- YAHOO! – Iran für Gespräche mit USA auf höherer Ebene
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- CANADA – IAEA to revisit Iran atom site in transparency push
An interior view of the Arak heavy water production facility southwest of Tehran in a file photo. Iran agreed on Tuesday to let inspectors from the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog revisit its heavy-water reactor site early next week in a push by the U.N. for more transparency in Iran’s disputed nuclear program. REUTERS/Fars News MN
- WASHINGTONTIMES – Unions protest activist’s detention in Iran
By Colin Freeman
LONDON — Iran has sparked a storm of protest from trade unionists around the world by imprisoning a bus driver known as the Lech Walesa of the Islamic Republic.
Mansour Osanloo, who leads a 17,000-strong bus workers‘ union, was picked up on the streets of Tehran on July 10 by an unidentified group thought to have been secret policemen.
He had just returned from a trip to Europe, where he met officials from the London-based International Transport Workers‘ Federation (ITWF) to discuss government harassment of his members.
- INDEPENDENT – Iran’s message is softly spoken, yet clear: It will enrich uranium
By Anne Penketh in Tehran
Published: 25 July 2007
Iran has issued its strongest signal to date that it will defy UN demands for a suspension of uranium enrichment – a possible route towards a nuclear bomb – threatening to respond to any further sanctions and accusing the Americans of „running away“ from negotiations to end the crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme.
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator told The Independent yesterday that uranium enrichment was „like breathing“ for his country, and that Iran would not halt the spinning centrifuges at its main enrichment plant in Natanz, even if the Bush administration offered security guarantees.
Ali Larijani reports directly to Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and to Iran’s radical President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who appointed him. To be granted an interview in the Supreme National Security Council is a rare event for any foreign journalist.