Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 05 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sounded a defiant tone on Sunday, a day after his countrys controversial nuclear program was reported to the United Nations Security Council, vowing that the Islamic Republic would stand in the face of its enemies to obtain nuclear capabilities.
The Sunday Times - The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, compared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to Adolf Hitler yesterday as Tehran vowed to resume the enrichment of uranium which could be used to make nuclear weapons.
Washington Post - Sunday Outlook: The good news in the vote by the International Atomic Energy Agency to report Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council is that the United States and its allies have managed to broaden the international coalition that seeks to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
Washington Times: The crisis over Iran's nuclear dossier is viewed as one of today's most important world challenges. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, told CBS News' "Face the Nation": "This is the most grave situation that we have faced since the end of the Cold War, absent the whole war on terror."
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 05 Iran announced on Sunday that it officially banned snap inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency and was to resume uranium enrichment after the nuclear agencys board of governors voted overwhelmingly to report Tehrans nuclear to the United Nations Security Council.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 04 Irans Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar reiterated on Saturday that the Islamic Republic would retaliate to any attack on its nuclear sites in the most vehement manner.
AP: Excerpts of the text of the resolution on Iran submitted by European nations to the 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency referring it Saturday to the U.N. Security Council.
Reuters: Richard Perle, a key architect of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, said on Saturday the West should not make the mistake of waiting too long to use military force if Iran comes close to getting an atomic weapon.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 04 Iran will begin uranium enrichment and end its voluntary cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency immediately on the basis of a presidential directive issued by hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the government-run Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 04 Iran announced on Saturday that it would immediately take steps to resume uranium enrichment and end snap inspection of its nuclear sites after the 35-nation board of governors of the United Nations nuclear watchdog adopted a resolution reporting the Islamic Republic to the Security Council for breaches of its international obligations regarding its suspected nuclear weapons program.
Iran Focus: London, Feb. 04 Britain welcomed on Saturday the adoption of a resolution by the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council, describing it as significant.
Reuters: The board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog voted on Saturday to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council because of suspicions it is trying to make atomic weapons, a diplomat who was in the session said.
AP: He wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth, dismisses the Holocaust as a myth and defies the world by pushing ahead with a nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's fiery rhetoric has found instant appeal among some Arabs, who consider him a hero for standing up to Israel and the West. But not everyone is cheering the hard-line leader.
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