Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 10 A senior Iranian ayatollah warned Muslims on Friday that Western governments were implementing a plan to insult Islam and break its prestige, a government-owned news agency reported.
UPI: The Iranian tango, taking one step back then two steps forward, has resumed this week as the Islamic republic made clear its intentions to move ahead with its nuclear development program, come what may.
Reuters: Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed on Friday to pursue Iran's nuclear programme through the U.N. Security Council, saying a failure by Tehran to honour its global obligations would lead to "a serious situation".
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 10 A hard-line cleric called on the Iranian people on Friday not to fear the Islamic Republics referral this week to the United Nations Security Council over violations of its nuclear obligation.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 10 Irans Islamist militia, the Bassij, staged war games on Friday in the southern suburbs of Tehran to defend the Iranian capital against enemy air attacks, the state-run news agency ILNA reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 10 Irans enemies will not dare launch a military strike on the countrys nuclear installations because of the organised radical Islamists ready to defend the ruling theocracy, the countrys Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar told military commanders in the western city of Khorramabad on Friday.
New York Times: The Security Council is considering a statement listing multiple failures by Iran to meet the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency over its nuclear program and urging it to comply, but making only passing mention of punishment for continued resistance.
Reuters: Australia, one of the countries which ignored the United Nations to join the U.S.-led war in Iraq, said on Friday the Iran nuclear standoff would be an important test for the world body to show what it could do.
Reuters: France is looking for a political solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear ambitions rather than seeking to punish Tehran, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on French radio on Friday.
Reuters: Britain said on Thursday it was taking seriously threats from Iran that it could inflict "pain" to match any measures the U.N. Security Council takes to punish Tehran for refusing to halt its disputed nuclear work.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would push ahead with its nuclear program like steel despite having been referred to the United Nations Security Council, state media reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 09 Irans Minister of Intelligence and Security said on Thursday that authorities had identified and apprehended more than 50 people in connection with the recent spate of bombings in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan in south-western Iran.