A key ex-Pentagon adviser Richard Perle and close associate of Vice President Cheney hinted that US Marines might be used in an Iran strike.
An attack on Iran would be catastrophic and encourage it to develop a nuclear bomb, Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said. "It would be absolutely counterproductive, and it would be catastrophic,**QQ
The Bush administration has authorized the U.S. military to kill or capture Iranian operatives inside Iraq as part of an aggressive new strategy to weaken Tehran's influence across the Middle East and compel it to give up its nuclear program, acc
While Iran was named a part of President George W. Bush’s “axis of evil” in 2002, efforts to ignite a confrontation with Iran date back long before the post-9/11 war on terror.
Asked about a Senate resolution disapproving the "surge" of US troops going into Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney growled: "It won't stop us." Who, then, controls the foreign policy of this nation? The Lobby used to be a forbi
One of the Iraq government's critical tasks to pacify the country is to rein in the excesses of de-Baathification. The man in charge of the effort is Ahmad Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi Shiite ex-patriate who formerly headed the Iraqi National
Iran is poised to launch a satellite into space, that herald a new dimension in Tehran's strategic capabilities. A recently assembled, 30-ton ballistic missile-turned space launcher could also be used for testing longer-range missile strike techn
What does a reporter do when handed the most incendiary story of his career? When no one else is reporting Israel’s attempted nuclear strike on Iran—and a pair of intelligence agents are tracking your source, “publish or perish” takes on new meaning.
Evidence of Iranian involvement in Iraq's troubles is limited. US troops found mortars and antitank mines with Iranian markings dated 2006. Little sign of more advanced weaponry crossing the border, and no Iranian agents found.
Washington said it had proof of Iran's interference in Iraq, promising soon to publish details of Iranian networks in its strife-torn neighboring country. [like the aluminum tubes?]
Vice premier of Israel says Iranian president is doing a great job. 'Without him, the world would not unite in an anti-Persian policy,' he tells Herzliya Conference.
If there is anywhere Iran could easily stir up trouble in Iraq, it would be in Diyala, a rugged province along the border between the two nations. The combination of Sunni Arab militants believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda and Shite Muslim milit
Senior Israeli politicians and analysts appear to be preparing the public for military conflict with Iran as the Iranian President again refused to bow to international demands to curb its nuclear ambitions, and Tehran announced fresh military manoeu
[and gives Bush an excuse] Iran has barred 38 nuclear inspectors on a United Nations list from entering the country, the foreign minister said Monday in what appeared to be retaliation for the U.N. sanctions imposed last month.
There is no doubt that Iran's nuclear program is an attempt by the Islamic Republic to gain military nuclear weapons, and the United States will not allow Tehran to go nuclear, the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Nic
Congress could pass a law making a nuclear attack on a non-nuclear nation in the absence of Congressional authorization illegal. In so doing, Congress would effectively be preventing Bush from launching any attack against Iran without its authorizati
The pieces are moving. They’ll be in place by the end of February. The United States will be able to escalate military operations against Iran.
Iraq told the United States and Iran to settle their scores elsewhere, while the US military confirmed it had searched Sudan's embassy in Baghdad as part of an anti-insurgent operation.
U.S. contingency planning for military action against Iran's nuclear program goes beyond limited strikes and would effectively unleash a war against the country, a former U.S. intelligence analyst said.
Prices for vegetables have tripled in the past month, housing prices have doubled since last summer — and as costs have gone up, so has Iranians' discontent with hard-line President Ahmadinejad and his focus on confrontation with the West.
Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently, an Iranian lawmaker announced as the Islamic Republic was facing increasing military pressure from its arch rival -- the United States.
For 18 months now, the Bush administration has periodically raised the charge Iran is supplying anti-coalition forces in Iraq with arms, and then admitted they have no real evidence to support it. [Why would Shia provide arms to Sunnis?]
In a small — but, for Iranians, significant — goodwill gesture, the American wrestlers were exempted from having their fingerprints taken as they entered the country. Iran imposed the fingerprint requirement on Americans after the U.S. imposed a simi
"The presence of U.S. nuclear submarines in the Persian Gulf region means that the Pentagon has not abandoned plans for surprise strikes against nuclear targets in Iran. With this aim a group of multi-purpose submarines ready to accomplish the t
Russia has delivered new anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran and will consider further requests by Tehran for defensive weapons, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said.
Warning that investors might be "in for a shock," a major investment bank has told the financial community that a preemptive strike by Israel with American backing could hit Iran's nuclear program.
As American troops storm what was an Iranian consulate – at least that's what the Iraqi government calls it, in spite of American denials – and the president accuses Tehran of arming and aiding Iraqi insurgents, the answer to "Why are we in
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they would help finance investment projects in other countries seeking to thwart U.S. domination.
... the real story was the president’s sharp rhetoric towards Iran and Syria. And recent moves by the administration only serve to confirm the likelihood of a wider conflict in the Middle East.
U.S. Democratic and Republican senators voiced strong concern that the Iraq war could spread to neighboring Iran and Syria if the U.S. military were to chase militants across the border. President Bush, who accuses Iran and Syria of fomenting the vio