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  • Iran holds British sailors as West set to tighten sanctions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 22 minutes ago
    Iran was holding a group of British sailors it said had illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis as the West was set Saturday to tighten sanctions on Tehran for its nuclear programme.
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  • Iran Seizes 15 Britons on Patrol in Persian Gulf Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Mar 23 5:17 PM
    The episode quickly added to tensions between the West and Iran over its nuclear program and its possible role in aiding insurgents in Iraq.
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  • UN Council set Iran sanctions vote for Saturday Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 4:43 PM
    U.N. Security Council members reached broad agreement on Friday on a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but Iran's president canceled plans to address the council.
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  • UN Security Council discusses Iran sanctions, Ahmadinejad trip off Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 4:22 PM
    The UN Security Council announced it would vote Saturday on broader UN sanctions against Iran, as Tehran said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would not appear for the vote because Washington delayed travel visas.
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  • Britain demands Iran free seized sailors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 2:44 PM
    Naval forces of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint Friday in the Persian Gulf an audacious move coming during heightened tensions between the West and Iran.
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  • U.N. Council close to a deal on Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 3:34 PM
    U.N. Security Council members on Friday put finishing touches on a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but Iran's president canceled plans to address the council.
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  • UN Security Council scrambles to agree Iran sanctions text Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 2:33 PM
    The Security Council scrambled Friday to reach consensus on broader UN sanctions against Iran ahead of a Saturday vote, but the Iranian leader will reportedly not attend it due to a visa delay.
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  • Iran seizes 15 British marines and sailors in Gulf Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 1:09 PM
    Iranian forces seized 15 British servicemen on Friday in the mouth of the waterway that separates Iran and Iraq, triggering a diplomatic crisis at a time of heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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  • Britain demands Iran release 15 British sailors, marines Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Mar 23 1:04 PM
    Iranian naval vessels on Friday seized 15 British sailors and marines who had boarded a merchant ship in Iraqi waters of the Persian Gulf, British and U.S. officials said. Britain immediately protested the detentions, which come at a time of high tension between the West and Iran.
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  • US watching fate of British sailors detained by Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 2:15 PM
    The United States Friday called for the release of a group of British sailors held by Iran saying they had been carrying out "routine" inspections in Iraqi waters.
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  • Iran detains British sailors, hardening standoff with West Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 12:22 PM
    Iran said it seized a group of British sailors on Friday after they illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis in already tense relations between the West and Tehran.
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  • Iran and the price of gas Open this result in new window
    CNN Money - Mar 23 12:33 PM
    Iran's capture of 15 British marines had an immediate impact on oil prices Friday, sending U.S. crude up over $62 a barrel for the first time in three weeks.
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  • Britain protests Iran seizure of sailors Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 11:47 AM
    Iranian naval vessels on Friday seized 15 British sailors and marines in disputed Persian Gulf waters off the coast of Iraq, British and U.S. officials said. The detentions come at a time of high tension between the West and Iran, which accused the British of intruding on its territory.
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  • Why Iran Seized the British Marines Open this result in new window
    Time Magazine - Mar 23 11:21 AM
    Analysis: The involvement of the Revolutionary Guard may be a sign that Tehran wants this to be seen as a message Iran can cause bigger problems if it wants to
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  • Iran detains British sailors, fueling standoff with West Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 11:23 AM
    The government demanded the immediate return of 15 navy sailors detained by Iran Friday, as the incident threatened to inflame already tense relations between the West and Tehran into a full-blown crisis.
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  • Iran seizes 15 British servicemen Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Mar 23 1:28 PM
    The sailors and marines were detained on Friday in the mouth of the waterway that separates Iran and Iraq, triggering a diplomatic crisis at a time of heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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  • U.S.: Ahmadinejad visa en route to Iran Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 10:16 AM
    Iran complained Friday that the United States had not issued a visa for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend a U.N. Security Council debate on Saturday. Washington denied the allegation, saying the president's passport was on its way to Tehran.
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  • U.N. Council works on Iran sanctions; weekend vote seen Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 10:04 AM
    U.N. Security Council members worked on final changes on Friday to a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, with calls for a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East the main stumbling point.
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  • UN set to vote on Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 23 5:47 PM
    The UN Security Council is to vote on Saturday on whether to impose further sanctions against Iran.
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  • U.S. says Iran president's visa approved Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 8:05 AM
    Visas for Iran's president and other diplomats to visit the United States had been approved, the White House said on Friday, disputing Iran's claim that the entry documents had not been approved.
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  • US energy secretary says pipeline could help Iran build bomb: report Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 6:41 AM
    US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has called for the planned Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline to be abandoned, saying it could help Iran build nuclear weapons, according to a report on Friday.
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  • US watching fate of British sailors detained by Iran Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 8:07 AM
    The White House said Friday that some 15 British sailors held by Iran had been involved in "routine" inspections in Iraqi waters and that Washington was closely watching the situation.
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  • White House says Iran visas approved Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 6:29 AM
    The White House said on Friday visas for Iran's president and other diplomats to visit the United States had been approved, disputing Iran's claim that the entry documents had not been approved.
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  • Iran Seizes 15 U.K. Sailors, Marines in Gulf Waters (Update10) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 23 3:34 PM
    March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iran seized 15 British sailors and Marines who were conducting ``routine boarding operations'' in Iraqi waters, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said.
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  • Iran's U.N. mission outraged at movie Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 5:12 AM
    Iran's U.N. Mission expressed outrage Thursday at the "deliberate distortions" of ancient Persia in the blockbuster movie "300" and said it was part of Western efforts to demonize Iran.
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  • Britain Demands Iran Free Seized Sailors Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Mar 23 3:09 PM
    Naval forces of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint Friday in the Persian Gulf _ a provocative move coming during heightened tensions between the West and Iran.
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  • Iran president cancels UN visit Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 23 2:02 PM
    Iran's president will miss a meeting of the UN Security Council on Saturday because of visa delays, Iran says.
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  • Iran seizes British navy personnel in Iraqi waters Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 5:24 AM
    Iran captured fifteen British Royal Navy personnel during a "routine boarding operation" in Iraqi waters on Friday, Britain's Ministry of Defense said.
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  • UN to vote soon on new Iran sanctions; Tehran defiant Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 4:53 AM
    Major powers readied a draft resolution to slap new punitive sanctions on Iran with a UN Security Council vote expected Saturday as Tehran remained defiant over its nuclear program.
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  • Iran sanctions resolution due for Saturday vote Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 4:46 AM
    Security Council members on Friday will review a revised draft of a U.N. resolution to impose new sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, with a view to voting over the weekend.
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  • Iran ex-president vows to resist new nuclear sanctions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 3:36 AM
    Influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani vowed on Friday that Iran would resist a new resolution over its controversial nuclear programme ahead of a key vote in the UN Security Council.
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  • Iran says US delaying Ahmadinejad visa Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 4:08 AM
    Iran said Friday that the United States had yet to issue a promised visa for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to travel to the United Nations to address the Security Council on his country's controversial nuclear programme.
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  • Iran's President Cancels U.N. Appearance Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 23 1:58 PM
    Iran's President Cancels Trip to Address U.N. Security Council in New York, Official Says
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  • Policy Watch: Nukes divide Russia, Iran Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 23 12:26 PM
    While long perceived in Washington as friends, Russia and Iran clearly do not regard each other as such at present. The Russian Atomic Energy Organization, ...
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  • Iran ships seize 15 Brit sailors: London demands release Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 33 minutes ago
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Naval forces of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint yesterday in the Persian Gulf, an audacious move coming during...
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  • Major powers submit final Iran draft Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 12:55 AM
    Major powers negotiating sanctions against Iran say they want the 15-nation Security Council to vote on their draft resolution by the end of the week despite indications it may not have the panel's full support.
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  • UN to vote on new Iran sanctions Saturday; Tehran defiant Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 23 12:56 AM
    Major powers on Thursday made minor changes to a new Iran sanctions draft resolution and readied the text for a Security Council vote expected to take place Saturday but Tehran remained defiant.
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  • Seeking better ties to America, Putin says hell keep eye on Iran Open this result in new window
    JTA - 28 minutes ago
    Russia has suspended delivery of nuclear materials to Iran until there is more transparency in Tehrans use of sensitive technologies, President Vladimir Putin told a visiting delegation of U.S. Jewish leaders.
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  • Iran holds British sailors as UN set to vote on sanctions Open this result in new window
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 20 minutes ago
    Iran is holding a group of British sailors it says had illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis as the United Nations (UN) was set to tighten sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.
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  • Former Iran detainee 'concerned' Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 23 9:16 AM
    One of eight British servicemen detained by Iran in 2004 says he is "concerned" for those currently held.
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  • Iran holds British sailors as UN set to vote on sanctions Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
    TEHRAN -- Iran was holding a group of British sailors it said had illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis as the UN was set Saturday to tighten sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.
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  • Iran says Britons were in its waters Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 23 10:49 AM
    Iran claimed Friday that 15 British sailors and marines seized by its Revolutionary Guards were in Iranian waters.
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  • U.N. Council set Iran sanctions vote for Saturday Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
    U.N. Security Council members reached broad agreement on Friday on a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but Iran's president cancelled plans to address the council.
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  • Oil Rises Above $62 After Iran Seizes British Naval Personnel Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 23 9:56 AM
    March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil in New York jumped above $62 a barrel after Iran seized 15 British naval personnel, heightening the prospect of conflict involving OPEC's second- biggest producer.
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  • UN Council set Iran sanctions vote Open this result in new window
    The New Zealand Herald - 38 minutes ago
    UNITED NATIONS - UN Security Council members reached broad agreement today on a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but Iran's president cancelled plans to address the council.
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  • Iran's seizure of British sailors poses problem Open this result in new window
    Los Angeles Times - Mar 23 8:28 AM
    Diplomats struggled Friday to resolve a standoff prompted by Iran's seizure of 15 British seamen in the volatile, oil-rich Persian Gulf as a vote neared on U.N. sanctions that would punish the Islamic Republic for its nuclear enrichment program.
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  • Analysis: U.N. draft resolution on Iran Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 23 8:11 AM
    The U.N. Security Council is preparing for a Saturday vote on a draft resolution in response to Iran's non-compliance with sanctions levied in December by ...
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  • Iran Seizes 15 British Naval Personnel in Gulf Waters (Update2) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 23 6:57 AM
    March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iran seized 15 British naval personnel who were conducting ``routine boarding operations'' in Iraqi waters, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said.
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  • Iran: No U.S. visa for Ahmadinejad Open this result in new window
    UPI - Mar 23 8:42 AM
    Iran is accusing Washington of creating obstacles in issuing a visa for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York.
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  • Iran seizes 15 British marines Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
    Britain and Iran were heading for a major diplomatic showdown last night after Iranian forces seized 15 British sailors and marines in the northern Gulf yesterday. The incident heightened Middle East tensions and drove oil prices to three-month highs.
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  • Iran sanctions discussions paused Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Mar 23 5:16 AM
    Negotiations at the UN over further sanctions on Iran are paused amid disagreement between Council members.
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  • Iran holds sailors as West set to tighten sanctions Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 52 minutes ago
    TEHERAN - Iran was holding a group of British sailors it said had illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis as the West was set Saturday to tighten sanctions on Teheran for its nuclear programme.
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  • Britain Demands Iran Free Seized Sailors Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 23 7:43 AM
    Britain Demands Iran Free 15 Sailors and Marines Seized at Gunpoint in Persian Gulf
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  • Iran must release sailors now Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - 2 hours, 10 minutes ago
    THE seizure of 15 British sailors by Iranian naval vessels in the Persian Gulf could scarcely have come at a more sensitive time. Indeed, it cannot be seen other than in the context of deteriorating relations between Iran and her neighbours in the...
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  • Oil Rises Above $62 After Iran Seizes British Naval Personnel Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Mar 23 7:26 AM
    March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil in New York jumped above $62 a barrel after Iran seized 15 British naval personnel, raising the prospect of conflict in the Middle East.
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  • Boss accused of bribery over Iran oil deal told: Don't talk to Rafsanjani Open this result in new window
    The Scotsman - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
    THE French company chairman under investigation for alleged corruption involving deals with Iran has been banned from contacting the former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and his son Mehdi, it was revealed yesterday.
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  • UNSC reaches tentative agreement on Iran sanctions resolution Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 23 4:42 PM
    _ Members of the U.N. Security Council reached a tentative deal on an ambassadorial level Friday on an Iran sanctions resolution aimed at getting Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program.
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  • Iran's Women on the Pitch: 'Offside' Open this result in new window
    NPR - Mar 23 4:10 PM
    All Things Considered , March 23, 2007 The island kingdom of Bahrain went up against Iran in a qualifying match for soccer's World Cup in a packed stadium in Tehran last year. And off in a secluded corner out of sight of the crowd was a film crew.
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  • Iran native sets the record straight Open this result in new window
    WHOI Peoria - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
    NORMAL -- Tensions are high between the U.S. and Iran over Iran's refusal to halt uranium enrichment. A local man, who is a native of Iran, says the strained relationship is taking its toll on the reputation of his countrymen -- many people in the U.S. believe Iranians are anti-American.
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  • UPDATE: Iran Foreign Ministry Confirms President Canceled UN Trip Open this result in new window
    Nasdaq - Mar 23 3:16 PM
    UNITED NATIONS (AP)--Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has canceled his trip to New York to address the U.N. Security Council before a vote on whether to impose further sanctions against his country for refusing to stop enriching uranium, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.
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  • Total's CEO Charged in Iran Probe Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Mar 22 8:23 PM
    PARIS -- An investigating judge filed preliminary charges Thursday against the chief executive of Total SA in a corruption case linked to a 1997 contract with Iran, the company and judicial officials said.
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  • Oil stocks post further gains as Britain-Iran row lifts crude Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Mar 23 8:07 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Oil stocks extended their advance Friday to a fifth consecutive day, ushered to a higher close by crude oil's push past $62 a barrel following news that Iran seized 15 British sailors.
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  • UN Security Council to vote on Iran resolution Saturday afternoon Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
    British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry said here Friday that the UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution on Iran at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Iran protests "illegal entry" of British navy Open this result in new window
    Deutsche Welle - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
    Iran has summoned the top British diplomat in Tehran to protest what it said was the illegal entry of British naval personnel into Iranian waters. Fifteen British servicemen were seized at gunpoint by Iran in the Persian Gulf, but Britain says they were in Iraqi waters.
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  • Iran case may cause RI to become leader of developing countries Open this result in new window
    Antara News - Mar 23 3:13 PM
    Indonesia`s decision to urge the United Nations not to impose a (additional) santion on Iran for its nuclear test is most appropriate, and may cause Indonesia to become a reliable and highly respectecterd country, and may even become leader of other developing countries.
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  • Hostage fears over troops seized by Iran Open this result in new window
    Times Online - Mar 23 2:52 PM
    Britains crisis with Iran deepened last night after Tehran justified seizing 15 British servicemen by claiming that they had strayed into Iranian territorial waters illegally.
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  • Iran seizes British marines at gunpoint Open this result in new window
    The New Zealand Herald - Mar 23 4:37 PM
    BASRA, Iraq - Iranian forces seized 15 British servicemen today in the mouth of the waterway that separates Iran and Iraq, triggering a diplomatic crisis at a time of heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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  • UN Council close to a deal on Iran sanctions Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News - Mar 23 2:48 PM
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members on Friday put finishing touches on a resolution imposing new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program but Iran's president cancelled plans to address the council.
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  • UN to vote on new sanctions for Iran Open this result in new window
    Deutsche Welle - 1 hour, 0 minute ago
    The United Nations Security Council is to vote on Saturday on a resolution imposing new sanctions on Iran for its continued refusal to halt uranium enrichment. The new resolution follows one adopted in December.
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  • Iran's U.N. Mission Outraged at Movie Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Mar 23 5:23 AM
    Iran's U.N. Mission Outraged at Depiction of Ancient Persia in `300' Blockbuster Movie
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  • British naval forces seized by Iran Open this result in new window
    News Interactive - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
    IRAN has detained 15 British sailors conducting anti-smuggling checks outside Iraq one day before the UN is expected to broaden its sanctions against the nation over its controversial nuclear program.
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  • UN consultations on draft Iran resolution to continue Friday afternoon Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    A final decision on a draft UN Security Council resolution on Iran has been delayed until late Friday afternoon, diplomats said.
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  • Iran seizes British naval units Open this result in new window
    Orange County Register - Mar 23 1:09 PM
    London says the sailors were checking for smuggling in Iraqi waters; Iran says they were operating in Iranian waters and will be held for further investigation.
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  • Free our sailors, UK tells Iran Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Mar 23 5:07 PM
    Britain yesterday demanded the return of 15 sailors and marines seized by the Iranian navy in a channel separating Iraq and Iran.
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  • Indonesia says tough Iran sanctions threat to peace Open this result in new window
    The Star Online - Mar 23 5:07 PM
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tough U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could create instability in the Middle East, Indonesia's president said on Friday.
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  • Iran sanctions resolution due for a vote Saturday Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 22 6:16 PM
    Major powers made minor changes on Thursday on a draft U.N. resolution imposing sanctions on Iran and said they wanted the 15-nation Security Council to vote on Saturday.
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  • U.S. visa delivered to Iran's president: spokesman Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
    The United States has delivered visas for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his delegation to attend the United Nations meetings in New York, the State Department said Friday.
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  • 6 powers agree on minor Iran amendments Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 22 5:13 PM
    Six major powers agreed on minor amendments Thursday to a new resolution to step up pressure on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment but rejected a proposed 90-day "time out" on all sanctions sought by South Africa.
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  • Rice calls South African president over Iran resolution Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday to express hope that Pretoria will push for yes vote on the Iran resolution at the UN Security Council, the State Department said.
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  • Iran president won't attend U.N. Security Council meeting: TV Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 23 2:29 PM
    _ Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has canceled his trip to New York to take part in a meeting of the U.N. Security Council due to U.S. obstructions, Iran's state-run television reported Friday, quoting a Foreign Ministry spokesman.
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  • Security Council to vote on new UN Iran sanctions Saturday: diplomats Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Mar 22 6:56 PM
    Major powers on Thursday made minor changes to a new draft resolution toughening UN sanctions on Iran and readied the text for a Security Council vote expected to take place Saturday, diplomats said.
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  • Oil ends atop $62, up 4.5% on week after Iran seizes U.K. sailors Open this result in new window
    Market Watch - Mar 23 5:07 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Crude-oil futures climbed past $62 a barrel Friday to close at their highest level in two weeks as Iran's seizure of 15 British naval personnel off the coast of Iraq triggered concerns over disruptions to crude production in the oil-rich Middle East.
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  • UNSC makes last push for agreement on Iran sanctions resolution Open this result in new window
    Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - Mar 23 1:20 PM
    _ Members of the U.N. Security Council went back to negotiations Friday on an Iran sanctions resolution aimed at getting Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program.
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  • Britain demands explanation over marines imprisoned in Iran Open this result in new window
    ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Mar 23 1:11 PM
    The British Government has asked for a full explanation after 15 of its sailors and marines were taken prisoner by Iran.
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  • Iran says it stopped Iraq vessels in Gulf dispute Open this result in new window
    Tiscali - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
    He said the Iranian coastguard had taken action against the boats because they had crossed into Iranian waters. "The Iranian coastguard stopped an Iraqi vessel and two ships escorting it. Iran is investigating the matter and some answers should emerge in a few hours," Kazemi-Qomi told Reuters.
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  • Major powers plan vote on Iran sanctions on Saturday Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 22 5:00 PM
    Major powers negotiating U.N. sanctions against Iran intend to put their draft resolution to a vote on Saturday after rejecting nearly all amendments proposed by South Africa.
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  • Iran Captures 15 British Troops in Persian Gulf Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Mar 23 11:52 AM
    Iranian naval forces took 15 British sailors and marines captive early Friday in the disputed Shaat al-Arab waterway, along the Iran-Iraq border at the north end of the Persian Gulf. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon.
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  • Britain Demands Iran Free Seized Sailors Open this result in new window
    RedNova - Mar 23 3:16 PM
    By JIM KRANE DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Naval forces of Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards captured 15 British sailors and marines at gunpoint Friday in the Persian Gulf - a provocative move coming during heightened tensions between the West and Iran. U.S.
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  • Legislators voice support for govt`s stance on Iran Open this result in new window
    Antara News - Mar 23 12:13 PM
    Two members of the House of Representatives (DPR) here Friday expressed support for the Indonesian government`s stance in asking the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) not to impose sanctions on Iran in relation with its nuclear power development program, saying the stand was "correct" and "right."
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  • Iran detains British sailors, fueling standoff with West Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 23 11:20 AM
    Britain demanded the immediate return of 15 navy sailors detained by Iran Friday, as the incident threatened to inflame already tense relations between the West and Tehran into a full-blown crisis.
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  • UN Security Council scrambles to agree Iran sanctions text Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 23 11:41 AM
    The Security Council scrambled Friday to reach consensus on a draft text broadening UN sanctions against Iran as the Iranian president was granted a US visa to attend the vote expected Saturday.
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  • Big powers make changes in Iran sanctions text Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Mar 22 3:54 PM
    Major powers produced amendments on Thursday to get votes from South Africa, Indonesia and Qatar on sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt uranium enrichment that can be used in a nuclear weapon.
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  • Oil: Rises after Iran captures UK navy personnel Open this result in new window
    The New Zealand Herald - Mar 23 2:18 PM
    NEW YORK - Oil rose above US$62 to a three-month high today after Iran seized 15 British navy personnel, raising concerns about renewed tension between the oil producer and the West.
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  • Iran-UK standoff after British sailors seized Open this result in new window
    The West Australian - Mar 23 3:51 PM
    Iran said it seized a group of British sailors yesterday after they illegally entered its waters, threatening a full-blown crisis in already tense relations between the West and Tehran.
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  • U.S. accused of denying Iran leader visa Open this result in new window
    The Washington Times - Mar 23 11:39 AM
    Iran has accused the United States of failing to issue a visa to allow Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address the U.N. Security Council. Ahmadinejad promised to present "new proposals" to end the standoff over Iran's uranium enrichment program, Alalam reported Friday.
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  • US: New UN Sanctions on Iran Imminent Open this result in new window
    Voice of America - Mar 23 11:07 AM
    The United States says a U.N. Security Council vote increasing sanctions on Iran for failing to halt uranium enrichment could come as early as Saturday.
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  • Iran summons UK envoy over naval detentions Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Mar 23 11:30 AM
    Iran summoned the British charge d'affaires to Tehran on Friday to protest over what it said was the illegal entry of British naval personnel into Iranian waters, state television reported.
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  • Iran's President cancels New York visit Open this result in new window
    TVNZ - Mar 23 1:51 PM
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad canceled his visit to address the UN Security Council in New York because US visas for his team were issued too late, Iran's UN ambassador said on Friday.
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  • Iran seizes 15 British marines and sailors in Gulf Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - Mar 23 12:04 PM
    Source: Reuters (Adds Iran reaction, details, paragraphs 3, 7-8, 16-18) By Aref Mohammed BASRA, Iraq, March 23 (Reuters) - Iranian forces seized 15 British servicemen on Friday in the mouth of the waterway that ...
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  • Iran allays nuke fears Open this result in new window
    The Telegraph - Mar 23 3:03 PM
    New Delhi, March 23: Signalling a major softening in its bid to pursue nuclear weapons, Irans former President Mohammad Khatami has said Irans goal has never been to have access to nuclear weapons and he would guarantee that Iran would not be a threat to any other country.
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