Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 07 A senior Revolutionary Guards commander dismissed on Tuesday threats by the United States over Irans nuclear program as political bluff, the government-owned news agency Fars reported.
Reuters: Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied on Tuesday that Russia has a new proposal to curb Iran's nuclear programs, a day after Washington rejected an idea to allow Tehran atomic research that diplomats said Moscow had floated.
Reuters: Russia has offered to let Iran do some atomic research if it refrains from enriching uranium on an industrial scale for 7 to 9 years, diplomats said on Tuesday, cracking big-power unity on how to stop Tehran getting the bomb.
Reuters: The United States still opposes a natural gas pipeline linking Iran, Pakistan and India because of ongoing concerns about Iran's nuclear program and support for terrorism, the White House said on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 07 A top Ayatollah told theologians of Irans Assembly of Experts, an exclusively clerical body that designates the countrys all-powerful Supreme Leader, on Tuesday that Irans nuclear pursuit guarantees the existence of the Islamic Republic.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 07 Irans allies and enemies must know that Iran will not abandon its rights to nuclear capabilities, the Islamic Republics chief nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday.
Reuters: The United States would want European and other countries to join in imposing travel and financial sanctions on Iran if Tehran refuses to halt nuclear enrichment, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 06 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told top commanders of the State Security Forces on Monday that maintaining order inside the country was required to display the Islamic Republics strength.
Reuters: As Iran pursues a nuclear programme the West fears is aimed at producing bombs, Tehran also appears to be stepping up development of missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads, diplomats citing intelligence say.