Monday, May 25, 2009

Iran dispatches six warships to international waters

From THE JERUSALEM POST, May. 25, 2009:

Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to display its ability to confront any foreign threats....

...The move to dispatch the warships was "indicative of the country's high military capability in confronting any foreign threat on the country's shores," [its naval commander Admiral Habibollah] Sayyari said....

...Also Monday, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the latest proposal by the West in its bid to bring Iran to halt its nuclear program.

"Our talks [with major powers] will only be in the framework of cooperation for managing global issues and nothing else. We have clearly announced this," Ahmadinejad said when asked about the so-called "freeze-for-freeze" proposal, Reuters reported.

"The nuclear issue is a finished issue for us," Ahmadinejad told a news conference....
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