The Iranian File

April 17, 2014

In return for Iran's cooperation under the UN Geneva deal, six world powers granted the Islamic state some sanction relief (Joe Klamar/AFP)
19:37 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said Iran diluted half of its uranium, complying with an interim agreement between Tehran and six world powers including the U.S., France, U.K. and Germany.

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif represents Iran during the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Iran and six world powers will meet in New York City in May to resume talks about Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 16, 2014

The U.S. has refused to issue Iran's new UN envoy a visa to the U.S. due to Aboutalebi's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution (AFP)
07:17 GMT

The U.S. has refused to issue a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.

April 15, 2014

Yuval Steinitz is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT

Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz recently criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his comments on Iran's nuclear program.

April 12, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, said Sunday that Iran would pursue legal action against the United States' decision to deny Aboutalebi a visa. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

Iranian officials said there is no alternative to Hamid Aboutalebi, their pick for U.N. Ambassador.

April 9, 2014

Iran is likely to continue its uranium enrichment program under the final agreement say some delegates (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
07:21 GMT

Iranian negotiators told media outlets Tuesday following high-level talks in Vienna that a final nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers will be completed within the next six months.

April 8, 2014

Iran's appointment of Hamid Abutalebi comes amid nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. (photo courtesy: elojodigital.com)
15:49 GMT

Tehran's appointment, Hamid Abutalebi, is accused of taking part in the occupation of the US embassy in November 1979.

Zarif said his talks with the P5+1 were "useful" but said that no final deal is yet being drafted. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet.

April 7, 2014

Iran's FM Javad Zarif will meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Monday evening (File Archive/AFP)
10:52 GMT

Iran's nuclear negotiation team, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet with the EU's foreign policy chief Monday evening in preparation of Tuesday's high-level nuclear negotiations.

April 6, 2014

Menendez accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" over the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT

At a conference in New York City on Sunday, several prominent members of America's Israeli lobby accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" and seeking to ruin a nuclear deal with world powers.

The next round of nuclear talks will begin on Tuesday and will be attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will soon begin drafting a final nuclear agreement.

April 4, 2014

The P5 + 1 and Iran aim to reach an agreement about Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iran and the P5 + 1 are meeting to discuss Iran's disputed nuclear program.

April 3, 2014

The Iranian government says the tests done at Arak are for cancer research. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. analysts say changes to Iran's Arak reactor could prevent it from producing nuclear weapons and still allow it to be useful for research.

March 23, 2014

A group of U.S. senators want Obama to be stricter and tougher with Iran during the ongoing nuclear negotiations. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

A group of U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to take a firm stance on Iran amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.

March 21, 2014

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad frequently denied that the Holocaust had occurred. During the end of his presidency, Ahmadinejad publicized that Holocaust denial was a major achievement during his time in office. (AFP/File)
11:53 GMT

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments threaten to inflame tensions between Western powers and Iran as talks over Tehran's nuclear program continue.