Iran Focus: London, Jan. 23 Irans top nuclear negotiator warned the West on Sunday that the Islamic Republic would resume uranium enrichment on an industrial scale if the international dispute over its suspected nuclear weapons work was referred to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 22 Irans former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday that the European Union had attempted to negatively influence the case of the Islamic Republics nuclear activities.
International Herald Tribune: As the Bush administration and its European allies pursue a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear standoff, some top legislators of both parties pressed Sunday for a more vigorous approach, including a possible military option.
New York Times: Senator John Kerry was here recently, inquiring about nuclear bargains being struck between India and the United States. Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, was here, too, calling on India to open its retail sector to American business.
The Scotsman: George Santayana, the American political philosopher, famously said Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are destined to repeat them. We had better prepare ourselves for some sharp history lessons if current events in Iran are anything to go by. As the brutal, fascist regime tightens its grip in that beleaguered nation, the parallels with the rise of Nazi Germany are menacing.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 22 Ali Larijani, the secretary-general of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said on Sunday that he will travel to Moscow to meet Russian officials on a Russian proposal aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the international standoff over Tehrans suspected nuclear weapons program.
Reuters: Firebrand Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has assured Iran that his Shi'ite Muslim militiamen will support the Islamic Republic if it comes under attack, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
The Sunday Telegraph: Iran has secretly extended the uranium enrichment plant at the centre of the international controversy over its resumption of banned nuclear research earlier this month, satellite imagery has revealed.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has transferred no money from its foreign accounts, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on Sunday, denying reports from the central bank governor that such transfers had begun.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 21 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told European nations on Friday to open their doors to the Jews of Israel, so that Israel could be removed from the map of the Middle East.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 21 A senior commander of Irans Revolutionary Guards who once vowed that no part of the Islamic world is going to be safe and secure for America was named as the new head of the Guards Air Force.
Reuters: Pakistan will not rush into a deal for a natural gas pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistani while the United Nations has Iran's nuclear program under scrutiny, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Friday.