Friday, March 30, 2007

Iran in the News

Iran in the News

“He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.” (Job 5:19)

1. Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border - Russian News & Information Agency

Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.

2. U.S. Wraps Up Persian Gulf Exercises - CBN News

The United States wrapped up a massive military exercise in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, putting on a show of strength for Iran even as the United Arab Emirates became the second Gulf nation to declare it would not take part in any attack on the Islamic Republic.

3. 'Do not launch attack from our soil' - Jerusalem Post

The president of the United Arab Emirates forbade the US military from using bases in his country to attack or spy on Iran as mammoth US Navy maneuvers in the Gulf entered their second day.

4. Blair warns Tehran of next 'phase' in standoff - Washington Times; AP

British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Iran yesterday of a "different phase" in the standoff over 15 detained British sailors and marines, while a former Iranian ambassador with close ties to the regime said Iran wants the release of at least seven of its officials. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that Britain must admit that its 15 sailors and marines entered Iranian waters in order to resolve a standoff over their capture by the Mideast nation.

5. Iranian TV Airs Video of Seized British Troops - Fox News

Iran broadcast the first pictures Wednesday of the 15 British sailors and marines it seized last week, including a female captive who wore a white tunic and a black head scarf and said the British boats had "trespassed" in Iranian waters.

6. Gulf rumours send US crude to six-month high - Financial Times

Escalating geopolitical tensions and tightening supply caused a jump in oil prices Wednesday, taking US crude futures to a six-month high.