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A curious U.S. response to the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist

A curious U.S. response to the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist

By Ed Koch Recognizing that Iran and its leaders are a grave danger to the world, why would anyone be distressed at the killing of an Iranian scientist who was working to create a nuclear bomb? Iran now has ballistic missiles capable of reaching Europe. Long ago, Iran developed the rockets needed to reach Israel, […]

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While U.S. focuses on politics, Iran plays geopolitical chess

While U.S. focuses on politics, Iran plays geopolitical chess

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amidst the swirl of the presidential  primary season in the United States and thus the blurring of the international news focus, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been on a political campaign swing of his own throughout Latin America. But while the Islamic Republic relentlessly pursues the nuclear genie, […]

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High stakes: Obama's ace, Iranian oil and the 2012 election

High stakes: Obama's ace, Iranian oil and the 2012 election

By Sol W. Sanders President Barack Obama has launched new international diplomatic poker with “a trailing hand”. It is impossible to exaggerate the forces at play, economic as well as political, foreign and domestic, and their interplay. When he signed Dec. 31st the latest Iran provisos, Mr. Obama was handed new clout to cut Iran’s […]

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New signs of power struggle at top levels in Iran

New signs of power struggle at top levels in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s constitutional watchdog rebuked the president Wednesday for trying to merge Cabinet ministries without parliamentary approval — the latest sign of discord at the highest levels of the ruling Islamic system in Tehran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been locked in a simmering confrontation for weeks with Iran’s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah […]

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Ahmadinejad huddles with Hizbullah in Lebanon, plans visit to Israel's border

WorldTribune.com   NICOSIA — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to confront Israel during his visit along the southern Lebanese border with the Jewish state. Lebanese government sources said Ahmadinejad has informed the Beirut government that he plans to visit the Lebanese border with Israel during his three-day stay. They said Ahmadinejad has directed units from […]

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Iran donates $25 million to Turkey's ruling party

Iran donates $25 million to Turkey's ruling party

ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shakes hand with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. / REX Iran has agreed to donate $25 million (£16 million) to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a move that will increase fears that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to abandon the country’s secular constitution. Western diplomats say […]