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Uganda Calls for Developing Scientific, Economic Ties with Iran

Uganda Calls for Developing Scientific, Economic Ties with Iran

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Tehran, Sept 23, IRNA - Speaker of the Uganda Parliament Rebecca Kadaga appreciated friendly relations between Iran and Uganda and stressed the importance of using scientific, economic and technology capacities of the Iranian companies. Kadaga made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Uganda Morteza Mortazavi. She referred to good parliamentary relations in bilateral and international fields and also their mutual support in various events like the OIC, saying relations are based on long-terms interests. She pointed to her visit to Iranian universities, saying these opportunities should be used. Kadaga lauded Iranian art and called for continuation of supports namely by passing regulations to facilitate cooperation and by encouraging investment and removing doubl...
Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed.

Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed.

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The men are the last of the crew of Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj, captured by the pirates on March 22, 2015. Three Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates since 2015 have been freed, a senior maritime crime adviser told the Reuters news agency on Thursday. The men are the last of the crew of the Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj, which was captured by pirates on March 22, 2015. The fourth member of the crew was freed last year as he needed urgent medical care. "This marks the end of an era of Somali piracy and the pain and suffering of Somalia's forgotten hostages," said John Steed, coordinator of privately supported, Nairobi-based Hostage Support Programme, on Thursday. Steed, a former British army officer who has spent years negotiating the release of piracy hostages in ...
Saudi Arabia Tells Off Iran  Over Threats To Boycott Asian Champions League

Saudi Arabia Tells Off Iran Over Threats To Boycott Asian Champions League

NEWS, SPORTS
By Elite News Reporter The President of the Saudi Arabia Football Federation has said he is not concerned by Iran’s threat to boycott the 2020 Asian Champions League (AFC) and that the Saudi team will play with or without Iran in the competition. Team Saudi Arabia Yasser Almisehal said Saudi clubs will be playing as usual. "The Asian Football Federation assesses the situation in the hosting countries, and the AFC Competitions and Executive Committees make decisions based on that, and when they think the situation is not safe to host matches in some country, they take the necessary measures. Saudi teams are ready to play anywhere. We only focus on our matters and interest. This issue is an internal one, it only concerns Iranians and we don’t want to comment on it”, he said....
Kimia Alizadeh: Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medallist Defects

Kimia Alizadeh: Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medallist Defects

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Iran's only female Olympic medallist, Kimia Alizadeh, says she has defected.Alizadeh, 21, posted on social media that she had left Iran because she didn't want to be part of "hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery".  She described herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran".Alizadeh did not say where she was, amid reports that she has been training in the Netherlands. She made history for Iran in 2016 when she won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Rio Olympics.But in her social media posts she said authorities in the Islamic republic had used her success as a propaganda tool. Her defection comes as Iran is gripped by protests - stemming from the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on Wednesday, in middle of a major confrontat...
Iranians Protest Against Downing Ukrainian Plane, Murder Of 176 Innocent Lives

Iranians Protest Against Downing Ukrainian Plane, Murder Of 176 Innocent Lives

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By Elite News ReporterHundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in Iran's capital, Tehran, to vent anger at officials, calling them liars for having denied shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane.Protests took place outside at least two universities, with tear gas reportedly fired. A group of Iranian protesters demanded Saturday that the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei steps down after the government said its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board. Also on Saturday, Iran briefly detained the British ambassador to Iran.US President Donald Trump tweeted support for the "inspiring" protests. Iran on Saturday admitted downing the jet "unintentionally", three days after the crash that killed 176 people. Ukraine...
Iran Mistakenly Shot Down Ukranian  Plane Thinking It Was Full Of Americans

Iran Mistakenly Shot Down Ukranian Plane Thinking It Was Full Of Americans

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By Elite News Reporter An International debacle has befallen the world after information emerging indicates that  Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane that led to the death of over 176 people, thinking it was carrying Americans. This comes after US media have speculated that the timing of the crash suggests the plane may have been mistaken for a US warplane as Iran prepared for possible US retaliation for the strikes. Investigators at the crash scene in Iran checking through the debris Victims of downed flight PS752 included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians as well as nationals from Sweden, the UK, Afghanistan and Germany. CBS News quoted US intelligence sources as saying a satellite detected infrared "blips" of two missile launches, followed by another bli...
Iran Fires Missiles At US Military Bases In Iraq,  Kills 80

Iran Fires Missiles At US Military Bases In Iraq, Kills 80

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By Elite News ReporterIran has launched ballistic missiles targeting the US presence in Iraq, including Al Assad airbase.Two Iraqi bases housing US and coalition troops were targeted, one at Al Asad and another in Irbil, at about 02:00 local . It came just hours after the burial of Soleimani, who controlled Iran's proxy forces across the Middle East.  US President Donald Trump has said he will deliver a speech later on Wednesday about the attack after an assessment of damages and casualties.  Iran's Revolutionary Guards launched 22 ballistic missiles at two US targets in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran "concluded proportionate measures in self-defense" after the second ...
176 Passengers, Among Them Americans Perish As Ukrainian Plane Crashes In Iran

176 Passengers, Among Them Americans Perish As Ukrainian Plane Crashes In Iran

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By Keefa Nuwahereza At least 176 people, among them Americans and British citizens have perished after a Ukrainian plane crashed a few hours after takeoff in Tehran, Iran. It is not yet known what could have caused  the crash and the Ukraine Prime Minister  has said during a press conference in Kiev that it is too early to comment on the cause of the crash of flight PS752, which occurred on Wednesday. Bodies and the deceased's effects at the crash site "Any versions before the official conclusion is just manipulation,” premier Oleksiy Honcharuk said in response to a question about speculation that a rocket strike caused the crash.He said Ukraine had asked to join an Iranian-led investigation into the crash. The Kiev-bound Boeing 737 was last spotted on radar...
Iran Announces Full Scale Production Of Nuclear  Weapons After Gen. Soleimani Bombing

Iran Announces Full Scale Production Of Nuclear Weapons After Gen. Soleimani Bombing

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Iran has said it is ending commitments to all international Nuclear Deals and will no longer limit Uranium enrichment like has been the case before.Tehran rolls back landmark deal in wake of U.S. assassination of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general Qassem Soleimanni in Baghdad, Iraq.The development will see Iran abandon the accord's key provisions that block Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon. Gen. Qassem Soleimani Iran insisted in a state television broadcast it remained open to negotiations with European partners, who so far have been unable...
Breaking! US Army Kills Top Iranian General Soleimani, Iran Vows Revenge

Breaking! US Army Kills Top Iranian General Soleimani, Iran Vows Revenge

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza News that just reached Elite News website indicates that General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC's) Quds Force, and architect of its regional security apparatus, has been killed following a US air raid at Baghdad's international airport on Friday. A three-day national mourning period has been declared in Iran in honour of Soleimani.Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei paid tribute to him as a "martyr", and vowed a "vigorous revenge is waiting for the criminals."   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani echoed the Supreme Leader's threat of "revenge", while Foreign Minister Javad Zarif condemned the killing as an "act of international terrorism." US Senator Lindsey Graham, an ally of president Donald Trump, said th...
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