Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans top nuclear official said Tuesday evening that Tehran was not prepared to negotiate with the international community on its decision to resume suspended nuclear activities, and menacingly warned that if we lose, others in the region will also lose.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the countys Majlis, or Parliament, on Tuesday that Tehran had formally informed the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, that it has started work at is massive nuclear enrichment site in Natanz, a state-run news agency reported.
The Times - Leading articles: At least Iran has now been honest. Its announcement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it is to resume nuclear research and development puts an end to Tehrans absurd pretence of negotiating a continued suspension. It has been clear, from the start, that the minuet danced with the Europeans was merely a device to win time and confuse the West.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3 Irans former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani warned Arab states of the Persian Gulf to stay away from contentious issues that will only provide the Big Powers with opportunities for mischief-making, the state-run media reported on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a parliamentary committee that his remarks calling for Israel to be wiped off the map and describing the Holocaust as a myth had a profound impact on Muslims around the world, providing a shock that was needed to awaken the Muslims who are in a state of lethargy, a government-owned news agency reported on Tuesday.
AFP: France on Tuesday called on Iran to reverse its decision to restart nuclear research after a two-year suspension, and said Tehran should respond to the concerns of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
AFP: A German arrested along with a Frenchman during a fishing trip off the coast of southern Iran will go on trial in the city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday, the German foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Reuters: Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday that it would resume suspended nuclear-fuel research on January 9, a move likely to alarm the West which believes Tehran is seeking to make atom bombs.
Reuters: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told lawmakers the foreign policy of detente adopted by his two predecessors had achieved little and reduced Iran's standing in the Islamic world, a lawmaker said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Iran rejected on Tuesday any proposal aimed at defusing the international standoff over its suspected nuclear weapons program which involved Tehran enriching uranium exclusively in Russia.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 02 A top Iranian lawmaker on Monday rejected Russias proposal to break the deadlock over Irans nuclear program as unacceptable and announced that Tehran would recommence suspended nuclear activities at its giant uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, central Iran, in the coming days.