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Iran Newslinks 3-4 March 2008
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 11:18

4/3/08

Iranian leader lends Iraq $1 billion, tells US to leave
Chicago Tribune – United States
By Liz Sly | Tribune correspondent March 4, 2008 BAGHDAD — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lent $1 billion on Monday and told America to go home, …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nation
world/chi-iraq-iran-mar04,1,3900271.story

US condemns Iran sentence of Iranian-US journalist
AFP –
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States on Monday condemned Iran’s decision to sentence in her absence a US-Iranian journalist to one year in prison,…
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h1tfrGPrEq7b5FVqiKQ4QL5W2PtA

Nothing can break Iran-Iraq brotherly ties: Ahmadinejad
Tehran Times – Iran
BAGHDAD — Iran and Iraq are two united neighbors and “no event can break the brotherly ties” between them, President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Monday in a …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164363

Iran to Block Private Internet Access for General Elections
FOXNews – USA
Iran may pull the plug on bloggers and Web masters just in time for general legislative elections on March 14, the International Herald Tribune reported. …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,334706,00.html

Senior official: Iran behind rocket fire
Jerusalem Post – Israel
Iranian technology and intelligence was used by Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip in the recent round of violence, said a senior official in Military …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?c=JPArticle&cid=1204546
390634&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Iran just won’t stay isolated
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
By Charles Kupchan and Ray Takeyh The UN Security Council on Monday passed a third round of sanctions against Iran. But at the same time that the United …
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/com
mentary/la-oe-kupchan4mar04,0,5766448.story

Iran, Iraq sign seven pacts
Tehran Times – Iran
BAGHDAD – Tehran and Baghdad signed seven cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding on Monday in Baghdad during Iranian President Mahmud …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164350

UN Imposes New Sanctions on Iran
Washington Post – United States
By Robin Wright and Colum Lynch The United Nations imposed new sanctions on Iran yesterday, capping a year of difficult diplomacy that may represent the …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
story/2008/03/03/ST2008030303272.html

New UN sanctions resolution on Iran
Guardian – UK
March 3 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council voted on Monday to impose more sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, including travel bans and asset …
www.guardian.co.uk/feedarticle?id=7355411

Iranian feminist barred from leaving country
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
TEHRAN: Iranian feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan said on Monday that she was prevented from leaving the country to receive her 2007 Olof Palme Prize …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=
2008%5C03%5C04%5Cstory_4-3-2008_pg4_22

New Iran Sanctions Affect Civilian, Military Goods
NPR – USA
by Jackie Northam All Things Considered, March 3, 2008 · The UN Security Council has approved a third round of sanctions against Iran because of its refusal …
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87865570

Europe leads Iran nuclear diplomacy
United Press International – USA
VIENNA, March 3 (UPI) — Nuclear experts reportedly have seen a video hinting Iran is working on a nuclear weapon despite protestations to the contrary from …
www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2008/03/03/
europe_leads_iran_nuclear_diplomacy/7348/

Iran invites Chinese to invest in economic projects
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Beijing on Monday called for the presence of Chinese investors and companies in Iran’s economic projects. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164372

Iran Nuclear Watch: United Nations Security Council Sanctions Round 3
By Flap
A prominent Revolutionary Guards commander close to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and a long list of figures involved in Iran’s nuclear program are among those the UN Security Council targeted Monday with sanctions. …
flapsblog.com/?p=6529

UN Security Council passes more sanctions against Iran
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
With Indonesia abstaining. the 14-to-1 vote is the first such resolution on Iran that did not achieve unanimity. By Howard LaFranchi | Staff writer of The …
www.csmonitor.com/2008/0304/p25s04-wome.html

Pakistan and Iran to improve trade ties: Amer
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
LAHORE: District Nazim Mian Amer Mahmood on Monday said Pakistan and Iran would extend cooperation in trade, industry and modern technology in near future. …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=
2008%5C03%5C04%5Cstory_4-3-2008_pg7_37

Sadr-Ameli presents awards and memorabilia to Iran’s Film Museum
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN — Rasul Sadr-Ameli has donated his collection of awards, photos, posters, film accessories and some of his screenplays to the Film Museum of Iran, …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164433

3/3/08

Security Council Targets Iran
Adding on to the previous two rounds, meant to punish Iran for refusing to suspend its uranium enrichment program, the resolution bans trade with Iran in goods which have both civilian and military uses. It also authorizes inspections …
weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/
blog/2008/03/security_council_targets_iran.html

Iran:Discover Nader Davoodi’s Photos
By Hamid Tehrani
Here you can see and enjoy Nader Davoodi’s photos about Iranian nature and more.
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/03/03/
irandiscover-nader-davoodis-photos/

Iran, Iran Everywhere…
By Joseph K. Grieboski(Joseph K. Grieboski)
The UN Security Council today signed off on a third round of sanctions against Iran on with near unanimous support (the vote was 14-0 with one abstention from Indonesia), sending a strong signal to Tehran that its refusal to suspend …
grieboskireport.blogspot.com/2008/03/iran-iran-everywhere.html

FACTBOX – Trade between Iraq and Iran
Reuters – USA
(Reuters) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting Iraq, the first Iranian president to do so since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran. …
uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKL0132776320080303

Iran claiming victory despite sanctions
BBC News – UK
By Paul Reynolds Despite a new round of UN sanctions over its nuclear activities, Iran still thinks it is ahead. The sanctions, passed by the Security …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7275824.stm

Activist says barred from leaving Iran to get award
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – An Iranian women’s rights campaigner said police prevented her from flying out of Tehran on Monday to pick up a $75000 human rights award …
www.reuters.com/article/GCA-Iraq/idUSL0365989620080303

Albright: Next US President Must Deal Quickly with Iran Nuclear …
Council on Foreign Relations – New York,NY,USA
David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, says Iran seems determined to press ahead with its uranium-enrichment program, …
www.cfr.org/publication/15634/albright.html?breadcrumb=
%2Fpublication%2Fpublication_list%3Ftype%3Dinterview

WASHINGTON PROVIDES THE GLUE THAT BINDS IRAN AND RUSSIA
EurasiaNet – New York,NY,USA
Although Tehran and Moscow both wish to curb US influence in the Caspian Basin, important differences continue to trouble Iranian-Russian relations.…
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav030308a.shtml

Six powers push for resumption of talks with Iran: British envoy
Africasia – London,UK
The six powers trying to scale back Iran’s nuclear ambitions want EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana to resume talks with Iran’s nuclear negotiator, …
www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php
?area=mideast&item=080303193303.iva9k809.php

Iran’s Regional Revolution
By Council on Foreign Relations
March 3, 2008. The visit by Iran’s president to Iraq, while symbolic of improving neighborly relations, could also signal a surge in clout for long-isolated Tehran.
feeds.cfr.org/~r/cfr_main/~3/24495117
6/irans_regional_revolution.html

Iran and the IAEA
I recall that in the wake of the National Intelligence Estimate concluding that Iran had ceased work on its nuclear weapons program, a certain strain of counterintuitive punditry emerged to argue that this publicizing of accurate …
matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com/archives/
2008/03/iran_and_the_iaea.php

Iran’s Regional Revolution
By Greg Bruno
March 3, 2008. The visit by Iran’s president to Iraq, while symbolic of improving neighborly relations, could also signal a surge in clout for long-isolated Tehran.
feeds.cfr.org/~r/publication/daily_analysis/~3/
244951177/irans_regional_revolution.html

Iran calls on US to quit Iraq
Aljazeera.net – Qatar
The Iranian president, on a landmark visit to neighbouring Iraq, has called for US troops’ withdrawal from the war-torn nation, saying that the country will …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9464181B
-920F-4DA8-BE22-E70D11C48E5A.htm

Iran to Face New UN Sanctions on Monday
The Associated Press –
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN Security Council is certain to approve a third round of sanctions against Iran on Monday for refusing to suspend uranium …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIYBt5PA9
hCg85Ze1WxFQB8btuNgD8V623F83

Iranian-American journalist convicted of spreading propaganda and …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP PRAGUE, Czech Republic: A journalist who works for a US-funded radio outlet has been convicted by an Iranian court of spreading anti-state propaganda and …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/03/europe/
EU-GEN-Czech-Iran-Radio-Free-Europe.php

Iraq bombings kill 24
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
The two-day trip has showcased Iran’s rising influence in Iraq, despite US allegations that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force is aiding and …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/
world/la-fg-iraq4mar04,1,676392.story

US Lays Out “Trove” Of Evidence On Iran Bomb
By Pat Dollard
For more than two hours, representatives to the International Atomic Energy Agency were riveted by documents, sketches and even a video that appeared to have come from Iran’s own military laboratories. The inspector said they showed …
patdollard.com/2008/03/us-lays-out-
trove-of-evidence-on-iran-bomb/

Iran: A Winter Journey
By lolarusa
I translated an essay and some poems by several Finnish authors who participated in the Caravan Project, which brought European, American, Indian, and Iranian authors and artists together on a tour of Iran. Now all of the work has been …
chawedrosin.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/iran-a-winter-journey/

Iranian leader: ‘Foreigners’ must leave Iraq
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, heading home from Iraq after a two-day visit, again touted the closer relations between Iraq …
edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast
/03/03/iraq.iran/?iref=hpmostpop

UN to vote on new Iran sanctions
BBC News – UK
The UN Security Council is expected to vote in favour of new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. Western powers suspect Iran may be…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7274902.stm

Iran court orders ‘stingy’ husband to buy 124000 roses: report
AFP –
TEHRAN (AFP) — An Iranian court has ordered a man to buy his wife 124000 roses after she filed a complaint against her “stingy” husband to claim her dowry, …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h5bJG8FrG6XK_MrUNxpm7y50_dFg

Prize winner barred from leaving Iran
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
IRANIAN feminist and journalist Parvin Ardalan said she was prevented from leaving the country to receive her 2007 Olof Palme Prize in Stockholm. …
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/
0,25197,23315295-12335,00.html

US-Iranian reporter jailed in absentia in Iran
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has jailed a US-Iranian reporter in her absence for one year on charges including acting against national security, a news agency …
www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSDAH33094820080303

Iran-Iraq visit upstages Bush
Scotsman – United Kingdom
By MICHAEL THEODOULOU A BEAMING Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revelled in a red-carpet welcome yesterday as he became the first Iranian president to visit Iraq, …
news.scotsman.com/world/IranIraq-visit-upstages-Bush.3834912.jp

UN Nuclear Watchdog to Focus on Iran
The Associated Press –
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — The chief UN nuclear inspector urged Iran on Monday to stop stonewalling his experts and cooperate over indications it may have tried …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jHz-Bz
3Pa0Ivga_oNIvTbrBoIN7QD8V5TP0O1

Iran makes its mark in Iraq
Asia Times Online – Kowloon,Hong Kong
By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is making all the right noises on his landmark two-day visit to Iraq, which began on …
www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JC04Ak01.html

FACTBOX-Trade between Iraq and Iran
Reuters – USA
March 3 (Reuters) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is visiting Iraq, the first Iranian president to do so since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Tehran. …
www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSL03712154

UN council set to approve new Iran sanctions
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The UN Security Council is expected to adopt a third round of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program …
africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnN02299493.html

Indonesian president to visit Iran
Xinhua – China
JAKARTA, March 3 (Xinhua) — Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled next week to visit Iran to foster bilateral ties and then Senegal to …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/03/content_7708073.htm

Gaza Turmoil: One More Victory for Iran
By Benny Avni
Western diplomats are expected to hail a new round of sanctions against Iran today as a victorious step toward halting Tehran’s march to nuclear-armed regional hegemony. But in Iraq, Lebanon, and especially now in Gaza — the mullahs can …
www.nysun.com/article/72164

Iranian president visits Iraq to strengthen bilateral ties
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
By BORZOU DARAGAHI BAGHDAD | Iran’s president began a historic visit to Iraq on Sunday, decrying the presence of foreign troops and criticizing the United …
www.kansascity.com/news/world/story/514385.html

UN Nuclear Watchdog to Focus on Iran
The Associated Press –
VIENNA, Austria (AP) — European powers have prepared a resolution for next week’s meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency that focuses on Iran’s …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jHz-Bz3P
a0Ivga_oNIvTbrBoIN7QD8V5N1UO0

Vienna Meeting on Arms Data Reignites Iran Nuclear Debate
New York Times – United States
The presentation caught no one’s attention more than the Iranian representatives in the room, who deny Iran is developing atomic weapons.…
www.nytimes.com/2008/03/03/world
/middleeast/03nuke.html?ref=world

Iran, Iraq ink insurance MOU
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – The Central Insurance of Iran and Iraq’s National Insurance Company on Sunday signed an MOU. At the signing ceremony, the Managing Director of …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164300

Iran-Turkey ‘07 trade volume exceeds $8b
Tehran Times – Iran
TEHRAN – The volume of trade between Iran and Turkey surpassed $8 billion in 2007, showing a 19.5 percent rise over the figure in 2006. …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=164301

Comment on MPs Say That The US Should Talk Directly to Iran by St …
By St Michael Traveler
The US “Iran Counter-Proliferation Act” is a pending legislation being rushed in the Senate by the Israeli Lobby and neoconservative supporters. The proposed Act threatens a cultural embargo on all things Iranian. …
djkonservo.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/mps-say-that
-the-us-should-talk-directly-to-iran/#comment-4994

An Iranian in the Green Zone
BBC News – UK
They stood solemnly side by side as a band played the national anthems of each country, starting with Iran’s. The two men then walked along a red carpet, …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7274149.stm

Iran: Diplomacy works
Seattle Post Intelligencer – USA
Amid the Bush administration’s bluster of threats and heavy-handed tactics against Iran, it’s heartening to hear that International Atomic Energy Agency …
seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/353287_elbaradeied.html

Iran leader defies US with visit to Baghdad
Financial Times – London,England,UK
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad yesterday became the first regional head of state to visit Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion, underlining Tehran’s close …
www.ft.com/cms/s/ef16d274-e8c3-11dc-913a-0000779fd2ac.html

Iran:No Internet for the Election Day
By Hamid Tehrani
Kamangir reports that the Ministry of Communication is considering complete blackout of the Internet in Iran for the day of the Parliamentary Elections.
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/03/02/
iranno-internet-for-the-election-day/

Iran leader in landmark Iraq trip
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a warm welcome in Baghdad on the first ever visit to Iraq by an Iranian president. US forces are not involved in security for the visit and did not provide helicopters to transport Mr Ahmadinejad into …
digg.com/world_news/Iran_leader_in_landmark_Iraq_trip_2

 

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