Fox News: Though the Bush administration denies it has any designs on changing Iran's theocracy, members of Congress are planning ways to assist in a possible "regime change." Movements are afoot in both the House and Senate to pass legislation that would enable the U.S. government to support foreign and domestic pro-democracy groups opposed to the current Islamic republic of Iran.
Reuters: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday there was no need for U.S. involvement in European attempts to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear program. Her comments were likely to disappoint Europeans who would like the United States to throw greater weight behind its efforts to persuade Iran to give up nuclear activities in return for political and economic incentives.
Iran Focus: Paris, Feb. 03 Iran is developing "neutron initiators to trigger a chain reaction for a nuclear bomb rendering false the mullahs claims that they are only seeking a peaceful use of nuclear technology", according to the main Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran. At a conference in Paris on Thursday Mohammad Mohaddessin, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman of the NCRI, accused the Iranian regime of "producing Polonium-210, Beryllium and Neutron Generators".
AFP: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stepped up Washington's verbal assault on Iran on Thursday, saying the hardline Islamic regime's treatment of its people was "something to be loathed". "I don't think anybody thinks that the unelected mullahs who run that regime are a good thing for either the Iranian people or for the region," Rice told reporters accompanying her to Europe and the Middle East.
AFP: The United States has complained to the European Union about centrifuge-related work by Iran that could be used to make nuclear weapons and may violate a uranium enrichment freeze Tehran agreed with the EU, diplomats said Thursday.
Reuters: An Egyptian accused of spying for Iran said Iranians paid him for information about a road often used by President Hosni Mubarak and he planned an assassination there, according to a video shown in court on Thursday. Mahmoud Eid Mohamed Dabbous said in the video he was going to plant bombs on the road in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh ...
Reuters: Iran has conducted successful experiments on a crucial triggering mechanism for a nuclear weapon, an exiled opposition group said on Thursday. President Bush on Wednesday renewed his accusation that Iran was seeking to develop atomic weapons and called it the "world's primary state sponsor of terror."
Reuters: U.S. President George W. Bush, who three years ago said Iran and North Korea were part of an "axis of evil," has emphasised diplomacy in dealing with the two countries.
Bush called Iran the "world's primary state sponsor of terror" and reiterated his accusations that the country is striving to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran. He also promised to "stand with" the Iranian people in their quest for liberty, a veiled jab at the republic's ruling clerics.
AFP: US President George W. Bush on Wednesday accused Damascus and Tehran of ties to terrorism, and told Iranians: "As you stand for your own liberty, America stands with you." "We expect the Syrian government to end all support for terror and open the door to freedom," Bush said in his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress and a television audience of millions.
AFP: Iran has obtained the materials and expertise to make the triggers for an atomic bomb, bringing closer its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons later this year, the main Iranian opposition grouping said in Paris Thursday. Citing secret sources inside Iran's nuclear development programme, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said that Tehran has produced or bought from abroad quantities of polonium-210 and beryllium -- two elements required for building a "neutron initiator."
AP: Iran will never scrap its nuclear program, and talks with Europeans are intended to protect the country's nuclear achievements, not negotiate an end to them, an Iranian official said Wednesday. The remarks by Ali Agha Mohammadi, spokesman of Iran's powerful Supreme National Security Council, are the latest in a hardening of his country's stance amid ongoing talks with European negotiators.
Reuters: Faced with political pressure over its business ties in Iran, General Electric Co. said on Wednesday it would not accept any new business there, citing "uncertain conditions" in the country. "Senior management and the board decided in mid-December to discontinue taking new orders because of uncertain conditions relating to Iran," said Gary Sheffer, executive director of communications and public affairs at GE.
AFP: US President George W. Bush will make clear in his annual State of the Union address that he wants a peaceful solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, a senior aide said Tuesday. The official, speaking at a briefing organized by the White House on condition that he not be named, scoffed at concerns that Washington might use force against Iran after invading Iraq 22 months ago.
AFP: Iran is under growing international pressure to renounce its suspected nuclear arms programs, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday, but she refused to rule out seeking UN action. Rice said in an interview that Washington "greatly appreciates" the efforts by Britain, France and Germany to try to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions.
Voice of America: No part of President Bush's State of the Union address in 2002, a few months after the September 2001 terrorist attacks, was more controversial than his use of the term axis of evil to describe an Iraq then still ruled by Saddam Hussein, North Korea and Iran. On Iran he said this: "Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people's hope for freedom."
AP: A senior Ukrainian legislator alleges the country sold nuclear-capable cruise missiles to Iran and China in violation of international non-proliferation treaties and is demanding the new government launch a full investigation. The allegations were made in a letter -- made available to The Associated Press on Tuesday -- by legislator Hrihory Omelchenko and addressed to President Viktor Yushchenko, who took office last week.
Reuters: Iran, accused by Washington of developing nuclear weapons, is determined to become one of the world's suppliers of nuclear fuel, a senior Iranian official said on Tuesday. The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, last year proposed a five-year moratorium on the creation of new nuclear fuel production facilities around the world, which would include Iran's uranium enrichment facilities.
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