Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 20 Irans chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani will meet with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana next week, Iranian state television reported on Wednesday.
Voice of America: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address to the United Nations coincided with sharp criticism of the Iranian leader in the U.S. Congress. The House of Representatives debated three resolutions dealing with political and human rights issues in Iran
Washington Post: Before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials confidently predicted that the toppling of Saddam Hussein would lead to renewed momentum on the Israeli-Palestinian peace track. "The road to Jerusalem leads through Baghdad" was a common refrain.
Wall Street Journal: Super Micro Computer Inc. pleaded guilty to a felony charge of exporting computer components to Iran in 2001 and 2002 in violation of a national security ban, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California said.
Reuters: The United States is willing to give European negotiator Javier Solana more time for talks on the nuclear issue with Iran but major powers will support sanctions if Tehran does not suspend uranium enrichment, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
AP: The United States tried Tuesday to salvage its plan to punish Iran with sanctions if it won't back down in a nuclear standoff with the West, even as President Bush told Iranians he hopes that one day "America and Iran can be good friends."
New York Times: President Bush and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, separated by several hours and oceans of perspective, clashed at the United Nations on Tuesday over Irans nuclear ambitions and each others place in the world.
Reuters: A U.S. senator compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Hitler and made fun of his name on Tuesday during a congressional hearing on the U.S. strategy to end Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program.
AP: President Bush exhorted Iran to "come to the table" to discuss its nuclear weapons program while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the world will have a credibility problem if it doesn't confront Tehran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 19 Hundreds of Iranian women gathered outside the offices of the judiciary in Tehran on Tuesday in protest to the impending execution of a female prisoner, dissidents have told Iran Focus.
AFP: A new armor-busting rocket-propelled grenade believed to be of Iranian origin has shown up in Iraq in what may be "a hint about things to come," the commander of US forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.
Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday the international community faced a "credibility issue" if it did not impose U.N. sanctions against Iran for refusing to abandon nuclear activities.