Iran is expected to unveil nuclear 'achievements' today. According to the AFP, an Iranian government website said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to unveil several unspecified nuclear "achievements" on Wednesday. The official website stated that "Several completed nuclear projects will be unveiled in the presence of the president...Experts believe these achievements will show the world the extraordinary capability and knowledge of Iranians." It added that the progress will underline Iran's scientific adherence to "nuclear power for all and nuclear weapons for none."
Israeli Minister says Iran Wants to Revive the Persian Empire. According to The Associated Press, Israel’s deputy prime minister said Tuesday that Iran wants to revive the Persian Empire and once again become a major superpower with a nuclear bomb. Silvan Shalom told reporters after meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that Iran would like to change the types of regimes in the Middle East and take control of all the oil fields in the region as part of its quest for power.
Israel says Bangkok bombing is another Iranian terror attempt. According to the Associated Press, Israel said an explosion in Bangkok Tuesday that blew the legs off an Iranian man carrying grenades was an attempted terrorist attack sponsored by Tehran. Defense Minister Ehud Barak stopped short of saying the man was trying to target Israelis. However, it came a day after Israel blamed Iran for attacks targeting Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Barak stated that "The attempted terrorist attack in Bangkok proves once again that Iran and its proxies continue to perpetrate terror...Iran and Hezbollah are unrelenting terror elements endangering the stability of the region, and endangering the stability of the world."
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