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2006-06-27 06:04:17

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that talks with the United States held no benefits for the Islamic Republic. Washington has offered to join the European Union's direct talks with Iran if Tehran agrees to halt its uranium enrichment work, the key demand in a package that has the backing of six world powers. Iran has so far no replied to that offer. "Negotiating with America does not have any benefit for us and we do not need such...

2006-06-27 05:58:46

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that talks with the United States held no benefits for the Islamic Republic. Washington has offered to join the European Union's direct talks with Iran if Tehran agrees to halt its uranium enrichment work, the key demand in a package that has the backing of six world powers. Iran has so far no replied to that offer. "Negotiating with America does not have any benefit for us and we do not need such...

2006-06-27 06:14:24

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that talks with the United States held no benefits for the Islamic Republic. Washington has offered to join the European Union's direct talks with Iran if Tehran agrees to halt its uranium enrichment work, the key demand in a package that has the backing of six world powers. Iran has so far no replied to that offer. "Negotiating with America does not have any benefit for us and we do not need such...

2006-06-17 11:02:20

By Karen Iley FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A stunning strike from Deco and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Portugal a 2-0 triumph over Iran on Saturday, sealing their place in the World Cup second round. In an often tetchy and generally drab Group D encounter, Iran held Portugal at bay for 63 minutes. Playmaker Deco, back in the side after injury, broke the deadlock by thumping in a sweet right-foot shot following a left-wing cross from captain Luis Figo. Iran, eliminated after suffering...

2006-06-11 14:25:21

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's judiciary freed two journalists on bail after they were arrested for insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a lawyer said on Sunday. The two reporters, Elham Afroutan and Mohsen Dorostkar, were arrested in January after they published an article in a local newspaper based in the Gulf province of Hormuzgan. "Afroutan was released on Sunday evening after 300 million rials (around $33,000)...

2006-06-11 02:59:03

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected some proposals from six world powers trying to persuade it to stop its atomic fuel work and said Tehran will offer its own amendments, a ministry official said on Sunday. He did not specify what changes to the package Iran might seek but Tehran has always rejected the central crux of the proposal -- that it should give up enriching uranium. Without a concession on this, the deal will fail. "We should study the...

2006-06-07 10:25:29

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Iran must halt enrichment work under an incentive package to end its nuclear dispute with the West, Germany said on Wednesday, and it would then find the door open to negotiations on other terms of the offer. European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana delivered the offer to Tehran on Tuesday, with a delegation of senior officials from the "EU3" -- France, Britain and Germany -- and from Russia. Iran said it saw some positive aspects....

2006-06-05 12:53:08

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House called Iran's threat to disrupt oil supplies "theoretical" on Monday, and said Tehran should be given time to consider incentives from major powers in exchange for curbing its nuclear program. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the world's fourth largest oil exporter, said on Sunday that oil flows could be disrupted if the United States made a "wrong move" against Iran. His remarks prompted oil prices to rise. "I...

2006-06-04 15:10:00

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the world's fourth-largest oil exporter, said on Sunday that if the United States makes a "wrong move" toward Iran, energy flows in the region would be endangered. Iranian officials have previously ruled out using oil as a weapon in their nation's nuclear standoff with the West, but Khamenei's comments suggested Iran could disrupt supplies if pushed. His remarks, which are likely to upset wary oil markets, come days before...

2006-06-04 04:59:52

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the world's fourth largest oil exporter, said on Sunday that if the United States makes a "wrong move" toward Iran, energy flows in the region would be endangered. Iranian officials have in the past ruled out using oil as a weapon in Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, but Khamenei's comments suggested Iran could disrupt supplies if pushed. His remarks, which are likely to unsettle wary oil markets,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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