Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a parliamentary committee that his remarks calling for Israel to be wiped off the map and describing the Holocaust as a myth had a profound impact on Muslims around the world, providing a shock that was needed to awaken the Muslims who are in a state of lethargy, a government-owned news agency reported on Tuesday.
AFP: France on Tuesday called on Iran to reverse its decision to restart nuclear research after a two-year suspension, and said Tehran should respond to the concerns of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
AFP: A German arrested along with a Frenchman during a fishing trip off the coast of southern Iran will go on trial in the city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday, the German foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Reuters: Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday that it would resume suspended nuclear-fuel research on January 9, a move likely to alarm the West which believes Tehran is seeking to make atom bombs.
Reuters: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday told lawmakers the foreign policy of detente adopted by his two predecessors had achieved little and reduced Iran's standing in the Islamic world, a lawmaker said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Iran rejected on Tuesday any proposal aimed at defusing the international standoff over its suspected nuclear weapons program which involved Tehran enriching uranium exclusively in Russia.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 02 A top Iranian lawmaker on Monday rejected Russias proposal to break the deadlock over Irans nuclear program as unacceptable and announced that Tehran would recommence suspended nuclear activities at its giant uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, central Iran, in the coming days.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 02 Irans State Security Forces (SSF) have arrested hundreds of individuals in the north-eastern province of Khorrasan Razavi as part of a crackdown of trouble-makers, Fars news agency, which is close to the Office of the Supreme Leader, reported.
AFP: Kuwait plans to start exploration for natural gas in what it calls "undisputed" parts of the offshore Dorra field also claimed by neighboring Iran, a senior official said in comments published Monday.
Reuters: Turkey said on Monday that newspaper reports which say the United States has asked Ankara for permission to use military bases in Turkey for possible attacks on neighbouring Iran are not connected with reality.
Reuters: The Iranian government on Monday ordered the closure of a daily newspaper and banned a planned women's publication in the first media crackdown since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office in August.