The Iranian File

November 26, 2013

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

November 21, 2013

The head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah gives a speech during a massive Shiite Muslim commemoration in southern Beirut on November 14, 2013. [Getty Images]
14:04 GMT

Nasrallah discussed Thursday the recent deadly attack against the Islamic republic's embassy in Beirut with Iranian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Netanyahu's meeting with Putin left no lasting impression on the Kremlin, even before the meeting started (Reuters)
12:25 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow Wednesday to urge Russia to take "a harder line" on nuclear negotiations with Iran has "fallen flat," and Israeli media is not going to let the PM forget it.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meet with other officials at the start of closed-door nuclear talks in Geneva on November 20, 2013.
11:16 GMT

Catherine Ashton and Mohammad Javad Zarif are meeting in Geneva following what were described as "positive" discussions on Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

The talks in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 ended after less than 10 minutes on Wednesday, emphasising the uphill battle that lies ahead for world leaders as they strive to resolve international issues over Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
19:15 GMT

A senior US official said Wednesday that arriving at a nuclear deal with Iran in the renewed round of talks in Geneva would be "very hard", shortly after talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 ended after 10 minutes.