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Iran’s foreign minister condemns Holocaust: ‘We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists’

Iran’s foreign minister said on Facebook that Tehran condemns the World War II Nazi massacre of the Jews, in stark contract to Holocaust denials by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists,” Mohammad Javad…

Iran: U.S. interests will be threatened if they attack Syria

A senior Iranian official warned in Damascus on Sunday that US interests in the region would be at risk if Washington launched a military strike against his country’s ally Syria. Iranian officials have issued stern warnings against US-led military action targeting Syria and the latest came from the chairman of…

CIA documents show U.S. helped Iraq fight Iran despite chemical weapons use

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday. Citing declassified CIA documents and interviews with former officials, the magazine reviewed the US record as Washington weighs…

Man arrested at New York’s JFK airport ‘with uranium for Iran in shoes’

A man was arrested in New York City’s international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to…

Possessing atomic bomb would threaten Iran: minister

The possession of a nuclear bomb would threaten Iran’s security, the country’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in comments reported on Friday. “We consider the possession of nuclear arms doesn’t conform with the interests of the country and threatens the security of Iran,” Zarif said, adding however that Iranians…

Vatican: Iranian Christian sentenced to 10 years for distributing Bibles

An Iranian Christian convert has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing Bibles in his home country, the Vatican missionary news agency Fides reported on Wednesday. Mohammad-Hadi Bordhar was arrested in Iran in December and reportedly said he wanted to “evangelise by handing out 12,000 pocket bibles”. He…

Iran’s president-elect calls Israel ‘wound’ on Muslim world

DUBAI (Reuters) – Two days ahead of his inauguration as Iran’s next president, moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani called Israel a “wound” on the Muslim world that must be removed, and urged Iranians to support the rights of Palestinians, Iranian media reported on Friday. The remarks echoed the strong anti-Israel sentiment…

Netanyahu cautions: Don’t expect major changes in Iran

Israel's Netanyahu cautions against seeing big change in Iran (via The Christian Science Monitor) For years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad spooked Israelis with talk of wiping the Jewish state off the map. But the victory of Hassan Rohani, known as a moderate, could pose an even bigger challenge for Israel,…

Iranians take to streets to celeberate Rowhani victory

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Tehran on Saturday evening to celebrate the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani as president, with chanting pro-reform slogans and demanding more freedom. Large crowds were converging in main streets and squares, as security forces and police units looked on. Thousands of…

Women’s groups hold out hope for revived rights in Iran elections

Iran’s presidential election is offering a flicker of hope to activists hoping to revive women’s rights after they deteriorated during the eight years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency. The ailing economy, hit hard by international sanctions against Iran’s vital oil income which has sparked high inflation, has grabbed the spotlight in…

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