New York Times: The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus on Wednesday on a final report that will call for a gradual pullback of the 15 American combat brigades now in Iraq but stop short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panels deliberations.
Washington Times - EDITORIAL: One of the worst-kept secrets in Washington is the Iraq Study Group's expected recommendation that the United States negotiate over Iraq's future with rogue regimes in Iran and Syria -- whose support for terrorist groups and militias helped turn post-Saddam Iraq into a powderkeg in the first place.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a letter to the American people on Wednesday, accused their government of "coercion, force and injustice" and urged the United States to pull out of Iraq.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 29 A group of Iranian Majlis (Parliament) deputies are launching a probe into the conduct of the Canadian embassy in Tehran, accusing its staff of spying on the government.
New York Times: The six world powers seeking to rein in Irans nuclear ambitions are circulating a significantly weakened draft for a United Nations Security Council resolution against Tehrans nuclear program, in a bid to keep their fragile coalition from falling apart.
Los Angeles Times: As pressure mounts for the United States to seek direct talks on Iraq with Iran and Syria, President Bush appeared Tuesday to rule out any change in his administration's policy toward those Iraqi neighbors.
Press Association: The British Governments attempt to appease the tyrannical Iranian regime by proscribing the main opposition movement was shocking and shameful, former Conservative Home Secretary Lord Waddington said today.
New York Times: As they try to arrest the downward spiral in Iraq and Lebanon, President Bush and his top diplomats appear intent on their strategy of talking only to Arab friends, despite increasing calls inside and outside the administration for them to reach out to Iran and Syria as well.