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  • IRAN Will Announce Nuke

    02/09/2010 1:25:23 PM PST · by doria253 · 133 replies · 4,054+ views
    BBC Ex-USSR: Iran aiming to provoke regional military conflict - Russian exper 91) ☆ By enriching uranium to a higher grade, Iran is embarking on a deliberate course of provoking a military conflict in the Middle East due to its unstable domestic situation, Aleksey Arbatov, head of the International Security Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of World Economy and International Relations, said in a live interview to Russian Defence Ministry-controlled Zvezda TV on 9 February. He also said that Tehran will suddenly announce it has developed a nuclear weapon, and noted that 20 per cent-grade uranium was...
  • Iran Begins Enriching Uranium as Supreme Leader Vows to Stun West with 'Punch' on Thursday

    02/09/2010 1:27:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 765+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2010
    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran began enriching uranium to a higher level on Tuesday over the vociferous objections of the U.S. and its allies who fear the process could eventually be used to give the Islamic republic nuclear weapons. Even before the announcement U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believed the U.N. should slap new sanctions on Iran in "weeks, not months," according to his spokesman Tuesday. France and the U.S. said Monday Iran's action left no choice but to push harder for a fourth set of U.N. Security Council sanctions to punish Iran's nuclear defiance. Russia, which has close...
  • Nuke fears rise as Iran ramps up uranium enrichment

    02/09/2010 1:35:22 PM PST · by Abathar · 8 replies · 414+ views ^ | 02/09/2010 | unknown
    Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran began enriching uranium Tuesday to the threshold at which it could set off a nuclear reaction, following through on a warning it had issued a day before, state media said. The enrichment was taking place at its Natanz facility under the surveillance of U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors, Tehran said. An official with the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that a team of inspectors was on site. The United States and its allies fear Iran intends to build a nuclear bomb, while Tehran says its nuclear program is for civilian energy and medical use. On Monday,...
  • Seized North Korea arms were bound for Iran

    02/02/2010 12:31:24 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 293+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/30/2010 | Reuters
    shipment of weapons from North Korea seized by Thai authorities last month were headed for Iran, according to a confidential report the Thai government sent to a U.N. Security Council committee. Thai authorities seized more than 35 tons of arms from a cargo plane they said had come from North Korea, and arrested its five crew members after the aircraft made an emergency landing at a Bangkok airport in December. The report to the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee, seen by Reuters on Saturday, said the shipment included rockets, fuses, rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades. The cargo plane departed...
  • Another blow to the ‘axis of evil’

    02/01/2010 12:48:37 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 458+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/31/2010 | Yaakov Katz
    The question of whether the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai earlier this month was carried out by Israel or not is insignificant with regards to the impact his demise will likely have on Hamas and its ability to continue smuggling long-range rockets into the Gaza Strip. Mabhouh, 50, was found dead in his Dubai hotel on January 20. On Friday, Hamas announced the murder, which the group said was carried out by the Mossad, either by electrocution, suffocation or poison. The timing of the assassination comes almost exactly two years after Hizbullah’s military commander Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in...
  • US 'believes Iran working on design of nuclear weapon'

    01/03/2010 9:11:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 487+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | January 3, 2010 | Julian Borger
    Reports say Washington distancing itself from earlier intelligence assessment suggesting Tehran had suspended work on weapons designs. The key sources of new intelligence are likely to include two recent Iranian defectors – Ali Reza Asgari, a Revolutionary Guards general who vanished in Istanbul in 2007, and Shahram Amiri, a leading Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared while on a pilgrimage to Mecca last summer. The Iranian government has blamed the US for their disappearance. However, the Obama administration believes there is still time to try sanctions as a means of stemming Iran's nuclear ambitions.
  • Iran: Oil field is ours, not Iraq's

    12/19/2009 3:45:05 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 50 replies · 1,841+ views
    Y-Net News ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Dudi Cohen
    Iran confirmed Saturday that its forces had taken over East Maysan oil field, located on the Iran-Iraq border. The move caused a 2.4% spike in oil prices. "The Iranian forces are on Iranian soil, as defined by known international borders. This oil field is Iran's" said an Iranian armed forces statement quoted by the Islamic Republic Arab-language television station, al-Alam. Proprietary of the East Maysan oil field had been the center of a dispute between Tehran and Bagdad for a lengthy period of time. Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister Ahmed Ali al-Khafaji said the move was the latest in a series...
  • Thai authorities hold crew of plane after arms find [North Korea to Pakistan]

    12/12/2009 7:40:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies · 775+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | December 12, 2009 | by Panarat Thepgumpanat
    Thai security forces seized more than 35 tonnes of arms from a cargo plane and arrested five crew members after the aircraft made an emergency landing to refuel at a Bangkok airport, officials said on Saturday. Monthon Sutchukorn, a deputy spokesman for the Thai air force, said the plane had departed from North Korea but had no further details. An air force official involved in the inspection, who declined to be named, said the Thai authorities had been asked by the United States to investigate the plane and its cargo. "We were approached by the United States, seeking our cooperation...
  • Iran Positions Israel In Its Cross Hairs

    11/06/2009 5:10:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Mideast: Iran tests an advanced warhead design as it gets caught shipping weapons to Hezbollah. Syria is reported to give the group operational control over Scud missiles. It's five minutes to midnight. Tyranny abhors a vacuum. While the U.S. and the West dither in Hamlet-like fashion over whatever we shall do in places such as Afghanistan and Iran, the Axis of Evil is in full swing in its plans to destroy Israel and threaten Europe and America. Israel last week seized what it said was the largest arms cache ever intercepted in the region. Israeli navy commandos boarded the Francop,...
  • Iran tested advanced nuclear warhead design – secret report

    11/05/2009 6:49:57 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 15 replies · 813+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Nov 5, 2009 | Julian Borger, diplomatic editor
    The UN's nuclear watchdog has asked Iran to explain evidence suggesting that Iranian scientists have experimented with an advanced nuclear warhead design, the Guardian has learned. The very existence of the technology, known as a "two-point implosion" device, is officially secret in both the US and Britain, but according to previously unpublished documentation in a dossier compiled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian scientists may have tested high-explosive components of the design. The development was today described by nuclear experts as "breathtaking" and has added urgency ...
  • Russia may go ahead with Iran missile deal

    10/25/2009 6:05:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 1,076+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/23/2009 | Staff Writers
    As the United States and its allies haggle with Iran over its nuclear program, Moscow has fueled Western unease about its military links to Tehran by pledging to continue selling arms to the Islamic republic. This has raised speculation that it may brush aside the strident objections of the United States and Israel and supply Iran with advanced S-300PMU surface-to-air missiles that would greatly enhance its defenses against airstrikes. The Russians, who have rejected the proposed imposition of economic sanctions on Iran as "counterproductive," are keeping the waters muddied with contradictory and ambiguous statements regarding the S-300s. On Wednesday, Russia's...
  • Iraq set to buy Russian weaponry

    10/17/2009 2:09:23 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,338+ views
    RIANovosti ^ | 10/17/2009 | RIANovosti
    A military delegation from Iraq will visit Moscow in the near future to discuss the purchase of Russian weaponry, an Iraqi parliament member has said. "A large delegation from the Iraqi Defense Ministry will travel soon to Moscow for talks on arms purchases [from Russia]," Abbas al-Bayati said in an interview with the Al Iraqiya television. According to the Iraqi MP, Baghdad is seeking to sign arms contracts with Russia, Germany, France, Serbia and the United States by the end of 2011 "to complete the creation of Iraqi Armed Forces and security forces." Al-Bayati said the Iraqi leadership is interested...
  • Russia bewildered by N.Korea missile launch-Tass

    10/12/2009 10:09:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 911+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/12/09 | Oleg Shchedrov
    Russia bewildered by N.Korea missile launch-Tass Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:24am EDT MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Russia is bewildered by the latest North Korean missile launch, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry source as saying on Monday. "The launch of short-range missiles by the Korean People's Democratic Republic causes bewilderment," the source said. "It was not the most suitable time to do this now, when all efforts are made to restart six-way talks on Korea's nuclear problem."
  • Whodunit?: Sneak attack on U.S. dollar

    10/08/2009 11:22:40 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies · 2,669+ views
    Politico ^ | 8 October 2009 | Eamon Javers
    <p>It began with a thinly sourced but highly explosive report Monday in a British newspaper: Arab oil sheikhs are conspiring with the Russians and Chinese to quit using the dollar to set the value of oil trades – a direct threat to the global supremacy of the greenback.</p>
  • North Korea may not be serious about giving up nukes [Capt. Obvious alert]

    10/07/2009 6:13:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 878+ views
    Space War ^ | 09/06/2009 | AFP
    North Korea wants to placate key benefactor China by offering to return to disarmament talks and it is unclear whether it really intends to give up its cherished nuclear deterrent, analysts said Tuesday. Leader Kim Jong-Il told visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao late Monday the North is willing to return to six-nation nuclear disarmament negotiations -- on condition it first holds talks with the United States to improve "hostile relations". Some analysts expressed scepticism about the North's conditional offer to return to six-party dialogue, almost six months after it quit the forum and announced it would restart its bomb-making programme....
  • Israel names Russians helping Iran build nuclear bomb

    10/03/2009 2:20:07 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 91 replies · 7,463+ views
    UK Times Online ^ | Oct 4, 2009 | Staff
    Netanyahu, has handed the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists believed by the Israelis to be helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead. He is said to have delivered the list during a mysterious visit to Moscow.
  • Axis Of Evil: Bush Right, Obama Wrong

    09/27/2009 5:57:46 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 11 replies · 672+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | 9-26-2009 | AJStrata
    Iran did something fairly important this week, in the grand scheme of things. Iran proved that President Bush and his “Axis of Evil” comment was accurate, and that President/Senator Obama (and all his liberal allies with blinders on) with his Pollyannish “Iran is not a threat” was wrong. Deadly wrong.(snip) Who is that naive and stupid? (Read Barry Buffoon)Combine this news with their known missile program (and their mad leader’s claims to wipe Israel off the map) and it becomes clear that Iran is taking this world into the abyss of hell.
  • 3 Wrongs Don’t Make a Right (Russia-Iran-Venezuela: corrupt mob nexus)

    09/26/2009 7:48:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1,022+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 09/17/09 | Robert R. Amsterdam
    3 Wrongs Don’t Make a Right 17 September 2009 By Robert R. Amsterdam The recent visits to Moscow and Tehran by Hugo Chavez raise a number of concerns about the deepening relations between Russia, Iran and Venezuela. The motivation behind the Russia-Iran-Venezuela alliance is often misunderstood. On the one hand, there is the narrative that these governments are pursuing national interests, seeking to deepen their security against ever-present external threats and accrue regional power. Others argue that the alliance is driven by an attempt to build an “alternative architecture” of global relations, one that is conveniently unconcerned with democracy and...
  • Axis Of Opportunism

    09/16/2009 10:26:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies · 394+ views
    Forbes ^ | 09.17.09 | Claudia Rosett
    The bad old Axis of Evil is back in the news. That's not because President Barack Obama has resurrected the label, but because he's now planning to hold direct talks with its two surviving charter members, Iran and North Korea. It's one of many signs of change (if not hope) that the phrase itself, "axis of evil," has become less welcome in Washington's diplomatic calculus than envoys of that axis itself. Even before Obama scrapped the entire concept, President George W. Bush during his second term had abandoned the formulation. ... If the term "evil" has now been written out...
  • Iran Gains U.S. Military Technology Through Malaysia Middlemen

    09/13/2009 12:00:56 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 841+ views
    bloombert ^ | 9/14/09 | bloombert
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