Wall Street Journal: Iran is about to award a lucrative gas deal to the country's Revolutionary Guards, a senior Iranian oil official said, in the latest sign of turbulence in the nation's huge but underfinanced energy industry.
Reuters: Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium for power generation provided there is close monitoring by U.N. inspectors to ensure that it is not trying to develop atomic weapons, Germany's defence minister said.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan urged Iran on Tuesday to speed up its response to an international proposal aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 There have been some 480 anti-government protests in Iran since in the Iranian calendar month ending June 21, according to a tally provided to Iran Focus by Iranian dissidents.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 A Tehran-based human rights group has voiced concern about the rapidly-deteriorating state of health of an Iranian journalist who was imprisoned in May for reporting on massive anti-government demonstrations in Irans north-western Azeri provinces.
Reuters: Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations meet in Moscow on Thursday to decide how best to nudge Iran to give a clear answer to proposals aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear plans.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 28 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Britain for the problems and suffering of the Iraqi people, the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.
Reuters: A meeting between European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator has been postponed until after Group of Eight foreign ministers meet on Thursday, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday.
New York Times: Iran's supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday that there was "no use" negotiating with the United States over Iran's nuclear program, because his nation had no intention of surrendering what he called "our undeniable right of using nuclear technology."
Reuters: The government said on Tuesday that major world powers would not be drawn into talks about talks as they await Iran's response to their offer of incentives to defuse a standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
Bloomberg: Iran will maintain its right to develop nuclear technology in the face of pressure from the U.S. and its allies to suspend a uranium enrichment program, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 27 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will soon travel to Baghdad to meet and hold talks with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the government-run news agency Fars reported on Monday.
UPI: The charismatic leader of the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, whose at times enigmatic Mojahedeen-e-Khalq have been accused of everything from terrorism to Marxism to being a secretive sect, discusses the MeK, the situation in Iran and the future of her country in an exclusive interview with Claude Salhani, International Editor with United Press International.
New York Times: The new British ambassador in Tehran urged President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today to give an "early response" to an international package presented to Iran aimed at ending a standoff over its nuclear program.