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Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- On Feb. 1, the memory of the deaths of 241 U.S. personnel killed in 1983 in Beirut bombing will be dealt a slap in the face by the Obama administration.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Mosques -- Smiling dens of iniquity?

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- It is appropriate to apply an old biblical term "den of iniquity" to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran: Removing nuclear material is 'red line'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Iran will not yield to a Western demand it rid itself of enriched nuclear material but will assure the West it's not making atomic weapons, a top official said.

Iran said ready to propose nuclear-program curbs

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran plans to offer to stop making near-weapons-grade nuclear fuel, a key U.S. demand, when it meets with world powers, diplomatic officials said.

Iran claims breakthrough with Israeli-lookalike combat UAVs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards claim they're now producing armed unmanned aerial vehicles, such as the Shahed-129, capable of attacking air and ground targets.

Iran says able to confront world powers

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The navy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Iran has the capability and is powerful enough to confront regional powers as well as the United States.
Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

Iran: Khamenei the real winner in presidential election

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- With the Revolutionary Guards poised to crash down on any political protests, Iran goes to the polls Friday in a presidential election in which the real winner will be the Islamic Republic's dour supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

U.S. blacklists Iranian alleged to launder billions, evade sanctions

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The United States blacklisted an Iranian executive and a network of companies Washington said laundered money to evade sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

Lifting the veil: Mideast's covert ops

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The death of an Iranian general in Syria and the death in an Israeli prison of an Australian linked to Israel's intelligence exposed the shadow war in the Middle East.

Iran said to train militias in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Militias fighting for Syrian President Bashar Assad have a second goal of keeping Iran's influence in Syria if Assad falls, officials tell The Washington Post.

Iran holds naval drills

TEHRAN, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian marine forces began a four-day naval exercise aimed at "improving the different units of [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] Navy," officials said.

Iran says it's producing ScanEagle drone

TEHRAN, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- An Iranian commander announced Monday that the military is producing the same model of drone allegedly captured from the U.S. military.

Iran brushes off EU energy sanctions

TEHRAN, July 27 (UPI) -- Iranian companies are processing all of the country's vast oil and gas reserves amid new energy sanctions on the country, the Iranian oil minister declared.

EU imposes sanctions on Iran

BRUSSELS, July 26 (UPI) -- The European Union said Monday it is imposing its toughest sanctions against Iran in response to the country's refusal to stop enriching uranium.

EU slaps new sanctions on Iran

BRUSSELS, July 26 (UPI) -- The European Union imposed extra sanctions against Iran Monday, increasing the pressure on Tehran to halt its controversial uranium enrichment program and return to the negotiation table.

Iran warns against cargo inspections

TEHRAN, July 23 (UPI) -- Anyone planning to inspect the cargo on board Iranian ships will live to regret the act, the Iranian commerce minister warned Friday.
Iran stands up to U.S. 'bullying'

Iran stands up to U.S. 'bullying'

TEHRAN, July 15 (UPI) -- Tehran leads the drive in standing up to the harassment of the United States, the supreme leader of Iran told members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Sanctions benefit IRGC, Karroubi says

TEHRAN, July 12 (UPI) -- The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is profiting from U.S. and international sanctions on Iran, opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi said.

Senate passes Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 99-0 Thursday to pass a measure imposing new sanctions on Iran.
Washington steps up pressure on Iran

Washington steps up pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Though the nature of Iran's nuclear program is unclear, Tehran is clearly out of step with the international community on nuclear issues, U.S. lawmakers said.
Iran's IRGC offers to help in BP spill

Iran's IRGC offers to help in BP spill

TEHRAN, June 22 (UPI) -- Despite U.N. Security Council sanctions, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is ready to help contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, commanders said.

PJAK militants killed along tense border

URMIA, Iran, June 17 (UPI) -- Iranian forces killed four members of a Kurdish militant group near the northern border of Iraq as officials issue brazen warnings to the United States.
Treasury announces new Iran sanctions

Treasury announces new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department Wednesday announced new sanctions against Iran, targeting Tehran's nuclear and missile programs.

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Iranians put pressure on Iraq again

Iranians put pressure on Iraq again

BAGHDAD, June 10 (UPI) -- Iranian troops are reported to have crossed into Iraqi Kurdistan and built a fortified base, one of several recent military incursions as Iraq struggles to form a government amid efforts by Tehran to ensure that a pro-Iranian Shiite alliance takes power.
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