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Ahmadinejad’s Deputy: Iran is a friend of Israel

Irancove @ July 20, 2008 # 3 Comments

Iranian Vice President Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei via Haaretz: Iran wants no war with any country, and today Iran is friend of the United States and even Israel…. Our achievements belong to the whole world and should be used for expanding love and peace… Will these comments be covered by MEMRI? (thanks to Eteraz for link)

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Why is Bill Kristol Meeting With General Odierno?

Irancove @ July 20, 2008 # 3 Comments

Col. Pat Lang asks why Bill Kristol, publisher of the Weekly Standard is meeting with General Odierno: In my opinion, Kristol is not shy in pushing for an attack on Iran. He thinks that diplomacy is another word for weakness and merely a preparation of public opinion for military action to come. This was much […]

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Washington’s Iran Pivot

Irancove @ July 20, 2008 # No Comment Yet

Laura Rozen at Mother Jones: Even as some Washington observers were still marveling at the Bush administration’s decision to send a diplomatic envoy to international nuclear talks with Iran to be held in Geneva this weekend, some analysts and close administration associates cautioned that the Bush administration really had not changed its underlying demand that […]

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Centcom releases Ali al-Dabbagh’s “misunderstood and mistranslated” memo

Irancove @ July 20, 2008 # 12 Comments

After Nuri al-Maliki’s interview with Der Spiegel, where he gives support to Obama’s 16-month withdrawal, Ali al-Dabbagh released a statement claiming that the Maliki’s remarks were “misunderstood and mistranslated” and “not conveyed accurately regarding the vision of Senator Barack Obama, U.S. presidential candidate, on the timeframe for U.S. forces withrdrawal from Iraq.” Interestingly, al-Dabbagh’s statement […]

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