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Laid-off man throws shoes at Iranian President Ahmadinejad


December 13th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
SARI, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A laid-off textile worker was arrested on Monday after he threw his shoes at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was visiting a factory in northern Iran, opposition ... Read more...

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Iranian MPs call for death to opposition leaders


February 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) Several Iranian MPs Tuesday said leaders of their country's opposition should be put to death as several protesters took to the streets in the aftermath of demonstrations in ... Read more...

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Punitive West sanctions goading Ahmadinejad to crack down on Iran opposition


August 12th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.12 (ANI): Punitive international sanctions imposed on Iran have strengthened President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government and assisted its post-election crackdown on the opposition Green movement, former Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, who ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president barred from travelling abroad


March 9th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 9 (IANS) Iran has barred former president and reformist leader Seyed Mohammad Khatami from leaving the country, sources said. Executive Secretary of Tehran's Vo'az (preachers) community Hojjatoleslam Abbas Amirifar announced that ... Read more...

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Iranian opposition leader sentenced six-year jail


February 9th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 9 (DPA) Former Iranian deputy foreign minister Mohsen Aminzadeh has been given a six-year jail term for his involvement in the post-election protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, opposition websites reported ... Read more...

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Six-year jail for former Iranian reformist


January 17th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 17 (DPA) Reformist official and former head of Iran's football federation, Mohsen Safaie-Farahani, was sentenced by the revolutionary court to a six-year jail term for his role in post-election unrest, ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad links unrest to US, ‘Zionists’


December 30th, 2009 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 30 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday blamed the latest unrest in his country on the US and Israel, the ISNA news agency reported. "This is a play staged by ... Read more...

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Renewed clashes in Tehran, police fire tear gas


December 27th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 27 (DPA) Demonstrators returned to the streets of Tehran Sunday and police fired tear gas to quell the protests, witnesses and opposition website reports said. The protests were reportedly held near ... Read more...

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Protesters should not be punished, says Khatami


December 21st, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 20 (DPA) Iranian ex-president Mohammad Khatami said that people should not be punished just for seeking their legitimate rights, the labour news agency ILNA reported Sunday. "One of the most important ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad sues senior religious leader for insulting remark


September 13th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (DPA) The office of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sued a senior religious leader, or Ayatollah, over "insulting remarks" against the president, Fars news agency reported Sunday. An informed source ... Read more...

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New Iran cabinet has 11 new members


August 20th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Aug.20 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has announced a new cabinet that includes eleven new faces, including three women. None of the 11 new faces have had any ministerial experience.The ... Read more...

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Iran trials to continue; 12 policemen, judge to be charged


August 16th, 2009 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 15 (DPA) The trial of Iranian dissidents was set to continue Sunday, while at least 12 police officials and a judge face charges of mishandling political prisoners, ILNA news agency ... Read more...

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Prosecute Karroubi over rape claims: Iranian conservative leader


August 15th, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 14 (DPA) A hardline ayatollah close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Friday for the prosecution of moderate cleric Mehdi Karroubi for alleging that rapes were carried out in Iranian ... Read more...

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Rafsanjani to lead next Friday prayer, renewed protests expected


August 8th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 8 (DPA) Iran's ex-president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani will lead the next Friday prayer ceremony Aug 14 at the Tehran university. Rafsanjani's last appearance in the prayer ceremony July 17 led to widespread ... Read more...

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Khamenei formally endorses Ahmadinejad’s second presidential term


August 3rd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Aug.3 (ANI): Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for second term as president Monday in a ceremony that sought to portray unity among the country's leadership ... Read more...

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Iranian Govt ‘extracting false confessions’ from arrested protestors: Khatami


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 3 (ANI): Denouncing the "show trial" of protestors arrested after the disputed presidential election, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has accused the Ahmadinejad Government of "extracting false confessions" from protest ... Read more...

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Iran’s ex-president slams detainees’ trial as ’stage show’


August 2nd, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 2 (DPA) Iran's pro-reform former president Mohammad Khatami slammed the trial of 100 activists detained during the post-election unrest as a "stage show", his website reported Sunday. The first session of ... Read more...

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Iranian judge orders action against jailed protesters


July 27th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 27 (DPA) Iran's judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi has ordered immediate action against the protesters detained during the anti-government demonstrations, judiciary spokesman Ali-Reza Jamshidi said Monday. Three hundred people have ... Read more...

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Iran’s supreme leader warns opposition, decries foreign interference


July 20th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 20 (DPA) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday warned the country's opposition against provoking further unrest and decried alleged foreign interference following the June 12 presidential election. "Our scholars should ... Read more...

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Thousands gather as Rafsanjani seeks ‘open debate’ (Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 17 (DPA) Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani called Friday for an "open debate" on the recent controversial election which saw President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad retain power as witnesses said "hundreds of ... Read more...

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Iran moving towards martial law, warns Khatami


June 22nd, 2009 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 21 (DPA) Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami Sunday warned that the country was moving towards martial law. "I am worried that security and military is gradually prevailing over the country's atmosphere," ... Read more...

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Pro-Moussavi protestors in Iran demand new election


June 18th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 18 (DPA) Protests in favour of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi and against alleged electoral fraud were scheduled to continue Thursday in Tehran for the sixth consecutive day. The pro-Moussavi network coordinating ... Read more...

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Moussavi supporters plan another protest in Iran


June 16th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 16 (DPA) Supporters of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi planned to hold another protest Tuesday in Tehran, opposition circles said. The gathering was to be held at the Vali-Asr square in downtown ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands join protest rally in Tehran (Lead)


June 16th, 2009 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 16 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched towards Tehran University and the Iranian capital's Enqelab (Revolution) Square Monday despite the interior ministry's ban on the gathering, eyewitnesses said. "We had ... Read more...

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Iranian clerical group calls for nullification of election


June 14th, 2009 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 14 (DPA) An influential Iranian clergy group Saturday protested against alleged fraud in the presidential election counting process and called for the nullification of the election. The Islamic Combatant Clergy Association ... Read more...

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Presidential election in Iran - a referendum on Ahmadinejad


June 11th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 11 (DPA) Friday's presidential elections in Iran are gradually turning into a referendum on incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. According to surveys, the three challengers are more likely to benefit from protest ... Read more...

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Street clashes in Tehran ahead of elections


June 6th, 2009 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 6 (DPA) Supporters of incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main electoral challenger Mir-Hossein Moussavi clashed in Tehran Friday, just one week ahead of the June 12 presidential elections. A ... Read more...

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Former Iranian president wants troops out of Afghanistan


March 25th, 2009 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 25 (DPA) Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has urged Australia and other western nations to withdraw from Afghanistan, news reports said Wednesday. "We see that some troops are coming all the ... Read more...

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Khatami quits Iranian presidential race


March 17th, 2009 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 17 (DPA) Iranian former president Mohammad Khatami quit the presidential race Monday night to support former prime minister Mir-Hossein Moussavi in the June 12 election.The two candidates had similar platforms, ... Read more...

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Khatami pulls out of Iran’s presidential polls


March 16th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 16 (IANS) Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami has withdrawn from the country's presidential election, Iranian media reports said Monday. According to Mehr news agency, the reformist leader has endorsed former ... Read more...

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Khatami to run against Ahmadinejad in Iran presidential race


February 9th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 8 (DPA) Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami Sunday confirmed press reports that he will run against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential election in June. "I herewith announce my serious intention ... Read more...

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Obama cabinet not compatible with slogan of change: Iran TV


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 2 (DPA) The formation of the new US cabinet was in no way compatible with president-elect Barack Obama's slogan of change, state-run Iranian television network IRIB said in a commentary ... Read more...

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Obamas presidency may change US attitude towards Iran


September 24th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): The results of this years US presidential election could have a tremendous impact on Iran, as many in Tehran are hoping for a change, and are pinning ... Read more...

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India-Iran gas pipeline “infeasible” for now: US expert


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
By Mayank Chhaya Chicago, May 3 (IANS) The proposed Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline is "absolutely infeasible" in the foreseeable future because financial, political, legal and security circumstances do not support it, a well-informed American expert ... Read more...

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Iran, India must counter foreign powers in region: Iranian vice president (Interview)


May 1st, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
By Manish Chand New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India and Iran should ensure the "exit of foreign powers" from their region, says Iranian Vice President Esfandiar Rahim Mashaee. The remarks are sure to ... Read more...

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