US preparations for an air strike against Iran are at an advanced stage, in spite of repeated public denials by the Bush administration, according to informed sources in Washington. Neo-conservatives are urging Mr Bush to open a new front against Ira
Unidentified source document of Iran's implicated involvement in arming the Iraqi resistance. Presumably DOD. Three U.S. defense officials who refused to be named, accused the Iranian government of providing Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq withEntered By: Powell Gammill
"We need Iran to stop doing what they're doing," one of the officials said. "It's a force-protection issue." The officials Sunday accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds force of providing the devices, but o
A report from Washington's Council on Foreign Relations concluded that a US military victory was impossible in Iraq, where "amateurish" post-invasion rule by American officials had seen Iraq collapse into civil war.
Iran's efforts to produce highly enriched uranium, the material used to make nuclear bombs, are in chaos and the country is still years from mastering the required technology. Iran's uranium enrichment programme has been plagued by constant
By demonizing Iran and stirring up sectarian hatred against it in the region, Bush is pouring gas on the fire he started in Iraq -- and empowering al-Qaida.
The murdered Israeli leader Gen. Yitzhak Rabin opposed the First Gulf War in 1990, warning that one never knows when starting a war where it will lead. As Bush and the neocons are reportedly planning to attack Iran, we should all think of the likely
"The Islamic Republic of Iran considers it a responsibility of U.S. forces in Iraq to protect members of the diplomatic community, including Iranian diplomats, and will hold them responsible for obtaining the release of the abducted Iranian dipl
The same neocon ideologues behind the Iraq war have been using the same tactics—alliances with shady exiles, dubious intelligence on W.M.D.—to push for the bombing of Iran. As President Bush ups the pressure on Tehran, is he planning to double his Mi
After promising the Bush administration would publish a document this week detailing the evidence for its charge that Iranians in Iraq are providing arms and advice to Shiite militias to kill American troops, no such document would be forthcoming an
Iran on Saturday opened the gates to a key uranium conversion facility to visiting diplomats and journalists in an effort to show that its disputed nuclear program is peaceful and not a cover for nuclear bomb making.
The many setbacks and outright failures of Tehran’s experimental [nuclear] program suggest that its bluster may outstrip its technical expertise. And the problems help explain American intelligence estimates that Iran is at least four years away from
The Bush administration, which made exaggerated or false claims about Iraq's weapons programs and ties to al-Qaida to justify its 2003 invasion of Iraq, hasn't provided evidence to back up its charges that Iranian-backed Shiites, have mounted
Bush adminstration official acknowledged Friday that they had yet to compile evidence strong enough to back up publicly their claims that Iran is fomenting violence against US troops in Iraq. Adminstration officials have long complained that Iran
Calling Iran a danger to the U.S. and one of Israel's greatest threats, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said "no option can be taken off the table" when dealing with that nation. [warmonger]
The White House has manufactured a crisis that pits the United States against Iran. In what looks like the military and diplomatic equivalent of a full court press, Washington has unleashed a barrage of threats, maneuvers and limited military actions
While congressional Democrats test how far they should go in challenging George W. Bush’s war powers, the time may be running out to stop Bush from ordering a major escalation of the Middle East conflict by attacking Iran.
Increasingly concerned about the escalating rhetoric against Iran by senior U.S. officials, including President George W. Bush, members of Congress are trying to put limits on his ability to attack the Islamic Republic.
President Bush’s national security advisers have ordered a delay in publication of evidence intended to support Washington’s contention that Iran supplies lethal technology and other aid to militias in Iraq, senior administration officials said.
Iran is supplying Iraqi insurgents with weapons technology used to kill American troops, a senior U.S. diplomat said, sending another warning to Iran against interfering in Iraq. [Will you let us bomb them now?]
Aggressive tactics to deter Iranian assistance to Iraqi militants include more forceful patrols by fighter planes along Iran-Iraq border. ‘For every improvised explosive device that goes off in Iraq, a bomb should go off in Iran,’ retired Air Force l
Citing Iranian involvement with Iraqi militias and Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Bush administration has shifted to offense in its confrontation with Iran – building up the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf and promising more aggressive moves a
The US "could be using its 2 air force bases in Bulgaria and one at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran in April, " the Bulgarian news agency Novinite claimed. Commenting on the report, the Sunday Herald wrote
The US isn't facing a two-front war, exactly – but as the Pentagon begins its new push in Iraq, the Bush administration simultaneously is increasing military and political pressure on Iran. The point is to counter Iranian meddling in Iraq, whi
IRAQ'S Vice-President al-Mahdi noted, "Unlike the Americans, we don't have an exit strategy from Iraq." The same was true of Iraq's neighbours. This was why they were urging President Bush to talk to these countries and warning
A proposed multi-billion dollar agreement by oil giants Repsol of Spain and Royal Dutch Shell to help commercialise Iranian gas deposits could trigger US sanctions, a senior official said.
Shahryar Eivazzadeh runs a small software startup in Tehran, spends his spare time blogging and feels little affection for Iran's current regime. But when tensions with the U.S. are mentioned, he comes to his country's defense.
Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad outlined an ambitious plan to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq — including an Iranian national bank branch in the heart of the capital — just as the Bush administration has been warning the Iranians
The startling statistic crystallized popular anger over runaway inflation, which has eaten into the living standards of the army of low-income Iranians whom Ahmadinejad came to office pledging to help.
Boasts of a nuclear program are just propaganda, say Iranian insiders, but the PR could be enough to provoke Israel into war. Iran's uranium enrichment program has been plagued by constant technical problems, lack of access to outside technology