Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Saturday that possible upcoming talks between the Islamic Republic and the United States over Iraq will be conditional, the official state news agency reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 25 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the reach of the Islamic Republics ideology had spread from North Africa all the way through to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. His comments, which were made while on a visit to the south-western province of Khuzestan, were aired on state television.
Toronto Star: During the height of the Danish cartoon controversy, Canadian media interviewed male Muslim leaders exclusively, without bothering to seek out leaders among Muslim women. It's a given that Muslim leaders are men, preferably with beards.
Reuters: The United States will talk to Iran about Washington's accusations of Iranian destabilisation of Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday in the first public acceptance of an Iranian offer to meet.
Los Angeles Times: With efforts to halt its nuclear program at an impasse, Iran is moving faster than expected and is just days from making the first steps toward enriching uranium, said diplomats who have been briefed on the program.
Washington Post: Iran is publicly professing its support for Iraq's stalemated political process while its military and intelligence services back outlawed militias and insurgent groups, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 24 The international human rights group Amnesty International expressed concern over the possible arrest of two young Arab boys and three Arab women one of whom is pregnant in the south-western volatile city of Ahwaz, fearing that they may face torture and ill-treatment.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 24 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Chinese counterpart Li Zhao Xing discussed the Islamic Republics nuclear program during a telephone conversation on Friday, the government-run news agency Fars reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 24 Islamist militiamen affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have launched military exercises near the Iraqi border to deal with possible unrest, Irans official news agency IRNA reported.
BBC News: As the international debate over Iran's nuclear programme has intensified, some Iranian journalists say they have come under increasing pressure not to criticise their government on the issue.