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Iran Has Launched A Guided Missile Destroyer Into Contentious Caspian Sea

[credit provider=”DOD/Getty Images”] Iran launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, its first deployment of a major warship in the oil-rich region, state TV reported. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the guided missile destroyer Jamaran-2 in the port city of Anzali, about 250 kilometers (150 miles) northwest […]
Iran Has Launched A Guided Missile Destroyer Into Contentious Caspian Sea
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Latest Round Of Sanctions Against Iran To Fight Censorship

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Franklin Reyes” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2012&adte=1342462020&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The U.S. stepped up the pressure against the Iranian government Wednesday, introducing new sanctions in response to its nuclear program and targeting institutions it says are censoring political dissent.The Department of Treasury, working with Department of State, expanded the scope of sanctionable transactions from Iranian […]
Latest Round Of Sanctions Against Iran To Fight Censorship
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Ahmadinejad Says He’s Ready To Be Iran’s First Astronaut

[credit provider=”Arman Teimur/Iranian presidency website/AFP “] President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he is ready “to be the first man in space” under Iran’s ambitious programme which aims to send a human being into orbit by 2020.”Our youth are determined to send a man into space within the next four, […]
Ahmadinejad Says He’s Ready To Be Iran’s First Astronaut
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The Clock Is Ticking On Obama To Solve The Iranian Nuclear Crisis

[credit provider=”Flickr/Brett Roegiers” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettroegiers/3695372026/”] International crises are supposed to last days. Perhaps, like the Cuban missile crisis, they can stretch to weeks or, like the prelude to war in 1914, even months. But the Iranian nuclear crisis, which began with the revelation of secret nuclear sites in 2002, has now […]
The Clock Is Ticking On Obama To Solve The Iranian Nuclear Crisis
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Hey Romney: It’s Almost Impossible To Charge Ahmadinejad With Inciting Genocide

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Franklin Reyes” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2012&adte=1342462020&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] YESTERDAY during the foreign-policy debate, Mitt Romney promised that as president, he would indict Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, for incitement to genocide. One of Mr Romney’s senior advisors explained he had been referring to an indictment at the “World Court”—presumably meaning the International […]
Hey Romney: It’s Almost Impossible To Charge Ahmadinejad With Inciting Genocide
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Iran’s News Agency Apologizes For Reprinting An ‘Onion’ Article

[credit provider=”Flickr Dan Taylor” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/2318259031/”] In a rare and bizarre apology, Fars, Iran’s state news agency, has conceded that it mistakenly published a fake opinion poll made up by the Onion, a satirical US website, but added everyone gets caught out, including Test Match Special.Fars earnestly reported that a Gallup […]
Iran’s News Agency Apologizes For Reprinting An ‘Onion’ Article
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Piers Morgan Debates Mahmoud Ahmadinejad On Israel And Homosexuality

[credit provider=”CNN”] Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday night, where the topics of conversation in a lengthy, wide-ranging interview ranged from his refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust to his views on homosexuality. Ahmadinejad continued to fan the flames of outrage by deciding to not acknowledge the occurrence of […]
Piers Morgan Debates Mahmoud Ahmadinejad On Israel And Homosexuality
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Iranian State Media Claims Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is Meeting With Occupy Wall Street Protestors

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=Mahmoud%20Ahmadinejad&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=1y&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1300397171&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f912b6da961647eebe0d74b7292297d3&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, and according to Iranian state media organisation, Fars News Agency, he’ll be meeting with Occupy Wall Street protesters during his stay (h/t mediaite).Here’s how Fars put it:
Iranian State Media Claims Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is Meeting With Occupy Wall Street Protestors
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Iranian President Ahmadinejad Blames Enemies For Destroying Iran’s Rain Clouds

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Franklin Reyes” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2012&adte=1342462020&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] On Monday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused enemy countries of destroying rain clouds before they reach his drought stricken nation, reports CNBC.With little to no rain in parts of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad placed the blame on his enemies, dismissing any effect by climate change […]
Iranian President Ahmadinejad Blames Enemies For Destroying Iran’s Rain Clouds
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Pro-Ahmadinejad Bloggers Are Being Arrested In Iran

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Franklin Reyes” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2012&adte=1342462020&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=3457782d6beb446aa033d61050da9e57&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Sadly, it comes as no surprise to hear about anti-government bloggers being harassed or arrested in Iran. However, the arrest of bloggers that actively support Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a recent development, and one that highlights a growing rift in the country.According to Reporters […]
Pro-Ahmadinejad Bloggers Are Being Arrested In Iran
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These Are The Reasons The Talks With Iran Are Doomed To Failure

[credit provider=”AP”] Talks begin tomorrow between the P5 + 1 (the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) and Iran. Today, the P5+1 group is having a prep meeting. Talks with Iran are destined to fail, not because I want them to, but because every piece is in place […]
These Are The Reasons The Talks With Iran Are Doomed To Failure
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Three Reasons Why Turkey Is Backing Iran’s Nuclear Program

[credit provider=”Ap/Ibrahim Usta/Pool”] Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his country’s unwavering support for Iran’s nuclear ambitions in a meeting with its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the official Iranian News Agency IRNA reports.Erdogan has also criticised the threats being directed against Iran, saying: “Military threats against a country that […]
Three Reasons Why Turkey Is Backing Iran’s Nuclear Program