Arutz Sheva | U.S. Defense Secetary Robert Gates Monday outrightly rejected visiting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call for a “credible” military threat to Iran in order to prevent it from becoming a nuclear power.
AFP | Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” as they staged Thursday a mass protest against the “Great Satan” to mark the 31st anniversary of the capture of the American embassy by Islamist students.
Press TV | Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says it has arrested four Britain-linked terrorists in the western city of Marivan that were responsible for carrying out five assassinations.
Christopher Manion | David Broder reveals that war, war, war is an the inescapable and logical result of his ideology.
VOA News | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the United States has no problem with Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor because the power plant’s Russian uranium fuel will be returned after it is used.
Global Research | A quarter of the world’s nuclear aircraft carriers will soon be in the Arabian Sea.
Radio Free Europe | Critics of the war have long painted allegations of Iranian involvement in Iraq as exaggerated.
BigNewsNetwork | Karzai told reporters Monday that once or twice a year Iran gives his office 700,000 to 975,000 dollars for official presidential expenses.
New York Times | Iran Is Said to Give Top Karzai Aide Cash by the Bagful
New York Times | Iran has not yet formally responded to an invitation to join international powers for talks on its nuclear program in Vienna in mid-November.
Time Magazine | The fact that Iran has blessed a second term of office for Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being treated in some corners as a grim and unexpected turn of events.
Fars News Agency | A prominent member of the Iranian parliament lauded the significant results of President Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Lebanon, and stated that the US and Israel are deeply concerned as the visit can result in Iran’s stronger influence in the region.
BBC News | Iran will assume the presidency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) for the first time in 36 years.
| Ahmadinejad, making his first state visit to Lebanon, delivered a speech to the people of Bint Jbeil, a Hezbollah stronghold that endured much violence during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon.
Jewish Week | Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz called for a naval blockade of Iran within two to six months.
Activist Post | Iran is a rogue nation according to the Western world. Which basically means that they sit on a sea of oil and don’t comply with the demands of the Western-based multinational oil firms.
Daily Tech | Iran says it will not be deterred by efforts to sabotage its nuclear program
AFP | President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged the West on Tuesday to put more pressure on Iran, which he said would fail to make any impact on the Islamic republic or its atomic programme.
Press TV | The Iranian president says national spirit and self-reliance are rising in the country while on the other hand hegemonic powers’ strength and political makeup are falling into disarray.
Press TV | Russia’s envoy to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, says unilateral sanctions against Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program runs contrary to international law.
Press TV | Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says enemy efforts to infect Iranian nuclear systems with a computer virus have failed.
Reuters | Iran is ready to enter ‘fair’ negotiations with major powers over its nuclear activities, state radio quoted Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying.
Phil Brennan | Be wary of the Main Stream Media trying to put their spin onto everything.
Telegraph | Iran has blamed America for a bomb attack on a military parade which killed twelve spectators, including women and children.
VOANews | For more than 30 years the United States has led the charge in sanctions against Iran.
Telegraph | Clinton has called on “responsible” leaders to assert control in Iran and said tough UN sanctions were turning the screw on Ahmadinejad’s regime.
Claude Salhani | If Israel were to attack Iran’s suspected nuclear facilities, it could accelerate the downfall of the current government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
YNet | Obama is preparing to seek Congressional approval for a huge arms sale to Saudi Arabia, “mainly intended as a building block for Middle East regional defenses to box in Iran.”
Reuters | Iran denied on Sunday that border guards had detained seven U.S. troops, calling the report “unfounded,” the state-run English language Press TV said.
Newsmax | The United States, Britain, and France expressed growing concern that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program and developing ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Saif Shahin | War may not happen, for conditions do not allow it, but talk of war very nearly serves the purpose of those who would like to see it happen.
CNSNews.com | As Iran continues to react angrily over desecration of the Quran, it is turning to cartoons as an outlet for its outrage.
The Hill | Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that Iran is now a greater threat than al-Qaeda.
Jerusalem Post | Western countries need to form a coalition of air forces now and attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, former Mossad director Danny Yatom said on Sunday.
Xinhua | Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Thursday condemned a U.S. church’s plan to burn the Koran and said this has been planned by Israel.
Christian Science Monitor | South Korea on Wednesday reluctantly joined the US-led drive for sanctions against Iran after an internal struggle that pitted financial interests against diplomatic interests – and strained the US-Korean alliance.
The international community has to be prepared to take military action against Iran if the regime develops a nuclear weapon, Tony Blair has said in an interview to promote his memoirs.
Xinhua | Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the continued presence of the U.S. troops in Iraq under different pretexts, such as training Iraqi forces is “not acceptable.”
Bob Nichols | Iran does not have the tools to do so. Iran cannot get them or even make the tools required.
AFP | Iran kicked off mass production of two high-speed missile-launching assault boats on Monday, warning its enemies not to “play with fire” as it boosts security along its coastline.
New York Times | Administration officials said they believe the assessment has dimmed the prospect that Israel would pre-emptively strike against the country’s nuclear facilities within the next year.
Pakalert Press | The U.S. could “win” by dropping hundreds of nuclear weapons on Iran’s military bases, nuclear facilities and industrial centers (i.e. cities) and killing five to 10 million people, but short of that, nothing works.
Press TV | ran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Eshaq Alehabib, slammed the US plan for an Iran strike which is based on “totally false” grounds.
AFP | Israel has “eight days” to launch a military strike against Iran’s Bushehr nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant, a former US envoy to the UN has said.
AFP | Two missiles, Qiam (Rising) and the third generation Fateh 110 (Conqueror) would be tested next week.
Trita Parsi | If neocons can’t get Obama to attack Iran, they are creating a narrative so the next Republican president will.
Kurt Nimmo | John Bolton and the neocons refuse to accept that Iran’s facility will produce nuclear energy and insist it will be used to create nuclear weapons.
IsraelNationalNews | Iran warns that if Israel were to invade Lebanon, it would be counter-attacked by several countries in the region.
Zero Hedge | Yet another step in the escalation between Iran and the US came earlier today, this time in the form of some trade war shots.
Daily Mail | Iran has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any American attack on the country, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard said today.