The Iranian File

October 3, 2013

Iran's parliament praised Rouhani's diplomacy with the West in a statement released Wednesday (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:21 GMT

230 out of 290 Iranian parliamentarians signed a statement Wednesday expressing their support for Rouhani for presenting the image of a "powerful and peace-seeking Iran, which seeks talks and interaction for the settlement of regional and international issues."

October 2, 2013

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani waves to supporters as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival from New York, on September 28, 2013. (AFP)
07:46 GMT

The US' sanctions on Iran are likely to be delayed until after Tehran holds talks over its nuclear capabilities with world powers later this month.

October 1, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN summit Tuesday that Iran is looking to "rush" the production of a nuclear bomb and cannot be trusted (AFP)
18:11 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister told the UN Summit Tuesday not to trust Iran and calls President Rouhani "a wolf in sheep's clothing."

At last year's UN General Assembly meeting, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu used a cartoon bomb to demonstrate how close Iran was to producing a nuclear warhead. Iran has accused Israel of scaremongering in the international community over its nuclear programme. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister told the UN on Tuesday that Israel has been continually lying to the international community over Iran's nuclear programme, hours before Israeli PM Netanyahu is set to address the UN General Assembly in New York.

September 30, 2013

US President Barack Obama (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. (Image Credit: AFP)
18:57 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that all options on Iran including a military strike are on the table

Iran considers resuming direct flights to US. [digitaljournal]
13:32 GMT

President of Iran is open to exploring direct flights from Iran to US.

Oman and Iran talk of potential fuel deal. []
08:46 GMT

Oman hopeful at the prospect of US lifting economic sanctions from Iran thus enabling fuel agreements.

Historic phone call between Iran and the US. []
06:07 GMT

After one fifteen minute call between Presidents of both Iran and the US, leadership takes sides and looks to step further into more talks of relations between the two countries.

September 28, 2013

President Rouhani has been greeted by supporters and hardliners after returning to Iran from the U.N. General Assembly session in New York. (Image credit: AFP)
15:35 GMT

A shoe was thrown at Iranian President Hasan Rouhani as he returned from a stirring round of diplomacy with the United States during the recently concluded U.N. General Assembly in New York.

The Wall Street Journal reported that US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been briefed on the intrusion by Iranian hackers. (Image credit: AFP)
08:03 GMT

Iranian hackers have allegedly breached an unclassified U.S. Navy computer system providing email and an intranet service.

After a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, US President Barack Obama expressed hope over the possibility of reaching an agreement. (Image credit: AFP)
06:16 GMT

US President Barack Obama placed a telephone call to his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rouhani. The two leaders expressed a desire to resolve a stand-off over Iran's nuclear program.

September 27, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif have held historic talks at the UN on Thursday (Image Credit: AFP)
06:05 GMT

Top officials from the United States and Iran met in New York. These talks mark the highest level contacts between the two nations since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

September 26, 2013

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani spoke at a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference ahead of a historic meeting between Iran and major Western powers. (Image credit: AFP)
15:43 GMT

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has called for Israel's alleged nuclear weapons to be put under international control.

Iranian President Rouhani says settling the nuclear file with the West and Israel is one of his main responsibilities as the head of government (AFP)
08:20 GMT

Iranian President Rouhani wants nuclear deal with the West and Israel within a three or six-month timetable.

September 25, 2013

Rouhani's UN speech was slammed by Netanyahu, who rejected Iran's calls for discussion on nuclear weapons. (AFP)
07:32 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the speech made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN for being hypocritical, despite Rouhani offering olive branches in the form of his willingness to discuss nuclear weapons and condemning the Holocaust.