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Iran exposes its weak spot (USA Today)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 01:12:35 GMT

Ever since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, hopeful Western observers have seized on intermittent signs of revolt as foreshadowing a possible collapse of the regime. Last week, again, it seemed tantalizingly possible that Iran might become the latest country to re-enact the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, or the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon. Angry drivers ...

Iran to join Latin American trade deal (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 00:08:53 GMT

Iran plans to join a Latin American initiative designed to counter U.S.-led efforts for free trade in the region, the Web site of the Iranian president's office reported Sunday as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited the country.

Iran, Venezuela bash US, seek stronger ties (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 19:42:03 GMT

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday slammed arch-foe the United States and pledged to boost trade ties.

Iran court in new hearing into photographer death (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 18:11:28 GMT

Iran's supreme court held a new appeal hearing on Sunday into the death in custody four years ago of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi that has strained ties with Ottawa.

Iran Vows To Press On With Nuclear Work (Space War)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 01:38:35 GMT

by Staff Writers Tehran (AFP) Jul 01, 2007 Iran on Saturday dismissed the threat of fresh UN sanctions and announced an impending visit by a senior atomic watchdog official for talks over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

Iran reviews nuclear "time out" idea: official (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 09:58:24 GMT

Iran is reviewing a "time out" proposal to stop its uranium enrichment expansion in return for a halt to further U.N. sanctions, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

Iran rules out nuclear freeze (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:33:51 GMT

Iran on Sunday again ruled out a freeze to its uranium enrichment programme, despite the threat of tougher UN sanctions over its defiance.

Iran unhappy about Blair's Middle East envoy job (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 09:55:10 GMT

Iran criticized on Sunday Tony Blair's appointment as Middle East peace envoy but welcomed his successor as British prime minister, Gordon Brown.

Bush, Putin meet over differences on missile defence, Iran (Antara News)
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Mon, 02 Jul 2007 04:32:57 GMT

US President George W Bush met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday seeking to address strained ties, mainly over US plans to base missile defence in Eastern Europe and differences over how to handle Iran`s nuclear ambitions.

Iran denies intervening in Iraq (UPI)
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Sun, 01 Jul 2007 19:59:00 GMT

Iran Sunday rejected U.S. contentions it supports terrorist groups in Iraq.