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World Powers Urge Iran to Grant Access to Nuclear Sites

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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World powers – the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany – are pressuring Iran for “urgent” access to sites involving its controversial nuclear program. With talks between the two sides set for mid-month, the powers are seeking to assess the possible military capability of the sites. A joint statement issued by […]

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Israel’s Military Chief: Iran’s Leaders ‘Rational,’ Sanctions ‘Bearing Fruit’

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s military chief says he believes Iranian leaders are “rational” people who will hold back from building a nuclear weapon, an assessment in contrast with the Israeli prime minister’s more pessimistic view. In an interview with Israeli newspaper Haaretz published Wednesday, Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz says Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “will be making a […]

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Israeli Military Chief Says Iran Undecided on Nuclear Weapons

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s military chief says he does not believe Iran has made a final decision on whether it will develop nuclear weapons. In an interview with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz said Wednesday that Tehran is moving “step-by-step” towards deciding if it wants a nuclear weapon. He said Iran has not made a final assessment. […]

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Iran Says Cyberattack on Oil Industry Had Little Impact

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says a suspected cyberattack on its state-run oil industry had little impact on operations thanks to rapid measures taken by experts to limit the spread of the virus. Iranian state news agency IRNA quotes an Oil Ministry official as saying there was “no damage” to the ministry’s computer data from the virus, which authorities […]

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Iran Says Cyberattack on Oil Industry Had Little Impact

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says a suspected cyberattack on its state-run oil industry had little impact on operations thanks to rapid measures taken by experts to limit the spread of the virus. Iranian state news agency IRNA quotes an Oil Ministry official as saying there was “no damage” to the ministry’s computer data from the virus, which authorities […]

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Activist Describes Iran’s Harsh Prison Conditions

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish human rights activist serving a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence in Iran has provided a rare glimpse into what he says are harsh conditions inside the country’s detention facilities. Reza Sharifi Boukani was arrested in 2010 after publicly supporting the pro-democracy “Green Movement.” He was later sentenced on charges that include spreading “propaganda” against the […]

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Activists Describes Iran’s Harsh Prison Conditions

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish human rights activist serving a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence in Iran has provided a rare glimpse into what he says are harsh conditions inside the country’s detention facilities. Reza Sharifi Boukani was arrested in 2010 after publicly supporting the pro-democracy “Green Movement.” He was later sentenced on charges that include spreading “propaganda” against the […]

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US Lawmaker Dismisses Iran’s Claims of Building Drone Copy

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 pm (UTC-5)
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The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee is dismissing Iran’s claim that it has reverse-engineered a U.S. spy drone it captured last year. Lawmaker Joe Lieberman said Sunday on U.S. television that he considered the claims little more than “Iranian bluster.” Earlier Sunday, a senior Iranian commander declared Tehran had reverse-engineered the drone […]

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Iran Says Building Copy of Captured US Drone

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Iranian commander says Tehran has reverse-engineered a U.S. spy drone captured by Iran’s armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, was quoted Sunday by Iranian news agencies as saying experts are also recovering data from the […]

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Clinton: ‘Burden’ on Iran to Show Seriousness in Nuclear Talks

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has dismissed Iran’s offer to resolve international concerns about its nuclear program if the West starts lifting sanctions, saying the “burden of action” is on Tehran to make the first move. Speaking Monday on a visit to Brasilia, Clinton said Iran must demonstrate “seriousness” in upcoming nuclear negotiations with […]

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