Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 16 As part of a campaign to ensure the victory of its Shiite allies in the parliamentary elections, Iran attempted to buy votes in the southern Iraqi provinces for a list it backed during Thursdays presidential elections in Iraq, according to reports received by Iran Focus.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 16 Iraqs Interior Ministry, already under a barrage of allegations of running secret torture chambers managed by agents of Irans intelligence services, was on Friday reported to have prevented Sunni voters from participating in Thursdays parliamentary elections in the key province of Diyala, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 16 Iran was accused on Friday of tampering with election ballots in Thursdays parliamentary elections in neighbouring Iraq and attempting to influence voters to cast their ballots in favour of a Shiite slate with which it is allied, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 16 Irans former President and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Friday described Thursdays elections in Iraq as a victory for the Islamic Republic.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 16 Iran may end up facing United Nations Security Council action over its nuclear non-cooperation, if it continues to defy the international communitys demands of suspending sensitive nuclear work, United States Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday.
AFP: The European Union cranked up pressure on Iran Friday, slamming President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's latest outbursts against Israel and warning Tehran over its nuclear programme, in draft summit conclusions.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 15 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described remarks by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in which he called the Holocaust a myth as completely outrageous.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 15 Russian on Thursday added its voice to the international communitys in condemning as unacceptable remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who claimed on Wednesday that the Holocaust was a myth.
Reuters: A senior Vatican cardinal on Thursday sharply criticised Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for claiming the Holocaust was a myth, condemning the assertion as a shocking injustice to the victims of the Nazi genocide.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 15 The State Supreme Court in the central Iranian city of Isfahan upheld a death sentence for a young man and ordered two other men to be lashed in public, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.