New York Times: For years North Korea has supplied Iran with missile technology, and late last year the White House told American intelligence agencies to evaluate the danger that the North Koreans might be tempted to sell their nuclear expertise or a bomb's worth of plutonium to the Iranians.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 23 Irans state broadcasting corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iraqs radio-television network to cooperate on media broadcasts, Iranian state television reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 23 A prominent Iraqi Shiite ayatollah has called for Irans embassy in Baghdad to be closed down, a week after his followers torched the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Basra.
Wall Street Journal: Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Reuters: The Bush administration urged Congress on Thursday not to tighten U.S. sanctions against foreign firms investing in Iran's oil and gas sectors, arguing it could damage the current major-power diplomatic initiative with Tehran at a delicate moment.
Reuters: Iran could stop enriching uranium at best only as a result of negotiations with big powers, but not as a precondition for such talks as they demand, a senior Iranian official said on Thursday.
Washington Post: Iran has stepped up its aid to armed Shiite Muslim groups in neighboring Iraq, providing training and weapons that have been used against Americans and Iraqis, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said today.
The Guardian: The US is determined to topple Iran's Islamic government whether or not the crisis over the country's nuclear activities is resolved, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, said today.
AFP: The United States accused Iran Thursday of being a major destabilizing force in Iraq, accusing Tehran of training and arming insurgent groups and using "surrogates" to carry out terrorist strikes.
BBC News: Forty professors and lecturers from Tehran University in Iran are being retired on Thursday. The move is causing concern that the new government of President Ahmadinejad is purging professors.