Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 13 The head of the State Security Forces, Irans paramilitary police, announced on Monday that all those responsible for several recent spates of bombings in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, south-west Iran, had been arrested and claimed they had ties to Britain.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 13 Some 150 textile workers gathered on Monday outside the offices of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest against lay-offs and dismissal of workers in state-owned industries, local news agencies reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 13 The Supreme Commandant of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said that the United States had failed in its strategy for the Middle East and was sinking in the Iraq quagmire, state-run dailies reported on Monday.
Washington Times: A recent deal between Iran and Venezuela provides for the exploitation of Venezuela's strategic minerals, prompting opposition figures to warn that President Hugo Chavez's government could be planning to provide Tehran with uranium for its nuclear program.
Washington Times: The Iranian tango, taking one step back then two steps forward, has resumed as the Islamic republic made clear its intentions to move ahead with its nuclear development program, come what may.
Reuters: The United States probably can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons without military action, but use of force, subject to congressional approval, is still an option, U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday.
The Independent: Iran has lost crucial support from its powerful ally Russia after the Iranian foreign ministry said Tehran is no longer considering a Russian compromise aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear threat.
Reuters: The government will call on Monday for an expansion of global broadcasting in Iran and more material in Farsi published on the Internet in an effort to support Iranians' aspirations for greater freedom.
New York Times: Nearly a year ago, not long after the assassination of Rafik Hariri, who was twice prime minister of Lebanon, Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon, unleashing a wave of patriotism here that prompted many to say that the Lebanese might finally be able to take control of their destiny.
Washington Post: As the dispute over its nuclear program arrives at the U.N. Security Council today, Iran has vaulted to the front of the U.S. national security agenda amid Bush administration plans for a sustained campaign against the ayatollahs of Tehran.