Iran

March 9, 2014

IEU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (L), who coordinates nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a joint press conference following a meeting on March 9, 2014 (AFP)
18:00 GMT

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton says there is no guarantee for the achievement of a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers, as she called the ongoing negotiations "difficult".

The now infamous occasion on which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought a cartoon drawing of Iran's bomb to the UN assembly. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Iran and Israel, the best of enemies. Gareth Smyth delves into the relationship between these two foe states.

One of the traditional settings in an Iranian household in celebration of Nowruz. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Australia is celebrating the Persian New Year with their own line up of traditional Iranian music concerts, featuring world-renowned Iranian Tar virtuoso Keyvan Saket. "Nowruz" the time to celebrate! Aussies line up Iranian concerts in celebration of Persian New Year

Israeli naval commandos stand on the deck aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C as it is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships on March 8, 2014. (AFP)
06:58 GMT

A cargo vessel that was allegedly carrying Iranian weapons bound for the besieged Gaza Strip arrived in the Israeli port of Eilat on Saturday evening.

March 8, 2014

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran soured after Iran's revolution in 1979. This will be Rouhani's first trip to the Kingdom. (AFP/File)
06:34 GMT

Rouhani has accepted an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.

March 6, 2014

The Revolutionary Guard has upgraded their ballistic missiles program. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Wednesday that Iran has obtained missiles equipped with multiple warheads.

Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for years, forcing Palestinians in the territory to dig tunnels to obtain supplies covertly from other countries such as Egypt. However, the tunnels have been targeted by Egyptian authorities, causing many of them to shut down (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Iran's deputy foreign minister rejected Israel's allegation that Tehran has been providing missiles to Gaza Strip.

Iran is on course to become the world’s largest importer of natural gas by 2025 unless it can rein in rampant domestic demand,
03:55 GMT

Iran sits on the world’s largest gas reserves, according to estimates by BP, and Iranian energy officials have boasted for years about becoming a top gas exporter soon.

March 5, 2014

During the AIPAC conference, Netanyahu said world powers should reverse their easing of sanctions following a deal with Iran. (AFP)
16:19 GMT

An analyst has said that the U.S.'s powerful pro-Israel lobby group has been putting pressure on Washington to adopt a tough approach when it comes to Iran.

An Israeli official said that if the weapons had made it to Gaza, "millions of Israelis" would have been under threat. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT

The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea that was allegedly carrying dozens of Iranian-supplied rockets intended for Palestinian fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip, the IDF said on Wednesday.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that the West "cannot wish Iran's nuclear program away" (File Archive/AFP)
10:06 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister told the media Wednesday that Tehran will never give up its right to nuclear enrichment for peaceful purposes.

March 4, 2014

The U.S. has stated that all options are on the table when dealing with Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Mohammad Reza Bahonar, First Vice Speaker of Iran's Majlis, reiterated that Iran is fully capable of countering a U.S. military option.

A comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers over Tehran’s nuclear energy program is possible by the end of July
08:44 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a final settlement to the decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program would be possible within the next five months.

John Kerry has assured Israel that the U.S. has its security at the top of its priorities during the nuclear talks with Iran. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT

The United States will stand by Israel’s side when it comes to the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.

Iran has repeatedly said that it is not seeking nuclear weapons for anything but peaceful means. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

A senior Russian diplomat has said that a “favorable” groundwork has been laid for a final agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.