AFP: Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani will meet EU foreign policy Chief Javier Solana next week to discuss an international plan to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, with the West demanding a response in two weeks.
Bloomberg: Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani dismissed U.S. and European calls to accelerate its decision over whether to accept trade and technology incentives in return for suspending its uranium enrichment program.
AFP: Iran has two weeks to reply to an international plan for resolving the standoff over the country's nuclear programme, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy has said, as the European Union confirmed new high level talks with Tehran.
UPI: It was hard not to miss the irony of meeting in a restaurant called "Café de la Paix" while discussing revolutions, mass executions, terrorism and regime change with two Iranian dissident leaders who belong to a group accused of terrorism by the United States and the European Union.
Wall Street Journal: Iran is about to award a lucrative gas deal to the country's Revolutionary Guards, a senior Iranian oil official said, in the latest sign of turbulence in the nation's huge but underfinanced energy industry.
Reuters: Iran should be allowed to enrich uranium for power generation provided there is close monitoring by U.N. inspectors to ensure that it is not trying to develop atomic weapons, Germany's defence minister said.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan urged Iran on Tuesday to speed up its response to an international proposal aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 There have been some 480 anti-government protests in Iran since in the Iranian calendar month ending June 21, according to a tally provided to Iran Focus by Iranian dissidents.
Iran Focus: London, Jun. 28 A Tehran-based human rights group has voiced concern about the rapidly-deteriorating state of health of an Iranian journalist who was imprisoned in May for reporting on massive anti-government demonstrations in Irans north-western Azeri provinces.
Reuters: Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations meet in Moscow on Thursday to decide how best to nudge Iran to give a clear answer to proposals aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear plans.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Jun. 28 Irans hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Britain for the problems and suffering of the Iraqi people, the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.
Reuters: A meeting between European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator has been postponed until after Group of Eight foreign ministers meet on Thursday, an EU diplomat said on Wednesday.