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Israeli official criticise minister's threats against Iran

Jerusalem  - Israeli defence officials have described as "irresponsible" comments by Transport Minister and Deputy Premier Shaul Mofaz that Israel will have no choice but to attack Iran in order to prevent it from developing weapons of mass destruction.

Israel Radio quoted Sunday one unnamed official as saying that Mofaz's comments, made in an interview with the Yediot Ahronot daily, do not reflect the position of the Israeli government.

"Mofaz is speaking for himself. Our policy regarding the Iranian threat is clear. It is a worldwide problem, not an Israeli one," the Ma'ariv daily quoted "a high-ranking political official" as saying.

Iraqi Premier al-Maliki starts talks in Tehran

Tehran  - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-MalikiIraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday started talks in Tehran with high-ranking Iranian officials on the latest developments in Iraq, including an agreement between Iraq and the United States to be finalized next month.

The Iraqi premier already held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Vice-President Parviz Davoudi and was later Sunday to meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iraqi Premier al-Maliki arrives in Tehran

Tehran  - Iraqi Premier al-Maliki arrives in TehranIraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran, official news agency IRNA reported early Sunday.

He is to meet later Sunday morning with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, including an agreement between Iraq and the United States to be finalized next month.

Under the not yet concluded agreement, the US is seeking not only approval to maintain military bases in Iraq but also the right to conduct military operations from those bases against other countries without consultation with the Baghdad government.

Iran lodges protest at UN against Israel threats

Tehran  - Iran filed a protest against Israel with the United Nations over Israeli threats to attack Iran if the Islamic state continued its nuclear weapons programme, official news agency IRNA reported early Sunday.

In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council, the Iranian UN mission demanded a firm reaction against threats by Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz, describing his comments as a blatant violation of the UN charter.

Mofaz said in an interview in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper to be published Sunday that if Iran continued its programme to develop nuclear weapons, Israel would attack the country. (dpa)

Iraqi Premier to visit Tehran, says Talabani

Tehran  - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will visit Tehran at the weekend to discuss further expansion of bilateral ties, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani told state television Friday.

The Iraqi premier is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on Sunday morning and hold talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

"I hope he will go there with full hands and return with fuller hands," Talabani told the Iranian TV in Baghdad.

Talabani praised Iran's assistance to Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein and said he was sure about Iran's goodwill to help Iraq.

Nalco Plans Expansion

India’s second largest producer of aluminium National Aluminium Co Ltd Nalco Plans Expansion(Nalco) has decided to invest around Rs 400 billion in greenfield and brownfield expansion projects by the next five years.

The company’s growth plans includes establishment of a 500,000-tonne smelter and a 1,250 mw captive power plant in Indonesia at a cost of Rs 140 billion.

Nalco is also planning to set up a smelter and power plant in South Africa with a total investment of around Rs 160 billion plus a 310,000-tonne smelter in Iran.

Iran's slow cooperation increases nuclear bomb suspicions - US

Iran's slow cooperation increases nuclear bomb suspicions - USVienna - Iran's unwillingness to explain alleged nuclear weapons-related projects only reinforces suspicions about past efforts to develop a nuclear bomb, the United States said at a meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday.

The US Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Gregory Schulte, told the organization's Board of Governors that unanswered questions "strongly suggest Iran has undertaken a significant state-sponsored effort to develop nuclear weapons."

Iranian president's anti-Israel remarks condemned in Italy

Iran PMRome - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked Tuesday his arrival in Italy - the first visit to a European nation since his 2005 election - with remarks against Israel which drew immediate condemnation.

"The European people have been subjected to most of the Zionists' damage and today the costs of this falsified regime, both the political and the economic, fall on the shoulders of Europe," Ahmadinejad said referring to Israel.

Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa said the Iranian president's comments provoked "great concern."

Iran's supreme leader rejects nuclear weapons allegations

Tehran  - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the country's nuclear work would continue but he rejected allegations that Iran is pursuing a secret nuclear weapons programme.

"We will continue our work to eventually gain full nuclear technology, whether the West likes it or not," the Ayatollah said in a speech at a ceremony in the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran.

Speaking on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic, Khamenei rejected allegations by the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Iranian nuclear weapons-related work in the past.

Iran marks 19th anniversary of death of Ayatollah Khomeini

Tehran  - Iran on Tuesday commemorated the 19th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic, at a ceremony in the Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran.

The ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of people as well as high-ranking political and military officials of the Islamic state, including Khomeini's successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Khamenei, who has been Iran's supreme leader since 1989 and has the final say on all state affairs, once again outlined the role of Khomeini in the course of the 28-year Islamic revolution.

Iran's President Ahmadinejad confirms Rome visit

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tehran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday confirmed he will visit to Rome to attend the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) summit, the official news agency IRNA reported.

"See you all tomorrow (Tuesday) early in the morning at the airport," Ahmadinejad told reporters at a press conference in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad refrained from further comment but indicated that he would give more details about the Rome visit before his departure.

Iraq's al-Hashemi opposes proposed defence pact with US

150 Gunmen surrender in north of BaghdadAmman  - Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi on Monday wound up a five-day visit to Jordan by voicing opposition to a proposed defence agreement between his country and the United States.

"There is an Iraqi national consensus to reject the draft agreement" which is being discussed by Baghdad and Washington, al- Hashemi said in a speech to the Jordanian Society of Sciences and Culture.

Ahmadinejad: Israeli regime to be "wiped out soon"

Tehran  - Iranian President Mahmoud AhmadinejadIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday continued his tirades against Israel saying the Israeli regime "would be soon wiped out from geographic scenery."

"The criminal and terrorist Zionist regime (Israel) which has a record of 60 years of killing and violation has reached its final phase and will soon be wiped out from the geographic scene," the official news agency IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

Structures inspired by ancient Greek architecture found in Iran

Tehran, June 2 : Archaeologists have used geological surveys in the south of Iran to reveal rectangular formations inspired by Greek architecture dating to the Sassanid era.

According to a report in Press TV, archeologists have said that the structures located in Fars Province are part of the urban planning of the ancient Achaemenid city of Istakhr during the Sassanid period (226-651 CE).

“The design is loaned from Hippodamus’ style of urban planning during a series of armed conflicts with Persia’s great rival to the west, the Roman Empire,” said Ali Asadi, archeologist and expert on the archeology of Istakhr.

Concern about Iranian nuclear bomb to dominate IAEA meet

Vienna  - Unresolved questions about a possible Iranian nuclear weapons programme in the past and Tehran's ongoing defiance of UN Security Council demands will be at the centre of talks when the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) starts its regular June meeting in Vienna on Monday.

Diplomats on the 35-nation board will discuss the latest IAEA report, which said that Iranian studies with possible military nuclear dimensions remained a "matter of serious concern" and should be explained by Iran "without delay."

In its meeting, which is expected to last three to five days, the board is unlikely to issue a resolution against Iran.

Tehran confirms Ahmadinejad's Rome visit, interest in meeting pope

Tehran  - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tehran on Sunday confirmed the visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) summit in Rome next week.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini told reporters in Tehran that the main aim of Ahmadinejad's visit was to attend the FAO summit.

Referring to other meetings with Italian officials or Pope Benedict XVI, the spokesman said if the relevant officials wished, those meetings could also be on the agenda.

Iranian Speaker warns IAEA about limits on future cooperation

Iranian Speaker warns IAEA about limits on future cooperationNicosia, May 31 : The new Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who used to be Iran’s top nuclear negotiator between 2005 and 2007, has warned the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Tehran could impose limits on future cooperation with the Agency.

Larijani on Wednesday described parts of the IAEA’s latest report on Tehran's nuclear programme, which said that Iran’s alleged weapons development studies remained a matter of serious concern, as "deceitful" and "ambiguous".

Iran rejects nuclear weapons suspicions as fabricated

Iran NuclearVienna - Iran on Thursday refuted all evidence of a possible military dimension of its nuclear programme as US fabrications.

Tehran's representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said documents presented by the UN nuclear watchdog were fakes.

In a briefing for the IAEA's 35 board member states, chief inspector Olli Heinonen laid out intelligence the IAEA received from about 10 member states, diplomats present at the meeting said.

Ali Larijani elected as interim parliament speaker in Iran

Ali Larijani elected as interim parliament speaker in IranTehran  - Former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani was on Wednesday elected with the votes of almost 90 per cent of the present deputies as interim speaker of the Iranian parliament.

As the credentials of all 290 deputies have not yet been confirmed, Larijani was first elected as interim speaker and will later, with the votes of all deputies, be elected for one year.

IAEA report an acknowledgment of peaceful nuclear programme

IAEA report an acknowledgment of peaceful nuclear programmeTehran  - Iran regards the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as an acknowledgement of the peaceful nature of its nuclear programmes, ISNA news agency reported Tuesday.

ISNA quoted Iran's IAEA envoy Ali-Asqar Soltanieh as saying that the latest report from the UN nuclear watchdog once again acknowledged that all nuclear programmes by Iran are peaceful and that there was no deviation towards a secret military programme.




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