Iran's increasing economic and political isolation is helping leaders to hold back what they see as corrupting foreign influences.
An Iranian-American journalist, Parnaz Azima, who was barred from leaving Iran for the past seven months, was given permission on Tuesday to leave.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement that Iran has 3,000 centrifuges running is not backed up by evidence, diplomats familiar with U.N. inspections said.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of developing nations voiced support on Tuesday for a plan to set up a human rights and cultural diversity centre based in Iran, which often faces Western criticism over its own rights record.
As Iran's leadership remains defiant over the nation's nuclear program, the government has seized an opportunity to cement its power.
An Iranian-American journalist held in her native country for months and accused of security-related offenses was permitted to leave Iran, her employer said Tuesday.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reiterated Tuesday that London will support a new UN resolution against Iran if Tehran does not curb its nuclear programme.
Iran today returned the passport of American journalist Parnaz Azima, who had been detained in Tehran since arriving to visit her ailing mother on Jan. 25, according to her family and her employer, Radio Farda.
Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was on Tuesday elected head of Iran's Assembly of Experts, continuing his political comeback from the humiliation of defeat in the 2005 presidential election.
American-Iranian reporter Parnaz Azima, who was prevented from leaving Iran after a visit earlier this year, has been given her passport back, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi said on Tuesday.