Iran

February 11, 2014

There is a discrepancy between the reliefs implemented by the US and by the EU regarding insurance of crude oil transportation.
22:09 GMT

The overall message is that the US will continue vigorously to enforce its sanctions legislation and stands equally ready to progress towards the further relaxation of sanctions against Iran or to pass more restrictive measures.

Obama told reporters at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande that it is Moscow's responsibility to ensure that Syria complies with removing its chemical stockpile as agreed upon under the U.S-Russia deal (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
18:16 GMT

Russian officials said that the U.S. is "hindering progress" on settling the Iran nuclear issue while Obama called on Russia to urge Damascus to dispose its chemical weapons on time, calling it Moscow's "responsibility.

File photo shows the launch of a single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface Fateh (Victor) missile in Semnan, central Iran. (Photo courtesy of PressTV)
12:02 GMT

Iranian military officials announced the unveiling of two domestically made missiles, something U.S. defense officials said they're monitoring Tuesday.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, prays at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. (AFP/Getty Images)
07:26 GMT

Millions of Iranians attended nationwide demonstrations marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

A picture obtained from Iran's ISNA news agency shows IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, Tero Varjoranta and Iran's new ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi shaking hands after reaching an agreement, in Tehran on February 9, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Iran stands firm on its right to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity even after recent Atomic Energy meetings over the weekend.

In early March, 12 major experts in oil and energy sector from US, Britain, and Japan will address in a conference on the Iran’s oil.
03:55 GMT

It's time for the US to get right on board.

February 10, 2014

The value of exported handmade carpets across the world reached $1.35 billion last year, out of which the value of Iranian carpets amounted to $427 million.
22:43 GMT

Sanctions against exports of Iranian carpet may be lifted in the second half of 2014, the director of the National Carpet Center director of announced on Sunday.

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that discussion of curbing Iran's defensive capabilities was "a red line". (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, a member of Iran's team of nuclear negotiators, said the republic's defensive capabilities are non-negotiable during talks with six major world powers.

There is work still to be done in the talks, but progress has been good so far, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said Monday. (AFP/Getty/File)
11:53 GMT

A senior official from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has hailed “good” progress in talks with Iran over its nuclear energy program.

Iranian official Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has accused Washington of coming up with excuses over Tehran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Iranian official Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has accused the United States of resorting to "excuses" over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

Iran's Petroleum Minister says it plans to introduce by June a new generation of oil contracts that are more attractive to investors.
00:41 GMT

He said the new contracts are designed for the "post-sanction era," but did not provide details.

February 9, 2014

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei thinks the U.S. wants to shake up Tehran. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the United States is lying when it says it is not pursuing an agenda of regime change in Tehran.

Iran has been planning to send military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, according to the head of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. [IRNA]
05:46 GMT

Iran has deployed two ships to the Atlantic Ocean.

February 8, 2014

Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on February 8, 2014  speaking during a meeting with Iranian air force commanders in Tehran. [AFP]
16:24 GMT

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei defended the moderate President Hassan Rowhani Saturday, demanding tolerance from opponents who have criticized him over talks with world powers on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, Agence France-Presse reported.

February 7, 2014

Unlike his hardline predecessor, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani wants to create more of a moderate image for his country. [AFP]
11:22 GMT

A Jewish hospital in the Iranian capital has received about $400,000 from the government of President Hassan Rowhani, in an attempt to further unite “all ethnic groups and religions” in the Islamic republic, the New York Times reported Thursday.