Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran. Jan. 05 Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad defended his regional ally Iran in its legitimate right to carry out its nuclear activities, the official Iranian state news agency reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 05 Iran denied on Wednesday a report in the British daily Guardian which said that Western intelligence believed that Tehran was scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Jan 05 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of theological students in the holy city of Qom on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has joined his ancestors and others will soon follow suit, according to the state-run Mehr news agency.
AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signaled Thursday that time is running out for Iran to avoid being hauled before the U.N. Security Council over its disputed nuclear program, and she denied that the threat is mere "saber rattling.''
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 05 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed on Thursday to push ahead with the Islamic Republics controversial nuclear program, including the resumption of nuclear research and development in its massive uranium enrichment site in Natanz, despite a growing chorus of international concerns.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 05 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out Thursday at Israel for the fourth time this week, saying that no Muslim nation would put up with this entity in Islamic lands, not for one moment.
Reuters: An Iranian delegation expected in Vienna to explain to the International Atomic Energy Agency Iran's decision to resume nuclear fuel research did not show up for a meeting on Thursday, the IAEA said.
Reuters: A delegation from Iran is expected to explain a decision to resume nuclear fuel research to the International Atomic Energy Agency in a meeting at IAEA headquarters on Thursday, diplomats close to the agency said.
Iran Focus: London, Jan. 04 At least half of the 25 deputy governors appointed by the government of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are officers of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the countrys secret police, Iran Focus has learnt. Seven others are senior officers of Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 04 In the latest acid attack by radical Islamists on young women accused of ignoring the countrys strict dress regulations, two female university students had acid splashed on their faces in the town of Shahroud, north-eastern Iran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 4 Irans state-run media gave unusual prominence to a historically confused news report claiming that former Saudi King Abdul-Aziz, the father of the current Saudi monarch, objected to the existence of Israel and told United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt to relocate the Jewish state to Europe.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran. Jan. 04 Irans Foreign Ministry declared in a Majlis (Parliament) session attended jointly by cabinet ministers and Majlis deputies that the Islamic Republics new tough position on the nuclear issue has put the West on defensive, Irans state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 04 An Iranian judge has issued an order for a young student from the University of Tehran to appear before a court in the Iranian capital on political charges, according to his lawyer.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 04 Agents of Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the countrys notorious secret police, have made a number of arbitrary arrests in the western town of Bayangan, according to local residents.
AP: The Bush administration acted Wednesday to tighten the financial clamps on two Iranian companies suspected of helping to proliferate weapons of mass destruction through involvement in the country's nuclear program.
AFP: Iran's decision to resume atomic fuel research despite Western opposition could endanger the next round of talks on its controversial nuclear program with three EU nations, Germany said on Wednesday.