The Guardian: The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has called for a baby boom to almost double the country's population to 120 million and enable it to threaten the west, as he boasted that the country's nuclear capacity had increased "tenfold".
Reuters: A Russian-built nuclear reactor has become a stumbling block to an agreement on a proposed package of U.N. sanctions on Iran, with the United States arguing that Moscow should be forced to halt work on the project, American officials and diplomats said on Monday.
New York Times: The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Iran had begun testing new uranium enrichment equipment that could double the capacity of its small research-and-development facilities.
AP: Iran is expanding its uranium enrichment program even as the U.N. Security Council focuses on possible sanctions for its defiance of a demand to give up the activity and ease fears it seeks nuclear weapons, diplomats said Monday.
Reuters: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Western powers were wrong if they thought Iran would retreat under political pressure from its nuclear plans, even as the country faces possible sanctions.
USA Today: It took the explosion of a nuclear bomb by North Korea fortunately just a test for China to start enforcing sanctions and applying pressure in a way that suggests it finally grasps the proliferation dangers, to itself, the region and the world, that its erratic neighbor represents.
Sunday Times: An Irish subsidiary of Coca-Cola has been targeted by Iranian officials in an escalating row over sales of the drink in the Islamic republic. A leading Iranian official has called for sales of Coke to be banned because profits are being routed through a subsidiary company in Drogheda to the Zionist-supporting regime of America.