Sunday Times: Natanz seems an agreeable little town, perched nearly 5,000ft up in the majestic mountains of central Iran, full of dusty relics of Alexander the Great and black-clad peasants scurrying hither and thither. It is a shame, then, that we may soon be obliged to bomb it to smithereens. An even bigger shame, though, if we dont.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Iran on Saturday to suspend its uranium enrichment and cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 Former British Conservative leader William Hague has called for a ban on military sales to Iran after Tehran ignored a 30-day deadline by the United Nations Security Council to suspend its uranium enrichment activities and the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report accusing the Islamic Republic of nuclear non-compliance.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 The Belgian Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution urging the European Union to re-examine the terror label placed on the main Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK or PMOI), according to the parliaments website.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a psychopath and anti-Semite whose declarations resemble those of Adolf Hitler, Israeli acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.
Reuters: Pakistan would honor sanctions on Iran if adopted by the U.N. Security Council but they could do more harm than good and it is too soon for this kind of action, Foreign Secretary Riaz Khan said on Friday.
Daily Telegraph - Leaders: The essence of Mohamed ElBaradei's report on Iran to the United Nations yesterday was a foregone conclusion. On March 29, the Security Council asked the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to submit evidence within 30 days as to whether Teheran was complying with demands to stop uranium enrichment and to confirm that there were no undeclared nuclear materials or activities in the country.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 28 - United States President George W. Bush said that a report released on Friday by the United Nations nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran's nuclear activities demonstrated that the international community was "united and concerned" that Tehran was after the bomb.
Wall Street Journal - Review & Outlook: A funny thing happened on the way to the Iranian bomb: The more alarming the mullahs' behavior, the more nonchalant the rest of the world seems to be about it. But one development may give even the most adamant pooh-poohers pause.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 28 The following is the full text of a report released on Friday by the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei on Irans nuclear program.
AP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won broad support from NATO allies for a tough diplomatic line on Iran if, as expected, Tehran fails to meet Friday's U.N. deadline to stop enriching uranium for its nuclear program.