Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 28 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki repeated on Sunday calls by senior Iranian officials for a speedy departure of United States-led coalition troops in Iraq.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 28 Iranian officials have confirmed that a fire that burnt down a para-military Bassij display in the Iranian capital was a pre-meditated arson attack, state-run dailies reported on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 28 Irans former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani told visiting Iraqi Vice-President Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday that the United States was faced with the problem of Islamic ideology in Iraq.
Washington Times - Editorial: In his February 2005 State of the Union address, President Bush demanded that Tehran "give up its uranium enrichment program and end any plutonium reprocessing and end its support for terror." Shortly after that speech, he turned responsibility for handling that issue over to the European Union, which opted in essence for a diplomacy-only approach to Iran. Ten months later, Iran's behavior has grown even more defiant and contemptuous.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 27 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will travel on Wednesday to Turkey, a country that once expelled him for his involvement in terrorism when he was the Islamic Republics ambassador to Ankara.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 27 Iran confirmed on Sunday that the European Union has dropped its precondition for resumption of talks with Tehran over its suspected nuclear weapons program, as the countrys officials and state-run media trumpeted the European retreat as a clear victory for the uncompromising positions of President [Mahmoud"> Ahmadinejad.
The Observer: Human rights abuses in Iraq are now as bad as they were under Saddam Hussein and are even in danger of eclipsing his record, according to the country's first Prime Minister after the fall of Saddam's regime.
Sunday Telegraph: Iran is secretly training Chechen rebels in sophisticated terror techniques to enable them to carry out more effective attacks against Russian forces, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26 A semi-official daily claimed on Saturday that the Islamic Republic had successfully forced the European Union to retreat in its attempts to refer Tehrans suspected nuclear weapons program to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26 Irans State Security Forces have launched a new crackdown on individuals selling satellite dishes in and around the town of Khomein, south of Tehran, local dailies reported on Saturday.
Reuters: Iran has offered North Korea oil and natural gas as payment for help in developing nuclear missiles, German weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, citing unidentified Western intelligence sources.
AP: Top Iranian officials met less than two months ago to weigh whether to restart their country's uranium enrichment program - a possible pathway to nuclear arms, according to a confidential report cited by diplomats Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26 A senior commander in Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) shed light on the influence of the elite military forces loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the countrys Majlis, or Parliament.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 25 Irans former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday demanded a pullout of United States-led troops in Iraq after the countrys upcoming elections in December.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 25 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed a fellow conservative as the new spokesman of his government, according to the state-run Fars news agency.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 25 The following is the translation of the editorial in Wednesdays edition of the semi-official daily Kayhan, which reflects the views of the ruling ultra-Islamist faction led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:
An opportunity to spoil opportunities!