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An article by Kevin Owen
Stress in the Strait: ‘Any false move can lead to catastrophe’
1 January 2012 | As the closure of Strait of Hormuz would likely suit the interests neither of the US nor of Iran, the editor of Consortium News, Robert Parry, believes the US is pushing for a large-scale war against Tehran.

An article by Wayne Madsen
Softening Up Iran for the Final Attack
31 December 2011 | In many ways, America’s and Israel’s much-anticipated war against Iran has already begun. It is not the type of war that was expected — an Israeli textbook style surprise and swift attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, followed by a sustained U.S. and NATO air campaign — but a covert war with quite an unexpected feature.

Will our World consent for a criminal attack against Iran?
U.S. and Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure
30 December 2011 | The Obama administration is trying to assure Israel privately that it would strike Iran militarily if Tehran’s nuclear program crosses certain “red lines”—while attempting to dissuade the Israelis from acting unilaterally.

Senior Cleric Praises Iranian Intelligence Ministry for Arresting CIA Spy
23 December 2011 | Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati appreciated the Iranian intelligence ministry forces for arresting an important CIA spy, describing the move as a great accomplishment for the country.

Journalist Jonathan Steele interviewed by Russia Today
‘Toppling Assad is proxy war against Iran’
5 December 2011 | Western diplomacy regards the Syrian president as a lost cause, so since he has close ties with Iran, toppling Assad would be a major blow to Tehran, argues UK journalist and author Jonathan Steele.

An article by Mahan Abedin
Iran delivers major blow to the CIA
3 December 2011 | Iran’s claim last week to have arrested 12 spies working for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is potentially a major blow to American intelligence-gathering efforts in Iran and to American intelligence generally. The arrests come on the heels of the arrest of 30 alleged CIA spies in late May and are indicative of steadily improving counter-intelligence capabilities.

An article by Gary Kamiya
The boys who cry “Holocaust”
23 November 2011 | The same neocon hawks who lied us into Iraq are using the ultimate argument-stopper to push war with Iran.

Iran Stops Israeli Duqu Virus Attack
15 November 2011 | Iran’s defense computer systems have been able to identify and control a "supervirus" similar to the one the US and Israel created to damage Tehran’s nuclear program last year, officials in Tehran said.

An article by Pepe Escobar
A bad case of nuclear Iranophobia
14 November 2011 | As the climax to a leaking frenzy in Western corporate media that bordered on - literally - nuclear hysteria, United Nations inspectors at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) finally released a report essentially charging that Tehran had tried to design a nuclear weapon to fit in a missile warhead until as late as last year.

An article by Mohammad Alireza
You Can Stop Iran War
13 November 2011 | Iranians reading the corporate media become very anxious about increased chances of war

West campaign against Iran
‘Iran will accept a UN rapporteur but not a propagandist’
13 November 2011 | The secretary general of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights says Iran will welcome anyone who wants to serve as only a UN rapporteur but not as a propagandist.

Iran protests ’mistreatment’ of footballers in Bahrain match
13 November 2011 | Iran on Saturday summoned Bahrain’s envoy to Tehran to protest what it called mistreatment of Iranian football players and supporters following a 2014 World Cup qualifier in Manama.

An article by Wayne Madsen
War Clouds Form over Iran
10 November 2011 | Israel’s all-powerful lobby in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an organization composed of Israeli collaborators, infiltrators, and outright traitors to the United States, is steamrolling through the House of Representatives H.R. 1905, which would prohibit the President of the United States, the Secretary of State, members of the U.S. Foreign Service, or any special envoy from engaging in any sort of diplomatic contact, official or unofficial, with any member or agent of the government of Iran.

A video by RussiaToday
Loose Cannon: Will Israel attack Iran?
6 November 2011 | Russia Today talks to Patrick Henningsen, editor of the ’Infowars’ website foreseeing actions against Iran which could inflame the whole Middle East region.

An article by Farhad Pouladi
Iran to IAEA: Go Ahead and Publish ’Counterfeit’ Report
6 November 2011 | Ali Akbar Salehi says crucial IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear programme due in the next few days is based on ‘counterfeit’ claims.

An article by Ismail Salami
Vicious Triangle Forming Against Iran
6 November 2011 | In recent days, there has been a vociferous interest in Israel, the US and the UK in fanning the flames of Iranophobia in what observers see as a political red herring to engage in a catastrophic war in the Middle East.

Suspect in US alleged plot belong to an anti-Tehran organisation
United States claim against Iran do not border reality
6 November 2011 | Iran said in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon one of the suspects in the US alleged assassination plot belongs to the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization - a terrorist group responsible for the death of thousands of Iranian, Iraqi and western people and officials during the last 5 decades.

An article by Madison Ruppert
The Western Assault On Iran Has Begun
5 November 2011 | Just like Iraq, it begins with diplomatic and economic sanctions and open threats which eventually snowball into military action. One can only hope that all of this saber rattling coming from Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom will not evolve into real military strikes.

Documents proving the United States’ role in terrorism
Iran’s Top Security Official Displays Document on US Terrorism
5 November 2011 | Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili on Friday displayed one of the 100 documents Iran has on the Untied States’ main role in promoting and sponsoring terrorism.

An article by Russia Today
Iran in crosshairs as nuke report due
5 November 2011 | Tensions are once again mounting against Iran ahead of a crucial report by the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA, due next week. Meanwhile, Israel has tested a new ballistic missile.

Iran summons Swiss envoy to protest over US ’threats’
4 November 2011 | Iran made a formal protest on Thursday over military experts’ remarks to a US Congressional committee last week urging the targeted assassination of members of its elite Quds Force military special operations unit.

An analysis by Wassim Raad
The possibilities of a Middle East war, between the threats and the facts
24 October 2011 | The Israeli papers spoke about the readiness of Netanyahu’s government to address a military strike to Iran while many analysts linked the fabricated American accusations made by Obama’s administration to the Islamic Republic of Iran to such a possible attack through the creation of a climate of tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

An article by Esam Al-Amin
The implausibility of an Iranian plot
20 October 2011 | On October 11, Attorney General Eric Holder, flanked by the FBI Director and the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, accused the government of Iran, specifically the elite Quds battalion of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), of plotting to assassinate the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S, Adel Al-Jubeir.

An article by Stephen M. Walt
"Where is the U.S.-Iran Confrontation Headed?" - Obama Doubles Down
14 October 2011 | I had planned to write about something else this morning, but the simmering confrontation with Iran keeps intruding. For starters, President Obama is standing firmly behind the administration’s allegations, but without offering any new evidence to support them.

An article by Ray McGovern
Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot
14 October 2011 | Ray McGovern, the author of this analysis, served as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for a total of 30 years, and is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). He works now with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington.

An article by Ismail Salami
Building a Pretext to Target Iran: Accusing Tehran of Orchestrating an Assassination Plot against the Saudi Ambassador
13 October 2011 | In a ’United against Iran Campaign,’ the US government has accused Tehran of orchestrating an assassination plot against the Saudi envoy in Washington, a move which is to be seen as part of US stratagem to carry on with its plan of demonizing and isolating the Islamic Republic of Iran.

An article by Ray McGovern
Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran
3 October 2011 | Israeli leaders continue to pound the drum about taking out Iran’s nuclear program – and some hardliners may want to strike soon, fearing the window of opportunity will close if President Barack Obama wins reelection and is less susceptible to political pressures, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern observes.

Interview with Iranian President by Euronews
Ahmadinejad: ‘Europeans paying for their leaders mistakes’
5 August 2011 | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by international sanctions, widely accused of relentless human rights abuses and threatened by the regime’s nuclear ambitions. In an exclusive interview with euronews, the president spoke about a wide range of issues including the trial of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, and Iran’s relationship with Europe.

The Palestine papers
Palestinian distrust of Iran revealed in leaked papers
26 January 2011 | Mahmoud Abbas asked businessman to donate $50m to Mahmoud Ahamdinejad opponents, according to the documents

An article by PRESS TV
Terror attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists: MI6, Mossad, CIA
2 December 2010 | The British daily The Independent has confirmed the role of the spy agencies of Israel, Britain and the US in the recent terror attacks on two Iranian nuclear scientists.

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