Saturday, June 11, 2011
Youths hurl stones at Moroccans' Gate adjacent to Western Wall as Friday prayers draw to a close. Officers disperse rioters, arrest three
Police and Border Guard forces broke into the Temple Mount compound on Friday after stones were hurled at the end of Friday prayers. Officers dispersed the rioters using crowd dispersal means and isolated them. No injuries have been reported. Three worshippers were arrested.
Dozens of youths began to hurl stones at the Moroccans' Gate adjacent to the Western Wall as Friday prayers in the Old City drew to a close. Security forces were forced to enter the compound to put a stop to the violence.
Police arrested three worshippers, one of whom is suspected of hurling stones. The other two are suspected of inciting the violence. They were taken into questioning as the rest of the worshippers left the area. Jerusalem Police said that more arrests are expected over the weekend.
After reports on Iranian submarines entering Red Sea, deputy navy commander says Tehran to hold test runs for new submarine models in near future
Iran is expanding submarine fleet: Iranian Navy Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Moussavi said that the Islamic Republic will soon conduct test runs to examine new Iranian-made submarine models, Fars Iranian network reported on Thursday.
"The new submarines, built by the committed Iranian experts, will join the naval combat fleet," after being tested during upcoming military exercises, Moussavi said on Wednesday.
The deputy commander did not provide further detail on the new models to be tested, their size, weights or when the exercises are scheduled to take place.
Iran often boasts technological achievements in an effort to deter other regional countries and the West from launching an offensive against it, due to its controversial nuclear program.
On Thursday, China and Russia joined the Western powers and expressed concern over the Iranian nuclear program, after the Islamic Republic announced that it will increase uranium enrichment and move the production from Natanz to its nuclear facilities in Qum.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Iranian submarines were dispatched to the Red Sea in order to gather intelligence and keep surveillance over the movement of foreign fleets' submarines and vessels.
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