The Los Angeles Times published an article entitled 'Ahmadinejad says food, fuel subsidies will be slashed' on Sunday, October, 31. The author informs the public that as security forces swarmed Tehran on Saturday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared his country in a live television interview for deep cuts in subsidies that have kept the price of everything from bread to gasoline artificially low.
The Los Angeles Times reports the U.S. and the U.N. accused the militant group of Hezbollah, as well as Iran and Syria, of attempting to endanger Lebanon's stability and undermine its independence. The article says that Iran, whose ties to Hezbollah date back nearly 30 years, funds the militant group to the tune of millions of dollars a year and is believed to supply much of its arsenal. Meanwhile, the United States urges all neighbors of Lebanon to play a constructive role in supporting the Lebanese government.
An article "Obama Set to Offer Stricter Nuclear Deal to Iran" was published in The New York Times. It says that American officials propose a new offer to Iran for negotiating. The author reports that despite strict sanctions and political pressure on Iran it is still doesn't look to resolve the situation over its nuclear program. The new offer would require Iran to send more than 4,400 pounds of low-enriched uranium out of the country. This initiative is likely to fail.
An article entitled "Iran Begins Loading Fuel at Nuclear Reactor" was published recently in the New York Times. The author reports that Iran on Tuesday celebrated the start of the process of loading 163 fuel rods into the core of its first nuclear power plant reactor, putting it within months of operation. The Busher reactor, cast by Tehran as a showcase of its peaceful nuclear intentions, is separate from other more contentious operations elsewhere in the country where Iran is seeking to enrich uranium.
An article entitled "Afghan president confirms large cash payments by Iranian officials" was published today in the Los Angeles Times. According to the author of the article, Laura King, Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged on Monday that his office regularly received large cash sums from Iranian officials, but said there was nothing untoward about the payments. However, several hours before Karzai's statement, the Iranian authorities in Kabul had dismissed the allegations vehemently.
Today the Los Angeles Times writes that Iran sidesteps trade sanctions with help from Chinese firms.
The American media expectedly pays more attention to Iran.