The Iranian File

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

October 29, 2013

IAEA's Tero Varjoranta and Iran's Reza Najafi reported that they will meet again in Tehran November 11 as a follow-up to the "positive" talks in Vienna (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
14:42 GMT

Iran's meeting with the UN's nuclear watchdog in Vienna Tuesday was reportedly "productive." A second round of meetings in Tehran will commence on November 11.

Obama and Netanyahu discuss Israel-Palestine peace efforts. [algemeir]
06:27 GMT

Obama and Netanyahu met to discuss Israel and Palestinian peace efforts.

October 28, 2013

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi will meet with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Monday in Vienna (Courtesy of Press TV)
06:58 GMT

Iranian negotiators will meet in Vienna this week to prepare for the upcoming nuclear talks with world powers in Geneva.

October 26, 2013

 An Iranian surface to surface Zelzal missile is driven past portraits of Iran's late founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Khomeini . (Image credit: Getty)
16:28 GMT

Iranian authorities on Saturday have reportedly hanged 16 “rebels” of an unspecified armed group in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards near the frontier with Pakistan, local media said.

October 25, 2013

Iran could produce enough uranium for a nuclear bomb [AP]
09:35 GMT

A new assessment by the U.S Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) says Iran could produce enough uranium to make a nuclear bomb.

October 22, 2013

Tehran took over the Bushehr nuclear facility last month. The power plant produces 1,000 megawatts of electricity from its nuclear reactor (Courtesy of Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA)
15:42 GMT

Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced Tuesday that Tehran will open its fuel production line for its nuclear power plant within three months and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi called on the UN to reform sanction policies on developing countries globally.