Reuters: The dispute over Iran's nuclear program moved to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday where the five permanent members met for the first time in search of a plan for Iran to shelve its nuclear ambitions.
New York Times: Iraqi police units, often infiltrated and even dominated by members of sectarian militias, continue to be linked to arbitrary arrests and to the torture, rape and sometimes death of detainees, the State Department reported Wednesday.
New York Times: Negotiating over Iran's nuclear program has come to resemble an endless session of global poker. In the latest round, played Wednesday in the boardroom of the international nuclear agency here, distrust beat diplomacy.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 08 Hundreds of women gathered Wednesday afternoon in Tehrans Laleh Park and took part in a demonstration against the Iranian government on the occasion of International Womens Day, according to eye-witnesses.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 08 Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl denied a report in a semi-official Iranian daily picked up by Iran Focus which accused him of agreeing with statements made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the Holocaust, according to a statement received from the former chancellors office.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 08 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said United Nations agencies risked looking like stooges of Western governments unless they won the trust of free nations, the government-owned news agency Fars reported on Wednesday.
Reuters: Iran, faced with likely Security Council debate next week over its nuclear programme, said on Wednesday it would have to review its oil export policy if world pressure mounted over its disputed atomic work.
Reuters: Iran said on Wednesday the United States could feel "harm and pain" if the U.N. Security Council took up the issue of Tehran's nuclear research and Tehran vowed to pursue the program come what may.
Reuters: The U.N. Security Council is likely to call on Iran to halt nuclear research shortly or risk "consequences", the United States said in a statement to the nuclear watchdog agency board meeting on Wednesday.