Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 24 Irans Foreign Ministry summoned on Thursday British ambassador to Tehran Sir Richard Dalton to protest what it called human rights abuses in the United Kingdom and the European Union, which is under the rotating presidency of London.
The Washington Times: U.S. intelligence agencies are convinced that Iran is working to build nuclear weapons in secret based on a confidential report produced last week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and on information from a former Iranian opposition figure.
Reuters: Iran is pushing ahead with plans to enrich uranium in defiance of international pressure to give up sensitive nuclear technology to ease fears it is seeking a nuclear bomb, diplomats and intelligence sources say.
The Guardian: Britain claimed for the first time yesterday that documents recently found in Iran could only be used for nuclear weapons, and warned of "indications of weaponisation" in Tehran's nuclear programme.
Iran Focus: Vienna, Nov. 24 Several thousand Iranian exiles braved the winter snow and rallied on Thursday outside the headquarters of the United Nations nuclear watchdog in Vienna to call for the immediate referral of Tehrans suspected atomic weapons file to the Security Council to face economic sanctions and a comprehensive oil embargo.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 24 The European Union criticised on Wednesday violations of freedom of speech in Iran and called on Tehran to adhere to its international obligations and commitments to human rights.
Reuters: The U.N. nuclear watchdog's governing board has reached a "broad consensus" that Iran should not be allowed to pursue nuclear enrichment, which would enable it to develop atom bombs, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.
AP: A dissident group accused Iran on Wednesday of deceiving U.N. nuclear inspectors by purposely keeping them away from what it said was a secret underground uranium enrichment facility during a recent tour of a restricted military site.
AP: The European Union is accusing Iran of possessing documents used solely for the production of nuclear arms and is warning of possible referral to the U.N. Security Council, according to a statement made available to The Associated Press on Thursday.
AP: Washington and its European allies, in a diplomatic coup, are gradually enlisting Chinese support on how to deal with Iran and its suspicious nuclear activities, diplomats and officials said Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 23 In a significant move to bolster the control of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) over Irans civilian institutions, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved the appointment of the IRGC deputy commandant as the Number 2 in the Interior Ministry, Iran Focus has learnt. The appointment is to be made public later this week.
Reuters: Iran expects its nuclear talks with the European Union, which broke down in August, to resume after this week's board meeting of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 23 In an unprecedented but widely expected move, Irans hardline-dominated parliament rejected on Wednesday a third nominee put forward by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for the influential portfolio of Oil Minister.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 22 Secret construction work is going on in Irans massive nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, central Iran, with more than a dozen new buildings being built, Iran Focus has learnt.
The Times: In four months of extravagantly bad-tempered diplomacy, Irans new President has pulled off one small success. He has sidestepped a fight with the rest of the world tomorrow over his countrys nuclear plans.
Iran Focus: Berlin, Nov. 22 A court in Cologne rejected on Tuesday allegations that an Iranian man linked to the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran had attacked two men opposed to the movement.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 22 Political prisoners in Tehrans Evin Prison have announced that they will start a hunger strike from Tuesday evening after prison guards attacked prisoners in one of the wards and confiscated their personal property, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 22 In a meeting in Tehran, Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to demand a rapid withdrawal of United States and British troops from Iraq, Iranian state television reported on Tuesday.
Press Association: Tony Blair has voiced "real, genuine" concerns over the direction Iran is taking.
The Prime Minister said the rogue state's nuclear programme, support for terrorism and "meddling" in Iraq were all worries.
Reuters: European Union powers are willing to revive nuclear talks with Iran to discuss a Russian proposal aimed at defusing an impasse over what the West believes is an Iranian atomic bomb programme, diplomats said on Tuesday.