Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 14 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday the Holocaust is a ``myth'' that Europeans have used to create a Jewish state in the heart of the Islamic world, and called for Jews to be moved from the Middle East to Europe, the United States, Canada, or Alaska.
New York Times: Less than two days before nationwide elections, the Iraqi border police seized a tanker on Tuesday that had just crossed from Iran filled with thousands of forged ballots, an official at the Interior Ministry said.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 13 A former top adviser to United States President George W. Bush on Iraq policy described Iran on Monday as the greatest external threat to Iraq, Reuters news agency reported.
Iran Focus: London, Dec. 13 Several hundred British lawmakers called Tuesday on the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair to abandon engagement with Irans religious leaders and remove the main Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK), from the United Kingdoms proscribed organisations list.
Washington Times: An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special Interior Ministry forces said yesterday that a senior Iranian intelligence officer was in charge of a network of detention centers where suspected insurgents were routinely tortured and sometimes killed.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 13 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed on Tuesday the United States-backed roadmap to peace in the Middle East and called for resistance against the state of Israel as the only path to liberation in the troubled region, state television reported.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 13 Irans former president and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani joined other senior officials of the Islamic Republic on Monday in defending remarks by the countrys hard-line President against the state of Israel.
Knight Ridder Newspapers: The Iranian-backed militia the Badr Organization has taken over many of the Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
Dow Jones Newswires: European Union foreign ministers called on Iran Monday to show greater respect for human rights, saying the situation in Iran was deteriorating and damaging E.U.-Iran ties. The E.U. ministers said they regretted that Iran has failed to hold talks on human rights this year, "despite the E.U.'s strong and repeated requests."
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 12 Prominent womens rights personalities from Iraqs Diyala Province condemned on Monday massive meddling by Iran in their countrys internal affairs ahead of key elections this week. They called for widespread and active participation in the elections by Iraqi women to combat this threat.