New York Times: Iran's supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday that there was "no use" negotiating with the United States over Iran's nuclear program, because his nation had no intention of surrendering what he called "our undeniable right of using nuclear technology."
Reuters: The government said on Tuesday that major world powers would not be drawn into talks about talks as they await Iran's response to their offer of incentives to defuse a standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
Bloomberg: Iran will maintain its right to develop nuclear technology in the face of pressure from the U.S. and its allies to suspend a uranium enrichment program, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 27 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will soon travel to Baghdad to meet and hold talks with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, the government-run news agency Fars reported on Monday.
UPI: The charismatic leader of the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi, whose at times enigmatic Mojahedeen-e-Khalq have been accused of everything from terrorism to Marxism to being a secretive sect, discusses the MeK, the situation in Iran and the future of her country in an exclusive interview with Claude Salhani, International Editor with United Press International.
New York Times: The new British ambassador in Tehran urged President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today to give an "early response" to an international package presented to Iran aimed at ending a standoff over its nuclear program.
Bloomberg: Iran, second-largest oil producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, will disrupt supplies only as the "ultimate" weapon in the conflict over its nuclear program, government spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said.
Reuters: Germany's foreign minister said on Monday it was inconceivable that the six powers that made an offer of incentives to Iran to encourage it give up uranium enrichment would wait until August 22 for a response.
AFP: The United States remains convinced Iran should not be allowed to do any uranium enrichment work, after asking the UN nuclear agency for a technical assessment, diplomats said this weekend commenting on a confidential agency document obtained by AFP.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 26 At least 22 people were killed and 18 others injured in a bus crash on Monday on a motorway in Irans eastern province of Khorassan Jonoubi, state television reported.
Washington Times: The former fighter pilot fled his home just 15 minutes after a near-fatal attack by eight armed men, escaping with only the clothes on his back and reaching Dubai through the help of boyhood friends.