AFP: The European Union and Iran are planning to go ahead with nuclear talks on December 21 despite very low expectations for guarantees that Tehran will abandon sensitive nuclear activities, Western diplomats told AFP Saturday.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 10 The United Nations Security Council joined the international community in condemning on Friday recent remarks by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who denied the Holocaust took place and suggested that Israel be moved from the Middle East to Europe.
New York Times: Mohamed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned Iran on Friday to stop hindering an investigation into the country's nuclear energy program, which the United States and many other observers suspect is a cover to develop nuclear weapons.
Reuters: The German Foreign Ministry said on Friday it had summoned Iran's ambassador to protest against suggestions by Iran's president that the Holocaust might not have happened and that Israel should be moved to Europe.
AP: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said Friday that the international community is losing patience with Iran over its nuclear program. ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said he hopes the outstanding nuclear issues with Iran will be clarified next year.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 09 Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi condemned on Thursday menacing and demagogic remarks by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (ICO) and called on the Muslim body to expel Irans clerical regime.
Boston Globe - Editorial: This fall, Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been conducting an ominous purge of top ministers, diplomats, and security officials, a crackdown on reformers, and a renewal of terrorist sponsorship abroad. Simultaneously, his regime has been defying European Union negotiators who are trying to strike a deal that would compensate Iran for abandoning its transparent pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 09 The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said on Thursday that he was shocked by remarks by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who denied that the Holocaust took place and called for the state of Israel to be moved from the Middle East to Europe.
AFP: Democratic Senator John Kerry on Thursday denounced remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioning the Holocaust and suggesting that Israel should be relocated to Austria or Germany.