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2008-07-09 21:00:10

By ED JAMES IRAN'S president said yesterday that he does not see the possibility of a war with the United States or Israel, dismissing military threats by the two countries as a "funny joke". President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also called for confidence- building by the next US administration, saying it should make up for the "domineering hegemony" of President George Bush and rebuild America's reputation in the eyes of the world. "Today, the government of the United States is on the...

2006-09-06 05:08:17

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a devout Shi'ite Muslim, urged the West on Wednesday to turn to God's path and said failure to do would ensure they faced "no good fate." Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are often peppered with religious and anti-Western remarks, also repeated a call for a live television debate with President Bush so the world could choose which of the two leaders was in the right. Iran is embroiled in a nuclear stand-off with the West, which...

2006-08-29 07:22:33

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed holding a live television debate with President Bush to discuss global affairs. "I suggest holding a live TV debate with Mr. George W. Bush to talk about world affairs and the ways to solve those issues," Ahmadinejad told a news conference in which he complained about the U.S. and British role in the world after World War Two. He did not specifically mention the nuclear dispute.

2006-06-07 16:48:08

By Erik Kirschbaum HAMBURG (Reuters) - Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has committed a crime in denying the Holocaust and should not be allowed into Germany during the World Cup, the head of the German Jewish community said on Wednesday. Charlotte Knobloch, elected president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany on Wednesday, told ARD television that she hoped the government would keep Ahmadinejad out even though some cabinet members said he should be allowed to visit. "The...

2006-05-09 01:09:17

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written President Bush a rambling 18-page treatise detailing alleged American foreign policy misdeeds and defending scientific research as "one of the basic rights of nations." The document, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters on Tuesday, argues generally that globally shared religious values should govern political life but makes no proposals for resolving the West's concerns over Tehran's...

2006-04-12 14:23:37

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Reaching a diplomatic solution over Iran's nuclear ambitions will be difficult because Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "not a rational human being," a senior White House adviser said on Wednesday. The United States is pressing for the U.N. Security Council to take further action against Iran for pursuing its nuclear program, which the Bush administration says is a cover for producing weapons while Tehran says is for peaceful energy...

2006-02-11 05:22:20

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rounded on the West on Saturday, accusing European countries of being Israeli puppets for publishing newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Satirical cartoons of the Prophet carried in the European press have sparked anger across the Islamic world, firing several violent protests. Many Muslims believe any depiction of the Prophet is sacrilegious. "They say that their countries are free but they are lying. They are held hostage by...

2006-01-29 09:22:36

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would hold a conference in a few months time to examine the scale of the Holocaust, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described as a myth. The Iranian head of state has caused international outrage by publicly doubting the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis, and calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map." "The conference to discuss the Holocaust will be held in Tehran this spring," Foreign Ministry spokesman...

2006-01-17 03:14:44

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday lifted its ban on CNN after the U.S. news network apologized for misquoting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying Tehran wanted nuclear weapons, a top culture ministry official said. Iran banned CNN journalists from working in the country on Monday after its simultaneous translation of Ahmadinejad's news conference on Saturday included the phrase "the use of nuclear weapons is Iran's right." In fact, what the Iranian president said was that "Iran...

2006-01-16 14:47:27

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday banned CNN journalists from working in the country after the broadcaster misquoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying Iran wanted nuclear weapons, the ISNA students news agency said. CNN's simultaneous translation of Ahmadinejad's lengthy news conference on Saturday included the phrase "the use of nuclear weapons is Iran's right." In fact, what the Iranian president said was that "Iran has the right to nuclear energy," the official IRNA news...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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