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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
2010 April 26: "TEHRAN, Iran — Facing the threat of new U.N. sanctions, Iran's president says the veto power held by the U.S. and other permanent Security Council members is a "satanic tool."In a speech in Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday the veto rights giving those nations more power than other council members are used to "suppress and destroy the nature of the human being....Former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, meanwhile, expects new U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran. Solana said sanctions "probably will be activated" unless Iran shifts its position.The Spaniard told The Associated Press in Geneva on Monday (retired?) that the Islamic republic seemed unwilling to meet demands to halt uranium enrichment that could be used to make an atomic bomb. Iran insists the program is peaceful. Solana was involved in years of EU-led negotiations with Iran".LINK last week: Iran’s state television says the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard has started large-scale war games in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.The Thursday report says naval, air and ground units from the Guard will participate in the three-day games codenamed “The Great Prophet.” This year’s war games, however, could heighten tension at a time when the West is at a deepening standoff with Iran over its nuclear program. The West suspects the program conceals a nuclear arm production drive, a charge that Iran denies. LINK