The Iranian File

December 28, 2014

Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

An Iranian military general was killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Sunday while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh.

December 19, 2014

The seven-day war game, codenamed "Mohammad Rasolallah," will involve the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Basij (Volunteer) Force, Army Brig. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi told reporters. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Iran will conduct a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country beginning Dec. 25, a senior Iranian military commander announced Thursday.

December 12, 2014

Despite making progress, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany failed to clinch a final nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline during their talks in Vienna. (AFP/File)
14:36 GMT

The European Union has confirmed that the new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 powers will resume on December 17 in Geneva.

December 11, 2014

After the Nov. 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran expired, international negotiators vowed to continue the talks for an additional seven months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is committed to the "tough path" ahead as nuclear negotiations enter a seven month extension phase.

December 10, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  stressed that a final deal over Iran’s nuclear work is possible provided there is political will. (Photo: AFP)
09:08 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level.

December 7, 2014

Mahmoud Vaezi announced that a team of technicians is developing a system to identify all Internet users in Iran. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Iran's telecommunications minister plans to identify all Internet users in Iran.

Iranian officials suggested last month the American journalist might be released soon, but have since extended his detention by 60 days amid an ongoing investigation, according to his family. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Washington Post correspondant Jason Rezaian was charged by an Iranian court Saturday after months of being detained, though his charges remain unclear.

December 3, 2014

An Iranian official denied Pentagon reports of Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

Contrary to Pentagon reports, an Iranian official denied Iranian airstrikes on ISIL in Iraq.

November 27, 2014

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the entire Iranian nation will stand up to excessive demands as the Islamic Republic engages in nuclear negotiations with six world powers.

November 25, 2014

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a statement in Vienna on the status of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program before he leaves Vienna on November 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:21 GMT

The European Union (EU) has extended a freeze on certain sanctions imposed against Iran over the country’s nuclear program after Tehran and six world powers agreed to continue talks for seven more months.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: AFP)
15:18 GMT

Supremem leader talks tough after extension, president hails ‘significant victory’ and says negotiations will lead to deal.

November 24, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (left), Chinese Foreign Minister Yi (center), and US. Secretary of State Kerry (right) pictured together at the Iranian Nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT

Negotiators in the Iranian nuclear talks are working on an agreement to extend the talks an additional seven months, a Western diplomat reports.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference in Vienna, July 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

Nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations could be extended past the November 24 deadline if an agreement isn't reached.

November 23, 2014

At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. (photo: AFP)
21:15 GMT

Officials call November 24 deadline "impossible"; Iran Navy "monitoring" foreign maneuvers after Israel renews threat of military action.

Hezbollah claims that its Iranian "Fateh" missiles can reach Israel with great accuracy. (Wikimedia Commons image)
14:38 GMT

Deputy head Naim Qassem's remarks came after news emerged that Tehran has equipped Hezbollah with a new grade of medium-range missiles.