The Iranian File

November 16, 2013

OPCW, the watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal. [Getty Images]
11:36 GMT

The OPCW met Friday to endorse a plan to destroy Syria's deadly poison gas.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarifand Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speak during a meeting on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program on November 9, 2013 in Geneva. [Getty Images]
11:02 GMT

Senior U.S. official said on Friday, it is "quite possible" a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva.

November 15, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press following his meeting with US Secretary of State at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on November 8, 2013. [Getty Images]
11:12 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not convinced with IAEA reports and says Iran got enough facilities to produce atomic bomb.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives on Capitol Hill before he briefs members of the Senate Banking Committee behind closed doors about Iran and his recent negotiations in Europe, November 13, 2013. [REUTERS]
09:55 GMT

John Kerry insists no dispute with Israel over nuclear deal and that the two allies share the same goal to guarantee Iran will not have nuclear weapon.

November 14, 2013

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani at a press conference, in Tehran in early 2013. [timesofisrael]
18:25 GMT

After the release of the quarterly report from the IAEA, numbers show that Iran has actually halted its nuclear production since Rouhani has taken office.

All women in Iran are legally obliged to respect a dress code of contour-hiding gowns and headscarves [Reuters]
09:01 GMT

President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the country's morality police to stop arresting women considered to be dressed immodestly.

French President Francois Hollande leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting. (Image credit: AFP)
05:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama urged Iran to accept the deal presented during recently concluded talks in Geneva.

November 13, 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20. (AFP/File)
05:44 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20.

Iran talks have been at the top of the agenda as Kerry travels in the Middle East connecting with regional leaders. [wbur]
04:24 GMT

On the tail end of talks regarding Iran's nuclear program, the White House warns US Congress that war is an option on the table should Iran's progress in talks regarding its nuclear program fail.

November 12, 2013

US Navy handout image shows an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hauling cargo from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) during a replenishment-at-sea in the Gulf of Aden. (AFP)
12:46 GMT

The Yemeni crew on board a vessel charged with smuggling arms from Iran earlier this year have been sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison by a court in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a news conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva this weekend. He slammed the US on Tuesday for "spinning" the coverage of the Geneva talks. (AFP)
09:29 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday lashed out at the U.S., saying that divisions between Western powers accounted for the failure of nuclear talks in Geneva last week.

"We were very very close actually, extremely close," US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday about the weekend's nuclear talks with Iran (AFP)
07:08 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry told the BBC Tuesday that the world powers came close to striking a deal with Iran at Geneva over the weekend, and that the ideological differences between the US and Iran will not derail the talks over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.

November 11, 2013

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi (L) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano, take part in a press conference in Tehran. (Image credit: AFP)
16:22 GMT

Iran says it will permit the International Atomic Energy Agency to start inspecting a heavy-water reactor in Arak and a uranium mine.

Angry protestors in Tehran stormed the British embassy two years ago causing the two countries to sever ties (Getty)
13:04 GMT

Britain told reporters Monday that it renewed diplomatic relations with Iran two years after an angry mob vandalized the British embassy in Tehran.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has arrived in Tehran for talks following the Geneva conference. (AFP)
08:14 GMT

The head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano arrived in Tehran on Monday to continue talks with the Iranian government on its nuclear program.