Reuters: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday she was confident of Russia and China's support to send Iran's nuclear case to the U.N. Security Council but she expected differences over exactly what steps to take.
Iran Focus: London, Jan. 31 An array of British parliamentarians and distinguished jurists called on the British government to cease its policy of appeasement towards the government of hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and remove the proscription of Irans main opposition group as a terrorist organisation.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic would lift all suspension on uranium enrichment and end snap inspection of its nuclear facilities if it was referred to the United Nations Security Council.
Reuters: The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had begun preparing for nuclear enrichment, which can make fuel for bombs, and continued to hinder a probe of unanswered questions about Iran's atomic aims.
The Wall Street Journal: Some of the world's largest finance and energy companies are severing ties with Iran, amid U.S. probes into their compliance with American sanctions and as the possibility of U.N. action grows closer.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31 Irans nuclear point-man Ali Larijani said Tuesday evening that the Islamic Republic will end snap inspections of its nuclear facilities by international inspectors if the UN nuclear agencys board of governors went ahead as is expected to report Tehran to the Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31 Iran threatened on Tuesday that it would end all voluntary cooperation with the United Nations nuclear watchdog if its nuclear file was reported to the Security Council.
Washington Post: Seven in 10 Americans would support international economic sanctions as a way to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, but there is considerable wariness about taking military action against Tehran, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31 Hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated on Monday the radical Palestinian group Hamas in their victory in the Palestinian elections, the state-run Fars news agency reported.
AP: The United States and other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council reached surprising agreement Tuesday that Iran should be hauled before that powerful body over its disputed nuclear program.
Reuters: British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday world powers had sent a strong signal to Iran by agreeing to involve the U.N. Security Council in the simmering dispute over Tehran's nuclear program.
AFP: Iran's response to diplomatic efforts to reach a compromise over its nuclear program is not good enough, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday ahead of a crunch meeting of key powers here.
Reuters: President George W. Bush will offer words of support on Tuesday in his State of the Union address to Iranians who want greater freedom as U.S. diplomats push for sanctions over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.