Attacks on American forces in Iraq using a lethal type of roadside bomb said to be supplied by Iran reached a new high in July, according to the U.S. military.
Iran expects its willingness to grant more access to U.N. nuclear inspectors will help it avert further U.N. sanctions, the deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said on Tuesday.
Russia is increasing pressure on Iran to be more open about its nuclear program, threatening to indefinitely withhold fuel for a Russian-built reactor unless Tehran lifts secrecy shrouding past nuclear activities, diplomats said Tuesday.
Algeria gave its support to Iran on Tuesday in the row over Tehran's nuclear programme, as its guest President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran insisted his country would stand firm on the issue.
Russia has put new conditions on supplying nuclear fuel for a reactor it is building in Iran, insisting Tehran must clear up questions over possible military atomic development, diplomats said Tuesday.
Tehran will not negotiate with countries that refuse it the right to nuclear energy, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday during a state visit to Algeria.
Iran expressed hope on Tuesday that its recent moves to step up cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog would lead to the West dropping attempts to impose a third set of UN sanctions.
Iran announced on Tuesday it has foiled a rebel plan to carry out a "terrorist act" in an oil-rich border province, adding it was on guard against Western plans to topple the clerical authorities.
Moscow has warned Iran that it will not deliver fuel to a nearly completed Russian-built nuclear reactor unless Tehran lifts the veil of secrecy on suspicious past atomic activities, a European diplomat said Tuesday.
President Hamid Karzai, in meetings in Washington this week, said Iran is a valuable ally. But Afghan officials have grown increasingly wary of their Western neighbor.