The Iranian File

July 13, 2014

Iranian officials hope Kerry's presence will help solve remaining differences. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna to join the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.

July 10, 2014

British Foreign Secretary William Hague still believes that the "current negotiations are the best opportunity we have had in years to resolve this issue" on Iran's nuclear program (AFP/File).
13:06 GMT

British Foreign Secretary William Hague states that significant differences remain in the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program.

July 9, 2014

Former Iranian president and influential spiritual leader Hashemi Rafsanjani said that "we share problems (concerning Iraq) with the United States. There is no obstacle for our cooperation" (AFP/File).
12:43 GMT

Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, has claimed that the U.S and Iran could cooperate in countering Iraq's current militant offensive, despite a history of strained relations.

July 6, 2014



Maliki last week vowed to "never give up" on serving an unprecedented third term as the country's premier, despite growing criticism from both opposition and allies of his leadership (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Iranian leadership told the media Sunday that while it backs Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki's bid to continue as the country's premier, Tehran is also ready to support "any candidate chosen by the Iraqi parliament."

July 3, 2014

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stands with member of the UN Security Council in Geneva, November 24, 2013 (File/AFP)
09:54 GMT

Russia remained optimistic about meeting the July 20 deadline with Iran over a nuclear deal with other UN Security Council members.

July 2, 2014

This will be the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 since the preliminary nuclear deal was reached late last year (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The sixth round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 are set to resume Wednesday.

July 1, 2014

An alleged member of ISIS examines an abandoned border crossing on the day that the jihadist group announced their establishment of a renewed Islamic caliphate (ISIS/AFP)
18:20 GMT

Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday that Tehran is ready to supply weapons to Baghdad if Iraqi leadership asks for help, while ISIS front man calls for more jihad during the holy month of Ramadan.

June 30, 2014

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed the importance of strengthening cooperation among regional countries to combat terrorists, stressing that the era of violence and terrorism has passed.

June 25, 2014

The forces were patrolling a town in Kermanshah Province when they were attacked. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT

Three Iranian border guards were killed on the western border with Iraq by unknown gunmen.

June 21, 2014

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with world powers for the next round of nuclear talks on July second (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report this weekend confirming Tehran's commitment to the interim nuclear deal it signed with world powers late last year.

June 20, 2014

The ongoing nuclear talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 will resume on July second next month (File Archive/AFP)
17:25 GMT

Iran and world powers are still searching for common ground on the main issues of the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna says Tehran's Foreign Minister.

Germany's Foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said every "effort as possible" should be made to meet the July 20 deadline (File/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Germany's foreign minister pushed for talks over the Iranian nuclear program to be reached by the July 20 deadline.

June 19, 2014

Iran's nuclear program is controversial among the international community. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 have begun drafting a nuclear deal in the Austrian capital Vienna.

June 18, 2014

Hassan Rouhani said Iran will make every effort to safeguard Shia holy shrines across Iraq (File/AFP)
13:11 GMT

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani said his country will spare no effort to protect holy shrines in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.

The British embassy in Tehran was closed in 2011 after Iranian protesters stormed the building (File/AFP)
11:32 GMT

Iran welcomed the British government's decision to reopen an embassy in Tehran in a move seen to improve ties between both countries.