The Iranian File

March 5, 2014

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.

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.

March 3, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama said that Washington will not stop enforcing sanctions against Iran during the course of the nuclear negotiations. (AFP
11:48 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama says the partial removal of anti-Iran sanctions in light of the Geneva deal is not leading businesses to rush back to Iran.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that negotiations between Tehran and world powers over nuclear activities is "going well" thus far (Atta Kenare/AFP)
07:00 GMT

The U.N. chemical watchdog will commence meetings in Vienna Monday, with Iran's compliance with the six-month nuclear freeze agreed upon under the historic November deal on the table for discussion.

March 2, 2014

Rouhani "vowed" to rebuild relationships with Western powers when he assumed office in August 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
13:58 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters Sunday that U.N. inspectors have not found any evidence of "military objectives" in Iran's nuclear programming.

March 1, 2014

Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
17:19 GMT

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, met with an Iranian parliamentary member in Lebanon this weekend.

Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister, recently traveled to New Delhi to meet with India's Minister of External Affairs Salman Kurshid. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

Salman Kurshid, India's Minister of External Affairs, says Iran has a right to continue its nuclear program.

February 26, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs said this week that Tehran is not interested in initiating more talks with the U.S. beyond the nuclear issue (File Archive/AFP)
10:21 GMT

A top Iranian diplomat told reporters this week that Tehran is not interested in conducting bilateral talks with the U.S. and will limit its negotiations with Washington to only the nuclear issue.

February 25, 2014

Iran and Iraq allegedly signed an agreement in November 2013 worth around $195 million that would allow Tehran to sell Baghdad weapons and ammunition for the Iraqi military (Courtesy of Al Akhbar English)
18:15 GMT

Iran allegedly signed a secret arms agreement with Iraq in November last year worth around $195 million in a move that may be considered a violation of the UN Embargo on Iranian arms sales.

February 23, 2014

"Iran, in fact, is getting everything and giving virtually nothing," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. [ AFP]
19:22 GMT

The progress of nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers has provoked the ire of Israel, with the Zionist regime intensifying efforts to derail the negotiations.

All sides involved in the Vienna nuclear talks have hailed the negotiations as constructive. (AFP)
09:45 GMT

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the next round of the expert-level talks between the representatives of Iran and six world powers will be held in Vienna next week.

February 21, 2014

Late last  year, Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss ways to improve relations between the two countries. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT

Iran and the UK normalize relations by re establishing direct contact with one another for the first time since 2011.

February 20, 2014

The nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers will resume in Vienna in March. (AFP/Getty/File)
08:20 GMT

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf described the nuclear talks with Iran as “constructive and useful” following a series of negotiations in Vienna this week.