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Sunday 30 December 2012 - 19:00
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Iran: US plane made emergency landing 3 weeks ago

Iran: US plane made emergency landing 3 weeks ago
planeIrannews headlines on Sunday include landingU.S. plane in Iran for repairs3 weeks ago;Iranian Navys Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham rejectingreport of Yemen capturing Iranian arms ship; Iran court removing ban on reformist Sharq newspaper;Iran showcasing special forces during naval drills; Iran'sForeign Ministry remarks overPatriot batteries in Turkey meant to protect Israel andMaryam Amir Kamali becomingIran's first female football club-owner.
U.S. plane stuck in Iran for repairs after emergency landing
A small U.S. commercial plane has been stuck inIranfor nearly three weeks after making an emergency landing near the city of Ahvaz, the country's airports director said on Sunday.The plane was forced to land because of technical problems, Mahmoud Rasoulinejad said, quoted by the Mehr news agency.

Iran rejects report of Yemen capturing Iranian arms ship
Iranian Navys Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Gholam-Reza Khadem Bigham has rejected claims about the detention of an Iranian arms ship in Yemens port of Saleef.I do not confirm this report and I think that many such reports are political games, Khadem Bigham said on Sunday.

Iran court removes ban on reformist Sharq newspaper
The jury of Irans press court has removed ban on the Iranian daily,Sharq, and found its manager Mehdi Rahmanian not guilty of publishingfalse material.Following its session on December 23, the jury of the Iranian presscourt also acquited Sharq newspaper of the allegation of insultingIranian forces who fought during the eight-year of imposed war by Iraqagainst Iran.

Iran showcases special forces during naval drills: report
Iranian special forces and military diving units practiced defending their ports and coastline against attacks on Sunday, state-linked media reported during naval wargamesmeant to warn off states threatening the Islamic republic.The highly-publicized "Velayat 91" exercises are taking place across a wide area from the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil and gas shipping route, to the Gulf of Oman and northern parts of the Indian Ocean.

Iran says Patriot batteries in Turkey meant to protect Israel
NATO-backed Patriot missile batteries stationed on Turkeys border with Syria are actually meant to protect Israel from Iran, Tehrans Foreign Ministry said Saturday.The six long-range missile-defense batteries, which Ankara requested after Turkey was shelled on several occasions from inside Syria, are meant to keep Syrias civil war from spilling across the border into Turkey, NATO officials say.

Maryam Amir Kamali becomes Iran's first female football club-owner
Maryam Amir Kamali has become the first woman in the history of Iranian football league who owns a soccer club, whileIranian women arenot allowedto enter thestadiumsto watch football matches.As the first Iranian female team-owner, Maryam Amir Kamali has taken over "Nassaji Mazandaran" which is currently in the First league.


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