|Iran Threatens Use of Force|
TEHRAN -- IRAN has threatened to use force against its "enemies" to defend its nuclear drive. "For them, subjects like the nuclear issue are pretexts. The key reason for the hostility of the enemies in the past 30 years against Iran is that they want us to pull back so that they can say we have given in," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on state television on Friday. more
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are claiming they have tested a naval weapon that would destroy
any vessel in range of 300 kilometres, Fars News Agency reported. more
At least 14 million Iranians live below the poverty line, according to a central bank report quoted by the media. The central bank figures, published in the reformist newspaper Sarmayeh, represent one in five of Iran's 70 million population.