The Iranian File

December 18, 2013

Whether it is Iran’s nuclear program, conflict in Syria, international terrorism, or domestic security, the IRGC is a key decision maker. [standupamericaus]
14:39 GMT

Three Iranian guards were killed after the car they were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb.

December 15, 2013

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters Sunday that Iran is still committed to Geneva talks despite the US blacklist decision this week that "is against the spirit of the deal" (File Archive/AFP)
11:30 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister told reporters Sunday that Iran is still committed to continuing negotiations with world powers despite the United States' recent "unsuitable actions."

These images were e-mailed anonymously to Levinson’s family in 2011. (Photo courtesy: FBI)
06:26 GMT

After denying they knew the whereabouts of missing FBI agent Robert Levinson, Iran has also asked the U.S. for more information on the mission Levinson was completing on Iranian territory when he went missing.

December 12, 2013

US Secretary of State has tried to convince US lawmakers to refrain from enacting legislation that would place more sanctions on Iran (File Archive/AFP)
09:01 GMT

US senators are planning to introduce legislation that imposes new sanction on Iran as soon as this week.

December 11, 2013

Kerry expressed doubts about Iran's willingness to uphold the nuclear deal Tuesday in front of US lawmakers, but continued to urge Congress to lift sanctions nonetheless (File Archive/AFP)
05:53 GMT

Kerry expressed doubts on the nuclear deal with Iran in front of US lawmakers Tuesday, while an EU delegation finalized preparations for its historic trip to Tehran Friday.

December 10, 2013

A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency shows the Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (R) delivering his speech to parliament/ [AFP]
18:06 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The offer was declined by Rouhani.

The Iranian parliament has been pushing to improve Tehran's diplomatic ties with US and European states by forging direct relationships with lawmakers in each country. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT

The Iranian parliament has been pushing to improve Tehran's diplomatic ties with US and European states by forging direct relationships with lawmakers in each country.

December 9, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities. (AFP/File)
19:39 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities.

December 8, 2013

Israeli President Shimon Peres says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani. [AFP]
15:15 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would be prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani, Agence France-Presse reported.

US President Barack Obama speaks about US, Iran and Israel and the Middle East at the 10th Anniversary Saban Forum hosted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, December 7, 2013. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended nuclear diplomacy with Iran, saying talks can achieve greater peace for Israel and the United States than could military action.

December 7, 2013

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during the 9th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 7, 2013. [AFP]
08:38 GMT

Hagel promises US will maintain 35000-strong force in Gulf region despite recent deal with Tehran.

December 6, 2013

Free Syrian Army members at their base on April 21, 2013, in Darkoush, Syria. [Getty Images]
15:34 GMT

The military wing of Syria’s foreign-sponsored opposition says it will not take part in the upcoming Geneva conference on the crisis in Syria, Press TV reports.

 Rep. Duncan Hunter said stopping Iran from gaining nuclear capability was “inevitable.” [Getty Images]
04:00 GMT

California Republican Duncan Hunter says that if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, it should use "tactical" nukes.

December 5, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a joint press conference with US Secretary Of State John Kerry on December 5, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. [Gali Tibbon/Getty Images]
15:20 GMT

Israel’s security is a top priority in talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during his Jerusalem visit Thursday.

December 4, 2013

The envoy exchanges between Iran and the UK marked the beginning of thaw in relations. [Aribiya]
04:23 GMT

A newly appointed envoy from the UK made a historic visit to Tehran on Tuesday breaking the two year lapse in connection.