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Iran update: number 131

Summary

  • United States consults Arab representatives on Iran's nuclear program
  • Condoleezza Rice asserts that U.S.-backed sanctions are having an effect
  • Iran tests new missile during naval exercises in Sea of Oman
  • Uncertainty over delivery of S-300 air defense system to Iran
  • President-elect Barack Obama announces his diplomatic approach to Iran
  • Iran's government does not expect significant policy changes from Washington
  • The United States may directly back Israel with a nuclear guarantee

 

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Iran update: number 129

Summary

  • Iran fires first of a new generation of solid-fuel missiles
  • Israel calls on incoming US administration to stay tough
  • Turkey offers mediation as P5+1 talks continue into the twilight days of Bush's Presidency
  • Iran warns US over air space violations, after US raid in Syria
  • Ahmadinejad congratulates Obama for election victory, then endures storm of controversy back home for his conciliatory gesture
  • Iran looking to collaborate with other suppliers as oil and gas prices plummet.

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Iran update: number 128

Summary

  • China agrees to new P5+1 talks after previous delays; US levies more sanctions
  • Underground Iranian nuclear installations may be immune to Israeli strikes
  • Iran criticizes Western advocates for its failed Security Council bid
  • Iran nixes local office of the American-Iranian Council
  • Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami refuses to comment on possible future bid for presidency
  • American Presidential candidates on Iran

 

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Seizing the Moment: Breakthrough Measures to Build a New East West Consensus on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disarmament

Event hosted by the EastWest Institute in cooperation with BASIC and other NGOs, at the United Nations in New York.

For summaries and a report on the event, follow this link to EWI's website:

http://www.ewi.info/ewi-leading-push-un-breakthrough-wmd-0

Getting to Zero Update

Iran update: number 126

Summary

  • IAEA suggests that Iran may have attempted to combine its missile and nuclear technologies; Iran refuses to fully cooperate with its inquiries
  • UN Security Council passes resolution req

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