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US Plans Post-Iraq Troop Increase in Persian Gulf

Plausible Culpability

US Justice Department officials indicted five people and four companies for exporting radio equipment to Iran for use in roadside bombs in Iraq. The US Secretary of State encouraged the Iranian opposition to seek international support "as Libya rebels did."

Mao's Rockets and the Eastern Afghan Border War, Part I

Afghan forces soon to take charge in more areas

US Troop Pullout Heightens Concerns Over Iran in Region

Iraqi speaker warns of meddling after US pullout

Iran influence high as US forces leave Iraq

Will a Middle East awash with weapons be Gaddafi's final legacy?

Tehran's Domestic Discontents

US fears more plots from Iran's Quds Force

US Denies Iran Claims That Saudi Plot Defendant Belongs to Exile Group

Is a new Arab order emerging?

Iran's nuclear program has suffered more serious setbacks recently. The US and the UK have frozen the assets of five men accused of an Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador. Iran has secretly executed hundreds of prisoners.

Afghanistan makes pitch for heavier weapons

Iran acknowledged that the American accusation of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador in Washington might not be a total fabrication. The UN Secretary-General sent the case to Security Council.

Iran-US tension rising ahead of elections

President Obama is pressing United Nations nuclear inspectors to release classified intelligence information showing that Iran is designing and experimenting with nuclear weapons technology. Saudi Arabia has taken a first step to have Iran reported to the UNSC over allegations it plotted to kill a Saudi ambassador.

Saudi officials advised Argentina four months ago of an alleged Iran-backed plot to kill the Saudi ambassador. Iranian oil sales are down and its foreign exchange access is being hampered by US and UN sanctions. The US said it was "actively" considering sanctioning Iran's central bank, a move that could severely damage Iran's economy. Iran's supreme leader called the assassination allegations "meaningless and absurd."

Iranian oil sales, foreign exchange taking a hit from US, UN sanctions