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2005-11-22 10:17:41

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...

2005-11-03 12:16:29

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears determined to pursue a radical agenda -- but analysts ask whether he will be allowed to stay on a path that risks paralysis of the state and confrontation with the West. "The pressure is growing inside the system to contain him and to pass these four years as quickly as possible without too much damage," said Iranian political analyst Mahmoud Alinejad. But Ahmadinejad, a former Revolutionary Guardsman...

2005-09-01 08:39:32

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has put on display for the first time what art experts say is the most important collection of modern Western art outside Europe and the United States. Spanning the 1870s to the late 1980s and boasting works by artists including Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock, the "Modern Art Movement" exhibition contains some paintings not shown since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. "This is the first time we have ever displayed...

2005-08-30 03:51:19

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has re-appointed Gholamreza Aghazadeh as head of the country's nuclear program, state media reported on Tuesday. Aghazadeh who has led Iran's Atomic Energy Organization since 1997, backed Ahmadinejad's chief rival in June's presidential election, leading some analysts to predict he would be replaced. Oil Minister of the OPEC heavyweight from 1985 to 1997, Aghazadeh is credited with advancing Iran's atomic program -- which...

2005-08-19 05:36:06

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday reiterated that the Islamic state had no interest in atomic arms but would never halt its nuclear program. Addressing worshippers at Friday Prayers at Tehran University, Khamenei accused Western officials of misleading public opinion by suggesting that Iran was secretly building nuclear weapons. "They talk as if Iran seeks nuclear weapons and that they oppose it," he said in a sermon broadcast live on state...

2005-08-06 00:57:23

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Former Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in as president of Iran on Saturday, taking office as the Islamic Republic faces a mounting crisis with the European Union over its nuclear program. Ahmadinejad became president on Wednesay after approval by Iran's most powerful figure Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and now has the task of appointing ministers to tackle the nuclear problem and fulfil his promises of social justice. "We want justice, peace and honor...

2005-08-04 06:17:42

By Jon Hemming TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises to deliver a "new era of justice," but for now he has to pick a cabinet accepted by hard-liners who helped elect him and deal with a diplomatic row over nuclear policy. Ahmadinejad inherits a diplomatic stand-off the European Union has warned could end in Iran referred for U.N. sanctions if it does not back down from its threat to restart nuclear work the bloc suspects might be aimed at building an atomic...

2005-08-02 17:13:28

By Christian Oliver TEHRAN (Reuters) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces a baptism of fire when he inherits the Iranian presidency on Wednesday, amid international turmoil over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and his own past. The 48-year-old conservative former mayor of Tehran, deeply loyal to the values of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, won a landslide election victory in June and will be appointed president by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. His appointment means all pillars of the Islamic...

2005-07-05 14:40:16

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's top nuclear official said onTuesday he was not optimistic the Islamic state would accept anproposal from the European Union next month concerning thelong-term future of the country's nuclear program. "The Europeans have low capability to solve this case. I amnot optimistic their proposal will capture Iran's interest,"Gholamreza Aghazadeh, head of Iran's Atomic EnergyOrganization, told the semi-official ISNA students news agency. France, Britain...

2005-06-27 18:35:14

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Ultra conservative President- electMahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked Western fears about Iran's nuclearprogram and helped push oil prices over $60 on Monday, but theEU and analysts warned against any hasty judgments. The former Tehran mayor has adopted a conciliatory stancesince his election win on Friday, vowing to press on with thenuclear program while carrying on talks with the EuropeanUnion. He says Iran has no real need for ties with Washington. The United...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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