AFP: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet with French President Jacques Chirac in Paris during a European swing this week focusing on the Iranian nuclear crisis, the State Department said Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 27 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the hard-line government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would take Iran to the point where the enemies of the Islamic Republic would be disappointed in confronting it, adding that Tehran would continue to pursue its nuclear activities despite Western opposition, state television reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 27 Radical Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned the countrys enemies that his government would give them a decisive and firm response over their opposition to the Islamic Republics nuclear activities, and vowed that Tehran would not retreat one iota from its position, Irans official news agency reported on Monday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 26 Hundreds of people have been arrested in Irans south-eastern province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan after a deadly ambush on a government convoy carrying dozens of top provincial officials, an informed source in Tehran told Iran Focus.
AP: U.N. inspectors should know by next week how far Iran has advanced on the path to nuclear enrichment, diplomats said Saturday - findings that could shape Security Council action against Tehran and hurt U.S. claims that Iran has accelerated its efforts.
New York Times: The Bush administration and Russia, struggling to forge a joint strategy on Iran, remain at odds over whether the United Nations Security Council should take a step toward imposing penalties on Iran by labeling its nuclear activities a threat to world peace, American and European officials say.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss the issue of Irans nuclear program, Irans state-run media reported Saturday.
AFP: Iran's supreme leader accused Britain Saturday of conspiring to stop the country's development through sabotage in the southern oil province of Khuzestan, the Tehran-based Arabic satellite news channel Al-Alam reported.
Washington Times - Editorial: The Treasury Department struck a blow against one branch of Iran's propaganda network on Thursday, designating Hezbollah's al Manar satellite television operation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization. The designation prohibits transactions between Americans and U.S. entities and al Manar, and freezes any assets al Manar may have under American jurisdiction.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Radical Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted on Saturday United States policy in the Middle East as divisive and said that Muslim nations could roll back by hundreds of kilometres the U.S. and Israel if they adopted a unified position.