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2010 Korea Bomb 'Tests' Possibly False Alarms
2012-10-09 13:56:55

Amid nuclear tensions, a seismic reality check This spring, a Swedish scientist sparked international concern with a journal article saying that radioactive particles detected in 2010 showed North Korea had set off at least two small nuclear blasts--possibly in experiments designed to boost the yields of much larger bombs. Shortly after, the pot was stirred with separate claims that some intelligence agencies suspected the detonations were done in cooperation with Iran. Now, a new paper...

2012-10-05 02:22:41

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom in the Sand, an international spy thriller set against the backdrop of Iran's alleged clandestine nuclear weapons program, has been included in the reading list for a course in International Politics at the prestigious Vanderbilt University. (Course: PSCI 102 Introduction to International Politics.) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/PH87370-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121005/PH87370-b ) Professor...

2012-10-05 02:21:40

Iran Task Force Illustrates Five Possible Scenarios That Could Impact Global Oil Prices and U.S. Economy WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, there is broad bipartisan support--among both presidential candidates, U.S. policymakers, and across the country--for preventing a nuclear Iran. Over the past year, a public debate has taken shape around the economic risks posed by preventing a nuclear Iran, whether through tough sanctions or military action against Iran's...

2012-10-04 10:22:29

PARIS, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today made a new appeal to international regulatory authorities to urgently intervene in order to put an end to repeated jamming of satellite signals from Iran. This new appeal follows significant deliberate interference from Iran since October 3 of international networks, including BBC Persian, the Voice of America's Persian service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Farda, that...

2012-10-03 06:24:27

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey of Jewish voters in the battleground state of Ohio reveals that 64 percent will choose President Obama, and 29 percent will vote for Governor Romney on Election Day. It is the third and last in a series of pre-election polls of American Jewish opinion. The others were a national survey and a separate poll in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Each survey is...

2012-10-01 10:23:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch (see www.larryklayman.com and www.freedomwatchusa.org), called upon fellow Jew Jeffrey Katzenberg, perhaps the most powerful man in Hollywood and a huge Obama supporter - Katzenberg having donated or raised as reported today over $7 million for the president's reelection - to use his considerable influence to push Obama to join with Israel at this time to militarily remove the...

Gmail And Google Search Open Again In Iran
2012-10-01 10:55:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Late last month, Iran began making moves towards creating their own, filtered version of the Internet in order to protect themselves from outside attacks against their government, military and universities. This self-contained Internet not only allows Iran to tighten down security on their internal networks, it also prevents snooping from outside agencies. Iran´s first move towards this protected Internet was to block...

2012-09-26 02:23:46

BRUSSELS, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement of the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ): With the announced decision for the removal of the Iranian democratic opposition - the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) - from the U.S. black list and informing the Congress of this decision, we expect official announcement of this decision by the U.S. State Department in the upcoming days. This is a major political achievement...

Google Sites Blocked By Iran
2012-09-24 06:52:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Iran moved forward with their previously discussed plans for a domestic version of the Internet over the weekend, as government officials announced that Google would be one of the first websites to be filtered through their state-controlled information network. According to Reuters, officials are claiming that the country's self-contained version of the World Wide Web, which was first announced last week, is part of an initiative...

Iran To Create Their Own Internet
2012-09-21 18:35:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran has devised what they believe to be the most effective way to protect themselves from cyber attacks launched by terrorist hackers and outside governments: They´ll create their own version of the Internet. According to the Washington Post, the Iranian government has begun to lay out technical plans to build their own, self-contained version of the Internet, giving the country tighter control over the information and...


Latest Iran Reference Libraries

Caspian Horse
2014-04-03 12:48:12

The Caspian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Northern Iran. This breed is thought to be a descendant of high-quality horses that were used in the Persian Empire for running messages, driving purposes, and for hunting, among other purposes. Records about this horse were nonexistent after 700 AD, due to the destruction of libraries and monuments, so the breed was thought to be extinct until 1965, when it was rediscovered. In 1965, specimens of this breed were discovered by...

SAIPA
2014-01-08 08:56:37

SAIPA (Societe Anonyme Iranienne de Production Automobile) is the second largest Iranian auto manufacturing company. It was established in 1966 to assemble Citroens, the first car company to mass-produce vehicles outside the United States. Initially, SAIPA assembled vehicles for the Iranian market, but today, it concentrates on manufacturing Korean cars, developing its own engines and vehicles. The CEO of SAIPA is Nematollah Poustindouz and its subsidiaries are Saipa Diesel, Pars Khodro...

Diar (Great Wall Motors)
2014-01-06 10:33:24

Diar is an automobile company in Tehran, Iran. It was established in 2000, and manufactures automobiles licensed under Changcheng, AKA Great Wall Motor (GWM), from China. The company also produces its own line of vehicles, with their most popular one being the Safir, which is also a name of an Iranian rocket. The company began as Sazehaye Khodro Diar Manufacturing Co., producing body pressed parts. They installed six units of 500- to 2000-ton hydraulic and Heavy Stroke presses in January...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

Persian Leopard, Panthera pardus ciscaucasica
2012-12-28 15:15:05

The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica), also known as the Caucasian leopard, is a subspecies of the leopard that can be found in the Caucasus mountains, eastern Turkey southern Turkmenistan, northern Iran, and some western areas of Afghanistan. Its range in the Caucuses is now fragmented, but once encompassed all areas except those within steppe habitats. It prefers to live in many habitats, but in the Greater Caucuses, it prefers subalpine meadows, rocky ravines, and broadleaved...

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