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  • Iran prepares to hold missile drill

    05/24/2015 5:05:03 PM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    Azer News ^ | 12 May 2015, 15:58 (GMT+05:00)
    Iranian army's ground force will hold a military drill to test its missile power capacities, Commander of the Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said. The military exercise dubbed "Beit ol-Moqaddas 27" will take place in Iran's central province of Esfahan on May 23-24, Pourdastan said, IRNA news agency reported. “Rocket and missile capabilities of the army's ground force are improved, the commander said, adding the capabilities will be evaluated in the two-day exercise. Tehran held a similar drill last May and tested a series of its newest domestically-made missiles. Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made...
  • Unconfirmed: Huge explosion kills hundreds in central Tehran

    05/24/2015 1:56:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 4:09 PM (EDT)
    According to first unconfirmed reports, central Tehran was hit Sunday night with massive blasts leaving many hundreds of people dead. Witnesses report heavy Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces speeding to the area. Thee are also reports of explosions in the southern Iranian town of Isfahan - also unconfirmed.
  • Explosion Near Iran’s Isfahan Nuclear Plant Reported

    01/02/2013 1:46:06 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | 02-Jan 13 | Staff
    Guardian – Conflicting reports have emerged from Iran over an explosion heard in the central city of Isfahan, close to the country’s sensitive nuclear facilities. Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency quoted a judiciary official in Isfahan, saying that an explosion had been heard. “We heard a sound similar to that of an explosion but we have received no reports about its causes and the consequences so far,” said Gholamreza Ansari, in quotes carried by Isna. He said the explosion did not appear to be of any significance.
  • Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan

    01/02/2013 12:46:36 PM PST · by bayouranger · 55 replies ^ | 02JAN12 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials tell citizens to vacate city located near nuke site Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material. An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported. However, outside observers suspect that the evacuation order may corroborate previous reports indicating that a uranium enrichment facility near Isfahan had been leaking radioactive material. Tehran went to great lengths in December to deny these reports, telling state-run media outlets...
  • US Attack On Iran Could Cause Tens-Of-Thousands Of Civilian Casualties

    10/05/2012 1:15:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | ober | Robert Johnson
    The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble written by Khosrow B. Semnani, and published by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah has concluded a strike would include four sites and irradiate up to 100,000 Iranian citizens and soldiers. The four locations include: Isfahan: The Nuclear Technology/Research Center in Esfahan (ENTC) is supposed to be the main location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Semnani predicts 1,000 workers here will be killed, and up to 70,000 casualties in the surrounding areas from toxic plumes: 71,000 Natanz: One-hundred miles north of Isfhahan, this location has been in use for about 12 years and...
  • Strikes continue in Isfahan, Shiraz (Iran)

    07/11/2012 4:42:56 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Radio Zamaneh ^ | July 9, 2012
    Seven hundred workers at the Sepahan Cement factory in Isfahan have entered their third day of strike to protest their unfavourable legal and working conditions. ILNA reports that since the workers’ efforts to satisfy their demands through the Ministry of Labour have yielded no results, 700 workers have stopped work in the past three days and have been gathering for protests on factory grounds. The report indicates that the cement plant has 1,100 contract and permanent workers who produce 13,000 tons of cement each month. The workers have hired a lawyer to pursue their demands for better conditions, pay and...
  • Satellite Images Suggest Something Happened at Iranian Nuclear Facility -- But

    12/10/2011 3:52:32 AM PST · by nuconvert · 59 replies
    Fox ^ | December 09, 2011 | Amy Kellogg
    The first clear pictures of Iran’s nuclear site near Isfahan have been published and analyzed following an explosion at or near the site on Nov. 28, and they provide another piece of the puzzle. But what happened there remains a mystery. -excerpt- ISIS analysts who looked at the images from Isfahan said there had been a dramatic change in the landscape around a tunnel leading down to a storage facility on the periphery of the uranium conversion site. Several structures above that storage facility, which had been there for 15 years and stood intact as recently as August, are gone....
  • Report: Blast at Isfahan damaged nuclear facility

    11/30/2011 4:25:27 AM PST · by jhpigott · 42 replies
    The Times reported on Wednesday that the mysterious explosion that rocked the city of Isfahan two days ago struck the uranium conversion facility located just outside Iran's third-largest city. According to the British newspaper, satellite images clearly show billowing smoke and destruction, despite Iran's claim that no such blast had taken place. The Times quoted Israeli intelligence officials as saying there was "no doubt" that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was "no accident."
  • A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise

    11/30/2011 5:10:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    The Australian ^ | 11/30/11 | Sheera Frenkel
    AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack. Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.
  • Iran’s uranium city explodes

    11/29/2011 5:30:07 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2011 | Don Surber
    Seems an explosion rocked Iranian city Isfahan that houses that nation’s uranium conversion facility on Monday. Hmm. Big hmm. Capitalized, italicized and boldfaced HMM. From the New York Daily News: “The government of Isfahan denied reports that the explosion was linked to the nuclear site, saying it was part of a military drill north of the city.” That excuse is so weak that I think Baghdad Bob either moved to Iran or has a cousin Tehran Terry. From the New York Daily News: “One of the first reports of the blast came from Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency, according to...
  • 'Huge explosion' heard in Iranian city Isfahan, Fars news agency reports

    11/28/2011 8:38:45 AM PST · by jhpigott · 182 replies
    'Huge explosion' heard in Iranian city Isfahan, Fars news agency reports - @BBCWorld eom
  • Our Call: Iran on Brink

    01/02/2010 12:10:15 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,100+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 12/30/2009 | Colin Clark
    Predicting the end of a regime, especially one led by ruthless and wily survivors, always poses great risks to the prophet of doom. But the Iranian regime meets almost all of my indicators for the end of a government. First, there are persistent reports that some of the security forces are refusing to use lethal force against their compatriots. On top of that, several news accounts have said that members of the security forces have been forced to surrender to crowds. One particularly noteworthy example had security forces “cowering” as angry crowds confronted them in the capital. Then there are...
  • Iran protests spread in heartland

    12/26/2009 5:33:28 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 956+ views
    Demonstrations in Esfahan and Najafabad are evidence that the opposition movement has spread beyond Tehran to include a broad cross-section of people in central Iran. Esfahan and Najafabad were the "spiritual capitals" of the late Montazeri, said Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, a Tehran analyst and journalist who strongly supports the opposition movement. The harsh crackdown against Montazeri's supporters has the potential to drive them deeper into the opposition camp. "What has happened was a religious reaction out of devotion and conviction" to Montazeri, he said. "While on the surface the unrest has no relation with the political agenda of the green [opposition]...
  • Iran: Clashes Accompany Fresh Montazeri Memorial in Isfahan

    12/23/2009 4:17:44 PM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Radio Free Europe via Payvand ^ | 12-23-09 | By Golnaz Esfandiari
    Heavy clashes have been reported outside an Isfahan mosque where a memorial ceremony was due to be held in honor of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, a founding architect of the Iranian Revolution and spiritual father of Iran's opposition Green Movement. The clashes come two days after a funeral ceremony for the 87-year-old Montazeri, who died on December 19 in his home in Qom, turned into a huge antigovernment protest in the holy city located southwest of the capital. Eyewitnesses tell RFE/RL that as mourners and opposition supporters arrived for today's memorial service, they found security forces and plainclothes agents...
  • Riot police in Isfahan run from protestors (Video)

    06/14/2009 11:17:40 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 6 replies · 671+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 14, 2009
    Isfahan: Riot police thugs run from protestors into safe distance. (Youtube video)Tehran: Police thugs beat unconcious (or dead) man in a court.
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran's Entered Final Phase In Nuclear Fuel Production ["7,000 centrifuges at Natanz"]

    04/11/2009 7:22:26 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 553+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Blog Details Ahmadinejad: Iran's Entered Final Phase In Nuclear Fuel Production At an inauguration ceremony yesterday for a nuclear fuel production facility in Isfahan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his pride at Iran's entering into the final phase in the nuclear fuel production cycle. He said that despite the threats from the West, "the Iranian train is moving ahead with increasing speed, on the right track." Iranian Atomic Energy Organization director Gholam Reza Aghazadeh said that the speed of the new centrifuges was five to six times greater than that of the...
  • Iran's Fuel Manufacturing Plant At Isfahan To Be Launched This Month

    03/19/2009 10:25:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 536+ views
    “Iran’s Fuel Manufacturing Plant At Isfahan To Be Launched This Month” SNIPPET: “The fuel manufacturing plant (FMP) at Isfahan, in central Iran, is to be inaugurated in late March, according to Iranian Atomic Energy Organization deputy head Abdallah Solatsana. Solatsana said that the stages for producing nuclear fuel assemblies are being carried out according to schedule.”
  • Isfahan - City of Polish Children

    07/15/2008 5:40:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 678+ views ^ | 24-Jun-2008
    Poland commemorates her refugees in Iran by Ryszard Antolak 24-Jun-2008 The Polish Postal Service has commemorated the role Isfahan played during World War 2 in caring for Polish orphans. The new stamp, "Isfahan - the City of Polish Children", went on sale earlier this month. It depicts a pupil at School No. 15 near Isfahan (Stanislaw Stojakowski), standing in front of a Persian carpet woven at the city's Carpet School in 1944. In 1942, Isfahan housed thousands of Polish orphans released from the Soviet work camps of Siberia and Kazakhstan. At its peak, twenty one areas of the city were...
  • Ahmadinejad allows burial of American professor in Iran

    09/15/2007 2:17:33 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 6 replies · 407+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | September 13, 2007 | AP
    TEHRAN, Iran: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has agreed to allow an American scholar to be buried in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan when he dies, the state broadcasting company said Thursday. Richard Nelson Frye, an 87-year-old professor emeritus of Iranian and Central Asian studies at Harvard University, made his request in a letter addressed directly to Ahmadinejad, the broadcasting company reported on its Web site. "I ask the Iranian president to allow my burial in the beautiful city of Isfahan to prove the unbreakable link between the honorable Iranian and American nations," Frye was quoted as saying in his letter....
  • EXCLUSIVE Breaking News - Tribal Revolt Against Islamic Regime in Iran

    02/02/2007 11:31:07 PM PST · by FARS · 217 replies · 6,480+ views
    Reports Inside Iran ^ | 2/2/07 | Reports & Alan Peters
    Reports from Inside Iran Armed revolt by Bakhtiari, Lor and Ghashghai tribes against the Islamic Regime has reportedly flared up. Yesterday, freedom seeking tribal fighters in the Isfahan and surrounding provinces and region began fighting local Islamic Regime forces and freeing their villages and townships from the Islamic Regime's control. The Semirom area, which is on the Ghashghai tribal migrations route, apparently saw heavy fighting and more clashes occurred in between Isfahan Province and Yassooj further south, which is the center of the Boyer-Ahmadi tribal territory. Local fighters from the various tribes, confronted Islamic Regime paramilitary forces – the IRGC...