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Iran opens 2 new missile plants

Last Updated: Saturday, February 06, 2010, 15:17

Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi opened two new missile production plants on Saturday, just three days after Tehran fired a rocket carrying live animals into space, state television reported.

Minister insists Iran has no desire to develop atomic bomb

Last Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2009, 21:55

Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Saturday renewed Iran`s insistence that it has no ambitions to develop an atomic bomb as world powers sought urgent talks on its latest proposals to allay concerns.

Iranian minister nomination spurs protests in Argentina

Last Updated: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 10:04

The nomination of Ahmad Vahidi to head the Iranian Defence Ministry spurred protests in Argentina, where Justice officials have accused him of being involved in the 1984 bombing of the Jewish mutual association AMIA.