February 14, 2007 |
Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Tuesday that he could not explain the apparent contradiction between a military dossier on Iranian interference in Iraq and comments by the Pentagon's top general. White House spokesman Tony Snow said that he had phoned Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and that there was no disagreement. A military official on Pace's staff said the general stood by his comments.
July 1, 2003 |
AUVERS-SUR-OISE, France -- The politics of war and terrorism have invaded Rue de Gordes, a sunny lane in this town where Van Gogh spent his last months and was laid to rest. Weakened by a hunger strike, dozens of Iranian protesters slump alongside walls lining the narrow street. They are tended to by women wrapped in Islamic head scarves, and by teenage girls with blond-tinted hair, jeans and T-shirts bearing photos of their leader, Maryam Rajavi.
April 21, 2002 |
The chief opponent of Iran's ruling clerics returned Saturday from the United States in a surprising gesture that could give fresh momentum to reformists facing a relentless crackdown. Ailing but still defiant, Ibrahim Yazdi promised to continue his efforts to bring more openness to Iranian society and weaken the grip of the conservative theocracy. "I'll have no political retirement. I will continue the previous policies.
December 25, 2001 |
Iran's main opposition movement has denied any involvement in terrorism and in the allegedly illegal fund-raising that drew the attention last week of authorities in Germany. "If the charges are that people in our organization have benefited from illegal fund-raising, that is an absolute lie," Farid Soleimani, media spokesman for the People's Moujahedeen of Iran, said Monday in a telephone interview from Paris.
December 23, 2001 |
In a sign of mounting frustration, students boldly demanded Saturday that Iran's reformist president take the offensive against conservatives blocking his drive for greater freedoms. "Show authority or resign!" some students shouted at President Mohammad Khatami during an address at Tehran University. Khatami promised that he would remain faithful to his reforms but said his hands were tied in the face of powerful Islamic hard-liners. "I may be criticized to have acted weakly and . . .
September 17, 2001 |
The United States publicly reached out Sunday to Iran, its long-standing nemesis, to play a role in the global coalition to fight terrorism. And despite two decades of hostility, Iran has sent unprecedented symbols of support on the issue of terrorism. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said recent Iranian statements are "worth exploring" to determine the scope of Tehran's potential role. Iran's position on the U.S.