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IRAN: 'MISSILE BLAST NEAR NUKE PLANT'
An unknown aircraft has fired a missile in a deserted area near Dailam where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television has said.
"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province," state TV said.
Iran and Syria say they are to form a common front to face challenges and threats from overseas.
"We are ready to help Syria on all grounds to confront threats," Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref said after meeting Syrian PM Naji al-Otari.
Both countries are under intense US pressure, with Washington accusing Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons.
US tensions with Syria have soared since the apparent suicide attack that killed former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
Originally posted by kegs
I heard that on the radio a minute ago, the report said it was nuclear facilities that were being hit. Israel carrying out their threat?
[edit on 16-2-2005 by kegs]
there is some discussion, even in ancient times, of the ancient region of Dailam, as a highly mountainous, crescent-shaped area in the north of present day Gilan province, in northern Iran. Dailam was bounded in the north by the Caspian sea (forming its south-west littoral) and in its south by the Alburz mountain range. Minorsky called this region 'Daylam [Dailam] proper', remarking that the Dailamites also occupied the northern slopes of the Alburz mountains (Minorsky in Lewis, 1965: 190).
The earliest origins of these people are unknown, although the Dailamites could be the descendants of such ancient peoples as the Delumïoi (Delumioi) and Karduchoi (Kadousioi) mentioned by Ptolemy in 2 AD. Classical historians mention Dailamites, 'Dolomites' or other very similar names repeatedly[...]
Seyfi Cengiz, a former Kurdish guerilla leader, relates an interesting personal experience, while trying to convince villagers in this region that they were Kurds. According to him, he was repeatedly told by them: 'We are Kirmanc. You are saying we are Kurdish. We are not Kurdish' (White, May 1992). The bluntly expressed distinctions between Kurds, Kizilba§ and Zazas is of extreme importance for clearly understanding the nature of the contemporary Kurdish national movement. These two minorities examined in this paper cannot, in fact, be seriously categorised as ethnically Kurdish. But that is not the end of the matter. For these minorities have also demonstrated a willingness and an ability this century to 'Kurdify' themselves, when political expedience demands it[...]
one important fact was left out, when the Zaza rebellion of 1925 and the Kizilba§ rebellions of 1920-38 were briefly referred to above. This is that all of these rebellions called for an independent Kurdistan, in some way. This is hardly surprising, since with one exception, all the 'Kurdish' nationalist uprisings this century in Turkey are actually better described as Kizilba§ or Zaza uprisings which were compelled by circumstances to fight for Kurdish nationalist goals
DUBAI (Reuters) - An unknown aircraft fired a missile on Wednesday in a deserted area near the southern city of Dailam in the province of Bushehr where Iran has a nuclear power plant, Iranian state television said.
"A powerful explosion was heard this morning on the outskirts of Dailam in the Bushehr province. Witnesses said that the missile was fired from an unknown plane 12 miles from the city," Iran's Arabic language Al-Alam said.