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2008-09-26 12:00:23

The first channel of Iranian state television has said that most of the Western media is tightly controlled by Zionists. In a special programme called "Zionism and the media" which was broadcast on the occasion of Quds Day rallies in Iran, the TV channel said that such media outlets as ABC, CBS, NBC, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AP, CNN, the BBC, Reuters and others serve the ideas of Zionism. According to this report, the Prentice Hall, Random House and Simon &...

2008-09-26 03:00:23

The Iranian state television news network (IRINN) started live broadcasts from Quds Day rallies in Tehran and Kerman Province at 0645 on 26 September. The fasting demonstrators are chanting "Death to the USA", "Death to Israel" and "God is Great" in Tehran and Kerman Province to express their "hatred for the Zionist regime", the TV said. Quds Day rallies are also being held in Sari Province, the TV added. International Quds Day rallies are being held on the last Friday of the month of...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

The Iranian military reportedly test-fired nine missiles Wednesday, including one that Tehran claims can reach Israel. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, meanwhile, said it was preparing for a military operation in the Persian Gulf, reported Press TV, Iran's official broadcaster. Rear Adm. Morteza Safari, IRGC navy commander, said many Iranian missiles and navy units were prepared to begin an exercise in the Strait of Hormuz to test the unit under war conditions. The missiles...

2008-07-03 06:00:32

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website United Nations, New York, 3 July: Iran has always been part of the solution to regional problems in the past 30 years, Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday [3 July]. After the victory of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the country has constantly tried to adopt a logical and realistic approach in dealing with regional crises and developments, Mottaki told reporters on the sidelines of an...

2008-06-28 18:01:17

Iranian leaders say they have missiles capable of striking Israel, which will deter an attack. Israel is believed to be considering an air strike aimed at destroying Iran's nuclear capability. Major Gen. Mohammad-Ali Jafari said Iran has the capability to repel any possible attack, Press-TV reported. Israel is located entirely within the reach of our missiles, he told the daily newspaper Jam-e Jam. Our missile power is such that the Zionist regime, despite all its capabilities, would...

2006-08-22 00:36:30

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel should prepare for the possibility of a missile attack from Iran, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. "We are liable to face an Iranian missile attack. The Iranians have said very clearly that if they come under attack, their primary target would be Israel," Rafi Eitan, a member of the decision-making inner cabinet, told Israel Radio. Iran could fire missiles at the Jewish state "therefore we must prepare for what could come, and prepare the entire...

2006-08-15 03:52:50

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will hit Tel Aviv with its medium-range missiles if attacked, said an influential senior cleric on Tuesday. "If they (U.S. and Israel) militarily attack Iran ... They should be afraid of the day when our missiles with 2,000 km range will hit Tel Aviv," Ahmad Khatami told state television. Khatami sits on the Assembly of Experts, the body of 86 clerics that constitutionally supervises the country's most powerful man, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Arms...

2006-07-21 13:17:06

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday forcefully rejected a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeking cooperation with Germany, saying it did not even deserve an answer. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered the letter to the German embassy in Tehran earlier this week. A German government official who saw the letter told Reuters it criticised Israel and said Germany and Iran should cooperate in dealing with...

2006-07-21 06:43:56

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany rejects parts of a letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Chancellor Angela Merkel which called into question Israel's right to exist, a government spokesman said on Friday. Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki delivered the letter to the German embassy in Tehran earlier this week. A German government official who saw the letter told Reuters it criticized Israel and said Germany and Iran should cooperate in dealing...

2006-05-07 08:47:25

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's threats to destroy Israel should be taken seriously and suggest he could target other countries as well, President Bush told a German newspaper. The United States and Europe believe Iran is pursuing an atomic bomb and have reported the country to the U.N. Security Council, which could impose possible sanctions. "When he says that he wants to destroy Israel, the world needs to take it seriously," Bush said in an interview with...


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