UK McRae 2 - WRAP World Rally champion killed in Scotland helicopter crash, day shots, police
NAME: UK MCRAE 2 20070916I TAPE: EF07/1101 IN_TIME: 10:16:22:04 DURATION: 00:02:46:17 SOURCES: SKY/CCTV/VNR DATELINE: Jerviswood, 16 Sept 2007/FILE RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST: Sky News - No Access UK/CNNi/RTE Lanarkshire, Scotland - 16 September, 2007 1. Rally driver, Colin McRae's home 2. Pan of land surrounding house 3. Wide of house 4. Police in field 5. Wide of house with police vehicles and others parked outside 6. Wide of land 7. Police in field 8. Police outside house 9. Wide of land 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tim Love, chief superintendent police officer: "The occupants of the helicopter have been named as Colin McCrae, his son Johnny, a friend of the family - a young boy of six, and a friend of Colin McCrae. At the moment we are carrying out investigations with the air investigators. We have the location secure. We will be working today to try to recover the remains of the four people that were on board the helicopter. It will be difficult for us to do that today, but we will do everything in our power to succeed with that. We also have officers from our force that are working very closely with the family, liaison officers. It is what would appear to be a tragic accident at this time." 11. Tilt-down of local church, AUDIO: bells ringing 12. Pan of church service, AUDIO: singing 13. Local minister, Reverend Alison Meikle, addressing congregation 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend Alison Meikle, local minister: "Everybody just can't fathom what's happened. It's very difficult for the community, because, as far as we know there's a few members of the local community have been involved in this accident, this tragic accident. So really, it's one of disbelief and upset, deep upset for the family and so our prayers, our thoughts are with all the families involved at this time." 15. Wide of land surrounding McRae's house 16. Wide of police outside house CCTV - No Access China FILE: Huairou, China - 23 June 1997 17. Various of McRae driving 18. Close-up of McRae inside vehicle VNR FILE - Bologna, Italy - 8 -11 December 2004 19. McRae driving at Bologna motor show 20. McRae waving to crowd, UPSOUND: cheering STORYLINE: Rally driver Colin McRae was killed in a helicopter crash in Scotland along with his five-year-old son Johnny and two others, police said on Sunday. McRae, who had 25 race wins in a World Rally Championship career, was 39 years. McRae was piloting the helicopter, which he owned and was licensed to fly, when it crashed on Saturday in a wooded area near his home Lanark. McRae raced in the World Rally Championship from 1987 until 2004, becoming champion in 1995. He also took part in the Paris to Dakar rally, the Le Mans 24 hour race, the Race of Champions and the X Games. McRae also lent his name to a best-selling computer game. The two other people who died in the crash, were named by police as six-year-old Ben Porcelli and 37-year-old Graeme Duncan. Sky News footage showed police carrying out investigations at the scene of the crash on Sunday. "We will be working today to try to recover the remains of the four people that were on board the helicopter," chief superintendent Tim Love said. "It is what would appear to be a tragic accident at this time," he added. The aircraft was badly burned, making it impossible for police to immediately identify the occupants. Reverend Alison Meikle, a local minister said the local community was finding it hard to believe what had happened. "As far as we know there's a few members of the local community have been involved in this accident, this tragic accident," Meikle said. The son of five-time British rally champion Jimmy McRae, Colin McRae was competing on motorbikes by age seven. He competed in his first rally in 1985, but qualified as a plumber while he built his racing career, which kicked off when he became the British rally champion in 1991 and 1992. He lifted the world title in 1995, and was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001. He won 25 races in a World Rally Championship career that ran from 1987 to 2004. He made intermittent appearances on the WRC circuit until 2006. McRae's flamboyant racing style earned many fans in all types of motorsport and lifted the profile of rallying in Britain.
Maradona statue placed outside stadium in Naples
NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 25: A life-size statue of the Napoli and Argentina legend Diego Armando Maradona was placed outside the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy. Made by sculptor Domenico Sepe, the statue shows Maradona with his number 10 shirt. Football players, coaches, and fans on Thursday commemorated Maradona on the first anniversary of his untimely passing last year. His former clubs Boca Juniors, Barcelona, and Napoli paid tribute to Maradona on social media, as the 1986 FIFA World Cup winner died of heart failure on Nov. 25, 2020. He was 60. Maradona was a versatile player on the pitch who could play in various positions for the offense. Like his compatriot Lionel Messi, Maradona was known for his pace, highly skilled technique, and dribbling skills. One of the iconic football figures of all time, Maradona, then just 25, was the Argentina captain when he helped his nation win the 1986 World Cup. Maradona played for Boca Juniors, Barcelona, and Napoli to lift nine club trophies. The Argentine national was a beloved Napoli player, as he helped them win the 1987 and 1990 Italian Serie A titles as well as the 1989 UEFA Cup. Following his death, Napoli's San Paolo Stadium was renamed the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. At some Serie A matches in November, Napoli players wore a special kit dedicated to Maradona featuring a massive fingerprint design over a Maradona silhouette. An artist created the pattern to refer to the eternal imprint the Argentine great made on Naples' culture and the game as a player. Maradona was a remarkable player, but as a manager, things did not go as well. He was a head coach for the Argentine national team for the 2010 World Cup held in South Africa. (Footage by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
HOT CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 1987
A LOOK AT SOME COOL CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 1987, HOLIDAYS.
GAME SHOW GURU MARK RICHARDS INTERVIEW 1987
GAME SHOW GURU MARK RICHARDS TELLS HOW TO GET ON GAMESHOWS AND HOW TO DO WELL ONCE YOU GET THERE. INTERVIEW AND DEMONSTRATIONS. HE OWNS A COMPANY CALLED “THE GAME SHOW COMPANY”.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
AUTHOR TIM BROOKS INTERVIEW 1987
The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present is a trade paperback reference work by the American television researchers Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, first published by Ballantine Books in 1979.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
DR. JOYCE BROTHERS INTERVIEW 1987
Joyce Diane Brothers was an American psychologist, television personality, and columnist. She first became famous in 1955 for winning the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, the only woman to do so.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
CELEBRITY HOCKEY GAME 1987
CELEBRITY HOCKEY GAME FOR CHARITY AT THE MET CENTER IN SAINT PAUL, MN IN 1987. THE MINNESOTA ALL STARS VERSUS HOLLYWOOD TYPES. MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
DISABLED FOOTBALL PLAYER 1987
FEATURE ON FOOTBALL PLAYER DAVE STEVENS WHO HAS NO LEGS BUT STILL ACHIEVES GREATNESS ON THE GRIDIRON. DAVE’S A NOSE TACKLE FOR AUGSBURG COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM BUT ALSO TRIES JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER SPORT.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
MINNEAPOLIS VYING FOR THE SUPER BOWL (1984)
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
DICK CLARK INTERVIEW 1987
Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations. As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Iggy Pop, Ike & Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Talking Heads, Simon & Garfunkel and Madonna. Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and likewise among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture". Due to his perennially youthful appearance and his largely teenaged audience of American Bandstand, Clark was often referred to as "America's oldest teenager" or "the world's oldest teenager". In his off-stage roles, Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions (a financial interest in which he sold off in his later years). He also founded the American Bandstand Diner, a restaurant chain modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe.[vague] In 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show, similar to the Grammy Awards. Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004. With speech ability impaired, Clark returned to his New Year's Rockin' Eve show a year later on December 31, 2005. Subsequently, he appeared at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006, and every New Year's Rockin' Eve show through the December 31, 2011 episode. He died on April 18, 2012, of a heart attack, at the age of 82, following prostate surgery.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
BANDY IN MINNESOTA 1987
Bandy is a team winter sport played on ice, in which skaters use sticks to direct a ball into the opposing team's goal. The sport is considered a form of hockey and has a common background with ice hockey and field hockey. Bandy has also been influenced by the rules of association football: both games are normally played in halves of 45 minutes, there are 11 players on each team, and the fields in both games are about the same size. Bandy is played, like ice hockey, on ice but players use bowed sticks and a small ball, as in field hockey
AUTHOR IRA SHAPIRO INTERVIEW 1987
Ira Shapiro has a lot of experience changing careers. He is an author and book publisher who started as a science textbook editor and financial public relations man after hitchhiking around America for five months, joining the Army and earning paratrooper wings. With his wife, Jacqueline Dedell, he has become an angel investor, land preservationist, residential real estate renovator, tableware manufacturer and farmer/breeder raising 150 animals. Ira and Jacqueline are co-founders of Take Two Interactive, which owns the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise. They also co-founded Phizzle, a software company that has a unique edge computing solution and an in-memory database architecture that can analyze large volumes of real-time transactions per second and advance the Internet of Things unlike any other company in the world. Ira was the catalyst and associate publisher of the best-selling photo book, A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union, which he helped create to ease tensions between the "Evil Empire" Soviet Union and the rest of the world during the Cold War of the 80s. Other companies he founded published an avant garde art book that was adopted as a college text and numerous picture books related to commercial photography, illustration and graphic design.
Iran Nuclear Clips
23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
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23 August 2006 Iranian Nuclear Clips NY-2 X-79 1040 IRAN X79 10:43:21 060823#004 - IRAN REACTION ap0530g Dopesheet APTN-0530: ++Iran Reaction Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Reaction in Tehran to developments on nuclear policy SOURCE: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Tehran - 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of a street in Tehran 2. Wide of newspaper kiosk 3. Close up of Tehran Times newspaper headline reading (English) "What is Iran's response?" 4. People looking at newspaper headlines 5. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Amir Nasiri, university student and Tehran resident: "The sanctions have been imposed on us for many years and we are not intimidated by sanctions. We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue." 6. Wide of newspaper kiosk 7. Close-up of headline reading (English) "Way open for fresh talks" 8. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Navid Pourmirza, university student and Tehran resident: "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment." 9. Newspapers laid out for sale 10. Wide of traffic STORYLINE: There were mixed reactions on the streets of Tehran on Wednesday to the latest developments in the controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear programme. The Iranian government on Tuesday delivered a written response to a diplomatic package presented in June by the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany that offers Iran incentives if it halts uranium enrichment, and threatens sanctions if it does not. Iran said it was ready for serious negotiations on its nuclear program, offering a new formula to resolve a crisis with the West. Iranian officials offered no details of the response, but it appeared geared at enticing those countries into further negotiations by offering a broad set of proposals vague enough to hold out hope of progress in resolving the standoff. But an Iranian news agency said on Tuesday the government was unwilling to abandon uranium enrichment - the key U.S. demand. Amir Nasiri, a university student and Tehran resident, shrugged off the threat of sanctions, saying Iran was not intimidated, and that nuclear technology was important. "We need this modern technology (nuclear) and our people back the government on this issue," he added. But another student and resident, Navid Pourmirza, urged compromise on the issue. "At the present time, sanctions would be a loss to Iran and our politicians should act tactfully and accept at least a short-term suspension of uranium enrichment," she said. The Iranian newspapers were full of the news of the latest developments, as the UN said it would now study Iran's response to the offer, before deciding its next step. The world powers, the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany, have given Iran until August 31 to accept the package. Tuesday's announcement was the latest development in the yearlong standoff over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran says it wants to master the technology to generate nuclear power. But critics say Iran is interested in uranium enrichment because it can also be used to make the fissile core of nuclear weapons 10:44:55 060823#049 - IRAN TALKS GMA SCIUTTO Dopesheet Live top- The early reaction from the international community is not what the US wanted. China and Russia this morning saying they prefer more talks, more time, despite Iran's clear refusal to suspend its nuclear activities. Taped piece- Iran's top nuclear negotiator promised a new formula for talks, but in the end Iran refused the key demand of both the UN and the US.that it suspend its enrichment of uranium.which the Bush administration fears could be a step toward building a nuclear weapon. Western officials have held off on any official reaction. But the US ambassador to the UN again threatened less carrot, more stick. Sot/John Bolton, US Representative to the UN: "Their unwillingness to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons will result in our efforts in the Security Council to obtain economic sanctions." During our travels through Iran this month, we found most Iranians supportive of their country's nuclear ambitions.even in the face of sanctions. Farsi SOT with Iranian nut vendor: 'We cooperated with the UN and we didn't get anything in return, he said, 'we were just defending ourselves' Live close- Now sets up a show-down in the UN Security Council next week.US facing real difficulty to muster the votes for economic sanctions.real doubts that Iran can be talked out of its nuclear ambitions 10:46:08 060823#053 - IRAN WARGAMES ap1230g Notes Supered Dopesheet APTN-1230: ++Iran Wargames Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Iran tests ground-to-sea missile SOURCE: IRIB DATELINE: Sistan-o-Balochestan, 23 August 2006 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of ground to sea missile launching 2. Various of ground to sea missile launching and hitting targets 3. Iran's joint chief of staff Abdorrahim Mosavi 4. Wide of target on seashore 5. Missile firing 6. Various of explosions 7. Mosavi and other army commanders 8. Various of missiles launching and explosions 9. SOUNDBITE: (Farsi) Colonel Ghorbanzadeh, military manoeuvres planner: "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore." 10. Various of underwater explosives being fixed 11. Wide of explosion on water surface 12. Various of army divers jumping into water STORYLINE Iran test fired a series of missiles on Wednesday as part of a series of large-scale military manoeuvres geared at testing the country's new defensive doctrine. Iranian television broadcast pictures showing exercises off the seashore, with exercises visible both above and below the surface of the water. "We are evaluating our ground to sea missiles during these war games. Since the threats from enemies are not limited to ground, Iran's infantry force wants to prove that it can tackle even those threats on the seashore," said Colonel Ghorbanzadeh of the Iranian army. The current round of war games began on Saturday with state-run television reporting the military activity would occur in 14 of the country's 30 provinces, lasting as long as five weeks. Iran routinely holds war games to test the military equipment it builds at home. The military exercises come as Iran faces heightened international scrutiny because of its contentious nuclear programme and for claims by the US and its allies that the regime is supporting the guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon, accusations which Iran denies. The military exercise, involving 12 infantry regiments, is called "The Blow of Zolfaghar," in reference to a sword that belonged to Imam Ali, one of the most revered figures of Islam for Shiite Muslims. A majority of Iran's 70 (m) million people are Shiite. 10:47:40 Also an additional story from Iran about yesterday's dispute about a Romanian oil rig Iran Romania reax EVNX Date Shot: 23-AUG-2006 Location: TEHRAN Country: IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) Sound: NATURAL Language: Source: GBAPTN Shotlist: TEHRAN - 23 AUGUST 2006 1. Wide exterior of Romanian embassy 2. Close up of sign reading (Romanian) "Romanian embassy" 3. Embassy staff and Romanian Charge d'affaires 4. Woman's statue outside the embassy 5. Set-up shot Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "The chief of the military vessel gave them a deadline, "you have one hour to receive us onboard". They refused and after one hour they started to shoot and in ten minutes - that means 10:30 (local time)- they occupied the platform. As the first thing, they sealed the transmission room and we lost the contact to them." 7. Close up of handwriting 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "They produced a paper which is like coming from Kish Judiciary, the Kish court saying that for the moment the rig is uner arrest." 9. Mircea Has in interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "We don't know whether (they shot) in the air or against us, but a hundred percent they fired." 11. Close up of Mircea Has hands 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Occupying by force civilians, you know, and equipments, according to all international regulations, it's not a very simple question. Just think about it, the platform is a Romanian territory." 13. Mircea Has in interview 14. SOUNDBITE (English) Mircea Has, Romanian Charge d'affaires in Iran "Today early in the morning I started again. Maybe in one hour I'm going to the Foreign Affairs. There's also a call for the president office here I'm waiting and in between maybe in two hours, three hours my diplomats are on the platform." 15. Wide of Mircea Has leaving the interview Dopesheet: The top diplomat at the Romanian embassy in Tehran told AP Television on Wednesday that the Iranian military did fire on a Romanian oil rig and its crew in the Persian Gulf a day earlier, in an an incident stemming from a commercial dispute. The Romanian charge d'affaires to Iran, Mircea Has, said the rig is "a Romanian territory" and that occupying it by force "is not a very simple question". In an interview with AP Television, Has said Romanian diplomats were being dispatched to the rig on Wednesday. Several Iranian warships fired on the rig on Tuesday, and troops from the vessel boarded and seized it, said the private company GSP, which owns the rig Orizont. The crew of 20 Romanians and seven Indians were held for several hours on the rig's heliport before being freed to return to their quarters. GSP's president said one of the cranes was destroyed in the attack and added that an Iranian court had ordered the rig to remain in Iranian waters pending resolution of a legal dispute. No crew members were injured, he said. On Tuesday, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Iran's ambassador to explain the incident and that Romania's charge d'affaires in Iran, Mircea Has, was instructed to lodge an official protest. The Orizont rig has been moored near Kish island in the Persian Gulf since October, GSP said. GSP, also known as the Oil Services Group, is a private Romanian company established in 2004, which operates six offshore rigs that it bought from Romania's largest oil company, Petrom. The Orizont rig was built in 1987 and weighs 13,000 tons. Kish, in the southern end of the Persian Gulf, houses the offices of about 100 Iranian and foreign oil companies.
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