Documents on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
1 May 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


2008--1 May

Khalid al-Ansary and Waleed Ibrahim, "Iraq PM sends team to Iran to discuss militias," National Post, (Canada), 1 May 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iran files protest at UN over Hillary Clinton's 'obliterate' comment," International Herald Tribune, 1 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Azerbaijan releases Russian equipment for Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant," 1 May 2008

The Economic Times, "Iran calls for deepening its cultural bonds with India," 1 May 2008

Haroon Siddique, "Iraqi delegation to confront Iran over claims," The Guardian, 1 May 2008

FoxNews, "Israeli Minister: Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb Technology Within Months," 1 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Israeli Cabinet minister: Iran could have nuclear bomb technology this year," 1 May 2008

Mathhew Yglesias, "The Iran Factor," The Atlantic.com, 1 May 2008

2008--2 May

Daniel Flitton, "Iran tops US list of terror sponsors," The Age (Australia), May 2, 2008

Pepe Escobar, "How under-the-gun Iran plays it cool," Asia Times Online, May 2, 2008

Siddharth Srivastava, "India raises a toast to Iran," Asia Times, 2 May 2008

Alexandra Zavis, "Iraq sends team to Iran to discuss U.S. accusations," Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2008

Elaine Sciolino, "Big powers to offer sweeteners to Iran," International Herald Tribune, May 2, 2008

The Washington Times, "'We will act,' Peres warns," 2 May 2008

2008--3 May

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran moving into the big league," Asia Times Online, May 2, 2008

AFP, "Iran demands halt to US attacks in Iraq," May 3, 2008

Mary Jordan and Robin Wright, "Major Powers Offer Iran New Incentives," Washington Post, May 2, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Lebanese politician calls for the Iranian ambassador's expulsion," May 3, 2008

AFP, "Shell, Repsol seek way out of Iran gas deal: report," May 3, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Hakim's son on Tehran, Baghdad, Washington tangle," 3 May 2008

2008--4 May

Michael Smith, "United States is drawing up plans to strike on Iranian insurgency camp," The Times, 4 May 2008

Waleed Ibrahim, "Iraq says to probe claims of Iran meddling," Washington Post, May 4, 2008

Sameer N. Yacoub, "Iraqi official says Iran arms evidence not conclusive," The Associated Press, May 4, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Hakim's son on Tehran, Baghdad, Washington tangle," May 4, 2008

Reuters, "Iran's annual inflation rises to 24.2 percent," 4 May 2008

The Jerusalem Post, "UK paper: Breakthrough reached in intel on Iran," 4 May 2008

Haaretz, "Israel spy chief said to host U.K. counterpart for talks on Iran," 4 May 2008

2008--5 May

Rebecca Torr, "US hails Bahrain's anti-terror battle," Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), 5 May 2008

Mark Kukis and Abigail Hauslohner, "Doubting the Evidence Against Iran," Time, May. 05, 2008

Voice of America News, "Iran: Talks With US on Security in Iraq Useless," 5 May 2008

Dean Yates, "Hezbollah training Iraqis in Iran: US military," Reuters, May 5, 2008

Tom Engelhardt, "The last war and the next one," Asia Times Online, May 5, 2008

Hossein Jaseb, "Iran says new talks with US on Iraq meaningless," Washington Post, May 5, 2008

AFP, "Hezbollah training Iraqi fighters: report," May 5, 2008

Scott Peterson and Howard LaFranchi, "Iraq increasingly finds itself caught between U.S. and Iran," Christian Science Monitor, 5 May 2008

Middle East Online, "Iran refuses US talks until Iraq attacks stop," 5 May 2008

Xinhua, "Iran warns Europe not to cross 'red lines'," 5 May 2008

AFP, "Iran to reject any nuclear offer 'that violates rights'," May 5, 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iran: Tehran Set To Reject Nuclear Incentives Offer By World Powers," 5 May 2008

AFP, "Iran ex-president under fire over comments on insurgents," May 5, 2008

U.S. News & World Report, "The US Blames Iran for Training Iraqi Extremists Who Kill Americans," May 5, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "US: Lebanese Hezbollah group training Iraqi Shiite extremists in Iran," 5 May 2008

AFP, "Israel's Peres says nuclear Iran would be 'nightmare'," May 5, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "President Shimon Peres likens Iranian nuclear threat to Hitler," 5 May 2008

Alexander G. Higgins, "Iran rejects nuclear inspections unless Israel allows them," The Associated Press, 5 May 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Iran Seems to Reject West’s Offer," New York Times, 5 May 2008

Patrick Quinn, "US: Hezbollah training Iraqi Shiite extremists in Iran," The Associated Press, May 5, 2008

Fouad Ajami, "Iran Must Finally Pay a Price," Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2008

2008--6 May

Alissa J. Rubin, "Iran Halts Talks With U.S. on Iraq," New York Times, 6 May 2008

Tehran Times, "Russia, China dispute Britain’s remarks on Iran," 6 May 2008

M K Bhadrakumar, "Energized Iran builds more bridges," Asia Times, 6 May 2008

Damien McElroy, "John Bolton: US should bomb Iranian camps," Telegraph, May 6, 2008

Frederic J. Frommer, "US-Russia pact faces opposition in Congress," The Associated Press, May 6, 2008

Peter Finn, "US, Russia Sign Pact On Nuclear Cooperation," Washington Post, May 6, 2008

BBC News, "Iran hardliners condemn Khatami," 6 May 2008

AFP, "Oil records shattered as price spike extends," May 6, 2008

Reuters, "Iran visa issue defused, smoothing atom pact talks," May 6, 2008

Kevin Drum, "Iran And Iraq," CBS News, May 6, 2008

Afghanistan Conflict Monitor, "Iran Seeking To Keep Afghanistan Unstable: US Official," 6 May 2008

2008--7 May

William Arkin, "The Iran Consensus Grows More Dangerous," Washington Post, 7 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, "US-Iran security talks postponed indefinitely, Iraq reports," May 7, 2008

Greg Bruno, "A War of Words with Iran," Council on Foreign Relations, May 7, 2008

The Washington Times, "Iran's bloody hands," 7 May 2008

Nazlia Fathi, "Iran: What Does ‘Exporting the Revolution’ Mean?" New York Times, May 7, 2008

Mark N. Katz, "Should the US strike back at Iran?" Middle East Times (Egypt), May 6, 2008

Mandeep Singh, "Iran's N-plant to start in September," Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), 7 May 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran officially invites Iraqi PM to visit Tehran: SIIC official," 7 May 2008

Anne Gearan, "5 nations may present new Iran offer in person," The Associated Press, May 7, 2008

Robert Scheer, "Battle of the Hawks," AlterNet, May 7, 2008.

AFP, "British court ruling will affect Iran opposition in US: source," May 7, 2008

Voice of America News, "Iraqi Foreign Minister Stresses Importance of US-Iran Security Talks," 07 May 2008

AFP, "Iran says April mosque blast a bombing, suspects held," May 7, 2008

Michael Hirsh, "Target: Iran?" Newsweek, 7 May 2008

AFP, "Iran condemns British ruling on resistance group," May 7, 2008

Kathleen Ridolfo, "Iraq: Foreign Fighters Continue To Wreak Havoc," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 7 May 2008

2008--8 May

Saif Nasrawi, "Walking a tightrope," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), May 8, 2008

Tina Susman, "U.S.-Iran talks impossible amid tensions, Iraq says," Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2008

Daniel Brumberg, "Thinking Boldly about Iran," Washington Post, 8 May 2008

Reuters, "Russia joins U.N. economic sanctions on Iran," May 8, 2008

Forbes, "World oil prices strike fresh record," 8 May 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Ahmadinejad Criticized for Saying Long-Ago Imam Mahdi Leads Iran," Washington Post, May 8, 2008

Tehran Times, "No incentive can convince Iran to forgo its nuclear rights: envoy," 8 May 2008

Edmund Blair, "Ahmadinejad under fire from Iran's clerics," Scotsman, 08 May 2008

Julian Borger, "Iran offers nuclear deal but refuses to stop enrichment," The Guardian, 8 May 2008

Sue Pleming, "US declines to help present nuclear deal to Iran," International Herald Tribune, 8 May 2008

The Economist, "Iraq, Iran and the United States: Whose side are they all on?" 8 May 2008

AFP, "Iran 'blames monarchists for mosque blast'," May 8, 2008

John F. Burns, "Iranian Exiles Aren’t Terrorist Group, British Court Says," New York Times, May 8, 2008

Tehran Times, "Tehran protests to Iraq over three Iranian islands," 8 May 2008

2008--9 May

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Accuses U.S., Britain In Fatal Blast," Washington Post, May 9, 2008

Xinhua, "UN Security Council urges calm, restraint in Lebanon," 9 May 2008

AFP, "US: Hezbollah must be 'accountable' for Lebanon unrest," May 9, 2008

Whitehouse.gov, "Statement on the Violence on Beirut," 9 May 2008

Statement by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "United States Condemns Violence in Lebanon," Washington, DC, May 9, 2008

Seyed Mohammad Marandi, "Legitimising terror," The Guardian, 9 May 2008

AFP, "Iran accuses US, Israel of provoking Lebanon violence," May 9, 2008

Adam Pletts and Damien McElroy, "'Iran backs Hizbollah fighters in Lebanon'," Telegraph, May 9, 2008

Charles Recknagel, "Lebanon: Increasing Violence Raising US Concerns Over Iran," RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, May 9, 2008

David Schenker, "Tensions Spike in Lebanon: Showdown between Hizballah and the State," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 9, 2008

2008--10 May

United Press International, "Iran blames U.S., Israel for Lebanon," 10 May 2008

The Independent, "Robert Fisk: Hizbollah rules west Beirut in Iran's proxy war with US," 10 May 2008

2008--11 May

Jerusalem Post, "Iran refuses to strop enriching uranium," 11 May 2008

Adam Pletts, "Iran's hand seen in Lebanese 'coup'," The Age (Australia), 11 May 2008

AFP, "Iran, IAEA to resume nuclear talks: envoy," May 11, 2008

2008--12 May

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Iran, IAEA resume talks in Tehran," May 12, 2008

Farid Iman and Kamran Beigi, "Tehran's asymmetrical war against the U.S.," Middle East Times, 12 May 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Middle East: Are Iran, Syria Playing Any Roles In Lebanon Fighting?" 12 May 2008

FAS Strategic Security Project Blog, "Thinking Big on Uranium and Iran," May 12, 2008

Boston Globe, "Strange bedfellows in Iraq," 12 May 2008

Reuters, "Total says still interested in Iran's South Pars," 12 May 2008

The Jerusalem Post, "Iran searches key oil field alone in snub of Western firms, sanctions," 12 May 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Interview with Anthony Cordesman, "Middle East: Are Iran, Syria Playing Any Roles In Lebanon Fighting?" 12 May 2008

2008--13 May

Waleed Ibrahim, "Iran involved in Sadr City truce, says Iraqi MP," Reuters, May 13, 2008

Iran Nuclear Watch, "Conyers Threatens Impeachment Hearings if President Attacks Iran," May 13, 2008

The Jerusalem Post, "Bush in context," 13 May 2008

Shmuel Rosner, "Interview with President Bush: the transcript," Ha'aretz, 13 May 2008

BBC News, "Oil hits new high on Iran fears," 13 May 2008

Letter to the UN Secretary-General, "The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Proposed Package for Constructive Negotiations," 13 May 2008

2008--14 May

Yara Bayoumy, "Lebanon set to cancel anti-Hezbollah measures," Swissinfo (Switzerland), May 14, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Dangerous times and encouraging signs," Interview with Augustus Richard Norton on the situation in Lebanon, 14 May 2008

Arab News (Saudi Arabia), "Hands Off Lebanon, Saud Tells Iran," May 14, 2008

Sami Moubayed, "A deadly miscalculation in Lebanon," Asia Times, May 14, 2008

Scott Stearns, "Bush Says Iran Behind Lebanese Fighting," Voice of America News, 14 May 2008

Thomas Friedman, "The New Cold War," New York Times, 14 May 2008

Jim Lobe, "Hezbollah's shots ring in Bush's ears," Asia Times, 14 May 2008

Voice of America News, "White House: No Security Guarantees for Iran in Nuclear Talks," 14 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Russia urges international partners to provide security guarantees for Iran," 14 May 2008

Hamza Hendawi and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, "`Angry' Iran sharpens tone with Baghdad's leaders," The Associated Press, 14 May 2008

Scott Peterson and Howard LaFranchi, "Iran shifts attention to brokering peace in Iraq," Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iran: Tehran, Riyadh Face Off Over Lebanon," 14 May 2008

2008--15 May

New York Times, "Lebanon at the Edge," 15 May 2008

Robert F. Worth, "Lebanon Reverses Decisions That Prompted Violence," New York Times, May 15, 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Lebanon reverses decisions that angered Hezbollah," Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iran: Ahmadinejad Says Israel Is 'Dying'," 15 May 2008

Karen DeYoung, "Gates: US Should Engage Iran With Incentives, Threats," Washington Post, 15 May 2008

AFP, "US seeks to pressure Iran, not give incentives: Pentagon," May 15, 2008

Eric Alterman, George Zornick, "Think Again: The Fire Next Time?" Center for American Progress, May 15, 2008

David Ignatius. "Iran is winning; can the US bolster the Arab center?" The Daily Star (Lebanon), 15 May 2008

AFP, "Bush says nuclear Iran would be 'unforgivable'," May 15, 2008

Anne Gearan, "Analysis: Ally bucks Bush on talking to terrorists," The Associated Press, May 15, 2008

Christian Science Monitor, "Iran pumps iron in the Middle East," 15 May 2008

Khody Akhavi, "Bush quick onto Lebanon blame-game," Asia Times, May 15, 2008

Jack Spencer, "Russia 123 Agreement: Not Ready for Primetime," The Heritage Foundation, WebMemo #1926, May 15, 2008

President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset, Jerusalem, 15 May 2008

2008--16 May

Tina Susman and Saif Rasheed, "4 Iranian Embassy workers hurt in Baghdad shooting," Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2008

Anthony Shadid and Alia Ibrahim, "Factions in Lebanon Agree to Meet for Talks," Washington Post, May 16, 2008

Pepe Escobar, "The US-Iran sound bite showdown," Asia Times, 16 May 2008

Karen DeYoung, "Iraq Finds Its Arab Neighbors Are Reluctant to Offer Embrace," Washington Post, May 16, 2008

2008--17 May

Australia.to, 24/7 News, "Iran strikes back at "Satanic Bush" as US prepares for war," May 17, 2008

Sami Moubayed, "Tehran ponders the spoils of victory," Asia Times May 16, 2008

Gordon Barthos, "Iran's bomb: The clock is ticking," Toronto Star, May 17, 2008

2008--18 May

Tehran Times, " Proposals show 5+1, Iran favor dialogue: analysts," 18 May 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iran: Tensions Rise As Tehran Expands Regional Influence," 18 May 2008

Janine Zacharia and Hans Nichols, "Bush Urges Opposition to Iranian Nuclear Program," Bloomberg, May 18, 2008

Anthony Shadid, "Hezbollah Emerges in Forefront of Power in Lebanon," Washington Post, May 17, 2008

DEBKAFile (Israel), "Israel’s Missed Boat in Lebanon, 18 May 2008

Alex Vatanka, "Iran: Tensions Rise As Tehran Expands Regional Influence," Radio Free EUrope/Radio Liberty, 18 May 2008

2008--19 May

David McKeeby, "Bush Finds Growing Mideast Agreement on Iran," America.gov, 19 May 2008

Ghassan Charbel, "Zarqawi at the Mediterranean," Dar Al-Hayat (Lebanon), 19 May 2008

Omid Memarian, "Why Republicans Might Attack Iran Before the General Elections," The Huffington Post, 19 May 2008

2008--20 May

Iran Nuclear Watch, "Jerusalem Post Article on Potential U.S. Military Attack," May 20, 2008

Deborah Tate, Voice of America News, "Key Lawmakers Urge Bush Administration to Hold Talks With Iran," May 20, 2008

AFP, "Gates rebuffs calls for diplomacy with Iran," May 20, 2008

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, "Iran: New Criticism Of Ahmadinejad Adds To Aura Of Discontent," 20 May 2008

Jerusalem Post, "White House denies Iran attack report," 20 May 2008

2008--21 May

Barak Ravid and Amos Harel, "Olmert to U.S.: Impose naval blockade on Iran," Ha'aretz, 21 May 2008

2008--22 May

Col. Sam Gardiner, USAF (Retired), "Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric on Iran," Mother Jones, May 22, 2008

Reuters, "Petraeus terms military action in Iran 'last resort'," May 22, 2008

Shmuel Rosner, "Will he or won't he attack? It's doubtful Bush knows," Ha'aretz, May 21, 2008

Gwen Ackerman, "Syria Must Cut `Problematic' Ties With Iran, Hamas, Israel Says," Bloomberg, May 22, 2008

Al-Arabiya (United Arab Emirates), "Livni sets conditions for peace with Damascus," May 22, 2008

Karen DeYoung, "Petraeus: Diplomacy, Not Force, With Iran," Washington Post, 22 May 2008

Reuters, "Rice says Iran must make 'right choice'," 22 May 2008

David Kimche, "What's driving Syria?" Jerusalem Post, 22 May 2008

US, House, H. CON. RES. 362, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed to international peace, stability in the Middle East, and the vital national security interests of the United States by Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and regional hegemony, and for other purposes, 110th CONGRESS, 2d Session, May 22, 2008

2008--23 May

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran's surprise package tests waters," Asia Times, 23 May 2008

Telegraph, "David Miliband and Condoleezza Rice warn Iran over nuclear programme," May 23, 2008

David Blair, "Iran wants foreign help to enrich uranium," Telegraph, May 23, 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Iranians 'shocked' at new Syria talks," 23 May 2008

Jay Solomon, "Divisions Surface Between U.S., Israel on Strategy," Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2008

New York Times "Talking With the Enemy," 23 May 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Was Hezbollah imitating Israel?" 23 May 2008

AFP, "Bush bid to isolate Mideast hardliners backfires: analysts," May 23, 2008

2008--24 May

Sean Rayment, "Iran is playing a dangerous game and the West's patience could soon run out," Telegraph, 24 May 2008

FOXNews, "Syria Rejects Israel's Call to Cut Ties With Iran, Arab Militant Groups," 24 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Syria rejects Israeli FM call to cut ties with Iran and Arab militant groups," 24 May 2008

Tehran Times, " IRGC chief: Iran bolstering military preparedness," 24 May 2008

Raed Rafei, "Hezbollah image in Arab world less shiny," Los Angeles Times, May 24, 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "A new Middle East, but not Condi's," Daily Star (Lebanon), May 24, 2008

AFP, "Iran troops kill nine Kurd rebels," May 24, 2008

2008--25 May

Barak Ravid, "Shin Bet: Hamas rockets could hit far beyond Ashkelon," Ha'aretz, 25 May 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Arab paper: Iran to give Hamas more arms, funds," 25 May 2008

Tehran Times, "Israel must return Golan Heights to Syria: Mottaki," May 24, 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran eyes closer ties with East Asia: Hosseini," 25 May 2008

BBC News, " Israel charges Iran spy suspect," 25 May 2008

FOXNews, "Report: Iran 'Paid Iraq Insurgents to Kill U.K. Soldiers'," 25 May 2008

Sean Rayment, "Iran 'paid Iraq insurgents to kill UK soldiers'," Telegraph, 25 May 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Iran, Hamas bond over Syria talks," 25 May 2008

Russian News and Information Agency/Novosti, "Iran vows to continue cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog," 25 May 2008

Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, "Can Syria break its Iranian bear hug?" Ha'aretz, 25 May 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Arab paper: Iran to give Hamas more arms, funds," 25 May 2008

Reuters, "Iran hails 'strategic' Syria ties," 25 May 2008

2008--26 May

Middle East Online, "Israelis are Talking to Hamas," May 26, 2008

Asharq Alawsat (UK), "Iran Pledges to Continue Support of Hamas," May 26, 2008

AFP, "US finds scant progress in IAEA report on Iran: envoy," 26 May 2008

George Jahn, "Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe," The Associated Press, 26 May 2008

Karin Strohecker, "IAEA says Iran nuclear arms research 'serious concern'," 26 May 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "New rules for the Middle East," International Herald Tribune, May 26, 2008

Jonathan Wright, "Mideast governments increasingly ignore US views," Reuters, May 26, 2008

Anthony Shadid and Alia Ibrahim, "General Takes Office As President Of Lebanon," Washington Post, 26 May 2008

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), and 1803 (2008) in the Islamic Republic of Iran," 26 May 2008

2008--27 May

Tim McGirk, "Why Israel Is Talking to Its Enemies," Time, May. 27, 2008

Xinhua, "Iran's Supreme Leader: Israel "helpless" in confronting Palestinians," 27 May 2008

AFP, "Keep up resistance, Iran tells Hamas," 27 May 2008

Islamic Republic News Agency, "Najjar: Iran, Syria defense cooperation at highest level," 27 May 2008

AFP, "US, allies say UN report bolsters fears Iran wants nuclear bomb," 27 May 2008

Elaine Sciolino, "Harsh report on Iranian nuclear program raises alarm," International Herald Tribune, May 27, 2008

Simon Montlake, "UN nuclear watchdog faults Iran's lack of cooperation," Christian Science Monitor, 27 May 2008

Maggie Farley, "U.N. finds no proof Iran continued nuclear arms program," Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2008

AFP, "Iran defies demands on nuclear drive: IAEA report," 27 May 2008

AFP, "Peace with Syria would isolate Iran: Israeli minister," 27 May 2008

Srdja Trifkovic, "Israel Talks to Syria," Center for Research on Globalization (Canada), May 27, 2008

Tehran Times, " Iran seeks closer defense ties with Syria," 27 May 2008

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, "Syria's Assad dismisses Israel demands over Iran," Reuters, 27 May 2008

Reuters, "U.S. says Rice not expecting to meet Iranian and Syrian," 27 May 2008

The Associated Press, "Iran's new conservative-dominated parliament opens," May 27, 2008

Zbigniew Brzezinski and William Odom, "A Sensible Path on Iran," Washington Post, May 27, 2008

Julian Borger, "UN watchdog accuses Iran of refusing to reveal nuclear aims," The Guardian, May 27 2008

2008--28 May

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "UAE official slams Iran's portrayal of island dispute," 28 May 2008

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli and Bianca Gersten, "The Economic Dimensions of Syria's Strategic Relations with Iran," Middle East Media Research Monitor, #443, May 28, 2008

Muhammad Cohen, "Bush 'plans Iran air strike by August'," Asia Times, 28 May 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Israeli hopes for a Tehran-Damascus rift collapse," 28 May 2008

Reuters, "Syria's Assad dismisses Israel demands over Iran," 28 May 2008

AFP, "Larijani warns IAEA that Iran could revise cooperation," 28 May 2008

New York Times, "Iran and the Inspectors," 28 May 2008

Washington Post, "Iran's Failed 'Litmus Test'," 28 May 2008

Xinhua, "Iran says ElBaradei report approves its peaceful use of nuke program," 28 May 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Assad: Syria to maintain ”normal ties” with Iran while negotiating with Israel," May 28, 2008

AFP, "Iran-Syria sign defence pact," 28 May 2008

Yoav Stern, "Israel fears Iran may attack Israeli targets abroad over Syria talks," Ha'aretz, May 28, 2008

Osama Al Sharif, "Lebanon’s Deal Hints at New Regional Accord," Arab News (Saudi Arabia), May 28, 2008

Tehran Times, "Iran-Europe Commercial Bank inaugurated in Tehran," 28 May 2008

Xinhua, "U.S. says Iran's refusal to answer IAEA questions 'troubling'," 28 May 2008

AFP, "Iran plays positive role in preparing Iraq conference: Sweden," May 28, 2008

Lincoln Chafee, "Iran Policy: Foolhardy and Dangerous," The Huffington Post, May 28, 2008

Jon Leyne, "Analysis: The rise of Ali Larijani," BBC News, May 28, 2008

Xinhua, "Iran warns against West's "deception" on nuclear issue," May 28, 2008

The Economist, "Iran's nuclear programme: A waiting game," May 28th 2008

Reuters, "Iran strike an unattractive last resort: Bolton," May 28, 2008

Meredith Buel, "US Says Iran's Nuke Program Could Produce Disaster," Voice of America News, 28 May 2008

AFP, "US: Iran must not 'stall' on nuclear issue," 28 May 2008

2008--29 May

Jonathan Karl, "Iran in Secret Talks With al Qaeda, U.S. Officials Say," ABC News, May 29, 2008

US, The National Terror Alert Response Center, "Report: Iran, al Qaeda in Secret Talks," 29 May 2008

Daniel Steinvorth and Alexander Szandar, "The Victors of Beirut: Hezbollah Triumphs in Lebanon, Spiegel Online (Germany), May 29, 2008

The Economist, "Iran's endless filibuster," 29 May 2008

AFP, "IAEA 'alarmed' by Iran's alleged nuclear weapons work: diplomat," 29 May 2008

Reuters, "Rice says Iran must explain IAEA nuclear report," 29 May 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Iran's UN Mission says cooperation with U.N. nuclear watchdog has to be in a 'routine manner'," 29 May 2008

The National (UAE), "The future of Syrian-Iranian relations," 29 May 2008

Council on Foreign Relations, "Hezbollah: Most Powerful Political Movement in Lebanon," Interviewee: Daniel L. Byman, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor, May 29, 2008

Francis Matthew, "Bush does not know the reality," GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), May 29, 2008

Louis Charbonneau, "Iran says its atomic work not a U.N. council issue," Reuters, 29 May 2008

Nazila Fathi and Graham Bowley, "Rival to Iran’s President Is Elected Speaker," New York Times, 29 May 2008

Scott Macleod, "Are Ahmadinejad's Days Numbered?" Time, May. 29, 2008

The Times, "Ali Larijani gives stern warning to West over Iran's nuclear ambitions," May 29, 2008

Telegraph, "Syria-bound missile components intercepted, claims US," May 29, 2008

Reuters, "Iran slams Iraq "occupiers" at international meeting," May 29, 2008

Nicholas Kralev, "Iranian sees 'change' in U.S.: Foreign minister weighs in on '08 race," Washington Times, May 29, 2008

Reuters, "Iran's minister says Americans obviously want change," May 29, 2008

David Morgan, "Gates seen reassuring U.S. Arab allies over Iran," Reuters, 29 May 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Top Iraqi official discusses security cooperation in Iran," 29 May 2008

Al-Ahram (Egypt), "At the eleventh hour," 29 May 2008

Hassan Nafaa, "Dancing around the wolf," Al-Ahram (Egypt), 29 May 2008

The Economist, "The prospect of a wider peace," 29 May 2008

2008--30 May

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "Six Iranian troops die in clashes with Kurdish rebels," 30 May 2008

Adam Rawnsley, "Iran, Al Qaeda in Talks?" Danger Room, 30 May 2008

Scott Peterson, "U.S.-Iran regional power plays shift," Christian Science Monitor, May 30, 2008

Bronwen Maddox, "Iran’s nuclear threat will be first test for new president," Times Online (UK), May 29, 2008

Christian Science Monitor, "A critical mess over Iran," 30 May 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "A giant backward step on Iran," Asia Times, 30 May 2008

John Loftus, "Is Syria defecting from Iran?" International Analyst Network, 30 May 2008

Greg Bruno, "Hezbollah's Shadow War," Council on Foreign Relations, May 30, 2008

The Associated Press, "Iran's foreign minister slams US foreign policy," May 30, 2008

Randall Mikkelsen, "US says no early Iran nuclear estimate update," Reuters, May 30, 2008

Brian Katulis, "America’s Dangerous Blind Spot in the Middle East," Center for American Progress, 30 May 2008

Jonathan Steele, "The road to peace in Iraq runs directly through Tehran," The Guardian, May 30 2008

AFP, "Iran urges Iraqis to resist US military pact," 30 May 2008

The Age (Australia), "Iran appointment hints at political shift," 30 May 2008

Yitzhak Benhorin, "Report: Iran, al-Qaeda holding clandestine talks," YNetNews, 30 May 2008

AFP, "Senior Iran cleric slams IAEA over alleged nuclear studies," 30 May 2008

David Brooks, "The Reality Situation," New York Times, 30 May 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Former German official says war imminent," 30 May 2008

Joschka Fischer, "As things look, Israel may well attack Iran soon," Daily Star (Lebanon), 30 May 2008

2008--31 May

DEBKAFile (Israel), "Iran Achieves a Four-Front Missile Command, Breakthrough on Nuclear Missile Warheads," 31 May 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Iran vows harsh response for Israeli attack," May 31, 2008

David Ignatius, "US diplomatic sway in the Arab world is on the wane," Daily Star (Lebanon), May 31, 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "Hizbullah is less credible. So now what?" Daily Star (Lebanon), May 31, 2008

Qazi Asif, "US should work for peace with Iran: Rafsanjani," Daily Times (Pakistan), 31 May 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Iran vows harsh response for Israeli attack," 31 May 2008

AFP, "Iran not seeking to build nuclear weapons: Putin," 31 May 2008

2008--1 June

Ashton B. Carter, "Military Elements in a Strategy to Deal with Iran's Nuclear Program," Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, June 2008

David Ignatius, "Going Their Own Way in The Mideast," Washington Post, June 1, 2008

Tehran Times, "Michel Aoun praises Iran’s constructive role in Lebanon," 1 June 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran's former nuclear negotiator gets parliament speaker post for a year," 1 June 2008

Ahmad Mustafa, "Nuclear Syria, why not?" GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), June 1, 2008

Ali Fathollah-Nejad, "Neo-Con Conference Pushes for War on Iran," Center for Research on Globalization (Canada), June 1, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iran warns it may limit cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog IAEA," 1 June 2008

Tehran Times, " Iran will respond to any war scenario: defense minister," 1 June 2008

Tehran Times, " UK official: Sanctions against Iran will harm Britain," 1 June 2008

AFP, "IAEA meets to discuss Iran's alleged nuclear weapons work," 1 June 2008

AFP, "Iran FM calls on Muslims to 'erase' Israel," 1 June 2008

Donna Abu-Nasr, "Saudi clerics criticize Shiites for destabilizing," The Associated Press, 1 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Saudi clerics say Shi'ites destabilizing Muslim countries, blast Hizbullah," 1 June 2008

2008--2 June

Daniel Freedman, "The Axis of Weakness," Wall Street Journal, 2 June 2008

David Schenker, "Israel, don't undermine Beirut," Jerusalem Post, 2 June 2008

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, "Riyadh Versus Damascus," Asharq Alawsat (UK), June 2, 2008

Mark Heinrich and Karin Strohecker, "ElBaradei urges "full disclosure" on Iran bomb issue," International Herald Tribune, 2 June 2008

Muhammad Sahimi, "Nuclear options," Guardian, 2 June 2008

The Associated Press, "Ahmadinejad says Israel to disappear," 2 June 2008

Deutsche Welle (Germany), "Americans Support Obama's Approach To Talk With Iran And Other Enemies," 2 June 2008

Lydia Saad, "Americans Favor President Meeting With U.S. Enemies," Gallup, 2 June 2008

Tehran Times, " Envoy calls on peace-seekers to consider Iran’s package of proposals," 2 June 2008

2008--3 June

Hussein Agha and RObert Malley, "Peace Fills a Vacuum," New York Times, 3 June 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference 2008, June 3, 2008

Barak Ravid, "Olmert visits U.S. with focus on defense ties, thwarting Iran," Ha'aretz, 3 June 2008

Press Briefing by Dana Perino on President Bush's Meeting with Prime Minister Olmert, The White House, Washington, DC, 3 June 2008

US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, "Remarks At the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference," Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, June 3, 2008

CNN, " Admiral: Bush doesn't want war with Iran," 3 June 2008

William J. Broad, "UN nuclear inspectors to visit Syria," International Herald Tribune, June 3, 2008

AFP, "Iran nuclear bid must be stopped by all means: Israeli PM," 3 June 2008

CNN, " Rice blasts Iran, says U.S. will pursue tough diplomacy," 3 June 2008

AFP, "US urges allies to exploit Iran's weaknesses," 3 June 2008

Barak Ravid, "Rice: US will cooperate with Israel on missile defense system in face of Iranian threat, Ha'aretz, June 3, 2008

Debbie Menon, "US-Israel and the Media Charade on Iran!" Palestine Chronicle, 3 June 2008

Phil Stewart, "Ahmadinejad calls Israel "false regime" of Zionists," Reuters, June 3, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "A bell tolls for Ahmadinejad," 3 June 2008

Zahra Hosseinian and Hossein Jaseb, "Iran says to pursue atomic drive despite trade offer," Reuters, June 3, 2008

Wall Street Journal, "Iran Supreme Leader Vows To Persevere on Nuclear Energy," 3 June 2008

Aljazeera, "Iran's Khamenei labels Bush 'mad'," June 3, 2008

Julien Spencer, "Syria faces UN atomic agency inspection," Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2008

William J. Broad, "U.N. Nuclear Inspectors to Visit Syria," New York Times, 3 June 2008

AFP, "US says Iran-trained militia leader held in Iraq," June 3, 2008

2008--4 June

AFP, "Bush, Olmert discuss Iran under cloud of uncertainty," 4 June 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Report: Olmert to urge U.S. attack on Iran," 4 June 2008

Dan Froomkin, "Pushing Bush to Attack Iran," Washington Post, 4 June 2008

Helene Cooper and Isabel Kershner, "Rice Calls Dialogue With Iran Pointless," New York Times, 4 June 2008

Corky Siemaszko, "Condoleezza Rice shrinks President Bush's big talk on Mideast peace," Daily News, 4 June 2008

Nahum Barnea, "The last chance: Washington visit Olmert’s last opportunity to convince Bush to strike Iran," YNetNews, 4 June 2008

AFP, "Iran under fire at IAEA board meeting," 4 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Yes: Urgency on Iran," 4 June 2008

Forbes, "Iran's Nuclear Efforts Continue," 4 June 2008

Anne Gearan, "US, Israel: World not doing enough to counter Iran," The Guardian, 4 June 2008

Tracy Wilkinson, "Iran President Ahmadinejad condemns Israel, U.S.," Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "US, EU criticize Iran's nuclear defiance at IAEA meeting," 4 June 2008

James Orr, "Olmert and Bush set for talks over Iran's nuclear programme," The Guardian, 4 June 2008

Nazila Fathi, "Chief Cleric Says Iran Doesn’t Seek Nuclear Arms," New York Times, 4 June 2008

2008--5 June

Tim Butcher, "Israel's Ehud Olmert: 'All possible means' must be used to stop nuclear Iran," Telegraph, 5 June 2008

Barak Ravid, "Olmert to AIPAC: We must stop the Iranian threat," Ha'aretz, 5 June 2008

Scott Peterson, "Nuclear report: parsing Iran's intent," Christian Science Monitor, 5 June 2008

Zhao Yi, "News Analysis: Olmert's Washington tour exposes US-Israel differences," Xinhua, 5 June 2008

Shahar Ilan, "Livni brands Iran 'neighborhood bully'," Ha'aretz, 5 June 2008

Scott Bittle and Jonathan Rochkind, "Energy, Economy New Focal Points for Anxiety Over US Foreign Policy," Public Agenda, Vol. 6, Spring 2008

Jon Alterman, "Iran's Strategic Aspirations and the Future of the Middle East, Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, 5 June 2008

Chris Zambelis, "An Iranian voice in the wilderness," Asia Times, 5 June 2008

Andrew Bishop, "Iran's untapped resources," Asia Times, 5 June 2008

Hugh Sykes, "Iran's Lebanese 'aircraft carrier'," BBC News, 5 June 2008

AFP, "UN says sorry to Iranian journalist after summit ban," 5 June 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Iran on the brain," 5 June 2008

Ha'aretz, "Iran issue dominates PM's talks with Bush in DC," 5 June 2008

Hilary Leila Krieger, "Olmert in US: Fewer questions remain on Iran," The Jerusalem Post, 5 June 2008

Michael Abramowitz, "Bush Talks With Israeli Author Before Meeting With Olmert," Washington Post, June 5, 2008

Donna Abu-Nasr, "Saudi king opens conference on interfaith dialogue," The Associated Press, 5 June 2008

US, Congress, Senate, Select Committee on Intelligence, Report on Intelligence Activities Relating to Iraq Conducted by the Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group and the Office of Special Plans Within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 110th Cong., 2nd sess., 5 June 2008

Voice of America News, "Iran: IAEA Allegations Based on Fake Evidence," 05 June 2008

Pamela Hess, "Senate: Iranian intel concealed from CIA, DIA," The Associated Press, June 5, 2008

Hugh Sykes, "Iran's Lebanese 'aircraft carrier'," BBC News, June 5, 2008

2008--6 June

Sami Moubayed, "Iran fumes as Syria nods to Arab world," Asia Times, 6 June 2008

Trita Parsi, "US sees a friendlier face in Iran," Asia Times, 6 June 2008

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "Clash in Iran claims 12 militants, four border police," 6 June 2008

New York Times, "Israel Attack on Iran "Unavoidable": Olmert Deputy," 6 June 2008

BBC News, " Israeli minister threatens Iran," 6 June 2008

BBC News, "Analysis: Growing talk of Iran attack," 6 June 2008

Haroon Siddique, "'Unavoidable' attack on Iran looms, says Israeli minister," The Guardian, 6 June 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Makes the Sciences A Part of Its Revolution," Washington Post, 6 June 2008

Shlomo Ben-Ami, "An Israel-Syria deal is strategically vital for both," The Daily Star, June 06, 2008

Hussain Abdul-Hussain, "An Iranian doctrine we can do without," The Daily Star (Lebanon), June 06, 2008

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Syria allows IAEA probe," 6 June 2008

Tim Butcher, "Israel threatens war on Gaza and Iran," Telegraph, 6 June 2008

Blake Hounshell, "Is Israel about to attack Iran?" FP Passport, 6 June 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "The Middle East and the US election," Daily Star (Lebanon), June 6, 2008

2008--7 June

Ian Black, "Israeli threat to attack Iran over nuclear weapons," The Guardian, 7 June 2008

Former Chief of Staff to former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson, "Iranian influence is a fact, negotiations a must," The Real News, June 7, 2008

CNN, " Report: Iran protests threats from Israeli official," 7 June 2008

Colin Freeman, "Israel threatens to strike Iran's nuclear plans," Telegraph, June 7, 2008

Yaakov Katz, "Security and Defense: Teheran has to be stopped," The Jerusalem Post, 7 June 2008

Ian Black, "Israeli threat to attack Iran over nuclear weapons," The Guardian, June 7 2008

AFP, "Maliki says Iraq will not be used 'to harm' Iran: report," 7 June 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Tehran takes war case against Israel to U.N.," 7 June 2008

Reuters, "Iran demands Security Council action on Israel threat," 7 June 2008

Der Spiegel, "UN's ElBaradei Speaks of 'Historic Turning Point' in Nuclear Policies," 7 June 2008

2008--8 June

Iran Nuclear Watch, "A Good Reason Not to Attack Iran - This one hits close to home," June 08, 2008

Robert Berger, "Israel Backs Away From Threat to Attack Iran," Voice of America News, June 8, 2008

BBC News, "Mofaz criticised over Iran threat," June 8, 2008

AFP, "Iraq Shiites echo Iran concern on US pact," 8 June 2008

AFP, "A century of oil in Iran: a bounty and a curse," 8 June 2008

Vali Nasr, "The Shia Avenger," Washington Post, June 8, 2008

P.R. Kumaraswamy, "Sanctions are best bet," GulfNews (United Arab Emirates), 8 June 2008

2008--9 June

Gareth Porter, "Pentagon halted Cheney ploy to start war with Iran - ex-diplomat," The Daily Star, June 09, 2008

DEBKA File, "Analysis: Israeli military welcomes Mofaz’s “red line” for Tehran," June 9, 2008,

Nazila Fathi, "Iran's leader says U.S. is obstacle to Iraqi stability," International Herald Tribune, June 9, 2008

Iran Nuclear Watch, "Iran Responds to Mofaz's Threats," June 09, 2008

Ali Akbar Dareini, "Iran vows 'painful response' if Israel attacks," The Associated Press, 9 June 2008

Amin Saikal, "Military might not the way to deal with Iran," The Age (Australia), June 9, 2008

BBC News, " US presence blamed for Iraq woes," 9 June 2008

BBC News, " Doubts on Maliki pledge to Iran," 9 June 2008

Ashraf Khalil, "Iraq pledges closer ties with Iran," Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2008

Andrew E. Kramer, "Iraqi Premier Tells Iran Not to Fear US Presence," New York Times, June 9, 2008

Thomas Erdbrink and Amit R. Paley, "Iran Urges Closer Defense Ties With Iraq," Washington Post, June 9, 2008

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "Bush's last-ditch bid to make Iraq a protectorate isn't fooling anyone," June 09, 2008

Peter Collorafi, "Is Iran Our Enemy?" The American Chronicle, 9 June 2008

PressTV (Iran), "Iran pulls assets out of Europe banks," 9 June 2008

AFP, "IAEA chief hits out at Israel again over Syria attack," 9 June 2008

2008--10 June

Calev Ben-David. "Analyze This: With oil prices gushing, crude threats may not be the way to counter the Iranian menace," The Jerusalem Post, 10 June 2008

Ashraf Khalil, "Iran tells Iraq: U.S. troops are 'main obstacle on the way to progress'," Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran shadow over US-Iraq security pact," Asia Times, 10 June 2008

Elias Harfoush, "Al-Maliki: Between Washington & Tehran," Dar Al-Hayat (Lebanon), June 10, 2008

Xinhua, " Iran, Iraq sign MoU on defense co-op," 10 June 2008

Howard LaFranchi, "Talks to keep U.S. troops in Iraq provoke ire," The Christian Science Monitor, June 10, 2008

Thomas Omestad, "US and Allies Threaten More Iran Sanctions," U.S. News & World Report, June 10, 2008

The Guardian, "Iran withdrawing assets from Europe banks - daily," 10 June 2008

New York Times, "Threatening Iran," 10 June 2008

Michael Theodoulou, "Scandal as ally of Ahmadinejad acccuses old guard of corruption," The Times, June 10, 2008

2008--11 June

Robert Baer, "How Iran Has Bush Over a Barrel," Time, June 11, 2008

Middle East Times, "U.S. open to talks on Iraq, Iran says," 11 June 2008

Dan Eggen, "Iran threatened with new sanctions," Boston Globe, 11 June 2008

Anne Gearan, "Rice warns Iran that world has lost its patience," The Associated Press, 11 June 2008

Nazila Fathi and Steven Lee Myers, "Iran ignores western pressure on nuclear program," International Herald Tribune, June 11, 2008

The New York Sun, "Iran and the Times," June 11, 2008

Tom Baldwin and Gerard Baker, "President Bush regrets his legacy as man who wanted war," The Times, June 11, 2008

Jennifer Loven, "Bush Won't Rule Out Iran Military Strike," The Huffington Post, June 11, 2008

2008--12 June

Greg Bruno, "Iraq Splinters on Security," Washington Post, 12 June 2008

Hassan Haidar, "Iranian 'Bases'," Dar Al-Hayat (Lebanon), June 12, 2008

Middle East Times, "Fallout from Shiite-Sunni Split," June 12, 2008

Al-Arabiya (United Arab Emirates), "If Bush had only read Iraqi history," 12 June 2008

Trita Parsi, "Mismarriage of Convenience," Foreign Policy, June 2008

Voice of America News, "Iran Says Bush's Military Threat Will Not Affect Nuclear Ambitions," June 12, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix rips US approach on Iran's nuclear program," June 12, 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Iran criticizes Bush comments on military option," June 12, 2008

The New Nation (Bangladesh), "Ignoring Israel’s nuclear weapons won’t help," June 12, 2008

Norman Solomon, "Bush's Deadly 'Diplomacy'," AlterNet, June 12, 2008

Thomas Erdbrink, "Iran Official Arrested For Criticizing Clerics," Washington Post, June 12, 2008

Hikary Leila Krieger, "Lawmakers fear nuke deal to help Iran," Jerusalem Post, June 12, 2008

John C. Rood, Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, "Agreement Between the United States and Russia for Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy," Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Washington, DC, June 12, 2008

Text of Bush and Berlusconi Speeches, International Herald Tribune, June 12, 2008

2008--13 June

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "War on Iran: Law the first casualty," Asia Times, 13 June 2008

Damien McElroy, "Iraqi PM opposes US plans for military bases," Telegraph, June 13, 2008

Con Coughlin, "Bush builds a coalition against Iran," Telegraph, June 12, 2008

Raghida Dergham, "American-Iranian Partnership in the New Regional Order," Dar Al-Hayat (Lebanon), 13 June 2008

Volker Perthes, "Iranian power comes with responsibility," Daily Star (Lebanon), 13 June 2008

United Press International, "Iran, Iraq reach land mine clearing deal," 13 June 2008

UN, Department of Public Information, Chairman of Security Council Committee Monitoring Sanctions Against Iran Briefs on Number of Member States Reporting their Implementation Measures, June 13 , 2008

2008--14 June

Tehran Times, "Iranian cleric asks Iraqis to resist U.S. security pact," 14 June 2008

Ami Isseroff, "The real threat of Iran," IsraeleNews.com, 14 June 2008

Ilene R. Prusher, "US policy and the pro-Israel lobby: A university in Jerusalem takes on the debate," Christian Science Monitor, June 14, 2008

Gareth Porter, "Bush pledges on Iraq bases a ruse," Asia Times, June 14, 2008

Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, "Iran is offered incentives to halt uranium enrichment," Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2008

Phil Taylor, "In defence of Iran," New Zealand Herald, June 14, 2008

Tehran Times, "Tehran dismisses Bush threats," 14 June 2008

James Hider, "Al-Sadr forms elite wing to fight US forces," The Times, June 14, 2008

Proposal to Iran by China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the European Union, Presented to the Iranian authorities, on 14 June 2008, Teheran

2008--15 June

Tehran Times, "Iran will carefully study EU package: Elham," 15 June 2008

Tehran Times, " Text of 5+1 package to Iran," 15 June 2008

Steven Erlanger and Elaine Sciolino, "Bush Says Iran Spurns New Offer," New York Times, 15 June 2008

Barbara Slavin, "Mullahs, Money, and Militias: How Iran Exerts its Influence in the Middle East, US Institute of Peace, June 2008

Task Force on the Future of US-Israel Relations, "Strengthening the Partnership: How to Deepen US-Israel Cooperation on the Iranian Nuclear Challenge, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 2008

Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt, "The Last Resort: Consequences of Preventive Military Action against Iran," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Focus #84, June 2008

2008--16 June

Najmeh Bozorgmehr, James Blitz and Daniel Dombey, "Iran shows interest in nuclear compromise," Financial Times, 16 June 2008

James Sturcke, "Britain and EU step up Iran sanctions," The Guardian, 16 June 2008

AFP, "EU's Solana urges swift Iranian response to nuclear offer," 16 June 2008

Michael Theodoulou, "Negotiated solution to Iranian nuclear crisis suffers major setback," Times Online, June 16, 2008

Akiva Eldar, "Getting fed up," Ha'aretz, 16 June 2008

Lionel Laurent, "Iran's $75B Disappearing Act," Forbes, 16 June 2008

AFP, "Iran's Melli Bank: the target of sanctions," 16 June 2008

Robert Windrem, "Does Iran have blueprints for a miniature nuclear warhead?" MSNBC, 16 June 2008

James Bone, "Iran and North Korea may have bought nuclear missile blueprints," The Times, June 16, 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Iranian police crack down on dress code violations," June 16, 2008

Text of Diplomatic Offer to Iran from the P5 + 1, June 16, 2008

2008--17 June

Sami Moubayed, "Iraq takes a turn towards Tehran," Asia Times, 17 June 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Iran's 'dance' of nuclear packages," Asia Times, 17 June 2008

Gareth Porter, "Deal, deal, deal with Iran," Asia Times, 17 June 2008

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), "Iran to continue nuclear work," June 17, 2008

Parisa Hafezi and Zahra Hosseinian, "Iran says uranium enrichment is a 'red line'," Reuters, 17 June 2008

Alex Barker, "Gordon Brown’s mix-up on Iran sanctions," Financial Times, 17 June 2008

Kim Murphy, "Bush wins British support for more Iran sanctions," Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2008

Colin Brown, "Bush threatens Iran with military action," Independent, June 17, 2008

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "Brussels holds off on new measures against Tehran," 17 June 2008

Bronwen Maddox, "The wrong timing is right for tougher sanctions with Iran," The Times, June 17, 2008

Lt. Col. Rick Francona, "Iran right in concern about Iraq-U.S. relations," MSNBC, 17 June 2008

2008--18 June

The Daily Star, "Iran has made plenty of points, and now it's time to cash in," June 18, 2008

Sonja Pace, "Experts Debate Possibility, Effectiveness of Further Iran Sanctions," Voice of America News, June 18, 2008

Washington Post, "Iran not withdrawing funds from Europe: bank head," 18 June 2008

Los Angeles Times, "U-turns on Iran: Finally, Europe is ready to step up sanctions," June 18, 2008

Herb Keinon, "Financial sanctions force Iran to look East," The Jerusalem Post, 18 June 2008

Peter Grier, "Did rogue network leak nuclear bomb design?" Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2008

Ehsan Ahrari, "Nuclear find raises the ante against Iran," Asia Times, June 18, 2008

Rami G. Khouri, "Some success and much American failure," Daily Star (Lebanon), June 18, 2008

Massimo Calabresi, "Bush Prepares a Messy Iran Handoff," Time, June 18, 2008

John K. Cooley, "How to silence that Iran war drumbeat," Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2008

Sam Dagher, "U.S. says Baghdad bombing was meant to reignite sectarian violence," Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2008

Xinhua, "Iran opposes any Saudi unilateral crude oil output increase," 18 June 2008

2008--19 June

David Isenberg, "Attacking Iran: The last resort," Asia Times, 19 June 2008

Vali Nasr, "Iran on its Heels," Washington Post, 19 June 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Mixed US messages to Iran," Asia Times, 19 June 2008

Hooman Majd, "McCain on Iran: Bush all over again," Salon, 19 June 2008

US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Interview with the CNN Editorial Board, New York, New York, June 19, 2008

Asia Times, "A missed opportunity with Iran," US Representative Henry A Waxman Interviewed by Omid Memarian, 19 June 2008

Xinhua, "Iran threatens to change U.S. status in Mideast in case of false judgement," 19 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Iranian FM: We're willing to negotiate with West over incentives package," 19 June 2008

Rasha Saad, "Who's threatening whom?" Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), June 19, 2008

Reuters, "Senate panel approves tougher sanctions on Iran," 19 June 2008

Amr Hamzawi, "Regional diplomacy filling the vacuum," Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), June 19, 2008

James Hider, "Baghdad car bomb blamed on Iranian backed Shias," The Times, June 19, 2008

Camilla Hall, "Ahmadinejad Says US Planned to Kidnap, Murder Him in Iraq," Bloomberg, June 19, 2008

Faiz Al-Mazroui, "Saudi Plan to Raise Oil Output to 12.5 MBPD," Saudi-US Relations Information Service, 19 June 2008

2008--20 June

The Daily Star (Lebanon), "Ahmadinejad: West's latest test 'will end in humiliation'," 20 June 2008

Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt, "U.S. Says Exercise by Israel Seemed Directed at Iran," New York Times, 20 June 2008

Ray McGovern, "Bomb Iran? What's to Stop Bush?" Consortium News, June 20, 2008

Pauline Jelinek, "Israel shows abilities for Iran strike," Associated Press, 20 June 2008

Louis Charbonneau, "Threatening Iran could hurt nuclear talks - Russia," Reuters, June 20, 2008

Mark Heinrich, "Big powers ease terms for nuclear talks with Iran," Reuters, June 20, 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Russia warns against attacking Iran," 20 June 2008

Mark Tran, "Will Israel bomb Iran?" Guardian, 20 June 2008

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, "Iran: Leader of the Sunni Movements," Asharq Alawsat (UK), 20 June 2008

Aljazeera, "Debunking a war against Iran," 20 June 2008

International Herald Tribune, "Russia's foreign minister strongly warns against use of force on Iran," 20 June 2008

Scott Peterson, "How Iran would retaliate if it comes to war," Christian Science Monitor, June 20, 2008

BBC News, "Ahmadinejad alleges plot to kill," June 20, 2008

2008--21 June

G. Asgar Mitha, "Oil, Iran, Israel, And USA: The Stakes," CounterCurrents (India), 21 June 2008

Assad Homayoun, "US-Iran Relations: The Fourth Option," New American Media, 21 June 2008

Ewen MacAskill and Rory McCarthy, "Iran dismisses Israeli threat to nuclear facilities," Guardian, June 21, 2008

BBC News, "Iran dismisses 'attack by Israel'," June 21, 2008

International Herald Tribune, " UN chief: Strike on Iran would cause conflagration in Mideast," 21 June 2008

Daily Star (Lebanon), "Israeli exercise sends 'signal' to Iran of possible attack - US," June 20, 2008

Arthur Bright, "US officials: Israeli military exercise was preparation for attack on Iran's nuke plant," Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Israeli lawmaker calls for broader diplomatic sanctions against Iran," 21 June 2008

Borzou Daragahi, "Iran is offered conditional nuclear talks," Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2008

Helene Cooper, "Bush May End Term With Iran Issue Unsettled," New York Times, 21 June 2008

Jay Solomon and Yochi J. Deazen, "Israeli Maneuvers Demonstrate Unease Over Iran," Wall Street Journal, 21 June 2008

Robin Wright, "Israel Conducted War Games, US Officials Report," Washington Post, June 21, 2008

Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates), "Iran and Israel," June 20, 2008

Jad Mouawad and Diana B. Henriques, "Why Is Oil So High? Pick a View," New York Times, June 21, 2008

Iraj Gorgin, "Iran: High-Level Corruption Becomes National Obsession," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, June 21, 2008

Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates), "The Opec split," June 21, 2008

AFP, "Syria, NKorea helped Iran develop nuclear programme: German report," 21 June 2008

2008--22 June

Yaakov Katz, "Israel remains mum on massive rehearsal of attack against Iran," Jerusalem Post, 22 June 2008

Tehran Times, " ‘IRGC ready to respond to any attack’," 22 June 2008

AFP, "Iran warns of 'limitless' response to any military strike," 22 June 2008

Hürriyet (Turkey), "ElBaradei: Attack on Iran will turn Middle East into a 'ball of fire'," 22 June 2008

International Herald Tribune, "News agency: Iran shuts down Tehran newspaper critical of Ahmadinejad," 22 June 2008

The Guardian, "Iran denies moving funds from Europe," 22 June 2008

Glenn Kessler, "Europe Fears Obama Might Undercut Progress With Iran," Washington Post, June 21, 2008

U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman Remarks, "Jeddah Energy Meeting," Saudi-US Relations Information Service, June 22, 2008

2008--23 June

The Daily Star, "Iran dismisses Israeli exercises as 'psychological operations'," June 23, 2008

BBC News, " EU imposes new sanctions on Iran," 23 June 2008

Wall Street Journal, "Israel on the Iran Brink," June 23, 2008

Nathan Gonzalez, "It's Isolation Stupid! Why Pre-Election Plans to Attack Iran Will Only Backfire," The Huffington Post, 23 June 2008

Damien McElroy, "Iran to get ICBMs before missile shield deployed," Telegraph, June 23, 2008

European Union, Council Decision of 23 June 2008 implementing Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 423/2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran, (2008/475/EC)

Paul K. Kerr, Analyst in Nonproliferation, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service, "Iran's Nuclear Program: Status," 23 June 2008

2008--24 June

International Herald Tribune, "Iran says EU measures useless; Ahmadinejad proposes trial for world powers sanctioning Tehran," June 24, 2008

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "The myth of 'weapons-grade' enrichment," Asia Times, 24 June 2008

David Miliband, " Diplomacy must work," International Herald Tribune, June 24, 2008

CBS News, "Israel Prodding U.S. To Attack Iran," 24 June 2008

Toby Harnden, "Israel 'will attack Iran' before new US president sworn in, John Bolton predicts," Telegraph, 24 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "US mum on Iran interests section report," 24 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Bolton: Israel to strike Iran after US elections," 24 June 2008

The Guardian, "Oil rises on Iran, Nigeria supply worries," 24 June 2008

2008--25 June

Najmeh Bozorgmehr, "Europe warned not to provoke Tehran," Financial Times, June 25, 2008

Deutsche Welle (Germany), "Multiple Issues Complicate Iran's Dealings with European Union," June 25, 2008

Xinhua, "Iran to withdraw money from EU in response to sanctions," June 25, 2008

Al-Bawaba (Jordan), "Iran tells West to stop provocations," June 25, 2008

BBC News, "'Good start' to UN's Syria probe," June 25, 2008

Ian Black, "Syria planned to supply Iran with nuclear fuel, Israel says," Guardian, 25 June 2008

AFP, "Top US military officer heads to Israel with Iran on the agenda," 25 June 2008

Frida Ghitis, "Telegraphing an Attack Against Iran," World Politics Review, 25 June 2008

P. David Hornik, "Crunch-Time on Iran Approaching," FrontPage, June 25, 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Syrian VP says his country allowed UN nuclear inspections to prove US allegations were false," 25 June 2008

CBS News, "Tough Questions: Iran's Nuke Complex," 25 June 2008

2008--26 June

Ha'aretz, "Are sanctioned Iranian banks actually sponsoring anti-Western terror?" June 25, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "American public won't allow another war, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says," 26 June 2008

Foreign Policy Passport, "Could standoff with Iran lead to 'heroin tsunami' in Europe?" 26 June 2008

Chuck Freilich, "A disastrous attack on Iran?" Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2008

Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates), "Madness on Iran," June 26, 2008

US, Congressional Budget Office, Iran Sanctions Act of 2008--Cost Estimates, As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Finance on June 18, 2008, 26 June 2008

Jerusalem Post, "Iran: US request for diplomatic office in Teheran would be 'deceitful'," 26 June 2008

Alireza Jafarzadeh, "The European Union Sanctions Target Tehran, But More Is Needed," FOXNews, June 26, 2008

Amy Teibel, "Political theater seen in Israeli drill," The Associated Press, 27 June 2008

The Times of India, "China keen on joining IPI pipeline project: Pak," 27 June 2008

2008--27 June

Kaveh L Afrasiabi, "Israeli threats stiffen Iran's resolve," Asia Times, 27 June 2008

Peter Hirschberg, "Training to attack Iran," Asia Times, 27 June 2008

Barak Ravid, "Foreign Ministry head briefed IAEA envoys in secret," Ha'aretz, 27 June 2008

Valerie Lincy, "Nuclear diplomacy with Iran - new sanctions and new incentives," Iran Watch, Updated June 27, 2008

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "Israel lobbies IAEA members on Iran," 27 June 2008

Caroline Alexander, "G-8 Calls for Iran Diplomacy, Damping Speculation of Attack," Bloomberg, 27 June 2008

Geoffrey Kemp, "Operation Iranian Freedom?" The National Interest Online, 27 June 2008

Saudi-US Relations Information Service, "Jeddah Energy Meeting: The Saudi Perspective," 27 June 2008

Saudi-US Relations Information Service, "Jeddah Energy Meeting: Conference Joint Statement," 27 June 2008

Ali Gharib, "A blueprint for US withdrawal," Asia Times, 27 June 2008

Newsday, "Iran resolution needs full airing," 27 June 2008

Yaakov Katz, "Security and Defense: Not leaving the nuclear threat up in the air," Jerusalem Post, 27 June 2008

International Herald Tribune, " Pakistan urges India to act quickly on proposed gas pipeline from Iran," 27 June 2008

Steven Lee Myers, "A Diplomatic Success That Defies the Critics," New York Times, 27 June 2008

2008--28 June

Michael Bluhm, "Israeli strike on Iran not likely - local analysts," Daily Star (Lebanon), 28 June 2008

David Eshel, "Can, or Should Israel Disable Iran's Nukes by Itself?" Defense Update (Israel), 28 June 2008

Ghulam Asghar Khan, "Belligerent threats to Iran," The Nation (Pakistan), 28 June 2008

Xinhua, "Iranian MP protests against Britain's 'illegal act'," 28 June 2008

New York Times, "The Europeans Step Up," 28 June 2008

Reuters, "Iran sees crude price at $150/bbl in near future-agency," 28 June 2008

Angus McDowall, "Iran threatens to cut off Gulf oil exports if nuclear facilities are attacked," Telegraph, 28 June 2008

2008--29 June

New York Times, "U.S. Escalating Covert Operations Against Iran: Report," 29 June 2008

New York Times, "Analysis: Iran harder sell on giving up nukes," 29 June 2008

Seymour M. Hersh, "Preparing the Battlefield: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran," New Yorker, posted 29 June 2008, issue of 7 July 2008.

DebkaFile (Israel), "Top US commander briefed on IDF’s four-front strategy in potential Iran war context," June 29, 2008

Ivo Daalder and Philip Gordon, "Talking to Iran Is Our Best Option," Washington Post, June 29, 2008

Xinhua, "Mottaki: Israel unable to make new adventure against Iran," 29 June 2008

Israel Insider, "Experts: Israel must stop Iran nukes within a year, sooner if Obama elected," June 29, 2008

Carolynne Wheeler and Tim Shipman, "Israel has a year to stop Iran bomb, warns ex-spy," Telegraph, 29 June 2008

Peter Symonds, "More Signs Of Israeli-US Preparations For Attacking Iran," CounterCurrents (India), 29 June, 2008

Los Angeles Times, "Iranian group seeking support," 29 June 2008

2008--30 June

Sydney Morning Herald, "Iran threat to close oil strait," 30 June 2008

Arnaud de Borchgrave, "U.S.-Israel moment of truth?" Washington Times, June 30, 2008

Jonathan Karl, "Pentagon Official Warns of Israeli Attack on Iran: U.S. Offical Sees Two 'Red Lines' That Could Prompt Strike," ABC News, June 30, 2008

Debka File (Israel), "US Fifth Fleet Chief: Iran will not be allowed to close Strait of Hormuz," 30 June 2008

Debka File (Israel), "Mysterious explosion at Iranian military facility," 30 June 2008


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