International Atomic Energy Agency technical officials began talks Monday with Iran to resolve remaining issues surrounding the country's controversial nuclear program, the website of the state broadcasting company reported.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California said he would sign a bill to force two of its huge pension funds to divest from any company doing business in Iran.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that Iran would not launch an attack on Israel or any other country, and he does not believe the U.S. is preparing for war against Iran. "Iran will not attack any country," Ahmadinejad told The Associated Press, when asked if his country would ever strike first against Israel.
Six key powers working to curb Iran's nuclear activities will continue talks this week on imposing new sanctions against the Islamic state for its alleged pursuit of atomic weapons, a top US official said Monday.
Iranian nuclear officials and a visiting team from the U.N. nuclear watchdog held talks on Monday to clarify outstanding questions about Iran's atomic work, which the West fears is a cover to build a nuclear bomb.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad skirted a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran on Monday, saying in a speech at a top US university that there were no gays in Iran.
Iran closed major border crossings with northeastern Iraq on Monday to protest the U.S. detention of an Iranian official the military accused of weapons smuggling, a Kurdish official said.
UN nuclear officials began a new round of talks in Iran on Monday to discuss its progress in developing uranium-enriching centrifuges, the foreign ministry said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York to protests Sunday and said in a television interview that Iran was neither building a nuclear bomb nor headed to war with the United States.
Iran closed its border with northern Iraq on Monday in protest at the detention of an Iranian by US troops, a day after it confirmed shelling Iraqi rearbases of separatist Kurdish rebels.