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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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Ban condemns Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel statement


August 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli statements."The secretary-general is dismayed by the remarks threatening Israel's existence attributed over the ... Read more...

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US imposes sanctions over 50 Iranian entities


July 13th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) The US has put over 50 Iranian entities under sanctions in its latest step to stifle the Islamic republic's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.According to the ... Read more...

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Russia warns against unilateral sanctions on Iran


June 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran, and wants action based on UN resolutions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We are against any forcible action ... Read more...

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Iran questions upcoming n-talks ‘with no agenda’


June 7th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said the EU's failure to arrange experts' meeting for drafting an agenda about the nuclear talks has created an atmosphere of doubt and ... Read more...

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Britain slams Ahmedinejad’s visit to Abu Musa


April 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has described the recent visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the disputed island of Abu Musa as "highly unfortunate"."The United Kingdom supports a peaceful ... Read more...

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Iran vows support to Syrian leadership


March 31st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, March 31 (IANS) Iran "would not spare any effort to" support the Syrian leadership, its Iranian deputy foreign minister said on a visit here Saturday."The Islamic Republic of ... Read more...

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US expands sanctions on Iran


March 29th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US Wednesday expanded its sanctions against Iran to cover the shipping industry associated with the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).The Treasury Department said ... 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 declines reports of arms supplies to Syria


February 26th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) Iran has rubbished the media reports saying that it has sent weapons to Syria, ISNA news agency reported Saturday.The Islamic republic of Iran rejects any military ... Read more...

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Iranian warships heading to Mediterranean Sea


February 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iranian warships are heading to the Mediterranean Sea to convey the message of "peace and friendship" to the regional countries, a navy commander said Saturday.The battleships ... Read more...

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US sanctions 10 Iran shipping firms, including India JV


December 21st, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) The United States has imposed sanctions on ten Iranian shipping firms affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), including Irano Hind, a joint ... Read more...

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Iran regrets protests at British embassy


November 30th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry Tuesday expressed regret over the protests by angry Iranian students outside the British embassy in Tehran.In a statement issued on its website Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Iran includes three indigenous submarines in navy


November 29th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Three domestically-built submarines, which can work at shallow depths and conduct prolonged coastal missions, have been included in Iran's naval fleet, a top defence official has ... Read more...

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Iran radars can detect drones: Commander


October 9th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's national defence system has been equipped with advanced radars capable of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles, a senior military commander said has said."No unauthorized unmanned ... Read more...

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Iran terms Mumbai blasts mindless, cowardly


July 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 15 (IANS) Iran Friday strongly condemned the bomb blasts that struck Mumbai Wednesday evening, and termed them "indiscriminate, mindless and cowardly".Three simultaneous blasts killed at least 17 people ... Read more...

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Two killed in Iran army helicopter crash


May 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 30 (IANS) A military helicopter crashed Monday in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, killing the pilot and co-pilot, a media report said.The Cobra 209 helicopter belonging to ... Read more...

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TV series to explore life of Iran’s last shah


May 14th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) An Iranian director plans to make a television series on the private life of Iran's last monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who ruled from 1941 to 1979, ... Read more...

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No more excuse for Western invasion in Middle East: Iran


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After killing Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Western powers no longer have an excuse for invading Middle Eastern countries, the ISNA news agency ... Read more...

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Iranian lawmakers slam UN human rights resolution


March 28th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A number of Iranian lawmakers criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for adopting an anti-Iran resolution, Press TV reported Sunday.The Islamic Republic had denounced the act as ... Read more...

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Prince Andrew’s ‘close friendship’ with brutal billionaire dictator revealed


March 9th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Prince Andrew has been revealed to have developed a 'close friendship' with a former Soviet republic dictatorial leader, who has been accused of torturing protesters.Andrew, 51, is said ... Read more...

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British firms ignored international trade sanctions on Iran to further trade: WikiLeaks


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): British companies were selling or leasing items to Iranian companies which were the subject of international trade sanctions, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.One of the ... Read more...

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‘Mideast massive protests’ a replay of 1979 Islamic revolution: Iranian conservatives


January 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 29 (ANI): Iran's conservatives have described the massive protests in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, a 'replay' of 1979 Islamic Revolution."In my opinion, the Islamic Republic of Iran should see ... Read more...

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‘Berlin Film Festival’ To Release A Tribute To Jafar Panahi, The Imprisoned Iranian Film …


January 19th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The arrangers of Germany's Berlin Film Festival (BFF) will propel the limelight on the ‘injustice’ being experienced by the imprisoned Iranian film director, Jafar Panahi, by paying a tribute to ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad asks Zardari to hand over ‘known terrorists’ to Iran


December 21st, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec 21 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari to arrest and hand over 'known terrorists' to Iran.According to the Iranian president's office, in a ... Read more...

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Iran Ministry slams media for Carla Bruni ‘prostitute’ slur


September 1st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 1 (ANI): Iran's foreign ministry has slammed the media for labelling French first lady Carla Bruni a "prostitute" after she pledged her support for a woman sentenced to death by ... Read more...

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Iranian Woman, Sentenced To Death By Stoning, Allegedly Confesses Under Torture


August 13th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani happens to be a woman of the Islamic Republic of Iran. She has been the recipient of the punishment of death by ... Read more...

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Iran digging ‘mass graves’ for US soldiers anticipating possible war over nuke programme


August 11th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Aug 11 (ANI): The Iranian Revolutionary Guard is digging mass graves for American soldiers in anticipation of a war over its nuclear programme.The Telegraph quoted General Hossein Moghadam, the Guard's ... Read more...

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European Union approves new sanctions against Iran


July 26th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – The European Union (EU) on Monday approved sanctions against Iranian foreign trade, financial services, oil and gas industry due to the increasing concern about its nuclear program.The EU ... Read more...

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Iran to send man into space by 2019


July 24th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 24 (IANS) Iran has plans to launch its first manned mission into the space by 2019, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said. The president said the project was originally planned to take ... Read more...

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Crackdown on Men’s Hair; Mullets, Ponytails, and Spikes Now Illegal in Iran


July 7th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the country has spent many years creating very strict rules for women’s attire, hairstyle, and many other issues, there is now a crackdown on men the men ... Read more...

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Iran bans ponytails and mullets


July 7th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Iranian authorities aren’t very happy with the Western influences on their culture, and are now taking steps to check their spread in the country.So they have ... Read more...

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Iranian Minister for Economic affairs, Finance to visit India


July 7th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Seyed Shamseddin Hosseini, is scheduled to undertake a three-day visit to India. He ... Read more...

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India- Iran Joint Commission meeting


July 7th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi July 07(ANI): The 16th Session of the Joint Commission between India and Iran will be held in New Delhi on July 8-9, 2010.The Joint Commission is co-chaired on the ... Read more...

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