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2009-06-17 12:00:00

Twitter became the forum for supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi, as they posted defiant messages to the micro-blogging service on Tuesday, Reuters reported.The Twitter posting called for a second banned pro-Mousavi rally to go ahead and included security updates.Young, urban Iranians opposers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who defeated Mousavi in Friday's presidential election and whose government controls the state media, have begun using social...

2009-06-17 07:00:00

Three Years in the Making, Landmark Television Event Presents the Behind-the-Scenes Story of Decades-Old Misunderstandings and Mistrust -- As Told by Key Officials on Both Sides Iran and The West Premieres Monday, June 22, 2009, at 9 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For decades, the Western world has watched as Iran generated alarming headlines -- the advent of the first Islamic Republic; the seizure of U.S. diplomats in Tehran; the support of terrorist groups; the...

2009-06-01 06:20:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "On May 20, 2009, less than a week after President Obama met with the Israel Prime Minister, in a show of defiance, Iran fired a long range, solid propellant rocket capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Tel Aviv, or to the capitals of Europe. Coincidence? I don't think so," writes Mr. Pat, author of the provocative new fiction book "The Terrorist Legacy" (published by AuthorHouse). Mr. Pat has released a fascinating book, "The Terrorist Legacy,"...

2009-05-10 17:01:23

A 12-year-old boy running for Iranian president says his platform would include stopping the killing of Gaza's children by Israel. Local media reports said the boy, Koresh Mouzuni of Tehran, arrived at election headquarters with his father and dutifully answered questions about Israel and the Iranian nuclear program, the Israeli Web site Ynetnews.com reported. Koresh seems to have been influenced by the current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, when it comes his views on Israel. When asked...

2009-04-23 17:06:00

U.S. Muslims will ask for 'gesture of reconciliation' to improve relations WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is preparing to send a delegation to Iran to seek the release of American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was recently sentenced by an Iranian court to eight years in prison. CAIR's delegation is prepared to leave for Iran as early as Friday, April 24. In an April 17 letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, CAIR Board...

2009-04-20 11:31:00

GENEVA, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC, reacting to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitic speech today at the Durban Review Conference, denounced the Iranian leader as the "world's racist-in-chief." "It's a sad day when the UN gives an advocate of genocide the spotlight at a supposed anti-racism conference - on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, no less," said AJC Executive Director David A. Harris, who is in Geneva with a large group of AJC activists....

2009-03-16 14:20:06

The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Co., said Monday the government had ordered the import of gasoline to shore up national reserves. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered the country's Oil Ministry to import gasoline for three months, NIORDC Managing Director Noureddin Shahnazizadeh told the Fars News Agency reported Monday. The Iranian Parliament voted down any subsidy for the gasoline, which is also intended for public sale. The Iranian Parliament also voted against...

2009-02-15 13:03:00

COVER: Fall of the Petrostates (All overseas editions). Senior Editor Rana Foroohar reports that with the world economy collapsing in recession, and falling demand driving the price of oil down to $37 per barrel, the trio of Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are losing their strength. The empires that they built on oil are proving rickety, vulnerable to inflation and joblessness, and now mounting political unrest is jeopardizing their personal power. "High oil prices and oil...

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2009-02-03 12:05:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.Ahmadinejad said the launch had been successful and stated that Iran had "officially achieved a presence in space".State TV reported that the satellite was carried on a Safir-2 rocket and is meant for telecommunication and research purposes.However, an official from the U.S. state department said the launch was of "great concern" and could lead to ballistic missile...

2009-01-21 12:27:57

Iran has declared the recently established BBC Persian TV illegal and banned Iranian journalists and artists from working for the station, CNN reported. Considering the BBC's history of creating chaos in Iran, and its efforts to set the various strata of Iranian society against each other, the presence of the BBC Persian TV in the Islamic Republic is deemed to be illegal, Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi, the minister of culture and Islamic guidance, has announced, adding that plans for the...