The Iranian File

November 9, 2013

US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [presstv.ir]
10:53 GMT

US President Barack Obama has briefed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the ongoing nuclear negotiations between P5+1.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at hotel in Geneva November 8, 2013, following his meeting wit U.S Secretary of  State John Kerry and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. [REUTERS]
10:29 GMT

High-stakes talks on Iran's controversial nuclear program to enter an unscheduled third day in Geneva.

November 8, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks near US Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on November 6, 2013 in Jerusalem.
10:52 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he "utterly rejects" the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran.

November 7, 2013

Israel has repeatedly expressed deep concerns over Iran developing its nuclear capabilities. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Israel on Thursday strongly warned the P5+1 powers against easing up its sanctions against Iran.

A UN official speaking at the P5+1 Geneva conference said the world powers are considering temporarily suspending their sanctions against Iran in exchange for a halt in its nuclear program (AFP)
07:27 GMT

A US official speaking in Geneva reportedly said that the world powers are considering temporarily suspending its sanctions against Iran in return for a six-month hiatus of its nuclear program.

Although most Iranians believe that the internationally imposed sanctions are damaging their livelihoods, they also support Iran furthering its nuclear programme. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

A recent Gallup poll shows that 46 percent of Iranians hold the US responsible for the international sanctions they say are damaging the livelihoods of their population.

November 6, 2013

Iran has justified its nuclear program as limited to uranium enrichment for civilian energy, not nuclear weapons fuel (Courtesy of CNN)
04:00 GMT

Iran, Israel and Arab states participated in a secret meeting November 2nd regarding prospects for an international conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The secret meeting precedes Iran's nuclear talks with world powers in Geneva Thursday.

November 5, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said that all of Syria's neighbours -- including Iran -- must be invited to the Geneva II peace talks that world powers hope to hold later this month. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said that all of Syria's neighbours -- including Iran -- must be invited to the Geneva II peace talks that world powers hope to hold later this month.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, attending [BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP]
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that he was not optimistic about the success of nuclear talks with the West,

Islamic Revolutionary Guards [frontpagemag.com]
04:00 GMT

Iran’s semiofficial Mehr news agency says a commander in its Revolutionary Guard has been killed in Syria.

November 4, 2013

Iranians burn US flags outside the former US embassy in Tehran on November 4, 2013, during a demonstration to mark the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover. [Getty Images]
16:10 GMT

Thousands of Iranians shouted 'Death to America' as they demonstrated 34 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound in Tehran, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days.

November 2, 2013

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief inspector Tero Varjoranta talks to the press after a meeting with a delegation from Iran at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. (Image credit: AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iran’s more moderate new leadership has shown willingness to address concerns regardless of progress in parallel talks with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif prior to a meeting in Ankara. (Image credit: AFP)
07:22 GMT

In a sign of a thaw in an important Middle Eastern relationship, both Turkey and Iran said that they share concerns about the increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict.

November 1, 2013

[Alex Wong/Getty Images]
14:07 GMT

The Obama administration has convinced a number of American senators to delay another round of unilateral sanctions against Iran as the most substantive nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers unfold.

October 31, 2013

[SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Image]
18:36 GMT

The Obama administration are pushing lawmakers to hold off on new Iran sanctions