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John Bolton Backtracks: Says He “Always Said” Striking Iran is “Deeply Unattractive”

Irancove @ July 15, 2008 # 10 Comments

Think Progress has the story. John Bolton now: COLMES: Well, you’ve said — statements over the last few months that either you believe the Bush administration is going to strike or that you would like if there were a first strike against Iran. Would that be an accurate reflection of your view? BOLTON: No, it […]

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Israeli General Amos Gilad Issues More Threats

Irancove @ July 15, 2008 # 2 Comments

Via CASMII: Israel threatens to wage illegal, pre-emptive military attack on Iran On Monday July 14th Israel’s senior defence official, General Amos Gilad during an interview with BBC Radio four’s Today programme said that Israel is preparing itself to take military action against Iran and that it would do so if diplomacy fails. The statement […]

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Historical Amnesia: The Shooting Down of Iran Air Flight 655

Irancove @ July 15, 2008 # No Comment Yet

By Sasan Fayazmanesh at Counterpunch: In a daily press briefing on July 2, 2008, the following set of questions and answers took place between an unidentified reporter and Department of State Spokesman Sean McCormack [1]: QUESTION: Tomorrow marks the 20 years since the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes gunned down the IR655 civilian airliner, killing all 300 […]

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Ahmadinejad’s Visit to UN General Assembly to Complicate US Presidential Race

Irancove @ July 15, 2008 # 7 Comments

Ahmadinejad is planning a September visit to NYC to attend the UN General Assembly.   According to TPM, his visit will likely set of a “furious skirmish” between the presidential candidates over Iran policy when the “presidential race is at its hottest.” McCain’s campaign internet manager makes the snide comment: Perhaps [Ahmadinejad] and Senator Obama […]

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Ahmadinejad Says Talks With US Possible Soon

Irancove @ July 15, 2008 # 3 Comments

Fars News: Iran Ready for Talks with US under Fair, Equal Conditions TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday he would welcome direct talks with the US if both parties are on equal footing, adding such talks could happen at any time in future. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not say whether any definite plans […]

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