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


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


2009--1 January

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran adopts a bellicose posture on the Gaza conflict," Los Angeles Times, January 1, 2009

Karim Sadjadpour, "Iran encounters Obama," Welt Online, 1 January 2009

New York Times, "The Woman the Mullahs Fear," 1 January 2009

2009--2 January

AFP, "Iraq to expel Iran rebels as it takes over camp from US," 2 January 2009

John Bolton, "Obama Promises Bush III on Iran," Wall Street Journal, 2 January 2009

Deutsche Welle, "Diverging Interests as US, Germany Tackle Iranian Question," 2 January 2009

Michael Ross, "Obama's Iran dilemma," National Post (Canada), 2 January 2009

2009--3 January

International Herald Tribune, "Iraqi premier visits Iran to discuss US-Iraq pact," 3 January 2009

Guardian, "Iran says OPEC might meet in Kuwait in Feb," 3 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran’s security chief heads to Damascus to discuss Gaza," 3 January 2009

Mark Hosenball, "A U.S. Office In Iran? Not Yet," Newsweek, January 3, 2009

National Review Online, "Arsenal and Strategic Shift: Iran Cannot Be Extracted from Hamas Equation," 3 January 2009

2009--4 January

Reuters, "'Treacherous' U.S. breaks pacts, Iran tells Iraq," 4 January 2009

Pakistan Dawn (Pakistan), "Zardari urges Iran, China role in anti-terror efforts," 4 January 2009

Reuters, "Iran budget to be based on oil price of $37.50-report," 4 January 2009

Yossi Klein Halevi and Michael B. Oren, "In Gaza, the real enemy is Iran," Los Angeles Times, January 4, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran's security chief meets Hamas, Jihad leaders in Damascus over Gaza," 4 January 2009

Voice of America News, "UN Condemns Harassment of Iranian Rights Activist," 4 January 2009

Reuters, "Iranian commander says to cut oil sales to Israel's backers," 4 January 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Ahead of Election, Iran’s Hard-Liners Crack Down," New York Times, 4 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Suicide bombing claims 35 Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad," 4 January 2009

2009--5 January

Abigail Hauslohner, "How the MEK Became a Source of Contention in Iraq," Time, January 5, 2009

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Maliki seeks Iran’s help to rebuild Iraq," 5 January 2009

Reuters, "Gulf OPEC to ignore Iran oil supply cut call-source," 5 January 2009

AFP, "Iran and Bahrain officials call for oil as weapon," 5 January 2009

Chip Cummins and Roshanak Taghavi, "Public Outrage Gives Iran's Hard-Liners a Political Boost," Wall Street Journal, 5 January 2009

Voice of America News, "Human Rights Abuses In Iran," 5 January 2009

AFP, "Oil prices rise as OPEC eyes special meeting," 5 January 2009

Associated Press, "Iran says 70,000 volunteer for Israel fight," 5 January 2009

AFP, "Turkey, Iran bombard Kurdish rebels in Iraq: PKK," 5 January 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Iranian Leaders: Statements and Positions (Part I)," Special Report - No. 39 - January 5, 2006

2009--6 January

Times of India, "Iran freezes trade of all firms with Israeli investment," 6 January 2009

Edmund Blair, "Iran wants to show regional power over Gaza crisis," Reuters, 6 January 2009

Guardian, "Iran makes deepest Asia oil supply cut in years," 5 January 2009

Reuters, "Iran may increase gas supply to Turkey," 6 January 2009

O. Winter, "Recent Attempts to Form Strategic Regional Bloc: Syria, Turkey and Iran," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 490, January 6, 2009

Alireza Jafarzadeh, "Israel Isn’t the Palestinians’ Only Enemy — The Iranian Beast Is Another," FOXNews, 6 January 2009

Gary Thomas, "Controversy Arises Over Alleged Hamas-Iran Ties," Voice of America News, 6 January 2009

Sally Buzbee, "Analysis: In Gaza fight, Iran lurks in background," Associated Press, 6 January 2009

Selcan Hacaoglu, "Turkey holds suspicious Iran-Venezuela shipment," Associated Press, 6 January 2009

2009-7 January

Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, "WH adviser: Iran poses top challenge for Obama," Associated Press, 7 January 2009

Max Boot, "Whatever Happened to Preemption?" Foreign Policy, January 2009

Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, Washington, D.C., 7 January 2009

Reuters, "Iran's Larijani meets Hamas in Damascus," 7 January 2009

Tabassum Zakaria, "Iran biggest Mideast challenge for Obama - W.House," Reuters, 7 January 2009

Jumana al-Tamimi, "Arab Gulf states ponder what to do with Tehran," Washington Times, 7 January 2009

2009--8 January

Jonathan Spyer, "Analysis: Iran's stake in the success of Hamas's 'resistance'," Jerusalem Post, 8 January 2009

Jon Leyne, "Iran takes advantage of Gaza crisis," BBC News, January 8, 2009

Council on Foreign Relations, "Iran Supports Hamas, but Hamas Is No Iranian 'Puppet'," Interviewee: Karim Sadjadpour, Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor, CFR.org, January 8, 2009

USA Today, "Gaza is the smoke; Iran is the fire," 8 January 2009

Xinhua, "Syrian president meets Iran's parliament speaker over Gaza," 8 January 2009

Mehdi Khalaji, "Iran Says Much, Does Little on Gaza," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, DC, January 8, 2009

2009--9 January

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran painted as the demon," Asia Times, January 9, 2009

Xinhua, "Cuban leader meets with Iranian official," 9 January 2009

Al Pessin, "Petraeus Cites US-Iran 'Common Interests' on Afghanistan, Iraq," Voice of America News, 09 January 2009

Xinhua, "Iran's supreme leader urges Muslim nations to break silence over Gaza," 9 January 2009

Vikas Bajaj and John Eligon, "Iran Moved Billions via U.S. Banks," New York Times, January 9, 2009

2009--10 January

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Iran bans volunteers from fighting Israel," 10 January 2009

Aljazeera, "UK bank pays US $350m in Iran case," 10 January 2009

Economic Times (India), "Ten of world's top banks laundered money for Iran," 10 January 2009

Sami Moubayed, "Iran's Hamas patronage almost two decades old," GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), January 10, 2009

David E. Sanger, "U.S. Rejected Aid for Israeli Raid on Iranian Nuclear Site," New York Times, January 10, 2009

AFP, "Iran uses front companies to flout US export ban," 10 January 2009

Benoit Faucon, "Iran to Discuss Russia Swaps at Gas Forum," Wall Street Journal, 10 January 2009

Robert H. Reid, "Iraqi govt won't forcibly evict Iranians," Associated Press, 10 January 2009

Reuters, "Iran's Ahmadinejad presses Egypt on Gaza stance," 10 January 2009

2009--11 January

Reuters, "Lloyds TSB forfeits money in U.S. case," 11 January 2009

Karen DeYoung, "U.S. Thwarted Israeli Plan to Bomb Iranian Nuclear Facility," Washington Post, January 11, 2009

Joby Warrick, "Iran Using Fronts to Get Bomb Parts From US," Washington Post, 11 January 2009

Con Coughlin, "Analysis: Israel's Gaza offensive also confronts Iran," Telegraph, 11 January 2009

Brian Knowlton, "In Interview, Obama Talks of ‘New Approach’ to Iran," New York Times, January 11, 2009

Steven Walt, "Iran, past and future," Foreign Policy Passport, 11 January 2009

2009--12 January

Daniel Dombey, "Obama vows to focus on Gaza and Iran from start," Financial Times, 12 January 2009

Scott McCleod, "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight," Time, January 12, 2009

Glenn Greenwald, "Obama v. the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran," Salon, 12 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran to consider Obama's remarks," 12 January 2009

Anne Penketh, "Bush tried to sabotage Iran's nuclear plans," Independent, January 12, 2009

Joanna Chung, "Probe widened as US suspects funds reached Iran missile project," Financial Times, 12 January 2009

Wall Street Journal, "Tehran's Strip Club: How Lloyds bank helped Iran's global shopping spree," 12 January 2009

Khaled Abu Toameh, "Iran warns Hamas not to accept truce," Jerusalem Post, January 12, 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Editor of the Egyptian Government Daily Al-Gumhouriyya: Hamas, Syria, Iran – The New Axis of Evil," Special Dispatch - No. 2184 - January 12, 2009

Associated Press, "US reaffirms Iran opposition group as terrorists," January 12, 2009

Voice of America News, "Hadley On Iran," 12 January 2009

2009--13 January

Ron Synovitz, "Reports Suggest Obama Faces Early Choice On Iran Covert Ops," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, January 13, 2009

International Herald Tribune, "No delusion of bombing Iran," 13 January 2009

Xinhua, "Iran urges states to cut diplomatic ties with Israel," 13 January 2009

Michael Slackman, "Iran tones down its vocal support for Hamas," International Herald Tribune, January 13, 2009

Reuters, "Emirates Telecom to pay $402 mln for Iran licence," 13 January 2009

Boston Globe, "No delusion of bombing Iran," January 13, 2009

Jeffrey Goldberg, "Why Israel Can’t Make Peace With Hamas," New York Times, January 13, 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Israel Halts Ship to Gaza, Iran Says," New York Times, 13 January 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Iran Says U.S. Helped Finance Overthrow Plot," New York Times, 13 January 2009

David Morgan, "U.S. says Iran still a 'malign influence' in Iraq," Reuters, 13 January 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's Representative in IRGC: 32 U.S. Bases Are Within Range of Iranian Missiles," Special Dispatch - No. 2187 - January 13, 2009

2009--14 January

John Hughes, "Obama's new approach on Iran," Christian Science Monitor, January 14, 2009

Tehran Times, "Israel blocks Iran’s relief ship to Gaza," 14 January 2009

James Zumwalt, "Road to Iran Runs 'Under' Gaza," Human Events, 14 January 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iran's leader issues fatwa against Israel trade," 14 January 2009

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Stones 2 Men to Death; 3rd Flees," Washington Post, January 14, 2009

Reuters, "Israel tells Iran aid ship for Gaza to leave: report," 14 January 2009

BBC News, "BBC launches Persian TV channel," 14 January 2009

Voice of America News, "US: Iran a Major Threat to Iraq's Stability," 14 January 2009

Reuters, "Oil is weapon against Israel, U.S., says Iranian aide," 14 January 2009

Vivian Salama, "Oil Exporters Ignore Iran's Call for Embargo Over Gaza War," Middle East Times (Egypt), January 14, 2009

The Honorable John R. Bolton, "Iran and the Next Administration: Policy Challenges," The Heritage Foundation, Heritage Lecture #1104, January 14, 2009

Ali Arouzi, "A ‘new’ US approach to Iran?" MSNBC, January 14, 2009

2009--15 January

Reuters, "Iran says oil embargo over Gaza is good idea," 15 January 2009

The Hindu, "Iran seeks urgent General Assembly session on Gaza," 15 January 2009

Xinhua, "Iran voices dismay at launching BBC Persian TV service," 15 January 2009

Marwan Kabalan, "The most enduring Middle East alliance," GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), January 15, 2009

Najmeh Bozorgmehr, "Iran signs $1.7bn China oil deal," Financial Times, January 15, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran, China sign oilfield development deal," 15 January 2009

Mark Pritchard, "Barack Obama needs a new weapon against Iran," Telegraph, 15 January 2009

Pamela Hess, "Hayden: al-Qaida boxed in, Iran near nuke decision," Associated Press, January 15, 2009

Reuters, "Oil price weakness pressures Iran, Venezuela -CIA," 15 January 2009

AFP, "US takes poke at Iran in signing UAE civil nuclear deal," January 15, 2009

Jonathan Spyer, "Analysis: A conflict with no name," Jerusalem Post, 15 January 2009

2009--16 January

CBS News, "Ahmadinejad Blasts Gaza 'Massacre'," 16 January 2009

Anshel Pfeffer, "Navy stops Iran boat from docking in Strip," Ha'aretz, January 16, 2009

Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, "Iran president says Israeli leaders face 'doomed end'," Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2009

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran's Leader Says He Plans To Avoid Prejudging Obama," Washington Post, January 16, 2009

Voice of America News, "Iran Still A Danger," January 16, 2009

AFP, "Iranian nuclear programme has no civilian goal: Sarkozy," January 16, 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Shi'ite Iraqi Tribal Chief Sheikh Kazem Al-'Unizan: Iran is Responsible for Terror in Iraq, Supports Sunni Militants from Gaza to Somalia," Special Dispatch - No. 2194 - January 16, 2009

Jason Ryan, "Iran Nukes: Outgoing Intel Director's Top Concern," ABC News, 16 January 2009

The Weekly Standard, "US Treasury Links Iran and Al Qaeda," January 16, 2009

Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt, "Freed by Iran, an Older Son of bin Laden Is Believed to Be in Pakistan," New York Times, 16 January 2009

Ethan Bronner, "Mission to Tehran," New York Times, January 16, 2009

Reuters, "Iran said to buy high-performance metals -report," 16 January 2009

2009--17 January

Melanie Kirkpatrick, "Engaging North Korea Didn't Work for Japan," Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2009

Tehran Times, "Ahmadinejad asks Saudi king to ‘clear up’ position on Gaza," 17 January 2009

Economist, "Iran and Hamas: How Iran fits in," January 17, 2009

CBS News, "Report: Oldest Bin Laden Son Freed By Iran," 17 January 2009

Robert F. Worth, "Why the Arabs Splinter Over Gaza," New York Times, January 17, 2009

New York Times, "Iran Imprisons 4 It Had Accused of Rebellion," 17 January 2009

2009--18 January

Jesse Riseborough, "North Korea Has Enough Plutonium for 6 Nuclear Bombs, NYT Says," Bloomberg, January 18, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran's Ahmadinejad demands trial of Israeli leaders," 18 January 2009

Robin Wigglesworth, "UAE and US sign nuclear deal," Financial Times, 18 January 2009

Tehran Times, "CIA chief: No proof of Iranian nuclear weapons," January 18, 2009

Reuters, "Iran informs 21 oil customers of supply cuts-report," 18 January 2009

Ha'aretz, "Iran FM brands Gaza cease-fire a defeat for Israel," 18 January 2009

Xinhua, "Iran accuses Israel of using chemical weapons in Gaza," 18 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran urges Egypt to cut ‘overt and covert ties’ with Israel," 18 January 2009

Sebastian Rotella, "Israel hopes Iran and Hezbollah get message of Gaza offensive," Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2009

Ha'aretz, "Qatar closes Israel trade office over Gaza op, expels staff from country," 18 January 2009

2009--19 January

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, "Israel preparing for Iran bid to rearm Hamas in Gaza," Ha'aretz, 19 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian AIDS doctors sentenced to prison," 19 January 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Opposition to U.S., Israel unites conference attendees," Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2009

Atul Aneja, "A victory for Palestinian resistance: Iran," The Hindu, 19 January 2009

2009--20 January

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iranian Official Warns US On Spying," Washington Post, January 20, 2009

Yaakov Katz, "Iran renews efforts to supply Hamas," Jerusalem Post, 20 January 2009

Shimon Shapira, "Analysis: Keeping Iran's finger out of the post-war Gaza pie," Jerusalem Post, January 20, 2009

AFP, "Obama looks for regional allies to stabilize Afghanistan," January 20, 2009

Swissinfo, "Obama "raises hope" for peaceful Iran solution," 20 January 2009

2009--21 January

International Herald Tribune, "Iran: Obama must seek 'new' Mideast foreign policy," 21 January 2009

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Obama Turns to Mideast, Offers ‘New Way’ With Muslims," Bloomberg, 21 January 2009

Ernesto Londoño, "Iraq Accuses Iranian Exiles of Plotting Attack," Washington Post, January 21, 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran, Iraq discuss regional security," 21 January 2009

Reuters, "World powers to meet to discuss Iran next month," 21 January 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Iran Leader’s Cold Stirs Questions on Health," New York Times, 21 January 2009

David Blair, "Does Barack Obama have Iran's number?" Telegraph, 21 January 2009

Bill Neely, "Barack Obama greeted with hatred and quiet hope in Iran," Telegraph, 21 January 2009

2009--22 January

Najmeh Bozorgmehr, "Tehran calls for end to 'disgusting' Middle East policy," Financial Times, January 22, 2009

Tehran Times, "Shahroudi urges Iraq to intensify efforts to expel MKO," 22 January 2009

Yossi Melman, "Obama plan to negotiate buys Iran time to complete nuclear program," Ha'aretz, 22 January 2009

2009--23 January

Robert Wielaard, "Pending EU deal to take Iran group off terror list," Associated Press, 23 January 2009

AFP, "Obama's Treasury pick vows financial action against Iran," 23 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iraq repeats pledge to close Iran opposition camp," 23 January 2009

2009--24 January

Bret Stephens, "Iran Is the Terrorist 'Mother Regime'," Wall Street Journal, 24 January 2009

Sinan Salaheddin, "Iraq asks Iran opposition group to move voluntary," Associated Press, 24 January 2009

Voice of America News, "AFP: Iran Says Not Meddling in Iraqi Elections," 24 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran’s special envoy meets Japanese PM," 24 January 2009

Washington Post, "Uranium nations urged not to sell to Iran: report," 24 January 2009

Robin Pagnamenta, Michael Evans and Tony Halpin, "Iran in scramble for fresh uranium supplies," The Times, 24 January 2009

Bronwen Maddox, "Sanctions should take second place to proper talking," The Times, January 24, 2009

2009--25 January

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian parliament speaker criticizes Obama," 25 January 2009

AFP, "Iran sees inflation falling to 22%: report," 25 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iranians protest outside French Embassy," 25 January 2009

Yaakov Lappin, "US seizing of Iranian ship 'a covert op'm" Jerusalem Post, 25 January 2009

Yossi Melman, "Will uranium shortage really slow down the Iranian nuclear program?" Ha'aretz, January 25, 2009

2009--26 January

Times Online, "Iran's Nuclear Adventurism," January 26, 2009

Associated Press, "EU to take Iranian group off terror blacklist," 26 January 2009

Nicholas Comfort, "Germany to Curb Trade With Iran on Criticism, Handelsblatt Says," Bloomberg, 26 January 2009

AFP, "US vows 'direct' diplomacy with Iran," 26 January 2009

BBC News, "US to have 'vigorous' Iran talks," 26 January 2009

Deutsche Welle, "German Government to Crack Down on Business with Iran," 26 January 2009

Associated Press, "Iran tests air-to-air missile," 26 January 2009

Jay Solomon, "Iran Group to Stay on U.S. Terror List," Wall Street Journal, 26 January 2009

Eric Lichtblau, "Guilty Plea in Iran Exporting Case," New York Times, January 26, 2009

2009--27 January

Achrene Sicakyuz and Borzou Daragahi, "EU removes Iranian group from terrorism list," Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran condemns EU for removing rebel group from terror blacklist," 27 January 2009

Con Coughlin, "Obama may have to wait a long time for Iran to unclench its fist," Telegraph, 27 January 2009

John Bolton, "A circular negotiations game?" Washington Times, January 27, 2009

Col. Sam Gardiner, USAF (ret.), "Russia and Iran Get Strategic," Foreign Policy in Focus, January 27, 2009

Harvey Morris, "US sets out Tehran strategy," Financial Times, January 27, 2009

Barak Ravid, "US sends naval force to intercept Hamas weapons," Ha'aretz, 27 January 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran says bandits kill 12 policemen," 27 January 2009

Deutsche Welle, "US president open to talks with Iran," 27 January 2009

Yaakov Katz, "Cairo intercepts Iranian arms ship," Jerusalem Post, 27 January 2009

Louis Rene Beres and Isaac Ben-Israel, "Deterring an Iranian nuclear attack: Arrow missile's key role in Israel's defense," Washington Times, January 27, 2009

Max Boot, "No room for Israel under America’s umbrella," Financial Times, January 27, 2009

Etgar Lefkovits, "'Iran talks an opportunity for Israel'," Jerusalem Post, 27 January 2009

Peter Graff, "Iran rebels resist leaving Iraq, fear for future," Reuters, 27 January 2009

Xinhua, "Iran protests to Egypt over stopping Iranian aid ship to Gaza," 27 January 2009

James Pethokoukis, "Iran Nukes: Nuclear Weapons Material This Year," US News & World Reports, January 27, 2009

David Gollust, "Clinton: Iran Has 'Clear Opportunity' to Engage with US, Others," GlobalSecurity.org, 27 January 2009

2009--28 January

Zvi Bar'el, "Freedom fighters again," Ha'aretz, 28 January 2009

Hürriyet (Turkey), "Iran resumes natural gas supply to Turkey after two-day halt," 28 January 2009

Reuters, "Egypt attacks Iran and allies in Arab world," 28 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran summons Egyptian diplomat over aid ship to Gaza," 28 January 2009

Natasha Mozgovaya, "U.S. releases Iranian ship said taking arms to Gaza," Ha'aretz, 28 January 2009

Matthew Clark, "Egypt slams Iran’s Hamas, Hezbollah connection," Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2009

BBC News, "Iranian leader demands US apology," 28 January 2009

Times of India, "Iran 'could have a nuclear bomb by 2010'," 28 January 2009

Time, "How to Begin with Iran," 28 January 2009

Jon Leyne, "Analysis: Ahmadinejad on the attack," BBC News, 28 January 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Livni to Mitchell: Israel, US should strengthen ME moderates, weaken Iran," 28 January 2009

Reuters, "U.S. Navy searches cargo vessel for Iranian weapons," 28 January 2009

2009--29 January

Xinhua, "Egypt refuses permit off loading Iran's aid consignment: report," 29 January 2009

Voice of America News, "Obama, The Muslim World And Iran," 29 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Rehabilitation of MKO shows EU’s hypocrisy on terrorism: MP," 29 January 2009

Stella Dawson and Jonathan Lynn, "At Davos, prospects of an improvement in U.S.-Iran relations, but economic gloom pervades," International Herald Tribune, 29 January 2009

Ross Colvin, "US says all options on table to deal with Iran," Reuters, 29 January 2009

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran's President to Seek Second Term, Adviser Says," Washington Post, January 29, 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran sets conditions for improved ties with US," Los Angeles Times, 29 January 2009

Voice of America News, "US Denies Conciliatory Iran Letter Planned," 29 January 2009

2009--30 January

Stella Dawson and Emma Thomasson, "Iran hopes for positive US policy change," Reuters, 30 January 2009

Julian Borger and Robert Tait, "US overtures divide Iran's policymakers," The Guardian, 30 January 2009

Tom Baldwin, "US pours cold water over hopes of Iran deal," The Times, January 30, 2009

Mike Shuster, "Iran Offers Cool Response To Obama's Overtures," National Public Radio, 30 January 2009

Ramin Mostaghim, "Top Iran official tells Obama to avoid Bush's rhetoric," Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2009

AFP, "Fiirst Iran meeting of Obama presidency planned," 30 January 2009

Xinhua, "Lebanese PM hits back at Hezbollah on missing Iranian diplomats," 30 January 2009

Aljazeera, "US refuses to rule out Iran attack," 30 January 2009

Glenn Kessler, "Writings Offer Look at Administration Debate on Iran," Washington Post, 30 January 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "In Speeches This Week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Discusses Holocaust, Saying 'Reexamining [The Holocaust] is Tantamount To Cutting the Vital Arteries of the Zionist Regime'; Tells Obama Administration: Withdraw U.S. Forces, Reexamine 9/11 – Which is Sealed Like the Issue of the Holocaust – And Apologize To Iran," No. 2221, January 30, 2009

Mike Shuster, "Iran Offers Cool Response To Obama's Overtures," National Public Radio, 30 January 2009

Associated Press, "Senator says US, Russia must work together on Iran," 30 January 2009

Katrin Bennhold, "With Obama ready to talk, Iran must weigh options," International Herald Tribune, 30 January 2009

Larry Derfner, "Iran's Ahmadinejad Endorses Another Holocaust Denial Conference," U.S. News & World Report, 30 January 2009

Mark Kukis, "Iran Group in Iraq Poses Thorny Issue for U.S." Time, Jan. 30, 2009

George H. Wittman, "Israel Readies Iran Takeout," American Spectator, 30 January 2009

Jon Swaine, "Iran nuclear threat greater than economic crisis, says Benjamin Netanyahu," Telegraph, 30 January 2009

AFP, "Iran says Obama's offer to talk shows US failure," 30 January 2009

2009--31 January

Tehran Times, "Iran envoy warns EU of repercussions of de-listing MKO," 31 January 2009

Xinhua, "Germany urges Iran not to reject Obama's new offer on nuclear issue," 31 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Geagea responsible for fate of Iranian diplomats: Nasrallah," 31 January 2009

Ramin Mostaghim, "Top Iran official tells Obama to avoid Bush's rhetoric," Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2009

AFP, "Iran watching US policies in Afghanistan: foreign minister," 31 January 2009

Tehran Times, "Iranian envoy to take part in 45th Munich Security Conference," 31 January 2009

MK Bhadrakumar, "Biden may hold unclenched Iranian hand," Asia Times, January 31, 2009

Reuters, "Hamas head in Tehran to meet Iranian leaders," January 31, 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Netanyahu says Iran will not get hands on nukes," 31 January 2009

2009--1 February

Innocence Lost: A former U.S. ambassador recounts America's missteps in the Mideast by Martin Indyk, Reviewed by Cameron W. Barr, Washington Post, February 1, 2009

AFP, "Iran pays homage to revolutionary leader 30 years on," 1 February 2009

BBC News, "Recalling the Ayatollah's return," 1 February 2009

Barak Ravid, "Russian officials: Still no plans to sell long-range missiles to Iran," Ha'aretz, 1 February, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iran: Give Erdogan a Nobel Peace Prize," 1 February 2009

Stephen Rademaker, "Talk to Iran. Then What?" New York Times, February 1, 2009

Scott Peterson, "Hamas leader credits Iran in Gaza victory," Christian Science Monitor, 1 February 2009

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Iran officials meeting with U.S. experts," February 1, 2009

CNN Panel Discussion on Iran, Moderated by Christiane Amanpour, International Atomic Energy Agency, February 1, 2009, Excerpts

2009--2 February

Financial Times, "Thirty years since the revolution: Iran and the US," 2 February 2009

Barak Ravid, "Ship in Cyprus said to carry arms from Iran," Ha'aretz, 2 February 2009

Jay Solomon, "Senior Democrat Snubbed by Iran in Outreach Bid," Wall Street Journal, 2 February 2009

Xinhua, "Iran warns Hamas of fresh Israeli attacks," 2 February 2009

John R. Bolton, "Iraq’s Victory, Iran’s Loss," New York Times, February 2, 2009

2009--3 February

Welt Online, "Iranian Theocracy," 3 February 2009

Dina Abdel-Mageed, "Ayatollah Khomeini: A Shiite Messiah?" Islam Online (Qatar), February 3, 2009

BBC News, "Cyprus searches 'Gaza arms' ship," 3 February 2009

Nazlia Fathi, "Iran: A Thank-You From Hamas," New York Times, 3 February 2009

Reuters, "Iran launches satellite; U.S. expresses concern," 3 February 2009

BBC News, "Iran launches homegrown satellite," 3 February 2009

Robert H. Reid, "Iraq elections a setback for Iran," Associated Press, 3 February 2009

Paul Richter. "Obama administration keeps Bush official involved with Iran sanctions," Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2009

CNN, "Clinton talks with European allies on Iran, Afghanistan," 3 February 2009

Helene Cooper and Mark Landler, "On Iran, Obama Plans Talk and Some Toughness," New York Times, February 3, 2009

CNN, "Senator says Iran may want to swap for missing ex-FBI agent," 3 February 2009

2009--4 February

Xinhua, "Iran reiterates all-out support for Palestinian Hamas," 4 February 2009

Dan Williams, "Time running out to attack Iran - Israeli expert," Reuters, February 4, 2009

Tehran Times, "Thaw in Iran-US relations to begin in Munich?" 4 February 2009

Glenn Kessler, "Clinton Warns Iran to Comply With Mandates," Washington Post, February 4, 2009

Ha'aretz, "U.S. urges Iran to become 'productive' member of world," 4 February 2009

US, Department of State, "Foreign ministers of the p5+1 countries pledge continued unity on the iran nuclear issue," February 4, 2009

2009--5 February

Sabrina Tavernise and Ethan Bronner, "Gaza war creates rift between Israel and Turkey," International Herald Tribune, February 5, 2009

Gil Feiler and Edo Harel, "Analysis: The political logic of Erdogan's attacks on Israel," Jerusalem Post, 5 February 2009

Daniel Dombey, "Iran knocks Obama's attempt at shuttle diplomacy into the net," Financial Times, 5 February 2009

Robert Fox, "What happens when Iran goes nuclear?" The Guardian, 5 February 2009

The Economist, "Iran’s 30-year-old republic: Defiant, and doubtful," 5 February 2009

The Economist, "Iran and the West: Talking past each other," 5 February 2009

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Denies Visas for US Women's Badminton Team," Washington Post, February 5, 2009

AFP, "Iran's Ahmadinejad asks world powers to be 'polite'," 5 February 2009

AFP, "Britain accuses Iran of intimidating council staff," 5 February 2009

Reuters, "Iran MPs want inquiry into $1 bln oil income-media," 5 February 2009

James Blitz, "Washington to rethink policy within six weeks," Financial Times, February 5, 2009

AFP, "Clinton seeks to consult Russia more on Iran," 5 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Russia to start Iran nuclear plant by year end," 5 February 2009

United Press International, "Report: Iran to challenge Israeli blockade," 5 February 2009

Iran Watch, "Tracking the world's efforts to punish Iranian proliferators," February 5, 2009

2009--6 February

AFP, "Turkey probes Israel 'war crimes' in Gaza," 6 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Turkey probes IDF 'war crimes' in Gaza," 6 February 2009

Benjamin Weinthal, "How Europe's Companies Are Feeding Iran's Bomb," Wall Street Journal, 6 February 2009

Ali Sheikholeslami, "Iranian leader forces British Council to close offices," The Times, February 6, 2009

Yochi J. Dreazen, "Iranian Official Scolds U.S., Urges New Strategy," Wall Street Journal, 6 February 2009

CNN, "Iranian professionals post public apology to Baha'is," 6 February 2009

Melissa Rossi, "Iran and Israel: a showdown ahead?" Huffington Post, February 6, 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Ayatollah Khatami In Iran Friday Sermon: U.S. Should 'Die Of Anger' At Our Progress; 'Neither Iranian Nor Other People Worldwide' Believe Obama's 'False Gestures'," No. 2233, February 6, 2009

Alistair Lyon, "Israel to Obama - hold Iran's feet to fire," Reuters, February 6, 2009

Hilary Leila Krieger, "Appointment of Power angers some Jews," Jerusalem Post, 6 February 2009

Valerie Lincy, "An Iranian missile milestone," Iran Watch, February 6, 2009

2009--7 February

Hürriyet (Turkey), "Turkish prosecutors open probe into Israeli officials over Gaza operation," 7 February 2009

Lisa Bryant, "Russia, Iran Discuss Relations with US at Security Conference," Voice of America News, 7 February 2009

Walid Phares, "Fears orbit with Iranian satellite launch," Asia Times, 7 February 2009

National Public Radio, "Unwrapping Iran," 7 February 2009

BBC News, "Germany warns Iran over sanctions," 7 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran: Nuclear, space progress despite sanctions," 7 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Merkel: West will impose harsher sanctions to prevent a nuclear Iran," 7 February 2009

Lolita C. Baldor, "Biden: US will talk to Iran, but will act," Associated Press, 7 February 2009

Ruthie Blum Leibowitz, "One on One: 'With no likelihood of US use of force, that leaves Israel'," Jerusalem Post, 7 February 2009

Aljazeera, "Israel Able to Convince Obama to Attack Iran, Says Aaron David Miller," 7 February 2009

Ha'aretz, "Report: Iran behind attempt to funnel millions of dollars into Gaza from Egypt," 7 February 2009

2009--8 February

International Herald Tribune, "AP Analysis: US-Iran ties tense after Obama offer," 8 February 2009

Barak Ravid and Anshel Pfeffer, "Greece holding ship bound for Iran over missiles on board," Ha'aretz, 8 February 2009

Sarah Baxter, "Biden hangs tough on nuclear issue in offering talks with Iran," The Sunday Times, February 8, 2009

New York Times, "Mr. Obama and Iran," 8 February 2009

Al Arabiya, "Meshaal's "victory" tour seeks to strengthen ties," 8 February 2009

Nazlia Fathi, "Ex-Leader of Iran Announces Candidacy," New York Times, 8 February 2009

2009--9 February

AFP, "US looking for Iran talks 'in coming months': Obama, 9 February 2009

Quentin Peel, "New regime, same Munich excuses," Financial Times, February 9, 2009

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Iran 'ready for talks with Washington'," 9 February 2009

Barak Ravid, "UN: Cargo of Cypriot-flagged vessel contravenes ban on Iranian arms exports," Ha'aretz, 9 February 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Washington's man in Iran," Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2009

MSNBC, "Swiss recall diplomat from Iran," 9 February 2009

Kayvon Biouki and Damian Whitworth, "Public celebrations, private doubts: the unfinished business of Iran 30 years on," The Times, 9 February 2009

Michael Ledeen, "Iran in Orbit: Low oil prices offer an opportunity to counter the mullahs' delusions," Wall Street Journal, 9 February 2009

CNN, "Iranian lawmaker hopes 'Americans change their strategy'," 9 February 2009

David Shiga, "Is Iran's space programme more advanced than thought?" New Scientist, 9 February 2009

Hillary Mann Leverett ad Bernard Gwertzman, "Interview: US Should Seek Comprehensive Accord with Iran." New York Times, February 9, 2009

2009--10 February

Independent, "Mary Dejevsky: Positive signals from Iran - but only if you listen carefully," 10 February 2009

Mona Charen, "‘We Love to Talk,’ Declares Biden . . .as he misrepresents the Bush administration’s policies," National Review Online, 10 February 2009

Laura Secor, "Khatami’s Climb," New Yorker, 10 February 2009

Najmeh Bozorgmehr, "Iran’s conservatives eye uneasy coalition," Financial Times, February 10, 2009

AFP, "US looking for Iran talks 'in coming months': Obama," 10 February 2009

Anne E. Kornblut and Michael A. Fletcher, "Obama Says Economic Crisis Comes First," Washington Post, February 10, 2009

Anne Gearan, "Obama looking for openings with Iran," Associated Press, 10 February 2009

Daily Times (Pakistan), "US may enlist Iran against Afghan drug trade," 10 February 2009

Ali Arouzi, "In Iran, change they want to believe in," MSNBC, 10 February 2009

Peter J Brown, "Iran's new satellite challenges China," Asia Times, February 10, 2009

John Whitesides, "Clinton says missile shield hinges in part on Iran," Reuters, 10 February 2009

2009--11 February

CBS News, "An Opening To Iran?" 11 February 2009

Sinan Salaheddin, "Iran's foreign minister in Iraq for economic talks," Associated Press, 11 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian minister says he's optimistic about US," 11 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iran: No weapons for Hamas on Cyprus-docked ship," 11 February 2009

Steven Lee Myers, "Security Talks About Iraq Not Needed, Iran Signals," New York Times, 11 February 2009

Jane Arraf, "Iran to America: Make your intentions clear," Christian Science Monitor, February 11, 2009

Ian Black, "Iran declares readiness for US talks," The Guardian, 11 February 2009

Michael Rubin, "An Opening To Iran?" CBS News, 11 February 2009

Xinhua, " Iranian FM visits Iraq," 11 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iranian official meets Shallah, congratulates Gazans on 'great victory'," 11 February 2009

2009--12 February

Roula Khalaf and Najmeh Bozorgmehr, "Tests for Tehran," Financial Times, February 12, 2009

AFP, "Iran nuclear arms bid unclear: US intel chief," 12 February 2009

Andrew Lee Butters, "Talking and Listening to Iran," Time, 12 February 2009

BBC News, "Women's rights under Iran's revolution," 12 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Departing from NIE, Washington says Iran still pursuing bomb," 12 February 2009

The Economist, "Iran's presidential election: Back to the future?" 12 February 2009

Matthias S Klein, "An eye on the voters in Tehran," The Guardian, 12 February 2009

Pepe Escobar, "Obama's Persian double," Asia Times, February 12, 2009

Voice of America News, "Iranian FM Discusses Security in Iraqi Kurdistan," 12 February 2009

Reuters, "Total says still in talks with Iran on Pars LNG," 12 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran building seven more satellites," 12 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Analyst: Oil revenue mismanagement to plague Iran," 12 February 2009

Greg Miller, "U.S. now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb," Los Angeles Times, 12 February 2009

Gina Chon, "US General Speculates on Troop Levels, Iran’s Intentions, Iraq’s Future," Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2009

Aijaz Zaka Syed, "Lessons from Iran," Al-Ahram (Egypt), 12 February 2009

2009--13 February

Bronwen Maddox, "Why an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is not an option," The Times, February 13, 2009

Pepe Escobar, "Will Obama say 'we're sorry'?" Asia Times, 13 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian reformer's campaign faces many obstacles," 13 February 2009

Steve Inskeep, "In Iran, Supreme Leader Wields True Power," NPR, 13 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Suspect Gaza arms ship had munitions supplies," 13 February 2009

Alon Ben-David, "Iran will be major concern for Israel's new leadership," Jane's, 13 February 2009

Ross Colvin, "U.S. may moderate shield plan if Russia helps on Iran," Reuters, 13 February 2009

United Press International, "Iranian FM meets Kurdish leaders in Erbil," 13 February 2009

Jeb Blount and Carlos Caminada, "Petrobras May Confirm Iran Oil Commercial ‘In Weeks’," Bloomberg, 13 February 2009

Reuters, "Petrobras finds signs of offshore oil in Iran," 13 February 2009

2009--14 February

PressTV (Iran), "US intel predicts Israel-Iran war in 2009," 14 February 2009

Reuters, "Blast kills four Iranian police near Pakistan," 14 February 2009

Rami G. Khouri, "The US and Iran take over center stage," Daily Star (Lebanon), February 14, 2009

Xinhua, "Cyprus confiscates UN-banned shipment from Iran," 14 February 2009

Gareth Porter, "Intel Estimate Muddied Iran's Nuclear Intent," Antiwar.com, 14 February 2009

David E. Sanger, "How Obama Plays, or Gets Played, Abroad," New York Times, 14 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran official to US: Chess better game than boxing," 14 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Petraeus: Iran should stop funding extremists," 14 February 2009

2009--15 February

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian man sets himself ablaze outside parliament," 15 February 2009

Tehran Times, "Cyprus finds no arms on Iranian ship," 15 February 2009

Richard A. Oppel, Jr., "U.S. Envoy Reaches Out to Iran in Afghan Visit," New York Times, February 15, 2009

2009--16 February

Walter Pincus, "From New DNI, Moderate View on North Korea And Warning About Iran's Role in Afghanistan," Washington Post, February 16, 2009

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli, "Provincial Elections in Iraq: A Blow to Iran," Middle East Media Research Institute, No. 497, February 16, 2009

MSNBC, "US Senator: Obama's Iran policy similar to Bush's," 16 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Israel cautions anew against a nuclear-armed Iran," 16 February 2009

Reuters, "Israel seen undermining disarmament - ElBaradei," 16 February 2009

AFP, "Britain 'very concerned' over Iranian Bahai charges," 16 February 2009

FOXNews, "Russia Says They Will Not Toughen Policy Toward Iran," 16 February 2009

News Daily, "Israel cautions anew against a nuclear-armed Iran," 16 February 2009

2009--17 February

Reuters, "Iranian police kill 10 drug smugglers - state tv," 17 February 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran has not produced atomic bombs: ElBaradei," 17 February 2009

News Daily, "Israel engaged in covert war inside Iran: report," 17 February 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'; The Turkish Muslim Brotherhood Model Is Influenced By, and Supportive of, The Iranian Islamic Model," No. 2248, February 17, 2009

Robert Tait, "Iran elections: Newspaper warns Khatami faces assassination risk," The Guardian, 17 February 2009

Ladane Nasseri, "Iran’s Ahmadinejad Says He’s Waiting for Signs of U.S. Change," Bloomberg, 17 February 2009

The Weekly Standard, "Two Views of Iran's Role in Afghanistan," 17 February 2009

Reuters, "A covert challenge to Iran’s nuclear ambitions?" 17 February 2009

2009--18 February

Lionel Laurent, "No Breakthrough For Total In Iran," Forbes, 18 February 2009

Dan Williams, "Israeli rhetoric on Iran can lack consistency," Reuters, 18 February 2009

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Report: Israel assasinating Iranian nuclear scientists," 18 February 2009

Reuven Pedatzur, "It's possible to live with Iran," Ha'aretz, February 18, 2009

Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Seeking a new road from Afghanistan to the sea -- through Iran," 18 February 2009

Roger Cohen, "Reading Khamenei in Tehran," International Herald Tribune, February 18, 2009

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Accuses 7 Jailed Leaders of Bahai Faith of Espionage," Washington Post, February 18, 2009

Reuters, "Iran mosque blast causes no casualties-report," 18 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran says it has built unmanned aircraft," 18 February 2009

Boston Globe, "Iran's hope for change," February 18, 2009

Xinhua, "Report: Iran to host conference to support Palestinians," 18 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "IAEA: Iran, Syria must cooperate more," 18 February 2009

Muhammad Sahimi, "Who's Telling the Truth About Iran's Nuclear Program?" Antiwar.com, February 18, 2009

MK Bhadrakumar, "US and Russia see common cause," Asia Times, February 18, 2009

Lauren Gelfand and Vladimir Petrov, "Iran lobbies Moscow for missiles to arm new air defence unit," Jane's, February 18, 2009

2009--19 February

Yossi Melman, "Report: Israel waging covert war against Iranian nuclear program," Ha'aretz, February 19, 2009

Mark Heinrich, "Iran slows atom plant growth but fuel stockpile jumps," 19 February 2009

Julian Borger, "Iran refusing to co-operate with nuclear inspectors, says UN," The Guardian, 19 February 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Report: Moscow freezes sale of S-300 to Iran," 19 Feburary 2009

John Hughes, "A Russian answer to Iran's threat," Christian Science Monitor, 19 February 2009

DEBKA File (Israel), "Progress in talks on sale of advanced Russian S-300 to Iran," 19 February 2009

Gerald F. Seib, "Slumping Oil Prices Offer a Better Opening to Iran," Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2009

William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, "Iran Has More Enriched Uranium Than Thought," New York Times, February 19, 2009

Sylvia Westall, "Iran says has own raw uranium supply," Reuters, 19 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Bahrain halts gas talks with Iran over insult," 19 February 2009

International Atomic Energy Agency, Report by the Director General, "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1835 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran," 19 February 2009

2009--20 February

BBC News,, "Q&A: Iran and the nuclear issue," 20 February 2009

David Albright and Bernard Gwertzman, "Interview: Iran May Achieve Capability to Make A Nuclear Weapon in 2009," New York Times, 20 February 2009

AFP, "US, allies 'can't delay' Iran worries: White House," 20 February 2009

Golnaz Esfandiari, "New IAEA Report Shows Iran Nearing Nuclear Breakout Capability," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 20 February 2009

Ali Fathollah-Nejad, "Playing nuclear politics," The Guardian, 20 February 2009

Catherine Philp, "UN nuclear warning after discovery of extra 209kg of uranium in Iran," Times Online, February 20, 2009

Anne Penketh, "Iran 'has enough uranium for nuclear weapon'," Independent, February 20, 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran's security concerns weigh heavy," Asia Times, February 20, 2009

Bridget Kendall, "Iran in 'backroom offers' to West," BBC News, 20 February 2009

Julian Borger, "Iran offered to end attacks on British troops in Iraq, claims diplomat," The Guardian, 20 February 2009

Mark Wallace, "Reverse 'oil weapon' on Iran," Washington Times, February 20, 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran has enough fuel for a nuclear bomb, report says," Los Angeles Times, 20 February 2009

Xinhua, "Bahrain slams Iran's claims, suspends gas deal talks," 20 February 2009

FOXNews, "Israeli Ambassador Calls for 'Serious Action' Following Iran Nuke Report," 20 February 2009

Ethan Bronner, "Netanyahu, Once Hawkish, Now Touts Pragmatism," New York Times, 20 February 2009

Ha'aretz, "Hamas: Israel picked 'most dangerous' politician to lead it," 20 February 2009

Andrew Lee Butters, "Preparing for a Hard-Right Israel," Time, 20 February 2009

David Byers and James Hider, "Binyamin Netanyahu targets Iran after he is appointed Prime Minister," Times, 20 February 2009

U.S. News & World Report, "Obama's Overtures Toward Iran Worry Nearby Arab Nations," 20 February 2009

Arab News (Saudi Arabia), "Iran says it respects sovereignty of Bahrain," 20 February 2009

2009--21 February

Jerusalem Post, "Israel: Iran, Syria secretly continuing nuclear projects," 21 February 2009

The Statesman (India), "White House can’t wait to deal with Iran," 21 February 2009

James Hider, "Binyamin Netanyahu warns of Iranian nuclear threat," The Times, February 21, 2009

Hilary Leila Krieger and Allison Hoffman, "US promises to work with any Israeli prime minister," Jerusalem Post, 21 February 2009

Arab News (Saudi Arabia), "Editorial: Darkening clouds over Middle East," 21 February 2009

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Iran 'biggest risk to Israel'," 21 February 2009

Xinhua, "NATO chief sees need to engage Iran in solution for Afghanistan," 21 February 2009

2009--22 February

Yaakov Lappin, "'Iran secretly accelerated A-bomb drive'," Jersualem Post, 22 February 2009

Uzi Mahnaimi, "Defence chiefs urge hawk Netanyahu to strike deal with Syria," The Sunday Times, February 22, 2009

Xinhua, "Larijani: Depriving Iran of nuclear technology impossible," 22 February 2009

Atul Aneja, "Iran not producing weapon-grade uranium: IAEA," The Hindu, 22 February 2009

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Iran's claims snubbed," 22 February 2009

Doyle McManus, "Obama's Iran strategy," Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2009

Ron Kampeas, "Israel, US react to IAEA reports," Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 22 February 2009

Ha'aretz, "Iran inches closer to the bomb," 22 February 2009

Tehran Times, "Russia to open Iran nuclear plant on time," 22 February 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran, Afghanistan issue joint statement," 22 February 2009

Judy Dempsey, "German Jews oppose trip to Iran," International Herald Tribune, February 22, 2009

Assaf Uni, "German politicians, Jewish leaders slam Schroeder for Ahmadinejad meet," Ha'aretz, February 22, 2009

AFP, "Iran says respects Bahrain's sovereignty," 22 February 2009

2009--23 February

Mark Landler, "Negotiator Picked for Post at State Dept.," New York Times, February 23, 2009

Robert Mackey, "Seven Iranians Charged With Spying for Israel," New York Times, February 23, 2009

2009--24 February

The Economist, "Iran and America: A Persian puzzle," 24 February 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "IAEA douses furor over Iran report," Asia Times, 24 February 2009

Arab News, "Iran minister plans fence-mending visit to Bahrain," 24 February 2009

Dr. Hamad Al-Majid, "Iran Burns Its Fingers on Bahrain," Asharq Alawsat, February 24, 2009

Spengler, "Sex, drugs and Islam," Asia Times, February 23, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran's reformist candidates face uphill task in upcoming presidential election," 23 February 2009

2009--25 February

AFP, "Olmert warns Iran over nuclear plant," February 25, 2009

Atlantic Online, "Where in the World Does Dennis Ross Work?" February 25, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iran criticizes appointment of Dennis Ross as Persian Gulf adviser," February 25, 2009

Bronwen Maddox, "Role of Dennis Ross as adviser on Gulf tainted by pro-Israel beliefs," The Times, February 25, 2009

Reuters, "Iran says no slowdown in its nuclear work," 25 February 2009

Reuters, "U.S. navy says no sign yet of new Iran naval bases," 25 February 2009

Nazila Fathi and Alan Cowell, "Iran to Begin Tests at Nuclear Station," New York Times, February 25, 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran presidential campaigns off to early start," Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2009

Wangui Kanina, "Iran urges Africa to reject Western exploitation," Reuters, February 25, 2009

AFP, "Olmert warns Iran over nuclear plant," 25 February 2009

Barak Ravid, "Livni: Iran arms trading 'one of the main problems' in Mideast," Ha'aretz, February 25, 2009

Islamic Republic News Agency. "Iran aims for 50,000 centrifuges," February 25, 2009

2009--26 February

Miriam Elder, "Iran begins to test first atomic reactor despite Western fears over nuclear weapons," Telegraph, 26 February 2009

Xinhua, "Israel's Barak: all options on table against Iranian nuke program," 26 February 2009

Edwin Black, "The Iran-Israel nuclear endgame is now much closer," Jerusalem Post, February 26, 2009

David Ignatius, "On Iran, an Apostle of Patience," Washington Post, February 26, 2009

Eli Lake, "Obama still crafting Iran policy," Washington Times, February 26, 2009

Economist, "Shias in the Gulf: Grumbling and rumbling," 26 February 2009

Voice of America News, "Report: Three EU Nations Propose Stronger Iran Sanctions," 26 February 2009

Al Kamen, "Diplomat to an Ever-Changing Region," Washington Post, February 26, 2009

Reuters, "Tougher list of Iran sanctions proposed," 26 February 2009

Amos Harel, "Iran assuming Mughniyeh role inside Hezbollah," Ha'aretz, 26 February 2009

2009--27 February

International Herald Tribune, "Ahmadinejad: Iran wants to cooperate with Iraq," 27 February 2009

Farideh Farhi, "Ahmadinejad splits Iran's conservatives," Jane's, February 27, 2009

AFP, "Iran says no military agenda in nuclear plan," 27 February 2009

Ruslan Pukhov, "Iran Is Much More Bark Than Bite," Moscow Times, 27 February 2009

David Horovitz, "Editor's Notes: From the West Bank to Teheran," Jerusalem Post, February 27, 2009

Ari Shavit, "Unity before calamity," Ha'aretz, February 27, 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran seeks closer ties with Bahrain," 27 February 2009

Bronwen Maddox:, "Ambitious Iran is bent on tilting the balance of power," The Times, February 27, 2009

Financial Times, "Sticks and carrots," 27 February 2009

James Melik, "Iran threatened with economic meltdown," BBC News, 27 February 2009

2009--28 February

AFP, "Iran urges Iraq to expel opposition group," 28 February 2009

Richard M Bennett, "A reality check on Iran and the 'bomb'," Asia Times, February 28, 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran can run Bushehr nuclear plant without Russian help: Rafsanjani," 28 February 2009

Christopher Dickey, "How Close Is Iran to a Bomb?" Newsweek, 28 February 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran's leader says US should speed up Iraq pullout," 28 February 2009