Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 04 A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that the United Nations Security Council should be shut down and urged Muslims across the world to support the Lebanese militia Hezbollah in its battle with Israel.
New York Sun: Iran is racing to resupply Hezbollah across the Syrian border ahead of a possible cease-fire being ironed out this week at the United Nations. Meanwhile, Israeli jets have begun a new bombardment of Beirut's suburbs and Hezbollah is threatening to launch a missile attack on Tel Aviv.
Bloomberg: Many of the rockets Hezbollah is firing into Israel are made in Iran, demonstrating the Islamic republic's success in copying Chinese and Russian technology to build its own weapons industry.
AFP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comment that the answer to the conflict in south Lebanon was the "elimination of the Zionist regime" was "deeply unhelpful", British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Thursday.
Reuters: Differences persist between India and Iran over the price of gas that would flow through a proposed pipeline, with Tehran wanting a higher return, but both countries said they remained committed to the project.
Wall Street Journal: We may never know the extent to which Iran was involved in Hezbollah's kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers -- the incident that started the war in Lebanon. Hezbollah is not merely Tehran's pawn, and may have acted entirely on its own.
Reuters: North Korea has been working closely with Iran to develop its long-range ballistic missiles, possibly using Chinese technology, and is building large bases to prepare for their deployment, a South Korean state-run think tank said.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Malaysia on Thursday to discuss the war in Lebanon, officials said.
AFP: An Iranian official said Wednesday the Islamic republic was losing confidence in the international community after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding it stop sensitive nuclear work.