Iran Newslinks 14 April, 2010: Iran: US Using “Nuclear Blackmail”

Iran: US Using “Nuclear Blackmail”
CBS News
Within hours of President Obama’s news conference at the close of a summit
to rid the world of “loose nukes” in Washington, Iran’s Ambassador to the
United …

Obama: pushing for strong, timely sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the
United States was pushing for strong and timely sanctions on Iran that have

Iran 1 Year or More from Nuclear Weapon
FOXNews (blog)
WASHINGTON DC — Defense Secretary Robert Gates expanded on his declaration
to a talk show last Sunday that Iran is not currently capable of building a

Stopping Iran
Jerusalem Post
In an appropriate response to the existential danger of unmonitored nuclear
proliferation and nuclear terrorism posed most notably by Iran’s …

Iran to react “strongly” to any attack: spokesman
TEHRAN, April 13 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin
Mehman-Parast said Tuesday that the reaction of Iran and regional countries
to any …

Netanyahu uses holocaust remembrance day to promote war with Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin used the holocaust memorial ceremony at
Israel’s Yav Vashem last Sunday to threaten Iran. The theme of his speech
was that …

Daimler Downgrades Ties to Iran
Wall Street Journal
“In Germany, we have also withdrawn our pending applications to export
three-axle commercial vehicles for civilian use to Iran,” he said. …

14/04/2010French foreign minister eyes Iran sanctions this month
Expatica France
France hopes new UN sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme will pass
by the end of this month, its foreign minister Bernard Kouchner said on
Tuesday. …

India does not favour Iran sanctions
Times of India
WASHINGTON: Even as the US is engaged in gathering support for sanctions
against Iran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told President Barack Obama
that while …

Western sabotage undermines Iran nuclear drive: experts
PARIS — As pressure mounts for new sanctions against Iran, experts say
its alleged nuclear weapons programme is struggling to find scientists and

On a Honeymoon with Brazil Iran Now Wants Agreement with Mercosur
Brazzil Magazine
The government of Iran is interested in a trade agreement with the
Mercosur. The intention was expressed during a meeting of Iranian
authorities with the …

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Sends Letter to President Obama (Update1)
San Francisco Chronicle
Ahmadinejad, who spoke in an interview with Iran’s national television late
yesterday, also said that Iran is Obama’s “only chance” of achieving a
foreign …

Lieberman: US Should Attack Iran’s Nuclear Program If All Else Fails
Joe Lieberman says the world is at a “turning point in history,” and the
United States should begin preparing plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program
— and …

US License Lets Group Send Anti-Censorship Software to Iran
By Ali Sheikholeslami April 14 (Bloomberg) — The US government approved
the export to Iran of software designed to help citizens avoid government

Report: Iran to Join ‘Nuclear Club’ to Deter Attacks
Voice of America
Iran’s Fars news agency reports that a senior Iranian nuclear official has
declared that Tehran will join the “world nuclear club” within a month to
deter …

Mother’s Horror at Son’s Death in Iran Inspires Graphic Novel
“It was hard to watch the dreams of yet another generation shattered, to
watch Iran’s children get buried in the ground,” said Amir, an Iranian
author who …

Turkish PM won’t back Iran sanctions
CNN (blog)
Washington (CNN) – Turkey’s prime minister declined to support President
Barack Obama’s push for tough new sanctions against Iran but said his
country was …

France backs Israel, urges new Iran sanctions
eTaiwan News
Fillon’s office says he and Peres expressed concern about Iran’s nuclear
ambitions and urged quick, strong new sanctions “to make Iran change its
behavior. …

China Official: Won’t Bow To Foreign Pressure On Yuan
Wall Street Journal
(Update to add more comments from Cui at the briefing, more background on
the yuan and Iran nuclear issues.) By Min Zeng Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

FACTBOX-Iran’s crude export and fuel import customers
April 13 (Reuters) – Iran, the world’s fifth-largest crude oil exporter, is
under pressure to cease its nuclear programme as the West steps closer to

Obama recent remarks were play with fire: Iran FM
TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday
that the US President Barack Obama’s recent comments on Iran and North
Korea were …

Huffington Post (blog)
The second round of negotiations among six key nations take place Wednesday
on sanctions proposals against Iran for its nuclear program. …

Sinopec ships rare gasoline cargo Spore-Iran – trade
Reuters UK
HK) trading arm Unipec is making a rare shipment of gasoline from Singapore
to the Middle East that would probably go to Iran, industry sources said on

Iran hangs robber
Times LIVE
Iran has publicly hanged a man and amputated the limbs of another for armed
robbery in the southern town of Mahshahr, reports the government newspaper
Iran. …

Professor delves deeper into relations between Iran and US
Daily Free Press (subscription)
By Sneha Basu American perceptions of Iran have slowly deteriorated over
the course of the 20th century because of a number of historical events,

Iran’s Oil, Gas, Petrochemical Exhibit, An Opportunity To Present Achievements
TEHRAN, April 14 (Bernama) — The international Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
Exhibition in Iran will give the country an opportunity to present its main

Singapore to attend Iran disarmament conference
Business Times (subscription)
By CHEW XIANG SINGAPORE will be sending a representative to an
international disarmament conference to be held in Iran next week, Prime
Minister Lee Hsien …,4574,381138,00.html

Iran Sanctions Legislation Pending in the US Congress
Economic Sanctions Insight discusses the current status of the bills
constituting the proposed legislation: HR 2194 – Iran Refined Petroleum
Sanctions Act …

Iran policy, speaker criticizes Bush, praises Obama
The tension between the US and Iran began in 2002 when an exile group from
the country uncovered records of a secret nuclear weapons program,
according to …

Threatening Iran with atomic arms signifies US weakness: defense minister
Tehran Times
TEHRAN – Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said a threatening of Iran with
nuclear weapons shows Washington’s weakness. “Nuclear threat is a reason
which proves …

Iran foreign minister to attend New York nuclear meeting
Western powers led by the United States are pushing for a fourth set of UN
sanctions against Iran for a controversial uranium enrichment programme
they say …

Obama’s nuclear wizardry and the Iran factor – Steve Clemons …
By Steve Clemons
In an Opinion piece, Clemons praises Obama’s efforts at a global
nonproliferation regime.

President Obama Says He Wants Sanctions Against Iran “Boldly and …
President Obama heralded progress made in drafting sanctions against Iran
as punishment for its nuclear weapons program, even as he downplayed
expectations for what the sanctions could accomplish. Political Punch Blog.

Iran will become nuclear nation in May – RT
While most of the world is trying to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons,
Iran has declared that it is expecting to join the nuclear club in May.

Obama: China joining UN talks on Iran sanctions | The Daily Caller …
President pressed China: ‘Words have to mean something. There have to be
some consequences’

U.S., China Agree To Pressure Iran On Nukes – Democratic Underground
The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao
are instructing their diplomats to work on potential sanctions to make
clear to Iran the cost of continued nuclear defiance. …×4341655

Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive “ Iran To Go Nuclear …
By Pat Dollard
The technology, he said, would enable Iran to improve its political,
economic and technological standing. “Iran’s mighty nuclear independence
[will] intermingle with economic growth, expansion of technology and
political power in the …

Iran says its drones can gather intelligence, strike targets | Air …
By Agence France-Presse
Tehran: A top Iranian general said on Monday that the military’s newly
produced aerial drones, which have aroused US concern, are capable of

Iran complains to UN over Obama ‘nuclear blackmail’ |
By marketmaker
Iran has formally complained to the United Nations over comments by US
President Barack Obama which Tehran considers to be “nuclear blackmail,”
the official IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.In a letter submitted to
the world’s top …

Israpundit “ Blog Archive “ Iran threatens US with nuclear terror
By Ted Belman
This warning, along with an announcement that Iran would join the world’s
nuclear club within a month, raised the pitch of Iranian anti-US rhetoric
to a new high Tuesday, April 13, as 47 world leaders gathered in Washington
for …

Israel: Iran to go nuke in a month “ Don Surber
By Don Surber
From the Jerusalem Post: “Iran will join the global nuclear club within
one month, according to the deputy research chief of the Islamic republic’s
Atomic Energy of Iran. Fars on Tuesday quoted Behzad Soltani, who also
serves as the …

The Latest from Iran (13 April): Getting Beyond the Sideshow …
By Scott Lucas
1830 GMT: Economy Watch. It is reported that, in the slow death of domestic
production because of Chinese-made goods, more than 75% of Iran’s imports
are now.

No Iran nuclear weapons capacity for at least a year: Gates | Karachi
By Najam
LIMA: Iran will not have the capacity to build a nuclear weapon for at
least another year, if not longer, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said
Tuesday. I.

Soccer Dad: New horizons in jurisprudence: Iran to “sue Obama’s …
By Judeopundit
IRI Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that the
Islamic Republic of Iran will legally sue the American President’s
statements through its mission to the United Nations and diplomatic means.

Stabroek News – Obama presses Iran, gains nuclear summit pledges
By Stabroek staff
Iran’s nuclear standoff with the West cast a shadow over the summit, and it
was clear that some major hurdles remain on the road to imposing a new
round of UN sanctions on Iran over its alleged pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Commentary “ Blog Archive “ A Nuclear Iran No Big Deal?
By Jennifer Rubin
Then why not a firm and unconditional statement that the U.S. will do
whatever it takes to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran? Why not encourage
Congress to proceed with refined-petroleum sanctions and to make clear to
the Russians and …

“ Iran not capable of nuclear weapons production, concludes US
By Katherine Azmeh
Iran’s nuclear development program is not currently capable of producing
weaponry, according to comments by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and

Obama: China joining UN talks on Iran sanctions – Yahoo! News
President Barack Obama, wrapping up a 47-nation nuclear security summit,
said Tuesday he is confident China will join other nations in pressing for
tough …

Newsmax – Former Def. Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran by Nov.
Israel will be compelled to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities by
this November unless the US and its allies enact “crippling sanctions
that will …

Russian President on Nukes, Obama and Iran – ABC News
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev discusses the nuclear arms reduction
treaty and his impressions of Obama.

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