Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 30 Irans chief nuclear negotiator issued a stark warning to the West on Sunday that they would be harmed if they stepped up international pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 30 Iran reiterated on Sunday that it was under no circumstances willing to cease its research-orientated uranium enrichment, ignoring demands by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Security Council to suspend all such activities.
AP: The United States rejects Iran's offer to allow a watchdog agency to inspect the country's nuclear facilities and will press ahead for U.N. penalties against Tehran, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 30 Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed on Sunday a senior military intelligence official as the deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Islamic Republics ideological armed force.
Reuters: A senior Iranian oil official said on Sunday the United Nations was unlikely to impose sanctions on Iran's oil industry over its nuclear programme, because any such action would send world oil prices soaring.
Reuters: Iran has enriched uranium to more than 4 percent, an Iranian official said on Saturday, a level higher than Iran previously told the U.N. nuclear watchdog but still in the range used for fuel in nuclear power stations.
Sunday Telegraph: A multi-charged roadside bomb, developed by Hizbollah in Lebanon, is being used against British and American soldiers by Iraqi insurgents linked to Iran, according to military intelligence sources.
Sunday Times: Natanz seems an agreeable little town, perched nearly 5,000ft up in the majestic mountains of central Iran, full of dusty relics of Alexander the Great and black-clad peasants scurrying hither and thither. It is a shame, then, that we may soon be obliged to bomb it to smithereens. An even bigger shame, though, if we dont.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged Iran on Saturday to suspend its uranium enrichment and cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Russian news agency Interfax reported.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 Former British Conservative leader William Hague has called for a ban on military sales to Iran after Tehran ignored a 30-day deadline by the United Nations Security Council to suspend its uranium enrichment activities and the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report accusing the Islamic Republic of nuclear non-compliance.
Iran Focus: London, Apr. 29 The Belgian Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution urging the European Union to re-examine the terror label placed on the main Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK or PMOI), according to the parliaments website.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a psychopath and anti-Semite whose declarations resemble those of Adolf Hitler, Israeli acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a newspaper interview on Saturday.