Friday, October 5, 2007

Headlines for 10-04-07

Iran-Syria sign billion dollar gas deal Fellow US foes Iran and Syria have signed an agreement for Tehran to export a billion dollars worth of gas every year to its chief regional ally, Iranian state television reported on Thursday.

Iran says clears hurdles to nuclear industry President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Iran had overcome difficulties en route to a nuclear energy industry and no one could stop it, a day after France called for wider European sanctions to rein in Tehran.

We won't follow US into Iran says Downer ** Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer has ruled out Australian involvement in any United States-led military action in Iran.

USS Liberty Memorial Web Site It was recently revamped.

1.4 billion dollars in possible US arms sales to Mideast announced

Lauder, Kantor press Merkel on Teheran The heads of the World Jewish and European Jewish congresses stressed the need to focus on rising anti-Semitism in Europe and Iran's nuclear program in meetings with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin on Monday.

Bush warns Syria not to meddle in Lebanon election Pot, this is the kettle calling...

Palestinians clash in Lebanese refugee camp

Syria says Mideast problems result from Israeli occupation

Australian bishops warn against joining U.S. in pre-emptive strike "Obligations to an ally cannot include an obligation to engage in war that is not justified," the bishops said......."Australia as a global citizen should do everything possible to support the United Nations and other agents of mediation to bring about a just peace in the Holy Land," the bishops said.

Israel allows news on bombing, but mystery remains The strike had the potential to sabotage next month's planned Bush administration Middle East peace conference. But the United States has made it clear that it still plans to invite Syria, even though that country is still officially at war with Israel.

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