The Iranian File

September 3, 2014

Minister for Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz. [AFP]
12:33 GMT

A high-level Israeli delegation will travel to Washington next week for talks with American officials ahead of the next round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and P5+1.

September 1, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The Foreign Ministry has denied that Zarif suggested that sanctions be lifted in return for Iran supporting anti-IS efforts (Yuri Kadobnov/ AFP).
16:14 GMT

Iran has dismissed reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif demanded that: “all the sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear activities should be lifted in return for its help in Iraq” in countering the Islamic State.

August 31, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani smiles during a press conference in Tehran on August 30, 2014. [AFP]
07:02 GMT

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will continue nuclear negotiations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

August 28, 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani. [AFP]
12:05 GMT

Russia has expressed optimism about the prospects of Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, saying the negotiations are close to fulfilling Iran's demand that all of its inalienable rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) be safeguarded.

August 27, 2014

Hossein Amir Abdollahian was in Jeddah for talks with Saudi government officials. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

Saudi and Iranian officials met for talks for first time since Hassan Rouhani was elected president in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.

August 26, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling ISIS militants for control of key Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

An Iranian official says Iran has supplied Iraq's Kurdish forces with weapons to aid them in their fight against ISIS militants.

August 25, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [AP]
12:28 GMT

Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.

August 24, 2014

Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.

August 21, 2014

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. [AFP]
06:31 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a new report, confirming Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with six world powers last year.

August 18, 2014

Iran is prone to earthquakes as the country is located on seismic fault lines (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.

August 17, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with Yukiya Amano , Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during a meeting in Tehran on August 17, 2014 ahead of an August 25 deadline for Tehran to answer decade-old allegations of past nuclear weapons research.
15:47 GMT

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.

The IAEA director general is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT

The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.

August 12, 2014

The plane went down only meters away from a densely populated area (Atta Kenare/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.

August 11, 2014

Iranian rescue personnel inspecting the scene of the plane crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on 10 August 2014 (Rouhollah Vahdati / ISNA News Agency / AFP).
13:28 GMT

According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.

August 10, 2014

Iran's security forces stand beside wreckage of the plane near Tehran's Mehrabad airport, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:31 GMT

An Iranian plane crashed Sunday near the country's capital, Tehran, killing at least 40 people including several children.