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France: Iran ‘unilaterally’ rejects nuclear deal

Iran 'unilaterally' rejects nuclear dealBy Maria Novak

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Iran has "unilaterally" rejected a Russian proposal to resolve its standoff with the West over fears it may be trying to develop nuclear weapons, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Monday.

Iran has said its nuclear program will enrich uranium only to a level suitable for civilian atomic-power reactors but the United States and European Union fear Tehran will use the same technology to make bomb-grade material.

UN nuke chief says Iran could have A-bomb in “months”

The chief of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warned on Monday that Iran could develop nuclear weapons within “a few months” of starting uranium enrichment in its massive underground nuclear facility in Natanz, central Iran.London, Dec. 05 – The chief of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warned on Monday that Iran could develop nuclear weapons within “a few months” of starting uranium enrichment in its massive underground nuclear facility in Natanz, central Iran.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told the United Kingdom’s Independent that both Iran and the West had to refrain from escalating their dangerous game of brinkmanship, in the international standoff over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

Iran’s military stages war games near Iraq border

Iran’s military stages war games near Iraq borderTehran, Iran, Dec. 05 – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ para-military forces staged a military exercise to prepare against “enemy conspiracies” in Dasht-e Azadegan in the south-western Khuzestan Province, near the border with Iraq.

Colonel Majid Saad, commander of Bassij forces in the area, told journalists that the purpose of the drill was to “increase fighting potentials, maintain unity, and prepare the Bassij forces to combat any threat against the Islamic revolution”.

Iran sending election campaign posters to Iraq

Iran is sending heaps of campaign posters to Iraq for the upcoming December 15 elections in trucks crossing the Iran-Iraq border.Baghdad, Dec. 05 – Iran is sending heaps of campaign posters to Iraq for the upcoming December 15 elections in trucks crossing the Iran-Iraq border.

A security official in Baghdad said that the trucks were bringing posters in through border crossings in the provinces of al-Amara and al-Kut, southern Iraq.

Iran plans to construct a second nuclear power

Ali Larijani: Iran plans to construct a second nuclear powerBy NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran –     Iran plans to construct a second nuclear power plant despite international concern over its nuclear program, state television reported on Monday.

The broadcast said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Cabinet ministers decided Sunday night to build the reactor in Khuzistan province, southwestern Iran.

December 05 2005

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9th Issue December 05 2005
In this issue

  • Intimidation at Iraq’s polls sees victory for pro-Iran groups
  • Iran sending election campaign posters to Iraq
  • UN nuke chief says Iran could have A-bomb in “months”
  • Iran’s military stages war games near Iraq border
  • Iran Revolutionary Guards chief vows to defeat U.S. in Iraq
  • Iran, on defiant course, tunes up military
  • We are getting closer to the elections in Iraq and guess whose campaigning?

    Tehran mullahs having their own agenda and candidates are openly involved in the campaign process.

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    Some security guards at the southern boarder of Iran and Iraq have reported of trucks coming across carrying campaign posters and materials for pro Iranian candidates. It is striking that a government which does not allow minimum of openness inside its own boarders and to its own people, how active it can be in other countries elections.

    Maybe they really care for democracy in Iraq!

    Not only Iran is meddling in its neighboring country, it is also preparing for something more serious: “a war.”

    Editor

    London, Dec. 04 – Independent Iraqi observers who are planning to monitor the upcoming December 15 elections in Iraq are resisting travelling to the south of the country for fear of being targeted in assassinations or abductions, according to an Arabic- language website.

    Baghdad, Dec. 05 – Iran is sending heaps of campaign posters to Iraq for the upcoming December 15 elections in trucks crossing the Iran-Iraq border.

    A security official in Baghdad said that the trucks were bringing posters in through border crossings in the provinces of al-Amara and al-Kut, southern Iraq.

    London, Dec. 05 – The chief of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warned on Monday that Iran could develop nuclear weapons within “a few months” of starting uranium enrichment in its massive underground nuclear facility in Natanz, central Iran.

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told the United Kingdom’s Independent that both Iran and the West had to refrain from escalating their dangerous game of brinkmanship, in the international standoff over Tehran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 05 – The Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ para-military forces staged a military exercise to prepare against “enemy conspiracies” in Dasht-e Azadegan in the south-western Khuzestan Province, near the border with Iraq.

    Colonel Majid Saad, commander of Bassij forces in the area, told journalists that the purpose of the drill was to “increase fighting potentials, maintain unity, and prepare the Bassij forces to combat any threat against the Islamic revolution”.

    Tehran, Iran – The Commandant of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) declared that Iran was exporting its Islamic revolution to other Muslim countries including Iraq which would inevitably bring about the downfall of the United States in the Middle East, state dailies reported on Monday.

    Speaking at a gathering of the IRGC’s Navy commanders on Sunday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said, “The impoverished people’s Bassij force was formed on the orders of the Imam [Ruhollah Khomeini] following the siege of the American spies’ den [U.S. embassy in Tehran] on November 4, 1979 and the arrest of the spies of that country to fight any possible threat from the enemies”.

    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 03 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered a major reshuffle of the top brass of the armed forces as part of a larger plan to enhance the military’s control over the government, Iran Focus has learnt.

    In recent weeks, hundreds of senior officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been seconded to government ministries and state institutions to “prop up” the country’s civil administration for what many within the clerical government believe will be a very tough year ahead for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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    Intimidation at Iraq’s polls sees victory for pro-Iran groups

    Iraq ElectionLondon, Dec. 04 – Independent Iraqi observers who are planning to monitor the upcoming December 15 elections in Iraq are resisting travelling to the south of the country for fear of being targeted in assassinations or abductions, according to an Arabic-language website.

    The Jordanian website al-Malaf reported on Friday that one of the “rigging methods by the Iranian regime is to create an atmosphere of fear and terror by assassinating the observers”.

    Larijani: Iran won’t back down over nuclear programe

    Ali LarijaniTEHRAN, Dec 4 (AFP) – Iran will not submit to Western demands to limit its disputed nuclear fuel drive and is prepared to maintain a freeze on sensitive activities only for a few more months, top national security official Ali Larijani told AFP.

    The Islamic republic’s top nuclear negotiator also asserted that Iran was powerful enough to dissuade its critics from considering military action, adding that the West would also suffer if the matter was referred to the UN Security Council.

    Pak cooperating with IAEA on Iran nuclear issue: El Baradei

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohammed El BaradeiNew Delhi,  IRNA
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    Hopeful of making a direct interaction with Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohammed El Baradei today said Islamabad had been cooperating with IAEA in resolving issues pertaining to Iran’s nuclear issue .

    "We are getting good cooperation from Pakistan. So, I really want to make it clear that Pakistan since last year has been cooperating with us in resolving many of Iranian pieces of the puzzle", Baradei said in an interview to New Delhi Television (NDTV), a leading Indian English news channel.

    Iran constitutional watchdog approves uranium enrichment bill

    Iran constitutional watchdog approves uranium enrichment bill TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s constitutional watchdog on Saturday approved a bill to resume uranium enrichment and end snap U.N. checks of its nuclear sites if Tehran is referred to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

    Iran’s parliament created the law last month, when Tehran feared governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) might refer the case to the Security Council in a bid to compel Tehran to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog.