Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 16 Iran was accused on Friday of tampering with election ballots in Thursdays parliamentary elections in neighbouring Iraq and attempting to influence voters to cast their ballots in favour of a Shiite slate with which it is allied, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 16 Irans former President and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday described Thursdays elections in Iraq as a victory for the Islamic Republic.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 16 Iran may end up facing United Nations Security Council action over its nuclear non-cooperation, if it continues to defy the international communitys demands of suspending sensitive nuclear work, United States Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday.
AFP: The European Union cranked up pressure on Iran Friday, slamming President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's latest outbursts against Israel and warning Tehran over its nuclear programme, in draft summit conclusions.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 15 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described remarks by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he called the Holocaust a myth as completely outrageous.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 15 Russian on Thursday added its voice to the international communitys in condemning as unacceptable remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who claimed on Wednesday that the Holocaust was a myth.
Reuters: A senior Vatican cardinal on Thursday sharply criticised Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for claiming the Holocaust was a myth, condemning the assertion as a shocking injustice to the victims of the Nazi genocide.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 15 The State Supreme Court in the central Iranian city of Isfahan upheld a death sentence for a young man and ordered two other men to be lashed in public, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.
Reuters: Palestinian militant group Hamas will step up its attacks on Israeli targets if the Jewish state attacks its key ally in the region, Iran, Hamas chief-in-exile Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday.
Reuters: German officials are weighing up imposing some form of travel restriction on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after his denials that the Holocaust happened, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday. Some six millions Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War Two. Publicly denying that the Holocaust happened, as Ahmadinejad has done twice, is a crime in Germany.
Daily Telegraph: Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has packed his government with former security and intelligence officials responsible for serious human rights abuses, including the killing of thousands of dissidents in Iranian jails, a leading human rights group said yesterday.