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Why Iran Won’t Budge on Nuclear Energy Issue

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Nahid Siamdoust writes in Time: When U.S. officials appeal to the Iranian people over the heads of its regime, they like to assume that Tehran’s defiance on the nuclear issue reflects only the extremist position of an unrepresentative revolutionary leadership. Plainly, they haven’t met Dr. Akbar Etemad, who ran the nuclear program of the Shah’s […]

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Iran’s Majles Confirms All Three of Ahmadinejad’s Ministerial Candidates

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By Farideh Farhi at the ICGA site: What a strange pandemonium the confirmation hearings for Ahmadinejad‚Äôs three proposed candidates for the ministries of interior, economy and finance, and transportation turned out to be. Despite vociferous opposition to two of the candidates, all three were finally confirmed in a session publicly described by one deputy as […]

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US Rewards Nuclear Power and Non-NPT Signatory India with Nuclear Deal

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Via Asia Times: Iran heartened by India’s nuclear vote By Kaveh L Afrasiabi The United States-India civilian nuclear cooperation agreement has now been officially endorsed by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which paves the way for its approval by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – a collection of nations […]

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The Plunder of Iran

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New Book by Mohammad Gholi Majd: Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941 Using recently declassified U.S. State Department archives, Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the rampant tyranny and destruction of Iran in the decades between the two world wars in a sensational yet thoroughly scholarly study that will rewrite the political and […]

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Retired FBI Director on Anthrax: “They really wanted to blame somebody in the Middle East”

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The Daily News has the story on how the Bush Administration pressed FBI officials to blame the anthrax attacks on Saddam Hussein or al Qaeda despite all the evidence to the contrary. After the Oct. 5, 2001, death from anthrax exposure of Sun photo editor Robert Stevens, Mueller was “beaten up” during President Bush‘s morning […]

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