AP: Iran's president said Monday that his country supports calls for making the Middle East a nuclear arms-free zone, but he also urged the United States and Russia to give up all their atomic weapons as a threat to the region's stability.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 27 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iraq was the embodiment of Americas political defeat in the Middle East as he accused the United States of being behind the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
AP: Russia dampened hopes for a deal to rein in Iran's nuclear program, telling Tehran on Monday that it must first freeze domestic uranium enrichment. U.S. and German officials questioned Iran's commitment to addressing international concerns.
Reuters: Negotiations between Iran and Russia on the Iranian nuclear programme have made no significant progress despite talk of an outline agreement by both sides, the German and French foreign ministers said on Monday.
Reuters: Iran is forging ahead with a nuclear fuel enrichment program in defiance of world pressure and is stonewalling U.N. probes spurred by fears it secretly wants atomic weapons, a U.N. watchdog report said on Monday.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 27 Two political activists in Irans Azerbaijan Province were arrested for spreading anti-government propaganda leaflets in the north-western town of Ahar, according to local residents.
Reuters: Japan will urge Iran to ease international concerns over its nuclear ambitions in order to avert United Nations sanctions during a three-day visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 26 A hard-line cleric in Irans parliament accused Britain of being behind plots against Muslims, including the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25 A senior commander of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that the West was worried by the rise of Islamic militancy around the world that has been inspired by Iran and that the confrontation between the Muslim world and the West was now at an epoch-making stage, Irans government-owned press reported on Sunday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 26 Hard-line Islamists staged two demonstrations outside the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday, hurled stones and petrol bombs at the compound and set fire to British, American, Israeli and Danish flags, as they accused London of being behind the bombing of a revered Shiite Muslim shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.