AFP: The United States said Wednesday it was working closely with Russia and China on ratcheting up pressure on Iran if it did not suspend its sensitive nuclear program by next week as mandated by the United Nations.
AFP: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the United States to be as "flexible" with Iran on its nuclear programme as it had been with North Korea, Russian news agencies reported Wednesday.
New York Times: One of the questions posed by skeptics about the Bush administration assertions about Irans meddling in Iraq is why the charges are coming to light only now, when American officials say the shipment of lethal weapons from Iran to Shiite militias was first detected several years ago.
Daily Telegraph: Diplomatic pressure should be targeted at isolating the president of Iran before further, fateful steps are contemplated, we argued in our leader columns this week. Quite right. But what prospect is there of using the courts to undermine Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
Reuters: Iraq has closed its borders with Iran and Syria as part of a security crackdown aimed at stopping foreign fighters and weapons entering the country, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said on Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 15 - The following is the full transcript of a press conference by United States President George W. Bush at the White House. Bush accused Iran on Wednesday of providing deadly improvised explosive devises, or IEDs, to networks inside Iraq.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 15 At least 11 members of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in a bombing in the restive south-eastern province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan, state media reported on Wednesday, revising an earlier death toll of 18.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 15 Switzerland has imposed sanctions on Iran for its failure to heed demands by the United Nations Security Council that it suspend its uranium enrichment activities, the website Swissinfo reported.
The Guardian: Senior commanders of the Mahdi army, the militia loyal to the radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, have been spirited away to Iran to avoid being targeted in the new security push in Baghdad, a high-level Iraqi official told the Guardian yesterday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 14 Irans chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani made yet another unexpected trip to Riyadh on Wednesday to meet and hold talks with Saudi officials, the official news agency IRNA reported.
New York Times: International inspectors confirmed this month that Iran is equipping its uranium enrichment plant at Natanz, a step that brings it closer to building an atomic bomb and brashly defies a United Nations resolution passed in December.