Round up of Today’s International News 14/11/11
IAEA shows Iran nuke program intel to 35 nations
In a show-and-tell based on secret intelligence, the U.N. atomic agency shared satellite images, letters and diagrams with 35 nations Friday as it sought to underpin its case that Iran apparently worked secretly on developing a nuclear weapon.
U.S. demands Iran respond in days to nuclear report
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Friday that Iran respond within days to a U.N. nuclear watchdog’s accusations of atomic weapons work, and said Washington was consulting allies on further steps to pressure Tehran.
Israel says Iran closer to atom bomb than thought
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday the full extent of Iran’s nuclear program was not reflected in a recent U.N. report, which said that Tehran appeared to have worked on designing an atomic bomb.
Obama: Iran sanctions have ‘enormous bite’
Defending his efforts to halt the Iranian nuclear threat, President Barack Obama said Sunday that the economic sanctions against the country have had “enormous bite,” and that he is united with Russian and Chinese leaders in ensuring Iran does not develop an atomic weapon and unleash an arms race across the Middle East.
U.S. mulls Iran sanctions but not on oil, central bank
The United States may impose more sanctions on Iran, possibly on commercial banks or front companies, but is unlikely to take further steps against its oil and gas industry or go after the central bank for now, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
EU prepares new sanctions against Iran
After the UN’s atomic watchdog indicated that Iran may be building a nuclear weapon, the EU is contemplating new sanctions. But there are few policy options during a period of economic crisis within the eurozone.
France warns Iran of “unprecedented” sanctions
France said on Wednesday it wanted to convene the U.N. Security Council and could push for unprecedented sanctions against Iran after a U.N. nuclear watchdog report said Tehran had worked to develop an atomic bomb design
UN report on Iran’s nuclear drive ‘alarming’: Germany
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday said a UN report on Iran’s nuclear drive was “alarming” and that new sanctions would be inevitable if Iran refused to participate in serious talks.
Iran Bomb Report Shows Need for Sanctions With More Teeth: View
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s report detailing how Iran has conducted secret activities “specific to nuclear weapons” was a bombshell that surprised nobody.
Sanctions begin to bite
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime may be more vulnerable to economic distress at home than to Israeli or American missiles
Blast Kills Commander at Iran Base
One of the top commanders in Iran’s ballistic missile program was among those killed Saturday in an explosion at a base for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the group said in a statement on Monday.
Iranian missile expert killed in explosion
Iranian authorities say blast that killed Revolutionary Guard commander and 16 others was an accident.
‘No more point’ in concessions, says Iran’s foreign minister
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said he sees no more room for compromise in the battle over Iran’s contested nuclear programme, in an interview published Sunday.
Iran says has detected Duqu computer virus
Iran said on Sunday it had detected the Duqu computer virus that experts say is based on Stuxnet, the so-called “cyber-weapon” discovered last year and believed to be aimed at sabotaging the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites.
Iran’s supreme leader warns West of ‘strong slap and iron fist’
Iran’s supreme leader has warned Israel and the United States that Tehran would respond with “a strong slap and iron first” if either launched a military strike aimed at crippling the country’s nuclear programme
Report: Bahraini authorities detail terror suspects’ ties to Iran
Bahraini authorities on Sunday explicitly tied the recent arrests of alleged “terrorist cell” members with Iran, claiming the suspects got funding from that Middle Eastern nation and had ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and Basij, according to a state media report.
Son of former Revolutionary Guard chief found dead in Dubai hotel
The son of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander was found dead in a Dubai hotel room — with his father’s website calling the death “suspicious,” though police insisted it was not.
Obama: U.S. will consult China, Russia on Iran
China and Russia share the United States’ objective of ensuring Iran does not make weapons via its nuclear program and Washington will consult with them on how to achieve that, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.
GOP candidates embrace covert action in Iran
During a Republican presidential debate Saturday night, several candidates embraced the idea of the United States using covert operations to help solve diplomatic problems.
Russia rejects further sanctions of Iran over nuclear programme
Moscow wary of moves towards ‘regime change’ after IEAA report, effectively guaranteeing a muted international response.
Ace of diamonds: how Iran snared Soviet expert for its nuclear program
Now the Russian scientist has emerged as a central character in the still-unfolding mystery that is Iran’s nuclear program
N. Korea denounces US, Israel over Iran
Nuclear-armed North Korea on Sunday accused the United States and Israel of engaging in an “extreme war frenzy” over Iran’s atomic programme, warning a new war may break out in the Middle East.
China Favors Dialogue in Iran Nuclear Saga
China says sanctions will not “fundamentally” resolve international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.
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