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Archives for May 2003

Stance on Iran Stirs U.S. Debate Amid Cancellation of Meeting

The Wall Street JournalMay 28, 2003By DAVID S. CLOUDWASHINGTON — U.S. administration officials are engaged in a heated debate over how to deal with Iran, which said it has no knowledge of al Qaeda leaders the U.S. says operate from its territory and warned the U.S. to stay out of its affairs. Tuesday, the White […]

U.S. Officials to Discuss Iran as Tensions Escalate

THE WALL STREET JOURNALMay 27, 2003By DAVID S. CLOUD WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials plan to meet Tuesday to discuss Iran after authorities there said they had no knowledge that any senior al Qaeda leaders were operating from Iranian territory. Tensions between Washington and Tehran have escalated this month over U.S. charges that car bombings […]

U.S.-Iran Talks Underscore Difficulties in Restoring Ties

THE WALL STREET JOURNALMay 13, 2003By DAVID S. CLOUDWASHINGTON — Bush administration officials have met with Iranian representatives in Geneva for talks on postwar Iraq, but the discussions haven’t dealt with restoring diplomatic relations between Washington and Tehran, U.S. and Iranian officials said. In fact, the talks appear to have underscored their differences. At a […]

Official: U.S., Iran, Held Secret Talks

Associated Press12 May 03By BARRY SCHWEID CAIRO, Egypt – The United States and Iran held several meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, in an effort to ease friction between the two countries, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The meetings focused on a wide range of issues, including postwar Iraq, in which the Bush administration is attempting […]

U.S., Iran Stall On Road to Rapprochement

Bush Administration Divided on How to Resolve Renewed Tensions Over Iraq, Nuclear PlansThe Wall Street JournalMay 12, 2003By DAVID S. CLOUD When the Bush administration this month asked the Iranian government through intermediaries to turn over Iraqi officials or terrorists who crossed into their territory, a U.S. official says Tehran’s reply was caustic: We had […]

Iran, U.S. holding talks in Geneva

USA TODAYMay 12, 2003By Barbara Slavin Iran’s Islamic government is debating re-establishing diplomatic relations with the United States for the first time in 23 years and is holding secret talks with U.S. diplomats in Geneva on a range of issues, including the shape of a new government in Iraq, U.S. and Iranian diplomats say. The […]

Iranian Fighters Based in Iraq Begin to Disarm

Los Angeles TimesMay 12, 2003By Eric Slater AL KHALIS, Iraq, May 12 — A heavily armed Iranian opposition group that the U.S. has listed as a terrorist organization began handing over its weapons to U.S. troops in eastern Iraq on Sunday in exchange for security guarantees. Under a deal reached Saturday, the several thousand members […]

US says Iran opposition in Iraq agrees to disarm

Agence France PresseMay 10 2003NORTHEASTERN IRAQ (AFP) – US forces struck a disarmament deal with the Iraq-based Iranian armed opposition, a group listed as a terrorist organization in the United States, a US general told AFP. The People’s Mujahedeen’s thousands of guerrilla fighters and heavy weapons are to assemble in camps in Iraq under the […]

U.S. Seeks Surrender Of Iranian Group

Policy Is Reversed on Exiles in IraqBy Glenn KesslerWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, May 9, 2003; Page A01 The Bush administration, increasingly concerned about the activities of an Iranian opposition group based in Iraq, has decided to actively seek its surrender, just weeks after the U.S. Central Command arranged a cease-fire that allowed the group to […]