM
    The White House denounced the abduction of two Israeli soldiers by Lebanese militia Hezbollah and said it held Syria and Iran responsible for the attack.

  • Iran defiant after atomic case goes back to UN Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 13 2:03 AM
    The Iranian president said on Thursday Iran would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was referred back to the U.N. Security Council in its atomic dispute with the West.

  • World powers to send Iran to Security Council: official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 11:33 AM
    World powers meeting in Paris said they had agreed to send Iran back to the UN Security Council and raised the threat of sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.

  • World powers refer Iran back to UN over nuclear row Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:57 AM
    World powers said on Wednesday they would refer Iran back to the United Nations Security Council after Tehran failed to respond quickly enough to a package of incentives aimed at defusing a nuclear standoff.

  • Iran says its nuclear program is "irreversible" Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Jul 13 11:42 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran In yet another rejection of a Friday U-N Security Council deadline to cease enriching uranium, Iran says its nuclear program is irreversible.

  • Iran nuclear issue shifts back to UN Security Council Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Jul 13 11:21 AM
    Having failed at the UN before, the Europeans and the US decided yesterday to try again to see if they can gather support for sanctions against Iran regarding the nuclear issue by shifting their efforts back to the UN Security Council.

  • Israel says Hezbollah trying to transfer two Israeli soldiers to Iran Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jul 13 9:03 AM
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has information that Lebanese guerrillas who captured two Israeli soldiers were trying to transfer them to Iran, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

  • Iran shrugs off threat to refer it to the U.N. Security Council Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Jul 13 11:36 AM
    UNDATED Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (mahk-MOOD' ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhadh) has shrugged off the decision to refer Iran's nuclear program to the U-N Security Council.

  • Miffed at Iran's inaction, diplomats consider sanctions Open this result in new window
    The Buffalo News - Jul 13 6:02 AM
    PARIS - Diplomats from the United States, Russia, China and Europe announced Wednesday that they would return to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions against Iran, expressing "profound disappointment" over the Tehran government's refusal to stop its uranium enrichment program or respond to incentives offered by global powers.

  • China, Russia Inch Toward Tougher Line on Iran Open this result in new window
    Crosswalk.com - Jul 13 6:03 AM
    (CNSNews.com) - China and Russia have for the first time agreed to back a legally binding U.N. Security Council resolution compelling Iran to suspend its nuclear activities, but they show no sign of doing the same in the case of North Korea.

  • Russia May Weigh Iran Sanctions Open this result in new window
    The Moscow Times - Jul 13 1:44 PM
    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that it was too early to discuss sanctions against Iran, but that Moscow could consider them in the future if Tehran refuses to take steps to ease international concerns over its nuclear program.

  • US blames Iran, Syria for Hizbollah capture Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 11:09 AM
    The White House on Wednesday demanded the immediate release of two Israeli soldiers captured by Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrillas and blamed Syria and Iran for the attacks.

  • Moderate earthquake shakes southern Iran, 70 slightly hurt Open this result in new window
    Fox21 - Jul 13 11:42 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran A moderate earthquake has caused injuries and damage in Iran.

  • U.N. sends Iran to Security Council Open this result in new window
    Albuquerque Tribune - Jul 13 11:10 AM
    PARIS - World powers agreed today to send Iran back to the United Nation's Security Council for possible punishment, saying the clerical regime has given no sign it means to negotiate seriously over its disputed nuclear program.

  • Window closing for Iran to suspend nuke activities Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - Jul 13 1:05 AM
    Iran now has days, not weeks, to suspend its nuclear-enrichment activities or face a United Nations resolution and sanctions, world powers agreed Wednesday.

  • Major powers voice dismay over an unresponsive Iran Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jul 13 1:08 AM
    PARIS -- Frustrated world powers agreed yesterday to send Iran before the United Nations Security Council for possible punishment, saying the Iranians had given no sign they would bargain in earnest over their disputed nuclear program.

  • Economic sanctions against Iran hypothetical for now - Lavrov (Part 2) Open this result in new window
    Interfax - Jul 13 7:49 AM
    MOSCOW. July 13 (Interfax) - The imposition of economic sanctions on Iran is purely hypothetical for the moment, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "It is now a matter of speculation and hypotheses.

  • U.S. blames Syria, Iran for kidnappings Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 11:02 AM
    The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants and an eruption of violence along the southern border of Lebanon.

  • Punishment threatened again for Iran Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jul 12 10:24 AM
    PARIS, France (AP) -- World powers agreed Wednesday to send Iran back to the U.N. Security Council for possible punishment, saying the country has given no sign it means to negotiate seriously over its disputed nuclear program.

  • Iran defiant after atomic case goes back to UN Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!7 News - Jul 13 4:43 AM
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday it would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was referred back to the U.N. Security Council in its atomic dispute with the West.

  • Israel: Hezbollah plans to move abducted IDF soldiers to Iran Open this result in new window
    Forward - Jul 13 11:23 AM
    Israel has concrete evidence that Hezbollah plans to transfer the two Israel Defense Forces soldiers abducted Wednesday to Iran, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said Thursday.

  • Nations Sending Iran to Security Council Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 12 10:15 AM
    PARIS -- World powers agreed Wednesday to send Iran back to the United Nation's Security Council for possible punishment, saying the clerical regime has given no sign it means to negotiate seriously over its disputed nuclear program.

  • U.S. Blames Iran, Syria for Hezbollah¬†Attack Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jul 12 10:32 AM
    ROSTOCK, Germany (AP) -- The United States blamed Syria and Iran on Wednesday for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants and the ensuing violence.

  • Rice warns Iran of Security Council action as world powers meet Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 9:12 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned that world powers meeting in Paris may be forced to refer Iran to the Security Council, following "disappointing" talks on the nuclear standoff between the EU and Tehran's top envoy.

  • Iran's president criticizes Israel for operations in Lebanon and Gaza Open this result in new window
    KRIS-TV Corpus Christi - Jul 13 10:41 AM
    JERUSALEM Iran is lashing out at Israel for its reprisal attacks on Islamic militants. Iranians President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (mahk-MOOD' ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhadh) says Israel...

  • US blames Iran, Syria for Hizbollah kidnappings Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:18 AM
    The White House on Wednesday condemned the capture by Hizbollah guerrillas of two Israeli soldiers and blamed Syria and Iran for the attacks.

  • Merkel, Bush Stand United On Middle East, Iran Open this result in new window
    Deutsche Welle - Jul 13 11:35 AM
    US President Bush and German Chancellor Merkel on Thursday called for restraint in the Middle East, UN action on Iran, and urged Russia to stick with democratic reforms.

  • Iran condemns Israeli attack on Lebanon Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Jul 13 11:20 AM
    Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi today strongly condemned Israel's attacks on Lebanese territory and and infrastructure installations.

  • US pressures Iran on atomic offer before Paris meet Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 8:16 AM
    The United States stepped up pressure on Iran on Wednesday, warning it faced U.N. Security Council action for failing to respond swiftly enough to a package of incentives aimed at defusing a nuclear standoff.

  • World powers to refer Iran back to Security Council: official Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 12 10:15 AM
    World powers meeting in Paris have agreed to refer Iran back to the UN Security Council over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said.

  • Russian president urges patience with Iran over nuclear negotiations Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jul 13 5:14 AM
    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin cautioned against rushing to punish Iran for its nuclear program, but said Tehran should respond more quickly to international proposals to end the standoff, according...

  • Iran defiant after atomic case goes back to U.N Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Jul 13 8:19 AM
    By Edmund Blair TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday it would not abandon its right to nuclear technology in a defiant statement after Tehran's case was sent back to the U.N.

  • Nations take Iran case to the U.N. Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 13 12:21 AM
    Russia and China, crossing a diplomatic threshold in an effort to curb Iranian nuclear ambitions, joined the United States and three European nations yesterday by agreeing to seek a U.N. Security Council resolution ordering Iran to freeze some nuclear activities or face sanctions.

  • Diplomats want to call Iran's bluff before U.N. Open this result in new window
    NorthJersey.com - Jul 13 5:28 AM
    PARIS -- Frustrated world powers agreed Wednesday to send Iran before the U.N. Security Council for possible punishment, saying the Iranians had given no sign they would bargain in earnest over their disputed nuclear program.