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Politicus: Spring will be crucial on Iran (International Herald Tribune)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 13:48:23 GMT
If new sanctions are enacted against Iran, the United States, France and Britain will evaluate their possible non-effect sometime in the second quarter of 2008.
Venezuela's Chavez visits Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:28:17 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made his fourth trip to Iran in two years on Monday, state media reported, as the two countries sought to strengthen ties while their leaders exhort the international community to resist U.S. policies.

China says "technical reason" for Iran meet no-show (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 09:56:10 GMT
China said on Monday it could not attend an international meeting on Iran due to a scheduling conflict and not because of any political rifts, but repeated its call for a negotiated solution to the nuclear standoff.

Venezuela's Chavez on new Iran visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:56:36 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived on a lightning visit to Iran on Monday, the latest evidence of the burgeoning ties between the fellow US foes, the Fars news agency reported.

Powell: Iran far from nuclear weapon (AP via Yahoo! News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 06:56:11 GMT
Iran is far from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and despite U.S. fears about its atomic intentions, an American military strike against the Islamic Republic is unlikely, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday.

Iran nuclear work 'not worth war' (BBC News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 11:47:57 GMT
Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi voices rare domestic criticism of Iran's controversial uranium enrichment programme.

As violence in Iraq diminishes, Iran's role is debated (International Herald Tribune)
read story   Sun, 18 Nov 2007 23:20:43 GMT
Tehran gets credit from an Iraqi government spokesman for helping to rein in Shiite militias, but U.S. officials said Sunday that it was too early to determine Iran's role.

Russia Urges Iran To Maintain Cooperation With UN Nuclear Body (Nasdaq)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:23:58 GMT
MOSCOW (AP)--Russia said Monday that a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog reflected some progress in clarifying Iran's nuclear activities, but urged Tehran to continue its cooperation with the inquiry.

Iran won't use oil as weapon if attacked: Ahmadinejad (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
read story   Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:25:23 GMT
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday his country would not use oil as a weapon even if it is attacked by the United States over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

Iran virtually free of U.S. dollar in oil revenues (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
read story   Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:19:15 GMT
LONDON, Nov 19 - Iran, at odds with the West over its nuclear programme, has effectively cut all ties with the dollar when it comes to oil revenues, a top Iranian oil official said on Monday.