Articles Tagged 'Mahmoud Ahmadinejad'

Ahmadinejad says he is ready to be first Iranian in space

February 4, 2013
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.


September 26, 2012
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… READ MORE

Ahmadinejad shrugs off military strike threat

September 25, 2012
By Tim Witcher (AFP) UNITED NATIONS — 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… READ MORE

Ahmadinejad rivals rack up parliament wins in Iran

March 4, 2012
BY ALI AKBAR DAREINI AND BRIAN MURPHY, The Associated Press Tehran, Iran • Conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on course Saturday to gain firm control of parliament after elections that could embolden Iran’s nuclear defiance and give the ruling clerics a clear path to ensure a loyalist succeeds Ahmadinejad next year.
Although Iran’s 290-seat parliament has limited… READ MORE

Iran parliament to question Ahmadinejad over fraud

November 1, 2011
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI , 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… READ MORE

Palin pounces on State Department over Ahmadinejad birthday tweet

November 1, 2010
By Elise Viebeck -The Hill When State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley 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,… READ MORE

Ahmadinejad heads to Lebanon’s border with Israel

October 14, 2010
By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on his way to Lebanon’s border with 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. The visit to Lebanon’s Shi’ite heartland was expected… READ MORE

Netanyahu is a skilled killer, says Ahmadinejad

September 23, 2010 Staff Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is a “skilled killer,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said via a translator in a televised interview with CNN’s 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… READ MORE

Iran denies claims of assassination attempt on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

August 4, 2010
Haroon Siddique, The Guardian Confusion surrounded reports of an assassination attempt on the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today after sources in Tehran denied initial claims that an attack had taken place.
The Iranian website,, said a homemade grenade exploded near Ahmadinejad’s presidential motorcade in Hamedan in western Iran as he was on his way to address a crowd.… READ MORE

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