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Kucinich: Is Obama stumbling into war with Iran?

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Monday questioned whether the Obama administration was trying to provoke Iran into an armed conflict. The Iranian government claimed on Sunday that it had shot down a RQ-170 Sentinel — a U.S. high-altitude reconnaissance drone — that had flown into Iran’s eastern airspace. The Pentagon…

Saudi Arabia may join nuclear arms race: ex-spy chief

Saudi Arabia may consider acquiring nuclear weapons to match regional rivals Israel and Iran, its former intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Monday. “Our efforts and those of the world have failed to convince Israel to abandon its weapons of mass destruction, as well as Iran… therefore it is…

No indication drone lost in Iran was shot down: Pentagon

The Pentagon said Monday there is no indication that a US drone lost in Iranian territory was shot down, contradicting Tehran’s claims. Iranian media said late Sunday that an RQ-170 unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down after making an incursion into Iran’s eastern airspace. The RQ-170 Sentinel is a high-altitude…

U.S., Israel covert war against Iran suspected: report

Many former US intelligence officials and Iran experts believe last month’s explosion at a military base near Tehran was part of a covert effort by the US, Israel and other states to disable Iran’s nuclear and missile programs, The Los Angeles Times reported late Sunday. The huge explosion ripped through…

Iran downs U.S. drone, threatens reprisal: reports

TEHRAN — Iran’s military said it shot down a US Army drone inside its territory near the Afghan and Pakistani borders on Sunday, and threatened to retaliate for the violation, Iranian media reported. The Al-Alam Arabic language satellite channel, quoting a military source in Iran’s joint chiefs of staff, said…

British embassy attack ‘illegal’ says top Iran cleric

Top Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami has sharply criticised the storming of the British embassy in Tehran by hundreds of pro-regime protesters, calling the attack “illegal,” media reports said Sunday. “I explicitly say that I am against attacking embassies and occupying them,” he was quoted as saying by the ISNA…

Bachmann claims she would close non-existent U.S. embassy in Iran

Speaking to an audience in Iowa on Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) claimed that if she were president, the U.S. would not have an embassy in Iran. She was responding to news of the British embassy in Iran being overrun by hardline students, who trashed the place and set it…

Israeli Defense Minister: No Iran strike ‘for the moment’

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday ruled out a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities “for the moment,” in remarks to public radio, but said that the Jewish state would keep all options open. “We have no intention of acting for the moment… We should not engage in war when…

Photos show Iran base decimated by blast

WASHINGTON — A recent deadly explosion at a missile base in Iran caused major devastation and will take much longer to repair than a top Iranian general has predicted, according to an analysis of new satellite photos of the site. In commercial satellite photos released by a private Washington institute,…

Britain evacuates embassy staff from Iran

Britain was evacuating all its diplomatic staff from Iran on Wednesday, a day after protesters stormed its embassy in Tehran in scenes that prompted international outrage. Norway said it had temporarily closed its embassy but its diplomats continued to work from elsewhere in Tehran. Other European missions were evaluating the situation. Britain warned “serious consequences” would follow…

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