The Iranian File

May 18, 2014

“Opportunity shouldn’t be missed again like in 2005,” Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
11:41 GMT

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers is “possible” if the parties to the talks with the Islamic Republic do away with “illusions.”

May 15, 2014

The U.S. and several European countries are keen to begin monitoring just where Hezbollah gets its money from. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

Sources close to the central command at Hezbollah say the party has begun to take budget-cutting measures due to the shortage of Iranian aid caused by the Islamic Republic’s tough economic situation.

May 14, 2014

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi are representing Iran in the nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says the U.S. must make tough decisions when it comes to the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1.

May 13, 2014

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif heads Iran's negotiating team. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 will begin a new round of nuclear talks in Vienna today.

A handout picture released by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on May 11, 2014 shows him sitting next to the captured US drone and its copy, at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force exhibition in Tehran (AFP Photo)
06:22 GMT

A ceremony was held in Iran to recognize its reverse-engineering feat, displaying both the U.S. drone and its Iranian copy.

May 11, 2014

Negotiations between Iran and the West are progressing, with some believing that a final deal on Iran's nuclear status can be reached in the coming months. (photo courtesy: aei-ideas.org)
17:34 GMT

Ayatollah Khamenei said that any reduction in missiles would be foolish when the West continues to threaten Iran.

Rouhani’s remarks come ahead of a fresh round of high-level nuclear talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed Western allegations that the Islamic Republic is pursuing a secret nuclear program.

May 7, 2014

Eric Lerner is a prominent scientist and researcher in America (Image: Smallplanet.com)
18:00 GMT

U.S. science writer Eric Lerner is working with Iranian researchers to producer cheaper and greener energy, Press TV reports.

Iran and the P5+1 have been working since late 2013 to reach a nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Iranian diplomats suggested that Israel is attempting to torpedo the nuclear deal between the P5 +1 group of world powers and Iran, The Guardian newspaper reported.

May 6, 2014

The IAEA inspectors are expected to visit the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan concentration plant in Yazd on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed on how the Agency will carry out inspections of the Arak heavy water plant in central Iran.

May 5, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union, in Tehran, during a previous round of nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 group are set to resume expert-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear energy program in New York, an Iranian official says.

The deal, which was clinched last November and took effect in January, paves the way for the full resolution of the dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in Tehran to discuss with Iranian officials a safeguards approach for the country’s Arak heavy water plant in line with an agreement reached between Tehran and the IAEA.

May 4, 2014

Iran said that southern Lebanon is now its first line of defence. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

A senior Iranian military official described south Lebanon as Iran’s first line of defense, an Iranian News Agency reported over the weekend.

May 3, 2014

The international community has criticized Iran in the past for its crackdown on the internet and other popular social media outlets. (Photo courtesy: news.softpedia.com)
10:29 GMT

Iran already banned other popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the past.

April 30, 2014

The U.S. restrictions come into play after a deal between Iran and five members of the UN Security Council to relieve sanctions in November 2013 (File/AFP)
16:35 GMT

The U.S. has stepped up unilateral sanctions against Iran by banning companies from China and the UAE from having any connection with Tehran.