Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for More Enrichment Capacity

Ali Khamenei

DUBAI (Reuters) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday Iran would need to significantly increase its uranium enrichment capacity, underlining a gap in positions between Tehran and world powers as they hold talks aimed at clinching a nuclear accord.

Ahmadinejad Urges Iranians to
‘Raise the Flag of Martyrs
Over the White House’

Former Iranian president back on public stage in rare speech
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad emerged from hiding on Wednesday to deliver a rare public speech in which he told Iranians, “We can rest the day that we raise the flag of martyrs over the White House,” according to an independent translation of Persian language media reports.

Iran Spending Medical Funds on Luxury Cars

NIAC ‘propaganda’ collapses under facts
An Iranian pharmacist/AP

The Iranian parliament’s recent investigation into a scheme to import luxury cars instead of medicine threatens to erode the credibility of a leading pro-Iran lobbying group that has long claimed that economic sanctions are preventing access to medicine in Iran.

Iran, North Korea Secretly Developing New Long-Range Rocket Booster for ICBMs

Iranian missile group delegation visited Pyongyang as Geneva nuclear talks were underway
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with top North Korean official Kim Yong Nam / AP

Iranian missile technicians secretly visited North Korea as part of joint development of a new rocket booster for long-range missiles or space launchers at the same time nuclear talks took place in Geneva, according to U.S. officials.

Iran Launches ‘Massive’ War Drills

Drills codenamed “Towards Jerusalem”
Iranian soldiers on parade / AP

Iranian military forces launched a series of “massive military drills” across nine provinces on Wednesday following an order by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to state media reports.