Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 05 A senior Iranian military commander said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic had mobilised its army and taken the necessary steps to be able to stand up to threats posed by the United States.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 05 Iran has gone back to its worst days of social and cultural repression, according to a former deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance in charge of domestic media, who said that press freedoms had been reduced to the level of the mid-1990s.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 05 Irans ultra-conservative Guardian Council, the countrys highest vetting organ, is to have a new spokesman, Mehr News Agency, run by the office of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reported on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad handpicked an old-time colleague from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to head the countrys anti-contraband task force.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 05 The decision by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to nominate a brigadier general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) with virtually no experience in the oil and financial sectors as the countrys new Oil Minister will give the IRGC unlimited access to an unrivalled source of revenues, boosting its already significant clout.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 05 Officials working in Irans state television and radio broadcasting corporation, IRIB, are anxiously seeking clarification for why one of its international networks, Jam-e Jam, has stopped broadcasting into the United States.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 05 Clashes between people and State Security Forces (SSF) in the oil-rich city of Ahwaz, south-western Iran, erupted on Friday as police launched a crackdown on a peaceful demonstration by close to 1,000 ethnic Arabs.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 04 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has cancelled his planned trip to Iran which was scheduled to take place next week, a state-owned Iranian news agency announced on Friday.
AFP: Expertise on new bomb-making techniques, that can pierce armor, and bomb parts have crossed Iraq's border from Iran, but it remains unclear if Iran's government is involved, a senior British commander said Friday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 04 - Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a prayers ceremony in Tehran on Friday, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, said that the 1979 takeover of the United States embassy in the Iranian capital was an expression of Irans innocence.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 04 The United States said on Thursday that Iran had refused to answer queries on the suspected role of its hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 04 Irans Majlis (Parliament) Speaker praised the November 4, 1979 takeover of the United States embassy in Tehran by radical Islamists as the beginning of the end of the false strength of America.
Iran Focus: Rome, Nov. 04 More than 10,000 Italians held a candle-lit vigil outside the Iranian embassy in Rome late Thursday in protest to threatening comments by Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who called last week for the destruction of Israel and threatened leaders of Muslim countries who develop ties with the Jewish state with fiery consequences.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Iran is secretly carrying out secret talks with the United States and Britain in two European countries, according to a report on a government-owned Persian-language website.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Britain has taken sensitive documents and files from its embassy and the ambassadors residence in Tehran, a day after Islamist students threatened to punish the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair with consequences like the seizure of the den of U.S. spies, a reference to the 1979 occupation of the United States embassy in Tehran.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Kuwait has limited visa application approval from Iran as well as six other states Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Libya the Islamic Republics state-run news agency, IRNA, reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 The United States is attempting remove Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and prominent Shiite leader Abdol-Aziz Hakim from power and install the secular former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi as the countrys new statesman, an Iranian government-run Persian-language website reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Brussels, Nov. 03 Parliamentarians from 22 European nations have called for the immediate referral of Irans nuclear file to the United Nations Security Council and the removal of Irans main opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK) from the EUs terror list, according to a press release by the European Parliamentary group Friends of a Free Iran received by fax.
AFP: Iran has allowed UN nuclear inspectors to visit the sensitive military site of Parchin, UN officials said Wednesday, but diplomats said Tehran was also continuing fuel work at another site that has raised concerns of a covert atomic weapons program.
Iran Focus: Tehran/London, Nov. 03 - Iran hastily organised a demonstration outside the Italian embassy in Tehran on the same day that top Italian lawmakers from both government and opposition parties are lining up outside the Iranian embassy in Rome to condemn incendiary remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said last week that Israel must be wiped off the map.