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Latest Iran Items
International sanctions could trigger a popular uprising in Iran similar to last year's revolution in Egypt that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, Israel's foreign minister said in statements published Sunday.
The leader of an Iranian militant group that was taken off the U.S. terror list on Friday says the move will change her group's "balance of power" with the world — predicting a higher profile in politics, fundraising and diplomacy and increased anti-regime activity in Iran.
The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria's opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance as the administration and other world leaders lamented the failure of diplomatic efforts to push Syrian President Bashar Assad from power.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu literally drew a red line for Iran on Thursday. In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Netanyahu said the threshold for pre-emptive action will be "before Iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon." When that point arrives, Israel will go it alone if necessary.
It just so happens that both the United States and China will be engaged in leadership decisions this fall. In the case of the United States, after a full discussion of the issues, the American people will elect a new president or re-elect the incumbent. The American president will become (or remain) the leader of the alliance of democratic nations.
Stocks posted solid gains for the third quarter, although the ride got bumpy at the end.
President Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone Friday, after failing to take the opportunity to meet with him in person during a visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York earlier this week.
Mitt Romney courted military cadets and top-dollar donors on Friday as he declared Pennsylvania up for grabs in the November election — a state where the campaign is not running television ads and where poll numbers suggest that Friday's pit stop appeared to be more about raising the money needed to compete in more hotly-contested battleground states.
The Obama administration has taken the Mujahideen-e-Khalq off the U.S. terrorist blacklist culminating an expensive PR campaign by the Iranian dissidents.