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  • Iran president hits back after 'nuclear spy' acquitted

    11/28/2007 1:05:16 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 28+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | November 28 2007 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hit back on Wednesday after an ex-nuclear negotiator he accused of spying was cleared of espionage, calling for the publication of documents exposing the official. The Iranian judiciary the day before had cleared Hossein Moussavian on two counts of espionage and holding classified information, in direct contradiction of the government's accusations against the former atomic negotiator. "The full content of the negotiation of this ex-member of the nuclear negotiating team should be published," Ahmadinejad said after a cabinet meeting, according to the Mehr news agency. "It is very appropriate that the intelligence content...
  • Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed-How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public

    10/07/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Iranian Terrorist Attack Against U.S. Revealed How Bill Clinton concealed it from the public and U.S. intelligence. October 7, 2015 Arnold Ahlert    A bombshell report by the Washington Times reveals that fecklessness in the face of terror isn’t a condition exclusive to the Obama administration. "Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing,” the Times states, "but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.” Nineteen American...
  • Turn up the rhetoric on Iran

    05/28/2003 9:42:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 118+ views
    National Post ^ | May 28 2003 | David Warren/Ottawa Citizen
    It is now emerging from intelligence sources that the reason the United States was able to give Saudi Arabia the heads-up it ignored on the terror bombings in Riyadh, is because the CIA had been intercepting communications between al-Qaeda operatives in Arabia and Iran. The hits themselves helped to clarify co-ordinates; and there is thus little doubt remaining in American minds that Iran is sheltering senior al-Qaeda leaders. The ayatollahs are most likely trying to integrate surviving al-Qaeda resources with those of Hezbollah, their own main horse in terror international. I read some hint of that into the strange remarks...
  • Bin Laden's son stepping up to the plate

    10/15/2003 4:41:53 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 183+ views ^ | Wednesday, October, 15, 2003
    Like father, like son, assert U.S., European and Arab intelligence agencies who believe one of Osama bin Laden's youngest children is beginning to call the shots at the Iranian branch of al-Qaida. Saad bin Laden is one of an estimated 400 operatives of the terror network recruited and protected by Tehran's hard-line clerics, according to the Washington Post. Tehran's elected government, headed by the reformist President Mohammed Khatami, does not appear to have control over this group, called the Jerusalem Force. The Post reports the 24-year-old bin Laden is computer savvy and fluent in English. His father groomed him for...
  • NIAC leader promotes resumption of US-Mullahs regime ties

    11/05/2004 6:04:07 PM PST · by Prince of Persia · 143+ views
    Daily Star via Smccdi ^ | 11/04/04 | Trita Parsi
    Twenty-five years after its revolution of 1979, Iran has yet again become too big of a problem for Washington to play politics with. Fortunately, commencing his second-term, President George W. Bush is in a unique position of strength. On the one hand, he is less vulnerable to special interests in Washington seeking confrontation with Iran. On the other hand, his strong record on national security grants him enough political maneuverability to solve America's Persian puzzle once and for all by easing the increasingly costly and unsustainable policy of isolating Iran in return for an end to Iran's objectionable policies. President...
  • Cleric: Iranian President Should Punch Obama in the Mouth

    05/02/2014 12:27:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/2/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    During a recent sermon in Tehran, an Iranian cleric criticized the United States and said that the Iranian president should “punch the American president in the mouth” if he “talks nonsense.” […] “When our top negotiators enter the room, they should know that when they face the Americans, they face a hostile enemy that cannot be trusted at all. Thank God, our top negotiators have acknowledged this a few times in the past. Just as you confront them during the negotiations, you must confront them on the level of political declarations… If the American president talks nonsense, our president should...
  • Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York

    09/24/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 319+ views
    FrontpageMag ^ | September 24, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Hitler's Muslim Nephew Comes to New York September 24, 2007 Kenneth R. Timmerman What was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinking? Apparently the former Democrat believed that escorting Iran’s Hitler-wannabe president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to the site of the September 11 memorial at Ground Zero would generate a terrific photo op. “Here I am with world leaders,” that type of thing. After all, Bloomberg has already made his appearance at the “World Leaders Forum” at Columbia University, so he was in the zone. And last year, U.S. News & World Report crowned him as one of America’s “best leaders.” But...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...
  • Blair, Bush as Gulty as Saddam

    11/07/2006 9:47:44 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 30 replies · 814+ views ^ | November 3, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Compared to current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former President Muhammad Khatami is regarded in Western foreign affairs circles as a moderate. When Khatami visited the United States in September, he called on the America and Iran to stop verbally assaulting each other in the interest of dialogue that could build trust and eliminate the frictions between the two countries. Khatami said that the precondition for dialogue was "to eliminate the language of threat." In an attempt to "resolve conflicts by talking, rather than by aggression," the venerable Scottish University of St. Andrews invited Khatami to the United Kingdom for...
  • New U.N. Scheme: Alliance of Civilizations (Rosett)

    11/22/2005 8:18:40 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — After the epic disaster of , one might imagine the United Nations would tread carefully before launching any new and controversial efforts. Hardly.Still reeling from scandals on many fronts, the U.N. has launched another questionable initiative, called the , which is due to hold its first meeting this weekend in Spain. The program has been widely touted by U.N. Secretary-General as a bridge across cultural and religious divides, but it involves a daisy-chain of dubious associations that casts serious doubt both on the project itself and on the U.N.’s ability to cut loose from the scandals of the past...
  • Iran Militia Halts Former President’s Speech

    12/27/2009 4:43:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 671+ views
    On Saturday night in Tehran, members of a pro-government militia broke into a mosque where former President Mohammad Khatami, a reformist leader, was speaking, forcing him to break off before concluding his remarks. As my colleague Nazila Fathi reports, “about 50 vigilantes armed with chains, batons and pepper spray disrupted a speech by Mr. Khatami at Jamaran Mosque in Tehran, the home mosque of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.”
  • POwer Play Leadership Negotiations Behind Closed Doors in Iran

    10/17/2009 2:46:49 AM PDT · by FARS · 10 replies · 558+ views
    AntiMullah & Sources Inside Iran ^ | 10/17/09 | Alan Peters & Iran Sources
    EXCLUSIVE News Following previously posted news about the state of health (lack of it) of Supreme Ruler Ali Khamenei, a meeting took place at the Presidential Palace of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad the Turd, on Pasteur Street, last night between 9 -11 p.m. and was attended by:
  • Iran Opposition Finds New Ways to Protest

    07/07/2009 6:18:16 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies · 500+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 8, 2009 | FARNAZ FASSIHI
    BEIRUT -- The three top leaders of Iran's opposition joined forces on Tuesday and their supporters began a three-day national strike, signaling a resurrection of protests even as Iran's president announced to the nation that the postelection turmoil was over. Opposition candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, joined by former President Mohamad Khatami, met to plot strategy and issued their first-ever joint statement, calling for an end to the government's arrests and what they called "savage, shocking attacks" on their advisers and supporters. Meanwhile, hundreds of opposition supporters quietly flocked to mosques or retreated to their homes to begin...
  • Call to execute 'rioters' in Iran

    06/27/2009 3:59:33 AM PDT · by don-o · 123 replies · 5,971+ views ^ | June 26, 2009
    A leading Iranian religious leader has called for the execution of "rioters" who have led a series of anti-government protests following the country's disputed June 12 presidential election. Ahmad Khatami, a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, told worshippers during a sermon at Friday prayers that Iran's judiciary should charge such rioters as "mohareb", or one who wages war against God. "Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction," Khatami said in the nationally broadcast sermon at Tehran University. "We ask that the judiciary confront the leaders of the protests,...
  • Iran election: protesters 'worthy of execution' says cleric

    06/26/2009 11:11:01 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 26, 2009 | Damien McElroy
    Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the clerical leadership, used the platform of Friday prayers at Tehran University to level charges that the regimes opponents were "rioting" in defiance of God's will. Those arrested should be punished harshly, he said, while their leaders could face the death penalty as enemies of the Islamic Republic. Iran's regime strengthened its stance in the absence of mass demonstrations, which have come to an end after a brutal police and militia response led to the deaths of dozens of people. Tehran's defiance was challenged by President Barack Obama on Friday and by G8 foreign...
  • Iranian Cleric Cays "rioters" Should be Executed

    06/26/2009 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 35 replies · 826+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | June 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Hardcore Islamic cleric Ahmad Khatami is calling for the Iranian protesters to be executed. Unfortunately under Islamic law what he wants is legal. As Koran verse 5 32 allows for the death of anyone who is "spreading mischief in the land". Mischief can obviously be anything that they say it is.
  • Iran protests 'to go ahead'

    06/20/2009 2:30:08 AM PDT · by james500 · 23 replies · 1,659+ views
    BBC ^ | 6/20/2009
    A key rally against Iran's presidential elections will go ahead on Saturday - in defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei - opposition sources say. The wife of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, and an aide to another rival candidate Mehdi Karroubi, said the rally would go ahead. Mr Mousavi later announced he would be giving a statement imminently. Police have warned they will deal "firmly" with any protest rally, which they said would be illegal. The warning follows an order from Ayatollah Khamenei on Friday that street protests should cease. On her page of the social networking website Facebook, Mr...
  • The mood as Iran votes: feverish, rowdy, tense

    06/12/2009 3:51:06 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 321+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | June 12, 2009 | George McLeod
    polls Friday to choose their president. The country is bitterly divided between the backers of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and those who support his biggest rival, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. A week of feverish campaigning has left both sides worried the other will somehow steal the victory. When reform-minded Mohammed Khatami stormed to power unexpectedly in 1997, it was said the streets were full of excited youth. But this week in Tehran, the enthusiastic crowds, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, were said to be greater. It was dawn Thursday, and the early morning call to prayer had already sounded before the...
  • IRAN: Will Obama meet Khatami at Turkey confab?

    04/06/2009 8:52:43 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Babylon & Beyond ^ | Apr 5 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
    Iranian and Turkish media are all abuzz about the possibility that President Obama and former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami might meet at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Turkey this week. Hurriyet, the big Turkish daily, is reporting that since both men are expected to attend the Alliance of Civilizations conference in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday, the odds of a chance encounter are high, although noting that "it was not clear as of yesterday if the two would be at the summit at the same time." Iran's conservative Mehr News Agency cited a close aide to Khatami as saying that "most...
  • Khatami 'to abandon' Iranian race

    03/16/2009 1:38:09 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 611+ views
    BBC ^ | 16 March 2009 | Staff
    Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami is to withdraw his candidacy from the country's June presidential election, the BBC understands. Mr Khatami was president of Iran from 1997-2005 and was succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a conservative. Mr Ahmadinejad is expected to stand for re-election. Mr Khatami's apparent decision to withdraw leaves Mr Ahmadinejad in a stronger position, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in Tehran. Despite heavy criticism of his management of the economy, among other things, Mr Ahmadinejad could well win another four years in power, our correspondent says. Mr Khatami was the most liberal president since the revolution. But he...