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U.S. likely to continue engaging Iran toward nuclear deal

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Washington is expected to continue to engage Tehran toward a deal on Iran's nuclear program, according to both government sources and American sources...

Report: Mousavi's nephew among five killed at Tehran rally

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Five Iranian demonstrators, including the nephew of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, were killed on Sunday in clashers with security forces in c...

Behind the Story: Afghan refugees in Iran | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bigan Saliani, who was born in Iran,  reported from Tehran for Worldfocus on the little-known story of Afghan refugees there.  Here is his ...

Bin Laden daughter 'in Tehran'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Country's foreign minister says quoting Saudi embassy that daughter wants to leave Iran....

Putin: Iran sanctions talk premature

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin criticized talk of sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, undermining U.S. efforts to present a united front against Tehran's nuclear program at a crucial moment.

Putin's comments in China came a day after Russia's foreign minister, at Hillary Rodham Clinton's side in Moscow, said threatening sanctions was "counterproductive."

Russia's growing hostility to even discussing sanctions comes shortly after President Barack Obama canceled plans to build a missile defense shield in Europe. That was seen by some as a concession to Russia in hopes of persuading it to put more pressure on Iran to open its nuclear program for inspection.

The U.S. and a number of other countries contend the program is meant to develop nuclear weapons.

"If we speak about some kind of sanctions now, before we take concrete steps, we will fail to create favorable conditions for negotiations," Putin said. "That is why we consider such talk premature."

U.S. House of Representatives passes Iran gasoline sanctions bill

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday to impose sanctions on foreign companies that help supply gasoline to Iran, a move l...

Tehran forces prevent students from joining reformist protests

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranian security forces have banned reformist students from leaving Tehran University to join protests at other universities, a reformist website said...

Iran Plans Major Military Exercise | CHIP CUMMINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian media on Sunday reported Tehran will conduct a large-scale defensive military exercise next month, coinciding with what government officials n...

Iran: we'll produce nuclear fuel by February

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran warned today it will produce nuclear fuel on its own if there is no deal to have the West deliver the fuel in exchange for Tehran's enriched ura...

U.S.: Iran to face consequences for nuclear defiance

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The United Nations nuclear watchdog's vote to rebuke Iran on Friday should send a clear message that Tehran will face consequences if it fails to enga...

Iran MPs demand demo punishment

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hundreds of opposition activists reportedly arrested after clashes in Tehran....

The Politics of Hiking in Iran

5280 Denver's Magazine | 5280 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It seems three Boulder hikers aren't really spies, as Iranian officials have alleged. Rather, they're being used as political pawns in the protracted ...

Iran opposition leader: Tehran regime worse than the Shah

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reformist Iranian cleric Mehdi Karoubi condemned the killing of eight protesters during Shiite Islam's most important observance a day earlier, saying...

Pakistan arrests 11 Iranians close to border

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistan arrested 11 Iranians on Monday after they shot at a vehicle carrying smugglers on the Pakistani side of the border, officials said.

The incident came amid tensions over a recent suicide attack that Tehran alleges was carried out by militants sheltering inside Pakistan and supported by its intelligence officials.

Pakistani officials initially identified the men as members of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, but later said most were regular border guards. One official said three senior officers among the detainees probably belonged to the elite unit.

Iran's Press TV carried what it described as a statement from the guard condemning the arrests, but saying that the 11 were not its members. The report cited "informed" sources as saying the 11 were "border guards hunting fuel smugglers (who) accidentally entered Pakistan."

In an attempt to boost security in the region, Iran in April put the Revolutionary Guard directly in control of Sistan-Baluchistan province. Its officers typically take the lead in any operations on Iran's border.

Iran opposition: 3 demonstrators killed in Teheran clashes

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three opposition supporters were killed on Sunday during clashes with police in central Tehran, reported the Iranian opposition website, Jaras. ......

Iran vows swift response to attack

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tehran blames foreign actors including the US for attack that left more than 40 dead....

Ahmadinejad: U.S. forged report on Iran nuclear trigger

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A reported confidential Iranian technical document describing Tehran's efforts to design an atomic bomb trigger was forged by Washington, Iran's ......

ANALYSIS / Iran heard Obama's Nobel speech loud and clear

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tehran apparently heard loud and clear President Barack Obama's hint to Iran in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance Thursday, when he said it is "...

US dismisses Iran nuclear ultimatum

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Washington says Tehran "standing in its own way" by ignoring UN-backed proposal....

Iran approves plan for 10 new nuclear plants

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran warns it will cut cooperation with UN, two days after IAEA votes to rebuke Tehran over secret enrichment plant....

"After Sunday clashes in Iran, 'Green Movement' supporters take stock," by Iason Athanasiadis, The Christian Science Monitor

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The young, unemployed college graduate joined Sunday's bloody anti-regime protests in Tehran even after an army friend of his warned him that Iran's s...

Iran nuclear inquiry at 'dead end'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UN body set to table resolution demanding Tehran abandon Qom atomic facility....

Reports: Iran arrests 7 opposition activists, stepping up crackdown

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security forces stormed a series of opposition offices on Monday, rounding up at least seven prominent anti-governme...

Iran TV: Tehran to respond to nuclear draft deal on Thursday

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran's envoy to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency will present Tehran's position on a draft nuclear fuel deal in Vienna on Thursday, the semi...

Iran opposition: 4 protestors killed in Teheran clashes

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four opposition supporters were killed on Sunday during clashes with police in central Tehran, reported the Iranian opposition website, Jaras. ......