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ISRAEL - IRAN
Denuclearised Middle East: Israel's refusal, Iran's lies
A conference on denuclearisation is set for Helsinki in late 2012. For Israel, it is premature due to the "volatile and hostile situation" in the area. Iran and the European Union hold "constructive" meeting, but Tehran has hidden its programme in the past. Israel is the only nuclear power in the region.
13/03/2009 RUSSIA – IRAN
Iran “one or two years” from A-bomb, says Russian experts
The head of a strategic arms research centre at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow says that once Iran gets a nuclear weapon it would be “untouchable” and could broaden its support for groups and movements like Hamas and Hizbollah. His statement contradicts his own government’s official position.
15/07/2006 LEBANON ISRAEL
Crisis worsens in Lebanon; no agreement at G8
Al-Hayat said Israel has given Syria three days to disarm Hezbollah and to free hostages: the alternative is war. The intervention of the pope has been highly appreciated and he has been described by militias as "a defender of human rights and a model of sanity".
Iran asks for “serious” talks on nuclear program, at the same time unveils new weapons
Teheran boasts missile capable of targeting naval vessels 200 miles from its coast and threatens to shut off access to the Persian Gulf in the case of attack, provoking a grievous petrol crisis. Ahmadinejad reiterates “seriousness” in negotiations and seeks allies among his neighbours.
08/08/2016 16:28:00 IRAN – ISRAEL
Israel admits Tehran has respected the terms of the nuclear agreement
Energy Minister Youval Steinitz confirmed that there were no "significant violations," but insisted that it was "too early" to say whether the (very bad) deal would be "a success”. Iran executed a scientist involved in the country’s atomic programme for treason.
02/09/2010 ISRAEL – IRAN
Israel completes preparations for an attack against Iran
In a note to Congress, US Defense Department reveals Israel bought huge amounts of fuel for jet planes and land forces. In Jerusalem, debate heats up over the suitability of an attack against Iran’s nuclear reactors. In Tehran meanwhile, leaders continue to favour nuclear energy because of US embargo on oil refining technology.
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