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Aug 3, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Guardian: A senior Iranian revolutionary guards commander targeted by international sanctions has taken over the presidency of Opec after he became Iran's oil minister on Wednesday. Rostam Ghasemi, head of the Khatam al-Anbia military and industrial base, was one of four ministersnominated by president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to join his cabinet last week and approved by Iran's ...

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Jul 25, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jul 20, 2011 4 Comments ›› Angelia

NewsMax: Thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) troops crossed into northern Iraq over the weekend, bombarding Iraqi Kurdish villages. The Iraqi government has quietly acknowledged the Iranian military operation on Iraqi soil, but has not called it an invasion. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the prime minister of the Kurdish regional government, Dr. Barham Salih, left for ...

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Jul 9, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Washington Examiner: A senior Revolutionary Guard commander threatened Saturday that U.S. aircraft carriers would be targeted if Iran came under attack amid a standoff with the West over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran has often warned of major retaliation if they faced a military strike from Israel or the West, but the latest comments appear tailored to emphasize ...

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Jul 7, 2011 2 Comments ›› Angelia

I must say this story just now making headlines gets two reactions from me.. the first is "Well No SH*T!" and the second is "Why are you people just now realizing this?!" EFPs ( Explosive Formed Projectiles) have been used by Medhi Army (that's the Al Sadr Shiites) for YEARS. I ...

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Jun 22, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

WSJ: A leading member of Saudi Arabia's royal family warned that Riyadh could seek to supplant Iran's oil exports if the country doesn't constrain its nuclear program, a move that could hobble Tehran's finances. In closed-door remarks earlier this month, Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal also strongly implied that Riyadh would be forced to follow suit if Tehran ...

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Jun 10, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

It's gonna be great when they have Obama's Christmas present of nukes to share, huh? Fox News: Iran has been caught ten different times in recent years transferring weapons to terrorists in the Middle East, according to the Jerusalem Post. The Post obtained a report that was submitted to the United Nations Security Council showing cases of arms ...

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Jun 8, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: TEHRAN— Iran is moving production of higher enriched uranium to a mountain bunker where it aims to triple output by using more advanced centrifuges, state television reported Wednesday. Iran says the announcement is a response to a letter by Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday, which reiterated “concerns about ...

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Jun 6, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Y-net: The Iranian regime is closer than ever before to creating a nuclear bomb, according to RAND Corporation researcher Gregory S. Jones. At its current rate of uranium enrichment, Tehran could have enough for its first bomb within eight weeks, Jones said in a report published this week. He added that despite reports of setbacks in its nuclear ...

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Jun 4, 2011 Comments Off Angelia

YNet News: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday repeated his assertion that there will be no tranquility in the Middle East as long as Tehran's archenemy, Israel, continues to exist. "As long as the Zionist regime exists, if only on a small piece of land in Palestine, the region will not see tranquility" he said to ...

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Jun 3, 2011 11 Comments ›› Angelia

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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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