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  • Iran president vows to push nuke program Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 8 minutes ago
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched anniversary celebrations Thursday for Iran's Islamic Revolution with a defiant promise to push ahead with the country's controversial nuclear program.
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  • Iran blocks UN cameras at big atom site: diplomats Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 58 minutes ago
    Iran has refused to let U.N. inspectors set up cameras at an underground plant where it is set to begin installing 3,000 centrifuges for full-scale enrichment of nuclear fuel, diplomats said on Friday.
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  • Iran has begun assembling centrifuges at Natanz site: diplomats Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
    Iran has begun installing centrifuges at the Natanz site where it plans 3,000 of the machines to enrich uranium in defiance of UN demands to halt this sensitive nuclear activity, diplomats have said.
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  • In Uproar, Chirac Again Retracts Remarks on Nuclear Iran Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
    President Jacques Chirac reaffirmed that France remained committed to preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
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  • Iran won't respond to saber-rattling Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 01 6:40 PM
    One editorial in the The Baltimore Sun reads: "Iran is hardly a monolithic, march-in-step country; everything Iranian is not evil. But that's a hard sell to make in Washington."
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  • Clinton wants talks with Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
    Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Thursday the United States should talk with Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah as she outlined a plan for the Middle East that left open the possibility of military action against Tehran.
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  • Iran?s President Reaffirms Nuclear Ambitions Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Feb 01 12:20 PM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today that the United Nations sanctions will not deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear program.
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  • U.S. says Oregon man sought missile parts for Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:50 PM
    U.S. immigration agents have charged an Oregon businessman with trying to buy batteries used in U.S.-built Hawk surface-to-air missiles for shipment to Iran, court documents showed on Thursday.
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  • Chirac backtracks after gaffe on Iran bomb threat Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 11:53 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac backtracked on Thursday after saying it would not be dangerous for Iran to have a nuclear bomb, a sudden departure from the position France has long held with key allies.
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  • Chirac sets record straight on Iran after blunder Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 10:59 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac said that a nuclear-armed Iran was unacceptable, setting the record straight after stating that Tehran's possession of the bomb would not be "very dangerous."
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  • Stressing friendship with Iran, Putin backs UN watchdog Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 9:06 AM
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced support for a proposal by the UN nuclear watchdog for a timeout in the international row over Iran's nuclear programme and said Moscow was committed to cooperation with the Islamic state.
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  • Chirac backtracks after Iran bomb threat brush off Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 10:09 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac backtracked on Thursday after saying it would not be dangerous for Iran to have a nuclear bomb, a sharp departure from France's position and the stance of close allies.
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  • Chirac scrambles to limit fallout from Iran comment Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 01 12:43 PM
    The president repeated that France would not accept a "nuclear-armed Iran."
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  • Russia considers cooperating with Iran to sell natural gas Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 01 12:44 PM
    Underscoring a widening rift with the U.S., Russia will consider a cooperative effort with Iran to sell natural gas, President Vladimir Putin said, while his Foreign Ministry expressed support for postponing UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
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  • US: No dispute with Chirac on Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 8:41 AM
    The United States played down French President Jacques Chirac's retracted statement that a nuclear-armed Iran would not be "very dangerous," and said Tehran must not get atomic weapons.
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  • France's Chirac backtracks after downplaying threat of Iran nuke Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 01 6:51 AM
    President Jacques Chirac backtracked Thursday and said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable, reversing earlier comments that Tehran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very dangerous."
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  • U.S.-Iran tensions could trigger war Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 01 5:52 AM
    Citing Iranian involvement with Iraqi militias and Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Bush administration has shifted to offense in its confrontation with Iran building up the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf and promising more aggressive moves against Iranian operatives in Iraq and Lebanon.
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  • Ahmadinejad says Iran will celebrate 'stabilization' of nuclear program next week Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 01 5:48 AM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that Iran will celebrate the "stabilization" of its nuclear program as early as next week a comment believed to mean Tehran will announce the start of installing 3,000 centrifuges at its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz.
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  • Iran kicks off revolution fete with nuclear defiance Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 6:12 AM
    Iran has kicked off a series of anniversary festivities for the Islamic revolution shrugging off UN sanctions over its nuclear programme and urging national unity against US "conspiracies".
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  • White House: US, France still agree on Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 7:53 AM
    The White House played down French President Jacques Chirac's retracted statement that a nuclear-armed Iran would not be "very dangerous," and said Tehran must not get atomic weapons.
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  • Iran president seen trying to deflect criticism Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 5:20 AM
    Iran's president has reminded Iranians that matters such as nuclear policy are ultimately decided by the supreme leader not him, words analysts say may be aimed at deflecting criticism and denying a leadership rift.
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  • US asked to suspend free trade talks with Malaysia over Iran deal Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 6:10 AM
    A key US lawmaker has called on the administration of President George W. Bush to suspend free trade talks with Malaysia in protest over its mega energy deal with nuclear renegade Iran.
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  • U.S. warns Iran to stop aiding Iraqi insurgents Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 4:51 AM
    Iran is supplying Iraqi insurgents with weapons technology used to kill American troops, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, sending another warning to Iran against interfering in Iraq.
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  • Chirac reversal on Iran nuke bombs Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 5:58 AM
    PARIS, France (AP) -- French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three newspapers that Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very dangerous" and that if it used the weapon on Israel, Tehran would be immediately "razed," according to a newspaper report.
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  • Chirac says France can't accept nuclear-armed Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 5:45 AM
    France cannot accept a nuclear-armed Iran, President Jacques Chirac's office said on Thursday, back-tracking on earlier remarks by the president that it would not be dangerous for Iran to have an atom bomb.
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  • The Kissinger Effect on Bush's Iran Strategy Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Feb 01 4:19 PM
    The Bush administration's approach to Iran tracks the advice of a certain secretary of State with Vietnam experience. Can the Kissinger model work?
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  • Chirac's offhand remarks on nuclear Iran spark guessing game Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 46 minutes ago
    PARIS Did French President Jacques Chirac misspeak? Is he, at age 74 and in the waning months of his second and likely last term, losing his political touch, even his mental vigor? Or did he simply voice a fear that a nuclear-armed Iran may be a foregone conclusion?
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  • French leader retracts comments on Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 3:42 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three publications that Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very dangerous" and that if it used the weapon on Israel, Tehran would be immediately "razed."
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  • Iran Seeking Longer-Range Strike Force by Staff Writers London (AFP) Feb 1, 2007 Open this result in new window
    Space War - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Iran is working to increase the strike range of its air force to deliver "more powerful strategic weapons systems," including through cooperation with Syria, Jane's Defence Weekly reported Thursday.
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  • State Dept. Delays Intelligence Report on Iran Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 4:00 PM
    The Bush administration, which has often accused Iran of meddling in Iraq and supporting Shiite extremists, has yet to offer any solid proof of its claims. The State Department had promised to make public its case against Iran, but officials are now determining how solid U.S. intelligence is.
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  • Chirac takes heat on Iran-nuke faux pas Open this result in new window
    Denver Post - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    Did French President Jacques Chirac misspeak? Or did he simply voice a fear that a nuclear-armed Iran may be a foregone conclusion?
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  • French Leader Says Nuclear Iran Not Big Danger, Then Retracts Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 01 2:10 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three newspapers that Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb wouldn't be "very dangerous" and that if it used the weapon on Israel, Tehran would be immediately "razed."
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  • Russia signals support for Iran 'time-out' Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 2:29 AM
    Russia signaled Thursday that it would support a proposal to hold off imposing U.N. sanctions on Iran if Tehran suspends uranium enrichment.
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  • Chirac belittles Iran bomb threat, then retracts Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:31 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac has said it would not be very dangerous for Iran to have a nuclear bomb, but later retracted the remark, according to an interview with two U.S. newspapers and a French magazine published on Thursday.
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  • Iran defiant on nuclear as revolution fete starts Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 1:17 AM
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed Iran would emerge unscathed from UN sanctions over its nuclear programme as it kicked off celebrations to mark the anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
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  • Iraqi PM tells U.S., Iran to take their fight elsewhere Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 12:09 AM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq.
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  • Al-Maliki: Iraq won't be battleground for U.S., Iran Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 01 12:16 AM
    Iraq's prime minister said Wednesday he's sure Iran is behind some attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and he won't allow his country to be a battleground for the two nations.
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  • Romney takes pot shots at Iran Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 28 minutes ago
    LANCASTER, N.H. - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney called for sweeping sanctions to isolate Iran, but stopped short of backing military action against the nuclear-minded nation that he called the...
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  • Chirac belittles Iran bomb threat, then retracts: IHT Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:22 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac told reporters an Iran that possessed one or two nuclear weapons would not pose much of a danger and then retracted many of his comments, the International Herald Tribune said on Thursday.
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  • UN Aide:Iran Won't Let IAEA Install Cameras At Nuclear Site Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP)--Iranian officials have turned down a request from International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to install cameras in the underground Natanz facility, a U.N. official familiar with Iran's nuclear dossier said in Vienna.
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  • US-Iran Confrontation Heading Towards Another War Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    (RTTNews) - The United States seems determined to tighten the screws on Iran with the President George Bush and a host of US administrative and military officials accusing Iran of aiding subversive elements in Iraq.
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  • Clinton wants talks with Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
    U.S. presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Thursday the United States should talk with Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah as she outlined a plan for the Middle East that left open the possibility of military action against Tehran.
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  • Dickey: U.S., Iran Playing Liar's Poker Open this result in new window
    Newsweek - Feb 01 4:19 PM
    In the showdown between Iran and the United States, both sides are bluffing. But that doesn't make it any less dangerous.
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  • Iran to continue nuke programme: Ahmedjinad Open this result in new window
    NDTV - 1 minute ago
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched anniversary celebrations for Iran's Islamic Revolution with a defiant promise to push ahead with the country's controversial nuclear programme.
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  • Chirac retracts Iran bomb remarks Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 01 8:29 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac plays down the threat from a nuclear-armed Iran, but later retracts his comments.
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  • At last, a note of quiet diplomacy amid a storm of US sabre-rattling over Iran's plan Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Feb 01 5:58 PM
    At last, half a note of moderation from the US on Iran, after a month when it has gone out of its way to convince the world that it is capable of fighting a war there too.
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  • Time To Get Tough With Iran Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 9:30 AM
    It's time for the Bush administration to own up to what it knows to be true ? that Iran is the real enemy in the War on Terror ? and do something about it, says the National Review Online .
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  • Pranab To Visit Iran Next Week; United States Not In Favour Of Pipeline Open this result in new window
    Bernama - 46 minutes ago
    NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- Ahead of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Tehran next week, the US today said it "accepts" India's relations with Iran but indicated its opposition to projects like the proposed gas pipeline with that country, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
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  • Chirac faux pas over Iran claim Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Feb 01 6:01 PM
    Nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous, says French leader.
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  • U.S. Cautions Europeans to Avoid Oil, Gas Deals With Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 31 8:57 PM
    The Bush administration is warning European oil and gas companies against investing in Iran, trying to head off a push by Tehran to attract new investment by international petroleum giants.
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  • Mid-East press stresses US-Iran tensions Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 01 6:32 AM
    As Washington issues a strong new warning to Iran to stop helping insurgents in Iraq, Iranian papers continue to voice defiance against mounting US "threats".
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  • French Leader Backtracks On Iran Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 7:30 AM
    After telling reporters that Iran's possession of nuclear weapons would not be "very dangerous," French President Jacques Chirac is reversing himself. He now says a nuclear-armed Iran would be dangerous and unacceptable.
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  • Presidential hopeful Clinton wants talks with Iran Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Thursday the United States should talk with Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah as she ...
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  • As US power fades, it can't find friends to take on Iran Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
    The shadowy outlines of a new US strategy towards Iran are exercising diplomats and experts around the Middle East and in the west. The US says Iranian personnel are training and arming anti-US forces inside Iraq, and it will not hesitate to kill them.
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  • Iran has begun assembling centrifuges at Natanz site: diplomats Open this result in new window
    TODAYonline - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
    Iranian soldiers gather around an anti-aircraft machinegun inside the uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, 300 kms south of Tehran, March 2006. Iran has begun installing centrifuges at the Natanz site where it plans 3,000 of the machines to enrich uranium in defiance of UN demands to halt this sensitive nuclear activity, diplomats said.
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  • Hillary Clinton calls Iran a threat to US, Israel Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 1 minute ago
    NEW YORK - Calling Iran a danger to the US and one of Israels greatest threats, US senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said no option can be taken off the table when dealing with that nation.
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  • Chirac Unfazed by Nuclear Iran, Then Backtracks Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 31 7:20 PM
    France?s president said that if Iran had one or two nuclear weapons, it would not pose a big danger. A day later, he retracted many of his remarks.
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  • Iran: Bush's Next Disaster? Open this result in new window
    Joe Conason via Yahoo! News - Feb 01 12:00 AM
    Whatever George W. Bush may tell us about his intentions toward Iran, every action and order indicates that he will seek to expand the war eastward from Iraq. Despite the warnings voiced by wiser military and diplomatic advisers, the president still seems to be listening to the same discredited neoconservatives whose fantasies and falsehoods drove us into the Iraqi quagmire.
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  • Iran-Colombia-Uribe Colombian president calls for Iranian cooperation in energy Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 01 6:11 PM
    , Feb 2 -- Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe called on Iran to contribute to economic projects in his country notably in oil, gas and energy sectors.
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  • Iran fears spur efforts on Arab-Israeli peace Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 01 6:34 PM
    Mounting Arab concern over Iran's ambitions in the Middle East has created a new opportunity for peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict, one of the United Nation's most experienced regional negotiators said ahead of today's quartet meeting in Washington.
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  • Chirac retracts claim of 'no danger' in Iran having a few nuclear bombs Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 01 6:32 PM
    Jacques Chirac, the French president, was yesterday scrambling to repair the damage done to his reputation and France's diplomatic position on the Middle East after he made an apparent gaffe over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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  • U.S. Official Says Diplomacy Can Ease Iran Tensions Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 5:45 AM
    The United States says Iran is involved in attacks targeting American forces in Iraq. A top State Department official calls the situation "very serious," but says tensions with Iran can be resolved diplomatically.
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  • Iraq Restricts Air, Land Passages to Syria, Iran Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 31 8:57 PM
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 31 -- Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a security crackdown, a parliament member and an airport official said Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.
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  • Iran has begun assembling centrifuges at Natanz site: diplomats Open this result in new window
    Channel NewsAsia - Feb 01 4:22 PM
    VIENNA - Iran has begun installing centrifuges at the Natanz site where it plans 3,000 of the machines to enrich uranium in defiance of UN demands to halt this sensitive nuclear activity, diplomats said Thursday.
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  • Chirac hurries to retract after gaffe on Iran's nuclear threat Open this result in new window
    Independent - Feb 01 4:58 PM
    President Jacques Chirac has been forced into an embarrassing retreat after appearing to single-handedly change French policy by saying Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very dangerous".
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  • Chirac backtracks after saying nuclear Iran no danger Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - Feb 01 6:03 PM
    JACQUES Chirac, the French president, has said it would not be very dangerous for Iran to have a nuclear bomb - only to retract the remark 24 hours later.
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  • Iran-Syria-Na'ssan Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 01 6:11 PM
    Tehran - IRNA, Feb 2 -- Syrian Minister of culture Ryadh Na'ssan-Agha, invited by his Iranian counterpart Mohammad- Hassan Saffar -Harandi to visit Iran, arrived in Tehran on Thursday evening.
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  • Chirac backtracks over nuclear Iran Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Feb 01 5:19 PM
    President Jacques Chirac was yesterday accused of robbing French foreign policy of credibility after he hastily retracted a public claim that a nuclear-armed Iran would "not be very dangerous".
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  • Iran installing centrifuges - reports Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - Feb 01 3:50 PM
    IRAN had begun installing centrifuges at the Natanz site where it planned 3000 of the machines to enrich uranium in defiance of UN demands to stop, diplomats said today.
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  • U.S. Official Says Diplomacy Can Ease Iran Tensions Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 01 8:20 AM
    Morning Edition , February 1, 2007 The United States says Iran is involved in attacks targeting American forces in Iraq. In recent days, the United States has captured alleged Iranian agents in Iraq, and it is investigating whether they were involved in the deaths of U.S. soldiers.
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  • Israel has no plans against Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 5:18 PM
    Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres says that Israel does not intend to use military force against Iran, which Israel suspects is building nuclear bombs.
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  • US not aiming to hit Iran over Iraq role -Burns Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Feb 01 3:32 PM
    Source: Reuters (Adds CNN interview, paragraphs 4-6) By Mohammad Zargham WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The United States does not intend to strike Iran to force it to stop supplying Shi'ite groups with weapons ...
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  • Iraq Invites Syria, Iran For Talks Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 4:30 AM
    Iraq has invited officials from Syria and Iran, among other neighboring countries, to talks in the war-torn country on how to bring the spiraling sectarian violence under control, putting the U.S. in an increasingly difficult position.
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  • Former U.S. security adviser says war in Iraq calamity; could lead to Iran war Open this result in new window
    CNews - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. national security adviser, told Congress the war in Iraq is a calamity and likely to lead to "a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large."
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  • Russian President Supports UN Nuclear Agency Plan for Iran Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 01 12:48 PM
    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a proposal by the U.N. nuclear agency for the international community to hold off sanctions on Iran if the Tehran government suspends sensitive nuclear activities.
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  • French presidential office clarifies the country's position on Iran Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 01 6:12 PM
    The French presidential office on Thursday published a statement for "reaffirming in the clearest way" the French policy on Iran, following the polemic triggered by an interview of President Jacques Chirac by American and French media.
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  • Chirac muses on Iran, and then retreats Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 31 7:43 PM
    The French president said that if Iran had one or two nuclear weapons, it would not pose much of a danger. A day later, he retracted many of his remarks which were vastly different from stated French policy.
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  • French Leader Retracts Comments On Iran Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 01 2:09 AM
    French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview with three newspapers that Iran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very dangerous" and that if it used the weapon on Israel, Tehran would be immediately "razed."
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  • US assails Iran for 'systematic oppression' of minorities Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 3:20 PM
    The United States accused Iran of the "systematic oppression" of its people and called for the immediate release of political prisoners and jailed minority rights activists.
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  • US 'watching' Pranab visit to Iran Open this result in new window
    rediff.com - Feb 01 2:31 PM
    With External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee set to visit Iran on February 6, there will be more than one pair of eyes watching the visit closely.
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  • US man charged in smuggling missile parts to Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 4:21 PM
    A US man has been charged with attempting to smuggle anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran through Britain and the Netherlands, court documents showed.
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  • Obama warns Bush not to engage Iran without public support Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Feb 01 11:33 AM
    WASHINGTON Congress has warned the Bush administration against leading the United States in a war with Iran.
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  • Iran two to three years from nuclear weapon: think tank Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 1:58 PM
    Iran could be only two or three years away from being able to produce a nuclear weapon, the head of a leading international security think tank in London said.
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  • US not aiming to hit Iran over Iraq role - Burns Open this result in new window
    Stuff - Feb 01 4:14 PM
    WASHINGTON: The United States does not intend to strike Iran to force it to stop supplying Shi'ite groups with weapons technology to use against US troops in Iraq, a senior US official said.
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  • French leader backtracks on Iran, says nuclear-armed Tehran unacceptable Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 01 10:33 AM
    PARIS - President Jacques Chirac backtracked Thursday and said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable, reversing earlier comments that Tehran's possession of a nuclear bomb would not be "very...
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  • Iraq's Maliki warns US and Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 2:45 PM
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned the United States and Iran to take their quarrel elsewhere, saying he would not permit his battered country to be caught in the crossfire.
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  • Pranab to visit Iran on Feb 6; United States not in favour of IPI Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 25 minutes ago
    New Delhi, Feb 1: Ahead of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Tehran next week, the US today said it "accepts" India's relations with Iran but indicated its opposition to projects like the proposed gas pipeline with that country.
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  • U.S does not "intend to strike Iran" over Iraq role Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Feb 01 10:12 AM
    The United States does not intend to strike Iran to force it to stop supplying Shi'ite groups with weapons technology to kill U.S. troops in Iraq, a senior U.S. official said.
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  • Chirac says nuclear-armed Iran not dangerous, then retracts Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 30 minutes ago
    New York, Feb 1: French President Jacques Chirac said in an interview that Iran would not be "very dangerous" if it possessed one or two nuclear weapons, but retracted the comment a day later.
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  • General says U.S. has proof Iran arming Iraqi militias Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 31 2:02 PM
    Iran is supplying Iraqi militias with a variety of powerful weapons including Katyusha rockets, the No. 2 U.S. general in Iraq said Tuesday.
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  • US urged to halt Malaysia talks over Iran deal Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Feb 01 10:23 AM
    WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. trade officials said on Thursday they are reviewing a lawmaker's request for the United States to cut off free trade talks with Malaysia over a $16 billion energy development deal with Iran.
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  • Israel's Peretz says 2007 critical year on Iran Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 31 1:47 PM
    Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said on Wednesday this year would be "critical" for the international community in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
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  • Against pre-emptive holocaust in Iran Open this result in new window
    Cleveland Jewish News - Feb 01 5:53 PM
    Almost imperceptibly, the debate in Israel over what to do about Irans nuclear development has gone over the edge. The unthinkable is now not only thinkable, its speakable, writeable, doable.
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  • As Pranab heads to Iran, US has a message Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    New Delhi, Feb 1: As External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee travels to Iran next week to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue and the multi-billion dollar tri-nation pipeline, the US Thursday reminded India that there was a US law that penalised any foreign company which invested above $20 million annually in Tehran's energy sector.
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  • Iran Leader Calls Nuclear Sanctions Ineffective Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his nation was becoming a superpower and that U.N. sanctions would not deter it from pursuing its nuclear program.
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  • Chirac muddies the waters on Iran Open this result in new window
    Crikey - Feb 01 6:25 PM
    As Michael Kinsley pointed out all those years ago (1984, in fact), "a 'gaffe' occurs not when a politician lies, but when he tells the truth." So it was on Monday, when French president Jacques Chirac unburdened himself to journalists on the subject of Iran.
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  • Iran Escalates International Showdown Open this result in new window
    Israel National News - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
    (IsraelNN.com) Iran is challenging the international community with a showdown by refusing to allow United Nations inspectors to install surveillance cameras in an underground facility where 3,000 centrifuges are being installed to enrich uranium.
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  • Tehran would be destoyed if Iran were to launch nuke attack: Chirac Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - Feb 01 2:15 PM
    NEW YORK French President Jacques Chirac said this week that if Iran were to launch a nuclear weapon against a country like Israel, it would lead to the immediate destruction of Tehran, the New York Times reported Thursday.
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  • Iran Formally Offers 17 Oil Blocks to Investors Open this result in new window
    Rigzone - Feb 01 1:02 PM
    Iran formally offered 17 onshore and offshore oil blocks for development at conference in Vienna that attracted many non-U.S. international oil companies despite rising international pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.
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  • Iran Causing Tensions in EU-US Relations Open this result in new window
    Deutsche Welle - Feb 01 12:19 PM
    While the French president retracted his statement downplaying the threat posed by Iran, US demands to toughen financial sanctions against Teheran may be opening fault lines in the trans-Atlantic strategy.
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