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Funds halted for Iran quake relief, water projects: U.S. sanctions closed channels normally used by World Bank

Irancove @ November 5, 2007 # 3 Comments

Source: San Francisco Chronicle The World Bank, newly caught up in the Bush administration’s campaign against Iran, has had to suspend payments for earthquake relief, sanitation and other projects there in response to new U.S. sanctions on leading Iranian banks, World Bank officials say. Officials said $5.4 million in payments has been suspended for four […]

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Declassified Documents Show Iran as Possible US Nuclear Target

Irancove @ November 5, 2007 # 5 Comments

Spencer Ackerman reports from TPM’s Muckraker—original pdf is also available: It’s difficult to tell whether OPLAN 8044 Revision 03 is still in place. A further revision of the plan, known as Revision 05, was still in effect as recently as July. “Presumably,” writes FAS, Revision 05 carries with it planning for nuclear strikes on Iran, […]

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Trita Parsi on Iran

Irancove @ November 5, 2007 # 9 Comments

In an article for The Nation, Trita Parsi deconstructs some basic assumptions about Iran which formed “back in the days when we could afford to ignore the country.” Parsi sees policy toward Iran as a significant factor to stability in the region and starts by questioning the following: 1) Iran is ripe for regime change. […]

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Experts: No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program

Irancove @ November 5, 2007 # 10 Comments

Source: Common Dreams WASHINGTON — Despite President Bush’s claims that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons that could trigger “World War III,” experts in and out of government say there’s no conclusive evidence that Tehran has an active nuclear-weapons program. Even his own administration appears divided about the immediacy of the threat. While Bush and Vice […]

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