FARS News | Mehman-Parast blasted the double-standard policy adopted by certain western countries, specially the US, on terrorism, and said while these states accuse others of sponsoring terrorism, they provide support for the anti-Iran terrorist group.
Press TV | Iraq has consented to the transit of Iran’s natural gas to Syria and the Mediterranean regions from the Iraqi territories, an Iranian Oil Ministry official says.
Bob Livingston | The neocons have never seen a war they couldn’t support, no matter the President’s party affiliation.
YNet News | Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday that the Islamic Republic will stand by Lebanon and Syria should Israel attack them.
Russia Today | A group of former intelligence and military officials is demanding immediate action from Barack Obama – to prevent a war in the Middle East.
Financial Times | ”like the Middle East peace process, like the fact that Iran has got a nuclear weapon”.
VOA News | Iranian state TV is denying allegations an assassination attempt against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took place while he rode in a motorcade.
Washington Times | A Pentagon strike against Iran would rely heavily on the B-2 bomber and cruise missiles, analysts say.
BBC News | President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived a grenade attack on his convoy in western Iran.
Press TV | Iran’s foreign minister has warned the Zionist regime of Israel and its allies against waging a war in the Middle East.
Reuters | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to face him in a televised one-on-one debate to see who has the best solutions for the world’s problems.
Xinhua | Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said the United States has a plan in place to attack Iran, if it is necessary.
Gareth Porter | Israel needs to know that the United States will finish the war that Israel wants to start.
Press TV | Chinese companies have invested around $40 billion in different upstream and downstream projects in Iran’s oil and gas sector, an Iranian oil official says.
Press TV | US authorities and senior Israeli officials have held a meeting in Washington to discuss Iran.
Bloomberg | Three Russian state-controlled oil companies, including OAO Rosneft and OAO Gazprom Neft, may begin delivering gasoline to Iran in a month.
Philip Giraldi | The push against Iran comes at a time when the National Intelligence Estimate on the country is being finished.
Business Insider | Russia has come out this morning against the actions of the U.S. and EU, which have just put new sanctions against Iran in place.
Bloomberg | European Union governments are set to impose their toughest sanctions yet on Iran, backing U.S. efforts to force the clerical regime to halt uranium enrichment.
New York Times | The trial of two men accused of plotting to attack Kennedy International Airport took an unexpected twist on Wednesday.
Reuters | Iran’s parliament approved a law yesterday calling on the government to retaliate against any countries that inspect the Islamic state’s ships and aircraft.
Wall Street Journal | What gives? Here are four theories in ascending order of significance and plausibility.
AFP | Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani on Monday launched a scathing attack against international bodies.
Guardian | Iran’s English-language state broadcaster alleged that “hardline Wahabis and Salafis trained by the CIA in Pakistan” were behind the bombings.
Patrick Cockburn | Shahram Amiri claimed that he had been pressured into lying about his country’s nuclear program.
Press TV | It is widely believed that hard-line Wahabis and Salafis trained by the CIA in Pakistan are the main elements behind the bombings.
Time | Gates is sounding more belligerent these days.
Washington Post | The Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed to have been abducted by the CIA was paid more than $5 million by the agency to provide intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program.
Reuters | Shahram Amiri claims to have been kidnapped but U.S. officials denied that they held him against his will or mistreated him.
Keith Johnson | I haven’t seen spin like this since I watched my socks dry in the Super Turbo Habanero Heat Dryer at my local Laundromat.
Iran just released 40% of oil it had been storing in idle tankers, according to ship tracking data from AISLive.
Press TV | Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the US compelled the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Iran in order to weaken the country and lay the ground for a military attack.
Press TV | Senior Iranian lawmaker says the new round of anti-Iran UN Security Council sanctions is an open declaration of war against Iran by the six major powers.
Colin Clark | Joe Lieberman in Israel says the U.S. would influence Iran “through diplomatic efforts and economic sanctions if we can, but through military action if we must.”
AFP | Ahmadinejad said “the occupiers … should dismantle their evil forces from the face of earth.”
Peter Symonds | The US legislation goes far further than the proposed EU sanctions and the UN resolutions.
Press TV | A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned that Iran will quit talks about its nuclear program, if the six major powers tighten fresh UN sanctions against the country.
Reuters | The claim could not be independently confirmed and was met abroad by skepticism.
AFP | Iran has developed a new human-like walking robot to be used in “sensitive jobs,” government newspaper Iran reported on Sunday.
Shamus Cooke | If fully enforced, Iran’s economy will be potentially destroyed.
Yedioth Internet | Saudi Arabia has denied King Abdullah made the comment.
Corbett Report | Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary and Wall Street Journal joins us to break down the recent US sanctions on Iran and the likelihood of a strike on Iran by the US and/or Israel.
Eric Blair | War with Iran has already been decided by the powers that be.
Arutz Sheva | Iran literally is surrounded by American troops, notes an oil market analyst, Energy and Capital editor Christian A. DeHaemer.
Zero Hedge | The Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf.
Daily Telegraph | Leon Panetta, the CIA director, says Iran has enough low-enriched uranium to produce two nuclear weapons.
Israel Today | A flurry of news reports over the past week indicate that Israel and the US are readying for an imminent military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Arutz Sheva | The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabia base, a semi-official Iranian news agency claimed Wednesday.
Armenia Now | Iran will not allow a United States-led military force to be deployed in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that immediately borders on its territory, according to the Islamic Republic’s chief diplomat in Armenia.
AFP | US Defense Secretary Robert Gates refused to address the notion of having to contain a nuclear armed Iran, saying US efforts were aimed at preventing it from acquiring atomic weapons.