Iran: Israel’s Existence ‘Insult to All Humanity’

Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity,” Iran’s president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.”

Iran, Hezbollah ‘to defend Syria if attacked

BEIRUT — Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah and Iran will fight alongside the Syrian regime if it is attacked by foreign forces, a pro-Damascus Palestinian militant leader said on Tuesday. In the event of “a foreign attack, we discussed with our brothers (in the Syrian regime), with (Hezbollah chief) Hassan Nasrallah and our brothers in Iran,

UAE recalls its envoy in Tehran

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned today UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Iran Saif Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi for consultations. This development comes after the Federal National Council (FNC) strongly denounced the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the occupied UAE Island of Abu Musa, one of […]

Ahmadinejad defiant before parliament as impeachment looms

Iran’s parliament questioned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday over his government’s conduct, an unprecedented move that could lay the grounds for an impeachment process. The parliament raised a broad range of issues with Mr. Ahmadinejad, ranging from disobeying the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to mismanaging the economy and abusing state funds.

Former head Israeli spy: 'Don't attack Iran'

The former chief of Israel’s Mossad spy agency has cautioned against an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites and put his trust firmly in US President Barack Obama to intervene if and when necessary. In excerpts of an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” programme to be aired in full tomorrow, Meir Dagan said he believes the […]

Ahmadinejad Faction Losing in Parliamentary Vote

Partial results from Iran’s parliamentary elections show conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on course to take firm control of the 290-seat parliament, after winning in several constituencies. Early returns from provincial towns show loyalist supporters of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in the lead, and also show the president’s supporters are losing ground.

Iranian security forces attack protesters says opposition website

Iran’s opposition website Sahamnews said security forces attacked pro-reform demonstrators gathering in Tehran on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the country’s 2009 disputed election. “Security forces attacked the crowd with electric batons … in the Vali-e Asr street to disperse the demonstrators,”