Smog in Tehran:
“Sadly, there’s no longer the slightest whiff of the Orient about the Iranian capital. Pollution, chronic overcrowding and a lack of responsible planning have conspired to turn Tehran into a metropolis you’re best getting into and out of as soon as possible. The heavy smog, which hovers ominously over the city, blocks out the views of the mountains for much of the time. At certain times of the year, especially in summer, it descends with unbearable effect and drives people out of Tehran in coughing, wheezing droves, whiles the radio warns those with heart conditions not to leave their houses. In summer one breath is all it takes to absorb the full horror of Tehran’s toxin-laden air. Nearly 40% of all transport is in small cars, mainly Paykans, which pump more than 50 million tonnes of carbonated gases, including 1.3 million tonnes of carbon monoxide, into the air every year. In Tehran alone vehicles use up 10 million tonnes of fossil fuels each year and it’s getting worse. If the pollution starts to hurt your throat, or you have asthma, it may be best to head for the hills”, by David A. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS OF TEHRAN >>
(New York, NY) Holocaust survivors, students and activists by the thousands protested outside the U.N. against Ahmadinejad. CBS 2's Marcia Kramer reports.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad declared a national holiday in honor of nuclear technology and posted photos of a tour of a uranium enrichment plant on his presidential site. David Martin reports.
Sen. Barack Obama says he's open to meeting with the leaders of North Korea and Iran if he's elected, while Sen. John McCain says he strongly disagrees.
US presidential rivals Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama were asked about their stance on Iran in their televised debate.
A few notes on Persian Cats, also referred to as Persian Kitty's in this article:
- The Persian Kitty (Persia: گربه ایرانی ) is one of the oldest breeds of cats. In Britain, it is called the Longhair or Persian Longhair.
- Longevity is usually between 10 and 19 years on average.
- Because their fur is too long and dense, Persian kitty's need regular grooming.
The Persian Gulf War, also known as the Gulf War is also known as the mother of all battles (Um Al Mā'arik) Ar: ام المعارك in Iraq:
The Persian Gulf War international conflict was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
The Gulf war started when Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, ordered the invasion of Kuwait with the goal of acquiring its large oil reserves, canceling a large debt Iraq owed to Kuwait. It also wanted to expand Iraqi power in the middle east.
Bush UN Speech General Assembly Pt 1
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