The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday.
Britain will press for a third UN resolution that tightens sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy Western pressure to suspend uranium enrichment, the country's new foreign secretary said in an interview published Monday.
Four fuel-smuggling trucks crashed into each other and caught fire in southeastern Iran, killing 13 people, state television reported Sunday.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi began a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday for talks focusing on Iran's nuclear ambitions and efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.
Iran's government has warned of a "creeping coup in the press," newspapers reported Sunday, raising concerns about a tougher line in future with media critical of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday that five of the country's officials held by the U.S. in Iraq have complained about their treatment in detention.
Iran on Sunday urged Iraq to facilitate the release of five Iranians held by US forces after its first consular visit of the men suspected by Washington of helping illegal armed groups in Iraq.
Iran Sunday announced the development of an educational program to train new diplomats from neighboring Iraq.
Diplomats from Iran made their first visit Saturday to five Iranians who have been detained by U.S. forces in northern Iraq. U.S. military officials say the five, who were detained in January, were helping militants in Iraq fight against U.S. and Iraqi forces.
CAIRO — The leader of an Al Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shias in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape.