The Iranian File
November 28, 2013
The Iranian coast guard seized two Saudi fishing vessels that entered Iran's territorial waters, a provincial official said late Wednesday.
In meeting with Majid Takhat Ravanchi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Europe and US Affairs, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt welcomed nuclear agreement between Iran and Group 5+1 in Geneva.
November 27, 2013
he foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Syria before proposed peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22.
US secretary of state delivers video message on interim Iran agreement to American legislators.
Hundreds of Turks have crossed the border into Syria to fight with Al-Qaeda linked jihadists against the Damascus regime, according to a Turkish interior ministry report.
Iran’s Foreign Minister says the country’s enrichment activities at Natanz and Fordow facilities would continue, but at a range of 3.5 to 5 percent purity level, and that their capacities would not be expanded.
November 26, 2013
On a tour of the West Coast, US President Barack Obama directly addressed critics of the deal as "blusterous" players all too comfortable living under a perpetual threat of confrontation.
Former Iranian president and powerful politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said he believes Tehran can sign a comprehensive nuclear agreement with world powers within a year, adding that Israel does not pose a threat to the Islamic Republic.
November 25, 2013
Saudi Arabia cautiously welcome a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, saying "good intentions" could lead to a comprehensive solution".
A poll conducted by daily Israel Hayom revealed that over three quarters of Jewish Israelis believe that Iran will still work towards its nuclear capabilities, whilst nearly 50% thought that Israel should take preemptive military action against the Islamic state.
Qatar has praised Sunday's deal between Iran and the world powers, calling it a positive step towards greater stability in the region as France said some of the sanctions on Iran would be lifted in December.
November 24, 2013
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei hailed Sunday's nuclear deal with world powers, saying that the agreement "seals Tehran's nuclear rights" and reiterating that Iran will "never" seek atomic weapons.
Iran and six world powers have reached a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program and sanctions relief as of early Sunday
November 23, 2013
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said nuclear talks with the major powers had entered a critical stage Saturday and warned that Tehran would not bow to "excessive demands."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a "real opportunity" for talks between Iran and six major world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program to reach an agreement.