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00:25 Jordan King: Iran wouldn`t want nukes if there was Israeli-Palestinian peace (Ch. 10)
01:44 Iran`s atomic chief: Once exchange deal is made, we`ll stop enrichment process (DPA)
02:16 Syria signaling to Arab world readiness to fight Israel (Haaretz)
03:23 Leading Israeli author: Israel is becoming a mini-Iran (Haaretz)
09:33 Iran planning 10 new uranium enrichment plants in 2010-2011 (Reuters)
10:00 Iran says to unveil air defense equal to Russia system (Reuters)
"But our air defense experts and scientists found a way, and in very near future, we will produce an air defense system, which has the capabilities of the Russian S-300 or even more."
11:28 Iran launches production lines of unmanned planes (AP)
13:53 Report: Iran has given letter to IAEA about starting uranium enrichment (Reuters)
14:25 Iran to IAEA: We will increase uranium enrichment (AP)
15:42 Report: Russia urges Iran to fulfill uranium export agreement (Haaretz)
1:15pm President Suleiman: If Israel decides to launch war on Lebanon, it wouldn’t be an excursion for it.
Iran does not have the capacity to enrich uranium to 20 percent for use in its research reactor, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Monday, accusing the Islamic republic of blackmail.[/URL]
So then no problems?
00:37 Qassam fired from Gaza strikes open area in western Negev; no casualties (Army Radio)
08:19 Iran starts enriching 20% nuclear fuel - state TV (Reuters)
09:14 China urges agreement on Iran nuclear fuel proposal (Reuters)
10:14 U.S. wants sanctions resolution on Iran `within weeks, not months` (Reuters)
14:00 Israel urges `crippling` sanctions now against Iran (Haaretz)
14:43 Russia security chief: Western concerns over Iran are valid (Reuters)
00:47 Clinton to visit Qatar, Saudi Arabia next week for talks (Reuters)
05:03 Lebanese Prime Minister: I am worried by Israeli threats (Ch.10)
09:32 Report: Iran says nuclear fuel deal `still on the table` (Reuters)
10:31 Report: Iran sanctions to target Revolutionary Guards (Haaretz)
18:13 U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iranian Revolutionary Guard affiliates (Reuters)
15:10 Syria-based Hamas leader warns `there could be war with Israel at any time` (DPA)
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday voiced concern about "escalating" Israeli war threats, and said his government will support the Hizbullah if a new war breaks out with the Jewish state.
"Hizbullah killed his father, former premier Rafik Hariri," added Lieberman.
"If the Zionist regime should repeat its mistakes and initiate a military operation, then it must be resisted with full force to put an end to it once and for all," he told Syria's Bashar al-Assad in a telephone conversation on Wednesday. (Reuters)
DAMASCUS — Syria fired a new round in its war of words with Israel on Thursday, saying the Jewish state did not want Middle East peace and offering as evidence proposed tax breaks for Israelis living in the Golan Heights, captured from Syria.
4:30pm U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams ruled out an imminent war between Israel and Hizbullah and said that the latter is a major Lebanese party.
00:53 Report: Iran to shut down Google email service in country (Reuters)
03:02 Top UN officials to Haaretz: Security Council poised to pass Tehran sanctions (Haaretz)
03:12 Sources: China unlikely to veto fresh UN sanctions on Iran (Haaretz)
03:56 Report: Syria approves U.S. request to reinstate ambassador in Damascus (Reuters)
08:17 US Treasury: New US sanctions will target Iranian elites (AP)
12:43 Netanyahu to discuss Iran sanctions in Moscow next week (DPA)
13:18 UN vents frustration over nuclear arms control failures (Reuters)
17:31 Gordon Brown: World is ready to hit Iran with new sanctions (Reuters)
18:31 Syria: Tax cuts for Golan residents shows Israel doesn`t want peace (Israel Radio)
Hamas leader Khaled Meshal, who is based in Damascus, spoke out warning that another war with Hamas will not be limited to Gaza, but will spread to the entire region.
05:42 China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama (AP)
10:40 U.S. shoots down ballistic missile with laser in test (Reuters)
12:00 French FM: Iran incapable of producing nuclear weapons (AP)
12:34 Iran nuclear chief: Our atomic technology more sophisticated than Pakistan`s (DPA)
16:44 IDF: U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to arrive in Israel Sunday (Haaretz)
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) is by law the highest ranking military officer in the United States armed forces, and the principal military adviser to the President of the United States, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense.
2:23pm Minister Murr from Washington: The U.S. decided to grant Lebanon military aid worth $267 million.
"Even if US President Barack Obama dares to repeat threats of tougher sanction against us as much as ten times, we will still be determined to pursue our enrichment program, but with a much faster pace," said Ali Larijani on Thursday.
05:47 Report: U.K. lawmaker fired for comments on alleged Israel organ trade (Haaretz)
12:35 U.S. military chief Mullen discusses Iran with Egypt`s Mubarak (AP)
15:28 U.S. Secretary of State Clinton begins Gulf tour in Qatar (DPA)
18:26 Clinton: Iran leaves world little choice but to impose `greater costs` over nukes (Reuters)
16:38 U.S. VP Joe Biden expects China to support Iran sanctions (Reuters)
Russia sees no reason to stall on the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran, the Kremlin's powerful Security Council said Sunday, hours before the premier of Iran's adversary Israel was due to visit Moscow.
07:47 Iran: We won`t hesitate to block the Strait of Hormuz if threatened (Israel Radio)
08:03 U.S. congressman: U.S. should break Israel`s blockade of Gaza (AP)
10:14 Clinton: Iran becoming military dictatorship (AP)
20:35 Clinton: return to 1967 borders is a U.S. condition for Mideast peace (Haaretz)
23:37 Saudi Arabia: Efforts to rid Mideast of nukes must apply to Israel (AP)
On the road between Damascus and Beirut, residents tell of unusual military activity, all night construction work, army flat bed trucks moving around with their lights switched off.
Defense analysts report the retraining of the Syrian army. Out of armored brigades burdened with Soviet era tanks, and into small commando units armed with hi-tech anti tank rockets used to such deadly effect by Hezbollah fighters in 2006.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday assured Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it would hold off on its contract to sell an advanced air defense system to Iran.
13:29 Russia won`t exclude new nuclear sanctions against Iran (Reuters)
15:15 Iran says still willing to accept West`s offer for nuclear fuel exchange (Reuters)
20:02 Netanyahu: Israel is not planning a war (Haaretz)
8:06pm Nasrallah: If Israel strikes Dahiyeh, we will strike Tel Aviv.They think that they can demolish Dahiyeh's buildings as we barely "puncture their walls." But I tell them today: You destroy a Dahiyeh building and we will destroy buildings in Tel Aviv
8:12pm Nasrallah to Israelis: If you bombard Rafik Hariri Beirut International Airport, we will bombard Ben Gurion International Airport.
8:20pm Nasrallah: We had a lot of exposed targets before us to assassinate one of the Israelis, but we didn't make use of that because we want a revenge that is at the same level of Imad Mughniyeh's martyrdom.