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  1. Talking points

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the underprivileged for action to alleviate the plight of the city's poor. Tehran revives talks over Iran's nuclear programme Representatives of Iran and six world powers hold talks in Istanbul over ... demanded Iran halt high-grade uranium enrichment, ship out all high-grade uranium and close a key enrichment facility. Today's meetings will be attended by bureaucrats, rather than political ...

  2. China and US in close contact over Syria, Iran

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi says China and the United States have maintained close contact over Syria and Iran, despite their disagreements on how ... in the region.' On Iran's nuclear programme, Yang reiterated Beijing's opposition to Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. 'We are opposed to the development and possession of nuclear weapons ...

  3. China, Russia state support for Iran, Syria

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition ... to opposing excessive and unilateral sanctions on Iran, the two countries said in the declaration that they objected to the use of violence and threats against Iran. The declaration said the nuclear ...

  4. Regime change in Iran is Israel's true target

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons. What divides Obama and Netanyahu is a question of timing. Obama's 'red line' is the point at which Iran 'possesses' a nuclear weapon, which would not arrive for a couple of years even if Iran actually intends ...

  5. It's all just a matter of business for HK merchants

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Despite the fact Hong Kong companies have played a key role in helping Iran's state-owned shipping line evade UN sanctions, the city's government has yet ... of shipments to Iran. Let's review a little history here. In 1953, the United States Central Intelligence Agency, in conjunction with its British counterparts, engineered the overthrow ...

  6. Nipping Iran's nuclear bud

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The United Nations' nuclear watchdog will meet on Monday to try to increase the diplomatic pressure on Iran to halt its programme to enrich uranium and master other ... members of the UN Security Council, worry that Iran may end up with nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the United States is using some tougher methods to prevent Iran from exploiting the murky world ...

  7. Tehran bets on western backdown over nukes

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran galvanised as nuclear programme becomes a source of national pride Emboldened by a string of foreign policy successes, Iran is confident that western pressure will not hold back a nuclear programme which has become a source of national pride, Iranian analysts say. Iran could be willing to discuss a very limited and temporary suspension ...

  8. Diplomacy cannot start until sailors are freed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran's unreasonable detention of British sailors and marines amid obstinacy about its nuclear programme is solidifying the country's international image as that of a pariah ... is to ignore the authority of the UN. Nor is this incident markedly different from that in 2004, when Iran detained eight British sailors in the same area under similar circumstances. That time ...

  9. Captive audience

    Posted Apr 07th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... for hurting the feelings of the Iranian people by being inside Iran's waters. They looked a little shame-faced, as well they might, since their songs were totally different from those of London, ... of the British troops. This is not a private matter or a dispute between Iran and Britain, but goes to the heart of global governance as well as key concerns like freedom of the seas and the security ...

  10. Another target of America's paranoia

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The article by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker about US forces carrying out reconnaissance missions in Iran to locate hidden nuclear facilities, presumably in order to be able ... by the Bush administration to frighten Iran. But what was really revealing was the American media's response to it all. There seems to be hardly anyone in the mainstream US media who is willing ...




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