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September 9, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's envoy to the United Nations has confirmed that a female American held for more than a year will be released. Iran had earlier announced that one of the three Americans captured by Iran in July 2009 would be released to mark the holidays at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Bak Sahraei, second counselor of the UN mission confirmed Thursday in an e-mail that Sarah Shourd would be the one set free on Saturday.
NEWS
December 18, 1997
The call by Iran's reformist president for a dialogue with the United States is a welcome development, and President Clinton was right to react positively. It is far from certain, however, that the conciliatory remarks by Mohammed Khatami will actually lead to productive contacts between Washington and Tehran. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, real power in Iran has been closely hoarded by a clique of fanatical clerics In recent weeks, a struggle has been occurring inside Iran between fundamentalist hard-liners determined to maintain rigid Islamic rule and more enlightened forces seeking to rein in the religious orthodoxy that dominates most aspects of life.
NEWS
by ALEXANDRA CANTONE | May 22, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Imagine having a chance to solve one of the world's great crises. In April, middle school students from Montessori Academy of Chambersburg and private schools in West Virginia and New York did just that. We attended a Model United Nations conference, charged with resolving the Iran nuclear crisis. The conference at Mercersburg Academy was the senior project of academy students Chuck Roberts and Anne Spencer. The whole day was planned by them, and they presided over the day's events.
NEWS
April 17, 2010
The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should the United States take a tougher stance with Iran as that country moves closer to having nuclear weapons? Poll results: Yes: 655 votes (88 percent) No: 91 votes (12 percent) o"Many experts believe Iran has passed the breakout point to create the bomb. Israel acutely understands this threat because a regime that illicitly seeks nuclear weapons and openly calls for Israel's destruction is supporting terror proxies that continuously attack Israel's civilians with missiles, rockets and other means.
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By ROBERT GARY | December 16, 2007
Lord Keynes said "When the facts change, I change my mind what do you do?" Well, the facts have changed on the Iran bomb-building program. Apparently it ended in 2003. So focused industrial disablement (FID) is neither necessary nor proper at the present time. It would be wretched excess. My new state of mind is based on the new facts. Having to re-shape my understanding of the situation in Iran causes me some consternation and I feel that I've been fooled. That's not nice.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
"The Baltimore Ravens played a good game in their loss and have nothing to be ashamed of. The players need to point the finger of blame at (defensive coordinator) Rex Ryan instead of the officials and the Patriots. " - Cavetown "I was reading an article in the paper about saving the farm on (U.S.) 11 for the historic society. I say tear it down. They tore down the one at Citicorp. I'm tired of hearing about the historic society. Tear them all down. There won't be anything left in this town.
NEWS
By GUY FLETCHER | April 3, 1998
ANNAPOLIS - There were no parades, celebrations or other displays of public appreciation for Antonio J. "Tony" Mendez after he led a covert mission to spirit six Americans from Tehran in the early days of the Iran hostage crisis in 1980. Mendez, a Knoxville resident, didn't mind. Being a CIA agent, he knew the veil of secrecy, above all else, had to be guarded. So the spy remained silent, even as the nation gave credit to others for the escape. "Humility is part of the game," said Mendez, 57, who retired from the agency seven years ago after 25 years of service.
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By TIM ROWLAND | July 28, 2013
The French revolution of 1789 was bloody. The Republican revolution of 1994 was symbolic. The Egyptian revolution of 2011 unified dissimilar factions. But they all proved one thing: It's a lot easier to throw bombs from the outside than it is to actually govern. French revolutionaries championed liberty, virtue, universal voting rights, abolition of slavery and elimination of the death penalty. And to implement this agenda, they thought it was productive to guillotine everyone in sight, until they themselves were guillotined five years later.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2013
The excitement began building for the second Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon as people crowded into the new location of the Washington County Arts Council for an opening reception and a chance to rub elbows with one of the stars of this year's festival - Tony Mendez. Mendez, the former CIA agent whose work to free six Americans in Iran provided the storyline for the Academy Award-winning movie “Argo,” arrived at the arts council at 34-36 S. Potomac St., dressed in a black tuxedo and in the company of his wife Jonna.
NEWS
September 24, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans arrested last year while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border, has met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Family spokeswoman Samantha Topping says that Shourd and her mother, Nora Shourd, met with the president Friday while he was in New York to attend to the United Nations General Assembly. Topping declined to say where and when they met and what was discussed. The 32-year-old hiker was freed 10 days ago after spending more than 13 months in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison.
NEWS
September 10, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's state news agency has confirmed that Tehran has postponed the planned release of an American woman who has been jailed for more than a year. IRNA on Friday quoted the deputy chief of communication for the Iranian president's office, Mohammed Hassan Salilhimaram, as saying Sarah Shourd's release scheduled for Saturday had been delayed. He gave no further details. Shourd and two friends were arrested along the Iran-Iraq border in July 2009. Iran has accused them of illegal border crossing and spying.
NEWS
September 9, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's envoy to the United Nations has confirmed that a female American held for more than a year will be released. Iran had earlier announced that one of the three Americans captured by Iran in July 2009 would be released to mark the holidays at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Bak Sahraei, second counselor of the UN mission confirmed Thursday in an e-mail that Sarah Shourd would be the one set free on Saturday.
NEWS
September 9, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran announced Thursday that one of the three Americans jailed for more than a year will be released Saturday to mark the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Reporters were told by text message from the Culture Ministry to come to the same hotel where the Americans' parents were allowed to meet them recently to witness the release. "Offering congratulations on Eid al-Fitr," the message said referring to the holiday marking the end of the fasting month.
NEWS
April 17, 2010
The question posted Wednesday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should the United States take a tougher stance with Iran as that country moves closer to having nuclear weapons? Poll results: Yes: 655 votes (88 percent) No: 91 votes (12 percent) o"Many experts believe Iran has passed the breakout point to create the bomb. Israel acutely understands this threat because a regime that illicitly seeks nuclear weapons and openly calls for Israel's destruction is supporting terror proxies that continuously attack Israel's civilians with missiles, rockets and other means.
NEWS
November 9, 2009
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A senior Iranian prosecutor accused three Americans detained on the border with Iraq of espionage on Monday, the first signal that Tehran intends to put them on trial. The move could set up the Americans -- who relatives say were hiking and strayed across the border from Iraq -- as potential bargaining chips in Iran's standoff with the West. The announcement came as Washington and Tehran are maneuvering over a deadlock in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.
NEWS
July 1, 2009
Editor's note: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media. ------ In fresh displays of defiance, Iran's opposition leader told supporters Wednesday "it's not yet too late" to push for their rights, and he joined a reformist ex-president in condemning the regime for a post-election crackdown both said was tantamount to a coup.
NEWS
June 15, 2009
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces who have waged street clashes to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. State television quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei directing a high-level clerical panel, the Guardian Council, to look into charges by pro-reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has said he is the rightful winner of Friday's presidential election.
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