Iran

Iran's 'cyber attack on the BBC'

By Jessica Elgot, March 14, 2012

The BBC’s director - general will reveal how the BBC is subject to persistent intimidation by the Iranian authorities, and suffered a “sophisticated cyber attack.”

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For America, it's all about timing. Can Israel afford it?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, March 8, 2012

Beyond the speech atmospherics of the Aipac conference where, in rapid succession, Israel's president Shimon Peres, US President Barack Obama, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta all spoke at length about Iran, the constant of the game remains the same. Israel and America agree that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable.

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Bibi did get some bunker-busters

March 8, 2012

While the Obama administration is trying to convince the Israeli government to give diplomacy and sanctions against Iran a chance before launching a military strike, senior American officials said this week that the US will supply Israel with new bunker-busting bombs and aerial tankers.

The Israeli media made much of these promises, also because it was one of the few concrete achievements of Be

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Did Netanyahu come out of the talks on top? Not yet

By Uri Dromi, March 8, 2012

If I were a fly on the wall in the Oval Office when president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closed the door behind them to talk tachlis, I guess that the following happened.

Mr Netanyahu, who has a record of domineering meetings of heads of states (ask Tony Blair), probably started by giving Mr Obama a "we told you so" speech.

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Cameron losing patience with Iran

By Martin Bright, March 8, 2012

Has David Cameron had his "45-minute" moment, after warning on Tuesday that Iran's nuclear programme was a threat beyond the Middle East?

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Obama has not changed his position on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 8, 2012

The moment that, in his Aipac speech on Sunday, President Obama began reeling off all the instances over the past three years when his administration had stood firmly by Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisers went into crisis mode.

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Journalist arrested for Delhi bomb attack on Israeli diplomat

By Jessica Elgot, March 7, 2012

A New Delhi journalist has been arrested by police, linking him to a bomb attack on an Israeli diplomat’s wife in the city.

Syed Mohammed Kazmi was described in local media as working freelance for an Iranian news agency. Police have searched his property over the last two days, but would not identify any evidence found.

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Netanyahu: We can't wait on Iran like we did on Auschwitz

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister has emphasised the urgency of a response to the Iranian nuclear threat.

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Obama addresses the Aipac conference: full speech

March 5, 2012

Thank you. Well, good morning, everyone.

Rosy, thank you for your kind words. I have never seen Rosy on the basketball court. I'll bet it would be a treat. Rosy, you've been a dear friend of mine for a long time and a tireless advocate for the unbreakable bonds between Israel and the United States. And as you complete your term as president, I salute your leadership and your commitment.

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'Israel has destroyed Iran's bomb'

March 1, 2012

A remarkable claim about Israel's clandestine campaign against Iran's nuclear programme, published this week by WikiLeaks, has been dismissed out of hand by Israeli officials.

In one of millions of internal emails obtained in a hack attack on US strategic intelligence company Stratfor by the Anonymous collective, a Middle East "source" claimed that Israel had wiped out Iran's nuclear infrastruc

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