ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against Iran

ByABC News
April 3, 2007, 5:52 PM

April 3, 2007 --

Iranian Diplomat Is Said to Be Released in Iraq
An Iranian diplomat seized two months ago in Iraq has been released, Iran's official news agency reported Tuesday, citing informed sources in Tehran. (AP)

Former Iraqi Justice Minister on Reasons for Stepping Down
Iraqi Justice Minister Hashim al-Shibli told Asharq Al-Awsat that he resigned from his post because his political views differed from those of the government and the Iraqi National List, headed by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

U.S. Transfers Prisoners to Afghan Custody
The U.S. military handed over a group of suspected Taliban rebels to the custody of the Afghan government on Tuesday, the start of a program to transfer all Afghan prisoners it holds both in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo. (Reuters)

Tribesmen Vow to 'Evict al-Qaeda'
The council has raised a Lashkar, or armed troop, to evict the foreigners Hundreds of tribesmen in Pakistan's tribal area of South Waziristan have been told to oust al-Qaeda-linked foreign militants from the area. (BBC)

Blair: Next 2 Days with Iran are Crucial
The next two days are "fairly critical" to resolving the dispute over a seized British navy crew, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday, after Iran's chief international negotiator offered a new approach to end the standoff with Tehran. (AP)

Iran, Britain Signal Ways Out of Dispute
Iran and Britain signalled possible ways out of the standoff over 15 detained British soldiers on Monday, with Tehran promising to stop airing video confessions and Britain saying it was willing to discuss ways to avoid future confusion regarding the Persian Gulf boundary. (Dawn)

The Botched US Raid that Led to the Hostage Crisis
A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines. (Belfast Telegraph)