Reuters, Vienna, 6 Feb 2012 -Iran is believed to be expanding uranium enrichment activity deep inside a mountain, diplomatic sources said on Monday, a move likely to add to tension with Western powers that suspect Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons capability.
The Miami Herald, 3 Feb 2012 - Latin America rarely comes up as a major issue in U.S. presidential races, but this time it will: there are growing signs that Iran’s rising presence in the region will become a contentious election topic.
The Wall Street Journal, 23 Jan 2012 - U.S. diplomats and lobbyists are stepping up pressure to reduce African commercial ties to Iran as part of a growing global push to squeeze Tehran, an effort that has already led several African companies to consider leaving the country.
By Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA)
House Foreign Affairs Committee - In June 2009, hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which opposition candidates and their supporters claimed was fraudulently won. It was the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that such large-scale protests took place, and the world watched closely as the beginnings of a democratic uprising in Iran appeared to take hold.
By Associated Press
The Washington Post, Tehran, 21 Jan 2012 - Iran’s national currency fell by 11 percent Saturday amid the government’s refusal to sign off on a move to raise bank interest rates, state news agencies reported.
AFP, Istanbul, 24 Jan 2012 -Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Iraqi authorities on Tuesday that Turkey will not remain silent if they start a sectarian conflict in neighbouring Iraq.
ICFTO- Al Sharqiya TV reported Iraqi MP Mahmoud Othman, a senior leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan Coalition said he is astonished of Maliki’s silence towards Quds Force commander Ghassem Suleimani’s remarks
AFP, Tehran, 23 Jan 2012 - The Iranian currency, the rial, tumbled Monday in blackmarket trading to a new record low against the dollar, news agencies said, as the EU moved to impose an oil embargo and fresh sanctions on Tehran.
Reuters, Vienna, 5 Jan 2012 - Iran appears to be testing atomic fuel intended for a planned reactor which could one day yield nuclear bomb material, a former senior United Nations nuclear official said on Thursday.