Tag Archives: iran

Obama on Iran payment: ‘We do not pay ransom’ – CNNPolitics.com

The Obama administration has repeatedly rejected GOP accusations that the cash — part of a $1.7 billion agreement to settle a decades-old arms deal dispute — was meant to grease the release of four US prisoners who were freed in January when Tehran implemented a landmark nuclear deal. A fifth US prisoner was released separately.Secretary […]

Iran will re-examine its list of banned books | The Raw Story

Tehran also blocks access to numerous websites, including Facebook and Twitter, to stop Iranians browsing content it considers immoral, or as undermining the regime.Publishers complained of tighter censorship during the 2005-2013 mandate of hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Janati’s remarks seem to reflect pledges made by Ahmadinejad’s moderate successor, Hassan Rouhani, who promised more social freedoms […]

Iran’s president Rouhani: We will never develop nuclear weapons – World News

“In its nuclear program, this government enters with full power and has complete authority,” Rouhani told Ann Curry, NBC News national and international correspondent and anchor at large, in his first interview with a U.S. news outlet since his election.“The problem won’t be from our side,” he said at the presidential compound in Tehran. “We […]

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran – By Shane Harris and Matthew M. Aid | Foreign Policy

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq’s war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein‘s military would attack with […]

Federal investigation of Iran dissident group bypasses K Street firms – TheHill.com

By Kevin Bogardus – 03/20/12 05:00 AM ETA federal investigation of an Iranian dissident group that has targeted a number of former government officials seems to have bypassed K Street.Lobby firms and clients who have been working to remove the Mujahedin-e Khalq MEK — otherwise known as the People’s Mujahedin of Iran — from the […]

PressTV – US House panel passes bill to monitor Iran-Latin America ties

The US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism has endorsed a bill obliging the State Department to brief the Congress on Irans activities in Latin America.The bill, titled “Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act” and approved on Thursday, had been sponsored by representatives of Republican and Democratic parties. According to the bill, […]

Univision goes neoconservative – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Washington, DC – Its not often that Univision, the leading Spanish-language television network in the United States, releases its content in languages other than Spanish. It is, after all, a Spanish-language television network. But earlier this month the broadcaster did something out of the ordinary, screening an English version of a recent report on Iran […]

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