The Iranian File

November 19, 2013

Kerry told reporters late Monday that he will not be visiting Israel this weekend (File Archive/AFP)
06:27 GMT

Ahead of this week's commencement of nuclear talks in Geneva aimed to finalize an agreement between Iran and six world powers, US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iran to reach consensus with the international community and also canceled his trip to Israel.

November 18, 2013

Saudi Arabia denied on Monday any contact or cooperation with Israel against Iran’s nuclear program.
18:58 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Monday denied that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use its airspace to attack Iran.

Russian president Vladimir Putin telephoned Iran's president Hassan Rouhani Monday two days ahead of talks in Geneva on Tehran's nuclear program (AFP/Getty Images)
12:43 GMT

In a day full of diplomatic dealings, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Iran's president Hassan Rouhani and met with Syrian government representatives in Moscow.

November 17, 2013

French president Francois Hollande (L) and Israeli President Shimon Peres (R) deliver joint statements to the media at the Israeli president's residence on November 17, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. [Abir Sultan/Getty Images]
16:30 GMT

French President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France will never tolerate nuclear proliferation

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on November 7, 2013. [Fabrice Cofrrini/AFP]
15:10 GMT

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Sunday that Iran has the right to enrich uranium, but does not insist others recognize that right.

US Secretary of State will meet with Netanyahu in Israel on Friday (Courtesy of CNN)
11:51 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will be visiting Israel Friday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iranian nuclear talks and the Palestinian peace process.

November 16, 2013

French President Francois Hollande  and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. {Bob Edme/Getty Images]
12:32 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pressed France to not lower its guard on Iran's nuclear program.

OPCW, the watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal. [Getty Images]
11:36 GMT

The OPCW met Friday to endorse a plan to destroy Syria's deadly poison gas.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarifand Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speak during a meeting on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program on November 9, 2013 in Geneva. [Getty Images]
11:02 GMT

Senior U.S. official said on Friday, it is "quite possible" a deal could be reached when negotiators meet November 20-22 in Geneva.

November 15, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press following his meeting with US Secretary of State at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv on November 8, 2013. [Getty Images]
11:12 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not convinced with IAEA reports and says Iran got enough facilities to produce atomic bomb.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives on Capitol Hill before he briefs members of the Senate Banking Committee behind closed doors about Iran and his recent negotiations in Europe, November 13, 2013. [REUTERS]
09:55 GMT

John Kerry insists no dispute with Israel over nuclear deal and that the two allies share the same goal to guarantee Iran will not have nuclear weapon.

November 14, 2013

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani at a press conference, in Tehran in early 2013. [timesofisrael]
18:25 GMT

After the release of the quarterly report from the IAEA, numbers show that Iran has actually halted its nuclear production since Rouhani has taken office.

All women in Iran are legally obliged to respect a dress code of contour-hiding gowns and headscarves [Reuters]
09:01 GMT

President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the country's morality police to stop arresting women considered to be dressed immodestly.

French President Francois Hollande leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting. (Image credit: AFP)
05:00 GMT

French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama urged Iran to accept the deal presented during recently concluded talks in Geneva.

November 13, 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20. (AFP/File)
05:44 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20.