The Iranian File

October 6, 2013

Netanyahu speaks against lifting sanctions on Iran. []
20:56 GMT

Prime Minister Netanyahu urges UN to consider progress of current sanctions in Iran.

Us claims Iran could possibly have nuclear weapon within one year. [guim]
13:21 GMT

In preparation for upcoming meetings between world powers, Iran expresses desires for new proposals regarding nuclear weapons program.

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday.

October 5, 2013

Khamenei has the final say on Iran's foreign policy decisions (AFP)
16:05 GMT

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced early Saturday that President Rouhani's remarks at the UN last week were not completely "appropriate," but his approval of Rouhani's New York trip highlights new flexibility within Iran's foreign policy.

Netanyahu urged the international community Friday to continue sanctions against Iran and not to be tempted by Rouhani's recent diplomacy (Courtesy of Matthew Weaver/The Guardian)
07:24 GMT

Israel’s prime minister said Friday that the international community must not be “tempted” by Iran’s new diplomatic push and lift sanctions imposed over its controversial nuclear program.

October 4, 2013

Iranian newspapers with pictures depicting Iranian and US leaders.  Iranians hope international sanctions that have suffocated the economy could be lifted if relations improve between Tehran and Washington. (Image credit: AFP)
08:19 GMT

The United States has said that it plans to pursue sanctions against Iran.

October 3, 2013

Netanyahu and Kerry, respect among two leaders. [wikimedia]
10:08 GMT

Kerry responds to questions about Netanyaho's speech at the recent UN meeting regarding US openness to a relationship with Iran.

Iran's parliament praised Rouhani's diplomacy with the West in a statement released Wednesday (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:21 GMT

230 out of 290 Iranian parliamentarians signed a statement Wednesday expressing their support for Rouhani for presenting the image of a "powerful and peace-seeking Iran, which seeks talks and interaction for the settlement of regional and international issues."

October 2, 2013

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival from New York, on September 28, 2013. (AFP)
07:46 GMT

The US' sanctions on Iran are likely to be delayed until after Tehran holds talks over its nuclear capabilities with world powers later this month.

October 1, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN summit Tuesday that Iran is looking to "rush" the production of a nuclear bomb and cannot be trusted (AFP)
18:11 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister told the UN Summit Tuesday not to trust Iran and calls President Rouhani "a wolf in sheep's clothing."

At last year's UN General Assembly meeting, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu used a cartoon bomb to demonstrate how close Iran was to producing a nuclear warhead. Iran has accused Israel of scaremongering in the international community over its nuclear programme. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister told the UN on Tuesday that Israel has been continually lying to the international community over Iran's nuclear programme, hours before Israeli PM Netanyahu is set to address the UN General Assembly in New York.

September 30, 2013

US President Barack Obama (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. (Image Credit: AFP)
18:57 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that all options on Iran including a military strike are on the table

Iran considers resuming direct flights to US. [digitaljournal]
13:32 GMT

President of Iran is open to exploring direct flights from Iran to US.

Oman and Iran talk of potential fuel deal. []
08:46 GMT

Oman hopeful at the prospect of US lifting economic sanctions from Iran thus enabling fuel agreements.

Historic phone call between Iran and the US. []
06:07 GMT

After one fifteen minute call between Presidents of both Iran and the US, leadership takes sides and looks to step further into more talks of relations between the two countries.