Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would not back down in its efforts to obtain nuclear capabilities, state media reported.
The Guardian - Leader: It is another sign of the escalating crisis over Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions that the Islamic republic's foreign minister has warned of swift retaliation if, as expected, it is reported to the United Nations security council. Manouchehr Mottaki uses an interview with the Guardian today to threaten "severe consequences," including an end to snap inspections and other co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 02 British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday that the West had decided to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council for breaching its international obligations regarding its suspected nuclear weapons program.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 01 The head of the Belgian federal security service (VS) was forced to resign after it emerged that his force oversaw sales of machines related to nuclear weapons production to Iran.
Reuters: President George W. Bush vowed on Wednesday the United States would defend Israel militarily if needed against Iran and denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for "menacing talk" against Israel.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 01 British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw got an earful when he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki who threatened that the Islamic Republic would stop implementing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treatys Additional Protocol if its nuclear file was referred to the United Nations Security Council.
Reuters: India's stand on a likely vote to send Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear programme would depend on the wording of the resolution put to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.
Reuters: The U.N. Security Council's five permanent members have agreed on a resolution that asks the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency to report Iran to the top world body over its nuclear programme, the document's final text showed.
Iran Focus: Paris, Feb. 01 The main Iranian opposition coalition called on the international community on Tuesday to end its policy of appeasement and instead support democratic regime change in Iran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 01 A senior Iranian official threatened that Iran would create disturbances for the United States and European Union if they went through with their plan to refer the Islamic Republic to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 01 Iranian authorities hanged in public an individual accused of being a trouble-maker in the central city of Kerman, the state-run ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 01 Irans chief nuclear negotiator confirmed on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would resume uranium enrichment activities and end snap inspections of its nuclear facilities if its was either referred or reported to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 01 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted on Wednesday United States President George W. Bushs State of the Union address, while insisting that the Islamic Republic would push ahead with its nuclear activities at all costs.