Washington Times: The Western response to the threat of Iran gaining nuclear weapons is tracking dangerously toward appeasement and failure. It is not yet inevitable? President Bush has insisted in two State of the Union addresses, and currently, that he will not permit it to happen. But most government officials in Europe and here, and of course the dominant media are already deeply into resignation, rationalization and denial.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 14 Irans Foreign Ministry will soon publish a report outlining human rights violations in the European Union and the United States, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced on Tuesday.
Washington Post: Despite months of pressure from Washington, Japan has become increasingly reluctant to join a Bush administration plan for sanctions against Iran if negotiations fail to resolve concerns over the country's nuclear program, Japanese and U.S. officials said Monday.
Reuters: President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Baghdad to try to bolster the new government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday, days after U.S. forces killed al Qaeda's chief in Iraq.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Jun. 13 Some 50 Iranians along with an Iranian security forces commander have been arrested by Iraqs security forces in the central province of Diyala, an Iraqi television channel reported.
AP: Western countries at a 35-nation U.N. meeting pushed Tuesday for consensus on the need for Iran to freeze uranium enrichment, but diplomats said that most nonaligned countries were preparing to endorse Tehran's right to continue the work.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 13 At least 400 people were arrested during a peaceful anti-government demonstration by women in Tehran on Monday, according to a statement emailed to Iran Focus by one of the womens groups that had originally sponsored the protest.
Wall Street Journal: As President Bush contemplates the possibility of nonproliferation talks with Iran, he runs some of the same risks he said the Clinton administration took when dealing with North Korea.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 12 Nearly 100 women were arrested by State Security Forces (SSF) in a clampdown on a peaceful demonstration by several thousands Iranian women in Tehran, protestors told Iran Focus by telephone.