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Ayatollah Khamenei blames US, Israel for anti-Islam movie


September 14th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 14 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the US and Israel for the production of an anti-Islam movie that insults Prophet Mohammad, Xinhua reported.In ... Read more...

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Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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Iran, North Korea call for expanded ties


September 1st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) Iran and North Korea Saturday called for expansion of bilateral ties.During a meeting with North Korea's ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah ... Read more...

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Reinvigorated by Tehran, Manmohan seizes the moment


September 1st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran/New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) He left on Tuesday as an embattled prime minister with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) baying for his blood over the presumptive loss to ... Read more...

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Not hankering after n-weapons, says Iran (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... Read more...

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Iran not hankering after n-weapons: Ayatollah Khamenei (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Holding that Iran was not hankering after nuclear weapons, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday condemned the efforts of a few world powers - the very ... Read more...

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NAM summit opens in Tehran


August 30th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened in Tehran Thursday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying that Iran is "not after nuclear weapons". Khamenei said ... Read more...

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Address trade imbalance, Manmohan tells Iran


August 30th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) India and Iran should address their trade imbalance, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here as the two countries sought to develop the Chahbahar port ... Read more...

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India, Iran should address trade imbalance: Manmohan Singh


August 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India and Iran should address their trade imbalance, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday even as the two sides stressed increasing bilateral and ... Read more...

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Indian PM arrives in Tehran (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Tuesday on a four-day visit during which he will attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for Tehran (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Tuesday for Tehran on a four-day visit during which he will attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement ... Read more...

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PM heads for Tehran NAM summit, meeting with Ahmadinejad


August 25th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves Tuesday for Tehran to attend the NAM summit Aug 30-31, preceded by a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Manmohan ... Read more...

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Iranian leader asks Muslims to remain vigilant


August 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday urged Muslims all over the world to remain vigilant against the conspiracies of their enemies, Iran's state-run Press TV ... Read more...

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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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Remove sanction, Iran tells West


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) The veto-wielding powers of the UN Security Council should work for the removal of sanctions against Iran, an Iranian lawmaker said Monday.The parties involved in the ... Read more...

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Iran hails Iraq’s ‘growing influence’


April 24th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 24 (IANS) Calling for stronger ties with Baghdad, Iran Monday hailed the "growing influence" of Iraq in the Arab world.Supreme Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran is ... Read more...

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Obama’s secret message: Iran can have civilian n-programme


April 7th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) In a secret message sent through a foreign leader to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, US President Barack Obama hinted that Tehran can have ... Read more...

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Iran wants n-talks in Istanbul


March 30th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 30 (IANS) Iran has said it wanted the negotiations on its nuclear programme to take place in Istanbul.Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday conveyed this to Turkish ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad grilled by Iran parliament


March 14th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 14 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday appeared before parliament for an inquiry into his economic and political policies, state news agency IRNA reported.Ahmadinejad is the first president ... Read more...

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US under illusion that sanctions are affecting Iran: Khamenei


March 9th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the US and President Barack Obama were under an "illusion" that Tehran was affected by the economic ... Read more...

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Khamenei orders institute to control cyberspace


March 8th, 2012 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 8 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the setting up of an institution to control the cyberspace, Xinhua reported.In a decree issued Wednesday, Khamenei gave ... Read more...

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Iran’s parliamentary elections blow to enemies: Khamenei


March 1st, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Islamic Republic will be another blow to the country's enemies.... Read more...

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Nothing can convince Iran to halt n-plans: Russian analysts


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian analysts say there are no diplomatic means that would convince Iran to quit its nuclear plans after experts from the UN nuclear watchdog made ... Read more...

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IAEA inspectors barred from Iranian military site (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN's atomic watchdog said Wednesday it could not gain access to a key Iranian military site as the country did not allow it.Iran ... Read more...

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Iran not pursuing n-arms, says Khamenei


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran is not pursuing nuclear weapons.Khamenei's remarks came after the latest round of talks between Iran and ... Read more...

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Iran marks 33rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 11 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic regime celebrated nationwide the 33rd anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution on ... Read more...

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Israel ‘plans attack on Tehran within months’


February 4th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) Israel is planning to attack Iran "within months", the Daily Mail reported Saturday.Fears of a global nuclear war breaking out were stoked after Israel said ... Read more...

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Sanctions benefited Iran, says Khamenei


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 3 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during Friday prayers that Western sanctions have helped the country realise its potential.Khamenei's comments in Tehran were broadcast live ... Read more...

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Iran makes arrests in scientist’s killing


January 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has arrested several people in the killing of a nuclear scientist that Tehran blamed on Israel and the US, parliament speaker Ali Larijani told ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Iran’s supreme leader unearthed


December 11th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) An alleged plot to kill Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been unearthed, a media report here said.Khamenei recently discussed the matter with Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, ... Read more...

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Iran to ‘powerfully’ respond to a US attack


November 10th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 10 (IANS) Iran will respond "powerfully" to any attack by the US and Israel, said Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said Thursday."The enemies, especially the United ... Read more...

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Iran to disclose documents on US as ‘terrorism sponsor’


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tehran will release 100 documents to reveal Washington's role in sponsoring terrorist activities in Iran and the entire Middle East region, Supreme Leader of ... Read more...

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Ready to examine US evidence on alleged assassination plot: Iran


October 18th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Monday that the country is ready to examine evidence on Tehran's alleged involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ... Read more...

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Iran to respond ’strongly’ to any ‘destructive’ US act


October 16th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Iran will respond "strongly" to any "destructive" act by the US against the ... Read more...

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Iranian leader says alleged assassination plot ‘absurd’


October 16th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehrtan, Oct 15 (IANS) Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the alleged Iranian involvement in a plot of assassinating the Saudi ... Read more...

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