The Iranian File

December 10, 2013

A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency shows the Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (R) delivering his speech to parliament/ [AFP]
18:06 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The offer was declined by Rouhani.

The Iranian parliament has been pushing to improve Tehran's diplomatic ties with US and European states by forging direct relationships with lawmakers in each country. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT

The Iranian parliament has been pushing to improve Tehran's diplomatic ties with US and European states by forging direct relationships with lawmakers in each country.

December 9, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities. (AFP/File)
19:39 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities.

December 8, 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani. [AFP]
15:15 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would be prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani, Agence France-Presse reported.

US President Barack Obama speaks about US, Iran and Israel and the Middle East at the 10th Anniversary Saban Forum hosted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, December 7, 2013. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended nuclear diplomacy with Iran, saying talks can achieve greater peace for Israel and the United States than could military action.

December 7, 2013

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during the 9th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 7, 2013. [AFP]
08:38 GMT

Hagel promises US will maintain 35000-strong force in Gulf region despite recent deal with Tehran.

December 6, 2013

Free Syrian Army members at their base on April 21, 2013, in Darkoush, Syria. [Getty Images]
15:34 GMT

The military wing of Syria’s foreign-sponsored opposition says it will not take part in the upcoming Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria, Press TV reports.

 Rep. Duncan Hunter said stopping Iran from gaining nuclear capability was “inevitable.” [Getty Images]
04:00 GMT

California Republican Duncan Hunter says that if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, it should use "tactical" nukes.

December 5, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a joint press conference with US Secretary Of State John Kerry on December 5, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. [Gali Tibbon/Getty Images]
15:20 GMT

Israel’s security is a top priority in talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during his Jerusalem visit Thursday.

December 4, 2013

The envoy exchanges between Iran and the UK marked the beginning of thaw in relations. [Aribiya]
04:23 GMT

A newly appointed envoy from the UK made a historic visit to Tehran on Tuesday breaking the two year lapse in connection.

December 3, 2013

Former Iranian president Mahmood Ahmadinejad's debate invitation was reportedly "welcomed" by Rouhani under the condition that the former president respects the truth during the debate (File Archive)
15:01 GMT

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on current president Hassan Rouhani Tuesday to debate "baseless and unfair" allegations that he is responsible for Iran's dire economic situation.

Jimmy Carter was the last U.S. president to visit Iran, back before the Islamic revolution in 1979 and the subsequent hostage crisis. [Reuters]
05:31 GMT

Amid rumors that US President Obama is planning a visit to Iran, the White House issued a statement denying that Obama has any plans to drop into the region in 2014.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani [Getty Images]
04:00 GMT

Britain’s new envoy to Tehran will visit Iran Tuesday for the first time since a thaw in relations between the two countries who severed ties two years ago, reported Agence France-Presse.

December 2, 2013

Iran's FM Zarif is meeting with top GCC officials as part of a regional tour to assure Gulf States that Tehran's nuclear deal is in the interest of the region (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
08:28 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Saudi Arabia Monday to cooperate with Tehran on "[achieving regional] stability."

December 1, 2013

Iran's Deputy FM Abbas Araqchi told reporters that "we are in no way optimistic about [the West world powers]-we are pessimistic- and we have told them that we cannot trust you" (Courtesy of Press TV)
11:24 GMT

Iran and six world powers will meet next week to develop steps to implement the historic deal reached in late November on Tehran's nuclear program.