Washington Post: The Bush administration will impose sanctions on two Indian firms for selling missile parts to Iran, government officials said yesterday, acknowledging privately that the secret decision should have been shared with the House before it voted this week to support U.S. plans to sell nuclear technology to New Delhi.
Washington Post: The Security Council neared agreement Friday on a resolution that would threaten economic sanctions against Iran if it does not halt its enrichment and reprocessing of uranium by the end of August.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jul. 27 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Israel turned on the key to its own destruction by launching an attack on Lebanon, the official news agency reported on Friday.
Christian Science Monitor: Lebanon is a struggle within a struggle. Most immediately, Hizbullah's abduction of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid on July 12 has triggered a huge Israeli response, so far short of a full-scale ground invasion.
Reuters: Key U.N. Security Council members agreed informally on Thursday on a resolution demanding Iran suspend nuclear enrichment and reprocessing work and threatening to consider sanctions if it refuses, diplomats said.
AFP: US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton on Thursday said Washington remains focused on the "grave and direct" threat posed by Iran's nuclear program, despite the distraction created by the recent crisis in the Middle East.