Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Monday that the Islamic Republic would never back down in the face of international pressures over its suspected nuclear weapons program, the state-run ISNA news agency reported.
AFP: French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy on Monday urged Iran to instantly reverse its decision to resume highly-sensitive nuclear activities, and voiced France's grave concern at the development.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been using the strategy of shock and awe to advance the Islamic Republics foreign policy goals, the head of the governments strategy centre said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 09 A dozen senior commanders of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died in a plane crash in northwest Iran on Monday, a government spokesman announced.
Washington Times: Shi'ite clerics are recruiting young Iraqis to go to neighboring Iran for political indoctrination and militia training, said the uncle of one young man who recently returned from a one-month session.
Reuters: Iran said on Sunday it was preparing to remove U.N. seals at some nuclear research and development sites, despite strong Western opposition to its decision to resume atomic research halted over two years ago.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 07 The new Iranian ambassador to Damascus, radical Shiite cleric Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, has been instructed to reassure Syrias leaders of Irans continuing strong support for their beleaguered government, Iran Focus has learnt.