Reuters: France is looking for a political solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions rather than seeking to punish Tehran, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on French radio on Friday.
Reuters: Britain said on Thursday it was taking seriously threats from Iran that it could inflict "pain" to match any measures the U.N. Security Council takes to punish Tehran for refusing to halt its disputed nuclear work.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would push ahead with its nuclear program like steel despite having been referred to the United Nations Security Council, state media reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 Irans Minister of Intelligence and Security said on Thursday that authorities had identified and apprehended more than 50 people in connection with the recent spate of bombings in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan in south-western Iran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 The West will suffer more than Iran by taking action against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, Irans radical President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a gathering during his tour of the western province of Lorestan, the state-run news agency ISNA reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 Irans nuclear officials will appear in Majlis (Parliament) next week to be questioned on the current status of the countrys nuclear affair, Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel announced on Thursday, a day after it became clear that the Islamic Republics nuclear file was heading for the Untied Nations Security Council, the state-run news agency Fars reported.
Reuters: The dispute over Iran's nuclear program moved to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday where the five permanent members met for the first time in search of a plan for Iran to shelve its nuclear ambitions.
New York Times: Iraqi police units, often infiltrated and even dominated by members of sectarian militias, continue to be linked to arbitrary arrests and to the torture, rape and sometimes death of detainees, the State Department reported Wednesday.
New York Times: Negotiating over Iran's nuclear program has come to resemble an endless session of global poker. In the latest round, played Wednesday in the boardroom of the international nuclear agency here, distrust beat diplomacy.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 08 Hundreds of women gathered Wednesday afternoon in Tehrans Laleh Park and took part in a demonstration against the Iranian government on the occasion of International Womens Day, according to eye-witnesses.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 08 Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl denied a report in a semi-official Iranian daily picked up by Iran Focus which accused him of agreeing with statements made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the Holocaust, according to a statement received from the former chancellors office.