Iran

US has given ‘yellow light’ for Iran strike, says ex-IDF chief

By Zoe Winograd, August 7, 2013

A former head of Israeli military intelligence has said that America is strengthening its support for an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear programme.

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New Iranian president describes Israel as a 'wound'

By Simon Fidler, August 2, 2013

Hasan Rouhani called Israel an “old wound” at a rally in Tehran held in solidarity with the Palestinian people on International Al-Quds day.

Speaking two days before his official inauguration as President of Iran, Rouhani is quoted to have said that “the Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years.”

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Israeli charged with intending to spy for Iran

By Josh Jackman, August 1, 2013

A member of an anti-Zionist Orthodox group based in Jerusalem has been charged with intending to spy for Iran.

According to Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet, the man, who belongs to the Neturei Karta movement, is alleged to have visited the Iranian embassy in Berlin in 2011, where he offered his services in gathering information on Israel .

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Iranian president-elect Rouhani backs Hizbollah

By Ellis Bolle, July 17, 2013

Iran’s president-elect has reaffirmed the Islamic Republic’s support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad and the shi’ite terrorist group Hizbollah.

The country’s official IRNA news agency cited Hasan Rouhani saying that close Iranian-Syrian ties will be necessary to confront “enemies in the region, especially the Zionist regime”.

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Speak truth? How dare I?

By Melanie Phillips, July 14, 2013

Recently, I found myself facing a baying mob, aka a booing, sneering audience bristling with outrage and hostility towards me, on Question Time.

Nothing new there, then.

So what unpardonable thing had I said this time? Simply that the government’s priority should be to neutralise Iran, since this posed the greatest current threat to Britain and the west.

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Saudi ‘has missiles pointing at Israel’

By Ellis Bolle, July 11, 2013

Military experts have identified a previously undetected missile base in the Saudi Arabian desert, which appears to be targeting Israel and Iran.

Analysts at the IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review have said that satellite imagery indicates the existence of launch pads oriented in the direction of Israel and Iran’s major cities.

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No apology from peer for ‘Zionist lobby’ slur

By Marcus Dysch, July 11, 2013

Controversial peer Lord Ahmed has admitted blaming “the Zionist lobby” for the demise of Press TV in Britain.

During an interview with the Iranian-backed channel, he said the “influence of the Zionist lobby” had led to “misunderstanding between civilisations”.

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Nigel Farage: West wrong on Iran sanctions

By Marcus Dysch, July 11, 2013

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage believes the West has “got it wrong” on Iran and that instead of sanctions Iran should have been “love-bombed”.

He said the measures taken by the United States and European Union to force Iran to forsake its nuclear ambitions were misguided and had harmed Israel.

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Ahmadinejad: my main achievement was Holocaust denial

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has celebrated his own presidency for having led the world in Holocaust denial.

In his farewell speech on Sunday, Mr Ahmadinejad said: “That [Holocaust denial] was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard… We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime.”

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When the Grass is not always greener

By Gerald Jacobs, June 21, 2013

Will new president Hassan Rouhani give the people of Iran a genuine sniff of freedom? Will its writers be able to publish without fear for their personal safety? Will its readers now be able to obtain Joyce’s Ulysses?

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