Iran Focus: London, Nov. 19 Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr is running six other torture chambers similar to the notorious detention centre discovered north of Baghdad earlier this week, a senior Interior Ministry official who stepped down from his positition said on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 18 Irans top nuclear negotiator and national security chief Ali Larijani warned European Union nations that Tehran would follow up different methods other than talks in seeking a solution to the international deadlock over the countrys nuclear weapons program if a resolution to the crisis was not reached soon.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 18 A top official in Irans notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) was running the secret Iraqi Interior Ministry prison in Baghdad which was discovered this week to be one of many suspected torture centre across the country, according to an Arabic-language website.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 19 Irans former President Mohammad Khatami, a mid-ranking cleric dubbed a moderate by the West, defended the hard-line stance of his successor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against the state of Israel, a semi-official daily wrote in a front-page headline on Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal: Under pressure from United Nations investigators, Iran has admitted receiving basic instructions on how to cast enriched uranium into a form that can be used in a nuclear weapon.
New York Times: Presenting a united front against Iran, President Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said Friday that they would press Iran to reverse itself and accept a compromise allowing it to enrich uranium, but only in Russia and under strict controls.
AFP: The UN General Assembly on Friday passed a resolution expressing "serious concern" about human rights violations in Iran, including the use of torture and public executions, and called on Tehran to end the abuses.
AP: An Iranian opposition group demonstrated outside the prime minister's office Friday for the release of two men it believes are being tortured in Iraq, and called on Iran to cease "meddling" in Iraq.
Reuters: U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday backed an initiative by Russian President Vladimir Putin to end a stalemate over Iran's nuclear project as the two leaders held talks that appeared to avoid areas of open disagreement.
Washington Times: The discovery of a secret Iraqi Interior Ministry torture chamber confirms what has been an open secret in Baghdad for months: Pro-Iranian militia have deeply infiltrated the ministry and are acting as a law unto themselves.
AFP: The United States said Thursday that an informal meeting on Iran's nuclear program would be held in London on Friday, confirming reports, after Tehran resumed nuclear fuel work that it had earlier suspended.
AFP: UN atomic inspectors were Thursday putting the final touches on a report on Iran's nuclear program as EU negotiators rejected an offer by Russia to host a meeting aimed at resolving the standoff, diplomats said.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 17 The European Parliament voted to condemn remarks last month by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who proclaimed that Israel must be wiped off the map and threatened neighbouring Muslim nations that developed ties with the Jewish state.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 17 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed more than 30 of his former advisers and deputies from Tehrans city council to senior posts in his new government, according to an Iran Focus tally.