Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - The following is the text of a statement by Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer on the adoption of Resolution 1747 by the United Nations Security Council imposing sanctions on Iran as well as the arrest of 15 Britons by Iranian Revolutionary Guards:
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - The following is the text of a statement by British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett on the adoption of Resolution 1747 by the United Nations Security Council on Saturday imposing sanctions on Iran:
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - The following is the text of a statement by the EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana on the adoption of Resolution 1747 by the United Nations Security Council on Saturday:
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 25 - The following is a joint statement issued on Saturday by the foreign ministers of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States, with the support of the High Representative of the European Union, following the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 imposing further economic sanctions on Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons pursuit:
Daily Telegraph - Analysis: It's a typical Iranian tactic. The moment Teheran finds itself in a tight corner it pulls off a stunt designed to divert the world's attention away from the issue that is causing it difficulty.
AP: The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Saturday to impose additional sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium - a move intended to show Tehran that defiance will leave it increasingly isolated.
New York Times: The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed Saturday to impose new, more stringent sanctions to press Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and rejoin negotiations over its nuclear program.
Sunday Times - Leading Article: Irans brinkmanship has entered a new and potentially dangerous phase. The 15 Royal Navy personnel captured on Friday were moved to Tehran yesterday, presumably for propaganda purposes. So far, calls for their safe return by Margaret Beckett, the foreign secretary, have fallen on deaf ears, as have her demands for a full explanation from Tehran.
Reuters: The British envoy to Tehran on Sunday requested access to 15 detained British naval personnel who Iran says entered Iranian waters illegally despite Britain's insistence they were in Iraqi territory, a diplomat said.
Sunday Telegraph: The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, last night snubbed the United Nations Security Council vote on tighter sanctions against his country, accusing the US of making it impossible for him to attend, writes Gethin Chamberlain.
Reuters: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to impose new sanctions on Iran for its nuclear ambitions by targeting Tehran's arms exports, state-owned bank and elite Revolutionary Guards. Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki immediately rejected the council's demand to suspend uranium enrichment, which can be used for making bombs and to general electricity.
Reuters: An Iraqi fisherman who said he saw Iranian forces detain British sailors and marines on Friday in a waterway between Iraq and Iran said on Saturday the ship British forces were searching was anchored in Iraqi waters.
Iran Focus: London, Mar. 24 The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing further sanctions on Iran over its failure to suspend uranium enrichment activities as the Council and the UN nuclear watchdog had demanded.