Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

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Iran Conducts War Games Near Strait of Hormuz

December 5, 2008

Iran is conducting a second day of war games near the Strait of Hormuz. The Fars News Agency reports fighter jets successfully launched air-to-sea missiles against a predetermined target.

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IAEA Frustrated Over Lack of Transparency in Iran, Syria

December 2, 2008

IAEA-director-531.jpgThe International Atomic Energy Agency is holding a two-day meeting to examine reports on the alleged nuclear activities of Iran and Syria, both of which has sparked international concern. In comments before the commission on Thursday, agency chief Mohammed ElBaradei said neither country had done enough to assuage concerns about their programs. 

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Iran Might Offer Military Aid to Lebanon

November 25, 2008

Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman arrived in Iran for a first official visit on Monday. He was greeted by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at Tehran’s airport, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

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Prospect of Israeli Strike in Iran More Likely

November 22, 2008

Intelligence sources have told the London-based The Times newspaper that the prospect of Israel taking preemptive military action to knock out Iran’s nuclear facilities appears to have become significantly more likely in recent weeks.

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Israeli PM Ehud Olmert Calls for World to Stop Iran Nuclear Bomb

November 17, 2008

ehud-olmert-6.jpgIsraeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that Iran is still trying to build nuclear bombs and the world must make a concerted effort to stop the project.

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Turkey Offers to Mediate US-Iran Talks

November 14, 2008

Turkey’s prime minister said his country is
ready to mediate between Iran and the incoming U.S. administration of
Barack Obama. In an interview in Wednesday’s New York Times, Recep
Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara could be “very useful” in nurturing ties
between Tehran and Washington, strained over Iran’s disputed nuclear
program.

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Ahmadinejad’s Letter of Congratulations to Obama Sparks Criticism in Iran

November 12, 2008

mahmoud-ahmadinejad-5.jpgPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received praise from Iranian opposition
politicians and weathered criticism from its conservatives after he
sent Barack Obama a letter last week congratulating him on winning the
U.S. presidential race. 

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