The United States dismissed on Sunday the idea of a partial suspension of uranium enrichment by Iran, saying that Washington and its allies still insisted on a full suspension.
Iran played a "big role" in Hamas's seizure of Gaza from Palestinian security forces earlier this month, Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfiq al-Tirawi charged on Sunday.
A top Iranian security official said on Saturday that there was "zero chance" of a US attack on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, the state IRNA news agency reported. "There is about zero possibility of a US military attack on Iran," deputy interior minister Mohammad Baqer Zolghadr said.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice maintained a firm line Sunday against efforts to soften conditions for Iran to enter talks over its disputed nuclear program, dismissing as "chatter" discussions among U.S. allies about a new approach.
Iran's last post-revolution prime minister has broken years of silence to warn that poverty is threatening the basis of the Islamic republic, the media reported on Sunday.
Iran said on Sunday that a fatwa ordering the death of British writer Salman Rushdie issued by its revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini still stands after his knighthood by the queen.
The Washington State Investment Board, which manages $79 billion in pension and other benefits for state employees, is reviewing its portfolio for any connections to Iran, amid a wave of efforts nationwide to force pension funds to divest themselves from Iran and other countries seen as sponsors of terrorism.
SINGAPORE, June 25 (Reuters) - Japan's private sector banks have restricted loans to Iran and rejected a request to pay for oil imports in currencies other than dollars, the Financial Times quoted banking and official sources as saying.
The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved Rep. Steve Rothman's resolution calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge the president of Iran with inciting genocide for calling for the destruction of Israel.
Iran’s radical, anti-West mullahs are being allowed to proceed with a program to build nuclear weapons. Iranian weapons are flowing into Iraq, helping to destabilize that country.