Iran Focus: London, Mar. 26 Hundreds of people have been arrested in Irans south-eastern province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan after a deadly ambush on a government convoy carrying dozens of top provincial officials, an informed source in Tehran told Iran Focus.
AP: U.N. inspectors should know by next week how far Iran has advanced on the path to nuclear enrichment, diplomats said Saturday - findings that could shape Security Council action against Tehran and hurt U.S. claims that Iran has accelerated its efforts.
New York Times: The Bush administration and Russia, struggling to forge a joint strategy on Iran, remain at odds over whether the United Nations Security Council should take a step toward imposing penalties on Iran by labeling its nuclear activities a threat to world peace, American and European officials say.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss the issue of Irans nuclear program, Irans state-run media reported Saturday.
AFP: Iran's supreme leader accused Britain Saturday of conspiring to stop the country's development through sabotage in the southern oil province of Khuzestan, the Tehran-based Arabic satellite news channel Al-Alam reported.
Washington Times - Editorial: The Treasury Department struck a blow against one branch of Iran's propaganda network on Thursday, designating Hezbollah's al Manar satellite television operation as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization. The designation prohibits transactions between Americans and U.S. entities and al Manar, and freezes any assets al Manar may have under American jurisdiction.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Radical Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted on Saturday United States policy in the Middle East as divisive and said that Muslim nations could roll back by hundreds of kilometres the U.S. and Israel if they adopted a unified position.
AFP: Fears of an increasing Iranian role in Iraq appeared to loom over the annual summit of Arab leaders as the Arab League chief warned Saturday of marginalising the Arab role in the war-torn country.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Saturday that the Islamic Republic will obtain nuclear capabilities by the end of the new Persian year (ending: March 21, 2007), the official state news agency reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Saturday that possible upcoming talks between the Islamic Republic and the United States over Iraq will be conditional, the official state news agency reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the reach of the Islamic Republics ideology had spread from North Africa all the way through to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. His comments, which were made while on a visit to the south-western province of Khuzestan, were aired on state television.
Toronto Star: During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to seek out leaders among Muslim women. It's a given that Muslim leaders are men, preferably with beards.