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Egypt: Sanctions against Iran Useless
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA) Mohamed Ibrahim Shaker said slapping sanctions on Iran is in vain citing a recent study by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies which showed that penalties against Iran over its nuclear program are only 30-percent successful. ( 14:55:00 - 2012/10/21)

Iranian Court Starts Proceedings for Hashemi's Lawsuit against Statoil
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian judiciary officially started legal proceedings against the Norwegian Statoil Company after Mehdi Hashemi, son of former Iranian President and current Expediency Council Head Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sued the company in a corruption case, Hashemi's lawyer said. ( 13:34:19 - 2012/10/21)

Larijani Blames Friday Terrorist Attack on Foreign Intelligence Services
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blamed the Friday terrorist bomb attack in the Southeastern city of Chabahar on certain countries' intelligence services. ( 13:14:11 - 2012/10/21)

Moscow Defense Official: UNSC Sanctions against Iran Result of US Pressures
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Russia defense ministry official said that the UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Iran were initiated and adopted under the US pressure, and underlined that the sanctions did not impede exports of Russian defense tools and system to Iran. ( 16:09:58 - 2012/10/20)

Six Afghan Police Killed in Insider Attack
TEHRAN (FNA)- Six Afghan policemen were killed in Helmand province in a so-called "insider" attack involving a rogue Afghan policeman and a chef, local officials said on Saturday. ( 15:55:19 - 2012/10/20)

Terrorist Group Claims Responsibility for Failed Attack in Chabahar
TEHRAN (FNA)- A terrorist group which introduced itself as 'Iran Ansar Movement' claimed responsibility for the Friday attack in Iran's Southeastern port city of Chabahar. ( 14:40:07 - 2012/10/20)

US Think Tank: US, Israel Deeply Worried about Imminent Collapse of Jordan King
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US think tank said if Jordan's King Abdullah II becomes the next Arab ruler to collapse in the Middle East, it will be another major setback for the US and its ally Israel in the region, adding that both Washington and Tel Aviv are seriously concerned about future of King Abdullah. ( 14:13:03 - 2012/10/20)

Basij Commander: Terrorist Acts Pave Ground for Annihilation of Arrogant Powers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the Friday terrorist attack in Iran's Southeastern city of Chabahar, and said such terrorist acts plotted by the US and its allies will lead to the failure and annihilation of the arrogant powers. ( 12:27:07 - 2012/10/20)

Report: Hezbollah Drone Signifies Iran's Regional Influence
TEHRAN (FNA)- The recent penetration of Hezbollah's Iranian-made drone into Israeli sky is just the latest example of Tehran's power and clout in the region, a Lebanese daily said. ( 12:25:23 - 2012/10/20)

Israeli Think Tank Highlights Iran's High Cyber War Capabilities
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli think tank cautioned that Iran enjoys remarkable capabilities in the filed of cyberspace technology and can repel enemies' cyber attacks against its vital infrastructures. ( 12:21:39 - 2012/10/20)

US Think Tank: Iran May Not Attack Other Countries
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US think tank said there is no reason to fear an Iran with an advanced nuclear technology as Tehran is a peaceful country which would never initiate war with any other state. ( 10:19:47 - 2012/10/20)

Senior Cleric: Iranians Not to Surrender to Pressures
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami stressed that sanctions and pressures cannot force the Iranian nation to surrender since Iranians have learned how to deal with problems. ( 18:37:20 - 2012/10/19)

Basij Commander: Zionists Should Expect More Drone Flights over Israel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said that the recent penetration of a drone of the Lebanese Hezbollah deep into Israel's airspace was part of the movement's power and the Zionist regime should wait to see more advanced drones in its sky. ( 18:11:46 - 2012/10/19)

Lawmaker Downplays Significance of New EU Sanctions against Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- The unilateral sanctions against Tehran by the European Union are not a new development, a senior Iranian lawmaker said, and stated that the West is imposing pressure on the Iranian people for their resistance against enemies. ( 16:32:01 - 2012/10/19)

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