Two men convicted of shooting a judge to death in his car two years ago were publicly hanged from cranes on two pickup trucks in Tehran. The hangings were in front of the courthouse where the judge, Hassan Moghaddass, was killed. The executions took place a day after nine hangings in other parts of Iran.
The Pentagon has mistakenly sold the public about 1,400 aircraft parts that Iran is known to be seeking for its aging fleet of U.S. F-14 "Tomcat" fighter planes, according to a government report.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates ended a Middle East tour on Thursday with an appeal to key Arab states to join the United States in stepping up pressure on Iran to end its nuclear programme.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates urged US partners in the Middle East on Thursday to put pressure on Iran to end its nuclear programme, warning there's "not really room for bystanders here."
by Jim Mannion Abu Dhabi (AFP) Aug 02, 2007 US Defence Secretary Robert Gates ended a Middle East tour on Thursday with an appeal to key Arab states to join the United States in stepping up pressure on Iran to end its nuclear program.
Iran hanged the killers of a judge, who had jailed several reformist dissidents, before a crowd of hundreds of people on Thursday.
US secretaries of Defense and State are using their high-profile meetings this week with Arab and Israeli leaders, in part to herald a new Bush administration strategy toward Iran: cold war-style containment.
European governments are warning Congress that US legislation aimed at Iran could hit European energy groups, undermine transatlantic unity on Tehran's nuclear programme and provoke a dispute at the World Trade Organisation.
THOUSANDS of Iranians, including children, watched in fascination and horror yesterday as two men convicted of murdering a hardline judge were hanged in a Tehran street in defiance of Western criticism of Iran's human rights record.
Iran denounced what it called Israel's "horrific human rights record" in a letter to the U.N. secretary-general while denying recent Israeli accusations of widespread rights abuses in the Islamic republic.