AFP: Japanese police said Friday they had arrested five executives of a major precision instrument maker on suspicion of illegally exporting devices that can be used in the construction of nuclear weapons.
AFP: Britain's UN Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry on Friday dismissed as "inadequate" Iran's response to an international offer of energy and security incentives in exchange for a freeze of its uranium enrichment activities.
Reuters: Russia on Friday rejected any talk for now of sanctions against Iran and France warned against conflict with Tehran, raising doubt whether it will face swift penalties for not halting nuclear work by an August 31 deadline.
New York Times: An Iranian opposition group said here on Thursday that Iran had built at least 15 advanced uranium enrichment machines that could speed production of nuclear fuel and asserted that the country would have hundreds more by next year.
International Herald Tribune: Germany joined in criticizing the latest Iranian nuclear proposal Thursday, as an exiled opposition group charged that Iran was secretly building advanced centrifuges at a rate that could dramatically accelerate its production of nuclear fuel.
New York Times: After demanding for three months that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment or face penalties, the formal reaction from the United States and its European allies to Irans refusal to suspend uranium enrichment has been decidedly low-key.
Washington Post: British troops abandoned a major base in southern Iraq on Thursday and prepared to wage guerrilla warfare along the Iranian border to combat weapons smuggling, a move that anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called the first expulsion of U.S.-led coalition forces from an Iraqi urban center.
Reuters: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that their two countries had been subjected to "tyranny" from the World War Two victors and should cooperate to end the "imposed" world order.
Christian Science Monitor - The Monitor's View: Every day, air travelers willingly give up dangerous items in inspections because of uncertainty that one passenger might hijack the plane. A similar uncertainty now exists with Iran: Should it be forced to give up the potential to have nuclear weapons?
VOA News: A senior military spokesman says there is clear evidence that Iran has directly aided insurgents in Iraq. Those comments follow Iraq's deadliest month since the U.S.-led invasion, in terms of civilian casualties.
Washington Post - A test for China and Russia - Editorial: It's been four years since the existence of Iran's nuclear program was confirmed, and since then Iran has succeeded in stalling the world's efforts to ensure that the country's enriched uranium is used exclusively for peaceful purposes. Sometimes inspectors from the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency have been granted permission to enter the country; sometimes they have been denied access.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 24 Iranian authorities hanged a man in public in the south-eastern Iranian town of Khash, Sistan-va-Baluchistan Province, the official news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
Iran Focus: Paris, Aug. 24 - Iran has secretly built more than a dozen advanced P2 nuclear centrifuges in breach of is commitments to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), an Iranian opposition leader announced on Thursday.
North Khorasan Province, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Yazd, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Bandar Abbas, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Pasargadae, Iran. May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Iran-Bandar Lengeh, May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers
Iran-Isfahan, May 22, 2018, the Nationwide Strike of Heavy Truck Drivers