Reuters: Senior officials representing the major powers have reaffirmed in a conference call that Iran should respond to their nuclear proposal within weeks not months, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.
Reuters: The foreign ministers of Germany and Iran will meet in Berlin on Saturday, weeks before the expiry of a deadline for Iran to respond to an offer of incentives if it suspends nuclear enrichment, Germany said on Wednesday.
AP: President Bush on Wednesday won a robust endorsement from European leaders for his tough approach to nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea, despite trans-Atlantic differences on Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and trade.
Bloomberg: Iran will wait another two months before replying to a European Union offer of incentives aimed at encouraging the Islamic Republic to halt its uranium enrichment program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
Washington Post: Iranian officials often assert the peaceful intent of their nuclear program by insisting that the religious law that governs their country expressly prohibits weapons of mass destruction.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 20 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that security would only take root in Iraq if United States-led troops left that country, the official news agency IRNA reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 20 A man has been hanged in a prison in the south-eastern province of Sistan-va-Baluchistan for killing an army soldier and injuring an army officer, the official news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 20 Some 10,000 Iraqis gathered on Saturday at a solidarity congress held the headquarters of the main Iranian opposition group, the Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), at Ashraf City, north of Baghdad. The following are photos of the gathering:
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 20 Some 10,000 Iraqis gathered on Saturday at a solidarity congress held the headquarters of the main Iranian opposition group, the Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI), at Ashraf City, north of Baghdad. Organisers of the congress unveiled a statement signed by 5.2 million Iraqis warning of the threat of Iranian meddling in Iraq and voicing support for the PMOI.
New York Times: On the day before he was to depart for a meeting with European allies in Vienna, President Bush issued a stiff warning to Iran on Monday, saying it should suspend its uranium enrichment program now or face "progressively stronger" economic sanctions and further political isolation.