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Direct Talks Between U.S.-Iran Only Realistic Path
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The Bush administration has said it is willing to talk with Iran, but only after Iran stops enriching uranium. Such preconditions prevent any real progress. And by leaving open the possibility of a military attack, we are left with the specter of another war in the Middle East.
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Fallon's "No Iran War" Line Angered White House
Sunday, March 9, 2008
A new article on CENTCOM commander Adm. William Fallon confirms that his public statements last fall ruling out war against Iran last fall were not coordinated with the White House and landed him in trouble more than once with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
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‘Great Satan’ Gets Struck Out
Sunday, March 9, 2008
How interesting that Ahmadinejad, unlike a U.S. president who has to be airlifted unannounced into ultra-secure bases, was able to convoy in from the airport in broad daylight on a road that U.S. dignitaries fear to travel.
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Iran Gas: China Waits as India Wavers
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The possibility of India buying Iranian gas by way of a pipeline running through mutual neighbor Pakistan has been a talking point for the past decade. Yet as Islamabad and Tehran prepare to sign a gas purchase agreement this month, India is holding back amid security concerns and US disapproval of the plan. Energy-hungry China may seize the opportunity.
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Iran-Iraq Ties Show US the Way
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Tehran's enormous influence in Iraq is there to stay, given Iran's proximity and religious and historical connections, highlighted by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's recent visit. This leaves the US with little choice but to adjust its anti-Iran policy to accommodate Iran's regional clout.
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Operation Merlin II
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Iran's Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh was right to "forcefully" warn other Board Members "not to go down this path," since most of the allegations involved activities "not directly of a nuclear nature" and were, therefore "outside the mandate of the IAEA."
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Patience Is the Best Iran Policy
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The next president of the United States must have both the courage and the leadership to forge a new policy direction with Iran, and the patience and fortitude to allow such a policy to bear fruit.
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The Politics of Non-Proliferation
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If there was a time when Iranian analysts and decision makers would question the benefits of continuing to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, it would be now. The IAEA has allowed systematic US intervention in Iran's nuclear file paving the way to a third round of sanctions against Iran's nuclear programme.
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The Ramifications of Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Iraq
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The visit to Iraq on March 2 and 3 by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights the profound impact of the US invasion on political relations throughout the region. The US occupation of the country has unleashed processes that the American ruling elite did not foresee and does not welcome.
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The U.N. is Escalating the Iran Nuclear Crisis
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If the Security Council were truly concerned about Iran’s nuclear programme, it would have lifted sanctions in the light of the IAEA’s latest report and thereby secured Iranian adherence to the Additional Protocol.
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