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  • Iran leader's messianic end-times mission (Ahmadinejad raises concerns with mystical visions)

    01/06/2006 6:46:21 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,773+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 6, 2005
    Iranian President Mahmoud's Ahmadinejad's mystical pre-occupation with the coming of a Shiite Islamic messiah figure – the Mahdi – is raising concerns that a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic could trigger the kind of global conflagration he envisions will set the stage for the end of the world. While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been making headlines lately by questioning whether the Holocaust actually happened, by suggesting Israel should be moved to Europe and by demanding the Jewish state be wiped off the face of the earth, his apocalyptic religious zealotry has received less attention. In a videotaped meeting with Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli in Tehran,...
  • More Russia-Iran nuclear disinformation

    12/29/2005 4:34:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 434+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 29th, 2005 | Doug Hanson
    Let’s face it, the only thing Russia is doing to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions is to have a slick PR campaign that spouts disinformation about the entire sordid affair in the hope that no one notices its support of the mad mullahs. A report from the AP via The Washington Times, says that Javad Vaidi, Iran’s nuclear negotiator is considering a Russian proposal to have a joint fuel enrichment program in Russia to supposedly ensure that no fuel is diverted to make weapons. This proposal means nothing. Earlier, I reported that the Novosibirsk nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Siberia was...
  • Russia confirms wants to help Iran enrich uranium

    12/24/2005 3:26:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 918+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2005
    Moscow told Iran on Saturday it remained ready to build a joint venture plant to enrich uranium in Russia, just days after an EU diplomat said Tehran had dismissed the compromise plan at talks in Vienna. The plan, which would allow Tehran to establish a civilian nuclear energy programme but transfer enrichment to Russia, is aimed at ending a stalemate between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear programmes. "The Russian embassy in Tehran gave to the Iranian side an official note saying that the previous Russian proposal of the creation ... of a joint Russian-Iranian company to enrich uranium...
  • In Iran, Arming for Armageddon

    12/20/2005 4:22:25 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 40 replies · 1,170+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 20 December 2005 | Charles Krauthammer
    Lest you get carried away with the recent good news from Iraq, consider what's happening next door in Iran. The wild pronouncements of the new Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have gotten sporadic press ever since he called for Israel to be wiped off the map. He subsequently amended himself to say that Israel should simply be extirpated from the Middle East map and moved to some German or Austrian province. Perhaps near the site of an old extermination camp? Except that there were no such camps, indeed no Holocaust at all, says Ahmadinejad. Nothing but "myth," a "legend" that was...
  • Russia a consistent, loyal supporter of Islam – Putin

    12/12/2005 2:47:37 PM PST · by kronos77 · 74 replies · 1,089+ views
    Interfax ^ | december 12th 2005
    "I want to remind those who are on the other side, those who allegedly defend Islam, that the Russian Federation has always been the most consistent, loyal and staunch advocate of Islam," Putin said. "Russia was and remains the best partner of Islamic states," he said.
  • Don't get us mixed up Ahmadinejad is not, REPEAT not, the epitome of Iranian people's aspiration ...

    12/16/2005 1:54:46 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 197 replies · 2,441+ views ^ | December 16, 2005
    Don't get us mixed up Ahmadinejad is not, REPEAT not, the epitome of Iranian people's aspiration and their logic December 16, 2005 There are countries of the world about which the world cannot afford to be ignorant. Iran is one such country and though the International community is slow in realising, it will have to be as informed and uncluttered in the their judgement about Iran as they are about France say. They would have to because Iran matters a lot and I am not saying that as an Iranian patriot but as an informed observer. It is precisely...
  • Iran Buying SA-15/Tor M-1 SAM Systems from Russia

    12/16/2005 8:11:20 AM PST · by kronos77 · 36 replies · 1,685+ views
    Defenceindustrialdaily ^ | December 5th 2005.
    Posted 05-Dec-2005 04:44 Related stories: Coastal & Littoral, Contracts - Awards, Issues - International, Middle East - Other, Missiles - Surface-Air, Other Corporation, Radars, Russia, Surface Ships - Combat Also on this day: 05-Dec-2005 » ORD_SAM_SA-15_Radar.jpg Tor M-1 (click to view full) Novosti in Russia and western media outlets like Reuters are reporting that Russia will sell about 30 Tor M-1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile systems. Greece had bought 21 of the systems and had the right to another 29, but scrapped the deal in the late 1990s. Those missiles will now find their way to Iran, where they will...

    12/09/2005 6:12:16 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 14 replies · 530+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 12/9/05 | Neal Boortz
    MORE NEWS FROM IRAN Speaking of Islamic dictatorships, the president of Iran is once again speaking his mind. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday that he doubted the Holocaust took place and that Israel should be moved to Europe. That's at least a step up from wanting to destroy it. Kofi Annan condemned the statements, which may be a first. This in addition to the cancellation of his trip to Tehran after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wanted to wipe Israel off the map. Now given Iran's desire to get rid of Israel, and that regime's previous call for the destruction of the...
  • Russia to Sell $1B Worth of Weapons to Iran

    12/05/2005 3:48:12 PM PST · by laney · 53 replies · 1,212+ views
    Contender Ministries ^ | Dec 3rd, 2005 | Jennifer Rast
    Events in the Middle East are starting to sound an awful lot like a lead up to the war of Gog and Magog prophesied in the Bible. If you’ve read the article about this on our site, you know that a possible player in that war is Russia, who will form an alliance with Islamic countries to attack Israel. If Israel does what it recently promised to do and attacks Iran before it can get Nuclear weapons, it’s not hard to imagine Russian weapons being used by the coalition nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38 to launch an attack on Israel....
  • NUCLEAR IRAN [They Have called For The Destruction Of Israel And The United States ALERT]

    12/05/2005 6:54:54 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 45 replies · 1,295+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | Dec. 5, 2005 | Neal Boortz
    Muhammad El-Baradei, the head of the IAEA...the UN's nuclear watchdog division, says he agrees with Israel....Iran is only a few months away from creating an atomic bomb. However, he warns against anybody actually doing anything about it....fearing Iran would retaliate. Now that's a great plan, isn't it? A sworn enemy is well on the way to developing nukes, and you just sit back and do nothing because you're afraid they may retaliate. Just let them proceed until they actually have the nuclear weapons in hand. A typically useless position from the Nobel prize-winning bureaucrat. Now think for just a...
  • El Baradei: Iran only months away from a bomb

    12/04/2005 10:52:47 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 177 replies · 5,261+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 5, 2005 | JP
    IAEA chairman Muhammad ElBaradei on Monday confirmed Israel's assessment that Iran is only a few months away from creating an atomic bomb. "If Teheran indeed resumes its uranium enrichment in other plants, as threatened, it will take it only several months to produce a bomb," ElBaradei told The Independent, according to Army Radio.
  • Iran: We will build 20 new nuclear plants

    12/04/2005 10:22:57 AM PST · by Hadean · 19 replies · 450+ views ^ | Dec 4, 2005 | Arieh Egozy
    Head of Tehran's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission says Iran will built another 20 power plants, two as soon as March 2006; Britain, U.S. and France pressure Russia and China to endorse efforts to refer Iran to U.N. Security Council; test launching of Arrow missile in Israel and Iran's deal to purchase weapons from Russia mark escalation in arms race between two states, experts claim Iran's Atomic Energy Organization has been given license to set up another 20 nuclear plants, two of them by March 2006, head of Tehran's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi was quoted...
  • Iranian President Purges Reformers [Bigger Problems Than That according To This Piece]

    11/14/2005 8:38:23 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 8 replies · 572+ views
    The Trumpet ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Editorial
    On the heels of his anti-Israel diatribe, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently sacked senior ambassadors deemed too liberal for his administration. Unperturbed by the world’s fiery reaction to his anti-Semitic comments a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hasn’t refrained from continuing with his controversial hard-line politics. November 2, the Iranian government announced that it was sacking 40 ambassadors and senior diplomats. Deemed too liberal and pro-Western in their ideology, the prominent ambassadors and diplomats will be unemployed by the end of the year. Those fired include the representatives to London, Paris, Berlin and the United Nations, the four...
  • "Stolen Iranian laptop, as evidence of N-plan" [NYT Has Also Picked Up This News]

    11/14/2005 5:17:30 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 30 replies · 2,312+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | Unknown
    LONDON, November 13 (IranMania) - US intelligence officials have shown leaders of the International Atomic Energy Agency a stolen Iranian laptop computer containing nuclear designs as proof the country is secretly pursuing a nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported on its website. The newspaper said that during the demonstration, which took place in Vienna in mid-July, officials displayed selections from more than a thousand pages of Iranian computer simulations and accounts of experiments, saying they showed a long effort to design a nuclear warhead. The Americans acknowledged that the documents do not prove that Iran has an atomic...
  • Iran’s Supreme Leader says Israel will be defeated (one step further for sanctions against Iran)

    11/01/2005 7:36:47 AM PST · by Wiz · 21 replies · 659+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 2005 Oct 31
    Tehran, Iran, Oct. 31 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the country’s officials to be united in one front against the “common enemy” as he reaffirmed that the state of Israel would eventually be toppled, state-run dailies reported on Monday. Khamenei told a meeting of senior Iranian officials that they had a duty to avoid falling into the “traps and plans of the enemy”. He said that the “enemy had put immense effort in recent years to create divisions and cracks” among the country’s rulers. “Fortunately, certain officials were vigilant and stood up against this plan”, the...
  • Behind Iran's open threat to Israel

    10/28/2005 12:28:12 PM PDT · by oldtimer2 · 21 replies · 819+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    Behind Iran's open threat to Israel Amir Taheri writes in the New York Post about what may lie behind Iran President Ahmadinejad’s naked threat to obliterate Isarel: Ahmadinejad has gone several steps further — presenting the destruction of Israel as a major goal of his government. Why? One reason may be his desire to distance himself as far as possible from his predecessor, Muhammad Khatami, and from Hashemi Rafsanjani, the powerful mullah-cum-businessman who still heads a key faction within the regime. Ahmadinejad has criticized the “softness” of Khatami and his mentor Rafsanjani, which led to “a decline in revolutionary spirit.”...
  • Russia/Iran - Moscow's position on Iran not affected by Tehran's statement

    10/27/2005 7:53:37 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 478+ views ^ | October 27, 2005
    AMMAN. Oct 27 (Interfax) - The Iranian president's tough statements about Israel have not influenced Moscow's position on the Iranian "nuclear dossier", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters during his visit to Jordan on Thursday. "Our position on Iran remains unchanged. We favor cooperation through the IAEA in dealing with problems related to the Iranian nuclear program," he said.
  • The new Kremlin Alliance

    10/28/2005 9:59:43 AM PDT · by Alex Marko · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Oct 27, 2005 Russia has quietly worked to forge a quasi-alliance of that to rival the US-led NATO, between current and future nuclear powers of Pakistan, China and Iran. This alignment is specifically geared toward confronting the US in a hotly contested market for geopolitical status in the middle east and to dictate economic trends concerning natural resources in the region. Decision by the IAEA to refer Iran to the UN Security Council has also put Russia in a difficult position between choosing its long-term economic ties with the EU and US or short-term ones with Iran. As the world...
  • Iran's policy unchanged toward Israel - officials

    10/27/2005 10:44:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 460+ views
    The Star ^ | 10-27-05 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" does not signal the start of a more aggressive stance toward Israel by Tehran, officials and analysts said on Thursday. "Iran's policy toward Israel will remain unchanged. We do not want more confrontation with the West," a senior government official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the conference "The World without Zionism" in Tehran October 26, 2005. Ahmadinejad's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map" does not signal the start of a more aggressive stance toward...
  • Israel should be "wiped off the map": Iran president (I have added photos of the event)

    10/26/2005 7:15:35 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 60 replies · 2,547+ views
    Israel should be "wiped off the map": Iran president Agence France-Presse | October 26, 2005 Posted on 10/26/2005 2:44:55 AM PDT by HAL9000 Original Article on FRKHALID MASHALThis cult is dangerous and should be dealt with now
  • Iran Leader Calls for Israel's Destruction

    10/26/2005 10:05:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,620+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/05 | NASSER KARIMI - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared Wednesday that Israel is a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the map" — fiery words that Washington said underscores its concern over Iran's nuclear program. Ahmadinejad's speech to thousands of students at a "World without Zionism" conference set a hard-line foreign policy course sharply at odds with that of his moderate predecessor, echoing the sentiments of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution. The United States said Ahmadinejad's remarks show that Washington's fears about Iran's nuclear program are accurate. "I think it reconfirms what we have been saying about...
  • Iran leader's words 'sicken' UK

    10/26/2005 11:35:25 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 25 replies · 923+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 27, 2005
    Britain is to summon a top Iranian diplomat to protest against his president's comments about Israel. Hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map". The Foreign Office will call in Iran's London chargé d'affaires on Thursday. It said the comments were "deeply disturbing and sickening". The US said they highlighted concerns about Iran's nuclear plans, which Iran says are for peaceful purposes only. 'Horrible reality' Mr Ahmadinejad made his comments at a conference in the Iranian capital Tehran entitled The World without Zionism. He said Israel's establishment was "a move by the...
  • Israel Wants Iran Expelled From U.N. (Expelling UN from USA would be better)

    10/27/2005 5:52:42 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 5 replies · 287+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 10-27-05
    JERUSALEM - Israel's vice prime minister said Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its new president said Israel should be "wiped off the map," and Britain summoned an Iranian diplomat Thursday to protest the remarks. Italy on Thursday also condemned the words of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, telling the Iranian ambassador the comments were "unacceptable" and that they confirm worries over the political positions — and nuclear intentions — of Iran's new leadership. Shimon Peres, Israel's vice prime minister and a Nobel peace laureate, said it was "impossible to ignore" Ahmadinejad's comments. "Since the United Nations was established...
  • An Iran-Russia-China axis? (Axis of dictatorship)

    10/27/2005 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Wiz · 40 replies · 1,056+ views
    The decision by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to refer Iran's nuclear programme to the UN Security Council has thrown into sharp focus relations between Iran and Russia. Moscow may soon have to choose whether to back Iran or align itself with the US and the European Union (EU) in reining in Iran's nuclear intentions. Russia appears ready to co-operate with both the USA and Iran in order to boost its trade relations with the two countries. Although Russia is also a leading oil exporter and therefore unlikely to be intimidated by Iranian threats to reduce oil sales, the...
  • World expresses dismay over Iran remarks

    10/27/2005 10:03:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,128+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/05 | Jill Lawless - ap
    LONDON - Governments around the world expressed shock and scorn Thursday at the Iranian president's call for Israel to be "wiped off the map," and several summoned Tehran's envoys in their capitals for a reprimand. However, Israeli calls for Iran to be expelled from the United Nations over the remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were not immediately taken up by other nations. In a speech Wednesday, Ahmadinejad denounced Israel and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks "will wipe this stigma from the face of the Islamic world." Citing the words of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, the late...
  • Israel should be "wiped off the map": Iran president

    10/26/2005 2:44:55 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 67 replies · 4,771+ views
    Agence France-Presse | October 26, 2005
    Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map". "The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference in Tehran entitled 'The World without Zionism'. "The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land," he said. "As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. His comments were...
  • Iran - Israel Will Be Destroyed

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's hard-line president called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks will destroy the Jewish state, state-run media reported Wednesday. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (search) also denounced attempts to recognize Israel or normalize relations with it. "There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad told students Wednesday during a Tehran conference called "The World without Zionism." Riiiiight. So tell me again Ahmadinejad, old boy, just why do you want nukes again?
  • Iranian Alert - October 26, 2005 - Iran's president: Israel must be 'wiped off the map'

    10/26/2005 1:26:10 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,868+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Wipe Israel out, urges Iran's president Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and lashed out at Muslim nations who recognize the Jewish state. Stefan Smith Thursday, October 27, 2005 Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and lashed out at Muslim nations who recognize the Jewish state."The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference - The World without Zionism - in Teheran. "The...
  • Iranian Alert - October 25, 2005 - Sen. Brownback to the Dept of State: Spend Iran Democracy Money

    10/25/2005 9:49:47 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 906+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Sen. Brownback to the Dept of State: Spend Iran Democracy Money Six months after announcing a plan to give $3 million to promote democracy in Iran, the U.S. State Department has yet to release the funds, says a USA Today report. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who put the $3 million in the budget, expressed frustration: "This money should be made available immediately for those seeking to express their opposition to the hard-line Islamic government and to promote internationally recognized human rights." Tom Casey, a State Department spokesman, said the delay is bureaucratic. "There are no outside...
  • Iranian Alert - October 24, 2005 - Blair's New Tune on Iran

    10/25/2005 11:17:18 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,034+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Blair’s New Tune on Iran By James G. Forsyth, British officials used to be certain that a military attack on Iran was out of the question. Now, it seems, they’re not so sure. To read the article click on the Foreign Policy logo above. A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Reuters reported that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said military action against Iran over its nuclear program is not on the agenda.The Peninsula reported that Iran yesterday rallied behind Syria, its only regional ally, by praising Damascus for cooperating with a...
  • Iranian Alert - October 23, 2005 - More and more classified intelligence has slipped out of Iran

    10/25/2005 12:15:37 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,452+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.23.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad's own site: “More and more classified intelligence escapes the country” Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi According to Ahmadinejad's own site, FARDA (named as such in order to confuse people with Radio Farda which is the Persian Broadcast of Radio Free Europe) the ever increasing amount of classified intelligence and information escaping Iran has become a major source for worry and anxiety for the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) of the regime. It is rumored that during the recent months, more than ever, the regime's intelligence service has lost the equivelant of approximately...
  • Iranian Alert - October 22, 2005 - Iranian Leader Says U.S. wants to Establish Empire

    10/24/2005 3:56:09 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 887+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.22.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Leader Says U.S. wants to Establish Empire Click on the USA Today logo above. A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Amir Taheri, Benador Associates takes a close look at the Anti-Americanism involved in the Nobel Peace Prizes.Yahoo News reported that Russia will put Iran's first ever satellite into space next week.Ian Black, The Guardian UK reported that it's suddenly like the bad old days: accusations flying between capitals, crowds chanting angry slogans outside the British embassy, ambassadors summoned to explain their governments' positions and public insults attesting to a sudden deterioration in...
  • Iranian Alert - October 21, 2005 - 1,000,000 Man Basij Militia to Enhance Iranian Defense?

    10/24/2005 12:57:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,219+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story BASIJ MILITIA TO ENHANCE IRANIAN DEFENSE NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has disclosed a plan to create a huge Islamic volunteer force to protect the regime from any Israeli or U.S. attack.Iranian officials said supreme leader Ali Khamenei has approved a plan to greatly expand the regime-sponsored Basij militia. Under the plan, the Basij, which began as a volunteer movement, would essentially turn into Iran's third military ground force.Under the plan, the Basij would have more than 1 million men under arms. The force would be deployed both along Iran's long borders with Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and...
  • Iranian Alert - October 20, 2005 - Iran 'punishes' Britain with a ban on imports

    10/24/2005 12:49:38 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 1 replies · 808+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.20.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran 'punishes' Britain with a ban on importsBy Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor(Filed: 20/10/2005)Iran has imposed an undeclared embargo on British imports as it steps up accusations that Britain is behind a series of bombings near the southern border with Iraq.   The moves are further evidence of a crisis in relations between Teheran and London, highlighted by the British-led effort to curb Iran's nuclear programme and British accusations that Teheran is giving Iraqi insurgents bomb-making technology that has killed several British soldiers this year.As hardline Iranian newspapers demanded the closure of the British embassy in...
  • Russia to launch Iran's first satellite

    10/24/2005 3:25:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1,042+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/22/05
    Russia to launch Iran's first satellite Sat Oct 22, 9:49 AM ET Russia will put Iran's first ever satellite into space next week, with the device described as being for telecommunications and research on natural disasters. Quoted by the Kayhan newspaper, Iran's embassy in Moscow said the "Sina" satellite would be launched from the Plesetsk launch site on Thursday along with three other devices from Russia, China and Britain. Iranian officials have repeatedly said they were on the verge of seeing their first satellite launched. In July, former deputy communications minister Hassan Shafti said a telecommunications satellite codenamed "Mesbah" (Lantern)...
  • Iranian Alert - October 19, 2005 - Iran Supreme Leader hints at a nuclear breakthrough

    10/20/2005 8:58:00 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,219+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.19.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran leader’s harsh tone sets Iran on collision course Tue. 18 Oct 2005 Iran FocusTehran, Iran, Oct. 18 – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a blistering attack on “the corrupt global powers” that the Islamic Republic of Iran was on a historical mission to challenge “the domination of the corrupt financial and political powers on the international scene”, state-owned dailies reported on Tuesday. “The only entity capable of challenging the hideous world order is a common international entity that is taking shape with the Islamic Republic of Iran at its core”, Khamenei told...
  • Report: Russia woos Iran on weapons

    09/26/2005 1:41:52 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 558+ views
    AFP ^ | September 27, 2005
    MOSCOW: Russia is intensifying efforts to sell weapons to Iran while such sales remain legal amid mounting pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, the daily Kommersant said. Moscow "has stepped up military-technological cooperation with Tehran," the business daily said, citing an unidentified source. It said top officials within Russia's military-industrial complex decided to concentrate on arms sales to Tehran for two reasons: "First, as many weapons as possible must be sold to Iran before an international embargo against this country comes into force." Second, should the United States decide to go to war in Iran, Russia wants...
  • Israelis urge U.S. to stop Iran's nuke goals

    09/30/2005 5:56:03 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 44 replies · 1,445+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2005 | David R. Sands
    The United States and its allies must act to stop Iran's nuclear programs -- by force if necessary -- because conventional diplomacy will not work, three senior Israeli lawmakers from across the political spectrum warned yesterday. As a last resort, they said, Israel itself would act unilaterally to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms. Iran will not be deterred "by anything short of a threat of force," said Arieh Eldad, a member of Israel's right-wing National Union Party, part of a delegation of Knesset members visiting Washington this week. "They won't be stopped unless they are convinced their programs will...
  • IAEA adopts resolution on Iran's nuclear program

    09/24/2005 8:52:55 AM PDT · by s2baccha · 47 replies · 1,960+ views
    The UN atomic watchdog adopted by vote Saturday an EU proposal that sets Iran up for referral to the UN Security Council, a spokesman said, in what would be a sharp escalation of the West's face-off with the Islamic Republic. The vote was by 22-1, with 12 abstentions on the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA spokesman Peter Rickwood told reporters.