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America’s Moral Deficit
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The next president of the United States should recognize the necessity of reducing tensions with Tehran through dialog, but restoring America's own appalling human rights record will go a long way in redeeming the credibility and the moral authority it so desperately needs to make diplomacy work with Iran or any other nation.
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Iran’s Regional Revolution
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The visit by Iran’s president to Iraq, while symbolic of improving neighborly relations, could also signal a surge in clout for long-isolated Tehran.
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Laptop of Mass Destruction
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The day after the International Atomic Energy Agency issued its latest report card on Iran’s nuclear program, the New York Times headlined its story: “Nuclear Agency Says Iran Has Used New Technology.” The IAEA, David Sanger explained, had presented Iran with evidence that it was conducting experiments in manufacturing nuclear weapons.
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Let's Talk About Bombs
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Given Iran's extended period of violating its nuclear safeguards agreement, says US award-winning Bunn, many countries will probably not accept Tehran's claim that all of the information that suggests weaponization activities is fabricated and baseless. Nevertheless, there is still room to negotiate, he tells Kaveh Afrasiabi.
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Security Council Passes New Sanctions on Iran
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
After several weeks of closed door negotiations, the 15-member U.N. Security Council decided Monday to impose a third set of sanctions on Iran to pressure Tehran to halt its ongoing nuclear power programme.
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Third round of sanctions against Iran amplifies the need for a new Iran approach
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The sanctions come in the wake of last week’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report, which cites “good progress” in clarifying the outstanding issues in Iran’s nuclear dossier.
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UN Deepens the Iran Nuclear Crisis
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The third round of United Nations Security Council sanctions now hanging over Iran's head in connection with its nuclear program is the harshest yet. Tehran has dismissed the measures as "legally defective". But with US and French ships in the Persian Gulf poised to carry out the interdiction of vessels suspected of carrying nuclear cargo to and from Iran, the stage is set for the next chapter - physical confrontation.
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Iran’s Sisyphean Task
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So, according to ElBaradei, he didn’t even get permission from the Cheney Cabal to reveal to the Iranians the latest "terrorist organization" charges until a week before he finished his final report on the "work plan," and, as of the date of his report to the IAEA Board, Iran had not yet even had a chance to learn what allegations had been made.
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Chance for peace: UN should accept Iran’s offer to implement Additional Protocol
Saturday, March 1, 2008
In the wake of the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), clearing Iran of all the outstanding issues from its own work plan of August 2007, Iran has also agreed to accept and observe the Additional Protocol if its nuclear file is returned back to the IAEA jurisdiction from the UN Security Council.
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Iran in the Crosshairs
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Washington watched as 2007 came to a violent and inglorious end. U.S. wars raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S.-backed Israeli occupation suffocated Palestinians, U.S.-allied governments in Pakistan and Kenya faced national explosions over false democratization and stolen elections, and U.S. corporate-driven poverty and resource wars ravaged Africa. Powerful forces in the United States had already begun to critically reassess what they saw as the diminishing value of the Bush administration’s reckless global interventionism.
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