New York Times: The global nuclear monitoring agency deepened suspicions on Thursday about Irans nuclear program, reporting that inspectors had discovered new traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian facility.
Reuters: European foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, agreed on Thursday to meet soon to discuss Iran's response to incentives to curb its nuclear activities, Solana's spokeswoman said.
AFP: The under-secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Mohammad Nahavandian on Thursday said his country was ready to cooperate on its nuclear programme, but argued that talks should focus on content rather than deadlines.
AFP: UN chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday that efforts were being made to arrange a meeting between Iran and the five permament members of the Security Council plus Germany over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
New York Times: With Iran defying a Thursday deadline to halt production of nuclear fuel, the United States and three European allies are assembling a list of sanctions they would seek in the United Nations Security Council, beginning with restrictions on imports of nuclear-related equipment and material.
AP: Iran's president defiantly refused to compromise as a U.N. deadline for his country to stop enriching uranium arrived Thursday, saying Tehran would not be bullied into giving up its right to nuclear technology.
Washington Times: The U.S. military is operating under the assumption that Iran is five to eight years away from being able to build its first nuclear weapon, a time span that explains a general lack of urgency within the Bush administration to use air strikes to disable Tehran's atomic program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 31 Hundreds of new judicial police have begun to roam the streets of Tehran starting from earlier this week, even before Irans Majlis (Parliament) approved the dubious judicial-security body that they represent.
Reuters: Major powers are expected to begin discussing an Iran sanctions resolution at a meeting in Europe next week if Tehran continues to defy a U.N. Security Council demand to halt uranium enrichment, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.
Reuters: Iran faces the risk of sanctions after a U.N. nuclear watchdog report on Thursday likely to find that Tehran has ignored a deadline to halt an atomic fuel programme Western leaders say could lead to bombs.