Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Iran News Updates -- September 30, 2009

What's the point of nuclear talks if Iran won't talk about their program? -- RT News

Tehran Promises To Let Inspectors In, As Sanctions Loom -- Times Online

Iran sought to deflect international outrage over its newly discovered clandestine nuclear plant yesterday, denying that it had any military purpose and promising to allow inspections.

The comments by the country’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, came in the run-up to crucial talks tomorrow between Iran and six foreign powers, with questions about the hidden facility expected to top the agenda.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard have staged two days of missile test-firing, aimed at demonstrating their readiness to respond to any military attack.

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More News On Iran

UN Chief Says Iran Must Prove Its Sincerity on Nuclear Issue -- Washington Post
West goes to Iran talks and readies sanctions -- AP
Iran says to enter Geneva talks with good intentions -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Iran: Talks with 6 nations will test their respect -- Yahoo News/AP
Iranian Lawmakers Warn West Ahead of Nuclear Talks -- Voice of America
Iran Dashes Hopes of Talks on Secret Nuclear Plant -- The Daily Telegraph
Iran Offers Conflicting Messages -- L.A. Times

Iran broke law by not declaring atom site - ElBaradei -- Reuters
Iran on 'wrong side of law': UN nuclear watchdog -- AFP
IAEA: Iran broke law by not revealing nuclear facility -- CNN

British intelligence believes Iran has resumed work on nuclear warhead -- The Telegraph
Britain differs from U.S. view on Iran bomb design -- Reuters

Israel Mutes its Rhetoric Against Iran as Talks Loom
-- L.A. Times
Saudi Arabia: We did not grant Israel airspace for potential attack on Iran -- Al Bawaba
Analysis: Iran plant could defer Israel strike -- AP

China’s Ties With Iran Complicate Diplomacy -- New York Times
Oil, Ideology Keep China From Joining Push Against Iran -- Washington Post
Chinese oil demand fueling Iranian defiance -- CNN

Iranian Students Stage 2nd Big Protest Since Returning to University Campuses -- New York Times
OPEC supply cushion offsets Iran oil worry -Kuwait -- Reuters

Commentaries And Analysis

We've Been Talking to Iran for 30 Years -- Michael Ledeen, Wall Street Journal opinion.
The Iran Charade -- Rich Lowry, National Review opinion.
Obama's Iran Talks Will Fail -- Washington Times editorial.
Three Pressure Points to Make Iran Crumble -- Rosemary Righter, The Times opinion
A Human Rights Lever for Iran -- Andrew Albertson and Ali G. Scotten, Washington Post opinion.
Lifting Iran’s Nuclear Veil -- Gary Milhollin and Valerie Lincy, New York Times opinion.
Forget the Nukes -- Robert Kagan, Washington Post opinion.

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