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  • Iran accuses West of using lizards for nuclear spying

    02/13/2018 6:45:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5,365 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 02/13/2018 | By AFP and Michael Bachner
    Adviser to Khamenei says aid collectors for Palestinians sought to deploy reptiles whose skin 'attracted atomic waves' ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The former chief-of-staff of Iranís armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards to ďattract atomic wavesĒ and spy on his countryís nuclear program. It was the latest in a long line of incidents of Western countries, including Israel, being accused of deploying secret agents from the animal kingdom. Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was responding to questions from local media on the recent arrest of environmentalists. He said he did not know the...
  • Trumpís targeting of Iran comes as Islamic leaders torture and kill 8,000 protesters

    01/17/2018 8:59:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames "Americans and Zionists" for the recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from "one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf." (Associated Press/File) Iranís rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said Tuesday. The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republicís ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    BBC.co.uk - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • The beginning of the end?

    01/05/2010 7:05:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 627+ views
    The Economist ^ | Dec. 30, 2009
    A floundering regime may have weakened itself with its latest bloody crackdown. Letís hope so NO ONE knows whether the Iranian regimeís latest bout of violent repression marks an ill-judged step towards its own much-merited demise or if it will cow the dissenters into sullen but long-lasting acquiescence. But the violence marks a change in the nature of the struggle that has been fought out since last Juneís tainted presidential election. The regime may catch its breath before it embarks on another round of shooting and clubbing. But the prospect that it is losing its grip, perhaps even terminally, has...
  • Iran Leader Dead, Opposition Says

    10/15/2009 11:06:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 88 replies · 4,750+ views
    Pravda ^ | 10/15/09
    Sources at the Iranian opposition said that the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has died. The Iranian police have increased their activities in the streets of Teheran recently. For the time being, it is known that Khamenei lost consciousness on Monday afternoon and was hospitalized. Only his son and personal therapist have the right to visit Ayatollah at hospital. Khamenei reportedly lapsed into coma, although spokespeople for the Iranian opposition say that the spiritual leader has passed away. The Iranian administration has not commented the situation yet. Several western publications said that the information...
  • Profile: Iran's Revolutionary Guards

    10/26/2007 11:59:58 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 209+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 10/26/2007 | news.bbc.co.uk
    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was set up shortly after the 1979 Iranian revolution to defend the country's Islamic system, and to provide a counterweight to the regular armed forces. It has since become a major military, political and economic force in Iran, with close ties to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a former member.
  • Iranian leader accuses Bush of hate campaign [Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei]

    09/04/2007 12:55:10 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 462+ views
    Reuters (UK) ^ | 03SEP07 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S. President George W. Bush of trying to whip up hate against Tehran when he said last week the country had put the region "under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust". The West suspects Iran has a secret programme to build nuclear weapons. Iran says its atomic programme is only for power generation to help boost economic growth and has rejected U.N. demands to halt its most sensitive work. Iran's IRNA state news agency quoted Khamenei as saying Bush had made comments that were "hateful, arrogant and violent". "The Iranian...
  • Iran Tests Atomic Parts Despite Freeze - Diplomats

    02/03/2005 1:24:19 PM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 198+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 3, 2005 | Louis Charbonneau
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has been testing parts for machines that could be used to develop nuclear weapons, despite a promise to temporarily refrain from all such activities, Western diplomats said on Thursday. Several Western diplomat who follow the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Reuters on condition of anonymity Iran was performing quality control checks of "non-essential items" for centrifuges, machines that purify uranium to make fuel for nuclear power plants or weapons. "If they would act in good faith, there would be a complete standstill of every activity that relates to centrifuges," one diplomat said. This may...
  • Iran Leader: U.S. Installs 'Lackey' Gov't

    06/03/2004 11:52:44 AM PDT · by TexKat · 15 replies · 92+ views
    AP ^ | 6/3/04 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader said Thursday the United States has failed to bring reforms to Iraq and had installed an interim government there to be its "lackey." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a consistent critic of the United States, also called President Bush "a shameless liar" for claiming "he shoulders the responsibility to spread democracy." The hard-liner said "people of the world see their (American) democracy in Abu Ghraib prison." Khamenei addressed tens of thousands of people commemorating the 15th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the pro-U.S. government of...