The Iranian File

November 27, 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech during a press conference at the CICG (Centre International de Conferences Geneve) after talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on November 24, 2013. [AFP/Alexander Klein]
14:22 GMT

US secretary of state delivers video message on interim Iran agreement to American legislators.

Members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria. [presstv.ir]
11:53 GMT

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.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the parliament in Tehran on November 27, 2013. [Getty Images]
11:21 GMT

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

US president: America can't commit itself to endless cycle of violence; senators weigh sanctions legislation that would respect 6-month deadline. [Getty Images]
15:59 GMT

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.

Israel is so small; no small fish can eat big fish": Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani told The Financial Times that Israel does not pose a threat to Iran (AFP/File)
09:35 GMT

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 newspapers headlining the deal made with major powers over Iran's disputed nuclear deal are seen on November 25, 2013 in the capital Riyadh. [AFP]
17:36 GMT

Saudi Arabia cautiously welcome a nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers, saying "good intentions" could lead to a comprehensive solution".

The reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran (Mehr News/AFP/File, Majid Asgaripour)
12:58 GMT

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.

IRAN, Tehran : A handout picture released by the Iranian presidency shows the Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani speaking during a press conference on November 24, 2013 in Tehran a day after world powers forged a deal with Iran in Geneva. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

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

During a press conference Sunday regarding the historic deal between Iran and world powers on the latter's nuclear program, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani reiterated to reporters that his country would "never" seek atomic weapons (File Archive/AFP)
10:54 GMT

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.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pictured here with US Secretary of State John Kerry, announced on Twitter early Sunday that a preliminary deal between Tehran and the world powers had been reached (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)
06:10 GMT

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

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif insists on Iran's right to enrich. [AFP]
13:52 GMT

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 leaves the Intercontinental Hotel on the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear program, on November 9, 2013 in Geneva.[AFP]
10:13 GMT

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.

US President Barack Obama  speaks during a joint press conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem on March 20, 2013. [Getty Images]
04:30 GMT

A senior White House official has said that Israel’s “all-or-nothing” posture demanding a total halt to Iran’s nuclear energy program is a path to war.

November 22, 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends talks flanked by members of his delegation during talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on November 22, 2013. [AFP]
12:59 GMT

Iran and six major world powers have adjourned the first round of the third day of their negotiations over Tehran's nuclear energy program for further internal consultations.

 Intercontinental Hotel during talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on November 21, 2013. [Getty Images]
11:30 GMT

Iran and world powers are struggling to reach an agreement over Tehran's nuclear program with Tehran saying a deal was not yet in sight in the third round of nuclear talks