The Iranian File
January 9, 2014
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted on Thursday pursuing the religious deception tactic known as a “taqiyya” in talks with the United States over his country’s nuclear program.
Nuclear talks between major Western powers and Iran resume Thursday in Geneva. The talks will focus on how to implement the landmark November deal, but previous disagreement on technical issues like centrifuges may undermine the accord if compromises are not made on both sides of the table.
January 8, 2014
The United States told reporters Tuesday that Iran's involvement in Syrian peace talks scheduled to take place in Switzerland later this month should be scrutinized since Tehran is helping to "brutalize" Syria.
January 7, 2014
Jack Straw, former British Foreign Secretary, will hold a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday during his visit to Iran, where he is heading a parliamentary delegation.
January 2, 2014
Tehran has called on Lebanon to participate in an ongoing investigation on a Saudi man who is suspect of leading the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the Iranian embassy bombings in November 2013.
Earthquakes shook Iran Thursday, killing at least one and injuring 30.
January 1, 2014
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.