AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put Iran on notice Sunday that the incentives offered by the West to end its nuclear program are not open-ended, although she declined to say Tehran had a firm deadline to respond.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 04 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened on Sunday that the Islamic Republic may disrupt oil supplies in the region if the United States continued to pressure it to abandon its nuclear activities.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 04 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had an inalienable right to carry out uranium enrichment and that it was not willing to negotiate over the matter with any other country, state television reported on Sunday.
New York Times: On a Tuesday afternoon two months ago, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down to a small lunch in President Bush's private dining room behind the Oval Office and delivered grim news to her boss: Their coalition against Iran was at risk of falling apart.
Reuters: Europe's foreign policy chief Javier Solana is ready to travel to Iran to present a package of incentives agreed by world powers for Tehran to give up atomic fuel work, Solana's spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Bloomberg: The U.S. will "wait a while" for Iran to respond to incentives to abandon any nuclear weapons development, said U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, declining to specify what repercussions might follow.
Reuters: Russia and China can opt out but will not block U.N. sanctions that may be imposed on Iran if it refuses to suspend its nuclear enrichment programme, a diplomat from the European Union told Reuters on Friday.
New York Times: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday defied pressure from foreign leaders to accept a package of incentives in return for ending all nuclear activities, saying Iran will pursue its legal right to develop a peaceful nuclear program.
AP: The United States warned Iran it will not have much time to respond once it is offered an international package of rewards to encourage it to suspend uranium enrichment, suggesting that the window could soon close and be replaced by penalties.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 02 Iran rejected on Friday conditions set out by United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to pave the way for direct dialogue between Tehran and Washington, and hinted it may carry out uranium enrichment to close to 20 percent.