Lawmakers largely back the effort to haul Iran before the Security Council over the Iranian government's refusal to give up its uranium enrichment program. But some say they doubt that a simple reprimand from the council — seen as a likely outcome — will be enough to persuade Iran to change course.
Demonstrators took to the streets after special Eid al-Adha rituals and demanded the freedom of political prisoners arrested during a demonstration about two and half months ago.
BILL FRIST (R-Tenn.) is Senate majority leader.
Los Angeles Times - Iran's ruling mullahs have waged a 26-year campaign to suppress dissent, support terror and pursue a nuclear weapons program. In recent weeks, it has become clear that international efforts to stop Iran's atomic program have failed to bear fruit. Unless we act quickly, the United States will have a nuclear crisis on its hands.
"During the current year, the EU has put forward human rights resolutions with political intentions, and naturally this trend will leave no place for Iran to continue human rights talks," state-run media quoted the spokesman on Thursday.
Alleging abuses ranging from media censorship through to child executions, the EU said its three-year dialogue with Iran on human rights had stalled with little to show for it.
NCRI - The former Democratic presidential candidate Senator John Kerry denounced remarks by clerical regime’s President Ahmadinejad questioning the Holocaust and suggesting that Israel should be relocated to Austria or Germany.
"For the leader of any country to question whether the Holocaust happened and suggest Israel be moved to Europe is beyond unacceptable," Kerry said in a statement on Thursday.