Reuters: Six world powers are preparing to draft U.N. sanctions against Iran given the failure of high level talks so far to yield an Iranian promise to halt sensitive atomic work, a senior British official said on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 03 - Russian Security Council chief Igor Ivanov is due in Tehran on Tuesday to meet and hold talks with Irans chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, the official news agency IRNA reported.
Washington Times: The United States is confident that Russia and China will join it in pushing for U.N. sanctions against Iran if it does not agree to suspend enriching uranium this week, a senior U.S. official said yesterday.
Reuters: Iran has proposed France create a consortium to enrich uranium for Tehran's nuclear programme in an effort to end the stand off over the Islamic state's atomic ambitions, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 02 - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani held talks on the phone with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing over the latest developments on Iran's nuclear file, state media reported on Monday.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 02 Iranian security forces have recently arrested a network of separatists in the Iranian capital Tehran and the oil-rich south-western city of Abadan, state television reported.
Bloomberg: Japan's government said it will withdraw support for Inpex Holdings Inc.'s $2.5 billion Azadegan oil project if the United Nations imposes sanctions on Iran for refusing to curtail nuclear research.
The Guardian - Officials claim there is a new stream of support for the insurgency coming from Iran: Knock-kneed with fear, the young prisoner perched on the edge of his chair in the windowless Afghan intelligence office. Eyes bloodshot and hands trembling, he blurted out his story.
New York Sun: Bolstered by a new sanctions bill against Iran, Secretary of State Rice will press Arab foreign ministers tomorrow in Cairo to instruct banks in the region to cut ties to any entities contributing to Iran's nuclear program, support for terror, or pursuit of advanced conventional weapons.
Washington Times: After the media blitz in New York arranged by his PR handlers, followed by his invitation to speak before the Council of Foreign Affairs and capped by his picture on the cover of Time magazine, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad must have left New York thinking he was on a "roll."
AP: Iran's hardline president on Sunday said his country was determined to expand its uranium enrichment program, announcing a plan to produce more nuclear fuel and calling allegations that Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons a "big lie."