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About The Other Surge -- Iran In Iraq (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 23:00:00 GMT

Mideast: Gen. Petraeus has spoken this week not only of the progress America has made in Iraq but also the progress Iran has made there. Those who worry that we might go to war with Iran forget we're already in one.

Developing states rap "interference" in Iran deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:10:52 GMT

Non-aligned nations on Tuesday rejected "interference" in Iran's nuclear transparency deal with U.N. inspectors, countering Western criticism the pact eases pressure on Tehran not to seek technology with bomb potential.

Iran opens doors of feared Evin prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:29:16 GMT

Iran opened the doors of its most feared prison to journalists Tuesday, allowing them to interview a jailed Iranian-American academic in a move seen as an effort to blunt criticism of the country's human rights record.

UN nuclear chief walks out on EU speech on Iran: diplomats (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 19:26:21 GMT

UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei walked out on an afternoon session Tuesday of his IAEA to protest an EU speech which did not fully support his deal for new inspections in Iran, diplomats told AFP.

Freed Iranian-American scholar recounts ordeal in Iran (International Herald Tribune)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 19:06:20 GMT

Haleh Esfandiari describes her confusion at being imprisoned, the mental and physical discipline she used to focus herself, and her continuing desire to start a dialogue between America and Iran.

Iran to free U.S.-Iranian on bail soon: judge (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 17:38:30 GMT

An Iranian-American academic detained in Iran will be freed soon on bail, the judge in charge of his case said on Tuesday.

American expects release from Iran (CNN.com)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:02:14 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian-American consultant detained for months in Tehran's Evin prison told reporters visiting the facility Tuesday that he expects to be released soon, a possibility confirmed by a spokesman for Iran's judiciary.

Saudi Arabia Wins OPEC Increase, Defying Iran, Libya (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
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Wed, 12 Sep 2007 03:48:02 GMT

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia persuaded OPEC members to increase production for the first time in a year, seeking to reduce the record price of oil, over the objections of Iran, Qatar, Venezuela, Libya and Algeria.

Recalling 9/11, campaigners urge Iran divestment (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 15:05:44 GMT

Activists urging U.S. pension funds to divest in Iran-linked companies are hoping the Sept. 11 anniversary will draw attention to a cause they say is gaining momentum in state legislatures across the country.

Iran considers knocking three zeros off currency (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:44:33 GMT

Iran is examining a proposal to knock three zeros off its national currency to increase economic confidence and reduce the number of banknotes, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.