Iran

February 5, 2014

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that Tehran is "committed" to implementing an interim nuclear deal (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister reaffirmed this week that Tehran is committed to implementing the Geneva nuclear deal ahead of the next round of nuclear talks with world powers.

February 4, 2014

“So if we’re going to stop that nuclear programme and that quest for nuclear weapons, we have to either do it diplomatically or do it militarily,” he said.
21:44 GMT

US officials declared on Tuesday that Iran is “not open for business” and vowed to scrutinise companies heading to the Islamic republic since it entered a temporary nuclear agreement.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with Swiss and Syrian officials Tuesday to discuss increasing aid access for Syrian civilians trapped inside the war-torn country (Courtesy of Press TV)
19:39 GMT

Syrian, Iranian and Swiss officials met in Tehran to discuss improving aid access to the victims of Syria's civil war.

February 3, 2014

Annual trade between Iran and China may reach $38 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year
18:34 GMT

Iran and China will soon sign a agreement setting a “roadmap” to boost cooperation in a wide range of economic sectors

View of barbed wire at the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, January 27, 2014. [AFP]
16:27 GMT

Iran makes a public statement regarding its views on the Holocaust at an international security conference in Munich.

Zarif expressed his confidence in a full nuclear deal being struck by July 2014. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT

Whilst stating that Iran is "not a military aggressor", Iran's foreign minister Javad Mohammad Zarif expressed his confidence in a full nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers being struck by July 2014.

Following November's nuclear deal, the EU Council suspended part of its sanctions against Iran (File Archive/AFP)
11:00 GMT

EU nations are preparing (and competing!) for Tehran investments following the easing of sanctions against the country.

Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama The Past is his sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country that was shot in the French capital, Paris. (Image: Facebook)
08:57 GMT

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s French-language drama The Past (Le Passé) has been nominated in five categories at France’s César Awards 2014.

February 2, 2014

$4.2 billion of Iranian frozen assets would be released in eight stages and Tehran
12:55 GMT

Following the implementation of a nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the six world powers, Tehran has received the first installment of its $4.2-billion funds previously blocked overseas.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani listens after his address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, 2014. [AFP]
10:37 GMT

As the beginning phases of Iran's nuclear deal take shape, previously frozen funds are being released for use in the process.

Zarif said that the Syrian opposition "which hardly controls any ground inside Syria and may not even be welcomed into territories that are even controlled by the armed groups inside Syria". (AFP/File)
09:17 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the "illusions of power" surrounding the Syrian opposition -who he says has little control inside Syria - is not helping to achieve a peaceful resolution to the country's crisis.

January 31, 2014

According to Hof, one Iranian official told him that “neither the U.S. nor Israel intervened in Syria,”
13:21 GMT

Former U.S. ambassador Frederic Hof has revealed that Iranian officials, in private meetings, told him that Iran is not in conflict with the U.S. or Israel but rather believe Saudi Arabia to be the main threat considering its perceived tampering in Syria.

“The need for the process to pick up the pace is obvious,” Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said in a statement. [AFP]
12:57 GMT

The world’s chemical watchdog called Friday for Syria to “pick up the pace” in shipping out its chemical weapons stockpile after a key deadline was missed, Agence France-Presse reported.

During Erdogan’s stay, Iran and Turkey signed a number of agreements, including a preferential trade agreement, which can dramatically increase the trade ties between the two countries.
12:26 GMT

The Leader made the remarks during a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran.

Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan during a visit to Tehran aimed at boosting dialogue between Iran and the international community. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Iran has a chance to play a constructive role in bringing stability to Syria and the broader region, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday.