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2009-08-03 09:14:00

Non Profit Launches "Protest Music From Iran" Campaign WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iranian authorities have arrested and charged hundreds of citizens, mostly intellectuals and opposition members, with participation in a "Velvet Revolution," and are now holding a mass show trial complete with coerced confessions. On Friday, the authorities announced that they have similarly charged Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi even though she was out of the country at the time...

2009-06-17 07:00:00

Three Years in the Making, Landmark Television Event Presents the Behind-the-Scenes Story of Decades-Old Misunderstandings and Mistrust -- As Told by Key Officials on Both Sides Iran and The West Premieres Monday, June 22, 2009, at 9 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For decades, the Western world has watched as Iran generated alarming headlines -- the advent of the first Islamic Republic; the seizure of U.S. diplomats in Tehran; the support of terrorist groups; the...

2008-10-10 06:00:16

The Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad has dismissed the fourth UN Security Council resolution against Iran as an act of desperation. Speaking in a live interview with the Iranian television Ahmadinezhad said that the recent UN resolution against Iran was a "desperate lashing out of hegemonic powers" adding that "All they are doing now is to preserve the existing structures." Commenting on Iran-US relations he said that resuming diplomatic relations with the US will not help Iran solve...

2006-07-21 05:49:18

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council risks committing "a historic act of tyranny" against Iran if it passes a resolution demanding Tehran stop making nuclear fuel, powerful cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday. U.N. Security Council permanent members are wrangling over the text of a draft resolution that includes the threat of sanctions if Iran fails to halt making enriched uranium, which the West argues will be used in atomic warheads. "On our nuclear issue, we are...

2006-06-18 05:43:22

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Direct talks on Iraq between Iran and the United States were impossible, a Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday after an influential Iraqi politician encouraged Tehran to take part in discussions. On Saturday, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a key Shi'ite Muslim party closely allied to Iran, said in Tehran such direct talks could benefit both Tehran and Baghdad. However, he told...

2006-05-29 10:01:05

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is pressing ahead with research tests on nuclear fusion, a type of atomic reaction which has yet to be developed for commercial power generation, a senior Iranian official said on Monday. Iran said in the 1990s it was working on nuclear fusion research but this is the first mention in years that the work is continuing and comes at a time of heightened tension over Iran's nuclear program. Iran has been hauled before the U.N. Security Council for failing to...

2006-04-17 03:54:25

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iran will continue to enrich uranium, influential former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Monday, as concerns grow over possible U.S. military action against Tehran's nuclear program. "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not intend to stop," he said when asked about Iran's success at enriching uranium. "The Islamic Republic wants to continue along its path," he told reporters in Kuwait during a visit to the Gulf state. Last week, Iran announced it...

2006-04-17 03:51:04

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iran will continue to enrich uranium despite international concerns about its nuclear program, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Monday. "The Islamic Republic of Iran does not intend to stop," he said when asked about Iran's success at enriching uranium. "The Islamic Republic wants to continue along its path," he told reporters in Kuwait during a visit to the Gulf state.

2006-04-16 04:54:02

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Any U.S. attack on Iran over its nuclear programme would plunge the region into instability, former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday. "We do not discount the possibility of U.S. aggression under any circumstance; we stress at the same time that it would not be in the interest of the United States, nor us," the influential Rafsanjani said during a visit to Syria. The United States says Iran appears intent on making...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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