Ahmad Vahidi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29484/all en Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iran-unveils-futuristic-looking-warplane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as "one of the most advanced" aircraft in the world.</p> <p>State television footage showed the grey, futuristic-looking aircraft, code-named Qaher (Conqueror) F-313, displayed in a hangar.</p> <p>The warplane "is among the most advanced fighter jets in the world," Ahmadinejad told defence ministry top brass at the unveiling, media reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/iran-unveils-futuristic-looking-warplane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Business Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:15:27 +0000 5743894 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentine president defends accord with Iran over bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/argentine-president-defends-accord-iran-over-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Jewish center bombing killed 85 people in 1994</p> <p>* Pact to form "truth commission" to be sent to Congress</p> <p>* Argentine leader says agreement was way to break deadlock</p> <p>BUENOS AIRES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez defended a pact with Iran to set up a "truth commission" to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and asked Congress on Thursday to approve the accord.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/argentine-president-defends-accord-iran-over-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Government Politics Religion War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:14 +0000 5749522 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran rejects grilling of officials in Argentina bomb probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-rejects-grilling-officials-argentina-bomb-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran denied Tuesday that Iranians facing international arrest warrants for their alleged roles in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre will be questioned by an Argentinian judge, as announced by Argentine's foreign minister.</p> <p>"The matter of questioning of some of the Iranian officials is a sheer lie. It seems that those who are concerned by the actual agreement are spreading such reports," Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iran-rejects-grilling-officials-argentina-bomb-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Héctor Timerman Iran Religion War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:32:04 +0000 5753424 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina lawmakers debate Iran deal over 1994 attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/argentina-lawmakers-debate-iran-deal-over-1994-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentine lawmakers on Wednesday approved an agreement with Iran to set up a controversial "truth commission" into a deadly 1994 bombing that killed 85 people and wounded 300.</p> <p>The deal has been sharply criticized by Israel, Argentina's Jewish community and opposition politicians.</p> <p>The pro-government bloc backing President Cristina Kirchner in the Chamber of Deputies secured the deal with 131 votes to 113 opposition votes against. The Senate gave its green light last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/argentina-lawmakers-debate-iran-deal-over-1994-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Ali Akbar Velayati Asia Religion War AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:15:35 +0000 5769353 at http://www.globalpost.com Interpol ratifies arrest warrants for Iranians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/interpol-ratifies-arrest-warrants-iranians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Interpol said Friday it was not lifting arrest warrants for Iranians suspected of involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, despite Tehran's steps to co-operate.</p> <p>Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman read from a letter announcing the international police organization's decision at a press conference.</p> <p>He noted that while an agreement between Argentina and Iran to set up a truth commission over the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was "positive," it did not mean the arrest warrants would be lifted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/interpol-ratifies-arrest-warrants-iranians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmad Vahidi Argentina Héctor Timerman Religion Social Issues War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:30:32 +0000 5785082 at http://www.globalpost.com