Working for International Dialogue and Peace

Rice hopes to exploit the Arab-Iran divide

by Ehsan Ahrari (source: Asia Times) October 4, 2006

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the Middle East again to shore up Arab support against Iran. If she succeeds in achieving that objective - and that is a big if - there is likely to be a major realignment of forces in that area. This is her first trip to the region since the ceasefire of August 14 ended the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia that controls much of southern Lebanon. ››read more

The Dream-Killer

by Matthew Yglesias (source: Prospect) October 4, 2006

Liberals, take note: War with Iran is a genuine possibility, and it would destroy the prospects of progressive foreign policy reform for years to come.

Last week, the Princeton Project on National Security -- an ambitious, years-long effort to outline a course for American foreign policy spearheaded by Anne-Marie Slaughter and G. John Ikenberry, and involving a wide range of accomplished figures -- released its final report, "Forging a World of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security In the 21st Century." ››read more

US and UK warn of fresh Iran sanctions drive

by Roula Khalaf (source: Financial Times) October 4, 2006

Renewed tensions over Iran's nuclear programme emerged on Tuesday as the US and Britain warned that world powers would return to the United Nations Security Council to consider targeted sanctions against Tehran. ››read more

Iran signals refusal of nuclear freeze - EU diplomat

by Paul Taylor (source: Reuters) October 4, 2006

Iran has indicated to European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana it will not freeze its most sensitive nuclear work and major powers will consult later this week on sanctions, a European diplomat said on Wednesday. ››read more

PGCC expresses support for Iran's inalienable N-right

(source: IRNA) October 4, 2006

The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) on Wednesday voiced support for Iran's legal and inalienable right to access peaceful nuclear technology under rules and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). ››read more

Iran's president gives permission for tourists to visit nuclear sites

(source: Xinhua) October 4, 2006

AhmadinejadAhmadinejadIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given permission for foreign tourists to visit the country's nuclear facilities, an action aimed at proving the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, the state media reported Wednesday. ››read more

CASMII joins protest at U.S. Naval Base.

by Rostam Pourzal (source: CASMII) October 1, 2006

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CASMII members and supporters from Washington, DC were welcomed by two dozen Virginia activists protesting outside the world's largest Naval base in Norfolk.


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Misconceptions about women in Iran

by Shahrm Mostarshed (source: CASMII) October 3, 2006

Dear WeNews editor,

In her commentary posted on WeNews today, Ms. Jennifer Fasulo asserts that the Islamic Republic of Iran treats women as "sub-humans"...

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Iran suggest France enrich its Uranium

(source: Mercury News) October 3, 2006

Iran has proposed that France create a consortium to enrich Tehran's uranium, saying that could satisfy international demands for outside oversight of the nuclear program. ››read more

Revolt of the Generals

by RICHARD J. WHALEN (source: October 2, 2006

A revolt is brewing among our retired Army and Marine generals. ››read more

On the road to war again?

by MURRAY LIGHT (source: Buffalo News) October 2, 2006

US Soldiers: (Photo: Mauricio Lima / AFP-Getty Images)US Soldiers: (Photo: Mauricio Lima / AFP-Getty Images)Is the Bush administration headed down the same road that led to its attack on Iraq - a path that has cost the United States billions of dollars and an expensive loss of life for its armed forces and thousands of Iraqis?

This thought is prompted by a letter from the International Atomic Energy Agency that says a House committee staff report is "outrageous and dishonest" in stating that Iran's nuclear program is geared toward making weapons. ››read more

Stop administration from moving on to Iran

by ANTHONY INGRAHAM (source: Star-Gazette) October 2, 2006

After years of slaughter, murder, destruction and despair, most of us want our country to be done with the war in Iraq, a war based on lies that exploited post 9/11 fears and patriotism. ››read more

Iran-Turkey gas pipeline to restart after blast

(source: Reuters) October 2, 2006

Natural gas is expected to resume flowing to Turkey through a pipeline from Iran on Monday after repairs to damage caused by an explosion last week, a Turkish energy ministry official said. ››read more

Iran crisis overshadows Israeli-Palestinian dispute as Rice visits Mideast

by David Millikin (source: Yahoo News) October 2, 2006

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice left on a Middle East tour with the looming nuclear crisis with
Iran likely to overshadow timid efforts to rekindle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, analysts say. ››read more

Outside View: If and when Bush `Iraqs` Iran

by Arnaud De Borchgrave (source: Monsters and Critics) October 2, 2006

A strategic thinker who called all the correct diplomatic and military plays preceding Operation Iraqi Freedom now sees diplomatic failure and air strikes against Iran`s nuclear facilities. The war on Iran, he says, started a year ago when the United States began conducting secret recon missions inside Iran. ››read more


(source: SF Chronicle) October 1, 2006

b2ab2aA military assault on nuclear plants in Iran remains an option for U.S.

A B-2A Spirit thunders down the aging airstrip of Whiteman Air Force Base and takes off, curving east over the rolling forests of Missouri. ››read more

Iran lashes out at new U.S. sanctions bill

(source: Xinhua) October 1, 2006

Iran on Sunday lashed out at a new U.S. bill of sanctions on entities or countries that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs, local Fars News Agency reported. ››read more

Iran Leader Rejects Even Brief Halt in Its Uranium Enrichment Efforts

(source: New York Times) October 1, 2006

AhmadinejadAhmadinejadPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran would not halt uranium enrichment even for a short period.

“They want us to suspend for a short period, and then they will use this for propaganda and say Iran has suspended and it has caved in,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said in a speech to students on the first day of the new university term, according to the student news agency ISNA. ››read more

Time to get real: There is no military solution to U.S. problems with Iran

by Robert Kuttner (source: The American Prospect) October 1, 2006

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did his best to insult President Bush and offend American public opinion during his visit to the United Nations. His performance was primarily for consumption back home, where baiting the Americans and outraging the Israelis play well.
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US may accept Iranian nuclear bomb

by Sarah Baxter (source: The Sunday Times) October 1, 2006

AMERICA is going to have to learn to live with a nuclear Iran, US intelligence analysts have concluded at a secret meeting near Washington.
Senior operatives and outside experts from the intelligence community were almost unanimous in their view that little could be done to stop Iran acquiring the components for a nuclear bomb, The Sunday Times has learnt. ››read more