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  • [Ex-Iranian President] Ahmadinejad Arrested for Inciting Violence

    01/06/2018 6:10:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 6 January 2018
    Al Quds Al Arabi on Saturday cited reliable sources in Tehran who said Iranian authorities ordered the arrest of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to the city of Shiraz and that the arrest was made with the approval of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei after his remarks had been described as inciting unrest. The independent pan-Arab daily newspaper, published in London, learned that the authorities intended to impose house arrest on Ahmadinejad. Two weeks ago, on the Thursday that saw the start of anti-government protests in Iran, the former president, said in a speech to a crowd of residents...
  • 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 Iranís new assembly of experts, the body which oversees the work of the countryís 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 Iranís 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 Februaryís elections for the assembly and parliament. Ö
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group ó the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany ó as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • Iranís electoral watchdog to consider banning candidate: report

    06/10/2013 2:34:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:46am EDT | Yeganeh Torbati
    Iranís electoral watchdog will consider on Monday whether to disqualify a centrist cleric from running for president, just days before Fridayís election, Iranian media reported. The semi-official Mehr news agency, citing an unnamed source, said the Guardian Council would consider barring Hassan Rohani for revealing what it said was classified information on Iranís nuclear program in a televised presidential debate and for some slogans chanted by his supporters during rallies. Rohani is the most prominent moderate approved to run by the Guardian Council, a vetting body made up of clerics and jurists. The slate of eight candidates is dominated by...
  • Iran's Guardian Council admits to election irregularities

    06/21/2009 6:51:18 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 34 replies · 1,958+ views
    earthtimes ^ | 22 Jun 2009
    Tehran - Iran's powerful Guardian Council said Sunday there were some irregularities in the June 12 presidential election, which has been widely disputed and triggered bloody street protests. The Guardian Council admitted that the number of votes collected in 50 cities was more than the number of eligible voters, the council's spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei told the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) channel. He said this amounted to about 3 million questionable votes, but added that "it has yet to be determined whether the amount is decisive in the election results."
  • Iranian Alert - March 25, 2006 - Iran President: Iran to go nuclear this year

    03/25/2006 11:18:12 AM PST · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 1,011+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/25/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Khaleej Times Online TEHERAN - Iran would fully go nuclear with the current Persian year, which started simultaneously with spring on March 20, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday. Our enemies try to prevent our scientific progress through wide- spread propaganda but inshallah (God willing) this (new) year will be the year when the Islamic Republic of Iran will fully avail itself of peaceful nuclear technology, Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the news agency ISNA. In a meeting with visiting Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Shara, Ahmadinejad said Irans use of peaceful nuclear energy will...
  • Iranian Alert - March 24, 2006 - IAEA: Iran's nuclear program more advanced than previously thought

    03/24/2006 7:04:45 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 971+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story IAEA: Iran's nuclear program more advanced than previously thought. Vital Perspective reported that the IAEA now has evidence that Iran's nuclear program is more advanced than previously thought.The Guardian reported that inspectors of the IAEA revealed that the Iranians are in the process of achieving a "technological leap" by making operational a cascade of 164 centrifuges to enrich uranium for power plants or warheads.   China and Russia united on Iran. Reuters reported that China said that Beijing and Moscow are in accord on Iran's nuclear standoff with the West.   Why the Russians are helping...
  • Iranian Alert - March 23, 2006 - Congress reduces pro-democracy funds for Iran

    03/23/2006 6:01:34 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 991+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.23.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Congress reduces pro-democracy funds for Iran. House Appropriations Committee in a press release announced that the committee did not fund the $75 million requested by the Administration for the promotion of democracy in Iran because it was poorly justified. Instead, $56 million was provided through proven, existing programs that will have an immediate, positive impact on the fostering of democratic ideals in Iran.   Ahmadinejad strengthens ties to Al Qaeda. Adnkronos International reported that an Iranian source close to the reformists confirmed that "With the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad relations with al-Qaeda have been resumed and...
  • Iranian Alert - March 22, 2006 - US/Iran Talks on Iraq: a mistake!

    03/22/2006 7:04:28 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 953+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council meeting on Iran postponed. ABC News reported that the U.N. Security Council postponed a meeting Tuesday on Iran's suspect nuclear program. The lack of any significant movement after 10 days could lead the Western nations to abandon the presidential statement, in favor of a resolution. This would force Russia and China to approve, abstain or veto action against Iran.The Wall Street Journal reported that with Russia opposed to any punishment for Iran, Britain has privately suggested that Tehran be offered a new package of incentives. The letter warned, "We are not going to...
  • Iranian Alert - March 21, 2006 - Daylight savings banned: because hardliners dont know when to pray

    03/21/2006 6:19:09 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,301+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Daylight savings confuses Iran's hardliners. Adnkronos International reported that daylight saving has been abolished by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the grounds that when the legal hour changes many faithful have difficulty in knowing when to pray. The Iranian New Year: messages and reports. DoctorZin's Norooz greeting. Photo.Reza Pahlavi's Message On the Occasion of Persian New Year 2006 (Nowrooz 1385).Brooding Persian published a sober Norooz greeting. Photo.Iran va Jahan examined Norooz and its symbolism.SMCCDI reported the start of the Iranian New Year.   Senior Foreign Ministers meet on Iran. Reuters reported that senior foreign affairs officials from...
  • Iranian Alert - March 20, 2006 - BBC signs deal with Iran Plus Happy Norooz - The Iranian New Year!

    03/20/2006 4:31:54 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,581+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council Meet on Iran. The Washington Post reported that Monday top U.N. members will try to break the stalemate on Iran.   BBC signs deal with Iran. Iranian.ws reported that the Iranian regime has signed a huge ad campaign with the BBC.   US students rally in support of Iranian students. The Boston Globe reported that approximately 100 students gathered in Harvard University's Leverett House last night for a concert and rally to denounce repression of students in Iran. More events are scheduled at other campuses.Rooz Online reported that a new wave of attacks...
  • Iranian Alert - March 19, 2006 - Iran reformers call for nuke freeze, negotiations

    03/19/2006 1:42:41 PM PST · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 907+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/19/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Middle East Newsline Tehran - Iran's largest reformist party called on Sunday for dialogue with the United States and a freeze on sensitive nuclear work to head off an escalating crisis with the international community. The party is the Participation Front, headed by Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of Iran's former reformist president Mohammad Khatami They said: "In order to break the international consensus, we are proposing a return to previous policies and the voluntary suspension of all nuclear fuel-cycle work to resolve this crisis and re-establish confidence." The United Nations security council is considering what...
  • Iranian Alert - March 18, 2006 - Sunnis condemn Shia call for US-Iran dialogue on Iraq

    03/18/2006 7:50:31 PM PST · by freedom44 · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/18/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Middle East Newsline BAGHDAD -- One of Iraq's most prominent Sunni Arab organizations was fuming on Saturday over a key Shia leader's recent appeal for Iran to open a dialogue with the United States on the situation in Iraq. "We are indignant over the request made to Iran by [Iraqi] political parties to open a dialogue with the Americans on their differences regarding Iraq," said the statement by the hardline Muslim Scholars Association. "The interference of Iran in Iraqi affairs is nothing new," said the statement, explaining that the call "does nothing more than legitimate this...
  • Iranian Alert - March 17, 2006 - UN Security Council meets on Iran. Bolton "very encouraged."

    03/17/2006 6:35:00 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 868+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council meets on Iran. Bolton "very encouraged." Reuters reported that John Bolton told reporters, "I would describe today's meeting as the best we have had so far. There are still areas of disagreement ... but I am very encouraged."Reuters reported UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program is the toughest test in diplomacy.CBS News reported U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Iran to resume negotiations over its nuclear program, while also calling the country a central banker for terrorism.The White House released their National Security Strategy of...
  • Iranian Alert - March 16, 2006 - Iran finally before the UN Security Council

    03/16/2006 5:34:39 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 887+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story DoctorZin reports, 3.15.2006: The day before the UN Security Council meeting on Iran. Reuters reported that the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council failed again on Wednesday to reach agreement on a draft text aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear ambitions after a fifth round of negotiations.Dow Jones Newswires reported that the U.K. is considering a push for a weapons embargo on Iran.MSNBC reported that U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, compared the threat from Iran’s nuclear programs to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Reuters reported that the White House said an international...
  • Iranian Alert - March 15, 2006 - The MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime

    03/15/2006 8:48:41 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 29 replies · 1,363+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.15.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Again the MSM ignores: Massive Iranian defiance of the Islamic Regime. Iran Press News reported that the Iranian regime failed to stop ancient Persian festival & New Year celebrations tonight which the regime considers to be religiously prohibited or unclean.Photos of the festival of fire celebrations in Tehran.SMCCDI reported that Islamic regime's security forces attacked Iranian celebrators/demonstrators in several cities by beating brutally women and especially young kids using clubs, chains and even knives have been used by foreign speaking militiamen.SMCCDI reported that an increasing number of Iranians went into most Iranian into the streets in...
  • Iranian Alert - March 14, 2006 - Russia: "Iran is absolutely no help" in finding a solution

    03/14/2006 7:10:12 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,157+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story UN Security Council deadlocked on Iran? Yahoo News reported that the five veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council are deadlocked over the best way to pressure Iran. China's Ambassador Wang Guangya told The Associated Press as he left the meeting. "I think they want to be too tough."   Iran speeds towards a confrontation with the UN. The New York Times reported that Iran has decided to shift course and confront the United Nations head-on. Ahmadinejad portrayed that position not as obstinate or rigid but as a reflection of strength. "We know well that a...
  • Iranian Alert - March 13, 2006 - Tehran's secret underground bunkers

    03/13/2006 11:06:35 PM PST · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,122+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Tehran's secret underground bunkers. The Telegraph reported that Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West.   Iranians claim US wants peace talks. US denies. The Times reported that a senior Iranian intelligence official claimed to have a letter in Persian purportedly signed by Zalmay Khalilzad, the US ambassador in Baghdad, inviting Iranian representatives to Iraq for talks. Khalilzad denied the report.   Iran threatens to use the oil weapon, again. Canada.com reported that Iran threatened to use oil as a weapon if...
  • Iranian Alert - March 12, 2006 - Iran rejects Russias proposal

    03/12/2006 8:58:10 AM PST · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 929+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/12/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story CNN TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran will not consider a proposal by Moscow to enrich uranium on Russian soil and ship it to Tehran if it means the country must cease all enrichment activity on its own soil, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday Iran has rejected a similar proposal in the past, and the latest rejection showed mounting international pressure has not changed the government's stance. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told journalist Shirzad Bozorgmehr that his country would like to resolve its dispute with the international community "through dialogue" but insisted...
  • Iranian Alert - March 11, 2006 - Iran threatens to use oil as a weapon

    03/11/2006 10:21:47 AM PST · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 1,242+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/11/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran threatened Saturday to use oil as a weapon if the UN Security Council imposes sanctions over its nuclear program. The country's interior minister raised the possibility of using Iran's own oil and gas supplies and its position on a vital Persian Gulf oil route as weapons in the international standoff. "If (they) politicize our nuclear case, we will use any means. We are rich in energy resources. We have control over the biggest and the most sensitive energy route of the world," Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi was quoted as saying...