AP: The top American diplomat in Iraq said Wednesday that the insurgency there remains formidable and will take longer to defeat if neighboring countries such as Syria and Iran continue to play ``unhelpful roles.''
AKI: In a gesture of support for Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Islamic Revolutionary guards on Thursday joined his recent and controversial call for Israel to be "wiped off the map". "If this cancer (Israel) is not removed from the Islamic world, Muslims will sustain immense harm," said their spokesman, Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri.
Reuters: Europe strongly condemned Iran's president on Thursday for saying Israel should be wiped out and said the call raised concerns about the aims of a country the West suspects is planning to build an atomic bomb.
Financial Times: Even by the standards of Washington politics it was an unusual spectacle - the veiled leader of a Middle East group banned in the US as a terrorist organisation delivering a speech by live video-link to applauding members of Congress inside the Capitol itself.
Iran Focus and agencies: London, Oct. 27 The international community reacted with swift condemnation of the comments Wednesday by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatening to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 A semi-official Iranian daily, which strongly reflects the states positions, carried a front-page article on Wednesday about the Iraqi constitution vote, claiming that the result of the referendum was a rejection of the United States.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that ultra-Islamist war veterans and those willing to sacrifice their lives for the Islamic revolution had to take the lead in government decisions about the way the country was being run, the semi-official daily Jomhouri Islami reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus and agencies: London, Oct. 26 A string of United States and European officials criticised on Wednesday the threatening comments by Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against the state of Israel.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad charted his governments unyielding course vis-à-vis the state of Israel while totally rejecting the Middle East roadmap to peace as a diversion from the crusader wars between the Islamic world and the World Arrogance, or the United States.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 26 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will address Wednesday morning, a seminar entitled World without Zionism, a semi-official daily reported on Wednesday.
UPI: Iranian Intelligence agents have entered the United States to spread disinformation, according to the Iran Policy Committee, a group composed mostly of former U.S. government officials who are lobbying the Bush administration for regime change in Teheran.
Financial Times: Complaints about rising chicken prices during the holy month of Ramadan mark the first widespread disquiet about president Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, just two months after he became Iran's president.