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2006-06-04 03:23:33

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. "If you make a wrong move regarding Iran, definitely the energy flow in this...

2006-06-04 03:08:36

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. "If you make a wrong move regarding Iran, definitely the energy flow in this region will be seriously endangered," Khamenei said in speech broadcast on state television and in which he discussed the nuclear dispute with the West. Iranian officials have previously...

2006-05-23 12:53:18

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has suspended publication of its official state newspaper after it printed a cartoon that sparked violent ethnic protests in the northwestern city of Tabriz, a senior judiciary official said on Tuesday. Cartoonist Mana Neyestani and the editor-in-chief of the "Iran" newspaper, Mehrdad Qasemfar, were arrested over the drawing that was deemed to insult Iran's Azeri minority, Tehran's chief Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said. "Some charges were...

2006-05-23 07:20:34

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has suspended publication of its official state newspaper after it published a cartoon that sparked violent ethnic protests in the northwestern city of Tabriz, a senior judiciary official said on Tuesday. The cartoonist and the editor-in-chief of the "Iran" newspaper were arrested over the lampoon that was deemed to insult Iran's Azeri minority, Tehran's chief Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi said. "Some charges were brought against both of them...

2006-05-05 07:27:32

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will not be pushed into abandoning its nuclear fuel work by United States pressure or a United Nations resolution, an influential cleric said on Friday. Ahmad Khatami also told worshippers at Friday prayers in Tehran that any country which chose confrontation with Iran would regret the move "for ever." France, Britain and Germany, with U.S. backing, have drafted a U.N. resolution that demands a halt to Iran's nuclear fuel program, which they fear is aimed not...

2006-04-26 04:53:07

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will harm U.S. interests anywhere in the world if the United States launches an attack on the Islamic Republic, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. "The Americans should know that if they assault Iran their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible," he was quoted as saying by a state television announcer. "The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity," the leader added. Iran has been...

2006-03-21 21:40:57

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday sanctioned talks with the United States on Iraq, saying Iranian officials would tell the U.S. to leave the country. "If Iranian officials can express Iran's opinion about Iraq to Americans and make them understand Iran's views, talks on this issue are not problematic," Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, said in the northeastern city of Mashhad. "But if (talks) mean opening up an arena for...

2006-03-21 19:38:34

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday sanctioned talks with the United States on Iraq, saying Iranian officials would tell the U.S. to leave the country. "If Iranian officials can express Iran's opinion about Iraq to Americans and make them understand Iran's views, talks on this issue are not problematic," Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, said in the northeastern city of Mashhad. "But if (talks) mean opening up an arena for...

2005-12-16 08:30:52

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior Iranian cleric on Friday backed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent comment that the Holocaust was a myth, the official IRNA news agency reported. "The recent comments made by the president ... are completely logical and are what all Iranians say," Ayatollah Ali Meshkini told worshippers at Friday prayers in the city of Qom. Ahmadinejad on Wednesday said the Holocaust was a myth and suggested Israel be moved to North America or Europe, comments that...

2005-11-22 10:22:58

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged visiting Iraqi officials on Tuesday to ask U.S.-led forces to leave their country and pledged Tehran's cooperation in restoring security to Iraq. Khamenei's meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the first Iraqi leader to visit Iran for nearly four decades, underscored improving relations between two countries who fought a grueling 1980-1988 war in which hundreds of thousands died. U.S. and British officials...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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