U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

U.S. Congress passes bill banning Iranian diplomat from U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress passed a bill banning an Iranian envoy to the UN from entering the United States.
Aileen Graef

Israeli arms dealers held over seized F-4 parts for Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli arms dealers Eli Cohen and Avichai Weinstein reportedly have been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle F-4 fighter components to Iran amid a shake-up in the Defense Ministry over concerns that supervision of arms exports is too lax.

Unlike Netanyahu, Israeli generals go along with Iran deal

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's strident denunciations of the move toward a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement and efforts by the powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington to undo the interim agreement reached in Geneva Sunday, influential former military and intelligence chiefs think otherwise.
WH: Additional Iran sanctions 'complicates' latest diplomatic effort

WH: Additional Iran sanctions 'complicates' latest diplomatic effort

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Imposing more sanctions against Iran before giving diplomacy a chance would "undermine our credibility" on the sanctions' goals, the White House said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

For Pakistan, more twists and turns in long-running Iran gas saga

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan would help the Islamabad government overcome crippling energy shortages. But the much-delayed project is under fire, even from Pakistanis, and it's taking some interesting twists and turns.
Iranian horror movie turns reality

Iranian horror movie turns reality

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author says he finds it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent as threatened by Iran
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Possibility of Obama-Rouhani meeting evaporates

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and U.S. President Obama will not meet Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. officials said.

Obama promises help to Kenya, Nigeria, may meet Rouhani

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, in New York for talks at the United Nations, promised help to Kenya and Nigeria, two nations struck by terror in the last few days.

White House open to Obama-Rouhani exchange

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The White House is open to a direct exchange between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations, senior U.S. officials said.

White House says no plans for Obama-Rouhani meeting at U.N. gathering

TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama doesn't intend to meet with Iran's new president at the U.N. General Assembly, the White House said Monday.

If you're looking for a cut-rate F-16 or a Merkava tank...

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 15 (UPI) -- Israel's military is planning to hold a bargain basement sale of aircraft, tanks and navy missile ships that are being made redundant under a revolutionary, multi-year program to restructure the Jewish state's armed forces to meet new challenges.

Egyptian Princess Fawzia, first wife of Iran's shah, dies at 92

CAIRO, July 3 (UPI) -- Egyptian Princess Fawzia Fuad, the first wife of the late shah of Iran, has died, her family announced on social media. She was 92.
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.

The Iranian cliff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- If 2012 turned out to be the year of the "Cliff Hanger," what will 2013 bring? Consider the "Iranian cliff."
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Iranian vendors sell old banknotes with the last Shah of the Iranian monarchy, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, next to rings in the bazaar in Qazvin province, 91 Miles west of Tehran, Iran on October 26, 2007. An imaginary picture of saint Mary and Jesus Christ is seen on left. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah).

Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (Persian: محمدرضا شاه پهلوی ; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), was the emperor of Iran from 16 September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi held several titles: His Imperial Majesty, Shahanshah (King of Kings, Emperor), Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans) and Bozorg Arteshtārān (Head of the Warriors, Persian: بزرگ ارتشتاران).

Pahlavi came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father Reza Shah. His rule oversaw the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry under the prime ministership of Mohammad Mosaddeq. During the Shah's reign, Iran marked the anniversary of 2,500 years of continuous monarchy since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. His White Revolution – a series of economic and social reforms intended to transform Iran into a global power – succeeded in modernizing the nation, nationalizing many natural resources and extending suffrage to women.

Although a Muslim himself, the Shah gradually lost support from the Shi'a clergy of Iran, particularly due to his strong policy of modernization, secularization and conflict with the traditional class of merchants known as bazaari, and recognition of Israel. Clashes with the Islamists, increased communist activity and a 1953 period of political disagreements with Mohammad Mosaddeq – eventually leading to Mosaddeq's ousting – caused what the Shah's opponents believe to have been an increasingly autocratic rule.

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