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.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 15 The European Parliament (EP) censured Iran on Wednesday over its suspected nuclear weapons program and declared its support for United Nations Security Council action against Tehran.
Reuters: Iran's ambassador to Portugal told a Portuguese radio interviewer it would have taken the Nazis 15 years to burn the corpses of 6 million people, a remark reflecting the denials of the Holocaust made by his president.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 15 Irans Defence Minister accused the West on Wednesday of scientific apartheid and rejected criticism in Western media against the Islamic Republic as a repeated scenario.
Reuters: Iranian police have arrested around 1,000 people in the central seminary city of Qom after violent clashes over the closure of a house of worship used by mystical Sufi Muslims, city officials said on Wednesday.
AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked Congress on Wednesday for $75 million this year to build democracy in Iran, saying the U.S. must support Iranians who are seeking freedoms under what she called a radical regime.
Washington Post: While the international community is locking horns with Iran over its plan to push ahead with uranium enrichment -- a potential first step toward making nuclear weapons -- a separate global confrontation is gathering steam over labor practices under the Iranian theocracy.
Wall Street Journal: Bush administration officials who promoted war with Iraq envisioned Americans reshaping the country in their own image after the war. Instead, the reshaping is increasingly being carried out by Iran -- the same nation that has provoked a diplomatic furor over its nuclear ambitions.