January 23, 1987 |
An Iranian missile exploded in a crowded Baghdad neighborhood Thursday night, killing or wounding at least 54 people. It was the sixth long-range missile fired into the Iraqi capital since Iran began an offensive aimed at Basra, to the southeast, two weeks ago. Earlier, Iran reported that at least 212 of its civilians were killed in attacks Thursday by Iraqi warplanes. A big explosion was heard across Baghdad, a city of 4 million people, when the missile landed.
July 17, 2003 |
A Canadian journalist was fatally beaten during or after her arrest last month outside a Tehran prison, Iran said Wednesday, reversing its previous claim that she died of a stroke while in custody. Iran also promised to prosecute those responsible for the death Friday of Montreal-based Zahra Kazemi, 54. But it rebuffed calls for Kazemi's body to be returned to Canada.
January 30, 2005 |
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday that he lacked useful intelligence on Iran's nuclear program and urged states that accuse Tehran of seeking an atomic bomb to provide evidence. Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, voiced frustration with countries such as the U.S. and Israel, which charge that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran says its nuclear program is purely for generating electricity.
June 13, 2004 |
Toughening its stance before a meeting of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, Iran said Saturday that it would reject international restrictions on its nuclear program and challenged the world to accept Tehran as a member of the "nuclear club." Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi stated his nation's position two days before the International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors is scheduled to meet to discuss Iran's controversial nuclear program.
March 13, 2004 |
Iran took a step Friday toward confrontation with the United Nations nuclear watchdog by abruptly postponing a crucial round of inspections aimed at determining whether Tehran is trying to build a nuclear weapon. Next week's planned visit by inspectors from the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency will be delayed for more than a month at the request of Iranian officials, said a diplomat close to the Vienna-based agency.
May 8, 1993 |
Some American specialists detect signs that Iran is eager to improve its tense, bruised relationship with the United States. But Kamal Kharrazi, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, offers little hope that this is so. The United States, he insisted in a recent interview with The Times, is "involved in a kind of psychological war against my country. So in such an atmosphere there is no room to talk about relations."
January 29, 1991 |
The White House said today it has received fresh assurances from Iran that Iraqi warplanes that have crossed the border will not be allowed to rejoin the Persian Gulf War. The Pentagon raised to 100 its estimate of the number of Iraqi jets involved. White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said the Iranians have given the United States assurances through third parties "within the last 24 hours" that the Iraqi planes will be grounded for the duration of the war. U.S.
June 16, 1998 |
In a setback to efforts at U.S.-Iran rapprochement, several Iranian journalists tentatively scheduled to interview Secretary of State Madeleine Albright this month have canceled their trip here under pressure from Iranian conservatives.
August 10, 2005 |
With a constitutional referendum approaching in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday delivered the grim prediction that has become the Bush administration's standard message before each political milestone there: Violence will soar as insurgents try to derail the march toward democracy. At a Pentagon briefing, Rumsfeld said Americans should expect an increase in guerrilla attacks before the Iraqi vote on a new constitution, scheduled in October.