Reuters: Palestinian militant group Hamas will step up its attacks on Israeli targets if the Jewish state attacks its key ally in the region, Iran, Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday.
Reuters: German officials are weighing up imposing some form of travel restriction on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after his denials that the Holocaust happened, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday. Some six millions Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War Two. Publicly denying that the Holocaust happened, as Ahmadinejad has done twice, is a crime in Germany.
Daily Telegraph: Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has packed his government with former security and intelligence officials responsible for serious human rights abuses, including the killing of thousands of dissidents in Iranian jails, a leading human rights group said yesterday.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 15 United States President George W. Bush defended on Wednesday his labelling of Iran as part of the Axis of Evil and said that Tehran posed a real threat to the international community.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 14 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that Iran was meddling in Iraqi affairs and supporting violence in its eastern neighbour, and that the international community had to find a way to stop Tehran from creating problems for a stable and democratising Middle East.
AFP: Hundreds of thousands of blank ballots like those to be used in this week's Iraqi elections have been found on a tanker truck which entered the country from neighbouring Iran, security officials said Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 14 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Wednesday that Iran would never abandon its right to carry out the full nuclear fuel cycle in Iran - a feat which could lead to the development of an atomic bomb - despite the threat of United Nations Security Council referral.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 14 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a ``myth'' that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world, and called for Jews to be moved from the Middle East to Europe, the United States, Canada, or Alaska.
New York Times: Less than two days before nationwide elections, the Iraqi border police seized a tanker on Tuesday that had just crossed from Iran filled with thousands of forged ballots, an official at the Interior Ministry said.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 13 A former top adviser to United States President George W. Bush on Iraq policy described Iran on Monday as the greatest external threat to Iraq, Reuters news agency reported.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 13 Several hundred British lawmakers called Tuesday on the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair to abandon engagement with Irans religious leaders and remove the main Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK), from the United Kingdoms proscribed organisations list.
Washington Times: An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special Interior Ministry forces said yesterday that a senior Iranian intelligence officer was in charge of a network of detention centers where suspected insurgents were routinely tortured and sometimes killed.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 13 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed on Tuesday the United States-backed roadmap to peace in the Middle East and called for resistance against the state of Israel as the only path to liberation in the troubled region, state television reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 13 Irans former president and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani joined other senior officials of the Islamic Republic on Monday in defending remarks by the countrys hard-line President against the state of Israel.
Knight Ridder Newspapers: The Iranian-backed militia the Badr Organization has taken over many of the Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.