Iran News and Information Links
13 - 30 June 2005
 

30/6/05

IRAN president alleged terrorist
TVNZ – New Zealand
Former hostages in the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran have identified
Iran’s president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad as a key player in their 444-day

tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/595258/

IRAN’S Guardian Council gives final approval to presidential …
CBC News – Canada
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Outgoing President Mohammad Khatami made a polite pitch
for his social reforms when he met Wednesday with his successor, the …
www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050629/w062952.html

PERSIAN Gold aiming to strike it rich in Iran
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Persian Gold was formed in the UK in 2003 specifically to explore for gold
in Iran. The group is chaired by Irishman John Teeling. …
breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=147842754&p=y4784346x

IRAN next gov’t to lessen cultural pressures: Aide
IranMania News – Iran
… Ahmadinejad admires the spirit of critical thinking, noting that the
next government intends to lessen pressures in the domain of culture,
Iran Daily reported. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=33029&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

RUSSIA rebuffs criticism on its nuclear cooperation with Iran
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday lashed out against assertions
that Russia is helping Iran acquire nuclear weapons, the Interfax news
agency …
english.people.com.cn/200506/30/eng20050630_193159.html

28/6/05

IRAN’S New Hand
CNN – USA
… So, immediately after his stunning landslide last week, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
declared that as Iran’s new President, he would not be shutting Iran off
from the …
www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/06/28/iran.tm/

SCHROEDER and Bush Agree on Unified Front Against Iran’s Weapons …
Voice of America – USA
President George W. Bush met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder Monday
at the White House to talk about Iran’s nuclear ambitions among other
things. …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-06-28-voa35.cfm

IRAN’S human face is gone. Hardline vote-riggers have spirited it …
Times Online – UK
… Iran’s new President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may well be the choice of
the urban poor, the anti-sleaze candidate and the favourite of the military.

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1055-1672868,00.html

CHINA supports, keeps close eye on Iran-EU negotiation: FM …
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
China has always supported and kept its close eye on the nuclear issue
negotiations between Iran and European Union (EU), expressing the hope
that the two …
english.people.com.cn/200506/29/eng20050629_192955.html

MUSLIM press ponders Iran poll
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
The election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the president of Iran has sparked
off a wide-ranging debate across the Islamic world. Many …
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/29/2005&Cat=4&Num=005

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=16288
The loser in Iran was the Western media
Daily Star - Lebanon - Beirut,Lebanon
... president. That result must come as a particular surprise to anyone who tried to follow the campaign by light of the Western media. ...

EU stands firm on Iran nuclear talks after polls
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 28 (IranMania) – The EU vowed to keep up pressure on Iran
on its nuclear plans following the election of hardline president Mahmood
Ahmadinejad …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=32973&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

EU Urges Iran to Stay With Halt on Uranium
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
TEHRAN — European negotiators urged Iran’s president-elect Monday to maintain
a suspension of uranium enrichment activities, a day after he promised
to …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran
28jun28,1,5683569.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAN change of guard stokes crude rally
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
… a new record above $60 a barrel on Monday, driven by demand growth
resilience in the face of high fuel costs and worries about oil policy
under Iran’s new …
www.telegraphindia.com/1050628/asp/business/story_4923263.asp

OIL Trades Above $60 After Bush Criticizes Iran’s Nuclear Plan
Bloomberg – USA
June 28 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil traded above $60 a barrel after US President
George W. Bush said the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran would be ``unacceptable

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=a78LeDPhXcIQ&refer=europe

EU takes wait and see approach to Iran
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Monday he saw
no immediate reason to change policy on Iran after the election of hard-line
candidate …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=16914

26/6/05

IRAN vows to push ahead with nuclear development
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Iran’s new president-elect who won office on a populist campaign
targeting poverty and social justice now has to turn his attention to
global …
www.abc.net.au/am/content/2005/s1401095.htm

IRAN turns right
Financial Times – London,England,UK
The promise of a reformist spring in Iran had long faded under Mohammad
Khatami, the defeatist outgoing president. Yet almost nobody …
news.ft.com/cms/s/dbd06eb2-e6a7-11d9-b6bc-00000e2511c8.html

KUWAIT congratulates Iran’s president-elect Ahmadinejad
People’s Daily Online – Beijing,China
The Kuwaiti government on Sunday issued a statement to express its congratulation
to Iran’s president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Kuwait News Agency
reported …
english.people.com.cn/200506/27/eng20050627_192554.html

ISRAEL urges for harder int’l line towards Iran
Xinhua – Beijing,China
JERUSALEM, June 26 (Xinhuanet) — Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom
called on Sunday for a harder international line towards Iran and its
nuclear program …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/27/content_3140216.htm

IRAN’S president-elect expresses willingness to develop ties with …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
TEHRAN, June 26 (Xinhuanet) — Iran’s president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
expressed here Sunday his willingness to develop ties with China. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/27/content_3140262.htm

25/6/05

RESULTS in Iran may kill reform
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TEHRAN, IRAN – Many Iranians fear that by electing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
as their next president, voters may have slammed the door on political
freedom and …
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/headline/world/3241234

‘I am proud of being Iran’s little servant and street sweeper’
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
… The mayor of Teheran, who shocked the world with his surprise victory
in Iran’s presidential run-off poll on Friday, is an ultra-conservative
who craves a …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/
06/26/wiran26.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/06/26/ixhome.html

HARDLINER elected Iran President
Hindu – Chennai,India
MANAMA: Former Teheran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been elected Iran’s
President, capping a process that has already resulted in a new generation
of radical …
www.hindu.com/2005/06/26/stories/2005062605741200.htm

ISOLATING Iran will only strengthen hardliners
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BERLIN — The Bush administration paints Iran as a totalitarian state run
by dictatorial mullahs itching to get their hands on a nuclear bomb. …
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/
Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1119695070642&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

THIS man is the new Iran president, he just made India’s job a …
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… in Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, its backroom boys will pore over the
unpredictable consequences of the political tsunami unleashed by the elections
in Iran. …
www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=73338

TEHRAN Mayor on Course to Win Iran’s Presidential Election
Bloomberg – USA
June 25 (Bloomberg) — Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a self-proclaimed
``fundamentalist,’’ is leading vote counts in Iran’s presidential election
based on …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=anCpON4iySFo&refer=top_world_news

DECISION day in Iran election
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Behzad Farsian in Teheran. Iranians packed polling stations yesterday
in a presidential race between a former president and a …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/06/25/wiran25.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/06/25/ixworld.html

MOSCOW stresses nuclear cooperation with Iran
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 25 (IranMania) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
his country’s nuclear cooperation with Iran is fully transparent and within
the …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=32881&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

TEHRAN mayor wins landslide in Iran presidential race
Hindu – Chennai,India
25 (AP): Hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, steamrolled over one of Iran’s
best known statesman to win the presidency on Saturday in a landslide
election victory …
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200506251001.htm

EU not against Iran-India gas pipeline
IranMania News – Iran
“Our position on Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline project is different from
that of the United States,” which was against the project in the face
of Iran’s …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=32883&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

TEHRAN Mayor on Course to Win Iran’s Presidential Election
Bloomberg – USA
June 25 (Bloomberg) — Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a self-proclaimed
``fundamentalist,’’ is leading vote counts in Iran’s presidential election
based on …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=anCpON4iySFo&refer=top_world_news

DECISION day in Iran election
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
By Behzad Farsian in Teheran. Iranians packed polling stations yesterday
in a presidential race between a former president and a …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/
2005/06/25/wiran25.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/06/25/ixworld.html

MOSCOW stresses nuclear cooperation with Iran
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 25 (IranMania) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
his country’s nuclear cooperation with Iran is fully transparent and within
the …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?
NewsCode=32881&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

TEHRAN mayor wins landslide in Iran presidential race
Hindu – Chennai,India
25 (AP): Hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, steamrolled over one of Iran’s
best known statesman to win the presidency on Saturday in a landslide
election victory …
www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200506251001.htm

EU not against Iran-India gas pipeline
IranMania News – Iran
“Our position on Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline project is different from
that of the United States,” which was against the project in the face
of Iran’s …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=32883&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

24/6/05

POLLS open in Iran’s two-man presidential race, considered too …
Canada.com – Canada
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranians began voting Friday to decide a two-man presidential
race between a well-known political moderate and his hard-line rival who
says …
www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=d17cc4de-a6be-4278-aa3c-f397b3dfb7e5

IRAN Shows Off Controversial Nuclear Plant
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… BUSHEHR, Iran — Along a long, dusty road that heads south from this
Persian Gulf port, past shops and green fields, rises an emblem of Iran’s
differences …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-
irannukes24jun24,1,78543.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAN’S hard-line runoff
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
When there’s talk of democracy starting up in the Middle East, don’t look
at Iran with too many hopes in mind. Yes, there is an …
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpirn244316
870jun24,0,6786963.story?coll=ny-editorials-headlines

EU gives green signal to Iran-India gas pipeline
Hindustan Times – Delhi,India
… Union, which will soon kick-off an energy dialogue with India, has
said it is not opposed to a $4.16 billion pipeline project to pump gas
from Iran to India …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1409821,00050003.htm

IRAN arrests 26 for poll violations
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
TEHERAN — Iran said yesterday it had arrested 26 people, including at
least one military figure, for suspected electoral violations ahead of
an unpredictable …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/
2005/June/middleeast_June682.xml&section=middleeast&col=

23/6/05

IRAN split along class lines before presidency poll
Reuters.uk – UK
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Campaigning for Iran’s unpredictable presidential run-off
ended on Thursday with voters split broadly along class lines between
moderate …
today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID
=2005-06-23T083201Z_01_HO330687_RTRUKOC_0_IRAN-ELECTION.xml

IRAN split along class lines before presidency poll
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
TEHERAN – Campaigning for Iran’s unpredictable presidential run-off ended
on Thursday with voters split broadly along class lines between moderate
cleric …
www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/middl
eeast/2005/June/middleeast_June664.xml&section=middleeast&col=

IRAN, where every vote counts
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
Democracy, that rare commodity in the Middle East, simultaneously raised
hopes and fears in elections in Iran and Lebanon, just as US Secretary
of State …
www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_2817901

IRAN: Russian N-fuel for atomic plant due in months
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
First delivery of Russian nuclear fuel for Iran’s first nuclear power reactor
will take place within months, a senior Iranian atomic energy official
said. …
www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=9006

IRAN, Indonesia sign economic-commercial MoUs
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 23 (IranMania) – The 9th meeting of Iran-Indonesia Joint Economic
Commission wound up its work in the presence of Iran’s Minister of …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default
.asp?NewsCode=32837&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

22/6/05

EMOTIONS Running High as Iran Heads Into Presidential Runoff
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… TEHRAN — The ultraconservative mayor of Tehran and a more moderate
former president launched Iran’s official two-day presidential runoff
campaign Tuesday …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-iran2
2jun22,1,2931045.story?coll=la-headlines-world

IRAN vote a sham or a signal?
Globe and Mail – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
By MARCUS GEE. Is democracy breaking out in Iran? After all the bustle
of its recent presidential election campaign, it was tempting to think
so. …
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPSto
ry/LAC/20050622/COGEE22/TPComment/TopStories

IRAN’S South Pars development on schedule
IranMania News – Iran
… “Although at present almost 60 percent of Iran’s energy demands …
South Pars gas field, jointly shared by Iran and Qatar, stands 80km to
the south of Asaluyeh. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default
.asp?NewsCode=32809&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

TURKCELL out of the running in Iran
Turkish Daily News – Ankara,Turkey
Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is out of the running for a mobile license
in Iran, an Iranian telecom official said on Tuesday. …
www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=16400

IRAN’S crackdown on internet
News24 – Cape Town,South Africa
Washington – Iran has among the strictest internet censorship in the world,
blocking access to sexual content, political websites, information on
women’s …
www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1725138,00.html

21/6/05

REFORMERS might back Iran’s ex-leader
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TEHRAN, IRAN – The reform party of Iran hinted Sunday that it would throw
its support behind the former two-term president Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,
a …
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3232321

NORTHWEST flight makes unplanned stop in Iran
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – MN,USA
A Northwest Airlines DC-10 made an emergency landing in Tehran, Iran, on
Sunday after reporting a technical problem, airport officials said. …
www.startribune.com/stories/535/5465413.html

RICE slams Iran vote
Malayala Manorama – India
… The Secretary of State said presidential elections in Iran cannot be
compared with polls conducted in other countries in the region. …
www.manoramaonline.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=
manorama/MmArticle/CommonFullStory&cid=1119187839524
& c=MmArticle&p=1002366458912&channel=Home&count=9

IRAN demands apology from Bush over election criticism
Daily Star – Lebanon – Beirut,Lebanon
Tehran demanded US President George W. Bush “wake up and apologize” for
his criticism of the weekend’s presidential poll, saying Iran had been
vindicated by a …
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=16078

IRAN still stoning women, says Nobel Laureate
ABC Online – Australia
… will of the people. Ms Ebadi strikes fear into the hearts of the hardline
clerics who run Iran’s Islamic regime. A graduate of solitary …
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1395803.htm

IRAN Faces Partial Recount in Top Election
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: In Iran’s presidential election, former president Hashemi
Rafsanjani and Tehran Mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are set to contest a run-off
election …
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/srfeature.php?wf
id=://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4711522

IRAN: Marking World Refugee Day
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
TEHRAN, 20 June (IRIN) – Top UN officials have praised Iran for hosting
more refugees than almost any other country in the world, in remarks made
in the capital …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/a16929edf13819c58c66588f5bdc1d49.htm

IRAN says US left ‘shaking and angry’ by election
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 21 (IranMania) – Iran on Tuesday hit out US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice for criticising its presidential elections, saying Washington
had …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?
NewsCode=32761&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

ONE word shows Iran’s new politics
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Roya Hakakian is the author of the memoir “Journey From the Land of No:
A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran.” She left Iran in 1984 at the
age of 18 and …
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-ophak214313199
jun21,0,4446038.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

CANADIAN support for Iran-EU nuclear talks
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 21 (IranMania) – Canada supports the European Union’s negotiations
with Iran on nuclear issues for a long-term arrangement providing objective

www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=32764&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

18/6/05

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‘Iran’s sensitive nuclear data leaked to media’
IranMania News – Iran
… expressed Iran’s strong objection over the recent leakage of sensitive information on its nuclear dossier to the Western press and media, IRNA reported. …

REFORMERS Dispute Iran’s Vote Results
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
… TEHRAN — Two reform candidates angrily challenged the results of Iran’s
presidential election Saturday, charging that hard-line factions manipulated
the vote …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-ira
nelect19jun19,0,3332332.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IAEA delegation will visit Iran to resolve plutonium issue: Naseri
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
… nuclear negotiator Cyrus Naseri announced here on Saturday that a delegation
from the International Atomic Energy Agency would be visiting Iran some
time in …
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/19/2005&Cat=2&Num=007

US Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Iran
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
TEHRAN, Iran — A Northwest Airlines DC-10 made an emergency landing in
Tehran on Sunday after reporting a technical problem in its cargo section,
airport …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap
-iran-us-plane,1,3694631.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

IRAN gives depleted field to ONGC Videsh
Sify – Taramani,Chennai,India
New Delhi: The Jufeyr oilfield, one of the two fields Iran offered to ONGC
Videsh Ltd in lieu of India buying $22-billion worth of liquefied natural
gas (LNG …
sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=13876248

‘IRAN election won’t change ties with Tehran’
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 19 (IranMania) – Arab analysts ruled out any chance that the
outcome of the presidential elections in Iran, regardless of who wins,
will have a …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default
.asp?NewsCode=32670&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

IRAN 17/6/05

KARROUBI with shock lead in early Iran poll results
Reuters – USA
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Moderate cleric Mehdi Karroubi took a shock lead in
early vote counting in Iran’s presidential election, followed by pre-election
favorite …
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=8828023

IRAN denies changing nuclear tale
BBC News – UK
Iran has denied misleading the UN nuclear watchdog over the extent of its
experiments with plutonium. The International Atomic Energy …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4105006.stm

INTERVIEW – Reformist dismisses Bush attack on Iran’s election
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Leading reformist candidate Mostafa Moin, brushing off
US criticism of Iran’s presidential election, said on Friday the poll
was genuine if …
www.reuters.co.in/locales/c_newsArticle.jsp;:42b2fdd8:4be0a029d
38aee?type=worldNews&localeKey=en_IN&storyID=8825291

IRAN’S sham democracy
International Herald Tribune – France
Friday’s presidential election in Iran was an affront to true democracy,
just as the past record of Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, all along the
leading …
www.iht.com/articles/2005/06/17/opinion/ediran.php

POLLING for Iran’s presidential election ends
Xinhua – Beijing,China
TEHRAN, June 17 (Xinhuanet) — Polling for Iran’s presidential election
ended here Friday at 11:00 pm local time (1830 GMT). Iranian …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/17/content_3100630.htm

IRAN 16/6/05

Q&A: William Beeman on Iran’s Election
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
William O. Beeman, professor of anthropology at Brown University and an
expert on Iran’s culture and social patterns, says he was stunned on his
recent trip to …
www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot2_061605.html

IAEA: Iran Nuclear Declaration Inconsistent
Voice of America – USA
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again found discrepancies
in Iran’s nuclear declaration, this time in details of experiments on
the …
www.voanews.com/english/2005-06-16-voa68.cfm

CLOSE vote expected in Iran election
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
… Facing US accusations of building nuclear weapons and supporting terrorism,
which Iran denies, clerical leaders have urged a high turnout to bolster
the …
www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3317149a12,00.html

WHY Iran’s clerics fear this election
Guardian Unlimited – UK
… of the modern Middle East that a higher percentage of people attends
Friday prayers in Turkey, an avowedly secular state, than in the Islamic
Republic of Iran. …
www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1508643,00.html

US looks Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline issue “constructively”
Outlook (subscription) – New Delhi,India
Voicing “concern” over the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, the
United States has said that it was sharing its feelings with the two South
Asian …
www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=304899

15/6/05

UN: Iran admits to early plutonium use
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
Iran has acknowledged working with small amounts of plutonium, a possible
nuclear arms component, for years longer than it had originally admitted
to …
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=
JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1118802601390

CHANGE is major theme of Iran election
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TEHRAN, IRAN – In a profound departure from a quarter century of politics
grounded in appeals to religious duty, the presidential campaigns unfolding
across …
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3227770

BOMB blast occurs in Iran’s southeastern city Zahedan
Xinhua – Beijing,China
TEHRAN, June 15 (Xinhuanet) — A bomb exploded in Iran’s southeastern city
of Zahedan on Wednesday evening, injuring three people, the official IRNA
news …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/16/content_3091522.htm

“INDIA-IRAN deal should also spur conservation”
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 15 (IranMania) – A 22 bln dollar deal by India to buy natural
gas from Iran will feed the rapidly growing economy with cleaner fuel,
but policy …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.
asp?NewsCode=32564&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

IRAN’S Leader stresses significance of voting
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 16 (IranMania) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
said the people will inject fresh blood into the veins of Iran on election
day. …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=32574&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

IRAN bombings seen as warning
Aljazeera.net – Doha,Qatar
The recent blasts in Iran’s Arab southwest are not evidence of a growing
separatist movement but rather a deadly warning for the government to
address …
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/2EA85595-A597-4786-85F6-2CF185776D7D.htm

RAFSANJANI of Iran selling his softer side
Chicago Tribune – Chicago,IL,USA
By Evan Osnos. TEHRAN — By Iran’s official standards, this was risque
television. In a rare on-air conversation last weekend with …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0506
150297jun15,1,4275903.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

IAEA demands visit to Iran military site
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, June 15 — The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has urged Iran
to allow a team of experts to return to a military site, which they inspected
once but …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-06/15/content_3086156.htm

INDIA-IRAN gas deal under US pressure
ISN – Zurich,Switzerland
ISN SECURITY WATCH (15/06/05) – Washington has called India’s decision
on Monday to sign a US$22 billion gas import deal with Iran in order to
meet New Delhi …
www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=11483

IRAN POLL WATCH: Against tension
IranMania News – Iran
… Meanwhile, in an interview with the German magazine ‘Focus’, Moin said
Iran’s problem is not its constitution, but rather the executive branch
has not been …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=32520&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

13/6/05

BOMBS kill 9 in Iran, days before presidential election
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
TEHRAN, Iran – Bomb blasts struck Iranian government buildings in the capital
of an oil-rich border province, followed within hours by two bombs in
central …
www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/politics/ny-woiran
134302682jun13,0,6810161.story?coll=ny-lipolitics-print

ELBARADEI: Iran’s dossier to be closed
IranMania News – Iran
LONDON, June 14 (IranMania) – UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief Mohamed Elbaradei
said in an interview with IRNA, “Iran’s nuclear dossier at the International
Atomic …
www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp
?NewsCode=32505&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs

IRAN agrees major deal to export LNG to India
Financial Express – Bombay,India
TEHRAN, JUNE 13: Iran on Monday agreed a major deal to export liquefied
natural gas (LNG) to India, the latest sign of growing ties between energy-hungry
Asia …
www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=93771

LETTER From the Middle East Iran’s Giant Question Mark: To Vote or …
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
TEHRAN – With just days left in Iran’s short presidential election campaign,
the reformist camp finds itself facing a fork in the road: to vote or
to boycott …
www.nytimes.com/2005/06/14/international/middleeast/14letter.html

IRAN pipeline cannot be abandoned: Pakistan
Hindustan Times – Delhi,India
Standing up to the US, Pakistan has said it is aware it faces sanctions
if it goes ahead with the Iran-India gas pipeline but cannot abandon the
project due to …
www.hindustantimes.com/news/7598_1398107,000500020000.htm

  
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