The Iranian File

October 17, 2014

The Vienna talks are meant to create a draft of a final agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

A senior U.S. official said the November 24th deadline on negotiations for Iran's nuclear program would not be extended.

October 15, 2014

"We will make our utmost effort to make the best use of the negotiations in these days in Vienna to settle problems,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to extend nuclear talks in Vienna.

October 12, 2014

The Turbo Commander light aircraft went down in the Sabzpoushan mountainous area in Zahedan.
09:56 GMT

An aircraft belonging to Iranian police forces has reportedly crashed in the southeastern city of Zahedan, leaving all seven people onboard dead.

October 10, 2014

Ghoncheh Ghavami was jailed in Iran for trying to watch a male volleyball match (Image: Facebook)
17:00 GMT

A British-Iranian woman who was jailed in Tehran for watching a men's volleyball game has went on hunger strike after three months in prison.

October 8, 2014

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. [AFP]
13:19 GMT

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani if it receives an official request from Damascus.

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) meets state John Kerry for talks in Vienna over Tehran's nuclear programm. [AFP]
12:24 GMT

Iran and major powers are set to hold multilateral and bilateral nuclear talks in coming days in Vienna, Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

October 7, 2014

Iran's intelligence chief said 'significant' amounts of explosives had been seized in a bomb plot. (AFP file photo)
14:21 GMT

Iran's intelligence ministry said it had seized explosives in a plot to attack one of its holy cities.

October 6, 2014

The Parchin military compound, where the explosion was said to take place on Sunday (AFP/ File Archive).
19:29 GMT

Two people died in an explosion in a nuclear facility near Tehran on Sunday.

Salehi is a correspondent for The National, a UAE based newspaper. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT

Photojournalist Yeganeh Salehi was released on bail while her husband remains in prison.

September 28, 2014

Missiles are on display during an exhibition on the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as part of the "Sacred Defense Week" commemorating the 8-year war on Sept. 28 at a park in northern Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
11:33 GMT

An Iranian general says his forces may attack deep into Iraq if militants approach the country's western border.

September 25, 2014

David Cameron sits with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:12 GMT

Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani met British Prime Minister David Cameron at the UN in the first meeting between both nations since the Iranian revolution in 1979.

September 24, 2014

The deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear policy is this November. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that he believes a nuclear deal can be achieved before the November deadline.

September 22, 2014

US S Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [AFP]
07:58 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.

September 21, 2014

Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi  addresses to the United Nations Security Council next to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [AFP]
08:40 GMT

According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.

September 17, 2014

An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.