Wall Street Journal: We may never know the extent to which Iran was involved in Hezbollah's kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers -- the incident that started the war in Lebanon. Hezbollah is not merely Tehran's pawn, and may have acted entirely on its own.
Reuters: North Korea has been working closely with Iran to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, possibly using Chinese technology, and is building large bases to prepare for their deployment, a South Korean state-run think tank said.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia on Thursday to discuss the war in Lebanon, officials said.
AFP: An Iranian official said Wednesday the Islamic republic was losing confidence in the international community after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding it stop sensitive nuclear work.
AFP: US support of Israel's campaign in Lebanon to crush the Shiite militant group Hezbollah may end up being counter-productive and could empower Iran in its nuclear standoff with the West, analysts say.
AFP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday criticised the United Nations Security Council and the United States for "preventing a ceasefire in Lebanon", as Israel strikes deeper into Lebanon.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 02 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted United States policy in the Middle East and warned of an impending Muslim jihad, or holy war, against the West.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 02 - The following is the text of a major foreign policy speech on Tuesday by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. In the speech on the Middle East he called for a "complete renaissance" on foreign policy to combat "Reactionary Islam".