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Free Market News

Anyone who has pumped any gas since the British sailor crisis erupted two weeks ago knows what Iran's secret weapon is. That is easy to figure out for those of us who missed the March 28th announcement by Iran's central bank governor that Ira

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Xinhua

Citing anonymous sources in Washington, it said that various White House departments had started preparing the political speech to be delivered by the US president later this month, announcing the military attack on Iran.

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Irish Examiner

One of the 15 returned British personnel admitted Britain was gathering intelligence on Iran in the Persian Gulf, a previously unbroadcast intervew reveals tonight. Royal Marine Captain Chris Air told how one purpose of patrols in the area was to ga

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The Independent

A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines. [well, duh]

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Globe & Mail

The Iranian prisoner crisis revealed a widening schism between Britain and the US as US leaders called for tough action and British officials confirmed that they are trying to free their 15 imprisoned sailors by quietly reaching a compromise with Teh

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Baltimore Sun

The one bright spot was the American push to preserve Iran's sovereignty. "They strongly opposed the Soviets and the British, who did not want to leave the country and were trying to divide or dominate it." "The US image in Iran

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Press TV

Iran said Tuesday that the construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is now 92 percent complete. Gholamreza Aqazadeh, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told reporters in the southern city of Bushehr that the project will gradually

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LA Times

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Increase the military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran to get the country to bow to the international community on its nuclear enrichment program and curtail its alleged troublemaking in Iraq.

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Agence France

Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will sail April 2 to support US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Navy said, amid a spike in tensions over Iran's seizure of 15 British marines and sailors. The Nimitz will relieve the carrier

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Jerusalem Post

The US will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran's nuclear facilities as soon as early this month, perhaps "from 4am until 4pm on April 6," according to reports in the Russian media on Saturday. According to Russian intelligence

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Time

The soldiers who were there still talk about the September 7 firefight on the Iran-Iraq border in whispers. At Forward Operating Base Warhorse, the main U.S. military outpost in Iraq's eastern Diyala Province bordering Iran, U.S. troops recount e

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Time

You wouldn't be wrong to wonder if Iran hasn't lost its mind seizing the 15 British marines and sailors, and in so doing, handing Bush a casus belli even he couldn't have imagined. But then you'd be missing the grim fatalism

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RIA

Russian news agency, RIA, reports a significant buildup of US air and ground forces on the Iran border. Of course, you won't learn this from any U.S. news outlet.

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New York Times

More than 20 months ago, the US secretly sent Iran a diplomatic protest charging that Tehran was supplying lethal roadside explosive devices to Shiite extremists in Iraq, according to American officials familiar with the message. The July 19, 2005 p

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Reuters

[Wondering why gas is $$$$!!!!] British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Iran of a "different phase" if it does not free 15 British military personnel captured in the Gulf 4 days ago. The sailors' capture and new U.N. sanctions imposed

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Daily Mirror

HARDLINERS who seized 15 British sailors and marines will demand a "prisoners swap" of Iranian agents to secure their release. Up to 50 Iranian "spies" have been captured and imprisoned by British troops in secret operations in

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AP

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad canceled a trip to New York to address the U.N. Security Council before it votes Saturday to impose further sanctions against his country for refusing to stop enriching uranium, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokes

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Reuters

"If they want to threaten us and use force and violence against us, they should not doubt that Iranian officials will use all they have in their power to deal a blow to those who assault them," Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned a

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