KUWAIT CITY, April 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States is
planning to attack Iran's nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the
end of this month, Kuwait-based daily Arab Times reported Wednesday.
Citing anonymous sources in Washington, the Times
said that various White House departments have already started preparing the
political speech, which will be delivered by the U.S. president later this
month, announcing the military attack on Iran.
The speech will provide the "evidence" and the
"justification" for the United States to resort to the military option after
failing to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions, said the report.
According to the Times, one of the justifications
expected to be provided in the speech is Iran's alleged role in the killing of
American soldiers in Iraq by supporting various militias with both money and
The American president's speech will also point to
Iran's political interference in the internal affairs of Iraq, obviously in
cooperation with Syria, said the report.
The sources were quoted as saying that U.S. will not
resort to a ground attack in order to avoid human losses under a plan to achieve
their aims by air attacks.
HAVANA, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Cuban leader Fidel
Castro on Wednesday warned of a possible U.S. invasion of Iran.
The U.S. invasion of Iraq, which has caused an
"unending and hateful civil war," is the step prior to a U.S. military campaign
against Iran, said Castro in an article "Thoughts of the Commander in Chief",
published by the official International Press Center. Full story
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States
reiterated on Wednesday that it will not deal directly with Iran unless it gives
up sensitive uranium enrichment work.
"Iran can have a full set of discussions with the
United States on any subject it wishes if it complies with the basic
requirements of UN Security Council resolutions," State Department deputy
spokesman Tom Casey told reporters. Full story
WASHINGTON, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The White House renewed on
Monday its denial of increasing rhetoric that the United States
is preparing for war against Iran.
"We reject any notion that suggests that we are
ratcheting up the language in terms of trying to prepare to go to war with Iran.
That is certainly not the case," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said at a
news briefing. Full story
JERUSALEM, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Head of Israeli Military
Intelligence Major General Amos Yadlin said Sunday that Syria, Iran and the
Hezbollah are preparing for a war in the summer, local newspaper Yedioth
"Their preparation is defensive ahead of war... They
fear a war initiated by the Americans because they understand that there might
be an attack against Iran over the summer, but not by Israel," Yadlin was quoted
as telling the cabinet meeting. Full story