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US, Iran trade barbs ahead of Iraq talks (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 02:17:47 GMT

Even as the United States and Iran prepare for talks on Iraq, the two foes seem to be going out of their way to irritate one another. No one, at least not for the past three decades, has accused the two countries of enjoying cordial relations. A meeting of their ambassadors to Iraq apparently is just days away and both nations are stepping up the complaints and allegations.

Texas: Governor Seeks Divestment From Companies in Iran (New York Times)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 02:41:43 GMT

Gov. Rick Perry wants state pension funds to divest from companies doing business in Iran, a move advocated by Israeli officials Mr. Perry met with last month.

Americans held in Iran on alleged security offenses shown on state TV (CNN.com)
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Thu, 19 Jul 2007 00:38:26 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Two detained Iranian-Americans were shown on state television Wednesday night in a program contending they tried to foment regime change in Iran with the support of the U.S. government.

Iran TV shows detained American-Iranian academics (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 22:36:54 GMT

Iran's state television aired on Wednesday a program featuring two detained American-Iranian academics accused of endangering national security in the Islamic state.

Iran: 2nd round of talks with U.S. soon (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:08:41 GMT

Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday that his government had accepted a U.S. request for ambassador-level talks on Iraq, to be held "in the near future."

Iran to broadcast 'confessions' of US-Iranians (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:49:34 GMT

Iran was to show televised "confessions" on Wednesday by two US-Iranian scholars detained since May on charges of harming national security, in a broadcast that has provoked outrage in Washington.

Iran stroll into quarter-final of Asian Cup (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 16:10:01 GMT

Triple champions Iran coasted to a 2-0 win over whipping boys Malaysia to finish top of group C in the Asian Cup here Wednesday.

Iran halts teenager's execution (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:36:16 GMT

Iran on Wednesday halted the execution of a teenager who murdered a drug dealer while still a minor, giving his family 10 days to reach a financial settlement with the victim's kin, his lawyer said.

Iran TV Shows 2 Detained Iranian-Americans (CBS News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:00:04 GMT

Iran's state television broadcast video featuring two detained Iranian-Americans on its nationwide channel. Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh are accused of endangering national security.

Will Iran, Korea really back off nukes? (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:00:00 GMT

After years of setbacks to nonproliferation efforts involving North Korea and Iran, the news appears to be good: a reactor shuttered, inspectors readmitted, the brakes applied to uranium enrichment.