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Iran’s President Wants University Segregation Plans Halted

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s president announced a halt to a controversial plan to segregate male and female university students. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a message on his web site Wednesday that the proposed policies are “shallow and unwise.” He added that “urgent action” is needed to prevent “superficial and non-scholarly actions.” Iran’s ministry in charge of higher […]

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Iran Fires Missiles At Sea Near Strait of Hormuz

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Iran announced Wednesday it had successfully test-fired several anti-ship missiles at sea as part of a 10-day military exercise that began last week. State news reports say the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards fired two missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 kilometers and a third “land-to-sea” missile with a range of up […]

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Iran FM: West is Exploiting Syria

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Western nations are exploiting Syria’s uprising to protect Israel. Ramin Mehmanparast says the U.S. and its allies are directing Syrians’ complaints against the government to “break the foundations of any opposition” to Israel. He also denied Iran’s role in helping to crackdown on Syrian protesters. The comments come as the […]

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Iran FM: West is Exploiting Syria

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s foreign minister says Western nations are exploiting Syria’s uprising to protect Israel. Ramin Mehmanparast says the U.S. and its allies are directing Syrians’ complaints against the government to “break the foundations of any opposition” to Israel. He also denied Iran’s role in helping to crackdown on Syrian protesters. The comments come as the United […]

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Iranian President Warns Against Arrest of Allies

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned authorities against arresting members of his government on charges of corruption. Mr. Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the arrests are politically motivated and an attempt to put pressure on his government. His comments come nearly a week after a former deputy foreign minister and close ally, Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh, was arrested […]

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Britain Accuses Iran of Secretly Testing Nuclear-Capable Missiles

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Iran has conducted secret tests of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads in violation of a U.N. resolution. In comments to the British parliament on Wednesday, Hague said secret Iranian tests of nuclear-capable missiles contravene U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929. He also accused Iran of engaging in covert […]

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Iran: US Sanctions Preventing Iranian Planes From Refueling

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says U.S. economic sanctions against the country have made it harder for the national Iranian airline to refuel its planes abroad, a situation Tehran calls “inhumane.” Several Western companies have stopped selling fuel to Iran Air planes at European airports in recent months to comply with U.S. sanctions prohibiting the export of refined gasoline […]

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Iran Says Longer-Range Missiles Possible, Unnecessary

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have said the country has the capability to build longer-range missiles, but has no need to do so since its current missiles can reach U.S. and Israeli targets. Iranian state media on Tuesday quoted commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh as saying Iran’s missiles have a maximum range of 2,000 kilometers based on […]

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Iran Opens Military Drill, Shows Missiles in Silos

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have started a 10-day missile training exercise that includes the testing of weapons with enough range to reach Israel and U.S. bases in the region. Iranian state media announced the exercises on Monday, saying they are designed to preserve “readiness against enemy strikes,” an apparent reference to Israel and the West. Iran […]

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Iran’s Nuclear Power Plant Start Set for August

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say Iran’s Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant will likely be providing electricity by August. Russian news agencies quoting Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Monday say tests are nearly complete on the Islamic Republic’s first nuclear power-generating facility. Iran started loading fuel rods into the 1,000-megawatt reactor last August, but the process encountered […]

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