Iran Focus: Some 100 Iranians holding fake Afghan identity cards were arrested on August 8 in Diyala Province, bordering Iran, according to sources in the area. They crossed the border illegally and entered Iraqi territory and initial investigations showed they had ties with the Iranian regimes security services.
Iran Focus: Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, the spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards, rejected British demands for the return of military boats and equipment seized by Iran, saying that Tehran is awaiting for further answers from London before making any decision.
Iran Focus: A state-owned Iranian daily, Kayhan, described the United States in Iraq hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
It is now becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. in Iraq is the hostage of the Islamic Republic of Iran the daily wrote in its lead article.
Iran Focus: A religious court in Tehran sentenced two men to execution, bringing to more than 110 the number of people hanged since January 2004. Thet two were identified only by their first names as Mohammad and Fereidoon.
Dozens have been hanged in recent days in Iran, as the country goes through another spate of politically-motivated executions.
BBC: With Iraq's government overthrown, Washington now sounds increasingly bellicose about Iran.
It is lobbying hard for Tehran to be referred to the UN Security Council for breaking agreements to stop nuclear development.
It wants fellow board members from the UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, to take action against Iran when it meets on 13 September.
AFP: Iran's dominant conservatives have been rolling back the tentative liberalisation of reformist President Mohammad Khatami since winning control of parliament in disputed polls earlier this year, but it remains unclear how far to the right they will take the Islamic republic.
Reuters: The Dutch government, holders of the rotating European Union presidency, has called on Iran to do more to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The Dutch made the call in a statement late on Monday after a visit by Hassan Rohani, head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and after EU foreign ministers discussed the issue of Iran at a meeting in the Netherlands at the weekend.
Iran Focus: News of the execution of a sixteen-year-old girl in northern Iran, first broken by Iran Focus, has been met with shock and outrage around the world. In a press statement on Monday, Amnesty International expressed outrage at the execution of Ateqeh Sahaleh on Sunday, August 15, in the town of Neka in Mazandaran Province.
Iran Focus: An Iranian man was hanged today near the Iranian capital, Tehran, the fifth person to be executed in public in as many days. An Iranian judiciary official announced that two more individuals would be hanged "imminently".
Iran Focus: Ganaveh, Aug 25 Government buildings in this major oil terminal and Persian Gulf port were still smoldering this morning after day-long clashes yesterday between several thousand protesters and security forces.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug 25 A senior Iranian Defense Ministry official confirmed that contrary to the official announcement, the missile tested last week was a Shahab-4 and not simply an improved version of Shahab-3 missile, Iran Focus has learnt.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Defense Ministry experts described last weeks test as an unprecedented success in Irans missile program.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug 25 - After initially denying that a 16-year-old girl had been hanged in public in the northern town of Neka on Monday, August 16, the Iranian government has admitted for the first time that the hanging took place.
Iran Focus: In a meeting of top judiciary officials, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, head of the judiciary, praised the emergence of the Iraqi peoples intifada, which will paralyse the Americans.
Born and bred in Iraq, Shahroudi came to Iran for the first time after the 1979 revolution.
Iran Focus: Iraqi police have arrested 200 Iranians and Afghans who were fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces in Najaf, an Iraqi minister announced.
Provincial Affairs Minister Wa'il Abd al-Latif made the announcement to local journalists in Baghdad.
Official daily urges worldwide attacks on U.S. interests Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug 26 Alarmed by the return of Grand Ayatollah Sistani to Najaf and the improving prospects of restoring peace in the holy Shiite city, Irans clerical rulers are taking measures to undermine any truce and create new trouble for the Coalition and the Iraqi government.
In a strongly-worded speech yesterday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the United States that it would face "decades of hatred" from the Islamic world after the fighting in Najaf.
Iran Focus: Iraqs interim Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh is expected to visit Iran Saturday following a barrage of criticisms directed at the Tehran regime from Iraqs most senior government officials.
Iran Focus: TEHRAN, Aug. 30 - Iranian Defense Minister Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani told a meeting of senior military officiers at the headquarters of the joint chiefs of staff, on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the undisputable power in the region.
Shamkhani said Iran has achieved an effective deterrent power" to confront its enemies in the region. He did not elaborate.
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