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Gulf States Buy Arms With Wary Eye on Iran (Washington Post)
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Sat, 04 Aug 2007 02:04:46 GMT

CAIRO, Aug. 3 -- Arab nations in the Persian Gulf are snapping up new U.S. arms offers partly out of fear that U.S. military installations on their territory would make them targets in any American war with Iran, regional experts said.

Iran 'not worried' by US arms sales (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:18:56 GMT

Iran is not worried by US arms sales in the Middle East, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reported as saying by the ISNA news agency on Friday.

Iran's leader: U.S. seeking Mideast dominance (USA Today)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 16:18:22 GMT

Iran's president criticized the U.S. on Friday for its plan to increase weapons sales to several Arab countries and step up military aid to Israel, saying Washington was trying to impose its dominance on the Middle East, the president's office reported.

Iraqi PM set for key security talks in Turkey and Iran (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 17:11:22 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will visit Turkey to discuss Ankara's mounting concern about Kurdish separatism next week and then continue to Iran for security talks, an official said on Friday.

The wrong way to contain Iran (International Herald Tribune)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 13:44:18 GMT

Further arming Iran's Arab neighbors with billions of U.S. dollars of high-tech equipment does nothing to remedy the problem.

Iran-U.S. to hold expert level talks on Iraq: envoy (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 13:25:17 GMT

Iran, the United States and Iraq will hold expert level talks next week to define the work of a security committee they agreed to set up in July to help restore security in Iraq, an Iranian news agency reported on Friday.

Wife plans Iran trip to find husband (USA Today)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:48:14 GMT

Christine Levinson's husband vanished while on a business trip to Iran. Five months later, she's going there to try to bring him back.

Iraqi PM to visit Turkey, Iran next week (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 10:32:19 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will visit Iran and Turkey next week to discuss security issues and the need for cooperation amid tensions with both countries.

Gates Urges International Pressure on Iran (NPR)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 20:51:42 GMT

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is pushing the international community to pressure Iran into giving up its nuclear program. Gates says the U.S. "can't wait years" for Iran to change its policies.

Europe cautions U.S. on Iran sanctions (UPI)
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Fri, 03 Aug 2007 20:40:05 GMT

European governments are warning Congress of the impact proposed U.S. sanctions on Iran could have on other interests, the Financial Times said Friday.