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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

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  • 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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McCain supports GTZ: Nuclear disarmament now mainstream

Republican presidential candidate John McCain earlier today gave a landmark speech on the responsibility to engage more seriously in disarmament. Given the two Democrat frontrunners have already explicitly leant their weight to the vision, this is the clearest indication yet that nuclear disarmament has now achieved the mainstream - and it is now out of touch to oppose it.

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Toward true security

Some eight years into the 21st century, the threats to international security posed by the numbers, deployments and spread of nuclear weapons remain all too ominous. Disconcertingly, the possibility of a surprise attack - perhaps a tragic miscalculation or a criminal action - is an ongoing reality some six decades into the nuclear age.

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