Iran to present nuclear projects ‘in days’
Mohammad Davari, Agence France-Press – February 11, 2012
A defiant Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Saturday to inaugurate “important nuclear projects” within days and lashed out at Israel, saying the “story” of the Holocaust underpinning its existence had been “smashed”.
Obama’s Dangerous Game With Iran
Daniel Klaidman, Eli Lake, Dan Ephron, Newsweek – February 13, 2012
Can the president keep nukes out of the mullahs’ hands, prevent the global economy from imploding, manage the wild card that is Israel—and get reelected?
US admiral says forces prepared to confront Iran
Adam Schreck, Associated Press – February 12, 2012
The top U.S. Navy official in the Gulf said Sunday he takes Iran’s military capabilities seriously but insists his forces are prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region.
U.S. Would Block Iran From Mining Hormuz Strait, Commander Says
Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg Businessweek – February 13, 2012
The U.S. Navy would move to stop any Iranian attempt to lay mines in the Strait of Hormuz or Persian Gulf as an “act of war” the international community wouldn’t tolerate, the U.S. Navy’s top Gulf commander said.
Next U.S.-Russia arms talks to move in challenging direction
David Alexander, Reuters – February 10, 2012
The next round of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms talks is likely to focus on the delicate task of reducing a much broader range of atomic weapons, U.S. negotiators said on Friday as they discussed the first anniversary of the New START treaty.
Argentina: UK Sent Nuclear Sub to Falklands
Anita Snow, Associated Press – February 11, 2012
Argentina said Friday it has information that Britain sent a nuclear-armed submarine to the South Atlantic near the disputed Falkland Islands in the latest verbal salvo in a dispute over the territory.
Israeli diplomat wounded in India car bomb blast; second attack thwarted in Tbilisi
Laura Rozen, Yahoo! News (Blog) – February 13, 2012
Israeli leaders blamed Iran and Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah for a car bomb attack that wounded an Israeli diplomat at its New Delhi, India embassy Monday. A second car bomb targeting the vehicle of a non-diplomatic staffer at the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia was defused Monday before it detonated, Israeli foreign ministry official Paul Hirschson told journalists Monday.