Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 06 Iran rejected on Saturday a statement by the European Union denouncing its human rights record and instead criticised European states of violating their own citizens human rights.
AFP: The UN Security Council's draft resolution on Iran, legally requiring Tehran to stop sensitive nuclear fuel work, needs to be fundamentally changed, Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak as saying on Saturday.
The Guardian: Jack Straw made two crucial mistakes in his dealings with Tony Blair: one involved the prime minister's relationship with Gordon Brown and the other Iran. Mr Straw has said repeatedly that it is "inconceivable" that there will be a military strike on Iran and last month dismissed as "nuts" a report that George Bush was keeping on the table the option of using tactical nuclear weapons against Tehran's nuclear plants.
Reuters: U.S. Ambassador John Bolton on Friday challenged Russia and China to come up with legal alternatives to break the impasse on a draft U.N. resolution ordering Iran to suspend its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: London, May 05 A prominent Arab daily accused Iran of trying to establish a strategic position in the Gulf region by dominating Iraq with the support of Iraqi political parties which it backs.
Reuters: U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, visiting Kazakhstan, urged Iran on Friday to take a lesson from the ex-Soviet Central Asian state and renounce nuclear arms to resolve a stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, May 05 Iran vowed on Friday to the defy the United Nations Security Council by ignoring resolutions calling on it to suspend its uranium enrichment activities, which the West believes is for building a nuclear bomb.