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Cheney meets Saudi king, Iraq and Iran on agenda (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 20:03:53 GMT

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally which has grown cold on Washington's Iraq policy, for talks with King Abdullah expected to discuss Iran's growing power.

Iran says won't bow to sanctions over atomic work (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 13:45:46 GMT

Iran will not be pushed by sanctions to suspend work on its disputed nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday, two days after six world powers met to discuss Iran's defiance of U.N. demands.

Shiites move toward sovereign image, away from Iran (Los Angeles Times)
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Sun, 13 May 2007 02:14:43 GMT

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's largest Shiite party pledged its allegiance Saturday to the country's top Shiite cleric in a move apparently aimed at establishing its distance from Iran, where it formed and grew for decades before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion here.

Bush Seeks 'Follow the Money' Strategy on Iran (US News & World Report)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 23:00:28 GMT

"Follow the money" is a strategy that law enforcement follows in going after bad guys. Now the Bush administration, and its more hawkish allies, are looking closely at taking that approach toward Iran. Military action against Iran looks untenable, tempting a range of unpredictable responses from Iran, rage against the United States in the Islamic world, and another huge burden on Washington. At ...

Yemen recalls envoys from Iran, Libya over rebels (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 11:30:43 GMT

Yemen said on Saturday it was recalling its ambassadors to Iran and Libya over what it sees as their support for Shi'ite Muslim rebels involved in bloody clashes with government forces.

Iran's Hard-liners Lash Out at Women, Youth (Newsweek)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 20:10:57 GMT

Labor organizers, feminists, party animals, visiting scholars—Iran's hard-liners see enemies on every side.

Cheney, on Carrier, Warns Iran to Keep Sea Lanes Open (New York Times)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 03:08:05 GMT

The Vice President's sharp warnings appeared to be part of a two-track administration campaign to push back at Iran while leaving the door open to negotiations.

Iran confident about its nuke program (UPI)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 14:45:43 GMT

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said his country's atomic program will not be deterred by threats from Western countries.

Near Iran, Cheney talks tough (Chicago Tribune)
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Sat, 12 May 2007 12:54:01 GMT

Aboard carrier, vice president issues warning Vice President Dick Cheney used a U.S. aircraft carrier just 150 miles off Iran's coast as the backdrop Friday to warn that the United States was prepared to use its naval power to keep Tehran from disrupting oil routes or "gaining nuclear weapons and dominating this region."

Iran ultimatum for Crescent (AME Info)
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Sun, 13 May 2007 04:18:09 GMT

Iran's Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh has warned the UAE's Crescent Petroleum it will find other ways of utilising the gas it had been intending to sell to the Sharjah based firm if a protracted price dispute is not resolved soon, reported Reuters.