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  • U.S.-Iran contact on Iraq may open doors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 3:52 PM
    The Bush administration says it's not going soft on Iran, but Washington's new agreement to talk to the clerical regime about violence in Iraq could crack the door for other discussions with the last holdout among President Bush's old axis of evil.
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  • No bilateral talks with Iran, Syria: White House Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 2:58 PM
    The White House Wednesday again rejected bilateral talks with Iran and Syria despite agreeing to participate with the two countries in an international security conference on Iraq on March 10.
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  • Iran recruits own militants in Iraq to use weapons Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 12:53 PM
    Iran has recruited its own network of Iraqi Shi'ite extremists to use armor-piercing weapons against U.S. and coalition forces rather than against Sunni rivals, current and former intelligence officials say.
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  • White House: U.S. won't talk to Syria, Iran directly Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 1:38 PM
    U.S. officials won't hold direct talks with Iran or Syria at a Baghdad conference next month despite the Bush administration's complaints that those countries are allowing weapons into Iraq, White House spokesman Tony Snow said Wednesday.
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  • Iran Agrees To Join Neighbors Summit Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 28 1:18 PM
    Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, will join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference here on the Iraqi security crisis
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  • Russia warns U.S. against striking Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 1:05 PM
    Russia's foreign minister warned Washington not to use force against Iran and criticized what he described as the United States' unilateral approach to other global crises in an interview published Wednesday.
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  • No 'crack' on North Korea, Iran: US Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 12:37 PM
    After years of scolding Iran, Syria and North Korea, the United States is set to come face-to-face with its sworn foes in a sudden burst of diplomatic activity.
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  • Iran, Syria agree to sit down with U.S., Britain on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 28 10:29 AM
    Iraq's neighbors including Iran have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference here on the Iraqi security crisis, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.
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  • US lawmakers hail 'overdue' talks with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 11:56 AM
    US lawmakers on Wednesday hailed a decision by President George W. Bush's administration to take part -- alongside longtime nemeses Iran and Syria -- in a landmark conference on Iraq.
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  • US strategy change sees Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 9:26 AM
    In a potential policy shift, the United States said Tuesday it would join a conference with Iraq's neighbors which could see senior US officials hold direct talks with foes Iran and Syria.
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  • Iran says considering attending Iraq meeting: TV Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 8:07 AM
    Iran, accused by Washington of backing militants in Iraq, is reviewing Baghdad's invitation to attend a regional conference on ways of easing tensions in Iran's neighbor, a senior official said on Wednesday.
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  • Iran weighs invitation to Baghdad summit Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 8:06 AM
    While Syria said Wednesday it would participate, Iran said it was considering whether to take part in a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend.
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  • Iran to halt scholarships to three Western countries Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Feb 28 1:14 PM
    Iran is ending all scholarships to study in the United States, Canada and Britain because Iranians studying there are barred from signing up for nuclear sciences and similar subjects, the state radio said Wednesday.
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  • No change in policy towards Iran, Syria: White House Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 8:45 AM
    The White House on Wednesday denied it had changed its policy toward Iran and Syria, saying US attendance at an international conference on Iraq did not mean Washington would seek diplomatic dialogue with Tehran.
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  • Iran Weighs Neighbors Summit Plans Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Feb 28 6:05 AM
    While Syria said Wednesday it would send an aide to a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend, Iran said it was considering whether to take part
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  • Sarkozy pledges hardline on Iran Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 7:22 AM
    PARIS, France (AP) -- A nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable and a threat to regional security, French presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy says, but cautioned against repeating the mistakes made in Iraq.
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  • US sees growing threats from Al-Qaeda, Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 6:46 AM
    The United States faces growing threats on multiple fronts with Al-Qaeda still the top danger, while Iran is on the rise and on course to produce nuclear weapons early in the next decade, US intelligence chiefs said Tuesday.
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  • Iraqi extremists trained in Iran: US intelligence Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 6:38 AM
    The United States has evidence that Iraqi extremists are being trained inside Iran in the use of armor-piercing explosives, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Tuesday.
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  • Iran threatens to pursue Kurdish rebels inside Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 5:21 AM
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards will pursue Kurdish rebels inside Iraq's borders if Baghdad fails to expel them from border zones, the head of the elite force warned on Wednesday.
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  • U.S., Iran and Syria may talk face to face about Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Feb 28 4:43 AM
    The United States and its adversaries in Iran and Syria may for the first time since the Iraq war began meet face to face at a conference next month to discuss the situation in Iraq.
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  • Iran says could join Iraq security conference Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 28 4:15 AM
    Iran will take part in a high-level security conference on Iraq as long as it is in the interests of its violence-plagued neighbour, top security official Ali Larijani said on Wednesday.
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  • The US has nothing to lose by negotiating with Iran Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Feb 28 2:33 PM
    Agreeing to a parley with Iran wouldn't imply US acceptance of Iran's actions.
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  • Iran weapons could be part of Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 28 2:35 PM
    Iran's supplying of sophisticated explosives to Iraqi insurgents could be brought up at stabilization talks in Baghdad on March 10.
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  • America's new path on Iraq: talk to Iran Open this result in new window
    The Christian Science Monitor - Feb 28 2:35 PM
    In a shift, the US plans to talk to Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, about the region. What do key players hope to get?
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  • Hardblogger: Is Iran an 'unstoppable train'? Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Feb 28 11:24 AM
    It is doubtful stricter sanctions on Tehran will work, especially against a country that sits on the worlds second largest proved oil reserves and is OPECs number two oil exporter. As long as the world runs on oil, Iran will be difficult to cow.
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  • WH: No change in Iran policy Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 28 11:50 AM
    The White House insisted Wednesday there was no change in U.S. policy towards Iran despite next month's meeting to discuss Iraq security.
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  • US switch on Iran adds 'missing link' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 7:59 AM
    In a surprise move, United States officials will attend talks in Baghdad with Iran and Syria.
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  • Iran positive on Iraq summit Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 6:59 AM
    Iran says it will take part in security talks in Baghdad, set for 10 March, if it is "in Iraq's best interests".
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  • U.S. to Join Iran, Syria at Baghdad Security Conference Open this result in new window
    The Online NewsHour - Feb 28 5:44 PM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced this week that the United States would join Iran and Syria at a regional conference in Baghdad next month. Newspaper columnists discuss the decision and its implications.
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  • Gunmen attack police in east Iran Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Feb 28 8:19 AM
    Gunmen in south-east Iran kill two policemen and kidnapped four others, taking them to Pakistan, Iranian officials say.
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  • US denies cracks in policy on Iran Open this result in new window
    iafrica.com - 4 minutes ago
    The White House on Wednesday again rejected bilateral talks with Iran and Syria despite agreeing to participate with the two countries in an international security conference on Iraq on 10 March.
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  • Iran agrees to take part in Iraq security conference Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 28 6:36 PM
    Iran's top security official, Ali Larijani, indicated yesterday that Tehran would take part in a Baghdad conference this month on Iraq's future, but the White House insisted that the meeting would not be an occasion for bilateral talks between the US and Iran.
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  • Iran stalls over attending Iraq conference Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
    Iran refused to give an undertaking yesterday to attend a planned major conference on Iraq's future, after being caught off guard by Washington's enthusiastic endorsement of the meeting.
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  • U.S. to sit down with Syria, Iran for regional conference on Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Feb 27 7:59 PM
    Envoys from the West and Islamic nations including Iran, Syria and the United States are expected to attend a conference next month on efforts to stabilize Iraq, a diplomatic adviser said Tuesday.
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  • Washington rules out direct talks with Iran over Iraq Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 28 6:23 PM
    The Bush administration yesterday dismissed suggestions that it might engage dir-ectly with Iran or Syria at an international conference on Iraq to be held in Baghdad next week.
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  • Carney pleased U.S. to talk with Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    The Daily Item - 42 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON, D.C. A jubilant U.S. Rep. Chris Carney lauded the Bush administration for agreeing to meet with Iran and Syria to discuss stabilizing Iraq.
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  • Indonesia will not back new Iran sanctions: paper Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 15 minutes ago
    Indonesia will likely oppose or at least abstain during voting on a Western-backed resolution on fresh sanctions on Iran at the UN Security Council, local press said Thursday.
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  • Iraq Meeting May Lead to U.S.-Iran Talks Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 6:45 AM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Bush administration will join an Iraqi-sponsored meeting with Iran and Syria. The purpose will be to search for ways to stabilize Iraq.
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  • Iran Weighs Invitation to Baghdad Summit Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Feb 28 5:47 AM
    Iran Considering Invitation to Baghdad Conference of Iraq's Neighbors, Which U.S. Will Attend
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  • Robert Naiman: Kucinich: Bush Plans to Use Unproven Allegations to Bypass Congress and Attack Iran Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Feb 28 6:25 AM
    President Bush is claiming that Iran is supplying weapons being used to kill US troops in Iraq, in order to prepare for a military strike against Iran, Rep. Dennis Kucinich writes in The Nation . This justification - an attack on U.S. troops - is the one that the President can use to bypass Congress and begin a military conflict. Section 2(c) of the 1973 War Powers Resolution states that ...
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  • IRAN: THE PRIVATE SECTOR STRUGGLES TO EMERGE FROM THE STATES SHADOW Open this result in new window
    EurasiaNet.org - Feb 28 2:44 PM
    A pivotal power struggle is underway in Iran s private sector. For the fist time in 27 years, independent entrepreneurs have an opportunity to gain control of Iran s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mining, an organization that exerts considerable influences over the countrys economic life.
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  • Iran Forces May Pursue Kurdish Rebels Into Iraq, Commander Says Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Feb 28 6:12 AM
    Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Iran's forces may cross into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish rebels if the government in Baghdad can't expel the militants from border areas, an Iranian military commander said.
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  • Iran offers help in Baghdad security talks Open this result in new window
    UPI - Feb 28 6:10 AM
    Iran's top security official said Iran is willing to attend talks on improving security in Iraq but the request must come from Baghdad. At a news ...
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  • Iran recruits own militants in Iraq -officials Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Feb 28 1:30 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran has recruited its own network of Iraqi Shi'ite extremists to use armour-piercing weapons against U.S. and coalition forces rather than against Sunni rivals, current and former intelligence officials say.
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  • Iran Weighs Invitation To Baghdad Summit Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 28 4:38 AM
    While Syria said Wednesday it would send an aide to a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend, Iran said it was considering whether to take part. Ali Larijani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari contacted Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to discuss the conference.
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  • Sudan, Iran Leaders Support Each Other In Face Of UN Pressure Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 28 12:51 PM
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP)--Leaders of two nations faced with strong international pressure - Iran for its nuclear program and Sudan because of the conflict in Darfur - closed ranks Wednesday as Sudan's Omar al-Bashir and visiting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran gushed in support of one another.
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  • Administration agrees to hold talks with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Feb 28 5:19 PM
    The Bush administration says it's not going soft on Iran, but Washington's new agreement to talk to the clerical regime about violence in
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  • US softens on 'axis of evil' as it plans talks with Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    Independent - Feb 28 4:25 PM
    Iran has agreed to attend this month's planned regional security conference on Iraq that will see its representatives sit down with US officials - a potentially groundbreaking departure, given the glacial state of relations between Tehran and Washington.
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  • As Jewish groups huddle, quagmire in Iraq undermines resolve on Iran Open this result in new window
    JTA - Feb 28 2:47 PM
    Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) speaks at the JCPA plenum in Washington on Feb. 26, 2007. Delegates at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs annual plenum said the quagmire in Iraq had made the community nervous about taking any militant posture toward Iran.
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  • Iran on PM's agenda in Washington Open this result in new window
    Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News - Feb 28 1:24 PM
    New Zealand seems set to take the United Nations lead when it comes to any potential moves against Iran
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  • Iran considering invitation to Baghdad conference of Iraq's neighbors Open this result in new window
    KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - 19 minutes ago
    TEHRAN, Iran Iran says it is considering whether to take part in a conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend.
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  • In a shift, U.S. to join Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Feb 28 3:45 AM
    In a significant diplomatic shift, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that it will join Iran and Syria at the table during a "neighbors conference" in Iraq to discuss how to stabilize the security situation there.
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  • Baha'is students discriminated in Iran, alleges its United Nations rep Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 18 minutes ago
    New York, Mar 1: A growing number of Baha'is admitted to Iranian universities this year have been expelled, powerful evidence that Baha'i students in Iran still face severe discrimination and limited access to higher education, a community's representative to the United Nations alleges.
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  • The Iran-Contempt Affair Open this result in new window
    Blogcritics.org - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    Just as this article conjures: The Iran-Contra Affair (1983-1988), something is equally rotten in Persia-Pakistan. A new war drama has been advertised. It could be released as early as this summer. It could be the most costly war (I mean film) ever made. It is billed as a blockbuster. It is complete with a cast of billions. Headliners Hollywood would envy: Bush, Cheney, Rove and Rice. ...
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  • ACTION IN IRAN WOULD TEST MILITARY'S BURDEN Open this result in new window
    Georgie Anne Geyer via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 3:23 PM
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- We're getting close to a moral and strategic "high noon" for the reputation of America's brave but bureaucratic military leaders. The sun is shining ever more strongly -- and dangerously -- over Iran.
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  • Iran, Sudan Leaders Meet Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Feb 28 3:35 AM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived for talks with his Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum. The United Nations is growing impatient with Iran's controversial nuclear program and Sudan's non-compliance in dealing with the crisis in Darfur.
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  • Iran has continued Uranium enrichment: IAEA report Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 9 minutes ago
    Dharam Shourie, New York, Mar 1: Iran has continued Uranium enrichment despite a directive from the Security Council to suspend such activities, the United Nations atomic watchdog has said in a new report.
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  • Canada imposes UN sanctions on Iran Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 28 5:59 PM
    Canada is implementing UN Resolution 1737 on Iran, which applies sanction measures aimed at blocking the country's suspected nuclear program.
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  • Russian foreign minister warns U-S against striking Iran Open this result in new window
    KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - 19 minutes ago
    MOSCOW The foreign minister of Russia tells a government newspaper that the U-S shouldn't use force against Iran.
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  • Top spy: Iran training Iraqis to use explosives Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 2:43 PM
    Iran is training anti-American Iraqi Shi'ites at sites inside Iran and Lebanon in the use of armor-piercing munitions blamed for the deaths of 170 U.S. troops in Iraq, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.
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  • ElBaradei Argues for Negotiation With Iran Open this result in new window
    Ohmynews - 13 minutes ago
    ElBaradei explains that the hostile actions and words against a nation are a pressure that can provoke a nation to feel it needs a nuclear deterrent. Applying such reasoning to the situation with Iran...
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  • Iran and Syria OK Iraq summit Open this result in new window
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb 28 5:58 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference here on the Iraqi security crisis, government officials said Wednesday.
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  • Iran recruits own militants in Iraq to use weapons Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Feb 28 1:01 PM
    Source: Reuters By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Iran has recruited its own network of Iraqi Shi'ite extremists to use armor-piercing weapons against U.S. and coalition forces rather than against ...
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  • Iraq Meeting May Lead to U.S.-Iran Talks Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 6:57 AM
    Morning Edition , February 28, 2007 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice could soon be sitting across a table from her counterparts in Iran and Syria.
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  • Sudanese president supports Iran's right of using nuclear energy for peaceful purpose Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 28 5:30 PM
    Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir expressed on Wednesday his country's support for Iran's right of developing nuclear energy for peaceful purpose, the Sudanese official TV channel reported.
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  • U.S. says no policy change towards Iran, Syria Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Feb 28 5:00 PM
    The United States said on Wednesday that there is no change of policy towards Iran and Syria although it will join the two countries in talks on Iraq.
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  • Iran Agrees To Participate In Baghdad Summit Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 28 11:06 AM
    (RTTNews) - Iraqi officials said on Wednesday that Iran has agreed to join US and British representatives at the Baghdad summit.
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  • Iran and US agree on Iraq peace forum Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Feb 28 12:51 PM
    Irans top security official, Ali Larijani, indicated on Wednesday that Tehran would take part in a Baghdad conference this month on Iraqs future a possible opening for the US and Iran to hold their first high-level direct talks in nearly four years.
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  • Iraq Meeting May Lead to U.S.-Iran Talks Open this result in new window
    NPR - Feb 28 6:12 AM
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice could soon be sitting across a table from her counterparts in Iran and Syria. Rice told a congressional hearing Tuesday that senior U.S. officials will join a roundtable that will include representatives from Iran and Syria to talk about how to stabilize Iraq.
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  • Iran is willing to develop cooperation with independent states Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 28 3:07 PM
    Iran - Cuba - Trade First Vice President Parviz Davoudi said on Wednesday that Iran is willing to develop cooperation with the independent states.
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  • Iran refuses to commit to Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Feb 28 12:27 PM
    Iran has refused to give an undertaking to attend a planned major conference on Iraq's future, after being caught off guard by Washington's enthusiastic endorsement of the meeting..
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  • Iran Continues Nuclear Enrichment Open this result in new window
    Scoop.co.nz - Feb 28 2:21 PM
    Iran has continued uranium enrichment despite a Security Council call that it suspend such activities, the United Nations atomic watchdog says in a new report, adding that without greater transparency and spot checks it cannot affirm that Tehrans nuclear programme is solely for peaceful purposes to produce energy and not weapons.
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  • U.S. to join Iran, Syria in Iraq talks Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Feb 28 12:28 AM
    Move may signal a new willingness by the White House to expand diplomacy. WASHINGTON Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that the United States would join high-level talks on Iraq with the country's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, in a move that may signal a new U.S. willingness to expand diplomacy with two adversaries.
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  • Iran, Sudan Hold Talks in Khartoum Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Feb 28 9:33 AM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Sudan for two days of meetings with his Sudanese counterpart and other officials. The talks are expected to cover the situation in Darfur, Iran's controversial nuclear program, and economic and cultural projects between the two countries.
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  • U.S. Will Join Talks With Iran And Syria Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Feb 27 2:00 PM
    The United States agreed yesterday to join high-level talks with Iran and Syria on the future of Iraq, an abrupt shift in policy that opens the door to diplomatic dealings the White House had shunned in recent months despite mounting criticism.
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  • Nuclear fuel production breach of no int'l commitment - Iran Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 28 3:08 PM
    Iran - Nuclear - Commitments Iran's permanent UN representative here Wednesday reiterated Iran is not breaching any of its international commitments by producing nuclear fuel.
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  • Iran considering invitation to Baghdad conference of Iraq neighbors Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Feb 28 9:02 AM
    TEHRAN, Iran - While Syria said Wednesday it would participate, Iran said it was considering whether to take part in a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans...
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  • Sarkozy: Peaceful nuclear cooperation with Iran possible Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 28 3:07 PM
    France - Minister - Iran N - Case French Interior Minister and a candidate for the next French presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy said here Wednesday, peaceful nuclear cooperation with Iran is completely possible and this country has the right to use nuclear energy.
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  • Azerbaijan Republic to use Iran's judicial and legal experiences Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 28 3:08 PM
    Azerbaijan - Law - Iran Azerbaijan Republic Justice Minister Fekrat Mohamedov said his country intends to use Iran's judicial and legal experiences in reforming its judicial system.
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  • United States not diplomatically reaching out to Iran, Syria: Snow Open this result in new window
    New Kerala - 9 minutes ago
    Washington, Mar 1: The Bush administration has said that its participation in a regional meet on Iraq, which will also be attended by Iran and Syria, does not mean that the US is diplomatically reaching out to the two countries.
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  • US Policy Shift on Iran, Syria Welcomed Open this result in new window
    Turks.US - Feb 28 6:01 PM
    American analysts and Democratic Senators have welcomed a long-overdue change of the Bush administration's opposition to talks with Iran and Syria to stem the bloody violence plaguing Iraq, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, February 28.
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  • US sees growing threats from Al-Qaeda, Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:09 PM
    The United States faces growing threats on multiple fronts with Al-Qaeda still the top danger, but Iran on the rise and on course to produce nuclear weapons early in the next decade, US intelligence chiefs said Tuesday.
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  • Netanyahu tells US pension funds to shun Iran Open this result in new window
    FT.com via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:55 PM
    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's right-wing opposition leader, on Tuesday urged multibillion dollar US state pension funds to pull their assets out of companies doing business with Iran in order to pressure Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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  • Cook: Decision to Meet With Syria, Iran Positive Change in U.S. Policy Open this result in new window
    Foreign Relations - Feb 28 1:46 PM
    Steven A. Cook, an expert on Middle East policy who served as an adviser to the Iraq Study Group, says the Bush administrations decision to participate in a regional meeting on Iraq, including Iran and Syria, marks a positive change in policy, at a time of widespread criticism of its Iraq policy in Congress.
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  • White House insists it's not changing views toward Iran and Syria Open this result in new window
    KPLC - Feb 28 2:14 PM
    WHITE HOUSE President Bush has been rejecting a dialogue with Iran on the situation in Iraq. But both Iran and Syria will be at an Iraqi conference next month -- along with the U-S.
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  • US military chief "categorically" denies plans for Iran air strikes Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 1:07 PM
    The head of the US military declared "categorically" Tuesday that the United States is not planning air strikes against Iran.
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  • Iran considering invitation to Baghdad conference of Iraq's neighbors Open this result in new window
    NewsChannel 10 Amarillo - Feb 28 12:16 PM
    TEHRAN, Iran Iran says it is considering whether to take part in a conference of Iraq's neighbors that the United States plans to attend. The head of Iran's Supreme...
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  • Iran could attend Iraq meeting with U.S., Syria Open this result in new window
    CBC - Feb 28 7:47 AM
    Iran says it's considering attending a meeting on Iraq that could involve talks with the United States on regional and security issues.
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  • Iran, Syria, U.S. Agree To Iraq Conf. Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Feb 28 11:45 AM
    Iraq's neighbors including Iran and Syria have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives to discuss the Iraqi security crisis at a regional conference.
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  • Iran, Syria agree to attend Baghdad conference Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Feb 28 11:05 AM
    Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives at a regional conference on the Iraqi security crisis,
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  • Iran Considering Baghdad Summit Invitation, Says Security Council Chief Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Feb 28 7:37 AM
    (RTTNews) - Iran said on Wednesday that it was considering the invitation to attend a Baghdad-organized conference of Iraq's neighbors which is intended to discuss ways to contain the current violent situation in the country.
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  • Iran training Iraqis in Iran, Lebanon: top U.S. spy Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 10:26 AM
    Iran is training Iraqi Shi'ites to use armor-piercing munitions inside Iran and at camps in Lebanon run by the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.
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  • PAKISTAN HOLDS KEY TO IRAN'S NUKES Open this result in new window
    Middle East Newsline - Feb 28 1:10 PM
    LONDON [MENL] -- Pakistan was said to hold the key to the U.S. intelligence effort against Iran's nuclear weapons program. A report said Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan was more knowledgeable than U.S. intelligence on Iran's nuclear weapons program.
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  • Hezbollah warns U.S. against Iran attack Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 11:14 AM
    The deputy chief of Hezbollah warned Tuesday that any "military adventure" by the United States and Israel against Iran would have dangerous consequences across the Mideast.
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  • Iran-Portugal celebrate 500th anniversary of their relations Open this result in new window
    Islamic Republic News Agency - Feb 28 12:21 PM
    Iran - Portugal - Commemoration Iran's Ambassador to Lisbon Mohammad Taheri said Iran and Portugal will celebrate 500th anniversary of their political ties.
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  • U.S. to join Iraq's talks with Iran, Syria / High-level contact a major policy shift for White House Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 28 3:54 AM
    The United States agreed Tuesday to join high-level talks with Iran and Syria on the future of Iraq, an abrupt shift in policy that opens the door to diplomatic dealings the Bush administration had shunned despite mounting criticism. The move was...
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  • Iran defiant on nuclear work as more sanctions loom Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 10:23 AM
    Iran vowed on Tuesday never to yield to the West's key demand of a freeze on sensitive nuclear work after world powers agreed to work on a new resolution that could prepare more UN sanctions against Tehran.
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  • US, Iran and Syria to join ministerial conference on Iraq: Rice Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 11:14 AM
    The United States will attend a ministerial level meeting of Iraq's neighbors, including Iran and Syria, as well as other world powers to discuss Iraq's future, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice indicated Tuesday.
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  • Europe must protect its interests by preventing an attack on Iran Open this result in new window
    The Nation - Feb 28 9:17 AM
    Should Iran be attacked this year, the consequences will be borne first and foremost by the region, but also by Europe.
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  • Rice Announces Iran-Syria Meeting Open this result in new window
    KGO-TV Bay Area - Feb 28 11:00 AM
    There's been a dramatic shift in policy in the search for peace in Iraq: the Bush administration has agreed to official talks with Iran and Syria.
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