Iran urged Arab countries on Sunday to support its nuclear program but received a cool reception at the World Economic Forum, particularly from U.S. allies worried about Iran's growing regional influence.
Iran protested the Cannes Film Festival screening of "Persepolis," an animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about growing up in Iran after the Islamic revolution, a semiofficial news agency reported Sunday.
Iran Seeks Arab Support for Nuclear Program, but Finds Cool Reception From U.S. Allies
Iran said on Sunday its nuclear standoff with the West will be strictly off the agenda when Iranian officials hold rare talks this month with US diplomats in Baghdad over Iraq.
Geneva (AFP) May 20 - Swiss diplomatic moves to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme by compromises on both sides are a "farce" and should be withdrawn, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said on Sunday.
The head of Iran's nuclear effort said Sunday that the Islamic republic's nuclear program was moving ahead as scheduled and reiterated that Tehran would not suspend uranium enrichment, the country's official news agency IRNA reported.
Iran's police have arrested more than 1,000 "thugs" in a new morality crackdown, drawing criticism for parading suspects in public and allegedly subjecting some to abuse.
Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi warned Iran on Sunday against interferring in his country to safeguard its own national security.
Iraq's Sunni vice president spoke out Sunday against the upcoming U.S.-Iran talks on the situation in his country, saying the dialogue was "damaging to Iraq's sovereignty."
BAGHDAD - Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the leader of Iraq's largest Shi'ite party and a key figure in the country's political reform process, is traveling to Iran to seek medical treatment for lung cancer, officials said yesterday.