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Blast That Leveled Base Seen as Big Setback to Iran Missiles




DC court: Iran showed al Qaeda how to bomb embassies

On Nov. 28, a DC district court ruled that Iran and Sudan were culpable for al Qaeda's 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The attacks killed more than 200 people and were al Qaeda's most successful operations prior to 9/11.


Afghanistan's allies pledge to stay for long haul




The Iranian military claimed it shot down a US stealth RQ-170 drone in eastern Iran. ISAF said one of its UAVs crashed in western Afghanistan and said there was no indication it was shot down.




US-Iran row overshadows Afghan conference




Iran claims it shot down 'Beast of Kandahar' stealth drone




Iraq PM confident in post-US future




Top Iranian officials claim that the deaths of military experts at the Bid Ganeh base on Nov. 12 "had no effect on the self-sufficiency unit" of the IRGC. The blast killed at least 36 members of the IRGC, including the "Godfather" of Iran's ballistic missile program, Major General Hassan Moqaddam. France is temporarily reducing staff at its embassy in Iran.




Qods Force commander Major General Qassem Suleimani may have played a role in organizing the "protesters" that stormed the British embassy in Tehran last week. The European Union published its latest sanctions list on Iran and Syria, formalizing measures against 180 Iranian people and firms and 23 Syrian targets. The US has urged Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran.




Senate approves $662 billion defense bill




Norway closes Iran embassy




The German Federal Prosecutor's Office says Iran plans to attack US Air Force bases in Germany to disrupt supplies should Iran's nuclear program become the target of airstrikes. Israeli officials claim Iran is developing advanced cruise missiles capable of carrying nonconventional warheads. Iran has released 11 hardline protesters detained for storming the British Embassy and diplomatic compounds in Tehran this week.




A "mysterious" blast damaged parts of a uranium conversion plant near Isfahan earlier this week, despite Iranian claims that the blast occurred during a military maneuver on Monday. New satellite images show the massive destruction of Iran's long-range missile research base which blew up on Nov. 17 after "technicians performed a volatile procedure involving a missile engine."




British Embassy Assault in Iran Dramatizes Internal Feud




Satellite Views Show Destruction From Blast at Iran Site




Violent protesters in Tehran broke into the UK embassy during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by Britain. Militant students removed the British flag, burnt it and replaced it with Iran's flag. In the second British diplomatic compound, in Tehran's north, between 100 and 300 protesters burst in and occupied the property. The state news agency IRNA said the protesters had foreigners in their control, whom they were described as "protecting."




Mystery explosion rocks Iran city




Iran threatened Israel with "150,000 missiles" if Israel launches any military action against the Islamic Republic. Parliament voted to reduce diplomatic relations with Britain. The military claims to have built and deployed three more submarines to its naval fleet.




Analysis: Iran adopts wait and see policy on Syria's crisis




Lobbying by Iranian Group M.E.K. Reaches Across Party Lines