AP: The head of the U.N. nuclear monitoring agency has thrown his weight behind a plan calling on Iran to move its uranium enrichment program to Russia, and he may fly to Tehran within days to push for the proposal, a European official and diplomats said Sunday.
Reuters: New evidence suggests Iran has made significant progress in its pursuit of nuclear weapons and that should strengthen the case for increasing international pressure on Tehran to end the program, U.S. and European officials say.
New York Times: In mid-July, senior American intelligence officials called the leaders of the international atomic inspection agency to the top of a skyscraper overlooking the Danube in Vienna and unveiled the contents of what they said was a stolen Iranian laptop computer.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 12 An ultra-Islamist ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Irans parliament told a conference of the radical Ansar-e Hezbollah group on Saturday that the issue of Irans nuclear program has become the frontline between Islam and the Heathens, referring to non-Muslims.
Iran Focus: Brussels/London, Nov. 12 - A panel of Euro-MPs called for the immediate referral of Irans nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council, citing the refusal by Tehran to suspend its nuclear fuel cycle which could lead to the development of a nuclear bomb and the covert nature of its activities.
Reuters: Iran on Saturday insisted upon its right to enrich its own uranium, rebuffing a proposal that Russia should perform the sensitive atomic fuel work to allay fears Tehran is seeking atomic arms.
AFP: The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said Saturday that the production of nuclear fuel would be on Iranian soil, effectively rejecting proposals for the sensitive work to be carried out abroad.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 12 Photos of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and defeated presidential contender and former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani standing side by side and shaking hands are causing a stir among Iran analysts who suspect it was a deliberate gesture of national unity among senior figures of the religious theocracy.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 12 Capital flight in Iran over the past fortnight reached its highest recorded level since the 1979 Islamic revolution, prompting financial advisors to the hard-line government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to call for a temporary suspension of the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), according to market investors.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 11 Irans chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani rejected on Friday reports of an expected Russian proposal which would allow Tehran to continue limited nuclear activities on its own soil, including uranium conversion, as long as uranium enrichment was carried out outside the countrys borders.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 11 Iranian Friday prayers leaders across the country blasted French action against Muslims, as Paris moved in to arrest individuals suspected of being behind several thousand arson attacks on cars and homes, more than two weeks after the protests began.
Iran Focus: Iran, Tehran, Nov. 11 Iran will soon set up a Metro Police for underground train stations in the Iranian capital, a Tehran Metro official said in an interview with a state-run news agency on Friday.