Reuters: Iran still plans to reply by August 22 to a package of atomic incentives proposed by six major world powers, an official said on Monday, but more senior politicians have already rejected the terms of the deal.
The Times: Iran yesterday rejected a United Nations demand that it halt uranium enrichment work, vowing instead to expand its controversial nuclear programme and threatening to block oil exports to the West if sanctions are imposed.
The Guardian: Tony Blair and George Bush are "co-defendants" in war crimes committed by Israel in Lebanon and should be made to answer for their actions before an international court, a senior Iranian government leader said yesterday.
Washington Times: Hezbollah's July 12 attack on Israel is seen by some Bush administration officials as a bid to break the West's unified focus on forcing Iran to stop enriching uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
Washington Times: What a difference one week can make. Almost from one day to the next, moderate Arab governments reluctantly switched sides -- from deploring to applauding Hezbollah's "heroic" stand. The anti-Bush invective and pro-(Hezbollah chief Hassan) Nasrallah hosannas reached new lows and new highs.
AP: Iraq is not on track to become another Iran despite the disconcerting images last week of Iraqis burning U.S. flags and chanting "Death to America," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.
AFP: The United States hailed Iran's constitutional revolution on its 100th anniversary Saturday as a defining but short-lived advance toward democracy, and voiced support for Iranians it said who still hoped for an open society.