The Guardian : Aug. 12 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is preparing to confront the US and the UN security council over Iran's nuclear activities, partly to divert attention from the country's worsening economic problems, Tehran sources say.
The New York Times : Baghdad, Aug. 11 Iran is pressing Shiite militias here to step up attacks against the American-led forces in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the American ambassador to Iraq said Friday. Iran may foment even more violence as it faces off with the United States and United Nations over its nuclear program in the coming weeks, he added.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Aug. 11 An armed militia launched a massive raid on the offices of a prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric vehemently opposed to Iranian regime in the southern city of Basra days after a bomb went off in his office in the holy city of Karbala, Iraqi television reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 11 Iran demanded that United States-led forces leave Iraq, after a suicide bomber blew himself up close to a revered Shiite shrine in the city of Najaf killing at least 35 people.
Reuters: A group of U.S. senators pressed China on its ties with North Korea and Iran, they said on Friday as they neared the end of a visit that covered Washington's often volatile trade and security links with the rising Asian power.
Reuters: Western nations are dragging their feet over halting hostilities between Israel and Lebanon because war helps their goals in the region, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in remarks published on Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 10 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that the Islamic Republic may cut its cooperation with the United Nations nuclear watchdog if the UN Security Council persisted in its demand that Tehran freeze its uranium enrichment program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 10 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will travel to Istanbul on Friday to hold talks with Turkish officials on the crisis in Lebanon, the official news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
Reuters: Interest rates, a slowing economy and near-record oil prices remain the main focus for U.S. investors, but news of a foiled plot to bomb commercial airliners is keeping geopolitical risk firmly on their minds.
Reuters: Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been found among Hizbollah guerrillas slain by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, Israel's Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday citing diplomatic sources.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an interview to U.S. television network CBS in which he criticized U.S. President George W. Bush's handling of the international response to Iran's nuclear program.