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Iran tops US ‘trouble-spots’ list

Iran tops the list of “potential trouble-spots” worldwide, according to US Vice-President Dick Cheney. But Mr Cheney said diplomacy was the best way, for the time being, to ease the crisis over Iran’s nuclear plans. As George W Bush began a second term as president, Mr Cheney said the US did not want another war in the region. Iranian leaders, who reject suspicions they are building nuclear weapons, have said US forces will not risk a “lunatic” attack on their country. President Mohammad Khatami said Tehran was fully prepared to defend itself but it did not expect the US, already overstretched in Iraq, to mount an offensive.Full Story

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