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Iran cleric says TV "confessions" prove U.S. plot (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:36:19 GMT

A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday televised "confessions" of two detained American-Iranians proved a U.S.-backed plot to carry out a "velvet revolution" using intellectuals to topple Iran's clerical establishment.

Israel slams Iran-Syria alliance (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:22:07 GMT

Israel on Friday denounced an alliance between Iran and Syria that it said cast doubts on Syrian peace intentions, following a visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Damascus.

More Iran sanctions not before September: diplomats (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:08:38 GMT

Western powers have quietly put off efforts to toughen United Nations sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program until September in hopes of improved cooperation with U.N. inspectors, European diplomats say.

Iran uses activists for propaganda (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Using methods that hark back to the years following Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranian state-run television on Wednesday night broadcast what it called "confessions" of two Iranian-American academics accused of undermining the regime.

Analysis: Can Iran's nukes weather quakes? (UPI)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 15:15:56 GMT

What does Japan and Iran have in common? Japan has nuclear power plants and Iran is on its way to acquiring nuclear technology. Japan is prone to powerful earthquakes, and so is Iran. This is where the similarities end.

Iran TV program suggests detainees were plotting to overthrow government (International Herald Tribune)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:02:02 GMT

Two Iranian-American scholars detained in Iran since May on national security charges have been shown on Iranian television suggesting that they were part of a plan to try to overthrow the government. But critics say that the 'confessions' were made under duress.

U.S. ready to hold direct talks with Iran on Iraq (International Herald Tribune)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 08:01:22 GMT

U.S.-Iran talks regarding Iraq would represent a return to the negotiations that began in May. The U.S. has accused Iran of helping the insurgents in Iraq.

Petrodollars to flow into US Treasuries despite Iran (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 19:20:18 GMT

NEW YORK, July 20 - Iran's decision to switch some dollar-based oil revenues to the Japanese yen was negative for U.S. government bond market sentiment, but would not make a dent on the flow of petrodollars into Treasuries.

50 German firms under investigation for helping Iran's nuke program (World Tribune)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 17:46:18 GMT

LONDON — Germany is investigating scores of companies suspected of aiding Iran's nuclear program. Officials said 50 German companies may have been involved in the sale dual-use systems and material required for Iran's nuclear project.

Markey: India nuclear deal on Iran hinge (UPI)
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 19:21:07 GMT

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey criticized India's friendliness with Iran and demands on Washington in its talks for a U.S.-India nuclear pact.