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Clinton says Iran will free U.S. hikers

SAN FRANCISCO — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was confident Iran would free two US hikers convicted of spying and rejected concerns about the delay in their release. “At this point we are not at all concerned because we have received word through a number…

Iran water fights guided from abroad: prosecutor

TEHRAN — The trend of water fights in the Islamic republic has been “orchestrated from abroad,” Iran’s prosecutor general said on Monday, referring to confessions of people arrested. “This is not simply a game with water. This is a campaign which is being orchestrated from abroad,” Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie…

Iran ‘discreetly aided Libyan rebels’

Iran “discreetly” provided humanitarian aid to Libyan rebels before the fall of Tripoli, Jam-e-Jam newspaper quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday as saying. “We were in touch with many of the rebel groups in Libya before the fall of (Moamer) Kadhafi, and discreetly dispatched three or four food…

Iran sentences US hikers to 8 years ‘for spying’

Iran has sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for illegally entering the country and spying for a US intelligence agency, state television said on Saturday. “According to an informed source with the judiciary, Shane Bauer… and… Josh Fattal, the two detained American citizens, have been each sentenced…

Iran deploys security forces on anniversary of disputed election

TEHRAN — Thousands of security forces were deployed in Tehran on Sunday to prevent any opposition protest on the second anniversary of the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, witnesses said. The security forces were deployed on Vali Asr street, which bisects the city from north to south, and in…

Iran cyber army ‘target enemy sites’

TEHRAN – Iran has unleashed a cyber army which draws on the ranks of Islamist volunteer militias to counter attacks online and take down “enemy websites,” the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday. “Just as we are under attack from our enemies on the web, e-trained Iranian military experts,…

Iran says protest planners will fail as MPs rage

TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday those behind anti-government protests in Iran will fail, as furious lawmakers demanded the execution of opposition chiefs who had called for the rallies. US President Barack Obama, in one of his most direct reactions to Monday’s events in Iran, offered encouragement to…

One dead as Iran protesters clash with police

TEHRAN – Iranian riot police fired tear gas and paintballs at protesters holding anti-government demonstrations in Tehran on Monday, websites and witnesses said, while an Iranian news agency reported that a gunshot killed a bystander. The report by the Fars news agency said a number of people were also wounded…

US sends Twitter messages to Iranians

WASHINGTON – The US State Department has begun sending Twitter messages to Iranians in Farsi, alluding to the “historic role” social media have played in mass protests against Iran’s 2009 disputed presidential polls. The Twitter feeds in the Iranian language began Sunday as US officials accused Iran of hypocrisy by…

Thousands demonstrate in Iran despite ban

TEHRAN — Thousands of defiant Iranian opposition supporters, moving in scattered groups in Tehran on Monday, staged what they said was a rally supporting Arab revolts as riot police armed with batons moved in to disperse them, witnesses and opposition websites said. Iranian authorities blocked access to the house of…

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