Saturday, February 11, 2006

Latest Iran headlines

  • AFP - Ahmadinejad repeats Holocaust is a 'myth': Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeated his view that the Holocaust of Jews under Nazi Germany was a "myth" and argued that Palestinians and Iraqis were suffering from "the real Holocaust". "The Zionists are on on the verge of being destroyed; the time of occupation is coming to an end, so put an end to your slavery of Zionism," he said of the West.

  • Telegraph - Iran Plant 'Has Restarted its Nuclear Bomb-making Equipment' : Iran's controversial Natanz uranium processing plant has successfully restarted the sophisticated equipment that could enable it to produce material for nuclear warheads, according to reports received by Western intelligence...A senior Western intelligence official said: "Iran's recent activity is a clear escalation of its attempts to enrich uranium to weapons grade. With the UN inspectors out of the way they are basically free to do as they please."

  • AP - Washington Quietly Backs Iran Reformers: The public silence about details of the US push for democracy contrasts sharply with the daily condemnations of Iran's nuclear programme from the White House, the State Department and elsewhere. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on January 18 that it is important for the many Iranians alienated from their government to know that they have outside support. "The Iranian people deserve a better future and deserve an elected future," Rice said. "Iran is simply 180 degrees out of step with the rest of the trends in the Middle East."