Opinion: An Iranian Offer Worth Considering
Alivaez and Charles D. Ferguson, The New York Times — September 29, 2011
A nuclear research reactor in Tehran may hold the key to resolving the prolonged nuclear stalemate between Iran and the West. The Iranian government is running out of the 20 percent-enriched uranium it needs to operate the reactor, and that appears to be making it amenable to compromise.
Iran to Send Navy Near U.S. Coast: Commander
Lee Ferran, ABC News — September 28, 2011
Iran plans to send Navy vessels steaming across the Atlantic and towards the U.S. to build up an open sea presence along the marine border with the east coast, according to the Iranian Navy’s top commander.
France to open North Korea office
CNN — September 29, 2011
France is to open an office in North Korea in the coming days to build cultural ties and help with aid efforts, the French Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Activist unfazed by N. Korea assassination threat
AFP — September 29, 2011
Undeterred by an alleged North Korean plot to assassinate him, a South Korean activist Thursday launched leaflets across the tense border calling for the overthrow of Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-Il.
Pakistan PM: ‘We won’t be pressured by US’ on Haqqanis
BBC News — September 29, 2011
Pakistan will not bow to US pressure to step up its fight against militancy, its prime minister has said.
Reports: Pakistan Has Freed Bin Laden’s Former Bodyguard
NPR — September 29, 2011
“Pakistan has freed a senior al-Qaeda commander, who served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden,” Britain’s The Telegraph reports, citing a “senior security source.”
4 GOP senators travel to post-Gadhafi Libya
CBS — September 29, 2011
Four Republican senators traveled to Libya on Thursday to meet with the nation’s new rulers, the highest-profile American delegation to visit the country since the ouster of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Minister: Libya is willing to help probe other Lockerbie suspects
CNN — September 28, 2011
Libya is willing to work with British police to investigate other suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, its justice minister said Wednesday.