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‘Tumour’ of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad


Israel is a 'cancerous tumour' that will soon be finished off, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday told demonstrators holding an annual protest against the existence of the Jewish state.

Iran confident Israel won’t launch ‘stupid’ attack


Iran on Tuesday said it is dismissing Israeli threats of an imminent attack against it, explaining that even some Israeli officials realised such a 'stupid' act would provoke 'very severe consequences.'

Iran quakes killed 306, injured 3,037: Health minister


Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran at the weekend killed a total of 306 people -- most of them women and children -- and injured 3,037, Health minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi said on Monday.

At least 87 dead, 600 hurt in Iran quakes

At least 87 people died and 600 were hurt in two strong earthquakes that jolted northwest Iran on Saturday, the head of the regional natural disasters centre, Khalil Saie, told state television.


Iran to block oil through Strait of Hormuz if threatened


Iran has said that it could prevent even ‘a single drop of oil’ to pass through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened.

Iran reports long-range missile launch in exercise

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards test fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range variety capable of hitting U.S. bases in the region as well as Israel, Iranian media repor

Report: Iran begins designing nuclear submarine


A semiofficial Iranian news agency is reporting that the country has begun to design its first nuclear submarine.

The Tuesday report by Fars quotes the deputy navy chief in charge of technical affair

Iran claims designing nuclear submarine


Iran has taken 'initial steps' to design its first nuclear-powered submarine, a deputy navy commander claimed in an interview with the Fars news agency published on Tuesday.

"Initial steps to design

Iran bans women from Euro 2012 screenings


Women in Iran are being banned from watching live public screenings of Euro 2012 football games because of an ‘inappropriate’ environment where men could become rowdy, a deputy police commander said o

Iran ‘finds fix’ for world’s most complicated espionage virus ‘Flame’

Iran has claimed that it has developed tools that can defend against the recently discovered computer espionage virus called Flame.

Flame was discovered after the UN's International Telecommunicatio

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