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May 30, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world. The leadership in Iran sees the project as a way to end the fight for control of the Internet, according to observers of Iranian policy inside ...

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May 17, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Jerusalem Post: BERLIN – The Iranian government is moving forward with the construction of rocket launch bases in Venezuela, the German daily Die Welt wrote in its Thursday edition. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is Teheran’s most important South American ally. Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm ...

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May 15, 2011 16 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand. ...

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May 11, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

(Reuters) Iran on Wednesday postponed the trial of three Americans on spying charges without giving a reason, their lawyer said. The U.S. State Department had on Tuesday urged the Islamic Republic, with which Washington has no relations, to quickly resolve the case of Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, who were arrested in July 2009 after they ...

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May 5, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Guardian: Close allies of Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been accused of using supernatural powers

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Apr 7, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: A new facility in Iran is being used to secretly produce components for the country’s renegade nuclear program, a well-known Iranian dissident tells FOX News. Alireza Jafarzadeh and his organization, Strategic Policy Counseling, have released a report that claims a clandestine facility, called TABA, has played an integral part in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Though Fox News ...

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Mar 31, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Mar 22, 2011 1 Comment ›› Knottie

Weapons were found on an Iranian cargo plane forced to land in southeast Turkey on Saturday, Turkish media reported Tuesday. According to reports, the arms plane left Tehran with military ammunition for Syria. Several crates containing weapons and ammunition were removed from the aircraft. Turkish media reported that the plane was forced to land in a ...

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Feb 15, 2011 1 Comment ›› Grizz

TEHRAN - Violent protests have erupted in Iran, Yemen and Bahrain as the revolutionary fervor unleashed by the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ripples across the Middle East, propelling people onto the streets to demand change from a spectrum of autocratic regimes. In the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's ...

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Jan 3, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: JERUSALEM -- Israeli President Shimon Peres went off topic to deliver a gentle rebuke on American policy toward Iran during a visit Monday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The meeting between Napolitano and Peres had been planned as a discussion of global aviation security and related issues, but with the press gathered for ...

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Jan 2, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has shot down two unmanned western reconnaissance drone aircraft in the Gulf, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday. "Many spy planes and ultra-modern aircrafts of our enemies have been shot down (by our forces) ... We have also shot down two ...

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Dec 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian government sent squads of riot police to man the major intersections of the capital as sensitive cuts in energy and food subsidies came into effect Sunday. Eye witnesses reported a heavy police presence in the squares and junctions of Tehran such as Enghelab square and Sadeghieh and Valiasr squares as ...

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Dec 15, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: EXCLUSIVE: A leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is promising that American generals will be targeted and killed in revenge for last week's attacks on two of his country's leading nuclear scientists -- a threat Middle East experts say must be taken seriously. In a speech published in Farsi at an Iranian website linked to ...

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Dec 5, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran delivered a resolute message Sunday on the eve of talks with six world powers: We're mining our own uranium now, so forget about stopping our nuclear ambitions. The Islamic Republic said it has produced its first batch of locally mined uranium ore for enrichment, making it independent of foreign countries for ...

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Dec 4, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran's intelligence chief accused the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency of sending spies in the guise of inspectors to gather information about Iran's nuclear activities, state TV reported Saturday. The claim was another sign that Iran has hardened its stance since the assassination a week ago of a prominent nuclear scientist and the ...

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Nov 30, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Nov 29, 2010 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Assailants on motorcycles attached bombs to the cars of two nuclear scientists as they were driving to work in Tehran Monday, killing one and seriously wounding the other, state television reported. The report did not say whether the two university teachers were directly involved in the country's highly controversial nuclear program. State ...

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Nov 26, 2010 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - The United States needs to be realistic about its efforts to engage Iran, whose leaders are lying about Tehran's nuclear program and are on a path to building nuclear weapons, the top U.S. military officer said. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in comments released on Friday that the ...

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Nov 8, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday that only a credible military threat can deter Iran from building a nuclear weapon, Israeli political sources said. In comments signaling growing Israeli impatience with diplomacy, the sources said Netanyahu, beginning a five-day U.S. visit, argued that economic sanctions have ...

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Nov 5, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON (AP) – The big Republican gains in Congress could make it harder for President Barack Obama to keep his pledge to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by next summer and dim prospects for several of his administration's centerpiece military and diplomatic initiatives. The GOP's victories seem likely to derail congressional efforts to ...

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Nov 3, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BERLIN (Reuters) – An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder on Wednesday, a human rights group said. "The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani," the International Committee against ...

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Oct 28, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Haaretz: The United States and its European allies are putting together a new offer for talks with Iran over its nuclear program, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The newspaper cited a senior U.S. official as saying the Obama administration and its partners were "very close to having an agreement" on a position to present to ...

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