Reuters: German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Thursday for a united front to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, with no repeat of the European disunity that preceded the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Bloomberg: Iran rejected a U.S.-backed bid for a United Nations resolution demanding that the Islamic republic halt uranium enrichment, as diplomats forecast difficult negotiations over a measure that might lead to military action.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 04 A senior Iranian military commander said on Thursday that no country would dare attack the Islamic Republic since Iran had scientific knowledge about the enemies weak points.
Reuters: President George W. Bush demanded on Wednesday that Iran give up nuclear weapons ambitions "for the sake of world peace," as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised diplomacy in dealing with Tehran.
Reuters: Russia on Wednesday threw itself behind the need for a new Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear program and said it hoped the measure could be adopted before Monday's meeting of major power foreign ministers in New York.
Los Angeles Times: Despite the objections of Russia and China, the U.S., Britain and France introduced a draft Security Council resolution Wednesday that would legally compel Iran to halt its nuclear enrichment activities.
Times Online: Never mind the football hooligans. The thorniest political dilemma facing Germany as it prepares to host the World Cup is what to do about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Irans hardline president, if he insists on coming to watch his team play next month.
Reuters: The United States, Britain and France introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution on Wednesday demanding Iran suspend uranium enrichment efforts that the West suspects are part of a secret nuclear weapons program.