AFP: Iran is determined to proceed with its nuclear programme despite international concern, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has insisted, the state news agency IRNA reported Monday.
UPI: A senior Iraqi government official played videotapes for reporters showing seized boxes of weapons intended for Moqtada Sadr’s Mahdi Army. Wael Abdel Latif, minister for the provinces in Iraq’s interim administration, said the weapons came from Iran.
AP & JERUSALEM POST: Iran plans to arm its missiles with nuclear warheads, according to Israel Airforce chief Maj.-Gen. Eliezer Shkedi. Shkedi told Army Radio that not just Israel is threatened but the entire world.
USA TODAY: Iran’s increasing support for insurgent Shiites in Iraq is giving the fighting in Najaf the appearance of a proxy war between Iran and the United States, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
VOA: Like despotic rulers everywhere, the extremist Muslim clerics who run Iran consider the people their greatest enemy. That is why, says U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Irans rulers are worried about the movement toward democracy in Iraq:
Iran Focus: A new wave of crackdown against young people, particularly girls, has been launched by the Iranian security forces in conjunction with other security services under the pretext of campaign against symbols of public corruption and improper veiling.
Iran Focus: Special units of the State Security Forces launched a new campaign in Mashad, provincial capital of the northeastern province of Khorrasan, to crack down on young people.
Iran Focus: In a caustic attack on a senior member of the Iraqi government, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi anted the recent spate of heated exchange between Tehran and Baghdad.
Iran Focus: Following the release of a statement by the political prisoners announcing the end of their hunger strike on Sunday evening, July 25, the Revolutionary Guards and prison guards dispatched a number of their agents among ordinary prisoners to prison ward number one in Evin battering severely the strikers.
Iran Focus: In the third week of hunger strike by supporters of the Mojahedin and dissidents at Evin prison in Tehran, the mullahs inhuman regime is trying to prevent its news to leak out.