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April 24th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
Monument to Jewish Martyrs Unveiled in Tehran


Iran on Monday unveiled a monument to the Jewish citizens who lost their lives in the 8-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.












April 25th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
Careful you might ruin Netanyahu's propaganda.

April 25th, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hamidreza
Future consumption tank!


I don't know what is the stupid philosophy for designing this Pantaloon tank! It is useless even for WWI !!!

Better then walking I suppose.
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April 25th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Better then walking I suppose.
I would have guessed urban patrol type work, given its rather large amount of ground clearance it would be ideal for climbing steps etc as it looks far too high and narrow to be stable on rough terrain.
April 25th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
Open support for terrorism ....


MEK leader to testify before Congress


"They're not on the foreign terrorist list now, and they should be treated as if they're not on the foreign terrorist list," said panel chairman Ted Poe, R-Texas, an Iran hawk and one of the top recipients of MEK-linked donations in recent years.

Other panel members backed the controversial decision to invite a group that has been tied to attacks against US business and diplomatic interests in Iran under the Shah. The MEK renounced violence in 2001.

"I'd be very surprised if leaders of [Ireland's] IRA or Sinn Fein haven't been involved in official congressional business over the past two decades," said Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif. "It's clear that the MEK has revealed things about the Iranian government and its nuclear program that no one revealed. I would say the MEK is a very valuable source of information, whether it's Fordow, whether it's the original nuclear program, etc. And so since they've been a good source of information about important matters, those are the kinds of people you listen to at a hearing."


The official went on to urge lawmakers to be wary of any claims that the NCRI — a group that fought alongside Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq War and has alleged ties to the CIA and Israel's Mossad — represents a viable Iranian opposition.

Poe said he had invited Rajavi to testify about the threats the Islamic State (IS) poses to MEK members who remain at Camp Liberty in Baghdad. The NCRI has accused Iranian-backed militias of ramping up rocket attacks against the refugee camp in recent weeks.

Although committees usually avoid asking non-US citizens to testify, Poe said it made sense to get Rajavi's perspective in this case.

Read more:
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/orig...javi-isis.html

http://iran-interlink.org/wordpress/?p=6113

http://iranian.com/posts/mek-leader-...dcomment-81503

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Other good stories:


America’s protected terrorists gearing up against Iran
http://rt.com/news/iran-mek-us-military-237/

Iranian Group M.E.K. Wins Removal From U.S. Terrorist List

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/wo...rist-list.html

MEK: When Terrorism Becomes Respectable

http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publi...line/0074.html

American-Killing Terror Cult: US Delists Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK)

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america...lq-mek/5305673




Nothing gives the US congress more credibility than a terrorist group like MEK.
April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
Iran reportedly seizes U.S. ship


WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Iran has fired on a U.S. cargo ship and directed it to a port on the southern coast of the country, Al-Arabiya reported. The U.S. ship has up to 34 American sailors, the report added. Crude-oil futures appeared to move higher on the report However, NBC News, citing senior U.S. Navy officials, say the report isn't true.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ira...hip-2015-04-28





Iran Seizes Cargo Ship, U.S. Officials Say


iranian forces have seized a cargo ship, flagged to the Pacific island nation of the Marshall Islands, off the coast of Iran, senior American defense officials told NBC News on Tuesday.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard fired across the bow of the ship, then boarded it, the officials said.

The ship, the Maersk Tigris, was in Iranian waters, preparing to enter the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea, the officials said.

A U.S. Navy destroyer, the Farragut, is headed to the area, and Navy planes are in the air watching, the officials said.

A spokesperson from Maersk told NBC News' that the Maersk Tigris is currently being run on what they called a "time charter" by Rickmers Ship Management, which lists its head offices as Hamburg, Germany, and Singapore on its website.

— Jim Miklaszewski, Courtney Kube and Alexander Smith
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ir...ls-say-n349681


Iran fires at, boards cargo ship; U.S. sending defense


Iranian troops boarded a cargo vessel early Tuesday morning after firing shots at the ship, prompting the U.S. to send assets to the ship’s defense.

The Pentagon said at least five Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy patrol vessels approached the Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris cargo ship at 4 a.m. eastern time as it was transiting the Straight of Hormuz and directed the ship to proceed further into Iranian waters.

When the ship’s master declined, the Iranian ship fired shots across the bridge of the cargo vessel, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said.

After shots were fired, the ship proceeded into Iranian waters near the vicinity of Larak Island.

It was boarded by members of the Iranian coast guard and is now being held in Iranian waters with about 30 people aboard.



http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...#ixzz3YdQKiQVJ
April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
PERSIAN GULF INCIDENT
Foreign Ministry source tells Press TV ship seized over financial violations
28 Apr 16:32


PERSIAN GULF INCIDENT
Press TV: USS Farragut leaves after Iranian forces tell it not to intervene
28 Apr 16:32

PERSIAN GULF INCIDENT
Reports say Marshall Islands-flagged ship sent distress call to USS Farragut
28 Apr 16:32


PERSIAN GULF INCIDENT
Press TV learns Iran seized Marshall Islands-flagged ship due to legal issues
28 Apr 16:30


PERSIAN GULF INCIDENT
Pentagon: Iran forces board ship in Persian Gulf
28 Apr 16:30
April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
Real time location of The cargo ship :














http://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9694581

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/det...:MAERSK_TIGRIS
April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
USS Farragut ordered to respond to distress call from cargo ship intercepted by Iran




Iran Revolutionary Guard patrol boats fired shots at a commercial cargo ship and then intercepted the vessel, the M/V Maersk Tigris, which was crossing the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday morning, according to a senior U.S. military official.

Despite reports in some media, there are no Americans on board, the official said.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said it was “inappropriate” for the Iranians to fire the warning shot. The U.S. Navy has dispatched one maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft to observe and monitor the situation, Warren told reporters.

The ship, a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, was transiting the Strait into the Persian Gulf on an internationally recognized maritime route when the the Iranian military contacted the vessel and directed the ship master to “divert further into Iranian waters,” according to Warren.

“The master was contacted and directed to proceed further into Iranian territorial waters. He declined and one of the IRGCN craft fired shots across the bridge of the Maersk Tigris,” said Warren, referring to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy. “The master complied with the Iranian demand and proceeded into Iranian waters in the vicinity of Larak Island.”

After the shots were fired, the Tigris issued a distress call which was picked up by U.S. forces in the area and the USS Farragut was ordered to head towards the incident. The closest U.S. warship was 60 miles from the incident. The Pentagon thinks about 30 individuals are on board.

The U.S. Navy has also sent aircraft to monitor its status.

According to the shipping company, which is in contact with the U.S. military, the Iranian military has boarded the ship.

Even though the Strait of Hormuz is in Iranian territorial waters, “innocent passage” is applied — ships are authorized to pass through the body of water assuming they abide by all the rules of the sea — because it is an internationally recognized shipping lane.

Warren said it was “to be determined” what the USS Farragut will do when it reached the vicinity of the incident.

The M/V Maersk Tigris was seized at the request of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (IPMO), Iran’s semi-official FARS is reporting, citing informed sources. The Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was seized after a relevant court order was issued according to the source, indicating that the IPMO had monetary differences with the ship owner.

It’s significant that the vessel is from the Marshall Islands because of the Compact of Free Association between the U.S. and the Islands makes the U.S. responsible for its defense.

“The government of the United States has full authority and responsibility for security and defense matters in or relating to the Republic of the Marshall Islands,” the treaty states.

A U.S. Navy official tells CNN that on April 24, the U.S. flagged cargo ship Maersk Kensington was intercepted by four Iranian naval patrol craft in the Strait of Hormuz. “The Iranians encircled the Kensington and followed the ship on its course for a period of time before withdrawing and breaking away,” the official said.

After that, the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet issued a notice to mariners about the incident. “We have been in communication with U.S. shipping industry representatives with regards to how their vessels should respond to threatening encounters with foreign naval forces, and how to contact us,” the official said. In the April 24 incident, no shots were fired. The official declined to say what advice is being given to U.S. cargo ships.

http://wtkr.com/2015/04/28/uss-farr....epted-by-iran/
April 28th, 2015  
ShahryarHedayatiSHBA
 
 
CNN:Iranian forces seizes cargo ship


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