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  • Iran launches monkey into space, showing missile progress

    January 28, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be used to deliver a nuclear warhead.

    The Defense Ministry announced the launch as world powers sought to agree a...

  • Bolivia boots Iranian defense minister over ‘94 bombing

    June 1, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Iran’s defense minister left Bolivia following complaints from Argentina over his alleged involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Jewish community center.

    Ahmad Vahidi reportedly left Bolivia late Tuesday night under a cloud of secrecy, Reuters reported, after arriving the...

  • Bombing Suspect Ahmad Vahidi overwhelmingly chosen to be Iran’s defense minister [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 12:27 am

    From BBCNews.com.

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose Ahmad Vahidi, wanted by Argentina over the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre, as his new defence minister.

    Mr Vahidi was strongly supported by Iran’s parliament, the Majlis, with 227 MPs backing him out of 286, Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani said.

    Read the full story at BBCNews.com.

     

  • On eve of sanctions push, Iran taps terror suspect for key post

    August 25, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    By nominating a suspect in the bombing of an Argentine Jewish center to be his defense minister, the president of Iran has given a boost to the campaign for tougher sanctions against his country.

    At least that’s the hope of Jewish groups leading the charge to stop Tehran’s...

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