The Iranian File

November 1, 2013

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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

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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.

October 20, 2013

Israeli PM Netanyahu called for maintaining pressure on Iran en route to Washington Sunday for a scheduled briefing with US representatives on the recent nuclear talks in Geneva (Amos Ben Gershom/Getty Images)
12:39 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged world powers to maintain pressure on Iran Sunday en route to Washington to participate in a briefing on Iran's nuclear program.

October 18, 2013

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) gives a press conference with his Danish counterpart.  Davutoglu denies Turkey shared intelligence with Israel to expose an Israeli spy ring. (Image credit: AFP)
08:47 GMT

Turkey denied a report by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius that claimed it exposed an Israeli spy ring by working closely with Iran.

October 17, 2013

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan reportedly disclosed the identities of ten Iranians who went to Turkey to meet Israeli spies, according to the Washington Post article (Courtesy of Naharnet)
12:16 GMT

A Washington Post article released Thursday reported that Turkey intentionally revealed an Israeli spy ring working inside Iran in early 2012.

October 16, 2013

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) talks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva. [arneruhnau]
06:10 GMT

Discussions on Iran's nuclear weapons efforts continue in Geneva.

October 15, 2013

Iran's Deputy Foreign minister Abbas Araqhchi (L) leaves the media center after the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva. (AFP)
13:09 GMT

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said it had a “good” response to its proposals regarding the standoff over its nuclear program and that the details would be discussed in the afternoon.

The Israeli security cabinet issued a statement on Tuesday warning against easing Iranian sanctions, ahead of a closed door meet in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 powers on Iran's nuclear programme. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT

Ahead of P5+1 talks with Iran over its nuclear weapons programme in Geneva, Israel's security council has warned the international community not to ease up on Iran's sanctions or

October 14, 2013

Israel believes that Iran is close to completing its nuclear programme and has warned against the West easing its sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Netanyahu has been known to dramatise Iran's nuclear capabilities before. (AFP/File)
16:08 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that easing sanctions on Iran would be a "historic mistake", while another Israeli minister called for tough Western pressure on the Islamic Republic.