Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 04 Agents of Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the countrys notorious secret police, have made a number of arbitrary arrests in the western town of Bayangan, according to local residents.
AP: The Bush administration acted Wednesday to tighten the financial clamps on two Iranian companies suspected of helping to proliferate weapons of mass destruction through involvement in the country's nuclear program.
AFP: Iran's decision to resume atomic fuel research despite Western opposition could endanger the next round of talks on its controversial nuclear program with three EU nations, Germany said on Wednesday.
CNN: Several U.S. agents in Iran were rounded up after the CIA mistakenly revealed clues to their identities to a covert source who turned out to be a double agent, according to a book that hit shelves Tuesday
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad renewed his call for the removal of Israel from the Middle East on Tuesday and said his string of attacks on the Jewish state and denial of the Holocaust were part of a deliberate strategy aimed at winning the hearts and minds of young Muslims.
The Guardian: The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans top nuclear official said Tuesday evening that Tehran was not prepared to negotiate with the international community on its decision to resume suspended nuclear activities, and menacingly warned that if we lose, others in the region will also lose.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the countys Majlis, or Parliament, on Tuesday that Tehran had formally informed the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, that it has started work at is massive nuclear enrichment site in Natanz, a state-run news agency reported.
The Times - Leading articles: At least Iran has now been honest. Its announcement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it is to resume nuclear research and development puts an end to Tehrans absurd pretence of negotiating a continued suspension. It has been clear, from the start, that the minuet danced with the Europeans was merely a device to win time and confuse the West.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3 Irans former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani warned Arab states of the Persian Gulf to stay away from contentious issues that will only provide the Big Powers with opportunities for mischief-making, the state-run media reported on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jan. 03 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a parliamentary committee that his remarks calling for Israel to be wiped off the map and describing the Holocaust as a myth had a profound impact on Muslims around the world, providing a shock that was needed to awaken the Muslims who are in a state of lethargy, a government-owned news agency reported on Tuesday.
AFP: France on Tuesday called on Iran to reverse its decision to restart nuclear research after a two-year suspension, and said Tehran should respond to the concerns of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).