Reuters: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Germans they should no longer allow themselves to be held prisoner by a sense of guilt over the Holocaust and reiterated doubts that the Holocaust even happened.
Reuters: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday praised a letter sent this month by the Iranian president to his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush, in his first public comments on the unprecedented message.
Reuters: European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana expressed optimism on Sunday that an agreement could be reached on a package of incentives to persuade Iran to abandon any nuclear weapons' ambitions.
New York Times: Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki of Iran, on the second day of his visit to Iraq, said Saturday that the two countries had agreed to form a joint commission to oversee border issues and that its primary task would be to "block saboteurs" crossing the 700-mile border.
Iran Focus: London, May 27 The international press freedoms organisation Reporters Without Borders demanded on Saturday the immediate release of two Iranian Azeri journalists who were detained by authorities following mass anti-government demonstrations earlier this week by ethnic Azeris in north-west Iran.
Reuters: Iran's Health Ministry said on Saturday the country had no human cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, dismissing statements by a medical official and lawmaker that early tests showed a third person had died of it.
Knight Ridder Newspapers: Southern Iraq, long touted as a peaceful region that's likely to be among the first areas returned to Iraqi control, is now dominated by Shiite Muslim warlords and militiamen who are laying the groundwork for an Islamic fundamentalist government, say senior British and Iraqi officials in the area.
The Times: Iran has enjoyed a boom in recent years, making it one of the best-performing economies in the Middle East and North Africa region, as a surge in world oil prices has allowed it to capitalise on its resource wealth.
New York Times: The Bush administration is beginning to debate whether to set aside a longstanding policy taboo and open direct talks with Iran, to help avert a crisis over Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program, European officials and Americans close to the administration said Friday.