Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 11 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Tehran would not back down an iota over its nuclear activities one day after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza demanded an authoritative response from the Islamic Republic to a UN Security Council package of incentives in return for it to suspend uranium enrichment.
AFP: Iranian opposition supporters held a small but noisy protest in Brussels on Tuesday demanding sanctions against Tehran to get it to curb its nuclear plans, as a key Iranian official held talks with the EU.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 11 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Tuesday that the West ends its support for Israel before it was too late, warning that otherwise it would face the wrath of nations in the Middle East. His comments were aired on state television.
Washington Post: The Bush administration is poised to press the U.N. Security Council to begin the process of imposing punitive action against Iran, after signals over the weekend that Tehran will not provide the straightforward acceptance or rejection today of a U.S.-backed proposal designed to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapon, U.S. and European officials said yesterday.
Reuters: The European Union will push Iran on Tuesday to respond to an offer of incentives to halt uranium enrichment in a new encounter just days before a key G8 deadline, but Tehran insists it wants more time.
DPA: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed in an interview released Saturday for Iran not to turn down an offer by the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany to negotiate.
Reuters: Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 10 Nineteen people accused of involvement in a spate of deadly bombings in the Arab-dominated city of Ahwaz, south-west Iran, will go on trial later this month, press reports said on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 10 Two prisoners are on the run after they fatally shot a security agent as they were being transferred from court to a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, a state-run daily wrote on Sunday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 10 A large number of students from several universities in the Iranian capital staged anti-government protests on Sunday which marked the seventh anniversary of a nationwide student uprising that rattled the ruling theocracy, according to dissidents.