Reuters: The U.N. nuclear watchdog deferred until Saturday a vote to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council over fears it is seeking atomic bombs, as the European Union lobbied developing nations to back the measure.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 03 Iran would no longer consider a proposal by Russia aimed at averting a diplomatic showdown on the international scene over Tehrans suspected nuclear weapons work if the United Nations nuclear watchdog referred the Islamic Republics nuclear file to the Security Council, a top Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 03 Irans former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani warned the 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency not to make the mistake of reporting the Islamic Republics nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Agents of Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the countrys secret police, have been conducting night raids into the homes of striking bus drivers and workers in Tehran in recent days, arresting hundreds of union activists and, in some cases, detaining family members to blackmail strikers.
Reuters: U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said on Thursday the standoff over Iran's nuclear work was at a "critical phase" but it was not a crisis and Tehran still had a chance to regain international trust.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking in the southern province of Bushehr, said on Thursday that the worlds major powers had to disarm their nuclear arsenals.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Iran has officially informed the United Nations nuclear watchdog that it will resume uranium enrichment and cease all voluntary cooperation with international inspectors if its nuclear file is sent to the UN Security Council, the government-owned Mehr news agency reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 02 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would not back down in its efforts to obtain nuclear capabilities, state media reported.
The Guardian - Leader: It is another sign of the escalating crisis over Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions that the Islamic republic's foreign minister has warned of swift retaliation if, as expected, it is reported to the United Nations security council. Manouchehr Mottaki uses an interview with the Guardian today to threaten "severe consequences," including an end to snap inspections and other co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.