Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported that the Defense Minister said the space-center was for Iran’s space-related security but that Tehran would share the acquired data with other countries.
Iran said Sunday that it set up its first space tracking center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, second left, listening to his Defense Minister, Gen. Ahmad Vahidi, as a rocket is paraded during army parade ceremony marking National Army Day outside Tehran, April 18, 2012. – Photo: AP
Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said the center was for Iran’s space-related security but that Tehran would also share the acquired data with other countries, the official IRNA news agency reported. Continue Reading »
Iran’s Fars news agency reported that Iran’s Ground Forces successfully test-fired 3 missiles, some a type never tested before.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards personnel watch the launch of a Zelzal missile during maneuvers by the city of Qom, Iran. June 28, 2011. – Photo: AP
“Three types of missiles developed by the Army and the Defense Industries have been successfully test-fired in the Ground Force’s recent wargames,” Fars cited Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force General Kioumars Heydari as saying. Continue Reading »
Now it’s an Egyptian citizen who attempted to assault Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
An Egyptian citizen attempted to assault Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo on Thursday evening.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo – Reuters
According to a report in the website of the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, the assault occurred at the residence of Mojtaba Amani, the acting Iranian ambassador in Cairo, during a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
The attacker attempted to physically assault Ahmadinejad as he chanted, “Down with Iran, he must leave,” Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.
A journalist for the Turkish news agency Anadolu who was present at the scene said that the aggressor was swiftly removed by security guards. Continue Reading »
Islamic Republic’s main Holocaust denier insisted that Iran was “not planning a military strike” against Israel, but would respond severely if Israel attacked first.
By Ryan Jones
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday became the first Iranian leader to visit Egypt since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, and he used the occasion to try and re-brand himself as a pragmatic president who wished no harm to the Jewish state.
Following the Islamic Revolution, Egypt gave sanctuary to Iran’s deposed shah, straining relations between the Cairo and the new Islamic regime in Tehran. The rift was made wider by the fact that Iran was the new epicenter of Shia Islam, while Cairo had long been one of the primary centers of Sunni Islam. Continue Reading »
Shoe-wielding Syrian man is filmed trying to hit Iran’s President Ahamdinejad during presidential Cairo visit. Ahmadinejad’s visit also protested by mob of Muslim radicals, Salafis
By Roi Kais
VIDEO – During a visit to a mosque in Cairo Iran‘s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was received by a shoe wielded by a Syrian national who wished to protest Tehran’s support for Syria‘s President Bashar Assad.
The shoe – Screenshot
The Turkish news agency Anatolia posted a video of the attempted attack
Outside the mosque, Ahmadinejad was welcomed by citizens holding signs and posters congratulating him on the first Iranian presidential visit since the Islamic revolution of 1979. Continue Reading »
Human Right Watch leader refuses to label Ahmadinejad’s calls to ‘erase Israel from the map’ as an incitement to genocide.
HRW compares mullah’s remarks to those of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
WASHINGTON – The head of the powerful New York-based Human Rights Watch refused to label as genocide Iranian calls to obliterate the Jewish state and compared Iran’s mullah leadership to the Shas party.
Kenneth Roth – Photo: Bloomberg
The Wall Street Journal’s David Feith, as assistant editorial features editor with the paper, obtained internal HRW emails and published last week a report, headlined “Dancing around genocide,” about alleged HRW bias against Israel and an internecine conflict within HRW’s top leadership about the group’s head, Ken Roth, and his failure to take Iran’s calls to destroy Israel seriously. Continue Reading »
Hamas leader tells Ahmadinejad ‘victory’ over Israel belongs to All Muslims
By Elior Levy
Ahmadinejad (L) and Haniyeh – Photo: AP
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh on Friday and congratulated him on the “resistance’s victory following the Israeli aggression that lasted eight days.”
Senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar acknowledged on Friday that the rockets fired by Hamas’ armed wing toward Israel during the latest round of fighting were “Iranian rockets in Palestinian hands.”
Speaking at a procession in Gaza, al-Zahar criticized the Fatah movement and the Palestinian Authority, saying they played no part in the “victory” over Israel. Continue Reading »
Iranian president congratulates 3rd time elected Venezuelan Hugo Chavez and expresses hope for increased cooperation between the 2 allies.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday extended congratulations to his “dear brother” Hugo Chavezon his being reelected as Venezuela’s president, the ISNA news agency reported.
“I wholeheartedly congratulate you and the great nation of Venezuela on holding a passionate election and your renewed election as president,” Ahmadinejad told Chavez in a message published by the news agency.
Iran is ready to “increasingly develop cooperation” with Venezuela and bolster the two nation’s “joint regional and international goals,” the message said. Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran’s enemies hatched sinister plan to prevent rain clouds from reaching Iran, causing drought
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his country’s enemies of enacting a sinister plan to create a drought by somehow destroying the rain clouds before they reach Iran, several Iranian websites reported on Tuesday.
Ahmadinejad Photo: AFP
Well-known for his anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, Ahmadinejad has made similar remarks before and last year accused the West of devising a plot to cause drought in the Islamic republic.
“The enemy destroys the clouds that are headed towards our country and this is a war Iran will win,” Ahmadinejad said, according to several websites including the BBC’s Persian-language site. Continue Reading »
A new intelligence report demonstrates how Iran is moving closer to nuclear capability and strengthens Israel’s position, which is bad timing for Obama.
An Associated Press report that new intelligence reveals Iran is moving closer to nuclear capability strengthens Israel’s position and could not come at a worse time for United States President Barack Obama.
Qoms Nuclear Site
Israel news photo: NASA
The news agency said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded that Iran has made progress in calculating the destructive power of an atomic warhead, which presumably would be used as a threat to destroy Israel. Continue Reading »
Spokesman for Egyptian President says Ahmadinejad & Morsi did not address the issues of bilateral relations during their meeting.
The spokesperson for Egypt’s President, Yasser Ali, said on Friday that the meeting Thursday between President Mohammed Morsi and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned summit in Tehran, did not address the issues of bilateral relations or raising the level of diplomatic representation between the two countries.
Morsi shakes hands with Ahmadinejad – Reuters
Ali told the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm that the meeting did not discuss the issue of opening the Egyptian Embassy in Tehran, and the re-normalization of relations between the two sides, but focused on the issues on the regional arena. Continue Reading »
In Tehran, IRNA news agency cites Iran Supreme Leader as urging Muslim world to resist control by ‘hegemonic powers.’
The main issues the Muslim world is faced with are the fate of Jerusalem and of “oppressed Palestine,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, adding that Muslim nations must avoid inner conflict and stand united against Israel and the control of “hegemonic powers.”
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a speech in Tehran, Iran. – Photo by AP
Khamenei’s comments came following a series of recent back-and-forth comments between Israeli and Iranian officials, coming amid continuing debate on the possibility that Israel may initiate military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Continue Reading »