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

International Herald Tribune, "Report: Former Iranian president to visit Iraq," 1 March 2009

Thom Shanker, "U.S. Says Iran Has Material for an Atomic Bomb," New York Times, 1 March 2009

Deborah Zabarenko, "Iran 'not close' to nuclear weapon: Gates," Reuters, March 1, 2009

US, Department of Defense, Secrtary of Defense Robert Gates Interview with David Gregory of Meet the Press, March 1, 2009, Excerpts

2009--2 March

Foreign Policy, "Iran's cranky leaders," 2 March 2009

Business Week, "Official: Iran to earn $70bn from oil," 2 March 2009

Mike Shuster, "Experts Disagree Over Iran's Nuclear Intentions," National Public Radio, 2 March 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "U.S. commits to arms control, engaging with Iran," Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2009

Simon Montlake, "US officials weigh Iran's nuclear weapons capability," Christian Science Monitor, 2 March 2009

Mark Heinrich, "Q+A: Is Iran nearing nuclear "breakout" ability?" Reuters, March 2, 2009

Julian E. Barnes, "Iran has enough nuclear material for a bomb, Mullen says," Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Former Iranian president arrives in Baghdad for talks," 2 March 2009

CNN, "Interpol: Iran not asking for Israeli arrests," 2 March 2009

BBC, "Iran seeks apology from Hollywood," 2 March 2009

2009--3 March

Associated Press, "Report: Obama sought Russian deal on Iran," 3 March 2009

Paul Richter, "Clinton says U.S. diplomacy unlikely to end Iran nuclear program," Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2009

Ian Black, "Obama letter shows new approach to Iran's nuclear ambition in full swing," The Guardian, 3 March 2009

Washington Post, "Data About Presidential Copter Fleet Found in Iran," 3 March 2009

AFP, "Senators mull Iran nuclear threat, diplomatic efforts," 3 March 2009

AFP, "US Senator: Britain not doing enough on Iran," 3 March 2009

Martha Raddatz, "Clinton Reflects on Iran's Nuclear Ambitions," ABC News, 3 March 2009

Douglas Birch, "Russia seems open to discussing US plan on Iran," Associated Press, 3 March 2009

2009--4 March

Sylvia Westall and Mark Heinrich, "Iran envoy says fair nuclear talks will win breakthrough," Reuters, March 4, 2009

Deutsche Welle, "Five Security Council Powers, Germany Offer Direct Dialog With Iran," 4 March 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "IAEA 'mismanagement' raises Tehran's ire," Asia Times, March 4, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran says 1st stage of Bushehr power plant to start in summer," 4 March 2009

Eric Etheridge, "Obama’s Letter To Russia," New York Times, 4 March 2009

FOXNews, "Iran: Israel a 'Cancer,' Holocaust a 'Big Lie'," 4 March 2009

Reuters, "Obama seeks Russian help on Iran but denies deal," 4 March 2009

Andre de Nesnera, "Analysts Say Russia's Influence on Iran Very Limited'," Voice of America News, 04 March 2009

Robert Mackey, "Iran Plans War Crimes Trials for Israelis," New York Times, March 4, 2009

AFP, "Iraqis protest visit of ex-Iran president," 4 March 2009

Robert Burns, "Clinton accuses Iran of seeking to intimidate," Associated Press, 4 March 2009

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran: Israeli nuclear sites within missile range," Associated Press, 4 March 2009

Voice of America News, "Clinton to Iran: 'Stop Interfering in Palestinian Affairs'," 4 March 2009

James Rosen, "Report: Iran Can Get Material to Make 50 Nukes," FOXNews, 4 March 2009

2009--5 March

Aljazeera, "Clinton hits out at Iran," 5 March 2009

Thomas Omestad, "Look Beyond Iran's Nuclear Program, Urges Former Crown Prince," U.S. News & World Report, 5 March 2009

Susan Cornwell, "US' Scowcroft warns of proliferation from Iran," Reuters, 5 March 2009

2009--6 March

Jan Jires, "Managing Missile Defense's Demise," Washington Post, March 6, 2009

Reuters, "Syria says Iran-Syria outreach is 'testing waters'," 6 March 2009

Nabi Abdullaev, "US Overestimating Russia's Clout With Iran," The Moscow Times, 06 March 2009

Xinhua, "Iranian official says Gaza aid conference failure," 6 March 2009

Paul Richter, "U.S., Iran could meet at conference on Afghanistan," Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2009

David J. Kramer, "No 'Grand Bargain'," Washington Post, March 6, 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Speeches by Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad at the International Conference in Tehran for Support of Palestine," No. 2274, March 6, 2009

Voice of America News, "Morocco Severs Relations With Iran," 6 March 2009

Iran Watch, "Tracking the world's efforts to punish Iranian proliferators," March 6, 2009

2009--7 March

Tehran Times, "Brzezinski rejects Israel condition on Iran," 7 March 2009

BBC News, "Iran to mull US Afghan invitation," 7 March 2009

Hossein Jaseb and Zahra Hosseinian, "Iran says open to Afghan meeting offer from US," Reuters, 7 March 2009

Xinhua, "Clinton: U.S. has "not yet" considered lifting sanctions against Iran," 7 March 2009

CNN, "Iran says Morocco's move to cut ties harms unity," 7 March 2009

AFP, "Iran mulling US invitation to Afghan conference," 7 March 2009

Aljazeera, "Iran and Hamas back Sudan's Bashir," 7 March 2009

2009--8 March

Yossi Melman, "Israel launches campaign against UN nuke watchdog chief," Ha'aretz, 8 March 2009

Hürriyet, "Iran asks help, PM to deliver message," 8 March 2009

David Ignatius, "Talk With Iran? Then Move Fast," Washington Post, March 8, 2009

Tim Reid and Michael Evans, "Obama says US is losing war in Afghanistan and hints at Taleban talks," Times Online, March 8, 2009

Raed Rafei and Borzou Daragahi, "Senior U.S. envoys hold talks in Syria," Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2009

Voice of America News, "Secretary Clinton On Iran," 08 March 2009

Elias Harfoush, "Obama's Deadlock with Iran," Al-Hayat, 8 March 2009

2009--9 March

Joshua Gross, "The right way to talk to Iran," Christian Science Monitor, 9 March 2009

Los Angeles Times, "The road to Tehran," 9 March 2009

Gareth Porter, "The Myth of U.S. Military Dominance in the Middle East," AlterNet, March 9, 2009

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran tests surface-to-air missile," Los Angeles Times, 9 March 2009

Xinhua, "Pakistan, Iran to discuss border security during president's visit," 9 March 2009

2009--10 March

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "US, Iran seek to stop Afghan narco-traffic," Asia Times, 10 March 2009

Xinhua, "Turkish president leaves for Iran to ease tension between Iran, US," 10 March 2009

Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim, "Visit raises speculation over Turkish-mediated US-Iran talks," Los Angeles Times, 10 March 2009

BBC News, "Iran 'has no bomb-grade uranium'," 10 March 2009

The Hindu, "Pak, Iran and Turkey agree to run container rail," 10 March 2009

AFP, "Karzai trip may push Iran to join US-led Afghan talks," 10 March 2009

BBC News, "Mousavi enters Iran's June poll," 10 March 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Iran's reformist landscape shifts," International Herald Tribune, 10 March 2009

Larry Derfner, "Israel Cautions US on Talking to Iran," U.S. News & World Report, 10 March 2009

2009--11 March

Xinhua, "Pakistani president stresses implementation of gas pipeline," 11 March 2009

Atul Aneja, "Zardari, Karzai for Iran role in Afghanistan," The Hindu, 11 March 2009

William H. Tobey, "Iran's nuclear deception," International Herald Tribune, March 11, 2009

Peter Finn, "U.S., Israel Disagree on Iran Arms Threat," Washington Post, March 11, 2009

Jumana al-Tamimi, "Iran pushes to forefront," Washington Times, 11 March 2009

Reuters, "Iran says OPEC could accept Russia as member -report," 11 March 2009

Farah Stockman, "US may soon make overture to Iran leader," Boston Globe, March 11, 2009

Nahid Siamdoust, "Will the Economy Be Ahmadinejad's Downfall?" Time, March 11, 2009

Joe Lauria, "U.N. Says Iran Broke Weapons Ban," Wall Street Journal, 11 March 2009

AFP, "Syria-bound Iran arms violated sanctions: UN panel," 11 March 2009

Aljazeera, "US: Iran undecided on nuclear bomb," 11 March 2009

Ha'aretz, "U.S. official: Obama won't cut military aid to Israel," 11 March 2009

Thom Shanker and Elisabeth Bumiller, "U.S. Seeks New Afghan Supply Routes, Even in Iran," New York Times, March 11, 2009

Jacob Heilbrunn, "Israel’s Bogeyman," National Interest Online, 11 March 2009

2009--12 March

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iraq Invited To Join ECO," 12 March 2009

Atul Aneja, "Iran ready for role in Afghanistan," The Hindu, 12 March 2009

Nathan Hodge, "Scientist's New Missile Defense: Killer Drones," Wired News, 12 March 2009

Boston Globe, "Obama's opening to Iran," 12 March 2009

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, "Expediting US talks with Iran," Boston Globe, March 12, 2009

Jonathan Tobin, "The First Word: When lobbies collide," Jerusalem Post, 12 March 2009

Nicholas Blanford, "Why Syria and Saudi Arabia are talking again," Christian Science Monitor, 12 March 2009

Mark Landler, "Britain’s Contacts With Hezbollah Vex U.S.," New York Times, March 12, 2009

Claudia Parsons, "Netanyahu aide says Obama agrees on Iran, at least," Reuters, 12 March 2009

2009--13 March

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Obama Extends US Sanctions Against Iran," 13 March 2009

Edward Yeranian, "Iranian President Shrugs Off US Renewal of Sanctions," Voice of America News, March 13, 2009

Andrew Sullivan, "$30 Billion For Israel's Military," Atlantic Online, 13 March 2009

Associated Press, "Iran to respond if US policy shift proves genuine," 13 March 2009

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Obama 'Letter' To Supreme Leader Generates Iran Debate," 13 March 2009

Roula Khalaf, "Iran's many reformists boost Ahmadi-Nejad," Financial Times, 13 March 2009

United Press International, "Iranian leader says sanctions no problem," 13 March 2009

2009--14 March

Fred Guterl, "Missile Creep," Newsweek, March 14, 2009

Associated Press, "Iran, China sign $3.2 billion gas deal," 14 March 2009

Forbes, "Iran inks 2.6 bln euro LNG deal with Chinese firms," 14 March 2009

George Jahn, "Iran oil minister: Too much oil on the market," Associated Press, 14 March 2009

The Weekly Standard, "Iranian Qods Force Operatives Captured In Iraq," 14 March 2009

David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, "Allies’ Clocks Tick Differently on Iran," New York Times, March 14, 2009

2009--15 March

Doyle McManus, "A 'back channel' appeal to Iran," Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Saudi Arabia asks Iran to stay out of Arab affairs," 15 March 2009

AFP, "Saudi FM criticises Tehran," 15 March 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Ahmadinejad's Message To Saudi King Abdallah," 15 March 2009

AFP, "Morocco accuses Iran of cultural infiltration," 15 March 2009

Al-Arabiya, "Iran not welcomed at Doha Arab summit," 15 March 2009

Los Angeles Times, "IRAN: Despite sanctions, business as usual," 15 March 2009

Roger Cohen, "Iran, Jews and pragmatism," International Herald Tribune, 15 March 2009

2009--16 March

Carola Hoyos, "Wary Opec decides against deeper cuts," Financial Times, March 16, 2009

Lionel Laurent, "Sanctions Keep Lid On Iran-China Deal," Forbes, 16 March 2009

Mariam Memarsadeghi and Akbar Atri, "Iran Issue No. 1," Washington Post, March 16, 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Reform Candidate Withdraws in Iran," New York Times, 16 March 2009

Reuters, "US forces shot down Iranian drone-Iraq official," 16 March 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran's parliament defies Ahmadinejad on budget," 16 March 2009

Wayne White, "Much can go wrong for Obama on Iran and Iraq," Daily Star (Lebanon), March 16, 2009

Tariq Alhomayed, "Speaking of Iran," Asharq Alawsat, March 16, 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran ready to help settle Nagorno-Karabakh dispute," 16 March 2009

Amir Oren, "Pentagon chief: Israeli attack on Iran would endanger Mideast," Ha'aretz, March 15, 2009

2009--17 March

Tehran Times, "Iran, Russia ink energy MOU," 17 March 2009

The Economist, "Politics in Iran: Stepping aside in Iran," 17 March 2009

International Herald Tribune, "Iran says knows nothing on drone US shot down," 17 March 2009

Anthony Shadid, "US Downed Iranian Drone Over Iraq," Washington Post, March 17, 2009

Washington Post, "Iran's Khatami says out of presidential race," 17 March 2009

Barry Schweid, "Study cautions against relying on Arab kingdom," Associated Press, 17 March 2009

AFP, "Iran FM calls oil price 'unjust': report," 17 March 2009

CNN, "UK PM issues Iran sanctions warning," 17 March 2009

Kim Ghattas, "US policy towards Iran shaping up," BBC News, March 17, 2009

Paolo Cotta-Ramusino, "Bringing Iran into the nuclear family," Guardian, 17 March 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Syria says relations with Iran will remain strong," 17 March 2009

Dan Williams, "Israel could use ballistic missiles against Iran-report," Reuters, March 17, 2009

Neil MacFarquhar, "U.N. Official Attacks Western Policies on Iran and Sudan," New York Times, March 17, 2009

Patrick Worsnip, "U.N. official says U.S. "demonizes" Iranian leader," Reuters, 17 March 2009

2009--18 March

Thomas Erdbrink, "Khatami Pulls Out of Presidential Race," Washington Post, March 18, 2009

Natasha Mozgovaya, "Report: IDF chief gave U.S. fresh intel on Iran nukes program," Ha'aretz, 18 March 2009

Hilary Leila Krieger, "'Israel could attack Iran with missiles'," Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2009

Center for Research on Globalization, "Israeli army ordered to devise Iran war," 18 March 2009

Roger Chapin, "Destroy nuclear facilities now," Washington Times, March 18, 2009

Ladane Nasseri, "Iran Rejects UK Pressure to End Uranium Enrichment Program," Bloomberg, 18 March 2009

Philip P. Pan and Karen DeYoung, "Russia Signaling Interest in Deal on Iran, Analysts Say," Washington Post, 18 March 2009

Xinhua, "Russia denies delivering S-300 missiles to Iran," 18 March 2009

Associated Press, "Reports: Russia confirms Iran missile contract," 18 March 2009

Xinhua, "Iran's presidential candidate vows to follow Khatami's reformist path," 18 March 2009

Sue Pleming, "US plans soon to ease ban on contacts with Iran," Reuters, 18 March 2009

Edward Yeranian, "Syria Offers to Mediate With Iran," Voice of America News, 18 March 2009

Sue Pleming, "Clinton not planning Iran meeting at conference," Reuters, 18 March 2009

Thomas Crimmins, "Analysis: US deployment of F-22 may give Iran nuclear diplomacy more time," Jerusalem Post, 18 March 2009

2009--19 March

Ha'aretz, "Khatami: Iranian opposition must unite to replace Ahmadinejad," 19 March 2009

Mehdi Khalaji, "Forget Iran's president, the power is Ayatollah Khamenei's," Daily Star (Lebanon), March 18, 2009

Pepe Escobar, "Another round of Ahmadineboom," Asia Times, 19 March 2009

Ayman El-Amir, "Éminence grise," Al-Ahram, 19 March 2009

International Herald Tribune, "The only option for Iran," 19 March 2009

Yossi Melman, "What we mean when we talk about Iran nukes," Ha'aretz, March 18, 2009

2009--20 March

BBC News, "Iran seeking change in US policy," 20 March 2009

Voice of America News, "EU Has High Hopes for US Message to Iran," 20 March 2009

Debbi Wilgoren and Thomas Erdbrink, "Obama Reaches Out to Iran With Holiday Video Message," Washington Post, 20 March 2009

Reuters, "Iran says wants fundamental U.S. policy change," 20 March 2009

BBC News, "Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'," 20 March 2009

Yossi Melman, "Report: IDF commandos infiltrated alleged Syria nuke facility," Ha'aretz, 20 March 2009

Alexander G. Higgins, "Report: Iranian defector tipped Syrian nuke plans," Associated Press, 20 March 2009

The Economist, "America and Iran: Reaching out to Iran," 20 March 2009

Middle East Times (Egypt), "Moscow: No ill intent in Iran's nukes," 20 March 2009

2009--21 March

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Full text of Obama's address to Iranian people and leaders," 21 March 2009

Washington Post, "Differing U.S. Presidential Statements for Persian New Year," 21 March 2009

Daniel Dombey, Roula Khalaf, and Monavar Khalaj, "Obama seeks fresh start with Iran," Financial Times, 21 March 2009

Zahra Hosseinian and Fredrik Dahl, "Iran to US: 'You change, our behavior will change'," Reuters, 21 March 2009

BBC News, "Iran demands change in US policy," 21 March 2009

James Fallows, "What if the Israelis bomb Iran?" Atlantic Online, 21 March 2009

AFP, "'No proof' Iran seeks atom bomb: Russian minister," 21 March 2009

2009--22 March

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran's Supreme Leader Rebuffs Obama," Washington Post, March 22, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Arab League slams Iran's 'provocation'," 22 March 2009

BBC News, "Hamas chief hails Obama approach," 22 March 2009

Jephraim P. Gundzik, "The Ties That Bind China, Russia and Iran," Japan Focus, March 22, 2009

2009--23 March

Tony Karon, "Obama's Overture to Iran: Why Khamenei Won't Budge," Time, March 23, 2009

Yoram Ettinger, "Iran targets the US," Jerusalem Post, 23 March 2009

David J. Rothkopf, "Détente without deterrence? You call that 'realism'?" Foreign Policy, 23 March 2009

John R. Bolton, "Iran's Axis of Nuclear Evil," American Enterprise Institute, March 23, 2009

Abdullah Iskandar, "The Dilemma of the US-Iranian Dialogue," Dar Al-Hayat, 23 March 2009

Fred Weir, "Russia sees chance to boost US ties," Christian Science Monitor, 23 March 2009

Xinhua, "France supports Obama's efforts to seek "constructive" ties with Iran, 23 March 2009

Amir Taheri, "Iran Has Started a Mideast Arms Race," Wall Street Journal, 23 March 2009

Avi Issacharoff, Amos Harel and Fadi Eyadat, "PA source: Iran-backed group may be behind Haifa bomb attempt," Ha'aretz, 23 March 2009

Voice of America News, "Iran Sanctions Renewed," 23 March 2009

Habib Trabelsi, "Saudi Shiite militants: crush them or extend hand," Middle East Online, March 23, 2009

2009--24 March

Bridget Kendall, "Insight: How do you dissuade Iran?" BBC News, March 23, 2009

Gerald F. Seib, "Message to Iran Shows Strategy Shift," Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2009

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Obama's effort to engage with Iran has already hit a brick wall," March 23, 2009

Xinhua, "India, Iran and Russia mull co-op against Taliban," 24 March 2009

Bill Kristol, "Obama Persists on Iran," Washington Post, 24 March 2009

AFP, "Obama expects 'steady progress' with Iran," March 24, 2009

Terry Frieden, "3 Irish men charged with exporting military equipment to Iran," CNN, March 24, 2009

Hassan Alaoui, "Morocco clamps down on Shiites," Associated Press, March 24, 2009

Middle East Media Research Institute, "Morocco Cuts Off Diplomatic Relations with Iran, Accuses It of Spreading Shi'ism in the Country," No. 2294, March 24, 2009

2009--25 March

Xinhua, "U.S.-Iran dialogue necessary but not easy, says expert," 25 March 2009

Reuters, "Obama says expects steady progress on Iran," 25 March 2009

Osama Al Sharif, "Obama’s message to Iran," Arab News, March 25, 2009

Wall Street Journal, "Pain Iran Can Believe In," 25 March 2009

AFP, "Iran able to build nuclear bomb in year: Israel," March 25, 2009

Middle East Times, "Iran lashes out at nuclear critics," March 25, 2009

Reuters, "Maliki says Iraq no place for PKK, Iranian rebels," 25 March 2009

AFP, "Obama's envoy pick: Iran is real problem for Iraq," March 25, 2009

Iran Watch, "Memorandum of Understanding between the Trade Promotion Programs Division of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations and the Export Development Bank of Iran," March 25, 2009

2009--26 March

Economist, "America and Iran The tantalising prospect of reconciliation," March 26, 2009

Yaakov Lappin, "Analysis: Iranian nuclear threat, Hamas and Hizbullah rockets pose greatest challenges in '09," Jerusalem Post, 26 March 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Europe out of step with US over Iran," Asia Times, March 26, 2009

Amos Harel, "In bombing Sudan, Israel sends message to Iran," Ha'aretz, 26 March 2009

Reuters, "Iran to attend Afghan meet, seeks regional solution," 26 March 2009

Alan Cowell, "Atomic Agency Fails to Choose New Head on First Ballots," New York Times, March 26, 2009

Aljazeera, "US Iraq nominee issues Iran warning," 26 March 2009

The Arabist, "CBS says Israel, not US, behind Sudan strike," 26 March 2009

Ravi Khanna, "South Asia to Benefit If US-Iran Rapprochement Takes Place," Voice of America News, 26 March 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Sudan: Strike obliterates Iranian ship at sea," 26 March 2009

United Press International, "Report: Airstrike exposes Iran arms chain," 26 March 2009

2009--27 March

The Weekly Standard, "Dems Warn Obama on Iran," March 27, 2009

David Blair, "Iran should seize chance for talks with US, David Miliband says," Telegraph, March 27, 2009

Middle East Times, "Detente with Iran last option?" March 27, 2009

Shahar Ilan, "MI chief: Iran has crossed nuclear threshold," Ha'aretz, March 27, 2009

Herb Keinon, "Officials: Israel would prefer Japan's Amano to head IAEA," Jerusalem Post, 27 March 2009

Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim, "Iran to join talks on stabilizing Afghanistan," Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2009

AFP, "Iran at Afghan meeting a 'step forward': US envoy," 27 March 2009

Nedra Pickler, "US judge orders Iran to pay $25M for Hamas killing," Associated Press, 27 March 2009

BBC News, "Iran and Nato end 30-year impasse," 27 March 2009

Frederik Dahl and Zahra Hosseinian, "Iran Plans to Attend Forum on Afghanistan," Washington Post, 27 March 2009

2009--28 March

Phil Wilayto, "Did Iran Really Reject Obama's Overture?" AlterNet, March 28, 2009

Washington Post, "IAEA Fails to Elect New Leader," 28 March 2009

AFP, "US, Iran could work together in Afghanistan: official," 28 March 2009

Ernesto Londoño, "Iraq Plans to Relocate Iran Opposition Group," Washington Post, 28 March 2009

Xinhua, "Venezuelan president to visit Qatar, Iran, Japan," 28 March 2009

Fadi Eyadat, "'Germany soft on Iran due to financial considerations'," Ha'aretz, 28 March 2009

2009--29 March

Pirouz Mojtahedzadeh and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, "A new season in Iran relations," Boston Globe, March 29, 2009

Times Online, "Iran missile experts in North Korea 'to help with rocket launch'," March 29, 2009

Andrew Hammond, "Arab summit to back Bashir, ease divide over Iran," Washington Post, March 29, 2009

Christina Lamb, "US and Iran open Afghanistan peace talks," The Sunday Times, March 29, 2009

AFP, "Iran nuke 'a couple of years' away: Petraeus," 29 March 2009

2009--30 March

AFP, "Gates prefers sanctions to diplomacy for Iran," 30 March 2009

Global Security Newswire, "Sanctions Key to Resolving Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Gates Says," 30 March 2009

Liang Youchang and Mehdi Bagheri, "Path to restore U.S.-Iran relations 'rough'," Xinhua, 30 March 2009

Michael Singh, "Af-Pak is important, but not as much as Iran," Foreign Policy, March 30, 2009

Munyema Hasan, "Iran on the table," The Daily Star, 30 March 2009

Valerie Lincy, "Iran criticizes U.S. overture," Iran Watch, March 30, 2009

2009--31 March

DEBKA File, "Israel: Iran is only months away from building a nuke, has ballistic warhead capability," 31 March 2009

Sue Pleming, "Iran, in gesture to US, promises help on drugs," Reuters, 31 March 2009

Reuters, "Iran says more troops in Afghanistan 'ineffective'," 31 March 2009

Sue Pleming, "US meets Iran delegate," Reuters, March 31, 2009

AFP, "Iranian missile experts in N. Korea," 31 March 2009

Mark Landler, "Obama Administration Has First Face-to-Face Contact With Iran," New York Times, March 31, 2009

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, "Iran to the U.S.: Where we go now," Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2009

Paul Richter, "Iran has interest in a stable Afghanistan, Clinton says," Los Angeles Times, 31 March 2009

Yossi Klein Halevi, "Bibi and Barack Can Unite on Iran," Wall Street Journal, 31 March 2009

Jeffrey Goldberg, "Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran—Or I Will," The Atlantic Online, 31 March 2009

Andrew Sullivan, "Netanyahu On Iran," The Atlantic Online, 31 March 2009

2009--1 April

Glenn Kessler, "Clinton Reveals Small Contacts With Iran," Washington Post, April 1, 2009

BBC News, "Iran denies US claims of meeting," 1 April 2009

Liam Stack, "Clinton says US met with Iran delegate," Christian Science Monitor, 1 April 2009

Andrew Hammond, "Gas-rich Qatar annoys Arabs with pro-Iran policy," Reuters, April 1, 2009

Glenn Kessler, "At Summit on Afghanistan, U.S. Extends a Hand to Iran," Washington Post, April 1, 2009

Tucker Reals, "Would Israel Attack Iran, Or Is Netanyahu 'Bluffing'?" CBS News, 1 April 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Israel muddies US-Iran momentum," Asia Times, 1 April 2009

Matthew Walter and Daniel Cancel, "Chavez to Inaugurate Development Bank With Iran’s Ahmadinejad," Bloomberg, 1 April 2009

Sinan Salaheddin, "Iraq blames neighbors for water shortage," AFP, 1 April 2009

Tony Capaccio, "Petraeus Says Israel Might Choose to Attack Iran," Bloomberg, 1 April 2009

United Press International, "Iran eyes European gas markets," 1 April 2009

Andrew Hammond, "Gas-rich Qatar annoys Arabs with pro-Iran policy," Reuters, 1 April 2009

Donna Abu-Nasr, "Saudi government cracks down on Shiite dissidents," Associated Press, 1 April 2009

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Netanyahu Prepared To Go It Alone On Iran," 1 April 2009

2009--2 April

Demetri Sevastopulo, "Pentagon sees time as ally in disarming Tehran's nuclear plan," Financial Times, April 2, 2009

Tarek El-Tablawy, "Iran uses oil to woo allies abroad," Forbes, April 2, 2009

Wall Street Journal, "Total CEO:Iran South Pars Terms Not Attractive Enough," 2 April 2009

United Press International, "Iran urges haste on Syrian gas deal," April 2, 2009

Demetri Sevastopulo, "Israel expected to hold back on Iran as diplomacy runs its course," Financial Times, April 2, 2009

Amotz Asa-El, "Middle Israel: As Obama goes to Iran," Jerusalem Post, 2 April 2009

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "The U.S.-Iran Meeting That Wasn't," 2 April 2009

Simon McGregor-Wood, "Israel FM: 'If You Want Peace, Prepare for War'," ABC News, 2 April 2009

Middle East Media Research Monitor, "Ahmadinejad in Response to Obama: 'Any Hand Outstretched to Attack Us Will Be Cut Off'," No. 2305, April 2, 2009

Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, "A security regime," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), 2 April 2009

Tony Capaccio, "Petraeus Says Iran No Threat Now to Oil Traffic in Persian Gulf," Bloomberg, April 2, 2009

2009--3 April

Daily Times (Pakistan), "Israel might choose to attack Iran: Petraeus," 3 April 2009

Richard Beeston, "Only Obama can save Iran from Israeli bombs," The Times, April 3, 2009

Amir Oren, "US green light for Israeli attack on Iran will have to wait," Ha'aretz, April 3, 2009

Hilary Leila Krieger, "Why is Gates downplaying Iran strike?" Jerusalem Post, 3 April 2009

AFP, "Iran, Venezuela launch joint development bank," 3 April 2009

Anand Gopal, "US-Iran thaw could bolster Afghanistan rebuilding efforts," Christian Science Monitor, 3 April 2009

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran looks through Obama's poker face," Asia Times, April 3, 2009

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Time to reassess the Arab Peace Initiative in view of Israel's new cabinet," 3 April 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Who killed Annapolis?" 3 April 2009

Associated Press, "Obama urges Russian cooperation on Iran," 3 April 2009

George Jahn, "IAEA split over new chief, Iran, Syria," Associated Press, 3 April 2009

Louis Charbonneau, "Clock ticks for Iran despite Obama's offer of talks," Reuters, April 3, 2009

Dorian Jones, "Turkey's Ties to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Middle East Give Importance to Obama Visit," Voice of America News, 03 April 2009

The National (UAE), "Iran’s influence and US options in the Gulf," 3 April 2009

Associated Press, "NYPD sees threat in Israel-Iran tensions," 3 April 2009

United Press International, "Iran says arms seizure illegal," 3 April 2009

The Associated Press, "A look at North Korea's missile arsenal," April 3, 2009

2009--4 April

Tehran Times, "Senior U.S., Iranian officials meet at Afghanistan Conference," 4 April 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran denies meeting with U.S. representative in The Hague," 4 April 2009

François Nicoullaud, "Reasoning with Iran," Daily Times (Pakistan), 4 April 2009

2009--5 April

Jackson Diehl, "Obama, Going Along to Get Along," Washington Post, April 5, 2009

Helene Cooper and David E. Sanger, "Obama Seizes on Missile Launch in Seeking Nuclear Cuts," New York Times, April 5, 2009

Natasha Mozgovaya, "'To Iran, Israel is not a goal, it's a tool'," Ha'aretz, 5 April 2009

Reuters, "Obama says U.S. to push missile defence if Iran persists," 5 April 2009

Walter Pincus, "Obama Is Set to Speak on Global Arms Control," Washington Post, April 5, 2009

New York Times, "Diplomacy on the Sidelines," 5 April 2009

2009--6 April

Christi Parsons and Tom Hamburger, "Obama pledges to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons," Los Angeles Times, 6 April 2009

AFP, "Obama warns Iran," 6 April 2009

FOX News, "Iran Defends N. Korea Rocket Launch as a Right," 6 April 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Iranian Foreign Ministry defends North Korean rocket launch," 6 April 2009

Washington Post, "Iran criticizes Obama, calls on US to scrap nuclear arms," 6 April 2009

AFP, "Mousavi vows to change Iran's 'extremist image'," 6 April 2009

Nazila Fathi, "Iranian Presidential Candidate Calls Ahmadinejad an Extremist," New York Times, 6 April 2009

BBC News, "Kazakhstan in nuclear bank offer," 6 April 2009

2009--7 April

Thomas Erdbrink, "Ahmadinejad Rival Calls For Increased Freedoms," Washington Post, April 7, 2009

United Press International, "Japan leader: US 'weak-kneed' on N.Korea," 7 April 2009

Walter Pincus and Mary Beth Sheridan, "After Launch, US Stance Veers Between Tough and Dismissive," Washington Post, April 7, 2009

Jane Arraf, "Invited by Saddam: Iranian opposition members refuse to leave Iraq outpost," Christian Science Monitor, April 7, 2009

John Eligon and William J. Broad, "Indictment Says Banned Materials Sold to Iran," New York Times, April 7, 2009

Nassrine Azimi, "One Islamic Identity, Two Distinct Paths," New York Times, April 7, 2009

Sue Pleming, "Major powers look at new ways to coax Iran," Reuters, 7 April 2009

US, Department of the Treasury, "Treasury designates iranian proliferation network and identifies new aliases," April 7, 2009

US, Department of the Treasury, "Indictment of a chinese citizen and his company for violation of sanctions against iran," New York County District Attorney's Office, April 7, 2009

Iran Watch, "Tracking the world's efforts to punish Iranian proliferators," April 7, 2009

2009--8 April

Todd Crowell, "The missile fizzles of April," Asia Times, 8 April 2009

Yaakov Katz, "Israel successfully tests Arrow 2 defense system," Jerusalem Post, April 8, 2009

Colum Lynch, "Chinese Firm Indicted in Sales to Iran," Washington Post, April 8, 2009

Tehran Times, "Iran, Kazakhstan ink five cooperation deals," 8 April 2009

Paul Richter, "Biden warns Israel off any attack on Iran," Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009

2009--9 April

Aluf Benn, "Obama team readying for confrontation with Netanyahu," Ha'aretz, 9 April 2009

Robert Mackey, "Iran’s Nuclear Technology Day, Happy for Some," New York Times, 9 April 2009

AFP, "Iran opposition risks torture if repatriated: NGO," 9 April 2009

Lord Corbett, "Iranian Interference in Iraq," Asharq Alawsat, April 9, 2009

Martin Sieff, "Obama, Gates take aim at Israel's Arrow-3 missile," United Press International, April 9, 2009

Wall Street Journal, "Morgenthau vs. Tehran," April 9, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "China defends nuke proliferation controls," April 9, 2009

Xinhua, "China opposes U.S. sanctions on company with alleged Iran link," 9 April 2009

2009--10 April

AFP, "France concerned over Iranian nuclear boast," 10 April 2009

Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim, "Iran touts nuclear technology gains," Los Angeles Times, 10 April 2009

AFP, "Israel wants time limit on Iran nuclear talks," 10 April 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Silvan Shalom: Dialogue with Iran an attempt to buy time," 10 April 2009

Thomas Erdbrink and Mary Beth Sheridan, "Ahmadinejad Claims Progress In Iranian Nuclear Program," Washington Post, April 10, 2009

Ha'aretz, "Successful Arrow II test could mean continued U.S. funding," 10 April 2009

2009--11 April

Rami G. Khouri, "Iran should reciprocate Obama's courage," Daily Star (Lebanon), April 11, 2009

New Straits Times (Malaysia), "Using the voice of reason to reach out to Iran," 11 April 2009

2009--12 April

Xinhua, "Iran now has complete cycle for processing nuclear fuel: president," 12 April 2009

2009--13 April

Roane Carey, "Don't Flash the Yellow Light: Mixed Messages from Washington Could Lead to Catastrophe in Iran," Mother Jones, 13 April 2009

AFP, "Iran 'a master chess player' in nuclear talks: Israel," April 13, 2009

2009--15 April

Jerusalem Post, "'Obama considering Iran policy shift'." 15 April 2009

Andrew Sullivan, "Nukes And Iran," Atlantic Online, 15 April 2009

Asharq Alawsat, "Russia Not Supplying Air Defence Systems to Iran," 15 April 2009

2009--16 April

Associated Press, "Israel Pres: No military fix to Iran nuclear plans," 16 April 2009

Paul Richter, "Gates warns against Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities," Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2009

2009--17 April

Yossi Melman, "Iwould advise Netanyahu to attack Iran," Ha'aretz, 17 April 2009

2009--18 April

Sheera Frenkel, "Israel stands ready to bomb Iran's nuclear sites," The Times, April 18, 2009

2009--24 April

United Press International, "Moscow warning saves Iranian warplanes," April 24, 2009

2009--26 April

Andrew Sullivan, "Ahmadinejad Accepts Israel?" Atlantic Online, 26 April 2009

Elisabeth Bumiller, "Iran Preparing Response to Nuclear Talks Offer," New York Times, April 26, 2009

Ha'aretz, "Ahmadinejad: Obama support of 'Gaza massacre' was big mistake," 26 April 2009

Zvi Bar'el, "No need to use Iran as excuse for 'regional peace'," Ha'aretz, April 26, 2009

International Middle East Media Center, "Egyptian media: Israel bombed Iranian arms ship allegedly headed for Gaza, April 26, 2009

2009--27 April

Robert Wielaard, "EU hails new US openness to Iran," Washington Post, 27 April 2009

AFP, "US Senators target Iran's gasoline imports," 27 April 2009

Mark Urban, "Towards a common language," BBC News, 27 April 2009

Jay Solomon, "U.S. Seeks to Assure Arabs on Iran," Wall Street Journal, 27 April 2009

Jerusalem Post, "'Iran will honor any two-state decision'," 27 April 2009

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Clinton Reassures Arab Allies as Iran, Syria Outreach Begins," Bloomberg, 27 April 2009

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Clinton's visit showed that new US thinking has yet to materialize," April 27, 2009

Asharq Alawsat, "Ahmadinejad: Iran Ready to Back Mideast Peace Deal, 27 April 2009

Michael Rubin, "Iran, the United States, and 'Incidents at Sea'," National Review, 27 April 2009

2009--28 April

Shahir Shahidsaless, "White House miscalculations linger," Asia Times, April 28, 2009

Daily Star (Bangladesh), "Iran's remark on Israel 'interesting'," 28 April 2009

Katya Adler, "Is Israel heading for clash with US?" BBC News, 28 April 2009

Wall Street Journal, "Bill Would Give Pres Power To Sanction Foreign Oil Cos On Iran," 28 April 2009

Muhammad Sahimi, "Iran’s Power Struggle," New York Times, April 28, 2009

Scott MacLeod, "Has Ahmadinejad Softened His Position on Israel?" Time, April 28, 2009

Shalhevet Zohar, "Barak: Iran is a threat to entire world," Jerusalem Post, April 28, 2009

Anderson Cooper, "Iran’s new target: Egypt," CNN, April 28, 2009

Adla Massoud, "US allies in 'rivalry' with Iran," Aljazeera, April 28, 2009

Ha'aretz, "Egyptian paper: Iranian arms ship bound for Gaza destroyed off Sudan," April 28, 2009

2009--29 April

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "US and Iran stuck at pre-dialogue," Asia Times, April 29, 2009

Hilary Leila Krieger, "Congress looks to bolster Iran sanctions," Jerusalem Post, 29 April 2009

Bradley Burston, "Could the Taliban get the bomb before Iran does?" Ha'aretz, 29 April 2009

Washington Post, "Israel's Peres sees containment for a nuclear Iran," April 29, 2009

Thomas Omestad, "Obama Faces Long Odds on Iran Diplomacy," U.S. News & World Report, April 29, 2009

Xinhua, "Iran, Venezuela review ways to expand defense ties," 29 April 2009

Robert Mackey, "North Korea Duels With Iran for Attention," New York Times, April 29, 2009

BBC News, "US Gulf envoy makes first visit," 29 April 2009

Washington Post, "Israel's Peres sees containment for a nuclear Iran," 29 April 2009

2009--30 April

Luke Pachymuthu, "Iran's May gasoline imports up 37 pct on yr," Guardian, April 30, 2009

Ha'aretz, "Peres: Bombing Iran may not be the 'best solution'," April 30, 2009

Shahir Shahidsaless, "Obama may need Ahmadinejad after all," Asia Times, April 30, 2009

Jerusalem Post, "Mubarak warns against tampering with Egypt," 30 April 2009

Dina Ezzat, "Better times ahead?" al-Ahram Weekly, 30 April 2009

Kuwait Times, "Egypt warns Iran, Hezbollah," 30 April 2009