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LACKING: Zero Evidence Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons

In his Jan. 7 op-ed "At Voice of America, Complaints About Its Iranian Coverage," Sohrab Ahmari quotes an Iranian blogger who called my statements in a VOA interview on Iranian nuclear program "sophistry." I said that there is no diversion of Iran's nuclear program toward weaponization and that Iran complies with the Safeguard Agreement (SA) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 
 Since 2003, af ...

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WATCH YOUR BACK: Iran, Russia Agree To Increase Security Cooperation

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase security cooperation between the two countries. Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev signed the MoU during a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday. 
 Heading a political delegation, Kolokoltsev arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday for a tw ...

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BOMBTRACK: US Cooks Up Nuclear Fairy Tale On Iran

In a 155-page report, four US nuclear experts have called upon the Obama administration to impose tougher economic sanctions against Iran and resort to overt operations through using warplanes and missiles on Iranian nuclear sites. Apart from the fact that morbid mindset of this nature only helps fan up chaos and serves as an impetus to widespread pandemonium in the region, any mention of any such policy le ...

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INSIDE JOB: Iran Army Cmnd. ’9/11 Was Pretext For Middle East Invasion’

A senior Iranian commander says the United States planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks to use them as pretext to invade the energy-rich Middle East. “The US, looking for a pretext to invade the Middle East, masterminded the 9/11 incident and pointed an accusing finger at Muslim countries,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said on Saturday. 
 Pourdastan added ...

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Iran Navy to Deploy to Mediterranean

Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday. 
 “The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries,” Sayyari was quoted by Press TV as saying. The ...

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Jihadists May Hang Imprisoned U.S. Pastor

An American-Iranian pastor imprisoned in Tehran since September may face hanging because of his Christian faith. Saeed Abedini sent a letter to his family Jan. 10 detailing his torture and treatment by Iranian authorities. 
 The Jerusalem Post reports: The U.S. State Department expressed “serious concerns” about Abedini’s situation on Friday. Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the Washington-based Am ...

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Iran Navy Shows Off New Missile System

Iran’s Navy has developed a missile launching system which aims to increase the precision and range of anti-ship missiles. The new system has been designed in collaboration with the Iranian Defense Ministry and Imam Khomeini Maritime University. 
 Given that all naval units are equipped with short-range and medium-range surface-to-surface Cruise missiles, using the new system will be a major move towards im ...

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Iran Stands By Syria Against US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the Islamic Republic supports the Syrian people and government against the US and its allies. “Iran stands by the Syrian people and government in countering the plots of the Westerners, especially the Americans and their allies in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan M ...

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Iran To Put 2 Satellites Into Orbit By Mid March

Head of Iran's Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the country plans to launch two indigenous satellites into orbit by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2013). “The launching of the two satellites, Fajr and Shrif Sat, by the end of the current year is on our agenda,” Fazeli told reporters on Saturday. Pointing to the latest developments regarding Iran’s Nahid satellite, Fazeli pointed ...

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Iran – US Arms To Israel To Cover Tel Aviv Weaknesses

  An Iranian lawmaker says Israel’s plan to get munitions worth $647 million from the US to renew the stock spent in the Gaza war shows Tel Aviv spares no effort to cover its military weaknesses. “Officials of the Quds-occupying regime (Israel) are trying to buy smart missiles from the US to put a cover on their weaknesses,” deputy chairman of the Majlis (parliament) Committee on National Security and ...

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Iran Exports Drone Technology To Venezuela

  Iran’s Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology said on Monday that the Islamic Republic is exporting its domestically made drones and UAV technologies to a number of countries including Syria and Venezuela. Mohammad Mehdinejad-Nouri told students at Iran’s Babol Noshirvani University of Technology in the northern province of Mazandaran that the exports were a result of the significant adv ...

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US RQ-170 Drone Data Fully-Decoded – Iran

  Senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh says all data on the US RQ-170 spy drone which was captured by the Iranian military last year has been decoded. Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that the data has been “fully decoded.” 
 Hajizadeh stated that the IRGC has also discovered all the areas the drone had flown over. ...

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