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Iran may hire others to finish Russian nuclear plant: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:00:57 GMT

Iran is considering alternative builders to finish its first nuclear power plant amid disputes with Russia, which now heads the project, a Russian daily quoted an Iranian official as saying Friday.

Iran frees reformist journalist (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:07:19 GMT

Iran has released on bail a reformist journalist who was jailed for propagating against its Islamic system, the ISNA news agency on Friday quoted him as saying.

Divesting From Iran (CBS News)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 22:58:14 GMT

A couple of items in the nature of an update on my Creators Syndicate column on the widespread move by state governments to divest from companies that do business in Iran. Emanuel Lenain, the press counselor at the French Embassy, E-mailed me with a statement claiming that French investment in Iran is decreasing. Let me just present it without checking on its accuracy:

IAEA: Iran cooperating in nuke probe (UPI)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 19:59:56 GMT

A new report documents a split between U.N. arms inspectors and the United States and its allies regarding how to contain Iran’s nuclear program.

Report on Iran's nuclear activity exposes split (International Herald Tribune)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 04:16:11 GMT

The IAEA report has exposed a new divide between the United Nations inspectors and the United States over how to contain Iran's atomic program.

Iran expanding its nuclear program, agency reports (International Herald Tribune)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 01:46:01 GMT

Iran is expanding its nuclear program in defiance of United Nations' resolutions, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday.

IAEA: Iran Cooperating In Nuclear Investigation (Washington Post)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 01:34:49 GMT

PARIS, Aug. 30 -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency gave an upbeat assessment of Iranian cooperation with international inspectors in a new report Thursday that could make it more difficult for the United States to win tougher U.N. sanctions against Iran.

German orchestra performs in Iran (El Paso Times)
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Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:23:46 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran—The woman musicians wore headscarves, but that didn't hinder them in playing Beethoven and Brahms in a rare performance by a Western classical orchestra in the capital of the Islamic Republic.

Guilty plea in guns-for-Iran plot (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 31 Aug 2007 02:06:55 GMT

A man pleaded guilty in a scheme to buy thousands of submachine guns and sell them to Iranians opposed to Iran's president, court records showed.

US and Iran spar ahead of Iraq report (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:00:00 GMT

American and Iranian leaders are boosting their belligerent rhetoric, even as the UN's nuclear watchdog reported Thursday that Iran's nuclear program is moving slower than expected and below capacity.