Boston Globe: Before the US military marched to Baghdad to take out Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraqi and Iranian exiles warned the US government of an unintended consequence the coming war in Iraq could bring: the rise of Iran.
AFP: Iran's main armed opposition group said that the US-led coalition had granted its militants in Iraq protected status, despite its listing as a terrorist organization by both Washington and its key allies.
Jerusalem Post: The US Senate late Thursday passed unanimously a resolution urging the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer to the UN Security Council Iranian violations of their pledge not to pursue nuclear weapons.
Iran Focus: Two British trade missions have arrived here to boost Londons trade ties with the Islamic Republic, just as the British embassy continues to come under daily siege by dozens of bassijis, members of a state-organized paramilitary group.
Iran Focus: As the new Iraqi transitional government emerges, interviews with Iraqis from a variety of backgrounds and a review of the local press indicate a hardening of attitude among ordinary Iraqis on the role of Irans Islamic government in the countrys developments.
New York Times: Undeterred by Iran's pariah status in the United States and by the shortcomings of the country's commercial climate, French companies have been increasing their presence in the country in the last few years.
Kyodo News Agency: WASHINGTON The United States hopes Japan will suspend a major oil development deal with Iran if the International Atomic Energy Agency brings the case of Iran's alleged nuclear arms ambitions to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions, a senior U.S. official indicated Tuesday.
Financial Times: Nuclear inspectors have cast doubt on Iran's claim that components found at sites in the country were contaminated by enriched uranium before being imported, raising the suspicion that Iran's enrichment programme may have been more widespread than it previously admitted.
Washington Post: Iran repeatedly misstated details about its nuclear program and pursued uranium enrichment technology more aggressively than it initially admitted, the International Atomic Energy Agency concluded yesterday in a sharply critical assessment.
Insight on the News - By Donna M. Hughes: A measure of Islamic fundamentalists' success in controlling society is the depth and totality with which they suppress the freedom and rights of women. In Iran for 25 years, the ruling mullahs have enforced humiliating and sadistic rules and punishments on women and girls, enslaving them in a gender apartheid system of segregation, forced veiling, second-class status, lashing and stoning to death.