Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 09 Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi blasted on Sunday what it described as a psychological war by the United States against the Islamic Republic after an American magazine reported that the Bush administration was considering carrying out military strikes against Irans nuclear sites.
Reuters: Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be welcome in Germany to cheer on his team at the World Cup but he would be taken to task for his anti-Israel comments, a German minister said on Saturday.
Sunday Telegraph - Leaders: Last Sunday, we revealed that several of Britain's defence chiefs were going to meet to discuss the effects on British interests of a military strike on Iran by the United States to destroy that county's capacity to build a nuclear bomb. Our story was categorically denied by Ministry of Defence officials, who told Sean Rayment, our Defence Correspondent, that there was "no truth in it whatsoever".
New York Times: The Bush administration, which publicly advocates negotiations to halt Iran's nuclear program, is accelerating military planning for possible attacks against Iran, and has not ruled out using tactical nuclear weapons, according to a new article.
Washington Post: The Bush administration is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to pressure Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear development program, according to U.S. officials and independent analysts.
New York Times: Probably not since World War II had there been such a high-water mark in Russian cooperation with America. Within weeks of Sept. 11, 2001, President Vladimir V. Putin offered sweeping support for American operations in Afghanistan, including help in securing bases in Central Asian countries.
Iran Focus: Paris, Apr. 08 A Swiss judge has issued an international arrest warrant for the former head of Irans notorious secret police for his role in the assassination of a prominent Iranian dissident.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 08 Parts of Tehrans Lavizan Forrest, where one of Irans controversial suspect nuclear sites is situated, were set on fire on Friday by unidentified individuals, state media reported on Saturday.
The New Yorker: The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack.
Washington Post: Shiite Muslim militias pose the greatest threat to security in many parts of Iraq, having killed more people in recent months than the Sunni Arab-led insurgency, and will likely present the most daunting and critical challenge for Iraq's new government, U.S. military and diplomatic officials say.
Reuters: A senior U.S. official is visiting Gulf states to press for tighter controls to stop any transshipment of nuclear-related equipment to Iran and other security cooperation, administration officials said on Friday.