Articles Tagged 'Mahmoud Ahmadinejad'
Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space
DUBAI | President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.
Iran declared last week that it had successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive, which officials hailed as a major step towards their goal of sending humans into space.
AHMADINEJAD PUSHES NEW WORLD ORDER
BY EDITH M. LEDERER AND WENDY BENJAMINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination.
Ahmadinejad spoke to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly – his last…
Ahmadinejad shrugs off military strike threat
By Tim Witcher (AFP)
UNITED NATIONS â€” Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shrugged off threats of a military strike on his country’s nuclear facilities, showing defiance ahead of his final appearance at the UN General Assembly this week.
In previous years, the Iranian leader has regularly sparked United Nations walkouts over his comments on Israel, and Israel’s UN ambassador again…
Ahmadinejad rivals rack up parliament wins in Iran
BY ALI AKBAR DAREINI AND BRIAN MURPHY,Â The Associated Press
Tehran, Iran â€¢ Conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on course Saturday to gain firm control of parliament after elections that could embolden Iranâ€™s nuclear defiance and give the ruling clerics a clear path to ensure a loyalist succeeds Ahmadinejad next year.
Although Iranâ€™s 290-seat parliament has limited…
Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad over fraud
ByÂ ALI AKBAR DAREINI ,Â Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices after the required number of lawmakers signed a petition Sunday, the latest salvo in a long battle between the president and his rivals.
Ahmadinejad would be the first president to…
Palin pounces on State Department over Ahmadinejad birthday tweet
By Elise Viebeck -The Hill
When State Department spokesman P.J. CrowleyÂ tweeted a sardonic birthday wish
to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday, he likely assumed it would be interpreted for the substance of its intent: a wish that for his birthday, Ahmadinejad would release imprisoned American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer.
According to her most recent tweets,…
Ahmadinejad heads to Lebanon’s border with Israel
ByÂ ASSOCIATED PRESS
ANDÂ JPOST.COM STAFF
Iranian PresidentÂ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on his way to Lebanon’s border withÂ Israel on Thursday morning, as part of his two-day visit to the country.
Ahmadinejad is expected to visit battlegrounds of the Second Lebanon War in southern Lebanon, including Bint Jbail and Maroun a-Ras.Â The visit to Lebanon’s Shi’ite heartland was expected…
Netanyahu is a skilled killer, says Ahmadinejad
Prime MinisterÂ Binyamin Netanyahu is a “skilled killer,” Iranian PresidentÂ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said via a translator in a televised interview with CNN’sÂ Larry King on Wednesday evening.
Asked by the show’s host for a response to Netanyahu’s previous comments on the show, when the Israeli prime minister said that “the greatest threat facing humanity is that Iran…
Iran denies claims of assassination attempt on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Haroon Siddique, The Guardian
Confusion surrounded reports of an assassination attempt on the Iranian presidentÂ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today after sources in Tehran denied initial claims that an attack had taken place.
The Iranian website,Â khabaronline.ir, said a homemade grenade exploded near Ahmadinejad’s presidential motorcade in Hamedan in westernÂ Iran as he was on his way to address a crowd.…