Iran

German MPs do business with Iran

By Benjamin Weinthal, November 2, 2012

V European politicians in Brussels and Berlin have unleashed a storm of criticism over their planned trips to meet representatives of Iran’s regime.

A group of five left-wing MEPs had been slated to go to Tehran last Saturday to meet Iranian lawmakers.

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Iran denies Buenos Aires bomb plant in high-level talks

By Adam Feinstein, November 1, 2012

Argentina’s Jewish leadership has reacted angrily to Tehran’s renewed denial of any involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (Amia) building in Buenos Aires.

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Revealed: why Israel delayed D-Day on Iran

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, October 31, 2012

When Benjamin Netanyahu stood up at the United Nations General Assembly last September with a cartoonish drawing of a bomb designed to show how close Iran was getting nuclear weapons, close observers of Israel’s posture wondered why suddenly Israel had extended the deadline for action against Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Iran claims drone took photos of Israeli bases

By Hadas Haimov, October 29, 2012

The chair of the Iranian parliament's defence committee claimed today that the drone that was spotted over the Israeli sky earlier this month collected important data about military bases. Israeli officials refused to comment since the investigation is still under way.

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Britain 'rebuffs US plans over Iran operation'

By Marcus Dysch, October 26, 2012

The government has reportedly told the United States that it will not allow American troops to use the British military in a decision that could have an impact on a potential pre-emptive strike against Iran.

It had previously been believed that Diego Garcia, the British-governed island in the Indian Ocean, could be drawn into an Israel-Iran conflict.

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Peres tells Ashton: Stopping bloodshed here is greatest call of our time

By Sahar Zivan, October 25, 2012

President Shimon Peres told Baroness Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on Wednesday: “To stop the bloodshed here and to stop the danger in Iran are the two main calls of our time, for the sake of their people and of ours.”

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France: Iran on track to produce nuclear weapon by early 2013

By Sahar Zivan, October 22, 2012

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told Europe-1 Radio that unspecified experts have “established in an absolutely indisputable way” that Iran will be able to produce a nuclear weapon by early 2013.

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Capriles pledges to keep fighting President Chavez

By Jonathan Gilbert, October 19, 2012

Henrique Capriles, the defeated candidate in last week’s Venezuelan presidential elections, has insisted he will continue his fight against socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez.

Mr Capriles, the grandson of Jewish immigrants, will run for governor of Miranda, one of the South American country’s most important states, in December.

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David Cameron lays it on the line about Iran and Israel

By Jenni Frazer, October 18, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Monday that “nothing — and I mean nothing — is off the table if Iran makes the wrong choice.”

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Bibi sceptical about recent Euro sanctions on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was sceptical on Tuesday about the efficiency of the latest round of European Union sanctions in reining back Iran’s nuclear programme.

The sanctions, agreed upon on Monday by the EU foreign ministers at the insistence of Britain, Germany and France, are aimed at strengthening previous curtailments on Iran’s energy and financial sectors.

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