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For Iran?s Shiites, a Celebration of Faith and Waiting (New York Times)
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Thu, 30 Aug 2007 01:14:07 GMT

The birthday of Imam Mahdi, the savior of the Shiite faith, is a time to celebrate rather than to mourn, which tends to be the focus of most holy days in Iran.

Iran summons diplomat, demands answers after U.S. arrests (CNN.com)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:52:59 GMT

Iran summoned the Swiss diplomat who represents U.S. affairs to its Foreign Ministry on Wednesday to protest the detentions of eight Iranian delegates in Baghdad, according to Iranian state-run media.

Iran says U.S. accusations on Iraq "not true" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:40:41 GMT

Iran rejected on Wednesday U.S. accusations it was fomenting instability in Iraq, a day after President George W. Bush said Tehran's atomic ambitions could put the Middle East "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust."

Latin America warms to Iran amid anti-U.S. sentiment (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:49:45 GMT

Iran is gaining influence in Latin America as the region turns away from Washington and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad courts new allies to counter U.S. efforts to isolate his government.

Iran-UN pact worries West (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:00:44 GMT

The plan, which could delay further sanctions over nuclear programs, allows Iran to withhold access to crucial information.

Iran protests U.S. detentions in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:24:02 GMT

Iran on Wednesday summoned the Swiss diplomat representing American interests here to protest the U.S. forces' detention in Baghdad of eight Iranians, including two diplomats, the Foreign Ministry said.

Iran risks attack over atomic push, Sarkozy says (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 17:08:17 GMT

The fact that he raised the specter of the use of force is likely to be perceived by Iran as a warning.

Analysis: Hitting Iran where it hurts (Space War)
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Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:53:25 GMT

by Claude Salhani Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2007 Amid continuing speculation of a pending U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear facilities or possible raids targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, a group of activists is asking Washington to consider "terror-free investment" -- a non-violent tool -- as a means of pressuring Iran.

In giving terror designation to Iran guards, U.S. would toughen stance (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:13:09 GMT

In moving toward designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, the Bush administration is adopting a tougher approach with Tehran, officials say - but former Iranian politicians also say it could make matters worse in the region.

Iran leader denounces U.S. missile shield plan (International Herald Tribune)
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:13:19 GMT

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said Thursday that the planned system was "a threat to more than one country."