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Iranian chief calls for end of Israel

TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Iranian president is standing by his widely condemned comments that Israel should be "wiped off the map."

Annan reprimands Iran on Israel remark

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday reprimanded Iran's president for saying Israel should be "wiped off the map."

Iran calls for destruction of Israel

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Iran is facing widespread condemnation after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel should be "wiped off the map." Ahmadinejad told thousands of students Wednesday that a new wave of confrontation in Palestine and growing turmoil in the Islamic world w

Ahmadinejad slams nuclear discrimination

TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has complained of "nuclear discrimination" in the world, stressing Iran's right to have peaceful nuclear technology.

Iranian president claims friendly intent

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has assured neighboring countries that Iran seeks friendly relations, but warned against threats to its sovereignty.

IAEA majority wants to refer Iran to U.N.

VIENNA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Likely sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program loom larger with most members of the IAEA reportedly favoring referring the issue to the United Nations.

Iran tells U.N. it's firm on nuclear power

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told the United Nations his country will not back down on its "right to pursue peaceful nuclear energy." In a harshly worded 29-minute address to the U.N. General Assembly Saturday, Ahmadinejad lashed out at the U

Iran leader's U.N. speech anticipated

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- World leaders are waiting to hear what offers the Iranian president will make in his U.N. speech Saturday as controversy over its nuclear program builds.

Ahmadinejad reaffirms Iran's nuclear right

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserted Iran's right to nuclear technology on the eve of heading to New York to attend U.N. meetings.

Iran makes nuclear plant fully operational

ISFAHAN, Iran, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Iran has broken the seals to fully activate an atomic processing facility but reportedly is willing to continue negotiations on its nuclear program.

France troubled by Iran's nuclear program

PARIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- French Foreign Minister Philippe Dousle-Blazy says Iran's nuclear program is a violation of international agreements.

Iran, Syria urge closer relations

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Iranian supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Monday called for boosting Iran's relations with Syria in a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Schroeder worried over Iranian hostility

BERLIN, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said he is "worried about the increasingly hostile course" of the new Iranian government on nuclear proliferation.

Ahmadinejad vows to defeat Iran foes

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- New Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed before Parliament Saturday to confront any threat facing Iran and defeat its enemies.

Iranian leader may be denied U.S. visa

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Iran's newly-elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be denied a visa to enter the United States to address the United Nations next month.

Iran's new president sworn in

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for eliminating all weapons of mass destruction after being sworn in Wednesday.

Report: Iran leader opposed embassy taking

TEHRAN, July 30 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly opposed the 1979 occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran when he was on a student council board.

EU to offer nuclear carrot to Iran

BRUSSELS, July 28 (UPI) -- The European Union is ready to provide Iran with a steady supply of nuclear fuel for civil use if Tehran guarantees to freeze its nuclear enrichment program.

New Iran president vows support to Iraq

TEHRAN, July 18 (UPI) -- Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari Iran is ready to help restore security and order in Iraq.

West criticism of Ahmadinejad downplayed

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 7 (UPI) -- An Iranian diplomat Thursday brushed aside Western criticisms of President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as aimed at portraying Iran as non-democratic.

Rafsanjani won't challenge election result

TEHRAN, July 5 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will not challenge the result of the presidential election which he lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad said among embassy kidnappers

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 4 (UPI) -- Former Iranian president Bani Sadr reportedly confirmed that President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of the kidnappers at the U.S. Embassy in 1979.

State Dept.: Photo not Iran's president

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The State Department has concluded that Iran's president-elect is not the student militant seen in a photograph from the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy.

Iran leader denies '79 U.S. hostage role

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- Newly elected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday denied involvement in the 1979 hostage-taking of 52 people from the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Moscow reaches out to Iran

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- Russian officials have reached out to Iran's new leadership, saying that Moscow is keen to build more nuclear reactors in the Islamic republic.
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