Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Iran in the News

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"Ye shall not fear them; for the Lord your God he shall fight for you."
(Deut. 3:22)

1. Iran Launches Large-Scale War Games Ahead of U.N. Deadline - Fox News

Iran began its largest war games in almost a year Monday, just two days ahead of a U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment or face further economic sanctions.

2. Russia slows work at Iranian reactor - Int'l Herald Tribune

Russia said Monday it would slow work on Iran's nearly completed Bushehr nuclear power plant after Iran was late in making its $25 million monthly payments.

3. Iran nears industrial nuclear fuel production - Financial Times

Iran has mastered crucial nuclear technology since August and could be as little as six months away from being able to enrich uranium on an industrial scale, the United Nations’ chief nuclear watchdog warned on Monday.

4. Iran, Syria urge Muslims to stay united against US - AFP

The presidents of Iran and Syria, both accused by the United States of meddling in Lebanon and Iraq, have urged the region's Muslims to stay united in the face of US attempts to divide them.

5. U.S. Pressuring Foreign Oil Companies on Iran - New York Times

Senior American officials have warned several European oil companies that if they invest in new energy projects in Iran, they could face financial sanctions in the U.S. “But recent conversations with European energy executives and consultants, who spoke anonymously to protect their relations with Iran, suggest there is a new wave of concern about starting projects in the country,” according to the Times. “Even Chinese companies, which Iran is trying to lure with big oil and gas deals, seem to be acting with caution.”