Reuters: The U.N. nuclear watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had broken U.N. seals at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, setting the stage for a showdown between the Islamic republic and the West.
ABC: ABC News has learned that Iran intends to begin enriching uranium the critical step in making material for nuclear weapons a move European diplomats and officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, have tried to prevent over the past three years.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani told senior commanders of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Monday that enemies of the Islamic Republic were poised to begin a campaign to undermine the clerical regime, the state-owned ISNA news agency reported.
AP: Each of the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council has told Iran to drop plans for new nuclear activities or risk being hauled before the body for possible sanctions, the Bush administration said Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed on Monday a recent call by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a team of Iranian investigators to be sent to Europe to investigate human rights abuses there.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Monday that the Islamic Republic would never back down in the face of international pressures over its suspected nuclear weapons program, the state-run ISNA news agency reported.
AFP: French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Monday urged Iran to instantly reverse its decision to resume highly-sensitive nuclear activities, and voiced France's grave concern at the development.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been using the strategy of shock and awe to advance the Islamic Republics foreign policy goals, the head of the governments strategy centre said.