Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied Sunday that the United States was bent on war with Iran and renewed an offer of reconciliation talks if the Islamic republic renounces its nuclear drive.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, after a 20-hour visit at the Texas home of President George W. Bush, called for a diplomatic solution to the stand-off over Iran's uranium enrichment program.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she does not believe a Senate resolution authorizes President Bush to take military action against Iran.
Thousands of Kurdish guerrillas have crossed the border into Iran to escape a threatened Turkish offensive against their mountain redoubts in northern Iraq, a former rebel leader said.
The European Union's top diplomat and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator agreed on Sunday to hold a new round of talks on Tehran's disputed atomic ambitions by the end of this month, Iranian news agencies said on Sunday.
Iran's new chief nuclear negotiator Said Jalili is set to meet EU foreign policy head Javier Solana later this month in a new bid to resolve the international standoff over Tehran's atomic drive.
A former commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said mounting US rhetoric against the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme should be taken seriously in comments published on Sunday.
The military, economic and political climate for action against Iran is infinitely less hospitable than it was five years ago, when the United States was preparing for war with Iraq.
Iran's hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hit back at his critics, saying they were less intelligent than goats in comments carried by a reformist newspaper on Sunday.
by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Nov 11, 2007 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denied Sunday that the United States was bent on war with Iran and renewed an offer of reconciliation talks if the Islamic republic renounces its nuclear drive.