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  • Leading U.S. senator assails president over Iran stance Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
    U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV said that White House efforts to portray Iran as a growing threat are reminiscent of rhetoric about Iraq.
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  • Leading Senator Assails President Over Iran Stance Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 19 6:35 PM
    The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday sharply criticized the Bush administration?s increasingly combative stance toward Iran.
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  • Iran complains about U.S. detentions Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 6:02 PM
    Iran charged in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday that the United States illegally attacked its consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil last week and demanded the immediate release of five detained Iranians.
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  • U.S. plans envision broad attack on Iran: analyst Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 4:49 PM
    U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Friday.
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  • US firm on nuclear condition for Iran talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 11:28 AM
    The United States stuck by its demand that Iran freeze sensitive nuclear activity before any bilateral talks, after Iraq's president said Tehran was ready to discuss several key disputes.
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  • Dems seek to bar U.S. attacks on Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 10:44 AM
    Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers.
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  • Dems Warn Against Iran Attack Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Jan 19 10:21 AM
    Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking legislative approval
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  • Cheney Nixed Help from Iran Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 8:04 AM
    The Nation -- Yesterday I wrote about how a bipartisan group of House members recently introduced legislation requiring the Bush Administration to get Congressional approval for any potential military action against Iran.
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  • EU to move on imposing UN sanctions against Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 7:07 AM
    The European Union will call next week for the full and rapid implementation of UN Security Council sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear programme.
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  • EU seeks "fast, full" move on U.N. Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 6:48 AM
    The European Union wants to apply United Nations sanctions on Iran fully and rapidly and may expand the list of people linked to Tehran's nuclear programme targeted by the U.N. resolution, diplomats said on Friday.
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  • Iran to complain to UN over arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 4:29 AM
    Iran said on Friday it would soon lodge a complaint with the U.N. Security Council about the arrest by U.S. troops of five Iranians, who Washington says were backing militants in Iraq but who Tehran says are diplomats.
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  • Iran accuses US of fanning tensions with Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 4:13 AM
    The war of words between Iran and the United States has intensified, with a senior official pointedly accusing Washington of trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad and of fanning tensions between Sunnis and Shiites.
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  • EU considers U.N.-style Iran sanctions: sources Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 4:25 AM
    The European Union is looking at ways to apply United Nations sanctions against Iran and may expand the list of people linked to Tehran's nuclear program targeted by the U.N. resolution, sources said on Friday.
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  • Dems to Bush: Dont attack Iran without Congress OK Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 30 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot yesterday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers.
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  • Sen. Rockefeller fears Iran is new Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - 34 minutes ago
    U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., the head of the Intelligence Committee, says Bush administration rhetoric on Iran reminds him of the Iraq war buildup.
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  • Mark Weisbrot and Robert Naiman: Arash Norouzi Explains the "Wiped Off the Map" Controversy - What Iran's President ... Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Jan 19 11:23 AM
    Robert Naiman, Just Foreign Policy , January 19, 2007 Arash Norouzi, co-founder of the Mossadegh Project (which incidentally has really cool "No Iran War" t-shirts), is no apologist for Ahmadinejad or the Iranian government, as the last paragraph of this article makes clear: 'Iran's President has written two rather philosophical letters to America. In his first letter, he pointed out that ...
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  • Iran takes tough stand over nuclear row Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 10:32 PM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at a U.S. military buildup in the Gulf, saying Thursday that Iran is ready for any possibility in the standoff over its nuclear program.
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  • Congress Wants to Review U.S. Action Against Iran Open this result in new window
    Fox News - Jan 19 10:58 AM
    Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, R-Md., joined a group of representatives Thursday in supporting a pre-emptive move to check any U.S. military action against Iran, which President Bush has accused of supporting attacks on American troops in Iraq.
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  • Democrats warn Bush not to attack Iran Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jan 19 6:08 PM
    WASHINGTON - Democratic congressional leaders lobbed a warning shot on Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking lawmakers' approval. "The president does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without first seeking congressional authorization," said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The administration has accused Iran of ...
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  • Politics put aside as U.S., Iran compete Open this result in new window
    Pocono Record - 8 minutes ago
    BANDAR ABBAS, Iran One day, the spectators were shouting obscenities at American wrestler Mo Lawal after he beat his chest tauntingly before tackling his Iranian opponent.
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  • Gates Says U.S. Has Few Options to Halt Iran?s Atomic Plans Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 18 7:13 PM
    Robert M. Gates played down the possibility of American military action against Iran but said it was also not the right time for diplomatic engagement.
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  • Iran not deterred by psycho war: Larijani Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
    Iran - Security Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani Friday played down the psychologial warfare aimed at deterring Iran from its principle stand on gaining peaceful nuclear energy.
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  • Dems Seek to Bar U.S. Attacks on Iran Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 19 10:36 AM
    Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers. "The president does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without...
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  • Iraq signals changes in protocols with Iran Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 18 7:47 PM
    Iraq is carrying out an extensive review of its diplomatic protocols with Iran and may place new restrictions on them.
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  • Tense politics put aside as U.S., Iran compete in wrestling event Open this result in new window
    CP via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 19 3:29 PM
    BANDAR ABBAS, Iran (AP) - One day, the spectators were shouting obscenities at American wrestler Mo Lawal after he beat his chest tauntingly before tackling his Iranian opponent. The next day, Friday, they were kissing him as he shimmied to Iranian music and passed out U.S flags after winning a gold medal.
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  • U.S., Iran Clash over Five Arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 19 5:45 AM
    Iran says U.S. forces violated Iraq's sovereignty when they captured five Iranians there last week. Iran says the men are diplomats who were attempting to set up a consulate. The U.S. military says they are Iranian intelligence operatives.
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  • Sudan on arm-shopping trip to Iran Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Jan 19 3:18 PM
    NICOSIA Iran has offered to help train and equip Sudan's military. Iranian sources said Teheran has discussed weapons sales to and training for Khartoum's military and security forces. They said Sudan has sought to bolster its military to quell rebellions in Darfour as well as in the south.
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  • US plans envision broad attack on Iran -analyst Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 19 4:47 PM
    Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a ...
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  • US freestyle wrestler Anthony Gansen (blue) and Iran's Mohammad Bager Ali [AFP] Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - Jan 19 5:59 PM
    A team of American wrestlers have participated in Iran's Takhti Cup freestyle wrestling competition in an effort to revive the days of "wrestling diplomacy" which existed under reformist President Mahmoud Khatami.
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  • Iran to complain to UN over arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 57 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Iran said it would soon lodge a complaint with the UN Security Council about the arrest by US troops of five Iranians, who Washington says were backing militants in Iraq but who Tehran says are diplomats, Reuters reported.
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  • Iran accuses US of fanning tensions with Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 57 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - The war of words between Iran and the United States has intensified, with a senior official pointedly accusing Washington of trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad and of fanning tensions between Sunnis and Shiites, AFP reported.
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  • Lawmakers seek to bar U.S. attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 5:36 PM
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed legislation on Thursday to prohibit a U.S. attack on Iran without congressional permission.
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  • EU seeks "fast, full" move on UN Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 57 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - The European Union wants to apply United Nations sanctions on Iran fully and rapidly and may expand the list of people linked to Tehran's nuclear programme targeted by the UN resolution, diplomats said, according to a Reuters report.
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  • Dems seek to bar US attacks on Iran Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 57 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers, The Associated Press reported.
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  • Democrats, White House spar over Iran and Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Hill - Jan 19 2:02 PM
    Democratic leaders and the White House on Friday exchanged verbal jabs over the Bush administration's Iraq and Iran policies.
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  • Democrats warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    The Times of India - 39 minutes ago
    Congressional Democrats are seeking to influence US foreign policy on Iran, saying that Bush must get congressional approval before launching any military strike.
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  • US firm on nuclear condition for Iran talks Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 58 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - The United States stuck by its demand that Iran freeze sensitive nuclear activity before any bilateral talks, after Iraq's president said Tehran was ready to discuss several key disputes, AFP reported.
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  • Diplomats: Iran may start enrichment Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 4:20 PM
    Iran is ready to start assembling thousands of centrifuges to produce enriched uranium a possible pathway to nuclear arms after finishing most preliminary work on an underground facility housing such machines, a diplomat and a U.N. official said Thursday.
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  • Iraq president says Iran ready for talks with Washington on regional security Open this result in new window
    CNews - Jan 19 6:04 PM
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in remarks published Friday that Iran is ready to meet with the United States for talks about security issues - part of an apparent effort by Talabani to encourage a dialogue between two countries that are increasingly at odds and vital to Iraq.
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  • "Iran an important & strong member of CISM" Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 57 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Iran is an "important and strong member" of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), the council's secretary-general said, IRNA reported.
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  • Cargo transit via Iran tops 4m tons since March Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 55 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Cargo transit via Iran in the first nine months of Iranian calendar year 1385 (ends March 21) hit 4,106,000 tons, which shows a 13.6% rise compared with the same period last year, MNA reported.
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  • Cargo transit via Iran tops 4m tons since March Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 55 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Cargo transit via Iran in the first nine months of Iranian calendar year 1385 (ends March 21) hit 4,106,000 tons, which shows a 13,6% rise compared with the same period last year, MNA reported.
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  • Iran: Looming Economic Crisis Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Jan 19 4:18 PM
    As tension builds up between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community, a potentially more significant conflict is taking shape within the ruling establishment in Tehran.
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  • Iran plays no role in Iraqi unrest: Pakistan envoy Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 56 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 20 (IranMania) - Pakistan's Ambassador at UN Ashraf Jahangir announced none of Iraq's neighbors, especially Iran, play any role in prevailing unrest there, IRNA reported.
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  • Iran kids to try world's longest painting Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jan 19 4:53 PM
    BAM, Iran, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Iranian children will try to draw the world's longest painting on a cloth around the Arg-e Bam citadel during the Bam Film and Photo Festival, organizers say.
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  • U.S., Iran Clash over Five Arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 19 6:50 AM
    Morning Edition , January 19, 2007 A diplomatic spat is brewing in Baghdad, after Iran's ambassador accused U.S. forces of kidnapping five of its citizens and claimed the American actions violated Iraqi sovereignty.
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  • Ahmadinejad: Iran 'ready' for standoff with West over nukes Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 18 1:44 PM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed back over the U.S. military buildup in the Gulf, saying Thursday that Iran is ready for any possibility in its standoff with the West over its nuclear program. Calls for compromise echo "the words of the enemy" and will not affect the Iranian government's nuclear policies, he said.
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  • Democratic leaders warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    WKBT La Crosse - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON Democratic congressional leaders are warning the Bush administration not to attack Iran without lawmakers' approval. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid tells the National Press Club that the president doesn't have the authority to launch such an attack.
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  • Iran To Complain To UN Over US Arrest Of Iranians In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Jan 19 10:07 AM
    TEHRAN (AP)--Iran said Friday it would file a formal complaint with the U.N. Security Council over the U.S. forces' detention of five Iranians in northern Iraq.
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  • Dems seek to bar U.S. attacks on Iran Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 19 10:37 AM
    WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers. "The president does not...
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  • Correction: Iran-Wrestling story Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 2:19 PM
    In a Jan. 16 story about U.S. wrestlers visiting Iran, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Iran boycotted the 2003 world freestyle wrestling championships in New York. Iran initially announced it would boycott but in the end participated in the tournament.
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  • Democratic leaders warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jan 19 9:39 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers. "The president does not have the authority to launch military action in Iran without first seeking congressional authorization,'' Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told the National Press Club. The ...
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  • Democrats warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 55 minutes ago
    Washington, Jan 20: Congressional Democrats are seeking to influence US foreign policy on Iran, saying that US President George W. Bush must get congressional approval before launching any military strike.
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  • Sanctions could escalate Iran standoff: ElBaradei Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 1:15 PM
    The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, said on Thursday sanctions against Iran could escalate a standoff over its nuclear program and called for a new impetus to break the deadlock.
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  • US lawmakers demand Bush ask Congress before attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 1:41 PM
    US lawmakers demanded President George W. Bush win approval from Congress before using military force against Iran, even as officials again denied that any attacks are on the cards.
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  • Tense politics put aside as U.S., Iran compete in wrestling event Open this result in new window
    Canada.com - Jan 19 3:46 PM
    BANDAR ABBAS, Iran (AP) - One day, the spectators were shouting obscenities at American wrestler Mo Lawal after he beat his chest tauntingly before tackling his Iranian opponent.
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  • Iran?s President Criticized Over Nuclear Issue Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 18 11:35 AM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is coming under pressure at home a month after the U.N. imposed sanctions to curb Iran?s nuclear program.
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  • Iraq tells Iran, US to take their fight elsewhere Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 1:08 PM
    Iraq told the United States and Iran to settle their scores elsewhere, while the US military confirmed it had searched Sudan's embassy in Baghdad as part of an anti-insurgent operation.
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  • Iran warns it's ready for nuke standoff Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:16 AM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iran was prepared for any possibility in the standoff with the West over its nuclear activities a tough reaction to a U.S. military buildup in the Gulf meant as a warning to Tehran.
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  • IAEA suspends some technical aid to Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 12:02 PM
    The International Atomic Energy Agency has halted some of its technical aid to Iran following the United Nations' sanctions against Tehran's nuclear programme, the chairman of the agency's board of governors said.
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  • Earthquake hits Iran, no casualties reported Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Jan 19 8:33 AM
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit an area in southwest Iran on Friday, state television reported, but did not report any casualties.
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  • U.S. lawmakers seek to bar U.S. attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:25 AM
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday pushed legislation to prohibit a U.S. attack on Iran without Congress' permission.
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  • No Blank Check on Iran Open this result in new window
    The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:10 AM
    The Nation -- The Iraq Study Group recommended that the Bush Administration engage Iran. Instead, the Administration chose to threaten it.
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  • US lawmakers demand Bush ask Congress before invading Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 11:07 AM
    A resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives calls on President George W. Bush to obtain approval from Congress before using military force against Iran.
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  • Outside View: Iran targets Latin America Open this result in new window
    UPI - Jan 19 10:54 AM
    MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Anti-Americanism is quickly bridging the gap between Iran and Latin America. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has visited the continent for the second time in the past four months.
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  • US firm on nuclear condition for Iran talks Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jan 19 9:37 AM
    WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday stuck by its demand that Iran freeze sensitive nuclear activity before any bilateral talks, after Iraq's president said Tehran was ready to discuss several key disputes.
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  • Solving Iran's N-fuel dilemma Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Jan 19 1:10 PM
    Now that the UN Security Council has approved Resolution 1737 imposing sanctions on Iran for not suspending its uranium enrichment programme, the question is, what is the path to a peaceful resolution of the problem posed by the programme?
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  • Ahmadinejad warns Iran is ready for any possibility over nuclear row, condemns his critics Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 19 5:18 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at a U.S. military buildup in the Gulf, saying Thursday that Iran is ready for any possibility in the standoff over its nuclear program. The president...
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  • Sanctions could escalate Iran standoff: UN's ElBaradei Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 9:59 AM
    The UN's nuclear chief Mohammed ElBaradei has warned that international sanctions imposed last month over Iran's atomic programme could escalate the standoff between Tehran and the West.
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  • Iran offers to help train, equip Iraqi forces Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 9:55 AM
    Tehran's ambassador to Baghdad said that Iran stood ready to help train and equip Iraqi security forces to combat what he called terrorism.
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  • Paper Linked To Khamenei Slams Iran President Nuclear Role-NYT Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Jan 19 6:36 AM
    NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- A newspaper that reflects the views of Iran's supreme leader has rebuked President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's pursuit of a nuclear program, saying U.N. sanctions passed in December are causing the country harm, The New York Times reported in its Friday edition.
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  • U.S. has few bargaining chips in Iran disputes: Gates Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 10:00 AM
    The United States has little reason to negotiate with Iran now because the government in Tehran does not want anything from Washington, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.
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  • Dems warn Bush against Iran attack Open this result in new window
    Quad-City Times - Jan 19 10:04 AM
    TODAY: (Updated 11:55 a.m.) WASHINGTON Democratic leaders in Congress lobbed a warning shot Friday at the White House not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers.
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  • Iran's president spurns critics, UN on nuclear work Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Jan 19 12:58 AM
    TEHRAN -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed back over the US military buildup in the Gulf, saying yesterday that Iran is ready for any possibility in the standoff over its nuclear program.
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  • Dispatches From the Edge: Iran: Thinking the Unthinkable Open this result in new window
    Berkeley Daily Planet - Jan 19 8:55 AM
    Is Israel, supported by the Bush administration, preparing to launch an atomic war against Iran? That is a question being asked in the wake of a Jan. 7 report by the London Sunday Times that claims the Israeli government is planning to attack Irans uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.
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  • Democrats warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    News 8 Austin - Jan 19 10:24 AM
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional leaders are warning the Bush administration not to attack Iran without lawmakers' approval. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid told the National Press Club that the president doesn't have the authority to launch such an attack.
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  • Democrats warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    News 8 Austin - Jan 19 10:19 AM
    The Bush administration said it has no intentions of invading Iran, but hasn't ruled it out.
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  • Iranian president warns Iran ready for anything in nuclear dispute. Open this result in new window
    WFMJ Youngstown - Jan 19 2:20 PM
    TEHRAN, Iran Iran's president is lashing out against a buildup of U-S military might in the Persian Gulf. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (mahk-MOOD' ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhadh) vows Tehran will not give in to U-N demands to halt its nuclear program.
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  • Iran Sees A Divide-And-Conquer Policy In The Mideast Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 19 7:58 AM
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently denounced what he sees as attempts by the United States to divide Shi'a and Sunnis in the Middle East and to bring Arab states into a coalition hostile to Iran. -RFE
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  • Democratic leaders warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    Fox 6 News San Diego - Jan 19 9:27 AM
    Democratic congressional leaders are warning the Bush administration not to attack Iran without lawmakers' approval.
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  • US Lawmakers Press Bush Administration Officials on Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 19 7:59 AM
    The Bush administration is coming under increasing pressure from members of Congress regarding any possible moves against Iran because of its role in Iraq. VOA's Dan Robinson reports, concerns intensified after the president's speech last week in which he said U.S troops will be moving to interrupt support from Iran and Syria for insurgents in Iraq. -VOA
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  • Iran reportedly set for talks with U.S. Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 2:41 PM
    President Jalal Talabani said in remarks published Friday that the Iranians were ready to meet with the U.S. for talks about security issues part of an apparent effort by Talabani to encourage a dialogue between two nations that are increasingly at odds, and vital to Iraq.
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  • Iran, North Korea sign cultural exchange program Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 6:59 AM
    Iran - N Korea - Culture Iranian and North Korean officials sighed a cultural exchange program for 2007-2009 period in North Korean capital, Pyongyang, on Friday evening.
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  • Stand up against BBC's support for US war propaganda on Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 19 7:58 AM
    As the US is deploying a massive armada in the Persian Gulf to threaten Iran, the BBC s top in-depth news programme has supported the totally unfounded US propaganda against the five employees of the Iranian consulate in Arbil arrested after the US forces raid last week. -Abbas Edalat, Campaign Iran
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  • Quake hits Iran's southern province again Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 6:59 AM
    Iran - Khouzestan - Quake A tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale again jolted outskirts of Haftgel in the southern province of Khouzestan on Friday afternoon.
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  • Democratic leaders warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    ABC 7 El Paso - Jan 19 8:49 AM
    WASHINGTON Democratic congressional leaders are warning the Bush administration not to attack Iran without lawmakers' approval. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid tells...
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  • US congressmen seek Iran block Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 18 4:14 PM
    A bipartisan group of US congressmen propose a new law to block an attack on Iran without congressional approval.
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  • EU FMs say door is open for talks with Iran Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 19 7:57 AM
    The Foreign Ministers' Council of the 27- member European Union are to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the European bloc's relations with the Islamic Republic during their regular monthly session in Brussels on Monday. -IRNA
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  • Rice criticizes French plans for Iran overture Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 7:04 AM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implicitly criticized French plans to send an envoy to Iran to discuss the situation in Lebanon and the Middle East.
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  • Earthquake hits Iran, no casualties reported Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 19 6:18 AM
    Source: Reuters (Corrects scale of earthquake in first paragraph) TEHRAN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit an area in southwest Iran on Friday, state television reported, but ...
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  • Iran and U.S. Find Peace on the Mat Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 19 5:26 PM
    In Bandar Abbas, a southern port city a few miles from passing American warships, rising political tensions between the two countries were put aside this week for sheer enthusiasm over wrestling.
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  • Iran to complain to UN over arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 19 4:31 AM
    Source: Reuters TEHRAN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it would soon lodge a complaint with the U.N. Security Council about the arrest by U.S. troops of five Iranians, who Washington says were backing ...
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  • Bush to take to grave wish for Iran's abandoning of nuclear plan - Prosecutor General Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 8:06 AM
    Iran - Nuclear - Official Iran's Prosecutor General Ghorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi said here Friday the US President George W. Bush should take to grave his wish for Iran's abandoning of its peaceful nuclear program.
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  • Quake jolts Iran's southern province Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 5:44 AM
    Iran - Khouzestan - Quake An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit outskirts of the Bagh-Malek in the southern province of Khouzestan on Friday afternoon.
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  • Iran plays no role in Iraqi unrest - Pak UN envoy Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 7:51 AM
    Pakistan - Iran - Iraq Pakistan's Ambassador at UN Ashraf Jahangir announced Friday none of Iraq's neighbors, especially Iran, play any role in prevailing unrest there.
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  • Iran: President Ahmadinejad Comes Under Fire Open this result in new window
    Radio Free Europe: Radio Library - Jan 19 6:54 AM
    January 19, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- More than half of the 290 lawmakers in Iran's parliament have backed a letter assailing President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's budget preparations. In it, they attack his government for failing to present a budget on time and warn that it must be realistic in its basic assumptions.
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  • ElBaradei frets over sanctions on Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 18 4:47 AM
    The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday he was concerned that the U.N. sanctions on Iran could escalate the standoff with Western powers over its suspected weapons program.
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  • EP to hold session on Iran Monday - Austrian FM Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 7:24 AM
    EU - Iran - Session Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday that EU Ministers Council would hold a session in Brussels on Iran on Monday.
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  • Lawmakers Skeptical of Talks With Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 19 12:05 PM
    Lee Hamilton, the co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, faced skepticism from Congressional leaders today.
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  • Iran, Syria, UN should assist in Iraq settlement - Lavrov Open this result in new window
    Interfax - Jan 19 4:01 AM
    MOSCOW. Jan 19 (Interfax) - Iran, Syria and the UN should be involved in the Iraq settlement process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
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