Reuters: French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy called on Monday for the U.N. Security Council to become involved in the dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying EU-Iran talks had hit a dead end.
New York Times: After more than a year and a half of resistance, Iran has given inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency access to a razed military site, but it has failed to meet other demands under its international treaty obligations, officials knowledgeable about the inspections said Sunday.
The Daily Telegraph: Iran has formed a top secret team of nuclear specialists to infiltrate the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, the UN-sponsored body that monitors its nuclear programme, The Daily Telegraph has been told.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 29 Seventeen British army officers and intelligence agents were behind Tuesdays twin bombings in the south-western city of Ahwaz, a news agency run by the Office of Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 29 Irans former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani described regional ally Syria as the frontline of Islam against the policies of the state of Israel, adding that the Islamic Republic had to defend it against enemy threats.
The Sunday Times: The drab compound that houses the Iranian embassy in Pyongyang is the focus of intense scrutiny by diplomats and intelligence services who believe that North Korea is negotiating to sell the Iranians plutonium from its newly enlarged stockpile a sale that would hand Tehran a rapid route to the atomic bomb.
Reuters: German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins her first official trip to Israel on Sunday, where she will voice concerns about Iran's nuclear programme and the victory of Islamist militant Hamas in the Palestinian election.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 28 Clashes erupted between Irans State Security Forces and bus drivers and union activists in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday after authorities arrested activists in an attempt to prevent a demonstration that had been planned for the day, local residents told Iran Focus.
Iran Focus: London, Jan. 28 United States President George W. Bush said on Friday that the Free World cannot allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, adding that there existed a real possibility that Tehrans nuclear file would be referred to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: London, Jan. 28 British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw stated once again on Saturday that Iran may be referred to the Untied Nations Security Council for breaching its international obligations vis-à-vis its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 28 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki warned European nations on Saturday that the referral of the Islamic Republics nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council would spell the end of all of Tehrans cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UNs nuclear watchdog.