{mosimage}BPCIF: London, 2 April - At an evening reception in Parliament on Tuesday to mark the Persian New Year, cross-party Members of Parliament and peers came out in defence of the 3,500 Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, who are facing a crackdown and threat of expulsion at the behest of the Tehran regime.

Reuters - British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Tuesday he was confident China and Russia would support a third round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

The Daily Telegraph - Dozens of Iranian students have been admitted to British universities to study nuclear physics and other branches of science and engineering that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction.

The Sunday Times - The Foreign Office has cleared dozens of Iranians to enter British universities to study advanced nuclear physics and other subjects with the potential to be applied to weapons of mass destruction.