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Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TEHRAN, Iran A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.
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Is oil securing America?

March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Is drilling for North Dakota oil in the Bakken strengthening America’s national security position? Continue Reading

Common goal for US, Iran: Olympic wrestling

February 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.
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Attack by Iran’s Ahmadinejad sparks Israel walkout

September 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran’s president called Israel a nuclear-armed “fake regime” shielded by the United States, prompting Israel’s U.N. ambassador to walk out of a high-level U.N. meeting Monday promoting the rule of law. Continue Reading

Former Minnesota man set to marry set to marry woman he met while in Iranian prison

May 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago will marry Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area. Continue Reading

US Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

April 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear program. Continue Reading

Spring for high gas prices: Refineries gearing up to make cleaner summer blend

April 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK (AP) Ahh, spring. The days get longer, flowers bloom, and gasoline gets more expensive. Continue Reading

Clinton urges Iran to prove no intent of nuclear arms development

April 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Iran to back up its declaration that Islam bars weapons of mass destruction by agreeing to a plan that would prove it does not intend to develop nuclear arms. Continue Reading

Obama moving ahead with sanctions to squeeze Iran

March 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is moving ahead with tough new sanctions aimed at squeezing Iran’s oil exports after determining there is enough crude on world markets to take the step without harming U.S. allies. Continue Reading

Israelis agree with U.S. assessment that Iran hasn’t decided on nuclear bomb construction

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Despite saber-rattling from Jerusalem, Israeli officials now agree with the U.S. assessment that Tehran has not yet decided on the actual construction of a nuclear bomb, according to senior Israeli government and defense figures. Even so, there is great concern in Israel about leaving Iran “on the cusp” of a bomb explaining why Israel continues to hint at a military attack on Iran’s nuclear installations before it moves enough of them underground to protect them from Israel’s bombs. Continue Reading