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2008-06-27 12:02:39

Text of editorial by Farnaz Hassan'alizadeh headlined: "The silence of Ahmadinezhad's media team" published by Iranian newspaper E'temad website on 22 June Has the government's media team planned a new scenario for the media houses or the government media outlets do not have satisfactory explanation about some of Ahmadinezhad's remarks? These were the two questions raised by reporters after attending Gholam- Hoseyn Elham's news conference at Pastur [the road where the presidential office is...

2008-06-27 09:02:57

New petrochemical complex inaugurated in Iran TEHRAN, June 26 (Xinhua) -- A new petrochemical complex was officially inaugurated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran's western province of Kermanshah on Thursday, the official IRNA news agency reported. The Kermanshah Petrochemical Complex is located at Bistoun, 30 km east of Kermanshah, the provincial capital, and is projected to produce over 660,000 tons of urea and 396,000 tons of ammonia annually, the IRNA said....

2008-06-24 15:00:00

By CONSTANT BRAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium EU nations approved new sanctions Monday against Iran, imposing additional financial and travel restrictions on a list of Iranian companies and experts including the country's largest bank. But don't expect the EU, China, Russia or the U.S. to agree anytime soon to tougher sanctions that would ban oil and gas exports from Tehran in response to its nuclear program plans. European Union officials stressed the importance of the...

2008-06-17 06:00:10

What is Gordon Brown trying to achieve by increasing sanctions on Iran? Britain and the United States lead six world nations - the others are France, Russia, China and Germany - who are extremely concerned that Iran is concealing its attempts to construct a nuclear bomb by claiming it merely wants its own nuclear power stations. Sanctions are a way of increasing political pressure while avoiding the need for military action - though the US president, George Bush, did say yesterday that...

2008-06-16 12:00:56

Text of report headlined "45-Day Deadline on Gas Pipeline Ends" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 16 June; sub- heading as published New Delhi: With India, Pakistan and Iran failing to resolve their differences, the 45-day deadline to sort out the "safety and security issues" concerning the $ 7.4-billion gas pipeline project has expired. During his one-day visit to India on April 29, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set the deadline to sort out all issues pertaining...

2008-06-15 00:00:02

White House Press Office 1-202-456-2580 Elysee Palace Paris, France 11:45 A.M. (Local) PRESIDENT SARKOZY: (As translated.) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to work with us on this Saturday morning. I wanted to thank President Bush for his visit to Paris on his European tour. I see how much importance it has to Franco-American relations and the transatlantic relation. And I think everyone should firmly bear in mind the importance of this transatlantic relation between...

2008-02-18 00:20:00

Iranian state media reported on Sunday that the country had successfully received transmission from a trial rocket that was launched into orbit designed to carry a satellite into space. The rocket, launched on February 4, sparked further concern from the international community due to speculation that the technology could be used to launch weapons from space. "Iran's recently launched research rocket has successfully transmitted scientific data back to the country," state television said. It...

2006-09-06 06:05:00

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a devout Shi'ite Muslim, urged the West on Wednesday to turn to God's path and said failure to do would ensure they faced "no good fate." Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are often peppered with religious and anti-Western remarks, also repeated a call for a live television debate with George W. Bush and said Iran was not a threat, rebuffing Tuesday's comments by the U.S. president. Iran is embroiled in a nuclear stand-off with the...

2006-09-06 05:08:17

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a devout Shi'ite Muslim, urged the West on Wednesday to turn to God's path and said failure to do would ensure they faced "no good fate." Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are often peppered with religious and anti-Western remarks, also repeated a call for a live television debate with President Bush so the world could choose which of the two leaders was in the right. Iran is embroiled in a nuclear stand-off with the West, which...

2006-09-05 12:10:00

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it still wanted big powers to negotiate with Iran even after Tehran defied a U.N. deadline to stop enriching uranium. The Chinese stance, echoing Russia, underlined obstacles to a U.S.-led push for consideration of sanctions against Iran in the U.N. Security Council where Beijing and Moscow wield vetoes. Washington's EU allies, also hesitant about sanctions, were looking to talks this week to explore hints by Iran that it could...


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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