AFP: A prominent Iranian dissident claimed Tehran had mastered the design of nuclear capable cruise missiles secretly sold to the Islamic Republic by Ukraine and was on the verge of producing copies.
AP: Iran hopes talks with Europe on easing tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions are not dead, but it does not fear the threat of U.N. Security Council action if it continues activities linked to uranium enrichment, the country's top negotiator said Friday.
Ali Larijani also said he hoped Iran would present new ideas within a month aimed at reducing suspicions about its nuclear agenda, which Tehran insists is to produce power for peaceful purposes.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 26 A senior Iranian cleric welcomed on Friday the establishment of an Islamic republic in Iraq and hailed the countrys new constitution as one based on Islamic precepts.
Iran Focus: The news in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran on Friday, Aug. 26 - Ban on Music Day
Ahmadinejad shuns journalists
19-year-old girl kidnapped my 21-year-old son
New crackdown in Tehran
14,205 street children rounded up in Tehran
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 26 The cold-blooded murder of three Iranian Kurds in a refugee camp west of the Iraqi capital and the abduction of two Iranian dissidents in recent days have led to speculations that the new hard-line government in Tehran is taking advantage of the worsening security situation in Iraq to liquidate its opponents who have taken refuge in the neighbouring country.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 26 Two former United States hostages held captive in Iran for 444 days when radical Islamists seized the American embassy in Tehran in 1979 told a Persian-language satellite channel that they have no doubts that Irans new hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of the supervisors of their interrogators during their ordeal.
Iran Focus: Vienna, Aug. 26 Irans new chief nuclear negotiator is due to hold talks with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) here on Friday as the political tug-of-war continues over the Islamic Republics suspected nuclear weapons program.
AFP: The US State Department on Thursday dismissed Tehran's challenge of the legitimacy of the role of three European countries -- Britain, France, and Germany -- who have been negotiating with Iran for two years about its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25 Irans Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appointed a veteran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general as the new commander of the IRGC air force, the countrys official news agency, IRNA, reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Paris, Aug. 25 A simple Islamic wedding party, with male guests in one hall and women in a separate wing, turned into a powwow for Irans dispirited reformists, who are still in the throes of confusion and despair after a crushing defeat in last Junes presidential election.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25 An Iranian opposition activist was killed in the Swedish town of Lindsberg, on Monday by unidentified assailants, a Kurdish opposition website reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 25 - The human rights organisation Amnesty International expressed concern on Thursday at the imminent execution of two minors in Iran, who have been sentenced to death by hanging.
The group said that Iran had already executed seven children this year and called on the Islamic Republic to abide by its international commitments.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25 An influential hard-line daily in Iran warned that young people were increasingly turning to sex orgies, drugs, and alcohol, all of which carry severe penalties for the offenders under Irans strict religious laws.
AFP: Iran's new hardline nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on Thursday challenged the role of Britain, France and Germany as the leaders of diplomatic efforts over the Islamic republic's nuclear programme.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 25 Iran has 18 separate law enforcement and security agencies, according to the countrys top prosecutor.Persian-language websites reported on Thursday that Ghorban-Ali Dorri Najafabadi, the State Prosecutor, told journalists in Tehran, There are about 18 different law enforcement agencies, and may be even more, in the country.
AP: Iran will soon offer new proposals for negotiations with Europe on its nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on state-run television Wednesday. Ahmadinejad said he has instructed the Supreme National Security Council, the country's top security decision-making body, to draw up a new set of proposals over Iran's uranium enrichment program.
AFP: The United States is lobbying hard for Iran to be referred quickly to the UN Security Council if it fails to meet a September 3 deadline to suspend nuclear fuel work that could be used to make atomic weapons, diplomats said Wednesay. The United States is "working hard behind the scenes" to build consensus against Iran within the 35-nation board of governors of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which could send the matter to the Security Council for possible economic sanctions, a Western diplomat told AFP.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 24 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has decided to appoint a lay member of the ultra-conservative Guardian Council to the post of government spokesman, a website close to the Islamist camp reported on Wednesday.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 24 Manouchehr Mottaki, 52, who was confirmed on Wednesday by Irans hard-line parliament (Majlis) as the new Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was involved in a series of terrorist attacks outside Iran, according to Iranian exiles and defectors from the theocratic regime.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 24 Irans hard-line-dominated parliament gave thumbs up to 17 ultra-Islamists nominated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for ministerial posts, but rejected his choices for the four ministries of oil, welfare, education, and cooperatives.
Iran Focus: London, Aug. 24 The new commander of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces was involved in terrorist activities in Lebanon during the 1980s, analysts say. Revolutionary Guards brigadier general Ahmad Kazemi was appointed on Saturday by Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to head the IRGC Ground Forces. Kazemi closely worked with the new Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar in Lebanon.
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