Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2008 - Iran Special Weapons News
- Iran reserves right to determine response to any threat: IRGC IRNA 30 Jun 2008 -- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi said on Monday Iran would determine the scale and scope of response to any possible threat.
- Ex-Iranian envoy says Ahmadinejad was target of radiation in Rome RIA Novosti 30 Jun 2008 -- Enemies of Iran attempted to kill President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with high-intensity X-ray radiation during his recent trip to Italy, Iran's former ambassador in Rome said on Monday.
- Iran says Bushehr NPP to go online in October RIA Novosti 29 Jun 2008 -- The Bushehr nuclear power plant being built in Iran will be launched in October, a high-ranking Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday.
- Iran at final stage of studying nuclear incentives package RIA Novosti 29 Jun 2008 -- Iran is concluding the study of new incentives aimed at halting its controversial nuclear program, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Reza Sheikh Attar said on Sunday.
- US Magazine: Congress Approved Major Expansion of Covert Operations in Iran VOA 29 Jun 2008 -- A published report says the U.S. Congress agreed late last year to a request from President George Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran.
- US Businessmen Accused of Military Sales to Iran VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- A federal judge in Florida has ordered two American businessmen to remain in jail to face charges of illegally shipping military aircraft parts to Iran
- Iran not interfering with Iraq-US security deal: envoy IRNA 26 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Kazemi Qomi said on Wednesday that Tehran does not interfere with the strategic agreement between Iraq and the US.
- Iran's nuclear activities quite transparent - Soltaniyeh IRNA 26 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Permanent Ambassador at IAEA Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh said in an interview with Belgrade-based Politika daily Iran's nuclear activities are quite transparent, which is why Western media have after years of hue and cry chosen to remain silent on the issue.
- Enemies cannot stop Iran's peaceful nuclear program - Ahmadinejad RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2008 -- Under no circumstances will Iran give up its peaceful nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday.
- Pressure Tightens on Iran Over Nuclear Program VOA 25 Jun 2008 -- Iran is coming under increasing pressure over its nuclear ambitions. The West has offered new incentives to coax Iran into halting uranium enrichment, while the European Union has levied new economic sanctions
- Iran Warns Against 'Provocation' Over Nuclear Program VOA 25 Jun 2008 -- Iran's parliament speaker has warned Western nations against "provoking" Tehran in a dispute over its controversial nuclear program.
- IRGC commander: Iran powerful enough to repel enemy threats IRNA 25 Jun 2008 -- Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps General Mohammad Hejazi said late Tuesday that Iran's defensive power will foil recent threats by enemies and foreigners.
- Larijani warns Western governments anti-Iran provocation IRNA 25 Jun 2008 -- Majlis speaker Ali Larijani on Wednesday warned the Western governments anti-Iran provocation and urged them to take the warning made by the UN nuclear agency chief, Mohamed ElBaradei seriously.
- Ahmadinejad pledges to prove U.S. planned to assassinate him RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2008 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised on Wednesday to provide proof that the United States was behind an attempt on his life planned during his visit to Iraq in March.
- Iran not interfering with Iraq-US security deal: envoy IRNA 25 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Kazemi Qomi said on Wednesday that Tehran does not interfere with the strategic agreement between Iraq and the US.
- US Considers Opening Interest Section in Tehran VOA 23 Jun 2008 -- State Department officials are acknowledging an internal debate over whether the United States should open a diplomatic interests section in Tehran
- Iran condemns EU financial restrictions IRNA 24 Jun 2008 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman on Tuesday condemned the EU financial restrictions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Iran may allow U.S. to open diplomatic post in Tehran RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2008 -- Iran may consider a request by the United States to open a diplomatic mission in Tehran if Washington sends it through official channels, the IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
- EU Approves New Sanctions on Iran VOA 23 Jun 2008 -- European Union members have approved new sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran's refusal to freeze its nuclear program.
- Sarkozy calls nuclear Iran 'unacceptable' RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2008 -- A nuclear-armed Iran is "unacceptable", French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the Israeli parliament on Monday.
- Iran says 'ready to discuss incentives but wants to be heard' RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2008 -- Iran is ready to discuss new incentives to halt its controversial nuclear program but only if the West reviews Tehran's proposals to solve global problems, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday.
- Majlis voices all-out support for Iran-G5+1 nuclear talks IRNA 22 Jun 2008 -- Majlis on Sunday voiced full support for talks between Iranian nuclear negotiating team and the G5+1 as well as Iran's initiative to offering a package of proposals to the world's big powers.
- Jalili highlights national consensus over nuclear program IRNA 22 Jun 2008 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili on Sunday highlighted national consensus over civilian nuclear program.
- Iran-G5+1 proposed packages can serve as ground for dialogue IRNA 22 Jun 2008 -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said Saturday that commonalties in the proposed packages of Iran and the G5+1 can serve as a good start for cooperation and talks.
- Iran-G5+1 proposed packages can serve as ground for dialogue IRNA 21 Jun 2008 -- Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said Saturday that commonalties in the proposed packages of Iran and the G5+1 can serve as a good start for cooperation and talks.
- Jalili: Iran to continue talks with G 5+1 based on win-win policy ` IRNA 21 Jun 2008 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran has offered its strategic package to continue talks with group 5+1 based on a win-win policy.
- US, allies, interested in nuclear apartheid: Iran IRNA 21 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh said that certain states led by the US are interested in nuclear apartheid and science monopoly.
- ElBaradei warns against strikes on Iranian nuclear sites IRNA 21 Jun 2008 -- Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei Energy Agency, told Al Arabiya television that he would quit his job in the event of a military strike on Iran.
- Iran: High-Level Corruption Becomes National Obsession RFE/RL 21 Jun 2008 -- Many Iranians believe the country's miserable economic situation is a byproduct of mismanagement and widespread corruption at the top.
- Iran will press on with uranium enrichment despite incentives RIA Novosti 21 Jun 2008 -- Iran will not discuss a moratorium on uranium enrichment at talks with six world powers on economic incentives designed to persuade Tehran to halt the controversial nuclear activity, a government spokesman said on Saturday.
- Iran Vows to Continue Nuclear Program Despite Incentives Offer VOA 21 Jun 2008 -- Iran's envoy to the United Nations nuclear agency says Iran is continuing with its nuclear program despite a multination offer of an incentives package if Tehran stops atomic activity.
- Wrap: Tehran pledges to deal 'powerful blow' against attack RIA Novosti 20 Jun 2008 -- Iran's senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said Friday that Tehran would respond to any attack by Israel or the U.S. with a "powerful blow" after a paper claimed that Israel was preparing to attack Iran.
- US Media: Israel Appears to Practice Iran Attack VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- Israel is reported to have carried out a large military exercise that could have been practice for an attack against Iran's nuclear facilities
- US Stresses Diplomacy on Iran Amid Reported Israeli Attack Exercise VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- The United States Friday reiterated its commitment to a diplomatic resolution of the Iran nuclear issue amid a report Israel conducted a simulated attack on Iranian nuclear facilities
- US Media: Israel Appears to Practice Iran Attack VOA 20 Jun 2008 -- A U.S. media report says Israel has carried out a major military exercise that U.S. officials say appeared to be practice for a potential attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
- Iran rejects Albright's claims IRNA 20 Jun 2008 -- Iran's envoy to the United Nations has strongly rejected allegations by former UN nuclear weapons inspector, David Albright, on Iran.
- Iran's N-package published as IAEA document IRNA 20 Jun 2008 -- Islamic Republic of Iran's proposed nuclear package that was presented to the IAEA Chief Muhamed ElBaradei on May 21st, 2008, was published here Friday as an IAEA document.
- Soltanieh: Iran to cooperate with IAEA, continue N-enrichment IRNA 20 Jun 2008 -- Iran's IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said here Thursday that while cooperating with the IAEA, Iran will continue nuclear enrichment for peaceful purposes.
- Backgrounder: Religion and Politics in Iran cfr.org 19 Jun 2008
- The Fight between Iran's Neoconservatives and Conservatives cfr.org 19 Jun 2008
- Iran's Foreign Minister Says Iran Ready to Negotiate Nuclear Incentives VOA 19 Jun 2008 -- Iran says it is ready to negotiate a new international package of incentives aimed at persuading Tehran to halt its disputed nuclear program.
- Powers failed to press Iran to give up legitimate right IRNA 19 Jun 2008 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the bullying powers have failed to press Iran to give up its legitimate right to produce nuclear energy.
- Iran, Group 5+1 packages have common grounds, ambassador IRNA 19 Jun 2008 -- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Gholamreza Ansari said on Thursday that there are common grounds between the Iranian package and that of Group 5+1 presented by the European Union foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana.
- Iran: Washington's Dilemma -- To Negotiate With Tehran Or Not? RFE/RL 18 Jun 2008 -- One of the most hotly debated issues in the current U.S. presidential campaign has been how to deal with one of the United States' most-discussed foreign-policy challenges
- Iran pledges to continue enrichment, but stay in nuclear treaty RIA Novosti 18 Jun 2008 -- Iran will never leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but will continue uranium enrichment despite demands by world powers to suspend its controversial nuclear program, a senior nuclear official said.
- Experts Debate Possibility, Effectiveness of Further Iran Sanctions VOA 18 Jun 2008 -- How best to deal with Iran and its nuclear ambitions was a major theme throughout President Bush's just completed tour of European countries
- No 'proof' to establish Iran was developing nuclear weapons: Russia IRNA 17 Jun 2008 -- While denying that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, Russian Ambassador to New Delhi Vyacheslav Trubnikov Tuesday said: "There was no 'proof' so far to establish that Iran was developing a nuclear weapons."
- Iran rules out tough sanctions IRNA 17 Jun 2008 -- Iran on Tuesday ruled out tough sanctions on Iran saying that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is not in a position to dictate his own mindset to the European community.
- EU: Is Brussels Preparing To Impose Sanctions On Iran? RFE/RL 17 Jun 2008 -- Comments by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown about new European sanctions being readied for imposition on Iran have led to some confusion, with an EU spokeswoman denying that any agreement has been reached.
- Iran denies withdrawal of assets worth $75 bln from Europe RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2008 -- Iranian officials denied on Tuesday reports that the government had withdrawn about $75 billion from European banks amid fears the funds could be frozen under planned new sanctions over the Iranian nuclear program.
- Iran says 'no alternative' to uranium enrichment RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2008 -- A senior Iranian diplomat reiterated on Tuesday that the country will not accept new nuclear incentives offered by major world powers, and will continue enriching uranium.
- Iran says 'no deadline' for response to nuclear incentives RIA Novosti 16 Jun 2008 -- Tehran will respond to new incentives, proposed by the EU and world powers in exchange for halting its uranium enrichment program, at a convenient time for Iran, the country's Foreign Minister said on Monday.
- US Envoy in China to Discuss Iran's Nuclear Ambitions VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- The U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency is in Beijing for discussions expected to focus on Iran's uranium nuclear program
- Britain to Freeze Iranian Bank Assets in Nuclear Dispute VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has won British support for his twin appeals for more troops for Afghanistan and more pressure on Iran
- Iran not in hurry to comment on EU package: Boroujerdi IRNA 15 Jun 2008 -- A member of Iran's parliament (Majlis) said on Sunday that Tehran was not in a hurry to comment or reject the Group 5+1's latest package of incentives.
- Larijani: Majlis will study G5+1 package carefully IRNA 15 Jun 2008 -- Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the Iranian parliament will study the Group 5+1 package of incentives precisely.
- Excerpts from package of incentives presented by Solana IRNA 15 Jun 2008 -- The package of incentives presented by EU foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana included civilian nuclear cooperation as well as wider trade in aircraft, energy, high technology and agriculture.
- Talks on Iran, 5+1 packages open: source IRNA 14 Jun 2008 -- An informed source said Saturday that the talks on the packages of proposals put forward by Iran and the Group of 5+1 opened between Iranian officials and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana.
- Solana urges Iran to thoroughly study G5+1 package IRNA 14 Jun 2008 -- The visiting European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Saturday that the EU expects the Islamic Republic of Iran to study the package offered by the Group 5+1 comprehensively.
- Iran rules out suspension of uranium enrichment program RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2008 -- Iran's government spokesman said on Saturday it would not accept any new incentives, proposed by the EU and world powers, in exchange for halting its uranium enrichment program.
- President Bush Urges Iran to Reconsider Nuclear Offer VOA 14 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush is calling on Iran's leaders to drop their objections to a modified package of incentives put forward by the five UN permanent Security Council members plus Germany
- Solana Delivers Nuclear Incentives Deal to Iran VOA 14 Jun 2008 -- Iran has received a package of incentives from six major powers aimed at getting the country to suspend its uranium enrichment activities
- Iran slams Bush's 'irresponsible' threats over nuclear program RIA Novosti 12 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Thursday calling George W. Bush's earlier comments that military action against Iran was still possible 'irresponsible.'
- U.S.: Bush Says Diplomacy Is First Choice In Dealing With Iran RFE/RL 11 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has reiterated that diplomacy is his first choice in dealing with Iran -- but that "all options" remain on the table.
- Iran: Judicial Investigator Detained After Accusing Clerics Of Corruption RFE/RL 11 Jun 2008 -- A member of the Iranian parliament's Judicial Inquiry and Review Committee has been arrested after accusing several prominent clerics of corruption and hinting that further revelations were to come.
- West has lost nuclear standoff with Iran - Ahmadinejad RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2008 -- Iran's president said on Wednesday that the West had lost the confrontation with Tehran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
- Bush, Merkel See Diplomatic Resolution of Iran Dispute VOA 11 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reaffirmed their desire for a diplomatic solution to the dispute about Iran's nuclear ambitions
- Mottaki: US trapped in Iraq's quagmire IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Tuesday that the US has been trapped in Iraq's quagmire and the country's inhuman behavior in Iraq and Afghanistan has aroused the hatred of the masses in the Middle East region.
- Hosseini: IAEA refused to consider US studies as 'documented' IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Mohammad Ali Hosseini who is now in Wellington, New Zealand said on Tuesday that the IAEA has refused to consider the alleged US studies as 'independent' and 'documented'.
- Iran's defense min warns Zionist regime of painful reaction IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Iran's Defense Minister branded as "foolish" here Monday Zionist Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz claims on "Iran threat", arguing if anyone would dare do such a silly thing they would face a painful reaction.
- US, EU Back Further Pressure on Iran VOA 10 Jun 2008 -- The United States and the European Union have agreed to step up pressure on Iran
- Iran's Supreme Leader Says US is Iraq's Biggest Problem VOA 09 Jun 2008 -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has told Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the presence of the U.S. military is Iraq's main problem.
- Ahmadinejad: Iraq should successfully overcome sensitive situation IRNA 08 Jun 2008 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that he hopes the Iraqi government, by relying on the prudence of its government and unity among its ethnic leaders and political wings, will successfully overcome the present sensitive situation.
- Jalili: Iraqi people should rebuild their country IRNA 08 Jun 2008 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili said on Sunday that the Iraqi nation should support a powerful democratic government and the Iraqi government with reliance on people should overcome all internal and foreign pressures.
- Iraq: Al-Maliki Seeks To Reassure Iran RFE/RL 08 Jun 2008 -- In talks with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sought to ease Iranian fears over the proposed U.S.-Iraq security deal.
- Iran Protests to UN About Israeli Attack Warning VOA 07 Jun 2008 -- Iran has protested to the United Nations about a warning by a top Israeli official that the Jewish state will attack Iran if it fails to halt its alleged nuclear weapons program.
- Iraqi speaker says Iran was 1st country to propose security pact IRNA 06 Jun 2008 -- Saudi Arabia's Al-Riyadh daily quoted Iraqi parliament speaker as saying Iran was first country that proposed signing a security pact with Iraq during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's historic state visit.
- Iran: Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Says Attack Looks 'Unavoidable' RFE/RL 06 Jun 2008 -- Shaul Mofaz, Israel's transport minister and deputy prime minister, has told an Israeli newspaper that an attack on Iran looks "unavoidable" because of the apparent failure of UN sanctions to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.
- Iran: Khamanei Warns Of Western Evils, As Youth Give Views On Ayatollahs RFE/RL 06 Jun 2008 -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei has warned that the nation's "enemies" seek to weaken the country's youth by spreading immorality, prostitution, and drug addiction, as young people themselves express their frustration at hard-line social restrictions.
- Iran: IAEA Allegations Based on Fake Evidence VOA 05 Jun 2008 -- Iran says allegations by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Tehran is withholding details on its sensitive nuclear activities are based on fake evidence.
- US ignores outcome of IAEA technical examination of its allegations IRNA 05 Jun 2008 -- Iranian Ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency said on Thursday that the US ignores the outcome of technical examination of its allegations which had been compiled in the Modality Plan.
- Iran expresses serious concern over US poisoning approach at IAEA IRNA 05 Jun 2008 -- Iranian Ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh on Thursday expressed gratitude to Non-Aligned Movement member states for their valuable support to Iran expressing serious concern that the Agency's cooperative environment is continuously poisoned by politically motivated statements of a few countries.
- IAEA has open access to all Iranian sites IRNA 05 Jun 2008 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have had open and unfettered access to all Iranian nuclear sites, Iranian Mission to United Nations said in a letter to The New York Times.
- U.S.: Obama, McCain Face Off Over Iran Policy RFE/RL 05 Jun 2008 -- Iran policy is taking center stage as the United States general election campaign gets under way in earnest.
- U.S.: Obama Tells Pro-Israeli Lobby He'll Do 'Everything' To Eliminate Iranian Threat RFE/RL 05 Jun 2008 -- Fresh off his historic win in the Democratic Party's presidential nominating contest, Barack Obama addressed a gathering of the largest pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States.
- Transcript: Remarks at AIPAC Policy Conference Barack Obama 04 Jun 2008
- Obama Pledges Security for Israel, Toughness, Diplomacy on Iran VOA 04 Jun 2008 -- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says that, if elected, he would defend Israel's security, pursue Middle East peace and firmly oppose any attempt by Iran to obtain nuclear weapons
- Bush, Olmert Stand United Against Iranian Nuclear Weapons VOA 04 Jun 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert say they are determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons
- World: Ahmadinejad, Olmert Trade Accusations While On Foreign Trips RFE/RL 04 Jun 2008 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is visiting Washington, says the international community is failing to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons
- Iran: Rice Gives Blunt Assessment Of Iran In Speech To U.S.-Israel Group RFE/RL 04 Jun 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reiterated that Washington is willing to hold face-to-face talks with Iran, provided Tehran complies with UN Security Council resolutions concerning its nuclear activities.
- Israeli PM calls for tougher sanctions against Iran RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2008 -- Israel's prime minister urged the international community to impose tougher economic and political sanctions against Iran in order to neutralize the potential nuclear threat coming from the country.
- Supreme Leader: Iran does not seek nuclear weapons IRNA 03 Jun 2008 -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here Tuesday that Iran is by no means after nuclear weapons.
- IAEA Chief: Agency can confirm Iran's nuclear activity direction IRNA 03 Jun 2008 -- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief in a seasonal meeting of the IAEA's Board of Governors here Monday said the agency can confirm Iran's nuclear activity direction.
- Iran says no plans for nuclear weapons RIA Novosti 03 Jun 2008 -- Iran does not plan to produce nuclear weapons, the country's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali-Hamenei said on Iranian television on Tuesday.
- UN nuclear chief regrets lack of progress on Iran nuclear issue RIA Novosti 02 Jun 2008 -- The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog expressed regret on Monday that the agency had not succeeded in clarifying all the remaining issues regarding Iran's nuclear program and its possible relation to military research.
- IAEA Chief Wants Full Disclosure from Iran VOA 02 Jun 2008 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun a five-day meeting in Vienna to examine Iran's nuclear activities, as well as suspicions that Syria secretly might have tried to build a nuclear reactor.
- Iran has routine, normal relations with IAEA IRNA 01 Jun 2008 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Sunday that Iran has routine and normal relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- IAEA report proves no deviation in nuclear program IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini, said on Sunday that the recent report by the UN nuclear agency proves that there is no deviation in Iran's nuclear program from civilian purpose.
- Larijani elected Majlis speaker IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Members of the eighth Majlis elected with majority Ali Larijani, representative of the holy city of Qom, as the permanent speaker of the Iranian parliament on Sunday.
- Jalali: Qadeer Khan's confession a clear-cut victory for Iran IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said here Saturday that recent confessions by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is regarded as a clear victory for Iranian nation.
- Iran vows to continue uranium enrichment RIA Novosti01 Jun 2008 -- Iran will continue to enrich uranium despite the UN nuclear watchdog's call to halt the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said on Sunday.
- Iranian Parliament Elects Larijani as Speaker VOA01 Jun 2008 -- Iranian lawmakers have picked former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani as the new speaker of parliament
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