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USF lecture reminds audience that future diplomacy with Iran should involve understanding history of U.S. role in Mosaddegh coup listen

05/22/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Iran agreed in principle to allow U.N. inspectors to restart probes into a military site suspected of harboring tests related to atomic weapons. The tentative accord — announced as envoys headed to the Iraqi capital for negotiations — is likely to be used by Iran as added leverage to seek concessions from the West on sanctions. It follows on the heels of yesterday’s vote by the U.S. Senate to approve tough new penalties on the Tehran regime.

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Sen. Nelson to Iran: accept the consequences listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States has sent a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf raising concerns that continued U.S. intervention could spark conflict. At an unrelated event this morning in Town N Country, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WMNF the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise is a response to President Barack Obama’s promise to thwart nuclear weapon development in Iran.

“The President has clearly stated that if Iran continues developing a nuclear weapon, which would compl...

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Are Israel or the US on the Verge of Attacking Iran?

03/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll discuss the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washinton, DC to discuss with President Obama what to do next about Iran. The Israeli leader is accusing Iran of being close to developing nuclear weapons. Netanyahu is sounding increasingly belligerent on the topic. On the first part of today's program we'll talk with Michael T. Klare a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire Colleg...

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Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. has Israel's back listen

03/05/12 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Despite their sometimes public disagreements, leaders of the U.S. and Israel are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear program.

As he started several hours of meetings at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the U.S. and Israel agree that diplomacy and sanctions are the best ways to resolve the crisis with Iran.

But Obama added that the U.S. will consider all options in confronting the future possibility of an Iran...

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What to do in Iran and Syria? U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor answers listen

02/28/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last week, WMNF caught up with U.S. Representative Kathy Castor to find out what she thought about military intervention in Iran and Syria. Castor hopes problems in both nations can be solved without violence. As U.S. officials continue to view Iran as a nuclear threat, she’s staking some of that hope on tightening financial sanctions.

“The military and civilian lead...

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One of the Nation's Top Peace Lobbyists Calls for Trying Diplomacy with Iran

02/22/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll spaek with the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation- one of the few peace lobby groups in Washington, D.C. We're going to talk about the potential for war with Iran, the Pentagon budget, nuclear weapons and other peace and social justice issues. Plus we'll take your phone calls. FMI FCNL

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The coming war with Iran?

12/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Earlier this week US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claimed that Iran could make an atomic weapon in one year, and said that Washington will take every step “necessary” to stop Tehran's nuclear program.

In an interview with CBS News aired on Monday, Panetta said, "It would be sometime in around a year they would be able to … (build a nuclear weapon).”

Panetta said "If they proceed and we get intelligence that they're proceeding in developing a nuclear weapon, than we will take...

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Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders listen

05/19/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Israel's prime minister has rejected that, saying return to the borders before Israel occupied the Palestinian territories would spell disaster for the Jewish state.

Obama outlined U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa in a speech today.

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Tampa Pension board to divest from Iran, Sudan listen

09/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Following the lead of numerous city and state governments, Tampa’s General Employee Pension Board decided today to do away with indirect investments in Iran and Sudan. Lawyer and city council candidate Seth Nelson says he applauds the board.

The state passed the Protecting Florida’s Investment Act in 2007. The Tampa Police and Fire Pension Board voted to follow state guidelines last month. Nelson says the sectors affected are petroleum, military, and energy production. The Obama Admin...

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