Reuters: The United States probably can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons without military action, but use of force, subject to congressional approval, is still an option, U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday.
The Independent: Iran has lost crucial support from its powerful ally Russia after the Iranian foreign ministry said Tehran is no longer considering a Russian compromise aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear threat.
Reuters: The government will call on Monday for an expansion of global broadcasting in Iran and more material in Farsi published on the Internet in an effort to support Iranians' aspirations for greater freedom.
New York Times: Nearly a year ago, not long after the assassination of Rafik Hariri, who was twice prime minister of Lebanon, Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon, unleashing a wave of patriotism here that prompted many to say that the Lebanese might finally be able to take control of their destiny.
Washington Post: As the dispute over its nuclear program arrives at the U.N. Security Council today, Iran has vaulted to the front of the U.S. national security agenda amid Bush administration plans for a sustained campaign against the ayatollahs of Tehran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 12 A close ally of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and a chief architect of Irans sponsorship of terrorist groups has defended remarks by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against Israel and the Holocaust, the state-run Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 12 Russia will reconsider its position on Irans nuclear activities after Tehran announced it was no longer interested in a deal from Moscow aimed at solving diplomatically the international standoff over the Islamic Republics suspected nuclear weapons activities, Russias Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 12 Banks, police cars, and government buildings were set on fire as violent clashes erupted on Saturday between security forces and angry residents in the north-western Iranian town of Piranshahr, according to eye-witnesses contacted by telephone.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 12 Iran is no longer considering a Russian proposal aimed at resolving the international standoff over its suspected nuclear weapons program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told reporters on Sunday.
The Sunday Telegraph: Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 11 An Iranian opposition satellite channel aired on Saturday footage of a demonstration in Tehran by hundreds of women celebrating International Womens Day, and a brutal raid by Irans security forces to break up the rally.