Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Iran's Nuclear Program -- News Updates February 29, 2012

Reports: Netanyahu Will Push Obama Hard On Iran -- Christian Science Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly ratchet up the pressure when he meets with President Obama in Washington next week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to take a harder line on Iran in next week’s meeting with President Obama in hopes of pressuring the United States into making more decisive pronouncements on its potential responses to Iran’s nuclear development.

Haaretz reports that, according to an unnamed Israeli official, Mr. Netanyahu wants more than the "vague assertion that 'all options are on the table.' " He wants Mr. Obama to publicly state that the US is prepared for a military operation against Iran should the country “cross certain ‘red lines.’ ”

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More News On Iran's Nuclear Program

Obama likely to resist pressure to further toughen Iran stance
-- L.A. Times
Obama likely to resist pressure to further toughen Iran stance -- Stars and Stripes/Tribune
U.S. policy aimed at 'buying time' with Iran, says senior official -- Haaretz
White House Faces Continuing Questions on Iran, Possible Israeli Action -- Voice of America
Clinton: Internal Power Struggle in Iran Over Nuclear Weapons -- Voice of America
How Israel might strike at Iran -- BBC
Fears grow of Israel-Iran missile shootout -- MSNBC
Ordinary Israelis Ponder An Attack Against Iran -- NPR
IAEA worried about "activities" at Iran site -- Reuters
UN nuclear watchdog sees signs of 'activities' at Iran site, say diplomats -- Haaretz
Iran could allow UN inspection of suspected nuclear test sites, IAEA envoy says -- Haaretz
Iran nuclear talks with six-nation group of powers set to be agreed -- The Guardian
Iran: military decides if IAEA can visit Parchin -- Reuters
Iran says making nuclear bombs a "great sin" -- Reuters
Iran Accuses West of Double Standard on Nuclear Weapons -- Voice of America
No clear world voice on Iran nuke work -- AP
U.S. Sees Iran Attacks as Likely if Israel Strikes -- New York Times
Iran’s underground nuclear sites not immune to U.S. bunker-busters, experts say -- Washington Post
Can Diplomacy Solve Iranian Nuclear Crisis? -- Meredith Buel, Voice of America

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