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  • In Muted Response to Iran, U.S. and Allies Seek Edge Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 58 minutes ago
    A low-key reaction to Iran?s refusal to suspend uranium enrichment is intended to make the West appear patient, United States and European diplomats said.

  • Oil prices rise on Iran, possible storms Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    Oil prices rose Friday as the market closely watched the Iran nuclear stand-off and the potential of tropical storms threatening the U.S. Gulf coast oil refineries.

  • U.S. awaits U.N. deadline on Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 6:23 PM
    The United States is awaiting a formal U.N. deadline before seeking any new measures to coerce or punish Iran over its disputed nuclear program, the State Department says.

  • West likely to reject Iran's response Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 3:37 PM
    Germany said Thursday that Iran's response to a package of incentives to halt its nuclear program was unsatisfactory because of its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment, and diplomats suggested Tehran now faces a greater risk of U.N. sanctions.

  • Nations unmoved by Iran's counter-offer Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 1:32 PM
    Germany said Thursday that Iran's response to a package of incentives for halting its nuclear program appears unsatisfactory because it is missing a reference to whether Tehran will suspend uranium enrichment.

  • Germany, joining U.S., says Iran reply not enough Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 1:14 PM
    Germany added European weight to U.S. displeasure with Iran's reply to proposals by world powers in a nuclear standoff, saying on Thursday Tehran's insistence on enriching uranium hindered a negotiated solution.

  • Iran heads for showdown in nuclear row Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 12:22 PM
    Iran appeared headed for a showdown at the UN Security Council next week over its nuclear program, facing the threat of sanctions after refusing to freeze sensitive fuel cycle work.

  • Washington takes aim at Iran as destabilizing force in Mideast Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 12:13 PM
    Facing a spiral of sectarian violence in Iraq, the United States is pointing the finger at Iran, accusing it of playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East.

  • Iran nuclear issue may head next to U.N. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 11:42 AM
    The United States is working with European allies and other governments over a possible U.N. response to what the Bush administration characterizes as Iran's inadequate answer to demands that it cease uranium enrichment.

  • US rallying allies, partners on Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 12:07 PM
    US President George W. Bush led a US diplomatic effort to ensure a united response to Iran's nuclear program one week before Tehran may face United Nations sanctions.

  • Larry C. Johnson: Republican Chutzpah on Iran Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - 42 minutes ago
    (Thanks to SusanUNPC for help on this). Chutzpah is a Yiddish term that means "unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity". Got to love Yiddish. No other term captures what the Republican staff members of the House Intelligence Committee accomplished today with the release of a partisan report on Iran . According to the Washington Post account: A key House committee issued a stinging critique

  • Oil Prices Rise on Iran, Possible Storms Open this result in new window
    ABC News - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    Oil Prices Rise as Traders Consider Iran Nuke Stand-Off, Potential of Tropical Storms in Gulf

  • Envoys: Iran offer likely to be rejected Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 8:10 AM
    The six world powers studying Iran's response to their offer of nuclear negotiations will likely reject Tehran's terms for talks because they do not even touch on the possibility of freezing uranium enrichment, diplomats said Thursday.

  • Powers Likely To Reject Iran Offer Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
    The world powers studying Iran's response to the offer of nuclear talks will likely reject Tehran's terms, diplomats said. The big stumbling block is that Iran isn't even discussing the possibility of an immediate stop to uranium enrichment.

  • Iran's double talk leaves U.S., allies plenty of bad options Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 4:14 AM
    Iran lived up to its long history of diplomatic double talk this week. By all accounts, its convoluted response to a U.S.-European offer for negotiations on its fast-advancing nuclear program boils down to this: yes but no. Yes, we are ready for serious talks. But, no, we won't accept the single condition to stop enriching uranium.

  • Walker's World: Iran's New Options by Martin Walker UPI Editor Emeritus Perigueux, France (UPI) Aug 24, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 0 minute ago
    From the point of view of Washington and Tel Aviv, Tehran's latest offer of "serious talks" on nuclear matters is not being taken seriously. Iran's cat-and-mouse game over its nuclear project continues and the deadline of Aug 31 for Iran to stop enriching uranium is just a week away.

  • To Iran with love Open this result in new window
    Salon.com - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
    From the botched Iraq war to threatening Iran with "regime change," neoconservative policies have been a boon for Tehran.

  • West Likely to Reject Iran's Response Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 4:03 PM
    Western Powers Likely to Reject Iran's Response to Package of Incentives to Halt Nuke Program

  • US Rallying Allies, Partners On Iran by Staff Writers Kennebunkport ME (AFP) Aug 25, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 1 minute ago
    US President George W. Bush on Thursday led a US diplomatic effort to ensure a united response to Iran's nuclear program one week before Tehran may face United Nations sanctions.

  • Germany Echoes U.S. Worries on Iran Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 24 3:45 PM
    Germany joins the United States in voicing its displeasure with Iran's proposal to halt its nuclear program. Tehran has responded to a package of incentives from the United Nations, but it's unclear whether Iran will suspend uranium enrichment, a key process for making nuclear weapons. The U.N. Security Council has set an Aug. 31 deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment -- or face the

  • U.S. Intelligence on Iran Faulted Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 24 3:44 PM
    Intelligence agencies are facing large gaps in their intelligence on Iran, according to a newly released House Intelligence report. Robert Siegel speaks with Vali Nasr, fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, who says that the performance of the Hezbollah guerillas in the recent crisis in Lebanon shows that the West has been underestimating Iran's power.

  • War on terror points to Iran Open this result in new window
    USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 4:14 AM
    The iron curtain that went up around communist countries decades ago is, at a minimum, the sort of reaction that is needed in reference to the growing threat of Iran ("U.N. envoy warns of Mideast slide into 'abyss,' " News, Monday).

  • Israel Buys Upgraded Subs To Counter Iran Threat Jerusalem (AFP) Aug 23, 2006 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 1 minute ago
    In a bid to boost its military arsenal against a perceived threat from archfoe Iran, Israel has signed a contract with Germany to buy two submarines capable of carrying nuclear weapons, a newspaper report said Wednesday.

  • Kurds sided with Iran, Saddam's lawyers say Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Aug 24 8:27 AM
    Defense lawyers argued on the third day of Saddam's genocide trial that chemical attacks on Kurds were legitimate acts against local militias conspiring with Iran.

  • U.S. says Iran proposal falls short Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 2:09 AM
    The Bush administration said Wednesday a proposal by Iran for nuclear negotiations falls short of U.N. demands that it cease uranium enrichment, and the U.S. began plotting unspecified "next moves" with other governments.

  • Dealing with doubts over Iran's intent Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 2:00 AM
    Every day, air travelers willingly give up dangerous items in inspections because of uncertainty that one passenger might hijack the plane. A similar uncertainty now exists with Iran: Should it be forced to give up the potential to have nuclear weapons?

  • World powers give cool response to Iran nuclear offer Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 1:39 AM
    World powers reacted coolly to Iran's response in the dispute over its nuclear program, with the United States warning it fell short of UN demands and France insisting Tehran immediately suspend uranium enrichment activities.

  • Nations Unmoved by Iran's Counter-Offer Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 1:48 PM
    Diplomats Say 6 World Powers Likely to Reject Iran's Counter-Offer; Merkel Finds It Wanting

  • Oil Prices Rise on Iran-Related Concerns Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 1:22 PM
    Oil Prices Rise As Traders Price in Possibility of Iran Blocking Exports

  • Iran and Romania defuse oil row Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 24 11:04 AM
    Romania says it accepts that a row with Iran over a Romanian oil rig in the Gulf was of a purely commercial nature.

  • Pentagon: Iran Training Shiite Militias in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 24 3:56 PM
    Day to Day , August 24, 2006 U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael Barbero asserted at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday that Iran is funding and training Shiite militias that undermine Iraqi stability.

  • Bush Admin. Works to Address Iran Nuclear Program Impasse Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Aug 24 10:43 AM
    The Bush administration is working with European allies to figure out how to address what they call Iran's inadequate answer to demands that it cease uranium enrichment.

  • Iran Nuclear Offer Likely to Be Rejected Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 10:03 AM
    Senior Diplomats Say U.S., Other World Powers Likely to Reject Iran's Terms for Nuclear Talks

  • Iran nuclear response leak reveals demands Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Aug 24 5:27 PM
    The US would have to lift decades-old sanctions to settle Iran's nuclear dispute with the west.

  • U.S. Spy Agencies Criticized On Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 23 9:01 PM
    A key House committee issued a stinging critique of U.S. intelligence on Iran yesterday, charging that the CIA and other agencies lack "the ability to acquire essential information necessary to make judgments" on Tehran's nuclear program, its intentions or even its ties to terrorism.

  • Envoys: Iran Offer Likely to Be Rejected Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 8:34 AM
    2 Senior Diplomats Say World Powers Likely to Reject Iran's Counter-Offer on Nuclear Program

  • Some in G.O.P. Say Iran Threat Is Played Down Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 23 8:17 PM
    Some policy makers are voicing anger that American spy agencies have not issued more ominous warnings about Iran.

  • Some in G.O.P. Say Iran Threat Is Played Down Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 23 7:48 PM
    Some policy makers are angry that American spy agencies have not issued more ominous warnings about Iran.

  • US in the dark over Iran: Congress intelligence report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 8:13 PM
    A congressional committee warned of "significant" gaps in US intelligence on Iran, a scenario it said precluded confident assessments on Tehran's alleged weapons of mass destruction programs.

  • Envoys: Iran Terms Likely to Be Rejected Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 24 7:48 AM
    2 Senior Diplomats Say World Powers Are Likely to Reject Iran's Terms for Nuclear Negotiations

  • Intelligence on Iran is letting US down, says Republican Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Aug 24 4:07 PM
    AMERICAN intelligence on Iran is so inadequate that Washington is in no position to judge its military and nuclear capabilities and risks repeating mistakes made before the war in Iraq, a congressional committee has said.

  • IRAN WORRY Open this result in new window
    IWon - Money - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
    Germany added European weight to U.S. displeasure with Iran's reply to proposals by world powers aimed at ending a nuclear standoff, saying on Thursday Tehran's insistence on enriching uranium hindered a negotiated solution.

  • 'Clear evidence' Iran is arming, training Iraqi extremists: US general Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 8:14 PM
    A senior US military official said there is "clear evidence" that Iran is funding, training and arming Shiite extremists to destabilize Iraq.

  • Top German expert urges more EU concessions on Iran's nuclear program Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - 4 minutes ago
    Germany - Iran - EU A leading German Mideast expert called on the European Union to make additional concessions on Iran's nuclear program in an effort to settle the ongoing dispute.

  • US 'lacks Iran arms intelligence' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 24 3:34 AM
    There are major gaps in US knowledge of Iran's alleged nuclear weapons capability, a congressional report warns.

  • US Warns of 'Expedited' Effort to Sanction Iran Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 24 2:50 PM
    The United States said Thursday it will make an "expedited" push for economic sanctions against Iran if it does not respond positively by the end of the month to the U.N. Security Council demand that it end uranium enrichment.

  • Iran given deadline to cease nuclear program Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
    TONY EASTLEY: Iran has until next Thursday to halt its nuclear program, or face a range of financial penalties.

  • Congress report faults U.S. intelligence on Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 6:43 PM
    The U.S. intelligence community is ill-prepared to assess Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities and its intentions for developing weapons of mass destruction, a congressional report said on Wednesday.

  • Russia deems sanctions on Iran "premature" Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday that it is still "premature" to talk about imposing sanctions on Iran two days after it responded to the world powers' demand to freeze its uranium enrichment.

  • Annan plans Mideast trip to Syria and Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 6:57 PM
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan plans to visit Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Syria in coming days to help shore up an uneasy Lebanon cease-fire, the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

  • Diplomats Say Iran's Position Falls Short Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    It looks like Iran's position on its nuclear program won't cut it with the other countries keeping an eye on that program. Diplomats who've been briefed on aspects of Iran's response tell The Associated Press there's a very big stumbling block.

  • US Congressional Report Highlights Intelligence Gaps on Iran's Nuclear Program Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 24 1:35 PM
    A U.S. congressional committee has issued a report alleging major gaps in U.S. intelligence on Iran's nuclear program and calling for a concerted effort to improve America's information-gathering capabilities.

  • THE RESULTS OF THE LEBANESE WAR EMBOLDEN IRAN ON NUCLEAR ISSUE Open this result in new window
    EurasiaNet.org - Aug 24 1:58 PM
    Amid continued international wrangling over Irans nuclear program, Tehran appears to have been emboldened by the results of the recent fighting in Lebanon.

  • U.S. urges Iran to follow S. Africa's nuclear example Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 6:25 PM
    A senior U.S. official on Thursday urged Iran to follow South Africa's example to give up its nuclear weapons program, saying that suspension of the uranium enrichment was a key demand of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

  • Merkel `Cannot Be Satisfied' With Iran's Nuclear Response to UN Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Aug 24 5:33 AM
    Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is not satisfied with Iran's response to the United Nations offer of economic benefits in exchange for curtailing its nuclear program.

  • Iran Seeks Peaceful Resolution of Nuclear Issue, Khatami Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Aug 24 3:55 AM
    Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami told Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that Iran seeks a peaceful resolution to the dispute over its nuclear program, said an official at Japan's foreign ministry.

  • Merkel says Iran's answer on nuclear issues "unsatisfactory" Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 6:40 PM
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Iran's response to the proposals by the six nations to resolve the nuclear standoff is "unsatisfactory."

  • U.S. urges Iran to comply with UN resolution Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 6:25 PM
    The United States on Thursday urged Iran to comply with a UN Security Council resolution that requests Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and warned of action if Iran fails to comply.

  • U.S. says Iran response "falls short" Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 4:38 PM
    The United States said on Wednesday that Iran's request for talks fell short of the U.N. Security Council's demand for it to halt its nuclear program.

  • Germany joins US; not happy with Iran reply Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
    BERLIN Germany said yesterday that Iran's response to a package of incentives for halting its nuclear programme appears unsatisfactory because it is missing a reference to whether Tehran will suspend uranium enrichment.

  • Iran to help promote sustainable peace in Middle East: Larijani Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 6:10 PM
    Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Thursday that his country was ready to help promote a sustainable peace in the Middle East, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • U.S. warns banks of stigma of Iran, N.Korea links Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 5:54 PM
    Banks handling money for North Korea or Iran run the risk of some day being exposed to the same stigma associated with banks linked to Nazi Germany, a senior U.S. government official said on Wednesday.

  • Iran's nuclear response likely to be rejected Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Aug 24 12:05 PM
    Key demand of halting enrichment not addressed, German officials say Germany said today that Iran's response to a package of incentives for halting its nuclear program appears unsatisfactory because it is missing a reference to whether Tehran will suspend uranium enrichment.

  • Fears US is 'playing down' Iran threat Open this result in new window
    Independent - Aug 24 4:44 PM
    Concern, especially among Republicans, is growing over a possible intelligence failure on Iran that could rival the one on Iraq but they fear this time Washington may be underestimating, not exaggerating, the threat.

  • Iran, N.Korea spur PAC-3 missile demand: Lockheed Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 5:43 PM
    Fears of North Korea and Iran seem to be spurring broad interest in Patriot PAC-3 missile upgrades, an executive of Lockheed Martin Corp. , the prime contractor, said on Wednesday.

  • Report says U.S. intelligence lacking on Iran Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 23 4:23 PM
    Iran bears significant responsibility for the recent violence in Israel and Lebanon and poses a serious security threat to the United States, according to a congressional report released Wednesday.

  • Iran set for a showdown at UN Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Aug 24 2:12 PM
    Iran appears to be heading for a showdown at the UN Security Council next week over its nuclear programme, facing the threat of sanctions after refusing to freeze sensitive fuel cycle work.

  • EU trio's meeting with U.S. on Iran delayed Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 6:10 PM
    The EU trio -- Britain, France and Germany -- had postponed a meeting with the United States to discuss Iran's response to the six-nation package of incentives aimed at resolving Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

  • Barbero: Iran training Shiite insurgents Open this result in new window
    Navy Times - Aug 24 12:49 PM
    The central government in Iran is training and equipping much of the Shiite insurgency, a senior U.S. general said Wednesday, adding that it is still too soon to tell if the latest security crackdown in Baghdad has been successful.

  • Oil prices rise on Iran-related concerns Open this result in new window
    Sharewatch - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
    The United Nation\'s Aug. 31 deadline for Iran to halt its nuclear program has been keeping futures high, as traders price in the possibility of Iran blocking oil exports.

  • U.S. lawmakers say intelligence on Iran inadequate Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Aug 24 5:55 PM
    A key congressional committee has issued a report criticizing U.S. spy agencies for lacking "the ability to acquire essential information necessary to make judgments" on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. press reported Thursday.

  • Michelle Pilecki: 'Trib' Reports US Started Iran Down the Road to Nuclear Capability Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Aug 24 2:02 PM
    Hat's off to the Chicago Tribune for digging into the past for a classic example of the US digging itself into another hole. In the heart of Tehran sits one of Iran's most important nuclear facilities, a dome-shaped building where scientists have conducted secret experiments that could help the country build atomic bombs. It was provided to the Iranians by the United States. The Tehran

  • Iran urges West to see "positive" signs Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 1:51 PM
    Iran said Wednesday it had offered "positive and clear signals" in its proposal to resolve the standoff over its nuclear program, as the key U.N. Security Council members diverged over their responses setting the stage for a possible fight if the West pushes for sanctions.

  • World powers weigh Iran nuclear offer, US says it falls short Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 1:55 PM
    World powers studied their options to Iran's response to their offer aimed at ending a nuclear crisis, and the United States warned it fell short of UN conditions to avoid sanctions.

  • Iran defends 'positive' atomic reply Open this result in new window
    The Australian - Aug 24 12:29 PM
    IRAN today defended as "positive" its reply to proposals by six world powers to defuse its nuclear standoff with the West, after the United States and Germany voiced displeasure at Tehran's response.

  • Iran Exhibits Anti-Jewish Art Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 minute ago
    The exhibition is intended to expose what some see as Western hypocrisy regarding freedom of expression.

  • Report Finds U.S. Is Ill-Prepared to Assess Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 23 2:25 PM
    Congressional report warns of inadequacies in the quality of U.S. intelligence on Iran and its nuclear weapons capabilities.

  • Iran still has time to avoid sanctions: US Open this result in new window
    The Times of India - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
    The United States is awaiting a formal UN deadline before seeking any new measures to coerce or punish Iran over its disputed nuclear programme.

  • World powers mull Iran offer Open this result in new window
    Business Day - Aug 24 4:30 PM
    TEHRAN The international community was weighing its options Wednesday after Iran responded to an offer aimed at ending a long-running nuclear standoff with a call for serious talks but no indication it would freeze uranium enrichment as demanded by the UN Security Council.

  • Germany joins US in slamming Iran's defiance Open this result in new window
    Independent Online - Aug 24 6:07 PM
    Germany has aligned itself with the United States and criticised Iran's reply to proposals put forward by world powers to end the nuclear standoff with Tehran. Louis Charbonneau reports...

  • Irans nuclear strategy will divide and conquer the UN Open this result in new window
    Business Day - Aug 24 4:40 PM
    Two months ago the U.N. Security Council offered Iran a choice: Stop enriching uranium in violation of its treaty agreements, and the world would negotiate better diplomatic and commercial relations. Keep enriching the fuel for nuclear weapons, however, and face isolation and sanctions.

  • House Intelligence Committee blasts intelligence community on Iran Open this result in new window
    WLUC TV 6 - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
    CAPITOL HILL The U-S intelligence community is coming under scathing criticism from lawmakers for not knowing enough about Iran.

  • US defers call for sanctions on Iran Open this result in new window
    Dawn - 59 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, Aug 24: The Bush administration has deferred its call for immediate sanctions against Iran although it did say that Tehran has failed to respond adequately to a UN demand for verifiably suspending its nuclear enrichment programme by Aug 31.

  • Merkel: Iran's response comes up short Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 24 5:54 AM
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Iran's response to a package of incentives for it to halt its nuclear program appears unsatisfactory. The response is missing a "decisive sentence" on whether Iran will suspend uranium enrichment, she said.

  • Israel buys subs to counter Iran threat Open this result in new window
    Business Day - Aug 24 4:15 PM
    JERUSALEM In a bid to boost its military arsenal against a perceived threat from arch-foe Iran, Israel has signed a contract with Germany to buy two submarines capable of carrying nuclear weapons, a newspaper report said Wednesday.

  • Iran strengthened by the U.S. Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Aug 24 2:12 PM
    A report published in the U.K. claims the United States war on terror has increased Irans influence in the Middle East.

  • Report chastises U.S. intelligence on Iran's nuclear quest / Authors of House critique also rap agencies' inability to  Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 24 3:48 AM
    A key House committee issued a stinging critique of U.S. intelligence on Iran, charging Wednesday that the CIA and other agencies lack "the ability to acquire essential information necessary to make judgments" on Tehran's nuclear program, its intentions or...

  • Germany: Iran's Response on Nuclear Issue 'Not Satisfactory' Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Aug 24 8:05 AM
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Iran's response to an international proposal regarding Tehran's nuclear program is "not satisfactory." In an interview on German television Thursday, the chancellor said Iran's response does not say whether it will halt its uranium enrichment activities.

  • Oil prices rise on Iran-related concerns Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
    Oil prices rose Thursday, as traders bought back into the energy markets after a big decline brought on by an unexpected increase in U.S. gasoline and crude oil stockpiles.

  • Iran urges Europe on counterproposal Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 11:31 AM
    Iran urged Europe on Wednesday to pay attention to what it called "positive" signals in its counterproposal to a nuclear incentives package aimed at persuading Tehran to roll back its nuclear program. Russia and China backed Iran's call for negotiations to end the standoff.

  • US says Iran nuclear response falls short Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 12:26 PM
    Iran's response to a package of incentives in return for halting its nuclear program "falls short" of what was demanded by a U.N. Security Council resolution, the United States said on Wednesday.

  • Action plan urged to avert disaster Iran Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
    BAHRAINI and Gulf experts are drawing up an emergency action plan for the region in the case of a nuclear disaster in Iran.

  • US says Iran reply falls short of demands Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 12:35 PM
    The United States said on Wednesday that Iran's response to a package of incentives offered from world powers fell short of a U.N. Security Council demand that Tehran abandon enrichment activities.

  • Gaps in U.S. data on Iran Open this result in new window
    The Hindu - Aug 24 1:40 PM
    WASHINGTON: A U.S. congressional report has warned that the U.S. is facing ``significant gaps'' in its intelligence on Iran that could be as serious as the shortcomings in its pre-war knowledge about Iraq, leaving Washington ill-prepared to ...

  • Iran heads for showdown in nuclear row Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 24 6:52 AM
    TEHRAN, Aug 24, 2006 (AFP) - Iran has appeared heading for a showdown at the UN Security Council next week over its nuclear programme, facing the threat of sanctions after failing to freeze key fuel cycle work.

  • Iran builds advanced P-2 atomic centrifuges - exiles Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 24 6:36 AM
    PARIS (Reuters) - Iran has built at least 15 advanced P-2 centrifuges, which could dramatically speed up its production of nuclear fuel, and will have hundreds more ready next year, an exiled opposition group said on Thursday.

  • US in the dark over Iran : Congress intel report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 12:21 PM
    A congressional committee warned of "significant" gaps in US intelligence on Iran, a scenario it said precluded confident assessments on Tehran's weapons of mass destruction programs.

  • Iran's response on nuclear issue likely to be rejected: report Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 24 8:48 AM
    _ Six major Western nations studying Iran's response to their offer of nuclear negotiations will likely reject Tehran's terms for talks because they do not even touch on the possibility of freezing uranium enrichment, the Associated Press reported Thursday, quoting diplomats.

  • U.S. says Iran proposal fall short Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 10:54 AM
    The Bush administration said Iran's proposal for negotiations on its nuclear program falls short of U.N. demands and that it will consult with Security Council members on next steps.

  • Iran heads for showdown in nuclear row Open this result in new window
    TurkishPress.com - Aug 24 11:47 AM
    Iran has appeared heading for a showdown at the UN Security Council next week over its nuclear program, facing the threat of sanctions after failing to freeze key fuel cycle work.