Archive for April, 2012

Iranian News Sites

bkyser on Apr 27th 2012

Here are links to the top news sources pertaining to Iran:

http://payvand.com/news/

http://www.parstimes.com/news/

http://www.roozonline.com/english.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/ (in Farsi)

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Iranian Nuclear Sites

Ben S. on Apr 26th 2012

 

 This map published by the Russian International News Agency shows the locations of Iran’s nuclear research centers, uranium enrichment sites, nuclear power plants, and uranium mines. Iran’s recent activity regarding its nuclear program is eliciting increased scrutiny from much of the west, with further questions being raised over Iran’s claim that the nuclear program is for peaceful purposes to meet the country’s energy needs.

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Iran’s Quest to Possess Nuclear Technology

Ben S. on Apr 26th 2012

The Washington Post has provided a timeline of Iran’s efforts to possess nuclear technology. Iran has recently announced that it has begun enriching uranium as part of a major expansion of its nuclear program, drawing U.N. sanctions and condemnation from the West. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Iran is now capable of enriching nuclear fuel “on an industrial scale.” In light of accusations from the west that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, Ahmadinejad said recently that “foreign nations were determined to dominate the region, which shouldn’t be allowed.” Six world powers have since demanded that Iran allow international inspectors to visit military installations where explosive tests aimed at developing atomic bombs are believed to have taken place.

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Iran Nuclear Program

tobin on Apr 25th 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUWgTXme2cI

Here is an intersting video analyzing the Iran nuclear program. The video goes into depth how Iran plans to continue the growth of Uranium while the Western world continues to impose sanctions on Iran.

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Mahmoud Vahidnia’s Challenging Ayatollah Khomeini via Stephen Colbert

jfurnary on Apr 25th 2012

Here is a link to see an interview via Stephen Colbert and Karim Sadjadpour describing an Iranian math superstar Mahmoud Vahidnia’s unprecedented act of challenging Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini. It is significant because it took place in 2009 after the Green Revolution that challenged the government and demanded more rights from the people.

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“Stuxnet” and “Stars”

jfurnary on Apr 25th 2012

Here is a link to a news article talking about the “Stuxnet” and “Stars” viruses that, unwittingly to the Iranian government, sabotaged their nuclear machinery for years up until April 2011 when they discovered them. The article mentions that the effects of the viruses are still being dealt with and posing major problems.

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Nuclear Ambitions

tobin on Apr 25th 2012

Here is a link following up the disccusions about Iran and its nuclear plans. Iran is not backing down and looking to find ways around international sanctions preventing nuclear programs. HERE

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Scenes from Ayatollah Khomeini’s Funeral

Ben S. on Apr 25th 2012

A British news report from 1989 showed scenes from Ayatollah Khomeini’s funeral. The report shows the chaotic outpouring of emotion that surrounded the Ayatollah’s death, exemplified by a two day mass vigil – the largest ever gathering of people in the capital city of Tehran. It discusses the significance of the Ayatollah’s death, his importance to Iranians as both a spiritual and political leader, and what it might mean regarding Middle-Eastern and world politics.

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The Revolution in Pictures

Ben S. on Apr 25th 2012

 Here is a photo gallery from the BBC highlighting the key players and events surrounding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The gallery chronologically shows Iran’s path to becoming the world’s first Islamic state, beginning with the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, the exile of the Shah, and culminating in the outbreak of violence, and the subsequent national referendum which secured the Ayatollah’s position as Iran’s political and religious leader for life.

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Iran – Facts and Figures

Ben S. on Apr 25th 2012

 

Here is a link to the CIA World Factbook’s page on Iran. It provides an overview of the country, and includes an extensive list of facts and figures, ranging from Iran’s history, geography, people and society, to its government, economy, and infrastructure.

 

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