AFP: US President George W. Bush on Wednesday accused Damascus and Tehran of ties to terrorism, and told Iranians: "As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you." "We expect the Syrian government to end all support for terror and open the door to freedom," Bush said in his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress and a television audience of millions.
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Reuters: Faced with political pressure over its business ties in Iran, General Electric Co. said on Wednesday it would not accept any new business there, citing "uncertain conditions" in the country. "Senior management and the board decided in mid-December to discontinue taking new orders because of uncertain conditions relating to Iran," said Gary Sheffer, executive director of communications and public affairs at GE.
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Reuters: The United States has rebuffed pleas to join a European diplomatic drive to persuade Iran to give up any ambitions to add nuclear bombs to its arsenal, U.S. officials and foreign diplomats say. For months, Britain, France and Germany have hoped to improve their bargaining power with the Islamic republic by involving Washington in a proposed accord over an end to its uranium enrichment activities.
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AFP: US President George W. Bush will make clear in his annual State of the Union address that he wants a peaceful solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, a senior aide said Tuesday. The official, speaking at a briefing organized by the White House on condition that he not be named, scoffed at concerns that Washington might use force against Iran after invading Iraq 22 months ago.
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AP: Sen. Joseph Biden and Iran's foreign minister clashed Friday over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, with Biden hinting at the possibility of armed conflict unless fears of an Iranian weapons program were put to rest. The rare and frank public exchange between a senior American politician and a ranking member of the Iranian government came at a dinner during the World Economic Forum held in this Alpine resort town.
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AFP: Iran is under growing international pressure to renounce its suspected nuclear arms programs, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday, but she refused to rule out seeking UN action. Rice said in an interview that Washington "greatly appreciates" the efforts by Britain, France and Germany to try to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions.
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New York Times: The chief executive of Halliburton said on Friday that the company would withdraw all employees from Iran and end its business activities there after its Iranian
energy exploration contracts came under criticism this month. Halliburton, the nation's largest energy- and military-services company, plans to cease dealings in Iran when it completes
its present commitments, David J. Lesar, Halliburton's chief executive, told investors on a conference call.
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Voice of America: No part of President Bush's State of the Union address in 2002, a few months after the September 2001 terrorist attacks, was more controversial than his use of the term axis of evil to describe an Iraq then still ruled by Saddam Hussein, North Korea and Iran. On Iran he said this: "Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's hope for freedom."
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AP: The oil services conglomerate Halliburton Co. will wind down its operations in Iran and seek to separate its engineering and construction subsidiary KBR from the parent, chairman and CEO Dave Lesar said Friday. Lesar made the disclosures Friday to analysts in a conference call after the ...
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Feb. 01 – Two teenagers aged 15 and 18 separately committed suicide in desperation, by jumping off the top of their houses.
On Saturday, the 15-year-old boy only identified by his first name, Arshya committed suicide by throwing himself from the roof of his house. His parents said that Arshya was under extreme social pressures.
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Reuters: The United States, determined to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons, is piling pressure on European firms to stop them doing business with Tehran, diplomats say.
In turn this is making it harder for Europe to offer Iran economic incentives to persuade it to abandon nuclear processes that could be used to build weapons.
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Associated Press: An American envoy repeated US allegations Monday about an Iranian nuclear weapons program and said Israel might attack Iran's nuclear sites because the Jewish state has "a history" of such actions. John Bolton, the State Department's top international security official, was referring to Israel's 1981 bombing raid on Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor.
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The Guardian: When the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, met Condoleezza Rice in Washington this week, he did not ask whether the US had plans to use military force against Iran.
And the new secretary of state did not offer to tell him. "The issue was not raised once by either side," Mr Straw said afterwards. "It was not on the table."
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Reuters: Three British naval boats confiscated by Iran's military last June must go to Iran's war museum, rather than be returned as London has demanded, a senior military official has said. Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized the three boats last June and arrested eight British crewmen, accusing them
of straying into Iranian waters in the Shatt al-Arab waterway which divides southwestern Iran from Iraq.
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Reuters: The United States believes its row over Iran's nuclear programme can be resolved by diplomacy, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said in an interview. Iran says its nuclear work is peaceful, but Washington says Tehran has a covert atomic weapons programme and said last week it would not rule out military force to stop Tehran from getting the bomb.
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan. 31 – A worker from Iran's "Foumanat Textiles" factory attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself inside the factory but was prevented when a fellow worker cut the rope around
his neck.
Ahmad Agahi, the spokesperson for workers in the factory based in
the town of Fouman (northern Gilan province), told a state-run news agency yesterday that poverty and social pressures were what
brought the man to commit suicide.
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Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan 26 – A midnight raid by members of a special police force on protesters at the main theater in Tehran led to several arrests, according to eye-witnesses. Several hundred people had waited for hours on Tuesday evening to watch Souvenir Picture, a new play by Iranian director Qotbaddin Sadeghi, at the capital’s City Theater.
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San Fransisco Chronicle: Four Iranian brothers have spent the past 40 months locked up in federal detention despite a court ruling last summer clearing them of terrorism-related charges leveled by the Department of Homeland Security. The men, real estate agents in the Los Angeles area, are accused of being members of an Iranian group that is on the U.S. government's terrorist list, although the group is regarded by some American lawmakers as a legitimate resistance organization.
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