Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 08 Hundreds of students took part in a demonstration outside the main gates of the University of Tehran to mark Irans national Students Day amid tight police security and a ban on protests.
The Guardian: Iranian officials were facing an angry backlash yesterday following the air disaster that claimed at least 116 lives, amid allegations that the military plane that ploughed into a block of flats was allowed to take off despite serious safety concerns.
The Washington Times - Editorial: Earlier this week, Mohammed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned against any non-diplomatic means (i.e. military force) to end Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying it would be like opening "a Pandora's box." Nothing new there. What is new is what Mr. ElBaradei said immediately before this: If Iran has resumed its uranium enrichment program, it will take only "a few months" before it had a nuclear bomb.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 The following are photos of a demonstration on Wednesday by students outside the main gates of the University of Tehran to mark Irans national Students Day amid tight police security and a ban on protests.
Reuters: Iran's defiant vows to enrich uranium seem to mock a Western offer of renewed talks on Tehran's nuclear programme and may leave no recourse but U.N. Security Council action, EU diplomats said on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Students are gathering outside the main gates of the University of Tehran to mark Irans national Students Day amid tight police security and a ban on protests, a student outside the campus told Iran Focus by telephone.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Clashes erupted between angry people and State Security Forces (SSF) in Tehrans densely-populated Yaft-Abad district where a military transport plane crashed into a 10-story apartment block on Tuesday leaving all 94 passengers aboard and at least 25 people in the building dead and several dozen injured, a local resident told Iran Focus in an email interview.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Irans former president and strongman Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani told an international trade management show that Iran had come out as the winner in the United States-led war on Iraq and Washington had ended up as the loser, the official state-run news agency reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Agents of Irans State Security Forces (SSF) in the western town of Khorramshahr arrested five individuals on charges of installing dishes for households wishing to view satellite channels, and confiscated more than one thousand satellite parts, state-run dailies reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Hundreds of industry workers from the northern city of Rasht rallied outside the provincial headquarters of the Ministry of Industries and Mines, demanding that the government assist them in getting their overdue wages.
Reuters: The international community is starting to lose patience with Iran over its nuclear plans but military action is not the solution, the head of the U.N's nuclear watchdog said in remarks published on Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal - Review & Outlook: Once Iran gets its uranium enrichment plant at Natanz up and running, it will likely be months away from having a nuclear weapon. So said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohamed ElBaradei this week in an interview with The Independent newspaper of London.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 07 Dozens of people have been arrested in the central province of Isfahan for disturbing the peace and causing trouble, Irans state-run press reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: Baghdad, Dec. 07 An official inquiry into the torture of more than 170 Iraqi prisoners in a secret detention centre in Baghdad found that prison officials had close ties with neighbouring Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an Iraqi official said on Wednesday.
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