Medical Consequences of a Nuclear Attack on Iran
Prepared in 2006


Reports in the Washington Post1 and by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker2 state that the Pentagon is preparing plans for a possible assault on Iran. The administration is simultaneously asking the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to approve a "chapter seven" resolution, allowing sanctions or military action against Iran. Military planning is said to include options for both limited and more wide-ranging air strikes, with the intent of destroying either a few nuclear facilities, or as many as 400 nuclear and military sites. Both the Post and Hersh in the New Yorker speculated about the possible use of nuclear weapons against targets in Natanz and Isfahan.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 10:59pm.

The Iranian Chess Game Continues

William O. Beeman | August 6, 2008

Editor: Erik Leaver

Foreign Policy In Focus

Diplomacy between Iran and the United States has entered the opening gambit stage and Iran appears to be winning at this point.

The game began on July 19, when Iranian nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili met with European negotiators with an American diplomat, Under Secretary of State William J. Burns, present for the first time at such a meeting since the Iranian hostage crisis.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Wed, 08/06/2008 - 1:35pm.

Iran proposal to the 3+3 and Solana

08/01/08 Iran's proposal in Geneva: THE MODALITY FOR COMPREHENSIVE


Stage one: Preliminary talks,

1) In this stage, a maximum 3 rounds of talks will take place between Dr.
Jalili, representing the Islamic Republic of Iran and Dr. Solana,
representing the 3+3.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Mon, 08/04/2008 - 9:02pm.

Obama: Harsh U.S. rhetoric on Iran boosting oil

Mon Jul 7, 2008 5:33pm EDT ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Monday that harsh U.S. rhetoric toward Iran appeared to be contributing to the surge in oil prices and that a calmer approach might help soothe the markets.  read more »

Submitted by AIFC on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 10:14pm.