The Iranian File

November 12, 2013

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.

Deputy minister Safdar Rahmat Abadi was shot dead on Sunday evening. (Image courtesy of Naharnet)
05:40 GMT

Deputy minister of industry killed in Iran on Sunday. No suspects named at this time but ties to US and Israeli relations are being discussed.

November 10, 2013

“We are not blind, and I don’t think we're stupid.” US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, November 10, 2013. (AFP)
16:46 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said that the US is not blind or stupid in its ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, adding that there has been no change in the Obama administration's commitment to Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he was glad that no deal had arisen out of the Geneva conference over Iran's nuclear weapons, adding that he would do all in power to persuade world leaders not to negotiate with the Islamic Republic. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he was glad that no deal had arisen out of the Geneva conference over Iran's nuclear weapons, adding that he would do all in power to persuade world leaders not to negotiate with the Islamic Republic.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country will not bow to any threats or sanctions that compromise Iran's right to enrich uranium. (AFP)
08:19 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that his country's right to enrich uranium were "red lines" that Iran will not give up.

With no agreement made on Iran's nuclear program, world powers will meet again in one week to continue talks. [timesofisrael]
04:28 GMT

After days of meetings and discussions with world powers in Geneva, no agreement was made regarding the long term plan for Iran's nuclear program.

November 9, 2013

William Hague, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle and EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton at the talks in Geneva. [Jean-Christophe Bott/AP]
16:15 GMT

Nuclear negotiations in Geneva regarding Iran's nuclear program have come to an abrupt halt over disagreements in details of the text.

Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly last September. [AP]
15:41 GMT

As Secretary of State John Kerry it trying to close an interim nuclear deal with Iran, Netanyahu warns U.S against striking a deal with Iran on nukes.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks to the press following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Iran nuclear talks in Geneva, Nov. 9, 2013. [Reuters]
13:42 GMT

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday warned of dubious Iran nuclear deal

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.