United Press International
News. Analysis. Insight.

RSS | Search

11/26/2005 11:29:00 AM -0500
Newstrack: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 250 parcels of fake Tamiflu at an airmail facility in New York City, Time magazine reports. A New York City mother says she spent about $3,000 for body armor -- a Christmas gift for her son in the U.S. Marines who is deployed to Iraq. India is struggling with a cold snap that has claimed more than 100 lives. An African Union peacekeeper was killed and 10 others were injured in Sudan's Darfur region in an attack by unknown gunmen. Residents of New York are memorializing park locations that are special to them by making donations under the adopt-a-park program. A Georgia woman who contracted HIV from her husband is urging the government to do more to punish those who knowingly spread the virus. Doctors in India are inputting more than 100,000 traditional remedies into a computer database to keep pharmaceutical companies from co-opting them. A federal task force says it has arrested 143 people for bribery, extortion and fraud related to hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Kenya is struggling through another drought -- and another nationwide bout with starvation. CIA Director Porter Goss is redoubling efforts to stop information leaks among staff members.

Intl. Intelligence

Iran president warns 'Zionist supporters'

TEHRAN, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned Saturday the Iranians will confront the "supporters of the Zionist entity," describing them as "war criminals."

Addressing thousands of Basij (militant volunteer) forces, Ahmedinejad vowed the "revolutionary people of the Islamic Republic will stand up to the enemies who seek to violate the rights of the Iranian nation."

The official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted the president as saying that "those whose hands are stained with blood of thousands of innocent people now pretend to advocate human rights in the face of the Iranian nation."

He said those who support the "Zionist regime, which kills thousands of innocent Palestinians, have no right to talk about human rights," adding they were "suspects and should be put on trial as war criminals in the future."

Ahmedinejad accused Western powers of supporting the toppled Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, saying they have "made use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons against nations, and in Iraq, they used depleted uranium."

He went on to say that while Western nations accuse Iran of pursuing non-peaceful nuclear programs, "we believe your nuclear activities are used against humanity."

The news agency said the Iranian leader's comments came as millions from the Basij forces held demonstrations and formed human chains across the country in support of Iran's "legitimate right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes."

It said 1.5 million Basij members in Tehran, in an opening ceremony marking "Basij Week," vowed they were ready to defend their country's borders from outside forces, chanting slogans denouncing the "enemy's hostile policy towards Iran's civilian nuclear program."

  © Copyright 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Want to email or reprint this story? Click here for options.


Jordan parliament ratifies pro-U.S. bill

1/8/2006 11:03:00 AM -0500
Jordan's Parliament Sunday ratified an agreement with the United States that prevents handing over Americans to the international criminal court.

British mission in Jordan shuts down

1/7/2006 11:38:00 AM -0500
The British Embassy in the Jordanian capital, Amman, said it has decided to shut down for a week due to security reasons. Embassy spokeswoman Rana Najm ...


Advertising Links

© Copyright 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved
About UPI | Affiliates | Legal Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Careers | Advertise | Contact Us