October 23, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama, who will seek a second four-year term in the election on November 6, said Monday night that Iran will not have nuclear weapons as long as he is the president.
An Iranian opposition group has claimed that an official in the country defied United Nations sanctions to build an international money laundering network that funds black market equipment purchases by the regime.
October 22, 2012
Iran halted gas exports to Turkey after a blast damaged the pipeline in the Turkish territories, authorities announced on Monday.
October 21, 2012
The US has denied a report that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, in what would be a significant step towards resolving the crisis.
The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to open bilateral negotiations on the nuclear issue, reported Saturday the New York Times, citing Obama administration officials.
October 18, 2012
Iranian private oil firms are set to take the European Union to court after companies took issue with the new tougher sanctions, which they have described as "illegal", according to the state-backed Fars news agency.
US Navy officials in Bahrain have hit back at criticism of a major mine-sweeping exercise in the Gulf designed to show global will to keep oil shipping lanes open as Israel and Iran trade threats of war.
October 17, 2012
Acclaimed Iranian actress Niki Karimi is training her camera on Dubai. And, come March, she will direct a film about Iranians living in this region.
October 16, 2012
Iran state television is reporting that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will not give in to "bullying" at the negotiating table with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, despite new economic sanctions from the European Union.
The European Union has introduced new sanctions on Iran, including a general ban on financial transactions, with some exceptions for those involving humanitarian aid, food and medicine purchases and provisions for legitimate trade.
Iran has offered to international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi a "period of transition" in Syria under the supervision of President Bashar al-Assad
October 15, 2012
The EU on Monday significantly strengthened its financial and trade sanctions against Iran, addressing in particular financial, telecom and energy transactions
Iran's offshore oil and gas production facilities have faced several cyber attacks in recent weeks, although the Islamic Republic has claimed that the advances were repelled as the country has increased security after the Stuxnet computer worm attacked nuclear enrichment centrifuges.
October 14, 2012
Iran is increasing non-oil exports in an effort to deal with a currency crisis and the effects of sanctions imposed because of its alleged nuclear ambitions. The Deputy head of Iran's Trade Promotion Organisation has said that that the sanctions "provide a special opportunity"
October 13, 2012
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday in a speech that his country would win the "conspiracies" and "tricks" made by the "enemies"