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Lugar: Get very tough with Iran

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UPI:The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged the United States Sunday to get “very tough” to prevent Iran from making a nuclear bomb.

“We’re going to have to get very tough” said Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Inc., when asked how to prevent Iran from making nuclear weapons.

Israel is in our range, says Iran

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Reuters: An Iranian military chief said yesterday that Israel and the US would not dare to attack his country since it could strike back anywhere in Israel with its latest missiles, a news agency reported.

Hand over nuclear weapons and know-how, Iran tells Britain

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Daily Telegraph – Iran has issued an extraordinary list of demands to Britain and other European countries, telling them to provide advanced nuclear technology, conventional weapons and a security guarantee against nuclear attack by Israel.

Iran ‘sending men to fight’ in holy city

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The Sunday Times: THE mayor of Najaf, scene of some of the most bitter fighting in Iraq since the official end of the war last year, yesterday accused Iran of encouraging the violence by sending weapons and men to confront American forces in the shadow of the holy city’s shrines.

Iran Tests Missile Capable of Hitting Israel

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Reuters: Iran’s defense ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out a field test of the latest version of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile which defense experts say can reach Israel or U.S. bases in the Gulf.

Iran’s Internal Divisions Play Out in Iraqi Arena

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Los Angeles Times: Pouring money into political parties, charities and armed organizations in a semi-covert campaign for influence and control, Iran has emerged as a silent and powerful force in postwar Iraq, Iraqi officials and Western diplomats said.

Iran threatens tough measures in event of sanctions

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Financial Times: The diplomatic poker game over Iran’s nuclear programme is intensifying, with warnings by the Islamic Republic that it would take tough measures in response to any attempt by the US to block its development through the United Nations Security Council.

US out to sabotage Iran’s atom bomb programme

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Daily Telegraph: The Bush administration is trying to find covert ways to sabotage or delay Iran’s nuclear weapons programme believing that diplomatic deals struck with European nations have barely slowed Teheran’s rush towards the bomb.

Defense minister says Iran sending weapons to Shiite insurgents in Iraq

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Associated Press: With fighting raging for a fifth day in Najaf, Iraq’s interim defense minister on Monday accused neighboring Iran of sending weapons to Shiite insurgents here.

Nearly 200 ‘badly covered’ women arrested in Iran

Hindustan Times: Tehran, Nearly 200 Iranian women wearing head coverings considered insufficient under the country’s Islamic code have been arrested, newspapers reported today.