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11:55PM -- Ahmadinejad defiant on "completely free" election BBC News reports that Ahmadinejad is not backing down in the midst of widespread allegations that the election was rigged, and he is continuing to blast the outside world for their "psychological warfare" against Iran:
A committee of respected Ayatollahs (the spiritual fighters) have requested that the election be invalidated for the purpose of restoring the people’s trust in the Islamic Republic. "We request the people to stay calm and not to provoke the government agents."
Iran's supreme leader dismissed President Obama's speech at Cairo Univ., saying the Muslim world continues to "hate America." And he criticized the United States for asserting Iran seeks nuclear weapons, which are forbidden under Islam.
LONDON -- President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful. In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor. Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons. "Without going into specifics, what I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations. On the other hand, the international community has a very real interest in preventing a nuclear arms race in the region," Obama said. The comments echo remarks Obama made in Prague last month in which he said his administration would "support Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections" if Iran proves it is no longer a nucle
Iran's decision to block access to Facebook — less than three weeks before nationwide elections — drew sharp criticism Sunday from a reformist opposition hoping to mobilize the youth vote and unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
On NBC’s Today Show this morning, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that President Obama has ordered him to update the plans for a US attack on Iran, plans which were last updating during the Bush Administration
President Obama has established what he called a “clear timetable” for Iran to halt its nuclear program — progress must be made by the end of the year, he declared on Monday — both American and Israeli officials are beginning to talk about how to acc
An American journalist jailed for 4 months in Iran was freed today and reunited with her parents after an appeals court suspended her 8-year prison sentence on charges of spying for the US. Her parents said they would bring her home within days.
An American journalist jailed in Iran will be freed Monday and can leave the country immediately, her lawyers said after an appeals court suspended her eight-year prison sentence.
Iran has dramatically increased the amount of low-enriched uranium produced by its growing number of centrifuges that are part of its nuclear fuel production system.
"Whether or not Israel got the green light from Washington to attack Iran is almost immaterial, as everybody in the region would believe that the U.S. was complicit," said Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
An Iranian vessel laden with weapons bound for the Gaza Strip was torpedoed off the coast of Sudan last week, allegedly by Israeli or American forces operating in the area, the Egyptian newspaper El-Aosboa reported.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. effort to reach out to Iran will be coupled with the threat of “crippling” sanctions should the regime in Tehran rebuff diplomacy to curb its nuclear program.
"It seems to me that anyone who would jail a journalist would do so only because they have something to hide, something they don´t want reported."
The London Times online edition reported on Saturday that the Israel Defense Force was making preparations to be able to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by Israel's governme
While refusing to go into detail about the military option to foil Iran's nuclear program, Peres did say that Israel couldn't carry out any strike against the Islamic republic without America.
The West fears progress towards atomic weapons as President Ahmedinejad celebrates his country's big leap forward. A triumphant President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad opened Iran's first plant for producing nuclear fuel today, marking a significant le
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Gholomreza Aghazadeh, said it was now running 7,000 enrichment centrifuges. In February, Iran had said the number was 6,000.
Kiamanesh is one of some 3,400 residents, including several hundred Westerners, in the middle of one of the strangest episodes in the dramatic shift in relations between Iran, Iraq, and the United States. In the 1980s, in the midst of Iraq's bitt
The Manhattan district attorney's office has smashed a sinister plot to smuggle nuclear weapons materials to Iran through unwitting New York banks, the Daily News has learned.
Authorities in Tehran told the parents of an imprisoned Iranian American journalist they can meet their daughter. Iranian leaders have repeatedly asked for the release of 3 Iranian diplomats held without trial by U.S. forces in Iraq since 2007.
Israel might choose to attack Iran to prevent it from developing a nuclear bomb, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said. "Iranian officials have consistently failed to provide the assurances and transparency necessary for international a
A US judge ordered Iran to pay $25 million plus interest to the family of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman, who was kidnapped and executed by Hamas in 1994. Wachsman was a 19-year-old US citizen and corporal in the Israeli Defense Forces when he was
Iran's supreme leader rebuffed President Barack Obama's latest outreach on Saturday, saying Tehran was still waiting to see concrete changes in U.S. policy.
Iran's most prominent reformist, former President Mohammed Khatami, pulled out of the race against the country's hard-line president Monday, saying he didn't want to split the pro-reform vote in upcoming elections.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that pressure from Western powers trying to keep Iran in economic isolation have in fact spurred the country to become a space and nuclear power.
Iran lacks weapons-grade highly enriched uranium and has not yet made a decision on whether to produce any, US intelligence officials told Congress today. Director of national intelligence Dennis Blair and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen
A shoe was recently hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was in the city of Urmia, an Iranian Web site has reported. The incident in the Iranian city was an apparent imitation of a similar attack on former U.S. president George Bu