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  • VIDEO MIX: Violent protests erupt across Iran after surprise fuel price increase announced

    11/16/2019 10:08:06 AM PST · by MassMinuteman · 24 replies
    TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran's government abruptly raised gasoline prices and imposed strict rations early Friday prompting large protests in major cities across the country with angry crowds calling for the ouster of President Hassan Rouhan. The price of fuel has been increased by up to 300 percent in some locations exacerbating the fears of protesters already struggling under extreme economic pressure as its economy worsens under U.S. sanctions.
  • Iran’s Rouhani unveils massive internal corruption allegations

    11/10/2019 9:41:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    J Post ^ | November 10, 2019 | Seth J. Frantzman
    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani traveled to the city of Yazd on Sunday to deliver a speech about Iran’s economy, the oil sector and to express sympathy with earthquake victims. He also revealed massive allegations of corruption. In a rare rebuke, the president attacked the oil minister and demanded to know where $700 million in funds have gone, and slammed the judiciary and the Central Bank over a separate $2 billion corruption case. Rouhani began his speech with good news, arguing that since April, the economy of Iran has stabilized, despite difficult pressures from abroad – a reference to the US...
  • PA planning to issue 'State of Palestine' passports

    04/14/2016 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/14/2016 | Elad Benari
    PA reportedly tells Israel it will issue "State of Palestine" passports - with or without its consent. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has notified Israel that it intends to begin issuing passports which bear the inscription "State of Palestine", Army Radio reported on Wednesday. Currently, passports issued to residents of the PA bear the inscription "the Palestinian Authority". A PA official quoted by Army Radio made clear that the move would go ahead even without Israel's consent. The PA has been making plans to issue passports for the "State of Palestine" for several years, ever since 2012, when the United Nations...
  • Iran Says No Cooperation with U.S. in ‘Fight Against Terrorists’

    11/04/2015 11:53:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | November 4, 2015 | Reuters
    ran will not cooperate with the United States on the “fight against terrorists in Syria”, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday. “Iran will not cooperate directly or indirectly with the United States,” Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying on Press TV after a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran.
  • Iran vows to buy weapons 'whenever possible,' sell to 'whomever' [tr]

    07/23/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/15 | Hall
    In the latest embarrassing blow to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who presided over the talks in Vienna, Abbas Araghchi insisted that Iran would refuse to be shackled by nuclear deal. According to the CIA's Open Source Center, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister has told state television that that he'd insisted the deal continued to allow Iran to 'buy weapons from wherever possible' as well as to 'provide weapons to whomever and whenever it considers appropriate'. Araghchi's worrying claims come just one day after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's highest religious authority, told supporters that nuclear deal would not change Iran's...
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize 'Palestine'

    11/24/2014 5:18:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/14 | Ben Ariel
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted on Monday that the “momentum” of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will grow. Ban, who spoke before a UN committee on Palestinian rights, urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to "step back from the brink" and return to peace talks. "The Israeli and Palestinian people face a shared fate on shared land. There is no erasing the other," Ban said, according to the AFP news agency. "Governments and parliaments are taking action. That momentum will grow," said Ban, referring to recent moves by governments in Europe to recognize “Palestine”. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly...
  • Fmr. Kerry Aide: Iran Should Not Be Required to Cease Terrorism Against U.S.

    01/14/2014 8:22:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 1/14/14 | Adam Kredo
    Edward Levine, a Kerry confidant who formerly worked on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lambasted the anti-terror mandate in a recent analysis for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Requiring Iran to cease its terror activities against the United States could harm the negotiations over its contested nuclear program, according to Levine. “This language would mean that if, say, Hezbollah were to explode a bomb outside a U.S. firm’s office in Beirut, the sanctions would go into effect (because Iran gives financial and other support to Hezbollah) even if Iran’s nuclear activities...
  • 'Death to Ahmadinejad,' Iranian Crowds Cry

    03/19/2008 7:41:35 PM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 6 replies · 619+ views ^ | March 19, 2008 | Staff
    Many Iranian youths rallied in streets across the country, shouting "Death to Ahmadinejad," in celebrations marking the end of the Persian calendar year. The last Wednesday of the Persian calendar is celebrated as the Fire Festival in Iran, with bonfires and firecrackers marking the occasion. In the western city of Ahvaz, angry mobs declared "Freedom is our legitimate right" while demonstrators in the western city of Sanandaj shouted "Death to (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad," Ynetnews reported Wednesday.
  • U.S. offering friendship to Serbia (An act of utter disgrace)

    “U.S. offering friendship to Serbia” 14 February 2008 | 11:49 | Source: Beta, Tanjug WASHINGTON -- Condoleezza Rice says that America hopes Serbia will accept the solution for Kosovo’s future status. Condoleezza Rice (FoNet) The U.S. secretary of state told Congress yesterday that America was offering friendship to Serbia at a time when Kosovo Albanian leaders were preparing to declare independence from Serbia. Association Press reiterated that Serbia had stated that it would never recognize the independence of the province, which has an Albanian population of some 90 percent. AP adds that the U.S. and a majority of EU member-states...
  • Cuba & the War on Terror

    11/08/2007 11:19:53 AM PST · by bs9021 · 38+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 8, 2007 | Heyecan Veziroglu
    Cuba & The War on Terror by: Heyecan Veziroglu, November 08, 2007 While the United States government focuses on the Middle East in its war on terror, closer to home, U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., stresses that Cuba is a terrorist state. The Cuban regime maintains “bank accounts in Iran,” Rep. Diaz-Balart pointed out at the Heritage Foundation last month. The congressman himself was born in Cuba. On the same panel with the congressman, the State Department’s Robert Blau pointed out that every foreigner in Cuba is a target for espionage. Blau is the Deputy Director of the Office of...
  • Iran: Parliament shortens Ahmadinejad's term

    12/03/2006 8:31:42 PM PST · by BigFinn · 120 replies · 5,974+ views
    YNET NEWS ^ | December 3, 2006 | Dudi Cohen
    Vast majority of Iranian lawmakers vote to move up presidential elections by 18 months, final say on matter up to Ahmadinejad's arch-rival. Will Ahmadinejad's term be cut short? The Iranian parliament voted on Sunday to unite the presidential elections with the upcoming parliamentary ones, this according to the official Iranian news agency. The proposal, which passed with a surprising 80 percent majority, may cut the term of sitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by 18 months. The bill must still be ratified by the Iranian constitutional committee, which is headed by former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad's arch-rival, a fact which many...
  • Tehran powers up South with generators and fuel [Lebanon]

    09/12/2006 9:42:07 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Daily Star ^ | September 12, 2006 | Lysandra Ohrstrom
    BEIRUT: Iran has distributed more than 40 power generators to municipal authorities in Southern Lebanon over the past week to temporarily restore electricity to villages most damaged during the Israeli offensive. Abdel-Raouf Adib, a representative for the Iranian Red Crescent, said the $1 million program will supply enough fuel to meet the power consumption needs of each southern village for at least three months. By the end of the week a total of 53 generators and the necessary equipment will be delivered - each town will receive between one and three depending on its size. A representative for the Energy...
  • Iran president challenges authority of U.N. Security Council, wants to debate Bush (Breaking)

    08/29/2006 5:54:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | August 29, 2006 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged the authority of the U.N. Security Council as Iran faces a deadline to halt its uranium enrichment and he called for a televised debate with President Bush on world issues. The Security Council has given Iran until Thursday to suspend enrichment, a process that can produce either fuel for a reactor or material for weapons. ``The U.S. and Britain are the source of many tensions,'' Ahmadinejad said at a news conference. ``At the Security Council, where they have to protect security, they enjoy the veto right. If anybody confronts them,...
  • Saudi money financed Al Qaida takeover in Somalia

    07/08/2006 6:02:30 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 14 replies · 1,000+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 7-8-2006 | Geostrategy Direct
    WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has confirmed that Saudi financiers are backing the new regime with ties to Al Qaida that has taken power in Somalia. Officials said the so-called Islamic Courts Union, headed by an Al Qaida commander wanted by the United States, has garnered most of its foreign support from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. "I don't want to say the Saudi government is supporting any particular [Islamic] court," Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer said. "But I do know that there is money coming in from Saudi Arabia." On June 29, Frazer told the House International Relations Committee...
  • Hamas to gain control of sec. forces [Terrorist State is Born]

    02/04/2006 3:30:19 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 29 replies · 1,978+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Feb. 4, 2006 | AP
    Hamas to gain control of sec. forces Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 4, 2006 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed that the Hamas will take control of Palestinian security forces after it assumes power, a Hamas leader said Saturday after the group's first meeting with Abbas since routing his Fatah Party in elections. Abbas met with Hamas leaders Saturday evening for the first time since their victory in the Palestinian elections in late January. "There is no truth to baseless reports that President Abbas wants to take over the security institutions," Ismail Haniyeh said after the meeting concluded....
  • Hamas wins in West Bank elections

    12/16/2005 10:04:59 AM PST · by sergey1973 · 32 replies · 1,025+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-16-2005 | BBC
    Palestinian militant group Hamas has won a sweeping victory in municipal elections in the West Bank. The Palestinian electoral commission said that in the biggest city, Nablus, Hamas took 73% of the vote, while the mainstream Fatah organisation took 13%.
  • Iran ships rockets to Hezbullah

    11/17/2005 6:12:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 621+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/5
    Iran has supplied Hezbullah with more than 10,000 short-range rockets and most of the weapons are deployed in southern Lebanon within reach of Israel, an Israeli diplomat said Thursday. The rockets, some of which were provided by Syria, have a range of up to 110 kilometers, said Jeremy Issacharoff, the new deputy Israeli ambassador to Washington, at a conference on Iran sponsored The Israel Project, a nongovernment advocacy group. "In Israeli terms, that range can be a heavyweight," Issacharoff said. Iran is the leading supporter of terror groups in the world, he said. Besides backing Hezbullah, a Lebanese group that...
  • Analysis: how Pakistan became a hotbed for terrorists

    07/14/2005 9:08:57 AM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 5 replies · 370+ views ^ | Zahid Hussain | July 13, 2005
    "A lot of Pakistani families living in Britain still have roots in Pakistan, particularly in the Punjab region, and visiting relatives are seen as an important part of maintaining those family links. "When children complete their formal education in Britain there is also an inclination among Pakistani families to send them to complete their schooling at a religious institution. "They send them to the mosques, often in Britain but also sometimes away from home, and as well as receiving religious instruction they will inevitably come into contact with more hardline elements. "For quite some time, there has been a network...
  • Saudis reject nuclear inspections

    06/15/2005 11:04:16 AM PDT · by Dubya · 8 replies · 311+ views
    starnewsonline ^ | Jun 15, 2005 | Jun 15, 2005
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA - Saudi Arabia is defying the United States, the European Union and Australia by resisting U.N. efforts to verify that it has no nuclear assets worth inspecting, according to a confidential EU document obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday. There is little concern the Saudis are trying to make nuclear arms, but Riyadh’s resistance to inspections adds another worry for a top-level meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency this week that is focusing on North Korea and Iran. Those two countries are the world’s major concerns about the spread of atomic weapons. On Tuesday, the IAEA...