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2008-08-05 09:00:27

At 1130gmt the Iranian News Network broadcast live, parts of the parliament session during which three ministerial nominees received vote of confidence from the MPs. President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad had introduced to the Majlis Shamseddin Hoseyni, Ali Kordan, and Hamid Behbahani as his candidates for the post of economy and finance, the interior, and roads and transport respectively. All the three candidates received vote of confidence from the Majlis. Originally published by Islamic...

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Iran's president says he believes the United States and the West have accepted the idea of negotiations in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a news conference in Tehran Sunday following a summit with Syrian President Bashar Assad that Iran was serious about negotiations and that all those who stood against Iran over the past years have now reached a conviction that in this issue there is no other way but to involve into dialogue and consultation....

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he didn't bring any new offers from the west when he called on Iran's president this weekend. Assad Sunday wrapped up a weekend visit to Tehran that came in the wake of a trip to France where Assad was reportedly asked by Paris to mediate the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post said while he discussed the Iran standoff with President Nicolas Sarkozy, he did not go to Tehran with any new offers. I did not come on this...

2008-08-03 09:00:02

Western negotiators have given Iran more time to respond to pleas that it suspend its nuclear enrichment program or face new sanctions, sources said Sunday. The deadline for Iran's compliance was Saturday, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ignored the timetable. Now European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana is expected to have a telephone conversation with the chief Iranian nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, Monday, The Independent reported. Unnamed British foreign...

2008-08-03 06:00:02

Visiting president Bashar Assad has said that his visit to Iran was not in connection with the nuclear issue. Assad made the remarks in a joint press conference with President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad at the end of his two-day visit to Tehran. He said: "I did not travel to Iran as a mediator or a messenger and do not carry any message from the Western authorities for the Islamic Republic of Iran. The purpose of my visit has not been the nuclear issue either, but the nuclear issue was part of our...

2008-08-03 00:00:02

By Anne Penketh Diplomatic Editor Ahmadinejad ignores world powers' deadline for suspending enrichment Iran's President has issued a defiant warning to his country's "enemies" as Tehran ignored a deadline from world powers hoping to curb Iranian nuclear ambitions. Iran's refusal to give a clear answer by yesterday to the offer of technological and political incentives in return for suspending uranium enrichment rekindled tensions with the West and led to fresh warnings from Israel that...

2008-07-31 12:00:28

Iran's response to an international package of incentives to suspend its nuclear enrichment program was its own proposal involving more talks, officials said. The country's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, said no deadline was agreed to in talks between Tehran and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, CNN reported. Despite comments by other countries, including the United States and EU members, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said no deadline was discussed, reported...

2008-07-31 09:00:34

By George Jahn Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran -- More than 100 nonaligned nations backed Iran's right to peaceful uses of nuclear power on Wednesday, an endorsement sought by Tehran in its standoff with the U.N. Security Council over its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment. The decision came as supreme Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to continue the country's nuclear program. Senior Iranian officials depicted the support from a high-level conference of the Nonaligned...

2008-07-23 18:00:14

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama warned in Israel Wednesday a nuclear Iran could lead to nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told a news conference in Sderot after meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli leaders and in the West Bank with Palestinian officials such a scenario is our single most important threat, both to Israel and also to the United States. Obama said he takes it as a positive sign the Bush administration shifted its Iran position...

2008-07-23 12:00:51

Iran's Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provincial TV (Dena TV) devoted almost all of its 14-minute news bulletin on 23 July to President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad's visits to the province. The TV station showed the president addressing a rally and promising to secure the development of the province. Provincial TV started the new bulletin by showing President Ahmadinezhad arriving at Yasuj airport. Then it showed Ahmadinezhad saying at a meeting that "the government has been trying to secure stable...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.