Iran Focus: London, Feb. 27 Two political activists in Irans Azerbaijan Province were arrested for spreading anti-government propaganda leaflets in the north-western town of Ahar, according to local residents.
Reuters: Japan will urge Iran to ease international concerns over its nuclear ambitions in order to avert United Nations sanctions during a three-day visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 26 A hard-line cleric in Irans parliament accused Britain of being behind plots against Muslims, including the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 25 A senior commander of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said that the West was worried by the rise of Islamic militancy around the world that has been inspired by Iran and that the confrontation between the Muslim world and the West was now at an epoch-making stage, Irans government-owned press reported on Sunday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 26 Hard-line Islamists staged two demonstrations outside the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday, hurled stones and petrol bombs at the compound and set fire to British, American, Israeli and Danish flags, as they accused London of being behind the bombing of a revered Shiite Muslim shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra.
Reuters: Iran has reached a "basic" agreement with Russia on jointly enriching uranium, officials said on Sunday -- but there was no immediate sign that it would suspend home-grown enrichment to allay fears that it is developing nuclear weapons.
The Sunday Telegraph: Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, has dismissed Iranian overtures to take over funding for the new Hamas-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Gaza if the West slashes financial support.
The Sunday Times: Iran is believed to have begun small-scale enrichment of uranium, raising the stakes in its dispute with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the extent of its nuclear ambitions.