The Lebanese Shiite militia, linked to deadly attacks in Argentina in the 1990s, may be taking advantage of Chavez's ties with its ally Iran, terrorism experts say
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA. Western anti-terrorism officials are increasingly concerned that Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based Shiite Muslim militia that Washington has labeled a terrorist group, is using Venezuela as a base for operations.
The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited a family of Swiss engineers to help it check the nuclear programmes of Muslim states
WASHINGTON. The family was used to stop the Libyan and Iranian nuclear programmes as well an underground supply network of Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir Khan, The New York Times reported on its website late on Sunday.
Last week, the pistachio nut dropped. With adequate missile defense technology, I had questioned the necessity of a preemptive attack on Iran's nuclear capability. Uncomfortable as living with an Iranian bomb would be, I thought, better to defend ourselves than attack first. And why should Israel – alone – take such risks?
AS TEHRAN'S nuclear crisis grabs headlines, an ominous development is taking place inside Iran: the escalation of state repression against Iranian dissidents online. The hard-liner administration of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stepped up the arrest of political dissidents, who have used the Internet as an alternative medium to express their views against the Islamic Republic.
This is an except from Joel Rosenberg’s “FLASH TRAFFIC” e-mail communication sent at 08:55 this morning. It’s a one-on-one interview with Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin that covers the period of 1979 to the present.
Joel Rosenberg: MY INTERVIEW WITH A FORMER DELTA FORCE COMMANDER
I first met him at the Pentagon in February 2007. At the time, William G. “Jerry” Boykin was a three-star Lieutenant-General in the United States Army, serving as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the gathering and analysis of all
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish department of Fars News Agency officially started work on Sunday
"We hope that the start of activity by FNA's Turkish desk on the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (May God Hasten his Reappearance) and concurrent with the successful visit to Turkey by (Iranian President) Dr. Ahmadinejad would take an effective step in promoting the values of Iran's Islamic Revolution and boosting unity and solidarity in the Muslim world," FNA Managing Director Hamid Reza Moghaddam-Far said at the inauguration ceremony.
If Russia cannot be trusted in its “near abroad,” there is little reason to believe it can be trusted any more in the Middle East
To the contrary. Moscow’s dealings with the ruling mullahs should have long convinced Europe that Russia doesn’t share its goal of stopping the Iranian bomb. How else could one explain Moscow’s construction of a nuclear reactor in Iran, its delivery of advanced antiaircraft missiles to Tehran and its refusal to pass anything but the weakest economic sanctions?
Turkey's energy minister on Monday announced plans to visit Tehran to discuss investment in gas fields and a pipeline project in a rebuff to the United States, which opposes energy deals with Iran
ANKARA, Turkey. Washington said a new energy deal between Iran and Turkey would send the wrong message while the West threatens economic sanctions against Tehran because of its refusal to halt uranium enrichment. The European Union and the United States believe Iran plans to develop nuclear weapons - a claim that Tehran denies.
Iran said it had launched a rocket carrying a test-satellite into space on Sunday, in a move that could further exacerbate tensions with the West over its nuclear drive
TEHRAN. "The Safir (Ambassador) rocket was successfully launched. All its systems...are Iranian made," Reza Taghipour, head of Iran's space agency, told state television, adding that a "test satellite was put into orbit." "We have paved the way for placing a satellite in space in future," state television said, showing images of the dawn rocket launch.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will pay a two-day visit to Turkey this week for talks expected to focus on bilateral ties, a government official in Ankara said Tuesday
TEHRAN. The trip was planned well in advance of the conflict in Georgia, which - bordering as it does on Turkey and separated from Iran only by small landlocked Armenia - is a geopolitical concern for both nations.
Germany has called on its firms to show sensitivity in doing business with Iran following Israel's criticism of a German-Iranian gas deal, saying it violated the spirit of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
Not once Iran has tried to put the Turkish Islamists under her protection, and at least twice Iranian diplomats have been accused in Turkey of being personas non grata, after they took part in the religious-political rallies.
Ahmadinejad will hold talks with President Abdullah Gul during his one-day working visit to Istanbul on August 14.