Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iran nuclear

  • Israels prime minister sets off this week on a U.S. visit clouded by a deepening rift with Washington, which is pressing Israel to hold off on any attack against Irans suspect nuclear program.
  • (AP -
  • The Iranian foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, said in a statement to the Conference on Disarmament here that there were two ways to engage with Iran on its nuclear program: engagement or confrontation.
  • (New York Times)
  • JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: We are committed, as Israel is, to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. And we had pursuit of this policy that we believe theres time and space at this point to allow -- to have an effect.
  • (FOX News)
  • Just 19 percent of Israelis believe that Israel should strike Irans nuclear facilities if it must do so without American support. A significantly higher number -- 42 percent -- support a military strike if Israel has American support.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • What does last Fridays International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Irans nuclear program tell us?  The inescapable conclusion is:  international efforts to prevent Tehran from drawing closer to a nuclear weapons capability are failing.
  • (Foreign Policy)
  • If the U.S. ever bombs Iran's nuclear facilities, it'll be Gen. Norton Schwartz's planes and pilots that pull off the attack.
  • (Wired News)
  • Go do it and crack down completely." Woolsey is not ready to say that Iran's nuclear program should be taken out now.
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  • India, The Wall Street Journal claimed recently, is the Iranian mullahs' "last best friend" for continuing to buy oil from, and trade with, Iran.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Western spy agencies for years have kept watch on a craggy peak in northwest Iran that houses of one the world's most unusual nuclear sites. Known as Fordow, the facility is built into mountain bunkers designed to withstand aerial attack.
  • (Washington Post)
  • CONTRARY to common perceptions about Irans nuclear weapons capabilities, the country has not reached the threat threshold. To meet the threshold, Iran must meet three principal standards: political will, military capability and intent.
  • (Winnipeg Free Press)

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