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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."
Posted on: August 20th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Sunday that Israel sees the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions as something that could endanger Israel's very existence. Dempsey said he and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz "compare intelligence, we discuss regional implications. And we've admitted to each other that our clocks are turning at different rates."
Posted on: August 19th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
"This is a call for rebellion and it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy," declared Labor Party Chairperson Shelly Yachimovich.
Posted on: August 16th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
President Shimon Peres said Thursday in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 News that Israel alone should not and cannot attack Iran's nuclear facilities. With this statement, Peres has effectively positioned himself in direct opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Watch video).
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Israel has made a decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, adding that international sanctions are increasing pressure on Iran to make concessions, the Pentagon has announced. Negotiations with Iran have stalled, with the latter still refusing to give the global powers access to all its nuclear facilities.
Posted on: August 12th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
In its war against the West and Israel, Iran has apparently given up its attempt to portray itself as being unaffected by the sanctions against its economy and, taking a page out of the Palestinian playbook, is now switching to the opposite approach, pushing the suffering of individual Iranians under the cruel sanctions. Of course, for all that to change practically overnight, all Tehran has to do is stop its nuclear project and open up its facilities to international inspectors.
Posted on: August 11th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300, with many buildings being reduced to rubble, according to Iranian officials. Thousands are fleeing their homes and staying outdoors, fearing more damage from aftershocks – at least 20 of which have hit the region.
Posted on: August 10th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
A reporter mentioned to White House Spokesman Jay Carney yesterday's scoop in Ha'aretz, which cited Western diplomats and high level Israeli officials about the special National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear program submitted recently to President Obama, which is almost a word for word copy of the Israeli intelligence assessment. But State Dept. Spokesman Patrick Ventrell confirmed that the U.S. is concerned with the possibility of Iran attacking its Gulf neighbors.
Posted on: August 9th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
US President Barack Obama has in recent days received an National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) which upgrades the current view of the progress achieved by Iran's nuclear program to more critical, according to Western diplomats and high level Israeli officials. The new evaluation was conducted because of concern within the Administration that Israel would unilaterally attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
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