Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Agents of Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the countrys secret police, have been conducting night raids into the homes of striking bus drivers and workers in Tehran in recent days, arresting hundreds of union activists and, in some cases, detaining family members to blackmail strikers.
Reuters: U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said on Thursday the standoff over Iran's nuclear work was at a "critical phase" but it was not a crisis and Tehran still had a chance to regain international trust.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking in the southern province of Bushehr, said on Thursday that the worlds major powers had to disarm their nuclear arsenals.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Iran has officially informed the United Nations nuclear watchdog that it will resume uranium enrichment and cease all voluntary cooperation with international inspectors if its nuclear file is sent to the UN Security Council, the government-owned Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would not back down in its efforts to obtain nuclear capabilities, state media reported.
The Guardian - Leader: It is another sign of the escalating crisis over Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions that the Islamic republic's foreign minister has warned of swift retaliation if, as expected, it is reported to the United Nations security council. Manouchehr Mottaki uses an interview with the Guardian today to threaten "severe consequences," including an end to snap inspections and other co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 02 British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday that the West had decided to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council for breaching its international obligations regarding its suspected nuclear weapons program.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 01 The head of the Belgian federal security service (VS) was forced to resign after it emerged that his force oversaw sales of machines related to nuclear weapons production to Iran.
Reuters: President George W. Bush vowed on Wednesday the United States would defend Israel militarily if needed against Iran and denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for "menacing talk" against Israel.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 01 British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw got an earful when he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki who threatened that the Islamic Republic would stop implementing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treatys Additional Protocol if its nuclear file was referred to the United Nations Security Council.
Reuters: India's stand on a likely vote to send Iran to the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear programme would depend on the wording of the resolution put to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.
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