Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 20 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bluntly rejected a demand by the United Nations Security Council for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activities and instead offered to sell the West uranium at a discounted price.
AFP: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday promised US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to support efforts to prevent Iran from building an atom bomb, despite his country's close trade ties with Tehran, an aide said.
The Guardian: For centuries its rich aromas and ornate design have formed an integral part of Persian culture. But now the hubble-bubble, or water pipe, is set to disappear from Iran's traditional restaurants and tea-houses as part of a stringent anti-smoking drive by the government.
Bloomberg: The U.S., Britain, France and Germany are close to agreement on a United Nations draft resolution that would impose a travel ban and asset freeze on officials in Iran's nuclear program, and bar acquisition of atomic-bomb or missile technology, diplomats said.
Reuters: European nations are expected to begin circulating proposed sanctions against Iran at the United Nations shortly, but Western diplomats said on Thursday only a second or third round of penalties was likely to force a halt in Tehran's nuclear work.
AFP: A defiant President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted Thursday that Iran will not back down "an inch" over its nuclear programme despite the growing threat of sanctions, and fired off another verbal attack on Israel, calling it a fraudulent regime that cannot survive.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 19 An individual identified only as Mr. R. has amassed an enormous personal wealth by taking out the equivalent of 1.5 billion dollars in loans from Irans state banks, a semi-official daily close to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrote in its Tuesday edition.
AP: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appealed to Russia on Wednesday to help block Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, but Russian President Vladimir Putin offered the visiting Israeli leader no public reassurances.
New York Times: For the most part, Irans leaders have offered silence on what lessons they draw from the sanctions that the United Nations Security Council adopted last weekend to punish North Korea for its nuclear test other than to say, as they have in the past, that they intend to continue what they call a peaceful nuclear program.
Reuters: The nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea pose the two greatest threats to world peace and could spark a nuclear arms race among their neighbours, Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters: Iran's chief nuclear negotiator told European states on Wednesday they would be the losers if they joined the United States to push through a U.N. Security Council resolution punishing Tehran for its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 18 Road accidents in Iran are all too common. The real scale of the cataclysmic carnage is evident in a new report released by the countrys Medical-Law Organisation which analysed road deaths in Iran over the past five months of the Iranian calendar year.
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