The Iranian File
December 31, 2013
Iranian nuclear negotiations continued in Geneva on December 30 and December 31 with progress described as "good" by Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and concurrence on a January implementation date for the interim nuclear agreement signed in November.
December 28, 2013
Iran is in the process of improving its capability to speed up uranium enrichment, it announced Thursday, in a move that could delay nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers.
December 26, 2013
A recent bill put forward by Iranian lawmakers would see the government to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity.
December 23, 2013
In what has been an avoided issue since Rouhani took office, The Iranian President has now stated explicitly to a German newspaper that his focus is to improve relations with the US.
Iran and world powers will suspend negotiations on how to implement the historical, landmark nuclear agreement reached in November until after the Christmas holiday.
December 22, 2013
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the nuclear negotiations with six world powers are moving forward slowly.
Iran issued a statement officially criticizing European parliamentarians for meeting with dissident leaders while visiting the Islamic republic earlier this month.
Former Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi described the country's recent nuclear deal with Western powers as "shocking"and a "big blow" for Iran.
December 21, 2013
Despite a veto threat from US President Barack Obama, hawkish senators in Congress say they will press forward with additional sanctions against Iran by overriding the president’s veto.
Fresh expert-level talks between Iran and six major world powers have entered an unscheduled third day in Geneva aimed at devising mechanisms to implement a landmark interim nuclear deal the two sides reached last month.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed the Syria crisis after negotiators failed to agree on Tehran’s role in upcoming talks, the ministry said Saturday.
Iranian Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Salehi said that Tehran has agreed to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its military facilities, in statements reported on Friday.
December 20, 2013
Negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month, U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
The White House warned on Thursday that it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran, because it could sink a final deal to stop Tehran getting a nuclear bomb.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday that Iran faced two options prior to this month’s nuclear agreement with world powers, either to surrender or go to war.