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  • US company signs billion-dollar energy deal with Iran

    07/06/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    RT News ^ | July 6, 2014 | RT
    US company World Eco Energy has signed a preliminary agreement to invest $1.175 billion to generate electricity in Iran. The plan is to turn solid waste into power. In April, the US Treasury awarded American-based Boeing and GE a license to sell spare parts to Iran to help the country’s ailing aviation industry. Iran needed new plane parts, as its jets have passed their service life and need proper replacements.
  • Iranian Professor Faces Jail for Questioning Nuclear Program

    06/19/2014 7:20:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 6/20/2014, 5:12 AM | Elad Benari
    An Iranian university professor faces 18 months in jail for questioning the merit of the country’s nuclear program and for asking if a businessman convicted of fraud should have been executed, AFP reported on Thursday. The professor, Sadeq Zibakalam, said on his Facebook page that he was found guilty by a Revolutionary Court of “committing propaganda against the system, spreading rumors and insulting the judiciary.” Zibakalam, 66, who teaches politics at Tehran University, said he was given a 12-month sentence on account of letters he wrote to critics of the present government’s attempts to resolve the nuclear issue. …
  • UPDATE 5-Senior U.S., Iranian officials to meet Monday-Tuesday in Geneva -U.S.

    06/07/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sun Jun 8, 2014 12:27am IST
    The United States said on Saturday it will send its No. 2 diplomat to Geneva to meet senior Iranian officials on Monday and Tuesday in what appeared an effort to break a logjam in wider negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns, who led secret U.S.-Iranian negotiations that helped bring about a Nov. 24 interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, will head a U.S. delegation. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the primary U.S. negotiator with Iran, will accompany him on a team that will include senior White House national security staff. The...
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader: Jihad Will Continue Until America is No More

    05/25/2014 11:53:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, all but said on Sunday that negotiations over the country’s illicit nuclear program are over and that the Islamic Republic’s ideals include destroying America. “Those (Iranians) who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason,” Khamenei told a meeting of members of parliament, according to the regime’s Fars News Agency. Khamenei emphasized that without a combative mindset, the regime cannot reach its higher Islamic role against the “oppressors’ front.” “The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of...
  • Jimmy Carter: U.S. Shouldn’t Bomb Iran Even If They Get a Nuclear Weapon

    04/10/2014 12:20:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 9, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear weapon. This statement differs not only from recent comments made by former Vice President Dick Cheney but also from the stated position of President Barack Obama. “I never have felt that Israel had a capability militarily to go 1,200 miles or more and bomb Iran effectively and then return back to Israel,” said of Cheney’s suggestion that Israel could attack Iran unilaterally. “The only country...
  • Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

    03/02/2014 11:11:04 PM PST · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-2-14 | JOSEF FEDERMAN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu's defiant tone set the stage for what could be a difficult meeting Monday with Obama. But with the clock ticking toward an April target date for a preliminary agreement, the Israeli leader could soon be forced to begin laying out a clearer vision for a future peace deal with the Palestinians. Shortly before takeoff,...
  • Iran gets first instalment of frozen assets

    02/01/2014 9:26:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 8 replies
    AFP/Yahoo News ^ | Feb 1, 2014 | AFP/Yahoo News
    Iran has received the first instalment of $4.2 billion in frozen assets as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told ISNA news agency Saturday. Unblocking the funds under the landmark deal in which Iran agreed to roll back parts of its nuclear programme and halt further advances is expected to breathe new life into its crippled economy.
  • Obama Has Made it Impossible for Israel to Strike Iran

    01/31/2014 10:48:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | jan 28, 2014 | Karin McQuillan
    I called a hardheaded realist, a Harvard trained PhD who has been watching the Middle East professionally for decades, to ask him about Obama's Iran deal. This is what he told me. It's done. Iran will get a bomb. They want a bomb and they will not be denied unless somebody stops them. Obama does not want to stop them. He does not want a friendly regime in Iran. He wants Iran as a counterforce to America and Israel. Obama is not a Muslim, but he is a radical. He sees the U.S. and Israel as imperialistic and oppressive. He...
  • Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything' (CNN)

    01/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Tom Cohen, CNN
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." Zarif told CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto that terminology used by the White House to describe the agreement differed from the text agreed to by Iran and the other countries in the talks -- the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. "The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments" under the agreement that took...
  • Iran to Receive $550 Million on February 1

    01/12/2014 9:25:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Iran will receive the first $550 million installment of a total of $4.2 billion in previously blocked overseas funds on or about February 1, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday. The money will be transferred to Iran as part of the implementation of the nuclear deal reached with it in Geneva on November 24. Earlier Sunday, President Barack Obama confirmed that the agreement would be implemented starting January 20. Under the agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in...
  • Iranian MPs push urgent bill to increase uranium enrichment to 60% (to fuel submarine engines)

    12/25/2013 12:12:03 PM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Russia Today ^ | December 25, 2013 19:22
    Hardline Iranian lawmakers are seeking to increase the nation's uranium enrichment to 60 percent to “provide fuel for submarine engines.” The bill is expected to give Tehran an upper hand if the Geneva deal, which limits enrichment to 20 percent, fails. Some 100 lawmakers have introduced the bill under a “double urgency status,” which means it may be debated in the Iranian parliament within a week, the official IRNA news agency reported. If the bill is approved, it will oblige the government “to enrich uranium to 60 percent in order to provide fuel for submarine engines if the sanctions are...
  • U.S. Released Iranian Scientist as Part of Nuke Negotiations

    11/30/2013 5:53:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2013, 1:17 PM PDT | Kerry Picket
    The secret back channel of negotiations between Iran and the United States, which led to this month’s interim deal in Geneva on Iran’s rogue nuclear program, has also seen a series of prisoner releases by both sides, which have played a central role in bridging the distance between the two nations, the Times of Israel has been told. In the most dramatic of those releases, the US in April released a top Iranian scientist, Mojtaba Atarodi, who had been arrested in 2011 for attempting to acquire equipment that could be used for Iran’s military-nuclear programs.
  • Ted Cruz: A Dangerous, Wrongheaded Deal. Obama gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

    11/27/2013 6:09:31 AM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Nov 25, 2013 | Ted Cruz
    According to the interim agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran's notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions. This appears to be an unfortunate case of history repeating itself. As happened with North Korea in 1994, fascination with the negotiation process has blinded American diplomats to the true nature of their negotiating partners. Substantive sanctions relief...
  • Iran-North Korea Missile Cooperation Undermines Recent Geneva Nuclear Deal

    11/27/2013 5:49:29 AM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    Iranian collaboration with North Korea on a new rocket booster for long-range missiles undermines the deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, key Senate and House Republicans said on Tuesday. “While the president was undertaking his secret negotiations—which Congress wasn’t informed of—he had to know Iran and North Korea were testing new engines for ballistic missiles to target the United States,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces. Reports of Iran-North Korea ICBM collaboration follow new anti-America and anti-Israel outbursts from the Islamist regime in Tehran, Cruz said. “The Iranian regime...
  • Iran: White House Lying About Details of Nuke Deal

    11/26/2013 3:04:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 11/26/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials say that the White House is misleading the public about the details of an interim nuclear agreement reached over the weekend in Geneva. Iran and Western nations including the United States came to an agreement on the framework for an interim deal late Saturday night in Geneva. The deal has yet to be implemented The White House released a multi-page fact sheet containing details of the draft agreement shortly after the deal was announced. However, Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually...
  • Is Obama violating the law: Iran Sanctions Act passed by Congress and signed by him in 2010?

    11/24/2013 12:59:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 15 replies
    H.R. 2194 (111th): Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress makes the following findings: (1) The illicit nuclear activities of the Government of Iran, combined with its development of unconventional weapons and ballistic missiles and its support for international terrorism, represent a threat to the security of the United States, its strong ally Israel, and other allies of the United States around the world. (2) The United States and other responsible countries have a vital interest in working together to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. (3) The International...
  • Full Text of Iran-Powers Nuclear Deal

    11/24/2013 9:29:21 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 11 replies
    farsnews ^ | November 24, 2013
    The full text of the deal is as follows: Geneva, 24 November 2013 Joint Plan of Action ( ) Preamble The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iran's nuclear programme will be exclusively peaceful. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapons. This comprehensive solution would build on these initial measures and result in a final step for a period to be agreed upon and the resolution of concerns. This comprehensive solution would enable Iran to fully enjoy its right to nuclear energy for...
  • Iranian President Rouhani: 'Iran's nuclear rights recognised'

    11/24/2013 4:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 24, 2013
    Iran has reached an agreement with world powers over its nuclear activities. In a televised address, the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the deal, saying the country had the right to continue its uranium enrichment programme.
  • Israel Criticizes Nuclear Pact. Netanyahu Says Deal Allows Iran to Continue to Enrich Uranium

    11/23/2013 10:29:22 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Josh Mitnick
    Israel harshly criticized the agreement between Iran and six world powers, saying it would not prevent Tehran from building a nuclear weapon. "This is a bad agreement. It gives Iran exactly what it wants: both substantial easing of sanctions and preservation of the most substantial parts of its nuclear program,'' said a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office Sunday.
  • Report claims secret US-Iran talks laid groundwork for nuclear deal (AP/Foxnews)

    11/23/2013 9:33:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | AP
    The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal sealed early Sunday in Geneva aimed at slowing Tehran's nuclear program, The Associated Press has learned. The discussions were kept hidden even from America's closest friends, including its negotiating partners and Israel, until two months ago, and that may explain how the nuclear accord appeared to come together so quickly after years of stalemate and fierce hostility between Iran and the West. President Barack Obama...
  • Fact Sheet(First Step Understandings Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

    11/23/2013 8:59:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    White House Press Release ^ | Nov 23, 2013 | White House
    The P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, facilitated by the European Union) has been engaged in serious and substantive negotiations with Iran with the goal of reaching a verifiable diplomatic resolution that would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. President Obama has been clear that achieving a peaceful resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is in America’s national security interest. Today, the P5+1 and Iran reached a set of initial understandings that halts the progress of Iran's nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. These are the first meaningful...
  • Iran Follows in North Korea's Nuclear Shoes

    11/23/2013 8:20:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | v 19, 2013 | Claudia Rosett
    Mr. Kerry and his team have yet to address one of the biggest challenges: the example set by North Korea, which over the past two decades has shown the world—Iran, not least—how a rogue state can exploit over-eager western diplomacy to haggle and cheat its way to the nuclear bomb. Since 1994, North Korea has cut a series of nuclear freeze deals, collecting security guarantees, diplomatic concessions and material benefits along the way. North Korea has cheated and reneged on every deal. Today, the Kim regime has uranium enrichment facilities, has restarted (again) its plutonium-producing nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, has...
  • Breaking: Iran Deal Has Been Reached

    11/23/2013 6:16:00 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 344 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 11/23/13 | Chad Pergram
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirms there is a deal on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva.
  • Western official: Iran nuclear deal may be imminent (BREAKING News on CNN)

    11/22/2013 3:13:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Jim Sciutto
    Momentum appears to be building for a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program, with top diplomats flocking to the site of ongoing talks and one Western official saying Friday a deal could be reached "as soon as tonight." U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will both be in Geneva on Saturday.
  • ‘Geneva talks a facade, US-Iran worked secretly on deal for past year’

    11/17/2013 10:48:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11/17/13 | Stuart Winer
    The Geneva negotiations between the so-called P5+1 powers and Iran are a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program have been negotiated in talks between a top adviser to President Barack Obama and a leading Iranian nuclear official that have continued in secret for more than a year, Israeli television reported Sunday. Despite ostensible full coordination between the US and Israel over strategies for thwarting Iran’s nuclear weapons drive, the administration did not keep Israel fully informed on those talks, Channel 10 news reported, but Jerusalem nonetheless has a pretty clear picture of what has
  • 'Quite possible' Iran, powers can reach nuclear deal next week - U.S. official

    11/16/2013 9:23:37 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Reuters/UK Yahoo ^ | Nov 16, 2013 | Lesley Wroughton, Reuters
    Major powers and Iran are getting closer to an initial agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, adding it is "quite possible" a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva. U.S. President Barack Obama has urged sceptical U.S. lawmakers not to impose new sanctions on Iran while negotiations are ongoing and called for a pause in U.S. sanctions to see if diplomacy can work. In addition to lobbying lawmakers, the White House this week also reached out to progressive groups supportive of diplomacy with Iran to make sure they stay...
  • Iran's Rouhani Says Uranium Enrichment a "Red Line"

    11/10/2013 7:07:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics/AP ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Nassar Karimi
    Iranian officials said Sunday the country made progress with world powers during "serious" talks over Tehran's nuclear program, but insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground over ways to ease Western concerns that Iran could one day develop atomic weapons. The remarks on enrichment repeat past declarations on the country's "right" to produce nuclear fuel, which is a key element of the talks over its scope. But President Hassan Rouhani and his top envoys seek to assure hard-line critics that Iran will not make sweeping concessions in the negotiations, which...
  • Netanyahu Urges Kerry to Reject Deal with Iran (“utterly rejects” and will defend itself)

    11/08/2013 5:59:33 AM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 8th, 2013 | JTA
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to reject a deal which, according to reports, would ease sanctions on Iran if it limits uranium enrichment to 3.5 percent purity. Netanyahu said Israel “utterly rejects” the deal and is not obliged to abide by it. “Israel is not obliged by this agreement and will do everything it needs to defend itself, to defend the security of its people,” he said prior to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry announced last minute that he would fly to Geneva from Israel, where he is attempting to salvage...
  • Signs of rift between Israel and US over Iran

    10/20/2013 1:17:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct 20, 2013 | Joseph Federman
    Just days after the first round of global nuclear talks with Iran, a rift appears to be emerging between Israel and its closest ally, the United States. Israel's prime minister on Sunday called on the U.S. to step up the pressure on Iran, even as American officials hinted at the possibility of easing tough economic pressure. Meanwhile, a leading Israeli daily reported the outlines of what could be construed in the West as genuine Iranian compromises in the talks. Convinced Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the Iranians are trying to trick the West into easing...
  • Report: Putin to travel to Iran for nuclear strategy talks

    09/14/2013 8:56:05 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:32 AM 09/14/2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Iran’s invitation to visit Tehran to work out a strategy for the Islamic regime’s nuclear program, Fars News Agency reported Saturday. The West believes the Iranian program is a front for developing nuclear weapons. Putin, seen by Iran’s clerical establishment as a strong opponent to America and the West — especially after his successful political play on averting a U.S. missile strike on Syria — was approached by Iran to protect the Islamic regime in the face of continued pressure by the West over its illicit nuclear program. Russia and the U.S. reached agreement...
  • Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

    02/21/2013 8:00:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:48pm EST | Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week. In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz. They were not yet operating. If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to speed up significantly its accumulation of material that the West fears could be used to devise...
  • Lawmaker says Iran will never close nuclear site

    02/17/2013 8:00:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2013 9:58 AM EST
    A prominent Iranian lawmaker is saying his country will never close the Fordo nuclear site in exchange for an ease in Western sanctions. … Fordo, southwest of Tehran, is producing uranium enriched to 20 percent, which can be turned into weapons-grade material. …
  • On Iran, Hagel Muddles the Message

    02/01/2013 1:54:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/13 | DAVID E. SANGER
    -snip- “It’s somewhere between baffling and incomprehensible,” a member of Mr. Obama’s own team of advisers on Iran said on Thursday night when asked about Mr. Hagel’s stumbling performance on the question during the all-day hearing. The worry was evident in the voice of the official, who would not speak on the record while criticizing the performance of the president’s nominee. For those who question whether the no-containment cornerstone of the Obama approach to Tehran is for real, or just diplomatic rhetoric, Mr. Hagel clearly muddled the message, he said.
  • Hagel sinking

    01/31/2013 3:42:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/31/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    It’s fascinating, actually, to see a nominee of this importance do so poorly. Chuck Hagel, nominated for defense secretary, has gone from awful to atrocious today, having to deny the obvious meaning of words he previously authored (on Global Zero), correct himself repeatedly (no, he didn’t mean Iran’s government was “legitimate”) and find himself simply unable to explain himself. Forgetting about his views, he does not radiate the confidence nor project the intelligence the job demands. It is unclear whether he was not prepped properly, whether he refused to be coached or whether he simply isn’t bright.
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’: Liberals take to Twitter to slam Hagel

    01/31/2013 10:13:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media.
  • October Surprise? Obama secret Iran deal cut

    10/05/2012 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 10/4/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt...
  • Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Phone Call

    09/28/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/12 | Jared Favole and Colleen McCain Nelson
    President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program and the two reiterated their stance that Iran shouldn’t have a nuclear weapon, the White House said. “The two leaders discussed a range of security issues, and the President reaffirmed his and our country’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security,” the White House said in a brief summary of the call. “The two leaders underscored that they are in full agreement on the shared goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” Their call comes amid increasing tension between the two leaders. Mr. Netanyahu has...
  • Iran six-seven months from nuclear bomb capability: Netanyahu

    09/16/2012 7:14:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept 16, 2012 | Reuters
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran would be on the brink of nuclear weapons capability in six to seven months, adding new urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a clear "red line" for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades. Taking his case to the American public, Netanyahu said in U.S. television interviews that by mid-2013, Iran would be 90 percent of the way toward enough enriched uranium for a bomb. He urged the United States to spell out limits that Tehran must not cross or else face military...
  • Americans Oppose Iran Attack by 2-1 Margin

    09/11/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 26 replies
    Forward ^ | Sep 11 2012 | Forward
    Despite labeling Iran’s nuclear program as a “critical threat” to U.S. interests, a clear majority of Americans oppose a military strike against Tehran and support a policy of UN sanctions and diplomatic dialogue. The new annual poll published this week by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs on American attitudes towards foreign affairs – dubbed “Foreign Policy in the New Millennium” - found that 70% of Americans oppose a strike on Iran that is not authorized by the UN Security Council, and 51% are opposed even if the UN body does sanction the attack. In addition, 59% of Americans are...
  • Iran could strike US bases if Israel attacks: Hezbollah

    09/03/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 3, 2012 6:35pm EDT | Laila Bassam
    Iran could hit U.S. bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities even if American forces played no role in the attack, the leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said on Monday. "A decision has been taken to respond and the response will be very great," Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen television. "The response will not be just inside the Israeli entity—American bases in the whole region could be Iranian targets," he said, citing information he said was from Iranian officials. "If Israel...
  • 'Iran must steer clear of US interests in the Gulf'

    09/03/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 37 replies
    Ynet news.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Shimon Shiffer
    Washington reportedly sends Tehran indirect message saying it will not back Israeli strike on nuclear facilities as long as Iran refrains from attacking American facilities in Persian GulfThe United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country's nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.In return, Washington...
  • TRR: Iranian Nukes are Thunderstruck

    07/25/2012 1:19:04 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    The Iranian nuclear program has hit with a severe case of heavy metal. Al Arabiya reports that technicians at two of Iran's secret nuclear facilities were startled in the middle of the night when their computer consoles started blaring AC/DC's classic metal hit "Thunderstruck" at full volume.
  • ... Israeli general says explosions that reportedly hit Iranian nuclear sites were not accidents

    12/01/2011 10:17:07 AM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | November 30 2011 | Corky Siemaszko
    Israeli officials said in a report Wednesday that a mysterious explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility two days ago was no accident. The eyebrow-raising remarks surfaced in a Times of London story reporting that satellite images show smoke billowing from the uranium enrichment facility in the city of Isfahan. “There aren’t many coincidences,” retired Major-General Giora Eiland told Israel’s army radio, noting that it was the second attack on an Iranian nuclear site in a month. “When there are so many events, there is probably some sort of guiding hand, though perhaps it’s the hand of God,” said Eiland, who...
  • Images Show Devastation at Iran Base After Blast

    11/29/2011 11:31:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 29, 2011 | WILLIAM J. BROAD
    The large, deadly explosion at an Iran military base in Iran on Nov. 12, which Iranian authorities have called an accident that set back research work there by a few days, appears to have been far more devastating than their description suggested, according to an analysis of newly released commercial satellite images of the blast site. The images reveal vast destruction and chaotic disarray across a sprawling complex composed of more than a dozen buildings and large structures. The Institute for Science and International Security, a private group in Washington, made the satellite images public Monday, along with an analysis...
  • Report: Blast at Isfahan damaged nuclear facility

    11/30/2011 4:25:27 AM PST · by jhpigott · 42 replies
    The Times reported on Wednesday that the mysterious explosion that rocked the city of Isfahan two days ago struck the uranium conversion facility located just outside Iran's third-largest city. According to the British newspaper, satellite images clearly show billowing smoke and destruction, despite Iran's claim that no such blast had taken place. The Times quoted Israeli intelligence officials as saying there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident."
  • Who’s Blowing Up Iran? (Cyber Monday in Isfahan)

    11/30/2011 2:17:24 PM PST · by milwguy · 21 replies
    pj media ^ | 11/30/2011 | michael ledeen
    Another week, another explosion at or near an Iranian military installation (or is it a nuclear research facility?). As usual, the regime doesn’t know what to say. The mullahcracy is so intensely divided that different “spokesmen” from different ministries/news outlets/cults/mafias put out different versions. There was an explosion, or at least “the sound of an explosion.” This goes out on the wires. Then, no, there was no explosion, it was just the sound of our fierce military training. Then again, yes, there was something, but not to worry, just go home and shut up. And so it goes in the...
  • Mysterious blast rocks home of Iran nuke facility

    11/30/2011 3:43:19 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/29/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Source, target of Isfahan blast unclear; satellite image shows extensive damage to missile base blown-up Nov. 12. A mysterious explosion rocked the Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, home to a key facility in Tehran’s nuclear program. The source and target of the explosion were unclear. Some reports claimed that it took place in a military base and others claimed it was a gas explosion. Isfahan hosts a nuclear facility involved in processing uranium which is fed to the Natanz fuel enrichment facility. Two weeks ago, on November 12, an explosion hit an Iranian military base near the town of...
  • The Iranian Problem

    11/19/2011 8:57:40 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | NOVEMBER 19TH, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last week the International Atomic Energy Agency released its report on the Iranian nuclear program. The report exposed Iranians plans to militarize their nuclear program despite their claims that it was for energy production and medical use only. This claim isn’t far fetch. Because of Iran’s lack of crude oil refining capability approximately 30 percent of the petroleum products it needs must be imported. Sanctions If the United States and/or our Allies wish to demand that Iran answer for its nuclear program or face economic sanctions they will be thwarted in the U.N, by Russia and China. Iran will be...
  • 17 Years Too Late, the UN Decides that Maybe Iran IS Working on Nuclear Weapons!

    09/02/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 2 September 2011 | Unknown
    More than seventeen years after a Clinton administration State Department spokesperson told USA Today that Iran’s nuclear program had none of the characteristics of a peaceful energy program and all of the hallmarks of a weapons program, the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a statement indicating that they are “increasingly concerned” about intelligence that shows that Iran is in fact working on nuclear weapons.
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.