Reuters: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran's refusal to accept an international incentives offer to negotiate curbs on its nuclear program will force major powers to decide on Wednesday to deal with the Islamic Republic at the U.N. Security Council.
Washington Post - Editorial: Two months ago Russia and China blocked action at the United Nations against Iran's nuclear program. In deference to Russian and Chinese concerns, the United States and the European Union agreed to give diplomacy another chance, even though Iran had spurned an earlier attempt at negotiation.
New York Times: Five weeks after the worlds major powers offered Iran economic and political rewards if it agreed to freeze important nuclear activities, Iran has neither accepted nor rejected the offer, nor even set a date for when it would respond. And it has argued that the United States and its allies have set unrealistic preconditions for talks.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 11 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Tehran would not back down an iota over its nuclear activities one day after U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza demanded an authoritative response from the Islamic Republic to a UN Security Council package of incentives in return for it to suspend uranium enrichment.
AFP: Iranian opposition supporters held a small but noisy protest in Brussels on Tuesday demanding sanctions against Tehran to get it to curb its nuclear plans, as a key Iranian official held talks with the EU.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 11 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Tuesday that the West ends its support for Israel before it was too late, warning that otherwise it would face the wrath of nations in the Middle East. His comments were aired on state television.
Washington Post: The Bush administration is poised to press the U.N. Security Council to begin the process of imposing punitive action against Iran, after signals over the weekend that Tehran will not provide the straightforward acceptance or rejection today of a U.S.-backed proposal designed to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapon, U.S. and European officials said yesterday.
Reuters: The European Union will push Iran on Tuesday to respond to an offer of incentives to halt uranium enrichment in a new encounter just days before a key G8 deadline, but Tehran insists it wants more time.
DPA: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed in an interview released Saturday for Iran not to turn down an offer by the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany to negotiate.
Reuters: Iran will not give its final answer at a meeting this week to a package of proposals backed by six world powers that aims to end a nuclear standoff with the West, an Iranian nuclear official said on Monday.
Iran,Isfahan, Apr. 10, 2018. Farmers Stage Major Protest Gathering in Khourasgan Square