Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 30 A senior deputy in Irans Majlis, or Parliament, said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic would not abandon uranium enrichment under any circumstances hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a Presidential Statement calling on it to suspend all uranium enrichment activity.
CNN: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Berlin on Thursday for talks on next steps to tighten the diplomatic noose around Iran, which she called "a troublesome regime for peace and stability."
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 30 Irans Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki maintained that the Islamic Republic had a right to pursue its nuclear program hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously issued a Presidential Statement calling on Tehran to suspend its uranium enrichment activities.
Iran Focus: Paris, Mar. 30 Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi welcomed on Thursday a statement adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council calling on Iran to suspend all enrichment activities and called on the international community to impose comprehensive sanctions against the Iranian regime.
Reuters: Iran does not want nuclear arms but it will not give up its right to nuclear energy in the face of international threats, Tehran's U.N. ambassador said on Wednesday after the Security Council asked it to suspend nuclear enrichment activities.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 30 United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday that a statement adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council calling on Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program sent Tehran an unmistakable message.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 30 - The Following is the full text of the presidential statement (S/PRST/2006/15) adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday on Iran's nuclear activities:
AP: The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Wednesday demanding that Iran suspend uranium enrichment, setting the stage for the first action by the powerful body over fears that Tehran wants a nuclear weapon.
AFP: The five key members of the Security Council reached agreement here Wednesday on a statement urging Iran to abandon uranium enrichment activities and hope to have it approved by the full council later in the day, Britain's UN envoy said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 29 Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will begin large-scale naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman on Friday by firing a Shahab-2 missile to show Irans desire for peace and friendship with neighbouring countries, the IRGC naval chief said on Wednesday.
Reuters: Germany said on Wednesday Iran had to prove to the international community it does not have an atomic weapons programme and reiterated its demand that Tehran halt all sensitive nuclear activities.