Posts Tagged ‘ Iran ’

UN, Iraq agree on Camp Ashraf resettlement plan

December 25, 2011
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution    

"The United Nations and the Iraqi government have signed an agreement to relocate several thousand Iranian exiles living in a camp in northeastern Iraq, the U.N.'s office in Baghdad announced Sunday. But it's not clear yet whether the camp's residents have signed off on the deal. In a statement late Sunday, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said the agreement establishes a process to move the residents of Camp Ashraf to a temporary location." (12/25/11)

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UN denounces human rights violations in Iran

December 20, 2011
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New Orleans Times-Picayune    

"The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution denouncing serious human rights violations in Iran ranging from flogging and amputations to frequent use of the death penalty. Iran's U.N. Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee tried to prevent a vote on the nonbinding resolution Monday but the attempt was soundly defeated." (12/19/11)

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Engineer: Iran hijacked US drone

December 15, 2011
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Iran guided the CIA's 'lost' stealth drone to an intact landing inside hostile territory by exploiting a navigational weakness long-known to the US military, according to an Iranian engineer now working on the captured drone's systems inside Iran. ... Western military experts and a number of published papers on GPS spoofing indicate that the scenario described by the Iranian engineer is plausible." (12/15/11)

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Iran claims to extract data from US drone

December 12, 2011
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Washington Post    

"Iranian military experts are in the final stages of extracting data from a sophisticated U.S. drone that crashed in Iran under mysterious circumstances this month, a lawmaker said Monday. In Washington, President Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone." (12/12/11)

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Iran: Protesters storm British embassy

November 29, 2011
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Reuters    

"Iranian protesters stormed two British Embassy compounds in Tehran Tuesday, smashing windows, hurling petrol bombs and burning the British flag in a protest against sanctions imposed by Britain, live Iranian television showed. Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency said protesters took six British diplomatic staff hostage from an embassy compound in the north of the city but it withdrew the story from its website minutes later without giving any explanation." (11/29/11)

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Iran denies explosion after mystery blast heard near key nuclear facility

November 29, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Iran denied reports of a blast heard near a key nuclear facility on Tuesday, as new satellite pictures emerged of damage from an earlier explosion that left 17 dead at another location. ... Mohammad-Mahdi Ismaili, Isfahan's deputy governor in political and security affairs, called the reports 'sheer lies' on Tuesday, according the Jerusalem Post quoting the IRNA news agency." (11/29/11)

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Russia: New sanctions against Iran unacceptable

November 22, 2011
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CNN    

"Russia called new sanctions against Iran 'unacceptable,' saying the new punishments would hurt efforts to talk with Tehran. The Russian Foreign Ministry posted a statement Tuesday, a day after the United States announced tougher sanctions against Iran -- joining Britain and Canada in a coordinated effort to tighten the screws around the country's suspected nuclear weapons program." (11/22/11)

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Obama’s dumb new sanctions on Iran

November 22, 2011
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The Nation
by Robert Dreyfuss  

"It’s hard to understand what, exactly, the Obama administration is trying to accomplish by slapping yet another layer of sanctions on Iran. From a policy point of view, it makes no sense whatsoever. The only possible conclusion is that it’s political, designed to fend off attacks from hawks and Republican candidates that Obama is feckless on Iran. ... Those who argue that the administration is boxing in Iran while preparing the ground for war against Tehran -- just as the Bush administration did with Iraq -- are wrong." (11/22/11)

http://www.thenation.com/blog/164758/obamas-dumb-new-sanctions-iran  

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US, Britain, Canada team up to slap new sanctions on Iran

November 22, 2011
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MSNBC    

"The United States, Britain and Canada announced fresh plans Monday to sanction Iran's financial and energy sectors, steps analysts said would raise pressure on Tehran but were unlikely to halt its atomic program. The United States named Iran as an area of 'primary money laundering concern,' a step designed to isolate its banking sector; blacklisted 11 entities and individuals suspected of aiding its nuclear programs; and expanded sanctions to target companies that help develop its oil and petrochemical industries." (11/21/11)

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Keeping Newt undercover

November 22, 2011
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Shikha Dalmia Reason
by Shikha Dalmia  

"It takes hard work to evoke sympathy for Iran’s odious regime. But Newt Gingrich and his fellow GOP presidential maybes proved up to the task during their recent South Carolina debate. The cheerful casualness with which they talked about deploying covert operations against Iran will make it much harder for America to win friends and influence people to achieve its foreign policy objectives." (11/22/11)

http://reason.com/archives/2011/11/22/keeping-newt-undercover  

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Reports: Mossad linked to Iran explosion?

November 14, 2011
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Guardian [UK]    

"A series of news reports linking Israel's intelligence agency the Mossad to a blast at a military facility in Iran, in which 17 people were killed and a further 15 wounded, has gained widespread coverage in the Israeli media on Monday. ... Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office refused to comment on growing speculation of the Mossad's involvement." (11/14/11)

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EU mulls new sanctions against defiant Iran

November 10, 2011
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Reuters    

"The European Union may approve fresh sanctions against Iran within weeks, after a U.N. agency said Tehran had worked to design nuclear bombs, EU diplomats said on Thursday." (11/10/11)

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Israel signals attack on Iran

November 2, 2011
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MSNBC    

"An Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade his Cabinet to authorize a military strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program -- a discussion that comes as Israel successfully tests a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Iran. It remained unclear whether Israel was genuinely poised to strike or if it was saber-rattling to prod the international community into taking a tougher line on Iran." (11/02/11)

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Iran: Parliament to question Ahmadinejad over fraud

October 30, 2011
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Macon Telegraph    

"Iran's parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices. He would be the first president to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a drawn out conflict involving the president, the parliament and Iran's powerful clerics." (10/30/11)

 

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Iran: Khamenei warns US over assassination claims

October 16, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Iran's supreme leader warned the United States on Sunday that any measures taken against Tehran over an alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington would elicit a 'resolute' response. Two men, including a member of the Iranian special foreign actions unit known as the Quds Force, have been charged in New York federal court with conspiring to kill the Saudi diplomat, Adel Al-Jubeir." (10/16/11)

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Iran: “Assassination plot” just distraction from “Occupy”

October 12, 2011
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Christian Science Monitor    

"Iran has expressed outrage at charges by the US that it was behind a plot to assassinate the top Saudi Arabian diplomat in Washington and bomb Israeli and Saudi embassies on US soil. US court documents unsealed on Tuesday allege that Iranian agents from the Qods Force, a specialist branch of the Revolutionary Guard, sought to hire hit men from a Mexican drug cartel. But Iran is quickly countering with its own narrative that Washington is desperate to distract attention from severe economic problems, and what Iran calls the spreading 'awakening' of American citizens manifested in the Occupy Wall Street protests." &91;editor's note: As the folks at Antiwar.com already pointed out, this is likely just another "dog wagging" to keep us a-skeered! - SAT%#93; (10/12/11)

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US charges two in alleged plot, claims Iranian involvement

October 11, 2011
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News Digests Wire    

"The US Department of Justice has charged two men -- one a US citizen of Iranian origin, the other allegedly an operator for Iran’s special operations 'Qods Force' -- with plotting to kill Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast and INRA, the Iranian regime’s state news agency, denies US claims of Iranian state involvement." (10/11/11)

http://wire.news-digests.com/archives/46  

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Iran: More appeals for Christian pastor facing state murder

October 3, 2011
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Ekklesia [UK]    

"Human rights and faith groups are urgently calling for more action on behalf of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who faces execution in Iran. The Christian minister was on trial in Rasht last week, and refused to deny his faith during the court hearing. He has now re-appeared in court three times, and each time has refused to renounce Christianity when asked to do so by the court. If he continues to refuse, he faces execution." (10/03/11)

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15483  

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Turkey: Premier signals joint operation with Iran

September 25, 2011
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Gainesville Sun    

"Turkey's prime minister on Sunday signaled a joint military offensive with Iran against their common enemy: Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq. Turkey and Iran were working together and 'determined,' Recep Tayyip Erdogan said." (09/25/11)

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Iran: Regime releases two Americans jailed as spies

September 21, 2011
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ABC News    

"Two Americans jailed in Iran as spies were released from Tehran's prison on Wednesday after more than two years in custody. ... The two men were arrested along the Iran-Iraq border in July 2009 and sentenced last month to eight years each in prison. A third American arrested with them, Sarah Shourd, was freed last year on bail." (09/21/11)

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Iran: Regime arrests six independent filmmakers

September 20, 2011
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Associated Press    

"Six independent filmmakers have been detained in Iran, the BBC said yesterday, describing it as an attempt to pressure the international broadcast network over its coverage of the country’s clerical regime. The BBC said those arrested were Iranian documentary filmmakers, adding that while the BBC’s Farsi-language service had bought the rights to their films in the past, it had not commissioned their work." (09/20/11)

 

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Iran: Release of US espionage convicts delayed again

September 18, 2011
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New York Daily News    

"Two U.S. hikers jailed in Iran will have to stay behind bars for a little while longer as the judge who could set them free is on vacation. The release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who have been in prison in the Islamic Republic since 2009 and were sentenced to 8 years in jail in June, has hit several speed bumps in the past week." (09/18/11)

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Iran: Ahmadinejad promises release of Americans

September 13, 2011
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RTT News    

"Two American hikers detained in Iran for more than two years on espionage charges will be freed in two days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told US media. ... Last month, an Iranian court sentenced Bauer and Fattal, both aged 29, to eight-year imprisonment -- three years for entering Iran illegally and five years for spying. 'I think these two persons will be free in a couple of days,' Ahmadinejad said in an interview with NBC's Today show on Tuesday." (09/13/11)

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Iran: Regime murders three for alleged homosexuality

September 8, 2011
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Guardian [UK]    

"Three Iranian men have been executed after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality, according to a semi-official news agency. The men, only identified by their initials, were hanged on Sunday in the south-western city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province." (09/07/11)

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Ron Paul is right about Iran

August 22, 2011
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Nolan Chart Nolan Chart
by Kenn Jacobine  

"The exchange highlighted the irreconcilable differences that exist between those who believe there is a bad guy under every rock and those who actually know history and understand international relations. Santorum and his neoconservative brethren are the former while Ron Paul represents the latter. Its only common sense that if you corner an animal it will act aggressively in order to defend itself and escape. Countries are no different." (08/21/11)

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