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Hosseini: Bush Iran approach has no impact

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says U.S. President George W. Bush's opposition will have no effect on Iran's nuclear program.
Iran lashes out at Obama's Tehran remarks

Iran lashes out at Obama's Tehran remarks

TEHRAN, June 6 (UPI) -- Iran has lashed out at Barack Obama, the apparent Democratic nominee for U.S. president, for pledging to eliminate the Tehran threat.

Iran blames U.S., Israel for Lebanon

TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) -- The Iranian government Friday blamed the United States and Israel for the new outbreak of violence in Lebanon.

Iran recalls ambassador to Iraq

TEHRAN, May 8 (UPI) -- Iran recalled its ambassador to Iraq in protest of Baghdad's support for a move by the United Arab Emirates to take ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.

Iran invites Maliki for talks

TEHRAN, May 8 (UPI) -- A top official with the Shiite Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council said Tehran invited Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for talks on Iraqi national security.

Iran rejects future talks with U.S.

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on its Web site it would participate in no more talks on Iraq while U.S. forces are fighting in Sadr City.

Iran refuses latest nuclear incentive plan

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Monday Tehran would refuse any incentives meant to persuade Iran to halt uranium enrichment.

Iranian ministry criticizes Iraqi remarks

TEHRAN, April 27 (UPI) -- The contention by Iraq's national security adviser that Iran is backing Iraqi insurgents is not helpful, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman chided Sunday.

Iran's nuclear program subject of talks

SHANGHAI, April 16 (UPI) -- Representatives of countries mediating the Iranian nuclear dispute met in Shanghai Wednesday to discuss ways to induce Iran to suspend its program.

Eleven dead, 191 hurt in Iran mosque blast

SHIRAZ, Iran, April 13 (UPI) -- A bomb at a Shiraz mosque in southwestern Iran killed at least 11 people and injured 191 others, Iran's official news agency reported.

U.S. contacts Iran for Iraqi security plan

TEHRAN, April 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister said Monday Tehran received a request from the United States to discuss restoring peace in Iraq.

Bush accused of destabilizing Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, April 4 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry accused U.S. President Bush of trying to destabilize the Persian Gulf region with remarks on Tehran's alleged military threat.

Iranian leaders claim U.S. stood them up

TEHRAN, March 10 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister blamed the U.S. delegation for the failed fourth round of negotiations regarding Iraq's security.

Iran-Iraq engage diplomatically

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Iranian media reports that Iraq's ambassador to Tehran said "Iraq is President Ahmadinejad's second home" days before a diplomatic visit to Iraq.

Iran to take 'action' against sanctions

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Iran will meet any new U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed in relation to its nuclear program with "deserving action," an Iranian spokesman said Sunday.

Iran: U.S. talks off on technicality

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "Technical" reasons have forced a delay in talks between Iranian and U.S. officials about Iraq, an Iranian government spokesman said Sunday.

Iran: 'Americans have nothing' on nukes

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The United States should let the U.N. nuclear watchdog decide the status of Iran's nuclear program, the spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister said Sunday.

Iran warns U.S. of crossing its border

TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry warned it would "give proper response" to any U.S. military operation that trailed suspected militants into Iran.

No date for U.S.-Iran talks on Iraq

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- No date has been set for U.S. and Iranian officials to discuss Iraq security but the location will be Baghdad, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

Iran bids for U.N. Security Council seat

TEHRAN, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the foreign minister in Iran said his country applied for a position as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

Talking to Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Gulf state leaders, awaiting President Bush's visit this week, are watching carefully for signs of a big shift in U.S.-Iranian relations.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Iran not opposed to U.S. talks on Iraq

TEHRAN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's trip to the Middle East is an attempt to push compromise "despite all opposition," an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Iran vows to continue nuclear program

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iran says more sanctions won't slow its uranium enrichment program, it was reported Sunday.

Iran refuses to accept Interpol warrants

TEHRAN, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Iran does not accept Interpol's arrest warrants for five Iranians wanted for a 1994 bombing in Argentina, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.

Iraq rejects Arab troops replacing U.S.

BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government on Wednesday announced its opposition in Baghdad to replacing U.S. troops with Arabic troops from neighboring countries.
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