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  • Rice warns firms more Iran sanctions may come Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 4:33 PM
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said companies should beware of doing business with Iran and think about the possibility of more sanctions.
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  • Iran says forces ready for any threat Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 12:35 PM
    Iran's top nuclear negotiator has declared that the nation's armed forces are ready to face any threat to its nuclear installations, local media reported, amid speculation Washington may be planning a military strike.
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  • Rice rules out talks with Syria, Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 12:20 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated Washington's opposition to talking to Syria or Iran to get their help in easing unrest in Iraq.
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  • Sunni-Shiite talks begin with spat over Iran, Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 8:35 AM
    A conference on inter-Islamic dialogue has got off to a heated start in Doha with a top Sunni cleric attacking Shiites and Iran over the continuing sectarian violence in war-torn Iraq.
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  • Iran complains to U.N. over diplomats' arrest -TV Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 2:06 AM
    Iran has complained to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the arrest by U.S. troops of five Iranian diplomats, who Washington says were helping militants in Iraq, state television reported on Saturday.
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  • Iran nuclear chief says forces ready for any threat Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 19 11:45 PM
    Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has said the nation's armed forces are ready to face any threat to its nuclear installations, local media has reported.
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  • Intelligence Brief: Tensions Increase Between Iran and Saudi Arabi Open this result in new window
    La Nueva Cuba - Jan 20 1:38 PM
    The latest political developments in the Middle East demonstrate the rising power of Iran. Tehran is involved in three primary conflicts in the Middle East. First, it has extensive ties with the Shi'a movement Hezbollah, which Iran uses as an instrument of leverage in Lebanon and as a tool to pressure Israel.
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  • Rice warns of more Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jan 20 5:54 PM
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says companies should be careful about doing business with Iran and think about the possibility of more sanctions.
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  • Maliki, Iran Present Challenges to U.S Policy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 20 9:00 AM
    Verbal barbs from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iran's shift to center stage are further complicating the Bush administration's efforts to make progress in Iraq.
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  • Leading U.S. senator assails president over Iran stance Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 19 7:47 PM
    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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  • Nicaragua builds relations with Iran by hosting leader Open this result in new window
    La Nueva Cuba - Jan 20 9:38 AM
    MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - Iran's hard-line president expanded his courtship of allies in his standoff with Washington on Sunday, pledging deeper ties with Nicaragua's leftist leader.
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  • Rice warns firms more Iran sanctions may come Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 20 4:32 PM
    Source: Reuters By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said companies should beware of doing business with Iran and think about the possibility of more sanctions ...
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  • Fox urges bigger effort on Iran Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Jan 20 4:32 PM
    A renewed diplomatic offensive is needed on Iran, the Conservatives said last night, amid evidence of plans by Teheran to fuel the insurgency in Afghanistan.
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  • Maliki, Iran Present Challenges to U.S Policy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 20 10:05 AM
    Weekend Edition Saturday , January 20, 2007 Verbal barbs from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Iran's shift to center stage are further complicating the Bush administration's efforts to make progress in Iraq.
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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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  • Iran says Iraq may free 5 arrested Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 20 1:09 PM
    Five Iranians arrested by U.S. troops in Iraq Jan. 11 could be released soon, an Iranian envoy said Saturday. Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Kasemi Qomi told the Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA, that the Iraqi government has said it will free the men, who Iran says are diplomats.
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  • Iran right to send letter to UN on diplomats' abduction: Official Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 2:52 PM
    Iran - US - Jalali An Iranian lawmaker said here Saturday that Iran's sending a letter to the UN on kidnapping of its diplomats by the US forces is a positive move.
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  • Flight from Iran Open this result in new window
    The Observer - Jan 20 4:25 PM
    It was 1981. The Shah had fled Iran, Khomeini had arrived, Iraq had declared war. Thinking it prudent to visit my parents in England, my husband drove me through the snow to Tehran airport.
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  • Lawmarks seek to bar US attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Jan 20 4:31 PM
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives pushed legislation to prohibit a U.S. attack on Iran without congressional permission.
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  • Sunni cleric urges Iran to help stop Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 20 11:31 AM
    Source: Reuters DOHA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A prominent Sunni Muslim cleric urged Shi'ite Iran on Saturday to do more to halt the sectarian violence that many fear is dragging Iraq into civil war. "There is no ...
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  • Japanese tourists find Iran highly attractive Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:44 AM
    Japan - Tourists - Iran Senior expert on literature from Japan's Kyoto University, Behnam Jahedzadeh, said here Saturday that the Japanese tourists visiting Iran find it highly appealing.
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  • Iran wants to start fuel rationing from March Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Jan 20 6:19 PM
    TEHRAN: Iran's interior minister said yesterday the government wants to ration fuel for the next Iranian year beginning on March 21 despite parliament's wish to introduce dual pricing instead.
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  • Sunni-Shiite talks begin with spat over Iran, Iraq Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Jan 20 10:22 AM
    DOHA - A conference on inter-Islamic dialogue got off to a heated start in Doha on Saturday with a top Sunni cleric attacking Shiites and Iran over the continuing sectarian violence in war-torn Iraq.
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  • ICHHTO head considers tourism as decisive factor in introducing Iran's real face to world Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:47 AM
    Iran - Tourism Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei here Saturday referred to the false and irrational image of Iran presented on world scene and said that tourism is a decisive factor in countering such a policy and introducing the real image of Iran to the world public opinion.
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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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  • Iran, Ghana keen to expand cooperation in agricultural research Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:46 AM
    Iran - Agriculture - Ghana Ghana's Minister of Food and Agriculture Ernest Debrah toured various sections of the Biotechnology Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad in Karaj on Saturday.
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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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  • Iran Demands UN Action Against US For Detaining Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 20 10:43 AM
    Iran has sent an official letter of complaint to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanding action against the United States for its recent arrest of five Iranians in Iraq. -VOA
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  • Iran Demands UN Action Against US For Detaining Iranians in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Jan 20 5:48 AM
    Iran has sent an official letter of complaint to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanding action against the United States for its recent arrest of five Iranians in Iraq.
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  • Iran summons 29 footballers for 2008 Olympics preliminaries Open this result in new window
    Payvand Iran News - Jan 20 10:42 AM
    Newly installed Croat manager of Iran's Under-23 football team, Vinko Begovic, here Saturday called up 29 players for the preliminary matches of the 2008 Olympic Games in the Chinese capital Beijing. -MNA
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  • Iran, Azerbaijan discuss regional, international issues Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:45 AM
    Iran - Azerbaijan - Meet Iran and Azerbaijan on Friday discussed the latest regional and international developments as well as Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
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  • U.S.-Iran wrestling is tension-free Open this result in new window
    The Arizona Republic - Jan 20 1:02 AM
    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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  • US attempts to radicalize Iran's policy in Iraq: MP Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:48 AM
    Iran - Iraq - US A legislator here on Saturday said that the US tries to lead Iran's policy in Iraq to radicalism.
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  • Iran should use all capacity for release of kidnapped diplomats Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:44 AM
    Iran - UN - Diplomats A member of the Expediency Council on Saturday said that Iran should exert all-out efforts with international communities to obtain the release of Iranian diplomats captured in Erbil, Iraq.
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  • Report: Iran massing troops at Iraq border Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 20 5:08 AM
    Iranian troops are reportedly gathering along the border with northern Iraq. An Iraqi Kurdish source told the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, that Iran is massing troops stationed at its main border crossing with Iraq, in Pashmakh.
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  • Iran, Sri Lanka keen to expand cooperatives cooperation Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:46 AM
    Iran - Sri Lanka - Cooperatives Iran and Sri Lanka have agreed to bolster their cooperation in the cooperatives sector, Secretary-General of the Iranian Chamber of Cooperatives Mohammad-Reza Ramezani said here Saturday.
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  • MP: Iran should follow up fate of diplomats through Iraqi gov't Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:46 AM
    Iran - US - Diplomats An Iranian lawmaker said here Saturday that Iran should follow up case of its kidnapped diplomats through the Iraqi government.
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  • Iran-Turkey border a model for the world: official Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:44 AM
    Iran - Turkey - Peace The governor general of the Turkish province of Van, Mehmet Niyazi Tanilir, here Saturday said that the joint border of Iran and Turkey was the best example to the world of a peaceful border.
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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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  • Democrats warn president not to launch attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Jan 20 4:39 AM
    Democratic leaders in Congress told the White House yesterday not to launch an attack against Iran without first seeking approval from lawmakers.
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  • Iraqi president's envoy denounces US kidnapping of Iran diplomats Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 9:48 AM
    Iran - Iraq - Diplomats US kidnapping of diplomats from the Iranian Consulate in Erbil has caused humanitarian problems for Iraqi Kurds living in the province, representative of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Tehran said on Saturday.
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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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  • Senate intelligence chief blasts Bush's Iran rhetoric Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 19 10:50 PM
    The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday sharply criticized the Bush administration's increasingly combative stance toward Iran, saying that White House efforts to portray it as a growing threat are uncomfortably reminiscent of rhetoric about Iraq before the U.S. invasion of 2003.
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  • U.S. plans envision broad attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    Central Chronicle - Jan 20 9:22 AM
    Washington, Jan 20: 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. "I've seen some of the planning ...
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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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  • Iran complains to U.N. over diplomats' arrest - TV Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Jan 20 3:02 AM
    Source: Reuters TEHRAN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iran has complained to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the arrest by U.S. troops of five Iranian diplomats, who Washington says were helping militants in Iraq, ...
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  • "US Plans for a War against Iran" Open this result in new window
    ERT.gr - Jan 20 8:50 AM
    US contingency planning for military action against Irans nuclear programme goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, said former US intelligence analyst Wayne White, who was a top Middle East analyst for the State Departments bureau of intelligence and research until March 2005. We are not talking about a surgical strike, but talking about a war ...
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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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  • IRAN SEEKS NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM N. KOREA Open this result in new window
    Middle East Newsline - Jan 20 4:25 AM
    LONDON [MENL] -- Iran has discussed additional missile technology and systems from North Korea. Western intelligence sources said an Iranian delegation has arrived in North Korea for talks on ballistic missile development.
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  • US lacks 'explosive' evidence against Iran Open this result in new window
    Financial Express - Jan 20 8:17 AM
    For 18 months, the administration of US President George W Bush has periodically raised the charge that Iran is supplying anti-coalition forces in Iraq with arms.
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  • US plans envision broad attack on Iran, says analyst Open this result in new window
    Gulf News - Jan 20 4:51 AM
    Washington & Tehran: US contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear programme goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former US intelligence analyst said on Friday.
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  • US aiming to put Iran, region under psychological pressure: MP Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 2:36 AM
    Iran - Semnan - MP A Majlis deputy said here Saturday that the US arrest of Iranian consular officials in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil was intended to put political pressure on Iran and the region.
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  • West's sanctions on Iran futile: envoy Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 2:06 AM
    Iran - Thailand - Envoy Iranian Ambassador to Thailand Mohsen Pak-Ayeen said in Bangkok on Saturday that sanctions imposed on Iran by a UN Security Council resolution will bear no fruit.
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  • Dems to Bush: Don't attack Iran without Congress OK Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Jan 19 9:15 PM
    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. "The president...
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  • Sen. Rockefeller fears Iran is new Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Jan 19 9:11 PM
    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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  • Iran nuclear chief says forces ready for any threat Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - Jan 20 1:26 AM
    TEHERAN - Irans top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said the nations armed forces are ready to face any threat to its nuclear installations, local media reported on Saturday.
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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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  • Iran protests to UN over US' storming of its consulate in Erbil Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 20 12:06 AM
    UN - Iran - Erbil The Islamic Republic of Iran here on Friday wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon protesting against the storming of its consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil by US forces.
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  • Iran nuclear chief says forces ready for any threat Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - Jan 19 11:49 PM
    Iranian soldiers march during a parade in Tehran. Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has said the nation's armed forces are ready to face any threat to its nuclear installations, local media has reported.
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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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  • Tajik official says prospects of ties with Iran "excellent" Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Jan 19 11:06 PM
    Tajikistan - Iran - Ties Tajikistan's First Deputy Foreign Minister Saidmumin Yatimov here Friday assessed as "excellent" prospects of his country's future ties with Iran.
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  • Iran complains about U.S. detentions Open this result in new window
    AngolaPress - Jan 20 1:17 AM
    UNITED NATIONS 01/20- 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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  • Politics put aside as U.S., Iran compete Open this result in new window
    Pocono Record - Jan 19 9:37 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:35 PM
    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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  • Gates returns home after road testing new Iraq, Iran strategy Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 20 3:27 AM
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has returned home with assurances that so far Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is living up to his pledge to support a renewed crackdown on sectarian violence.
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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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  • Iran accuses U.S. of sabotaging Arab-Iranian relations Open this result in new window
    Helena Independent Record - Jan 19 11:24 PM
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Iran's top security official Ali Larijani accused the United States of fanning Iranian-Arab tensions and inciting divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims with the aim of dominating the Middle East.
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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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  • U.S., Iran, Venezuela battle for Nicaragua Open this result in new window
    The State - 34 minutes ago
    SAN JOSE, Nicaragua The U.S. is again battling leftists in Daniel Ortegas Nicaragua. This time, the fight is being waged not with guns and guerrilla warfare, but with free tractors, health clinics and donated electrical plants.
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  • EU to move on sanctions against Iran Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Jan 19 10:42 PM
    BRUSSELS: 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, EU officials said yesterday.
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  • Iran to complain to UN over arrests in Iraq Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Jan 19 8:48 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:48 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:47 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:47 PM
    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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  • After Iran it is Pakistan on US hit list: ex-army chief Open this result in new window
    Gulf Times - Jan 19 11:07 PM
    LAHORE: Former army chief Gen Mirza Aslam Beg says both Iran and Pakistan are on the "hit list" of the United States, and before attacking the two countries the worlds only super power is trying to isolate them at the international level through diplomatic moves.
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  • US firm on nuclear condition for Iran talks Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Jan 19 8:47 PM
    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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  • Democrats warn Bush against attacking Iran Open this result in new window
    The Times of India - Jan 19 9:05 PM
    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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  • 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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  • Jan 20, 1981 - Iran releases 52 hostages Open this result in new window
    Sify News - Jan 19 9:57 PM
    Today is Saturday, January 20, the 20th day of 2007. There are 345 days left in the year. On January 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.
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  • "Iran an important & strong member of CISM" Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - Jan 19 8:48 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:50 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:50 PM
    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 - Jan 19 8:49 PM
    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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