March 7th, 2012
06:26 PM ET

More evidence of clean up at Iran military site

By Elise Labott

Two western diplomats tell CNN that satellite images reviewed by the International Atomic Energy Agency show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the Iranian military site from which international inspectors have been denied access to. The description provides further clarity to IAEA concerns, first reported by CNN's Matthew Chance last week, that the Iranians were trying to clean up the Parchin facility. FULL POST

U.S. officials: Gadhafi could be planning a 'last stand'
Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi Photo by: Getty Images
August 19th, 2011
05:29 PM ET

U.S. officials: Gadhafi could be planning a 'last stand'

By CNN Wire Staff, and CNN's Barbara Starr and Matthew Chance

Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may be making preparations for what is described as a "last stand" in Tripoli as a months-long NATO air campaign continues amid reports of rebel advances, according to two U.S. officials.

"We believe he could be planning for a last stand," one U.S. official said.

A second U.S. official confirmed a similar concern and said the Gadhafi plan could involve a final military offensive against civilians, launched from his last major strongholds around the Libyan capital.

The officials, who have knowledge of the situation on the ground, did not want to be named because of the sensitive intelligence matters.