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Was Rigi’s arrest by Iran staged?

Yesterday, the Iranian government claimed that it had arrested the wanted militant Abdolmalek Rigi, by forcing his aircraft, which was overflying Iranian territory, to land. New evidence suggests that this operation could have been staged for the cameras. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2010/02/was-rigis-arrest-by-iran-staged.html

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Posted on : Feb 24 2010
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Target sanctions at Iran’s leaders

When it comes to imposing sanctions against Iran, no option will be easy or certain. There is one option however, which could keep Iran’s leadership up at night. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/17/iran-nuclear-regime-west Recent interview with BBC Persian about the possibility of an Iran sponsored attack through Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2xuhj6hvQ

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Posted on : Feb 18 2010
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No respite for Ahmadinejad

Two part, sometimes heated debate on Iran on FRANCE24 (especially part 2) – Part 1 http://www.france24.com/en/20100211-france-24-debate-iran-islamic-revolution-anniversary-protests Part 2 – http://www.france24.com/en/20100211-france-24-debate-iran-islamic-revolution-anniversary-protests-part2 Article “No respite for Ahmadinejad” http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/12/iran-protest-turnout-threat

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Posted on : Feb 13 2010
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Tehran’s nuclear glue

The recent declaration by Tehran that its going to enrich uranium to 20%, has more to do with domestic reasons. We should expect more similar statements from Iran, even though they may not even be true. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/08/tehrans-nuclear-programme

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Posted on : Feb 09 2010
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