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Iran update: number 124

Summary

  • New sanctions imposed; ongoing negotiations on Iran's nuclear program
  • Implications from conflict in Georgia; Medvedev scheduled to meet with Ahmadinejad
  • Iran announces second nuclear power plant site; Russian nuclear official to visit Tehran and Bushehr
  • Tehran tests Safir rocket, United States says it was a failed satellite launch
  • Iran claims increase in the range of its fighter jets
  • New Iranian submarine class announced
  • Khamenei shows support for second Ahmadinejad term

On August 8, the Eu

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Getting to Zero Update

Iran update: number 123

Summary

  • Iran misses supposed imposed deadline to respond to P5+1 updated incentives package
  • Solana receives letter from Tehran, P5+1 reported to have deemed it an "unacceptable" response
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Iran update: number 122

Summary

  • Possibility of the United States opening an interests section in Iran
  • Latest round of P5+1-Iran talks produces few results, despite US presence
  • Iran and the United States continue military exercises and aggressive posturing
  • Skepticism regarding Iranian claims of missile testing success
  • Russia may try Uzbek man for attempting to smuggle WMD components to Iran

There have been some notable changes in the Bush administration's approach towards Iran since the release of BASIC's last Iran Update.

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Iran update: number 121

Summary

  • Iran tests 9 missiles, including enhanced version of Shahab-3 MRBM
  • Article claims Bush administration authorized expanded covert operations in Iran
  • Threats over the Strait of Hormuz highlight latest rhetorical exchanges
  • Positive developments in Tehran's consideration of revised P5+1 offer
  • Dismissed agent alleges CIA cover-up of Iranian nuclear program
  • Accusations of attempts on Ahmadinejad's life in Italy and Iraq
  • British Special Forces claim evidence of Iranian assistance to Taliban militants

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Iran update: number 120

Summary

  • Solana delivers revised P5+1 incentives package to Tehran - Iran will consider it
  • Bush pushes European allies for further sanctions
  • Obama offers security guarantee to Israel vis-ネ-vis Iran
  • Growing segments of Israeli political class support Iran strike

Prior to the media announcement from Gordon Brown of deeper sanctions, Javier Solana, High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), traveled to Tehran on June 13th for ta

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Meeting with a delegation from the Defence Committee of the WEU Assembly - The European Security and Defence Assembly

On June 17, 2008, BASIC hosted a meeting with delegation members from the Defence Committee of the Assembly of the Western European Union - The European Security and Defence Assembly at the Washington, D.C. Home of Stewart R. Mott.

Below are the briefings delivered by Washington-based peace and security experts Ambassador James Leonard, John Isaacs, Shervin Boloorian, and Dr. Joanna Spear.

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