The Christian Science Monitor: With Poland's Solidarity movement of the 1980s as its model, the Bush administration wants to boost support for opposition groups inside Iran as a way to counter the actions of the Tehran government.
Iran Focus: Washington, D.C., Feb. 16 United States lawmakers condemned Iran on Thursday for violating its international nuclear non-proliferation obligations and announced their support for efforts to report Tehran to the United Nations Security Council.
Reuters: China urged the diplomatic resolution of Iran's nuclear standoff on Thursday, a day after the United States warned that Tehran was defying the international community by resuming uranium enrichment.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 16 A top international rights group blasted on Thursday the hard-line government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for failing to address the dire human rights situation in that country.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 16 A European Parliamentary group accused Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) of being active in the European Union, hours after the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning Tehrans suspected nuclear weapons activities its defiance of the international community.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 16 More than 100 hard-liners gathered outside the German embassy in Tehran Thursday morning to protest the publication of insulting cartoons of the Islamic prophet Muhammad in European dailies and the European Unions stance against Tehrans nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 16 Irans top security official gave a knee-jerk reaction to a statement Thursday morning by French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy who described Tehrans nuclear program as a clandestine, military project, threatening to end Iranian oil supplies to the West.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 15 An Iranian court sentenced seven individuals to death for allegedly playing a role in twin bombings in the south-western city of Ahwaz that occurred in January, the state-run daily Iran reported on Wednesday.