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Iran May Be Closer To Nukes Than Thought (CBS News)
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Sat, 28 Jul 2007 03:00:05 GMT

CBS News has learned exclusively that a new U.S. intelligence report says Iran could build a nuclear weapon by 2010. Pentagon officials say the new report narrows the window in which Israel might launch a preemptive strike against Iran.

Analysis: Tough sanctions may tame Iran (UPI)
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Sat, 28 Jul 2007 04:15:46 GMT

Strengthening existing sanctions against Iran and divesting state pension funds of Iran-connected assets may offer the best hope to change the regime's behavior.

US readies arms deal with Saudis, eyeing Iran: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 15:47:11 GMT

The United States is readying a major arms package for Saudi Arabia with an eye to countering a changing threat from Iran, a senior US defense official said Friday.

Public Divided as to Whether New President Should Meet with Heads of Iran, Syria, North Korea (Rasmussen Reports via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 15:10:35 GMT

Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans say that the next President should meet with the heads of nations such as Iran, Syria, and North Korea without setting any preconditions. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% disagree while 24% are not sure.

Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran (CBS News)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 23:00:38 GMT

BOMB, BOMB, BOMB IRAN....Nils Gilman reminds me of a recent Heritage Foundation study that I forgot to blog about. Basically, Heritage decided to model the economic effects of bombing Iran and concluded that those effects would be bad (oil prices...

Officials say United States to expand aid, weapons programs in Mideast, partly to counter Iran (Chinapost.com.tw)
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Sat, 28 Jul 2007 04:13:52 GMT

The Bush administration will ask Congress to expand multibillion-dollar aid and weapons sales packages to friendly nations in the Middle East, partly to counteract Iran, senior officials said Friday.

Fiat Ready To Launch Production of Its Siena in Iran (Edmunds.com)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 23:53:05 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran — According to Iranian media reports, Fiat and its Iranian partner, Bonyan Auto, have ironed out various problems that have delayed their plans for local assembly of the Fiat Siena sedan. The first are now scheduled to roll off the Iranian production line in October.

Human-rights groups, US congressmen discuss policy options pertaining to Iran (The Daily Star Lebannon)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 22:39:31 GMT

A panel at Rayburn House on Thursday brought together human-rights groups and US congressmen to discuss policy options vis-a-vis Iran. Organized by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the panelists addressed the recent crackdown on human rights in the Islamic Republic, including the arrest last February.

RP faces reinforced Iran in opener (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 19:20:01 GMT

Mission Beijing gets under way for the SMC-Philippine team Saturday when it plays Iran in Tokushima, Japan.

Iran Economy Report: July 2007 (Payvand Iran News)
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Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:10:10 GMT

According to the figures published by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the value of Iran's foreign assets grew by around 30% to over $62 billion during the past Iranian year (ended 20 March 2007). -Turquoise Partners