Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 A top military commander who has been responsible for recruitment of suicide bombers in Irans armed forces was on Sunday promoted to the position of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 Irans hard-line Majlis, or Parliament, voted overwhelmingly Sunday evening to end snap inspections of the countrys suspected nuclear sites by international inspectors from the Untied Nations atomic watchdog if Tehrans nuclear dossier was sent before the UN Security Council which could impose trade and economic sanctions.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 Some 50 female teachers from the southern province of Fars gathered on Sunday outside Irans Majlis, or Parliament, and held a protest against the refusal by the government to provide them with jobs.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday that Tehran would not allow international inspectors of the United Nations atomic watchdog to visit a military site without providing convincing proof that would justify inspection.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 A study last year revealed that fourteen percent of children in Iran work to provide income for their families. The following are photos of children forced to work taken by a state-run news agency.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 19 A senior Iranian clerics call on Saturday for a purge of anti-Islamic and atheist university professors is being seen in the Iranian capital as a clear signal that the massive purges launched by the dominant hard-line faction are now moving on to universities.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Nov. 19 A visit to Iran by Iraqs top security official and his profuse praise of the Iranian governments policy towards its western neighbour have aroused serious questions over the war-torn countrys security policies, according to Iraqi analysts and intellectuals.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 19 Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr is running six other torture chambers similar to the notorious detention centre discovered north of Baghdad earlier this week, a senior Interior Ministry official who stepped down from his positition said on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 18 Irans top nuclear negotiator and national security chief Ali Larijani warned European Union nations that Tehran would follow up different methods other than talks in seeking a solution to the international deadlock over the countrys nuclear weapons program if a resolution to the crisis was not reached soon.
Iran Focus: London, Nov. 18 A top official in Irans notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) was running the secret Iraqi Interior Ministry prison in Baghdad which was discovered this week to be one of many suspected torture centre across the country, according to an Arabic-language website.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 19 Irans former President Mohammad Khatami, a mid-ranking cleric dubbed a moderate by the West, defended the hard-line stance of his successor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against the state of Israel, a semi-official daily wrote in a front-page headline on Saturday.
The Wall Street Journal: Under pressure from United Nations investigators, Iran has admitted receiving basic instructions on how to cast enriched uranium into a form that can be used in a nuclear weapon.
New York Times: Presenting a united front against Iran, President Bush and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said Friday that they would press Iran to reverse itself and accept a compromise allowing it to enrich uranium, but only in Russia and under strict controls.
AFP: The UN General Assembly on Friday passed a resolution expressing "serious concern" about human rights violations in Iran, including the use of torture and public executions, and called on Tehran to end the abuses.
AP: An Iranian opposition group demonstrated outside the prime minister's office Friday for the release of two men it believes are being tortured in Iraq, and called on Iran to cease "meddling" in Iraq.