Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday used the General Assembly podium here to defend Iran and to blast Washington's "hypocritical" policy on terrorism.
They own car factories and construction firms, operate newspaper groups and oil fields and increasingly, serve in parliament or become provincial governors. To supporters, the Revolutionary Guards are the cream of Iran's talent.
President George W. Bush is not taking seriously an invitation to visit a university in Iran, unlike his Iranian counterpart, who drew a torrent of criticism last week with a speech at Columbia University in New York.
Iran has slashed the use of the dollar in payment for its oil exports to 15 percent, an official said on Tuesday, amid growing pressure from arch-foe the United States on its financial system.
An Iranian university invites George W Bush to visit, after Iran's president was jeered by US students last week.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said on Tuesday the West must continue to work on sanctions if it is to be taken seriously by Iran, even as talks continue to resolve a stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
Trade / foreign investment President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday enforced Iran-Ethiopia agreement on cooperation between customs offices.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday enforced Iran-Ethiopia agreement on cooperation between customs offices.
A LABOR government would try to bring Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before the International Court of Justice to face charges of "inciting genocide".
Vermont's two United States senators say they opposed a resolution condemning Iran because of concerns that it could give President Bush the authority to go to war.