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UN nuclear chief says he “must alert world” about Iran

by Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, Reuters

November 17, 2011 | 7:47 am

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano attends a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the UN headquarters in Vienna on Nov. 17. Photo by REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

The U.N. nuclear chief said on Thursday it was his duty to “alert the world” about suspected work in Iran to develop atomic bombs, and major powers prepared to intensify the pressure on the... read full article

  • Iran: Explosion occurred during research on weapons that could strike Israel

    By Ramin Mostafavi, Reuters

    November 16, 2011 | 9:06 am

    A massive explosion that killed 17 troops including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s missile defenses last week took place during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic’s military chief said on Wednesday.

    Iran has insisted the blast at a...

  • Israel said to be behind blast that killed Iranian missile expert

    November 14, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israel was behind an explosion in an Iranian ammunition depot that killed a missile expert, Western intelligence officials are saying.

    At least 16 other Revolutionary Guard members were killed in Saturday’s explosion, which Iranian officials say was an accident. But no one is saying...

  • Huge blast kills 17 at Iran military base

    by Ramin Mostafavi, Reuters

    November 13, 2011 | 2:11 am

    A massive explosion at a military arms depot near the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday killed 17 Revolutionary Guards and wounded 15, a spokesman for the elite fighting force told the semi-official Fars news agency.

    Officials said the blast was an accident which happened as troops...

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  • Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei warns U.S., Israel on atom site attacks

    by Parisa Hafezi and Mitra Amiri, Reuters

    November 10, 2011 | 8:22 am

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with “iron fists,” state television reported.

    Tension over Iran’s nuclear program has increased since Tuesday...

  • UN: Iran worked on nuclear bomb design

    by Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, Reuters

    November 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting relevant research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a hard-hitting report on Tehran’s nuclear program likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.

    Citing what it called “credible” information from...

  • Ehud Barak plays down talk of war with Iran

    by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

    November 8, 2011 | 8:09 am

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak played down Tuesday speculation that Israel intends to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, saying no decision had been made on embarking on a military operation.

    “War is not a picnic. We want a picnic. We don’t want a war,” Barak told Israel Radio before...

  • Peres: Military option to deal with Iran is nearer

    Reuters

    November 4, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres added to a debate raging in Israel over whether to attack Iran, when he said on Friday that a military option to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.

    Asked by Channel Two News if “something was bringing us closer to a...

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