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  • Iran appoints hardliner Ahmad Jannati to lead powerful assembly

    05/24/2016 6:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Euronews ^ | 24/05/2016 11:12 CET
    Ahmad Jannati has been chosen to lead Iran’s new assembly of experts, the body which oversees the work of the country’s supreme leader and will elect his successor. Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member Assembly with 51 votes. The 90-year-old is said to be dismissive of President Hassan Rouhani and his attempts to end Iran’s global isolation by normalizing ties with the West. He is also the leader of the Guardian Council, a hardline vetting body that disqualified thousands of reformists from standing in February’s elections for the assembly and parliament. …
  • Iran shuts down paper, cites anti-Islamic article

    10/28/2013 8:27:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2013 4:54 AM EDT
    Iran has shut down a reformist newspaper over an article that allegedly undermined Islamic values. … Bahar published an op-ed article on Wednesday that expressed doubts the Prophet Muhammad had appointed a successor—a statement that contradicts the beliefs of Shiite Muslims. …
  • Shackled by sanctions, Iran sends India SOS for life-saving drugs

    01/04/2013 6:08:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2013 | Shubhajit Roy
    New Delhi - Its healthcare system crippled by international economic sanctions, Iran has asked India for help to procure life-saving drugs for patients battling critical illnesses in that country. Tehran has put in an urgent request to New Delhi for drugs to treat lung and breast cancers; brain tumours; heart ailments; infections after kidney, heart and pancreas transplants; meningitis in HIV patients; arthritis; bronchitis and respiratory distress in newborns; and epilepsy, South Block sources told The Indian Express. On December 27, the sources said, the government forwarded the request for 28 essential medicines to Indian pharmaceutical companies. The required quantities...

    12/07/2004 5:28:43 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies · 806+ views
    NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has launched what officials termed its largest military exercise ever. Officials said the Iran Army began the exercise on Dec. 3 in western Iran near the border with Iraq. They said the aim of the exercise was to demonstrate ground force capabilities and weaponry in an effort to deter any attack from the United States. The exercise was said to have tested a range of indigenous missiles, rockets, armored personnel carriers, main battle tanks and unmanned aerial vehicles developed over the last decade. Officials said many of these weapons and platforms were introduced into service over...
  • Report: Iran Has Tried Arrested Al Qaeda Members

    12/06/2004 9:02:45 AM PST · by Coop · 27 replies · 943+ views
    Reuters/ABC News ^ | 12/6/04 | Unknown
    Dec 6, 2004 — TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary has tried a number of arrested al Qaeda members and verdicts have been issued, a senior judiciary official was quoted as saying on Monday. Tehran Justice Department head Abbasali Alizadeh told the semi-official Fars news agency Iran's "high-ranking officials are satisfied with the issued verdicts," but did not elaborate on what the verdicts had been. News of the trials is likely to anger Washington, which has repeatedly called on Iran to hand over all al Qaeda suspects it is holding. Guilty verdicts sentencing them to long jail terms would make that...
  • Diplomats: UN lacks rights to inspect sites in Iran

    12/02/2004 5:49:45 AM PST · by Ginifer · 3 replies · 198+ views ^ | 2004-12-02 20:14 | Agencies
    VIENNA - Inspectors from the U.N. nuclear watchdog would like to visit a secret military site in Iran that an exile group said was a nuclear weapons site, but they lack the legal authority to go there, U.N. diplomats told Reuters. Iran, which insists its nuclear program is solely for electricity generation, earlier this week escaped possible U.N. Security Council economic sanctions after agreeing to freeze all activities which could be used to make bomb-grade material. The New York Times reported Thursday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) believes satellite photographs show that high explosives are being tested and...
  • Analysis: Echoes of Iraq in case vs. Iran

    11/19/2004 5:50:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 475+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/19/04 | Barry Schweid - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is building a case against Iran with disclosures of a covert nuclear weapons program that carry echoes of the run-up to the war with Iraq. Just as the campaign against Saddam Hussein did not draw the support of all U.S. allies and strained trans-Atlantic relations, the administration is at odds with many Europeans on Iran. While Britain, France and Germany are trying to work out an agreement in which Iran would terminate or dismantle its nuclear weapons systems, the administration is skeptical, saying Iran in the past has broken promises to stop enriching uranium....
  • 'Agreement' in Iran nuclear talks

    11/07/2004 6:46:59 AM PST · by 4kevin · 15 replies · 315+ views
    BBC ^ | 11.07.04
    Iran says it has reached a preliminary agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address concerns about its nuclear programme. Details of the accord reached in Paris have not been revealed but an Iranian negotiator said fundamental principals had been agreed. Europe has called on Iran to suspend all its uranium enrichment activities. Iran denies it has a secret weapons programme, but is threatened with UN action unless it stops its activities.
  • Is Iran next?

    11/05/2004 11:41:03 AM PST · by IAF ThunderPilot · 80 replies · 1,311+ views
    Now after America gave it's vote, what will be the next step against the global terrorism? As it can't be ignored that the Iranian nuclear threat is not urgent- who do you think WILL act- Israel or USA? And the main question here- are you FOR stopping Iranian nuclear plans or AGAINST it?
  • EU offers Iran incentives to halt nuclear program (This Really Worked With North Korea!)

    11/06/2004 4:53:02 AM PST · by notkerry · 19 replies · 498+ views ^ | 11/6/04 | By Elaine Sciolino
    In an effort to stop Iran from producing a nuclear bomb, the 25 leaders of the European Union on Friday offered the country possible economic and political incentives if it suspends its production of enriched uranium. As negotiations got under way, the Iranians were willing to consider a temporary suspension of perhaps six months in order to buy time for a broader agreement and avoid the threat of sanctions, what one European official calls "suspension minus." The goal of the Europeans, by contrast, has been to push Iran to agree to indefinitely suspend its uranium enrichment in exchange for the...