Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 12 A close ally of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and a chief architect of Irans sponsorship of terrorist groups has defended remarks by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against Israel and the Holocaust, the state-run Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 12 Russia will reconsider its position on Irans nuclear activities after Tehran announced it was no longer interested in a deal from Moscow aimed at solving diplomatically the international standoff over the Islamic Republics suspected nuclear weapons activities, Russias Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 12 Banks, police cars, and government buildings were set on fire as violent clashes erupted on Saturday between security forces and angry residents in the north-western Iranian town of Piranshahr, according to eye-witnesses contacted by telephone.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 12 Iran is no longer considering a Russian proposal aimed at resolving the international standoff over its suspected nuclear weapons program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told reporters on Sunday.
The Sunday Telegraph: Iran's leaders have built a secret underground emergency command centre in Teheran as they prepare for a confrontation with the West over their illicit nuclear programme, the Sunday Telegraph has been told.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 11 An Iranian opposition satellite channel aired on Saturday footage of a demonstration in Tehran by hundreds of women celebrating International Womens Day, and a brutal raid by Irans security forces to break up the rally.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 11 Russia has said that a deal with Iran over the Islamic Republics nuclear program is impossible unless Tehran suspended its uranium enrichment activities, a request that has been outright rejected by Iranian officials, the Russian News & Information Agency quoted a Russian negotiator as having said on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 11 Irans State Security Forces have arrested ten people in Tehran for distribution of fireworks days before Iranians celebrate a traditional fire festival which dates back to 500 B.C. Persia. The festival is barely tolerated by the authorities in the Islamic Republic, who object to it on the grounds that it is un-Islamic.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 11 Iran will cut off its oil exports to the West if the United Nations Security Council orders sanctions to be imposed on the Islamic Republic, the countrys powerful Interior Minister declared on Saturday.
Washington Times - Editorial: Iranian officials openly brag to one another about their success in fooling European Union negotiators into believing they had stopped their efforts to produce nuclear fuel, according to Hassan Rowhani, who until last last year headed talks with the European Union 3 -- Britain, France and Germany.