The Iranian File

August 27, 2014

Hossein Amir Abdollahian was in Jeddah for talks with Saudi government officials. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Saudi and Iranian officials met for talks for first time since Hassan Rouhani was elected president in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.

August 26, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling ISIS militants for control of key Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

An Iranian official says Iran has supplied Iraq's Kurdish forces with weapons to aid them in their fight against ISIS militants.

August 25, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [AP]
12:28 GMT

Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.

August 24, 2014

Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.

August 21, 2014

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. [AFP]
06:31 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a new report, confirming Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with six world powers last year.

August 18, 2014

Iran is prone to earthquakes as the country is located on seismic fault lines (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.

August 17, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with Yukiya Amano , Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during a meeting in Tehran on August 17, 2014 ahead of an August 25 deadline for Tehran to answer decade-old allegations of past nuclear weapons research.
15:47 GMT

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.

The IAEA director general is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.

August 12, 2014

The plane went down only meters away from a densely populated area (Atta Kenare/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.

August 11, 2014

Iranian rescue personnel inspecting the scene of the plane crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on 10 August 2014 (Rouhollah Vahdati / ISNA News Agency / AFP).
13:28 GMT

According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.

August 10, 2014

Iran's security forces stand beside wreckage of the plane near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:31 GMT

An Iranian plane crashed Sunday near the country's capital, Tehran, killing at least 40 people including several children.

August 7, 2014

Iran and the P5+1 are seeking to reach a final agreement over Tehran's nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman said nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 may resume before September.

August 6, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have been displaced by ISIS violence across the country (File/AFP)
07:52 GMT

Iran's ambassador to Baghdad said on Tuesday the Persian state was prepared to help Iraqi Christians fleeing ISIS violence.

August 4, 2014

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asked Iran for "tight controls" on religious media with an anti-Sunni message.
20:40 GMT

Iran has shut down several foreign-based channels running religious programs in the country in an effort to quell sectarian divisions they say are encouraged.

July 30, 2014

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
16:05 GMT

The Egyptian government refuses to cooperate for the dispatch of medical and humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.