The Iranian File

February 25, 2014

Iran and Iraq allegedly signed an agreement in November 2013 worth around $195 million that would allow Tehran to sell Baghdad weapons and ammunition for the Iraqi military (Courtesy of Al Akhbar English)
18:15 GMT

Iran allegedly signed a secret arms agreement with Iraq in November last year worth around $195 million in a move that may be considered a violation of the UN Embargo on Iranian arms sales.

February 23, 2014

"Iran, in fact, is getting everything and giving virtually nothing," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. [ AFP]
19:22 GMT

The progress of nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers has provoked the ire of Israel, with the Zionist regime intensifying efforts to derail the negotiations.

All sides involved in the Vienna nuclear talks have hailed the negotiations as constructive. (AFP)
09:45 GMT

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the next round of the expert-level talks between the representatives of Iran and six world powers will be held in Vienna next week.

February 21, 2014

Late last  year, Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss ways to improve relations between the two countries. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT

Iran and the UK normalize relations by re establishing direct contact with one another for the first time since 2011.

February 20, 2014

The nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers will resume in Vienna in March. (AFP/Getty/File)
08:20 GMT

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf described the nuclear talks with Iran as “constructive and useful” following a series of negotiations in Vienna this week.

Iran and the world powers will sit down again in Vienna in March. (AFP)
06:49 GMT

Iran and the six major world powers have agreed on a decisive agenda for the negotiations over Tehran's nuclear capabilities, and will meet again in Austrian capital Vienna for talks in March, an official said Thursday.

February 19, 2014

Jordan and Iran stand on opposing sides when it comes to the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wants to improve the "brotherly relations" between Iran and Jordan, according to Jordanian MP Atef Tarawneh.

Catherine Ashton (L), Vice President of the European Commission and Javad Mohammad Zarif (R), Iranian Foreign Minister pose for a picture prior to the EU 5+1 talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

Iran and the six major world powers are set to start the second day of their fresh talks as part of efforts to reach a permanent agreement on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

February 18, 2014

Iran will not allow mention of its military to be brought up at the Vienna talks, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. (AFP/Getty/File)
11:34 GMT

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has stressed that military issues have “no place” on the agenda of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiations with six major world powers taking place in Vienna, Austria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech at the opening of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 40th Annual Leadership Mission, on February 17, 2014 in Jerusalem. (AFP)
06:55 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the ongoing talks between Iran and six world powers over its nuclear program shortly Tuesday's fresh round of nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria.

February 17, 2014

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released remarks this week indicating that he is not optimistic about the next round of nuclear talks set to commence Tuesday between Tehran and world powers (File Archive)
09:57 GMT

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers will "lead nowhere."

February 13, 2014

Iran will not allow the U.S. to discuss its defense capabilities in the talks over the Islamic Republic's nuclear arsenal. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

A senior Iranian lawmaker has rejected U.S. claims that Iran’s defense capabilities would be part of the nuclear negotiations, saying the nation’s missile program is not a threat to the region.

February 12, 2014

Iran's General Hassan Firouzabadi warned neighboring countries to not let anyone attack Iran from their soil (Courtesy of Persian Umpire)
11:48 GMT

Iran's armed forces chief of staff told reporters Wednesday that Iran is "prepared for a decisive battle" against Israel and the U.S. if attacked.

US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande toast during a State Dinner at the White House. [AFP]
05:33 GMT

President Obama warns that business rushing to get in first with Iran are doing so at their own risk.

February 11, 2014

File photo shows the launch of a single-stage solid-propellant, surface-to-surface Fateh (Victor) missile in Semnan, central Iran. (Photo courtesy of PressTV)
12:02 GMT

Iranian military officials announced the unveiling of two domestically made missiles, something U.S. defense officials said they're monitoring Tuesday.