Beware of G8 Statements on Iran

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by Peter Jenkins The statement issued by G8 Foreign Ministers at the end of their meeting in London last week contains four paragraphs on Iran. They appear in a section devoted to Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, ahead of four paragraphs on… Continue Reading  

More Diplomacy, Less Pressure for Iran Settlement: Report

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News  The administration of President Barack Obama should put more emphasis on diplomacy in its quest for a satisfactory resolution of Iran’s nuclear programme, according to a major new report released by The Iran Project.… Continue Reading  

Hunger Strikes Put Guantanamo Back in the Spotlight

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by Joe Hitchon via IPS News  Public debate here over the military prison at Guantanamo Bay heated up again following Monday’s surprise publication of a highly charged article by an inmate at the prison, one of dozens currently engaged in… Continue Reading  

Swedish FM: Sanctions should be part of the policy, not the policy

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by Jasmin Ramsey Observers of the conflict over Iran’s nuclear program will be familiar with Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt. Around this time last year, the outspoken diplomat and former Prime Minister warned against striking Iran’s nuclear program in a… Continue Reading  

Is Iran Escalating the Nuclear Issue?

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by Mohammad Ali Shabani Most headlines on Iran’s launch of uranium-related sites on April 9th — its National Day of Nuclear Technology — linked it to the diplomatic deadlock in Kazakhstan. Tehran was regarded as pursuing escalation, perhaps in frustration… Continue Reading