Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 16 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the ambassadors of Russia and China in Tehran that the Islamic Republic would not forgo its nuclear rights, the government-owned news agency Mehr reported on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times: Iran should halt its uranium enrichment activities and all related research and development, a senior Chinese official said Monday, even as he advised the United States to drop its push for sanctions in order to ease the nuclear dispute.
Iran Focus: London, May 16 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan urged Iran on Monday to cooperate with European countries that were seeking to find a diplomatic solution to the international standoff over Tehrans suspected nuclear weapons activities.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 15 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced on Monday that Tehran would reject any proposal by the European Union aimed at breaking the international deadlock over its nuclear program which called on the Islamic Republic to suspend uranium enrichment activities.
Iran Focus: London, May 15 The European Union called on Iran on Monday to suspend all uranium enrichment activities, warning that Tehran would become isolated by the international community if it failed to heed the call.
AFP: Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is to meet with the ambassadors of Britain, France and Germany as well as Russia and China on Monday amid the ongoing crisis over Tehran's nuclear programme.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 15 Irans former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accused the West on Monday of launching a psychological war against the Islamic Republic, a reference to the effort by the European Union and United States to convince the United Nations Security Council to adopt a binding resolution against Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons activities.
Reuters: The European Union will make Iran a generous offer of technology, economic and other incentives for Iran to abandon sensitive nuclear activities, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Monday.
Washington Times: The Pentagon is updating its options for attacking Iran to set back Tehran's nuclear program, but there is no immediacy to the planning as the Bush administration stays committed to a diplomatic track for now.
Daily Telegraph: Fears that Basra is slipping beyond control were fuelled at the weekend when the governor suspended the city's police chief, who is a strong supporter of British attempts to purge the force of militia elements.