Reuters: Iran has expanded its uranium conversion facilities in Isfahan and reinforced its Natanz underground uranium enrichment plant, a U.S. think tank said, amid growing concern over possible U.S. military action.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 16 The supreme commander of Irans regular armed forces said the Islamic Republic was monitoring enemy positions in the region and was prepared to give a crushing response to any foreign attack.
New York Times: Just minutes after the call went out over chat boards and cellphone text messages late Sunday, a group of young men trickled into a main street in the village of Sitra, about 20 minutes southeast of this city.
Scotland on Sunday: Tony Blair has told George Bush that Britain cannot offer military support to any strike on Iran, regardless of whether the move wins the backing of the international community, government sources claimed yesterday.
The Sunday Telegraph: Last Monday, just before he announced that Iran had gatecrashed "the nuclear club", President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disappeared for several hours. He was having a khalvat (tête-à-tête) with the Hidden Imam, the 12th and last of the imams of Shiism who went into "grand occultation" in 941.
The Sunday Telegraph: Iranian scientists are secretly conducting crucial nuclear research and development, using university laboratories as cover to avoid international scrutiny, according to highly placed opposition supporters within the Islamic regime.
The Sunday Times: Iran has formed battalions of suicide bombers to strike at British and American targets if the nations nuclear sites are attacked. According to Iranian officials, 40,000 trained suicide bombers are ready for action.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 15 A top Iranian military commander said on Friday that the Islamic Republics Army and Revolutionary Guards are today in a situation to make the Oppressor World [the United States and its allies"> feel the great powers that are at Irans disposal, the state-run news agency Mehr reported.
The Guardian: British officers took part in a US war game aimed at preparing for a possible invasion of Iran, despite repeated claims by the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, that a military strike against Iran is inconceivable.