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Iran Says to Stop Some Oil Sales, Inspectors Visit Iran Says to Stop Some Oil Sales, Inspectors Visit

The following is an excerpt from Parisa Hafezi and Ramin Mostafavi | January 29, 2012 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - Iran sent conflicting signals in a dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions on Sunday, vowing to stop oil exports soon to "some" countries but postponing a parliamentary debate on a proposed halt to such sales to the European Union. The Islamic Republic declared itself optimistic about a visit by U.N. nuclear experts that began on Sunday but also warned the ... Read More

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Why higher oil and gas prices are good news Why higher oil and gas prices are good news

The following is an excerpt from Dan Burrows | February 28, 2012 | CBSNews.com | (MoneyWatch) With oil topping $108 a barrel in New York trading and gas above $4 a gallon in some states, soaring energy prices appear to be the biggest current risk to the economic recovery and rally in stocks. But Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab (SCHW), says those fears are overblown. As much as speculators look to be inflating gas prices by betting on ... Read More

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What Will Happen to the US If Israel Attacks Iran? What Will Happen to the US If Israel Attacks Iran?

The following is an excerpt from BRIAN ROSS | March 5, 2012 | ABCNews.go.com | President Obama is meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel at the White House today, and will try to talk him out of an immediate strike on Iran's nuclear sites. If Israel does decide to bomb Iran, however, what will it mean for the United States? According to former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke, Americans should brace for a painful impact. Within a week of the ... Read More

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A Power Struggle in Iran A Power Struggle in Iran

The following is an excerpt from EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI | March 9, 2012 | TheWeeklyStandard.com | Every time trouble has erupted in Iran against the regime—1999, 2003, and, most recently, 2009—university students have been at the forefront of protests. This is partly why Iran’s current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been battling over control of Iran’s biggest institution of higher learning for the last three years. Established in 1983, the Islamic Free University (a.k.a. Azad University) has become the largest center of higher education ... Read More

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NYPD Says Iran Has Conducted Surveillance in New York City NYPD Says Iran Has Conducted Surveillance in New York City

The following is an excerpt from Foxnews.com | March 21, 2012 | WASHINGTON – Iranians with ties to the Tehran government have been caught videotaping and snapping photos of New York City landmarks several times over the past decade, a top city police official testified Wednesday, as he warned the city could be the "ideal target" for Iran if tensions escalate. Mitchell Silber, the NYPD's director of intelligence analysis, told Congress that Iranians may be using "diplomatic cover" to conduct "hostile ... Read More

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Al Qaeda’s Network in Iran Al Qaeda’s Network in Iran

The following is an excerpt from BENJAMIN WEINTHAL and THOMAS JOSCELYN | Apr 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 28 | TheWeeklyStandard.com | Revelations from a German courtroom. (Koblenz, Germany) An al Qaeda cell slated to take part in one of the final plots ordered by Osama bin Laden made use of an Iran-based terror network that, according to the Obama administration, operates “under an agreement between al Qaeda and the Iranian government.” That revelation has emerged from legal proceedings in Germany, including ... Read More

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U.S., Allies to Set Demands for Iran Nuclear Talks: NYT U.S., Allies to Set Demands for Iran Nuclear Talks: NYT

The following is an excerpt from Reuters | April 8, 2012 | Yahoo.com | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and other Western nations plan to demand that Iran immediately close and ultimately dismantle a recently completed nuclear facility deep under a mountain as part of new talks with Tehran over its nuclear program, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The Obama administration and its European allies also will call for a halt in the production of higher-level enrichment of uranium ... Read More

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Obama on Iran: ‘We Won’t Take Military Option Off the Table’ Obama on Iran: ‘We Won’t Take Military Option Off the Table’

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | September 30, 2013 | The US “won’t take any options off the table, including military action" to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama met with Netanyahu at the White House Oval Office on Monday morning, just three days after his historic phone conference with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The call between the US and Iranian Presidents was the first high-level ... Read More

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Romain Hatchuel: The Coming Global Wealth Tax Romain Hatchuel: The Coming Global Wealth Tax

The following is an excerpt from Romain Hatchuel | December 3, 2013 | WSJ.com | Between ObamaCare, Iran and last quarter's uptick in U.S. economic growth, taxpayers these days may be distracted from several dangers to come. But households from the United States to Europe and Japan may soon face fiscal shocks worse than any market crash. The White House and New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio aren't the only ones calling for higher taxes (especially on the wealthy), as voices ... Read More

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