Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
1 November 2008--31 December 2008


Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis to 31 October 2006

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 November 2006-28 February 2007

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 March 2007-31 May 2007

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 June 2007--31 July 2007

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 August 2007--31 October 2007

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 November 2007--31 December 2007

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 January 2008--29 February 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 March 2008--31 April 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 May 2008--30 June 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 July--31 August 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 September--31 October 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 November--31 December 2008

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 January 2009--28 February 2009

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 March 2009--30 April 2009

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 May 2009--30 June 2009

Document on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 July 2009--31 August 2009

Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis from 1 September 2009--31 October 2009


2008--1 November

Roshanak Taghavi, "Iran Strives to Expand Oil Refineries," Wall Street Journal, 1 November 2008

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Kuwait-Iran cut crude supplies as prices fall," 1 November 2008

Bradley Brooks, "Brazil suggests meeting with Iranian president," Associated Press, 1 November 2008

2008--2 November

Guardian, "Iran says oil sales diverse, no floating stockpile," 2 November 2008

Ashraf Khalil and Paul Richter,"Some Israelis feel an urgency to attack Iran," Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2008

AFP, "Iran asks India to be more active in gas pipeline plan," 2 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran-India joint meeting begins," 2 November 2008

Ernesto Londono, "Battle against Iraq violence goes to border," Boston Globe, 2 November 2008

Hürriyet (Turkey), "Israel says Syria willing to renew indirect talks via Turkey- report," November 2, 2008

2008--3 November

Tehran Times, "Amorim says Brazil-Iran ties can move beyond trade exchanges," 3 November 2008

Carol Giacomo, "New Beltway Debate: What to Do About Iran," New York Times, November 3, 2008

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Iran, India should envisage modern ties: Mottaki," 3 November 2008

Herb Keinon, "Syria talks meant to pressure Iran," Jerusalem Post, 3 November 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Livnat: Transition gov't has no right to negotiate with Syria," 3 November 2008

Mark N. Katz, "Strategic case for U.S.-Iran rapprochement," Middle East Strategy at Harvard, 3 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran marks seizure of U.S. Embassy," 3 November 2008

2008--4 November

GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), "Iran faces big trouble if oil falls below $60," November 3, 2008

Economic Times (India), "India wants Iran gas at its door for payment," 4 November 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Scandal, Fistfight Erupt Over Impeachment Move in Iran," Washington Post, November 4, 2008

Tehran Times, "Talabani says Iran contributed to Iraqi security," 4 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran marks U.S. embassy capture," 4 November 2008

Glenn Kessler, "US Efforts Divert Iran-Bound Cargo," Washington Post, 4 November 2008

MEMRI Iranian Media Blog, "Iran Builds New Micro-Submarine," 4 November 2008

2008--5 November

MK Bhadrakumar, "India seeks 'velvet divorce' from Iran," Asia Times, November 5, 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Lawmakers Impeach Iranian Cabinet Minister," Washington Post, November 5, 2008

Reuters, "Iran warns U.S. military after Obama win," 5 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran sees US choppers near its frontiers," 5 November 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iran warns US against violating airspace," International Herald Tribune, November 5, 2008

Middle East Times (Egypt), "Iran issues warning to American forces," November 5, 2008

Michael Ledeen, "Understanding Iran," International Analyst Network, 5 November 2008

Barak Ravid, "Jerusalem worried about effect of Obama win on US relations with Iran," Ha'aretz, November 5, 2008

Alexander Sherbany, "Nuclear Diplomacy," Harvard Political Review, November 5, 2008

2008--6 November

Washington Post, "Talks Poised to Bring Iranian Rebirth," 6 November 2008

Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff, "Opening A Door In Tehran?" Newsweek, 6 November 2008

Voice of America News, "US Imposes Banking Sanctions on Iran," 06 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Livni: US dialogue with Iran could be problem," November 6, 2008

Alissa J. Rubin, "Obama Victory Alters the Tenor of Iraqi Politics," New York Times, November 6, 2008

Forbes, "U.S. Treasury tightens banking sanctions on Iran," 6 November 2008

Voice of America News, "US Imposes Banking Sanctions on Iran," 06 November 2008

Jon Leyne, "Obama victory offers hope to Iran," BBC News, 6 November 2008

US, Department of the Treasury, "Treasury Revokes Iran’s U-Turn License," HP-1257, November 6, 2008

Global Research, "Israel warns Obama against dialogue with Iran," November 6, 2008

Washington Post, Translation of Ahmadinejad's Letter, November 6, 2008

2008--7 November

Middle East Times (Egypt), "Iran wary of border activity," 7 November 2008

Yaakov Lappin, "Might Israel strike at Iran before Obama takes over?" Jerusalem Post, 7 November 2008

Mark Heinrich, "Obama heralds more cooperation on nuclear threats," Reuters, 7 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Barak to Rice on Iran: All options open," 7 November 2008

Xinhua, "U.S. tightens sanctions against Iran," 7 November 2008

2008--8 November

Colin Freeman, "Will Iran acquire a nuclear bomb with Barack Obama as US president?" Telegraph, 8 November 2008

Glenn Kessler, "Obama to Face Big Policy Decisions on Iran, N. Korea and Mideast," Washington Post, November 8, 2008

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran slams Obama's tough language on nuclear arms," Associated Press, 8 November 2008

2008--9 November

Ari Shavit, "In the bullies' neighborhood," Ha'aretz, 9 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Ex-spy talks of Iran role in South America," 9 November 2008

Jerusalem Post, "US, EU officials meet with Arab representatives on Iran," 9 November 2008

Ladane Nasseri, "Iranian Economists Slam Ahmadinejad's `Tension-Creating' Policy," Bloomberg, 9 November 2008

AFP, "Iran tightens rules for presidential candidates," 9 November 2008

Jim Muir, "Obama quashes Iran's hopes for change," BBC News, November 9, 2008

Middle East Media Research Monitor, "Director of Iranian TV Series 'Secret of Armageddon' Comments on MEMRI TV's Translation of Series; Confirms 'Protocols of Elders of Zion'; Claims 'Discovery of America by Columbus was Made Possible by Money of Jewish Aristocrats" – Who Thought America Was Promised Land," No. 2108, November 9, 2008

Eric Schmitt and Mark Mazzetti, "Secret Order Lets US Raid Al Qaeda," New York Times, November 9, 2008

2008--10 November

Nalzila Fathi, "Conservatives in Iran Back Ahmadinejad," New York Times, 10 November 2008

Associated Press, "Iran: Talks show US-backed peace process' failure," 10 November 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran economists denounce Ahmadinejad's policies," Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2008

New York Times, "So We’ve Got a Date?" 10 November 2008

Tony Karon, "How Obama's Win Will Affect Middle East Elections," Time, 10 November 2008

2008--11 November

Tehran Times, "Iran studying Solana letter," 11 November 2008

Tovah Lazaroff, "Livni to Biden: Stay tough on Iran," Jerusalem Post, November 11, 2008

Jonathan Adams, "Report confirms 'shadow war' waged by US special forces," Christian Science Monitor, 11 November 2008

Hasan Abu Nimah, "A promising US policy toward Iran," Daily Star (Lebanon), November 11, 2008

Karen DeYoung, "Obama to Explore New Approach in Afghanistan War," Washington Post, November 11, 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iran: Missile Test-Fired Near Iraq Border," New York Times, 11 November 2008

Voice of America News, "ElBaradei Welcomes Obama Iran Pledge," 11 November 2008

BBC News, "'Uranium traces' at Syrian site," 11 November 2008

2008--12 November

Hürriyet (Turkey), "Iranians wary of ’change’ slogan," 12 November 2008

Thomas Omestad, "For Obama: How to Manage Russia, Iran?" U.S. News & World Report, November 12, 2008

Barry Schweid, "Analysis: For Obama, what to do about Iran nukes?" Associated Press, 12 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran may begin gas exports to Kuwait," 12 November 2008

Anwar Iqbal, "Obama administration may engage Iran for peace in Afghanistan," Pakistan Dawn, November 12, 2008

Alex Spillius, "Barack Obama looks to Iran to help bring peace to Afghanistan," Telegraph, 12 November 2008

2008--13 November

Barry Schweid, "Threats won't tame Iran, experts say," Associated Press, 13 November 2008

AFP, "Obama risks trap with Ahmadinejad letter, analysts warn," 13 November 2008

Suzanne DiMaggio, "Obama's Iranian challenge," Guardian, 13 November 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Facing Obama, Iran Suddenly Hedges on Talks," Washington Post, 13 November 2008

Tehran Times, "An unjustified reaction," 13 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "World powers discuss Iran but no breakthrough seen," 13 November 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "US denounces Iran over long-range missile test," Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2008

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Iran test-fires new missile, Israel, US bases within reach," November 13, 2008

BBC News, "Iran tests new long-range missile," 13 November 2008

Jane Perlez, "An Iranian Diplomat Is Abducted by Gunmen in Pakistan," New York Times, 13 November 2008

Jeffrey Laurenti, "Grabbing Obama's Ear on Iran," Taking Note, 13 November 2008

Helene Cooper, "Welcome to our world, Mr. President-elect," International Herald Tribune, November 13, 2008

Massoud A. Derhally, "Israeli Bombs Are Source of Uranium at Shelled Site, Syria Says," Bloomberg, November 13, 2008

2008--14 November

Voice of America News, "More Economic Pressure On Iran," 14 November 2008

Middle East Media Research Monitor, "Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami In Iran Friday Sermon: It Would Be Foolish To Think There Will Be Change In U.S. Policy; Our Slogan 'Down With The U.S.' Still Echoes," No. 2117, November 14, 2008

Thomas Omestad, "The World Obama Inherits: Iran’s Nuclear Challenge," U.S. News & World Report, 14 November 2008

Reuters, "Experts urge Obama to rethink Iran policy," 14 November 2008

Lauren Gelfand and Alon Ben-David, "New missile marks 'significant leap' for Iran capabilities," Jane's, 14 November 2008

David Horovitz, "Defense Ministry's Amos Gilad: We won't let Iran go nuclear," Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2008

Associated Press, "Report: Russia says divisions remain over Iran," 14 November 2008

AFP, "Russia minister says Moscow against new Iran sanctions," 14 November 2008

AFP, "Iran says it will support OPEC production cut: report," 14 November 2008

2008--15 November

Xinhua, "Tehran asks U.S. to change policy towards Iran before talks," 15 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran converts some reserves to gold," 15 November 2008

Mike Shuster, "Iran Poses Early Challenge For Obama Presidency," National Public Radio, 15 November 2008

Akram Baker, "How the new US president can win a lasting Middle East peace," Daily Star (Lebanon), November 15, 2008

Reuters, "Iran detains 10 spies near Pakistan border," 15 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran: Freeze-for-freeze goes against NPT," November 15, 2008

BBC News, "Iran pushes for further oil cut," 15 November 2008

Helene Cooper, "Foreign Advisers See Advantages of a Secretary Clinton in an Obama Administration," New York Times, 15 November 2008

2008--16 November

Yossi Melman, "Report suggests Obama press Israel over nuke program," Ha'aretz, 16 November 2008

Yossi Melman, "Syria and the Iranian path," Ha'aretz, 16 November 2008

2008--17 November

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, "Obama's 'new' America and Iran," Daily Star (Lebanon) November 17, 2008

Voice of America News, "Iran Tests More Missiles," 17 November 2008

Yaakov Lappin, "'Israel, Germany develop nuclear warning system'," Jerusalem Post, 17 November 2008

Jamie Glazov, "Iran's Lobby Drooling in Washington Bazaar," FrontPageMagazine, November 17, 2008

Hossein Jaseb, "Iran says won't hinder Turkish mediation with U.S.," Reuters, 17 November 2008

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Turkey advocates Iranian nuclear programme," 17 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Intelligence chief: War probability low in 2009," 17 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran's judiciary chief lauds US-Iraqi pact," 17 November 2008

2008--18 November

Hürriyet (Turkey), "Iran and Turkey sign deal for natural gas," November 18, 2008

Jim Lobe, "Obama urged to forgo Iran threats," Asia Times, November 18, 2008

Emile Hokayem, "Three options for Obama to engage Iran: all with dangers," The National (United Arab Emirates), 18 November 2008

AFP, "Time ripe for US-Iran talks: Israel intelligence chief," 18 November 2008

Xinhua, "Israeli senior officer eyes diplomatic solution to Iranian nuclear threats," 18 November 2008

Reuters, "Iran speaker urges Iraq to resist U.S. pact: report," 18 November 2008

AFP, "Iran sends mixed signals on US-Iraq pact," 18 November 2008

Boston Globe, "Iran's green light in Iraq," November 18, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Tehran warily eyeing Iraq-U.S. deal," 18 November 2008

Nazila Fathi, "U.S.-Iraqi Agreement Is Getting Mixed Reviews in Iran," New York Times, 18 November 2008

Guardian, "OPEC to seek non-members' help to shape market-Iran," 18 November 2008

2008--19 November

BBC News, "Opec 'lost $700bn on cheaper oil'," 19 November 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "'Joint experts' statement on Iran' recommends sweeping changes to US policy," 19 November 2008

Middle East Times (Egypt), "Unleashing Israel's Doves," 19 November 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Ahmadinejad Aide Approved as Iran's Interior Minister," Washington Post, November 19, 2008

William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, "Iran Said to Have Enough Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon," New York Times, 19 November 2008

2008--20 November

Iran Watch, "Iran's Nuclear Timetable," November 20, 2008

James Blitz and Anna Fifield, "Bombed facility likened to reactor," Financial Times, 20 November 2008

Hannah Strange, "Military analysts: Iran 'has enough material for atomic bomb'," Times, November 20, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Report: Iran to continue work with UN nuke agency," 20 November 2008

Joby Warrick, "Syrian Facility Looked Like Reactor, U.N. Says," Washington Post, November 20, 2008

Mustafa El-Labbad, "Crystal-ball gazing," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), 20 November 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran cools on Iraq's US accord," Asia Times, November 20, 2008

Daniel Dombey and James Blitz, "UN warns Iran is forging ahead with stockpiling enriched uranium," Financial Times, 20 November 2008

Xinhua, "IAEA: Iran continues uranium enrichment," 20 November 2008

2008--21 November

AFP, "Syria dismisses nuclear allegations," 21 November 2008

Mark Heinrich, "Iran rejects US reports it has basis for atom bomb," Reuters, 21 November 2008

Reuters, "France says concern mounting on Iran nuclear work," 21 November 2008

Jerusalem Post, "'Chances of Israeli strike against Iran's nuke facilities now higher'," 21 November 2008

Tom Baldwin, "Bush and Olmert to meet over Iran's nuclear ambitions," Times, 21 November 2008

Howard LaFranchi, "Iran: Will talks happen under Obama?" Christian Science Monitor, 21 November 2008

Reuters, "Obama pelted with advice on Iran, no easy options," 21 November 2008

Sue Pleming, "EU's Solana says Obama team must engage Iran more," Reuters, 21 November 2008

Farah Stockman, "Iran favors Obama's 'change'," Boston Globe, November 21, 2008

Nazlia Fathi, "Iranian Ex-President Says Chief of Atomic Agency Is Unfair," New York Times, 21 November 2008

Stephen Farrell, "Sadr followers rally in Baghdad against pact with U.S.," International Herald Tribune, November 21, 2008

Reuters, "Iran fails to halt U.N. assembly rights resolution," 21 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Britain's Miliband calls Iran world threat," 21 November 2008

Radio Free EUrope/Radio Liberty, "U.S. Report Predicts Declining American Dominance In World," 21 November 2008

2008--22 November

Tehran Times, "IAEA reconfirms no diversion in Iran’s nuclear material," 22 November 2008

Washington Post, "Three confess in trial over Iran mosque blast," 22 November 2008

2008--23 November

Meir Javedanfar, "Analysis: Is it too late to stop Iran's nuclear drive?" Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2008

Ha'aretz, "Ya'alon: Israel must 'consider killing Ahmadinejad'," November 23, 2008

AFP, "Israel military urges contingency plan for Iran strike," 23 November 2008

Tim Shipman and Tim Butcher, "Iran to dominate last meeting of Ehud Olmert and George W Bush," Telegraph, 23 November 2008

BBC News, "Miliband to speak out over Iran," 23 November 2008

Times of India, "Reach peace deal with Syria, attack Iran: Israeli army," 23 November 2008

2008--24 November

AFP, "Iran says OPEC needs further output cut: report," 24 November 2008

Ian Black and Rory McCarthy, "Miliband makes diplomacy pledge to Iran in nuclear dispute," Guardian, 24 November 2008

Sonia Verma, "Iran accuses David Miliband of Zionist plot after nuclear speech in Gulf," Times, 24 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Britain's Miliband calls Iran immediate threat," 24 November 2008

Abbas Djavadi, "Iran Watches As Iraq Negotiates Security Pact With U.S.," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, November 24, 2008

Uzi Rubin, "Iran's Game-changer", Defense News, 24 November 2008

2008--25 November

Voice of America News, "IAEA Nears Compromise on Helping Syria With Nuclear Study," 25 November 2008

Ed Johnson, "Nuclear Aid to Syria Would Be ‘Wholly Inappropriate,’ US Says," Bloomberg, November 25, 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "A new spin on Iran's nuclear fuel," Asia Times, November 25, 2008

AFP, "US has never advised Israel against Iran strike: Olmert," 25 November 2008

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran: Hardliners urge Iraq to reject security pact," The Associated Press, 25 November 2008

National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation, "Obama's Approach To U.S. Relations With Iran," 25 November 2008

Nazlia Fathi, "Iran Arrests 3 Militia Volunteers as Israeli Spies," New York Times, 25 November 2008

Bronwen Maddox, "David Miliband’s push to solve problems of Iran and Middle East," The Times, November 25, 2008

Middle East Progress, "Iran’s Relations With Its Neighbors," 25 November 2008

Robert Tait, "Iran claims Israel spy ring broken," Guardian, 25 November 2008

Karim Sadjadpour, "U.S. Engagement with Iran: A How To Guide", Middle East Progress, 25 November 2008

Ibrahim Erdogan, "Why Do States “Go Nuclear”: the Iranian Nuclear Program Re-visited," Journal of Tuerkish Weekly, 25 November 2008

2008--26 November

Aluf Benn, "Israel asks Bush to explain its 'special relationship' with U.S. to Obama," Ha'aretz, 26 November 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "Listen to sensible US voices on Iran," Daily Star (Lebanon), 26 November 2008

Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran signals nuclear work expansion and rules out halt," Reuters, 26 November 2008

AFP, "Iran says more than 5,000 centrifuges in operation," 26 November 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "Listen to sensible US voices on Iran," Daily Star (Lebanon), 26 November 2008

Hilary Leila Krieger, "'We're not afraid of Iran space missile'," Jerusalem Post, November 26, 2008

Nazlia Fathi, "Iran Raises Its Enriching Capability," New York Times, 26 November 2008

George Jahn, "In US defeat, UN agency approves Syria nuclear aid," Associated Press, 26 November 2008

Jad Mouawad, "As Oil Prices Fall, Tensions Among OPEC Members Seem to Deepen," New York Times, November 26, 2008

CNN, "Iran claims nuclear progress," 26 November 2008

US, Department of the Treasury, "OFAC Identifies Entities Owned or Controlled by the Government of Iran," HP-1299, November 26, 2008

Xinhua, "Lebanese president requests medium weapons from Iran," 26 November 2008

Henry Meyer and Ellen Pinchuk, "Russia Has Contacted Obama Aides to Pursue Iran Nuclear Deal," Bloomberg, November 26, 2008

2008--27 November

Tehran Times, "Iran to install 50,000 centrifuges in 5 years," 27 November 2008

Xinhua, "Rice rules out sending diplomats to Iran," 27 November 2008

Hürriyet (Turkey), "’Israel may attack Iran via Turkey’," 27 November 2008

Michael Rubin, "Tehran Is The Obstacle To U.S.-Iran Talks," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 27 November 2008

BBC News, "Miliband nuclear speech irks Iran," 27 November 2008

AFP, "UN nuclear body presses Syria for 'maximum transparency'," 27 November 2008

Bassel Ouda, "Particles of doubt," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), 27 November 2008

Los Angeles Times, "IAEA approves aid for Syria's nuclear plant project," 27 November 2008

Bill Rodgers, "Oil Price Decline Undercuts Policies of Oil-Rich Nations," Voice of America News, 27 November 2008

Associated Press, "Venezuela, Russia say oil prices must stabilize," 27 November 2008

Reuters, "Iran says would welcome Obama talks: report," 27 November 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Iran, Lebanon sign 5-year security pact," 27 November 2008

Raed Rafei, "Playing both sides," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), 27 November 2008

Paul Rogers, "Will Israel attack Iran?" OpenDemocracy, 27 November 2008

2008--28 November

Ian King, "Iran and Venezuela to link up at Opec talks in drive to push oil price back to $100 a barrel," The Times, November 28, 2008

Mark Heinrich, "U.S., EU Fear Syria "Sanitized" Alleged Nuclear Sites: Syria Accused of Iranian Tactics to Hide Covert Nuclear Activity," ABC News, November 28, 2008

Ian Black, "Iran furious at peace plan advert bearing its flag - and Star of David," The Guardian, November 28 2008

2008--29 November

Golnaz Esfandiari, "Iran Shaping Up As Key Foreign Policy Challenge For Obama," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 29 November 2008

United Press International, "Iran says it's capable of closing strait," 29 November 2008

Atul Aneja, "Unfair world order cause of terrorism: Iran," The Hindu, 29 November 2008

Dennis Ross, "Iran: Talk Tough With Tehran," Newsweek, November 29, 2008

2008--30 November

Tehran Times, "Iran plans to replace oil with nuclear energy," 30 November 2008

David Ignatius, "An F for Bush's Iran Policy," Washington Post, 30 November 2008

Yossi Melman, "Screwing the Iranians," Ha'aretz, 30 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran proposes nuclear plants with Arab countries," 30 November 2008

AFP, "Iran says oil market oversupplied by two million bpd," 30 November 2008

Tehran Times, "Sayyari: Iran powerful enough to close Hormuz Strait, 30 November 2008

Kim Gamel, "Iraq's top Shiite cleric concerned about US pact," The Associated Press, 30 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Nuclear: Iran says Green Salt allegations resolved," 30 November 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran proposes 2 million barrel per day OPEC cut," 30 November 2008

2008--1 December

Xinhua, "Iran to stage naval maneuver in December," 1 December 2008

Associated Press, "Iran to back US-Iraq pact after referendum," 1 December 2008

Greg Morsbach, "Iraq-Iran war dead are exchanged," BBC News, 1 December 2008

Russian News and Information Agency/Novosti, "Iran to hold large-scale naval drills in Gulf of Oman," 1 December 2008

2008--2 December

DEBKA File (Israel), "Moscow races to finish Iran's Bushehr reactor by mid-2009," 2 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "IAEA wants more money for nuclear crop breeding," 2 December 2008

AFP, "Iran speaker mulling talks with US Congress," 2 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran holds naval war games in strategic waterway," 2 December 2008

Gerald F. Seib, "New Team, Little Time on Iran," Wall Street Journal, 2 December 2008

2008--3 December

Reuters, "U.S. forces in Iraq detain, kill Iran-backed suspects," 3 December 2008

A. Savyon, "Discussion in Iran on Possible Dialogue with U.S.," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 477, December 3, 2008

Natasha Mozgovaya, "Experts urge Obama to talk to Iran and advance Syria peace," Ha'aretz, December 3, 2008

BBC News, "US kills 'pro Iranian' militant," 3 December 2008

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "The best course for Iran is a straight one based on its legitimate interests," December 03, 2008

Voice of America News, "Iran Conducts War Games Near Strait of Hormuz," 3 December 2008

2008--4 December

Robert Dreyfuss, "Neo-cons still preparing for Iran attack," Asia Times, 4 December 2008

Jim Lobe, "Voices raised for engagement," Asia Times, 4 December 2008

Yaakov Katz, "IDF preparing options for Iran strike," Jerusalem Post, 4 December 2008

Tim Butcher, "Israel willing to go it alone on Iran attack," Telegraph, 4 December 2008

Sheera Frenkel, "Israel 'prepared to attack' Iran nuclear plants," Times, 4 December 2008

Volker Perthes, "A new approach, no illusions," International Herald Tribune, December 4, 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iran Says Rebels Killed 16 Soldiers," New York Times, 4 December 2008

BBC News, "Iranian police killed by rebels," 4 December 2008

Reuters, "U.S. military sets high-stakes missile-shield test," 4 December 2008

United Press International, "Israel said to be studying Iran attack," 4 December 2008

2008--5 December

Washington Times, "Iran's upper hand," December 5, 2008

CNN, "Decoy fails to deploy, but missile test called 'success'," 5 December 2008

New York Times, "Pentagon Says It Destroyed Missile in Test of Air Shield," 5 December 2008

Nasser Karimi, "Iran's president concedes economy hurting over oil," Guardian, 5 December 2008

Daily Times (Pakistan), "World powers unable to confront Iran, says Ahmadinejad," 5 December 2008

United Press International, "Bush vows to deny Iran nuclear weapons," 5 December 2008

Voice of America News, "UN Rapporteurs On Iran," 05 December 2008

2008--6 December

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran's breakout incapability," Asia Times, 6 December 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Head of nuclear watchdog calls efforts against Iran 'a failure'," Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2008

Ann Scott Tyson, "US Shoots Downs Missile in Simulation of Long-Range Attack," Washington Post, December 6, 2008

Helene Cooper, "South Asia’s Deadly Dominoes," New York Times, 6 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "World leaders try to ban nuclear weapons," 6 December 2008

AFP, "Israel's Barak asks Clinton, Gates to help face up to Iran," 6 December 2008

2008--7 December

Ha'aretz, "Report: ElBaradei calls efforts against Iran nukes 'a failure'," 7 December 2008

AFP, "Diplomacy is 'best course' to stop Iran nuclear work, Rice says," 7 December 2008

Jerusalem Post, "ElBaradei's 'grand bargain'," 7 December 2008

Voice of America, "Iran Tests Sea-Launched Missile," 7 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran and Ecuador sign 12 agreements," 7 December 2008

Xinhua, "Israel provides NATO with intelligence on Iran's nuclear program," 7 December 2008

AFP, "Iran's Ahmadinejad worried over oil price fall," 7 December 2008

Barak Ravid, "Israel gives NATO intel on Iranian nukes, says Iran is threat to Europe," Ha'aretz, 7 December 2008

Reuters, "Iran tests new missile from warship: reports," 7 December 2008

Farah Stockman, "Oil firm sidesteps sanctions on Iran," Boston Globe, 7 December 2008

Tehran Times, "EU commissioner: We expect Obama enter direct talks with Iran," 7 December 2008

AFP, "Iran set for a year of living dangerously," 7 December 2008

2008--8 December

Daily Star (Lebanon), "'Thousands' join anti-Ahmadinejad rally in Tehran," 8 December 2008

BBC, "Iran shuns US 'carrot-and-stick'," 8 December 2008

The Guardian, "Hard decisions ahead," 8 December 2008

Dan Williams, "Israel's Netanyahu upbeat on Obama plans for Iran," Reuters, 8 December 2008

AFP, "World must stop Islamist regime in Pakistan: Netanyahu," 8 December 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Israel asks Iran concerns be sent to Obama," December 8, 2008

2008--9 December

Jerusalem Post, "Iranian cleric: Muslim anger will burn Israelis," 9 December 2008

Daniel Williams, "Baghdad Wall May Signal Trouble as U.S. Fights Iran Surrogates," Bloomberg, 9 December 2008

Assaf Uni, "Israeli envoy: Germany hurting Iran sanctions," Ha'aretz, 9 December 2008

AFP, "Bush urges Obama to keep pressure on US foes," 9 December 2008

Ephraim Asculai and Emily Landau, "Engaging Iran is the means, not the solution," Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2008

Voice of America News, "Russia: Iran Does Not Have Capability to Build Nuclear Bomb," December 9, 2008

AFP, "Iran's Rafsanjani says Obama mimicking Bush," 9 December 2008

AFP, "Global foreign policy leaders launch bid to eliminate nuclear arms," 9 December 2008

2008--10 December

Ha'aretz, "Egypt recalls Iran envoy after public protest against cooperation with Israel," 9 December 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Growing tensions between Iran and Egypt," December 10, 2008

Gordon Corera, "Group seeks nuclear weapons ban," BBC News, 10 December 2008

Zvi Bar'el, "Turkish foreign policymaker: Iran poses threat to Turkey," Ha'aretz, 10 December 2008

2008--11 December

Ha'aretz, "A new approach to Iran," 11 December 2008

AFP, "Iran summons French envoy over Sarkozy's remarks," 11 December 2008

2008--12 December

Natasha Mozgovaya, "Zbigniew Brzezinski: Israel's push for Iran strike may hurt U.S. ties," Ha'aretz, 12 December 2008

Julian E. Barnes, "U.S. general says drop in Iraq deaths is linked to Iranian arms cutback," Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2008

BBC News, "Iran cuts support for Iraq groups," 12 December 2008

Mark Tran, "US credits Iran for drop in Iraq roadside bombs," Guardian, 12 December 2008

Sadegh Zibakalam, "A stalemate we may have to believe in," Daily Star (Lebanon), December 12, 2008

Y. Mansharof, "Calls in Iran to Topple Egyptian, Saudi Regimes," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 479, December 12, 2008

AFP, "Gates, Iranian MP to attend security meeting in Bahrain," 12 December 2008

2008--13 December

Gareth Porter, "Change or deja vu? Obama divides Iran," Asia Times, 13 December 2008

Hossein Askari, "Obama's options on Iran," Los Angeles Times, 13 December 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Tehran protest deplores Israeli blockade," 13 December 2008

Guardian, "'Real' oil price should be over $100/barrel - Iran," 13 December 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Tehran diplomat says nuclear sanctions have united Iran," Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2008

Peter J Brown, "China taken off US missile hit list - again," Asia Times, 13 December 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Iranian cleric raps Obama for stance on Hizbullah," 13 December 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon). "White House 'wants nuclear deal with UAE'," 13 December 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Nuclear secrets or nuclear pride?" 13 December 2008

AFP, "Germany wants new sanctions against Iran: report," 13 December 2008

Xinhua, "MP: Iran's parliament vice speaker to visit Egypt," 13 December 2008

Reuters, "Iran says has proof U.S., UK back police killer group," 13 December 2008

Akbar Ganji, "The Latter-Day Sultan: Power and Politics in Iran," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2008

2008--14 December

Tehran Times, "Iran expects hard year in oil market," 14 December 2008

Roger Sant and Michael Kinsley, "Why 'Energy Independence'?" Washington Post, December 14, 2008

Steven Erlanger, "Afghanistan and Neighbors Discuss Close Cooperation," New York Times, December 14, 2008

Tehran Times , "All Iranian markets to close on Monday to protest siege of Gaza," 14 December 2008

Atul Aneja, "U.S. not for 'regime change' in Iran," The Hindu, 14 December 2008

2008--15 December

Xinhua, "Iran stays away from Paris meeting over Sarkozy's remarks," 15 December 2008

Wall Street Journal, "Iran's YouTube Generation," 15 December 2008

Tehran Times, "We won’t pressure Iran: PGCC chief," 15 December 2008

Xinhua, "Report: Egyptian FM criticizes Iran on Palestinian issue," 15 December 2008

BBC News, "Iran's bloggers thrive despite blocks," 15 December 2008

Chuck Freilich, "What Israelis want in terms of US-Iran talks," Daily Star, (Lebanon), 15 December 2008

Xinhua, "Hezbollah chief receives honorary doctorate from Iranian university," 15 December 2008

Fredrik Dahl, "Iran 2008 share losses modest, oil key to 2009," Forbes, December 15, 2008

James Phillips and Peter Brookes, "U.S. urged to contain Iran with Gulf coalition strategy," United Press International, 15 December 2008

Associated Press, "AP Interview: Rice says Iran scaling back in Iraq," 15 December 2008

Associated Press, "Arabs want meetings on Iran's nuclear program," 15 December 2008

Charlie Rose Show, "David Miliband on relations between Iran and Syria," 15 December 2008

2008--16 December

Claude Salhani, "The US View of the World," Middle East Times (Egypt) December 16, 2008

Gareth Porter, "Iran urges Obama to start talks - now," Asia Times, December 16, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "AP Interview: Rice says sanctions impacting Iran," 16 December 2008

Barak Ravid, "Russia in talks with Iran over sale of anti-aircraft missiles, despite Israeli objections," Ha'aretz, 16 December 2008

Michael Schwirtz, "Russia Says It May Buy Remotely Piloted Spy Planes From Israel," New York Times, December 16, 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "U.S. and UAE forge nuclear cooperation deal," Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2008

Tehran Times, "No meeting held between Iran and U.S. officials," 16 December 2008

New York Times, "Argentina: Iranian’s Property Seized," 16 December 2008

Voice of America News, "Gates On The Middle East And Iran," 16 December 2008

Reuters, "Iran plans $300 mln share market injection-newspaper," 16 December 2008

2008--17 December

Jerusalem Post, "Iran-Egypt political rift widens," 17 December 2008

Gareth Porter, "Economy, ties with West key to polls," Asia Times Online, December 17, 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Major powers say they will stick to guns on Iran sanctions," 17 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran leader: Arab states won't support US on Iran," 17 December 2008

Ray Takeyh, "Playing power politics with Iran," Boston Globe, December 17, 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Outwitting a hostile West may be about to get harder for Iran," 17 December 2008

Sreeram Chaulia, "A peek into Iran's nuclear Pandora's box," Asia Times, December 17, 2008

Washington Times, "World leaders clash on Iran sanctions," 17 December 2008

Anahad O'Connor, "Assets Seized at Company Suspected of Funneling Money to Iran," New York Times, December 17, 2008

Reuters, "Kuwait MPs to question PM on Iran cleric visit," 17 December 2008

2008--18 December

Los Angeles Times, "Iran: A government bailout for an ailing stock market?" 18 December 2008

DEBKA File (Israel), "Russian S-300 anti-air weapon already delivered to Iran," 18 December 2008

Glenn Kessler, "U.S. Links Iranian Bank To Fifth Avenue Building," Washington Post, December 18, 2008

Guardian, "US treasury department claims New York firm a front for Iranian bank," 18 December 2008

Sir Richard Dalton, "A new approach is needed to tackle Iranian nuclear debate," Telegraph, 18 December 2008

Ayman El-Amir, "Indicting Bush," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), 18 December 2008

2008--19 December

CBS News, "Israeli Ex-Official: We Can't Defeat Iran," 19 December 2008

Dick Morris And Eileen McGann, "Israel prepares to flex muscles," Boston Herald, December 19, 2008

Yaakov Katz, "Former US admiral: Don't fear Iran," Jerusalem Post, 19 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Israel worried about Russia selling Iran weapons," 19 December 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Orwell revisited: Iran and dirty bombs," Asia Times December 19, 2008

Marina Ottaway, "Diplomacy in the Middle East," Harvard International Review, 19 December 2008

Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim, "Iran mulls financial bailout as stock market falls," Los Angeles Times, 19 December 2008

Bronwen Maddox, "Could plunging oil prices make Tehran more friendly?" The Times, December 19, 2008

Richard W. Murphy, "U.S., Iran Both Need an Attitude Change," Washington Post, 19 December 2008

Sasan Sam Shoamanesh, "Iran's Nuclear Dilemma-Understanding the Iranian Threat," Harvard International Review, 19 December 2008

Roya Karimi, Farangis Najibullah, "More Power To Iran's Most Powerful Leader," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 19 December 2008

Farnaz Fassihif, "Oil Plunge Heightens Tensions in Iran," Wall Street Journal, 19 December 2008

2008--20 December

Aluf Benn, "Will Obama press Israel to allow nuclear inspection of Dimona reactor?" Ha'aretz, December 20, 2008

Wall Street Journal, "A Middle East Arms Race," 20 December 2008

Tehran Times, "Amr Moussa slams Western interference in Iran- Arab world relations," 20 December 2008

Middle East Online, "Bush's Parting Gift to Israel," 20 December 2008

Mshari al-Zaydi, "Iran: Threatening or threatened?" Asharq Alawsat (UK), December 20, 2008

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Obama to create Iran outreach position," 20 December 2008

Oded Eran, Giora Eiland, and Emily Landau, "Let Russia Stop Iran," New York Times, December 20, 2008

2008--21 December

Emanuele Ottolenghi, "Iranian obstacle course," Ha'aretz, 21 December 2008

BBC News, "Iraq says Iran exiles must leave," 21 December 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Russian delivery of advanced air defense systems has begun, Iran says," International Herald Tribune, December 21, 2008

Wall Street Journal, "Proliferators on Fifth Avenue," 21 December 2008

2008--22 December

Boston Globe, "That first foreign challenge," December 22, 2008

Sam Dagher, "Iranian Resistance Group Criticizes Iraq’s Efforts to Expel It," New York Times, December 22, 2008

Farah Stockman, "Iran election raises hope for change," Boston Globe, 22 December 2008

AFP, "US has assurances from Iraq on Iranian rebels: official," 22 December 2008

C. Jacob, "Rising Inter-Arab Tensions: Saudi Arabia and Egypt versus Syria and Iran, Part I – Deepening Crisis in Saudi-Syrian Relations," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 485, December 22, 2008

L. Azuri, "Rising Inter-Arab Tensions: Saudi Arabia and Egypt versus Syria and Iran, Part II – Egypt Trades Accusations with Hamas, Syria, Iran," Middle East Media Resarch Institute, No. 486, December 22, 2008

H. Varulka, "Rising Inter-Arab Tensions: Saudi Arabia and Egypt versus Syria and Iran, Part III – Syria, Saudi Arabia Clash over Fath Al-Islam," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 487, December 22, 2008

2008--23 December

Tehran Times, "Iran is Baghdad’s main ally: Iraqi MP," 23 December 2008

Reuters, "Russia hosts new gas body, faces OPEC ire over oil," 23 December 2008

AFP, "Venezuela's Chavez denies Iran-Syria weapons connection," 23 December 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Arab League chief urges talks with Iran," 23 December 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Arab League chief urges talks with Iran on regional disputes," 23 December 2008

Allsion Hoffman, "Bush cracks down on Iran businesses," Jerusalem Post, 23 December 2008

Council on Foreign Relations, "Bush's Legacy, Iran's Nuclear Challenge, and Somali Pirates," December 23, 2008

Reuters, "UAE's Etisalat says its Iran licence bid was highest," 23 December 2008

Journal of Turkish Weekly (Turkey), "The New US President and Iran," 23 December 2008

2008--24 December

Xinhua, "Iran to do utmost to strengthen defense forces," 24 December 2008

Charles Clover, "Moscow denies Iran defence sale," Financial Times, December 24, 2008

Barak Ravid, "Russia-Iran arms deal shows just how sanctions have stalled," Ha'aretz, 24 December 2008

United Press International, "Iran to delay launch of VAT tax," 24 December 2008

David Gollust, "US Says Iraq Won't Force Rebel Group Back to Iran," Voice of America News, 24 December 2008

Deutsche Welle, "14 gas exporting nations to coordinate," 24 December 2008

2008--25 December

Malaysia Star, "Iran’s Mellat Bank gets licence to operate in Labuan," December 25, 2008

Jonathan Spyer, "Analysis: Israel's reluctant allies," Jerusalem Post, 25 December 2008

Alissa J. Rubin, "Iraq Unsettled by Political Power Plays," New York Times, December 25, 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Middle East can turn on a new axis," Asia Times, 25 December 2008

Times of India, "Russia denies supply of powerful missiles to Iran," 25 December 2008

Liao Lei, Zhao Jialin, "News Analysis: Will GECF become an emerging gas OPEC?" Xinhua, December 25, 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Iranian president takes a shot at the West in a Christmas message," Los Angeles Times, 25 December 2008

2008--26 December

Amos Harel, Barak Ravid and Avi Issacharoff, "Olmert to hold series of consultations ahead of possible Gaza action," Ha'aretz, 26 December 2008

Dalya Hassan and Aziz Alwan, "Iraqi Prime Minister Cancels Iran Trip; Attack in Mosul Kills U.S. Soldier," Washington Post, December 26, 2008

Middle East Online, "How Russia Courts the Muslim World," 26 December 2008

A. Savyon and Y. Mansharof, "Renewed Power Struggle in Iran as the Presidential Elections Approach: Part I – Ahmadinejad's Revolutionary-Messianic Faction vs. Rafsanjani–Reformist Alliance," Middle East Media Research Monitor, No. 488, December 26, 2008

2008--27 December

Dr. Kenneth Katzman, "Iran Capturing Iraq," Saudi-US Information Service, 27 December 2008

Tehran Times, "Iranian aid ship to break Israeli siege," 27 December 2008

Jerusalem Post, "'Iran Red Crescent vessel heads to Gaza'," 27 December 2008

BBC News, "Voices: Reaction to Israeli raids," 27 December 2008

Iranian Students News Agency, "GECF members ratify Iran's proposed articles of associations," 27 December 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Peres warns Obama against talks with current Iranian leadership," 27 December 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran, Bahrain extend previous security pact," 27 December 2008

The Times, "My New Year Message: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," December 27, 2008

2008--28 December

Tehran Times, "Genocide in Gaza, Arab world silent," 28 December 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran critical of US imposing UN Chapter VII on Iraq," 28 December 2008

2008--29 December

Reuters, "Iran ready for gas deal with Pakistan, without India," 29 December 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran supreme leader urges Muslims worldwide to defend Palestinians," Los Angeles Times, 29 December 2008

Tehran Times, "Leader upbraids Arabs for deafening silence on Gaza tragedy," 29 December 2008

Guardian, "Iran's condensate refinery set for H2 2010 start," 29 December 2008

Farah Stockman, "HP uses third party to sell printers in Iran," Boston Globe, 29 December 2008

Xinhua, "Spokesman: Iran's relief aid arrives in Cairo airport," 29 December 2008

Benny Morris, "Why Israel Feels Threatened," New York Times, December 29, 2008

Ray Takeyh, "What Iran Wants," Washington Post, December 29, 2008

The Hindu, "Iran asks Arab states to keep away from nuclear row," 29 December 2008

Richard N Haass, "Looming crisis with Iran," Daily Times (Pakistan), 29 December 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Rare Suicide Bombing in Iran Kills 4," New York Times, 29 December 2008

Abbas Djavadi, "Nothing Simple About Disbanding Of Iranian Rebel Camp In Iraq," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, December 29, 2008

2008--30 December

International Herald Tribune, "Iran bans advertisement in newspapers on US tours," 30 December 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iranian President Proposes Ending Energy Subsidies," New York Times, 30 December 2008

BBC News, "Group storms UK embassy in Iran," 30 December 2008

2008--31 December

Mubarak Zeb Khan, "Accord likely with Iran for oil on deferred payment," Pakistan Dawn, December 31, 2008

Victor Mordecai, "The Real Reasons for War with Iran," Israel Today, 31 December 2008

Jeruslaem Post, "Iranian Jews protest Gaza 'slaughter'," 31 December 2008

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Khamenei Decrees: Israel is Kafer-e-Harbi; Iranian Martyrdom Seekers Await Khameini's Orders; Iranian Student Organizations Threaten to Take Over Egyptian, Jordanian Diplomatic Representations," No. 2169, December 31, 2008