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Iranian Lawmakers Summon Ahmadinejad for Questioning Over ‘Irregularities’

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Iranian news agency says lawmakers have summoned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning about what they call government “irregularities,” in the latest sign of tensions among members of Iran’s ruling conservative elite. The Mehr news agency says 100 members of the conservative-dominated parliament filed a motion Sunday, demanding that Mr. Ahmadinejad explain delays in nominating […]

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Iran Opens Military Drill to Test Missiles

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are beginning a 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. The United […]

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Iran Criticizes EU for Sanctioning Iranian Commanders Over Syria Crackdown

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran is accusing the European Union of trying to smear the country by imposing sanctions on three Iranian officials whom the EU says are helping Syria to suppress a pro-democracy uprising. The 27-nation EU imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on three commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on Thursday, saying it suspects them […]

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Russia Questions US Sanctions Against Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Moscow on Friday said that sanctions imposed by the United States on Tehran could affect Russian companies doing work in Iran and demanded the U.S. revise the policy. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday that Washington’s decision raised “serious questions” and could put Russian firms at risk. The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday […]

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Iran’s Ahmadinejad Hosts Summit with Pakistani, Afghan Presidents

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tehran Friday for a meeting with his two counterparts, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai. Mr. Zardari also is expected to discuss with Mr. Ahmedinejad a range of bilateral issues, including the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project. President Zardari’s meetings in Iran come as relations between Islamabad and […]

Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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US Imposes Sanctions on Iran Air and Shipping Companies

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is imposing new sanctions against Iran, targeting its national airline and a major Iranian port company. The Treasury Department announced the moves Thursday against Iran Air and Tidewater Middle East Company and three other firms. The Obama administration says the entities are targeted because of illegal shipping activity and weapons movements. The […]

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US Slaps Sanctions on Iran Air and Shipping Concerns

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is imposing new sanctions against Iran, targeting its national airline and a major Iranian port company. The U.S. Treasury Department announced the moves on Thursday against Iran Air and Tidewater Middle East Company and three other firms. The Obama administration says the entities are targeted because of illegal shipping activity and weapons […]

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Iran Insists Nuclear Bomb Not on Agenda

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iran’s president says Tehran is not interested in building a nuclear bomb, but will not be stopped by the West if it desires to create one. State television quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday as saying his government would tell the world if it was working on a nuclear weapon. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s comments are the latest […]

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