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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:44 PM
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U.S. demands Iran respond in days to nuclear report
(Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Friday that Iran respond within days to a U.N. nuclear watchdog's accusations of atomic weapons work, and said Washington was consulting allies on further steps to pressure Tehran.

Clinton, speaking at an Asia-Pacific summit in Honolulu, made clear that the United States was seeking to marshal international support for additional sanctions against Iran, but stopped short of specifying actions under consideration.

Her comments followed a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency earlier this week that concluded that Iran had worked on developing an atomic bomb design and may still be conducting such research.

U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to seek a united front against Iran when he meets world leaders, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit this weekend.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/12/us-iran-usa-c...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:49 PM
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1. Isn't Iran pretty much already sanctioned to the max? nt
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:58 PM
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2. I was going to suggest banning Coca-Cola to try to bring them to their knees.
But checked and found Iran beat them to the punch.
http://consumerist.com/2010/07/iran-bans-coca-cola-ibm-...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 10:10 PM
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3. Nuclear shmuclear - it's the corporations that are really behind
the "bring Iran to its knees" drive. All those profits they're not seeing.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:32 PM
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7. Exactly, reports are the Obama adminstration sold Israel 55 bunker buster bombs...
in 2009.

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/30/140950147/sale-of-u-s-bom...

"With all the recent turmoil in the Middle East, one piece of news that has been overlooked is the revelation that the Obama administration approved the sale of 55 deep-earth penetrator bombs to Israel in 2009..."








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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:04 PM
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4. Can anyone show me a single item in this report proving Iran is violating the NPT?
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:08 PM
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5. since when do we need to prove fuck-all to go start another war?
we are the US of A
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:09 PM
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6. knr n/t
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:50 PM
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8. Eyeing Iran, US plans weapons sale to UAE
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/eyeing-i...

"THE United States has plans to provide thousands of advanced "bunker-busting" bombs to the United Arab Emirates as part of efforts to contain Iran, The Wall Street Journal says.
The advanced munitions are designed to demolish bunkers, tunnels and other thickly reinforced targets, making them well-suited for a potential strike on Iran's underground nuclear facilities, the newspaper said on Friday.

The proposed package to the UAE - said to include up to 4,900 joint direct attack munitions, or JDAMs, and other weapons - is to be formally presented to Congress "in the coming days," the Journal said.

In recent years, President Barack Obama's Administration has moved to shore up Arab Gulf countries with major arms deals, part of a policy of strengthening regional allies to ramp up pressure on Tehran..."






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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:48 AM
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9. kick nt
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