The Iranian File

October 12, 2013

Iran has been taking a variety of steps to better relations with the international community. (Image credit: AFP)
08:43 GMT

As part of its diplomatic outreach to the West, the administration of Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has cancelled an anti-Israeli conference.

October 10, 2013

This handout image supplied by the IIPA (Iran International Photo Agency) shows a view of the reactor building at an Iranian nuclear power plant as the first fuel is loaded. (Image credit: Getty)
18:05 GMT

An Iranian lawmaker denied reports Iran agreed to shut down the Fordow uranium enrichment facility if sanctions are lifted.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have trained more than 30,000 Hezbollah fighters since the 1980s, according to a recent report. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

A recent report has revealed that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have trained more than 30,000 Hezbollah fighters in Iran and Lebanon since the 1980s.

Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told reporters Wednesday that Iran had more uranium than it needed, but other Iranian MPs have denied his claim (Reuters)
07:35 GMT

Iran's parliament announced Thursday that reports indicating that the country has a surplus of uranium that it plans to use as a "bargaining tool at nuclear talks" are false.

Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah has vowed not to allow Syrian rebels take Syrian towns bordering Lebanon (Reuters)
06:49 GMT

A video posted on the internet showing members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia executing wounded Syrian rebels may reignite political and social tensions throughout the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon.

October 9, 2013

Israel has protested the appointment of Iran to the UN General Assembly's Committee on Disarmament and International Security. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter of protest to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over the appointment of Iran to the UN General Assembly's Committee on Disarmament and International Security.

October 8, 2013

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany meet with Iran over their nuclear program. (Image credit: AFP)
05:52 GMT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that his country has the "absolute right" to enrich uranium.”

October 6, 2013

Netanyahu speaks against lifting sanctions on Iran. [rt.com]
20:56 GMT

Prime Minister Netanyahu urges UN to consider progress of current sanctions in Iran.

Us claims Iran could possibly have nuclear weapon within one year. [guim]
13:21 GMT

In preparation for upcoming meetings between world powers, Iran expresses desires for new proposals regarding nuclear weapons program.

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday.

October 5, 2013

Khamenei has the final say on Iran's foreign policy decisions (AFP)
16:05 GMT

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced early Saturday that President Rouhani's remarks at the UN last week were not completely "appropriate," but his approval of Rouhani's New York trip highlights new flexibility within Iran's foreign policy.

Netanyahu urged the international community Friday to continue sanctions against Iran and not to be tempted by Rouhani's recent diplomacy (Courtesy of Matthew Weaver/The Guardian)
07:24 GMT

Israel’s prime minister said Friday that the international community must not be “tempted” by Iran’s new diplomatic push and lift sanctions imposed over its controversial nuclear program.

October 4, 2013

Iranian newspapers with pictures depicting Iranian and US leaders.  Iranians hope international sanctions that have suffocated the economy could be lifted if relations improve between Tehran and Washington. (Image credit: AFP)
08:19 GMT

The United States has said that it plans to pursue sanctions against Iran.

October 3, 2013

Netanyahu and Kerry, respect among two leaders. [wikimedia]
10:08 GMT

Kerry responds to questions about Netanyaho's speech at the recent UN meeting regarding US openness to a relationship with Iran.

Iran's parliament praised Rouhani's diplomacy with the West in a statement released Wednesday (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:21 GMT

230 out of 290 Iranian parliamentarians signed a statement Wednesday expressing their support for Rouhani for presenting the image of a "powerful and peace-seeking Iran, which seeks talks and interaction for the settlement of regional and international issues."